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"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Re: Ride To GMR - Sunday 10/22
« on: 10/24/17 07:51AM »
Man i wish i could have been there. Love that ride. Working straight through the weekend but finishing soon.
I heard Little T is officially open if you guys are interested in putting that area back in the rotation.
Ooh! I love Little T, definitely on the to do list, although I'm probably going to be MIA for the next few rides as I have a couple of bikes I want to attend to, mostly my 01 and getting it inspected so I can re-register it, as well as prep it for a couple more track days in November. Plus the 09 has a few upgrades and maintenance items I need to get done, sooner rather than later.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Suspension Tuning
« on: 10/24/17 07:46AM »
Speaking of Dave Moss, he has an affiliation with Catalyst Reaction, which has a location in Tustin. I've been watching some of Dave's videos and learning a lot, definitely worth grabbing a peek at some of them.

I have been shopping for a new helmet by AGV. That one is well out of my price range. All of his helmets are amazingly original and creative. Have never owned an AGV lid. Is the K3 too low end for an every day rider? Is it worth stepping up to a K5 or GP Veloce?
Go to the D-Store in Costa Mesa, they have a whole assortment of AGV helmets.

Donít know Drew or have any personal experience with him but sometimes the perfect storm comes along and can really make a mess of things. The situation being what it is, I say move onward see if you can find a solution elsewhere. Although OCMoto is great for general motorcycle info maybe seek a forum specific to your bike. Like Rogue, I have VFRs and the amount of knowledge and support for these bikes on VFR specific forums sure does make short work of finding a solution.

Good luck but donít dwell on the situation that you cannot change, look ahead for a solution.

Although a little over weight compared to the 600 and even most modern 1000 bikes, I find my 01 VFR to be a great and comfortable track bike. Iíve been to Chuckwalla, Fontana, Laguna Seca and Sears Point on it and have had no issues. Even got a compliment from a rider on an R1 who thought me and my friend, who also had an 01 VFR, were making it look like we had ďrealĒ track bikes!

You will get passed by just about every liter bike out there with a competent rider aboard, even some 600 class bikes with the same onboard but honing the craft is what a track day is for me, not to be ďfirstĒ, thatís for racing and if that were the case then the VFR would be out classed a bit.

Iíve trimmed some weight off of mine with replacing the stock 01 headers with lighter 98-99 headers, removed the passenger pegs, replaced the stock exhaust can with a Two Brothers carbon fiber can and replaced the stock battery with a lighter lithium unit. I donít know the exact amount trimmed but it feels good on the track. I will say that the stock suspension might be a little less than desired for the track, I had my front end rebuilt to suit my weight and for track riding, even added rebound adjusters. The rear was replaced with a Penske shock, which was also rebuilt to suit weight and ridng type.

got some decent vid from the helmet cam. will try to upload later if anyone cares
My rear camera didn't seem to work too well but the front one did capture stuff. I still need to edit it down to view-able lengths. @Breakdirt, the roads in Malibu are twisty and bumpy, the DR has the suspension to soak up the bumps and plenty of ground clearance to handle the curves.

Thanks to all for joining. As Capt.Bob mentioned to me this morning, going early sure does leave a lot of room on the road for us! It was also nice that the few cars we did encounter pulled over and let us pass. Although later in the afternoon when thepretender and I broke off from the group, we encountered a van that seemed to not want to let us by and when he did it was a few corners away from a road closure.

There was a motorcycle accident about half way through Latigo Canyon and they made us turn around. Not sure the condition of the rider or what actually happened but there were quite a few emergency vehicles attending to the scene. Hopefully the people involved are OK.

Working...8 days straight! Grrrr
You need a need line of work!  ;)

What? Too early to ride people?! Best time to experience Malibu is before all the craziness starts...

Off Topic / Re: Lyle, other east Anaheim check in!
« on: 10/09/17 03:50PM »
0 percent containment 2500 acre fire  :(
He chimed in on FB and is OK but did have to evacuate...

Miscellaneous / Re: Accent lighting
« on: 10/04/17 05:00PM »
Can any members recommend someone to help fix or replace accent lighting (LEDs)? Please message me.

Trying to fix up my girls Ninja.

If he doesn't see this and respond soon, maybe PM R0ckrat, he works for a company that offers accent lighting for motorcycles.

Racing Headquarters / Re: Fib-Tib break for Rossi
« on: 09/20/17 07:58AM »
He said he was heading to Aragon and if he's declared fit to ride he's going to try. He admits that riding the M1 is much different than riding his R1, so he should have his final answer after FP1. Michael van Derek Mark is still listed as being his replacement if Rossi doesn't race.

I have one you can have. Will send a picture and measure the O.D. to see if it will work. Works with Honda VFR800 for reference
thatd be awesome! thanks! I looked online and it looks like they are different sized pins, but it should work for the time being until I can order a replacement pin.
If the Honda pin is too big, you can probably have a machine shop turn in on a lathe to the right size. Although it might cost you about the same you wouldn't have to wait as long to get it.

On some or most ppl I suppose, it's one of the stages of "growing up" on two wheels, going up the canyons and treats it as local track. I was once a dumb 20 years old thinking I'm the fastest man on hwy 18, Idywild, and Palomar. I'm lucky to be alive.  But if you riding around with nice bike, expensive gear that were bought new and think twice to buy a track day, don't substitute canyon as one. Stick to bike nights, Starbucks and/or work on bikes (I do all three, no shame in that)... better that than ended up dead and took someone that's not at fault with you.
With great power comes great responsibility! I think what helped me as well as some of my riding buddies was having a mentor, someone who could teach and preach what it is to ride a motorcycle. Having someone who can give you the finer points of riding and/or help keep you "in check", can make big difference in your learning and survival rate.

Yes, at 20 something we all think we are invincible but when you see others, often older riders, not able to handle a bike, it sure does make you stop and think, unless your ego is too big that is. Knowing your and your bike's limitations can go a long way in making it a long and prosperous riding lifestyle. I always stress to anyone who asks about getting on a motorcycle the dangers of it, I tell them that it is not for everyone and there are serious repercussions if you don't pay attention or take riding seriously. I will also tell them the great enjoyment they can get from it too but that there is a lot more to it than taking an entry level riding course and hopping on and riding. Glad you were able to keep yourself alive!

Let's ride smart and safe out there guys, I'd like to be able to meet more of you and hopefully get to know more about you. So far I have met a lot of members here and often ride with a few of them consistently, I'd like to keep that trend going.

What makes this incident even more tragic is that these riders were so young. I get the challenge of riding fast on twisty roads, I've done it, I do it but I don't take it beyond my or my bike's capabilities, that to me is the most important thing to remember, on the track you can push 85%+ but never on the street IMO.

RIP riders.

"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Re: Ride To GMR - Sunday 9/17
« on: 09/17/17 07:59AM »
Not one to flake normally but wasn't feeling great this morning, so had to back out. Have a good ride!

According to the description, the truck cut the biker off. 

This "19-year-old kid" picked a fight all because he was cut off?  And lost no less.

Motto of the day:    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
This always cracks me up, even if you're in the "right" battling against a larger vehicle, or in this case a larger individual isn't the wisest choice to make. Here, he just got his ass kicked, in other cases much worse happens to both rider and motorcycle. Choose your battles wisely folks!

Racing Headquarters / Re: Fib-Tib break for Rossi
« on: 09/11/17 11:08AM »
It was announced today that Michael Vander Mark of WSBK will be replacing substituting for Rossi for the Aragon race.


Rossi interview.... had me rolling on the floor:
That was funny!

another bump...Make an offer if you don't like the price.

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