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Miscellaneous / Re: Accent lighting
« on: 10/13/17 09:47AM »
OK - we are still running a discount code for the fact that we are in a new space here in Montebello - after registering, you can use "NEWDIGS17" for a 15% discount on everything. Registration page here:

Oh, and RDTodd - there's a gift getting shipped next week for your night fishing adventures...

Miscellaneous / Re: Accent lighting
« on: 10/12/17 06:17PM »
No, they can be wired into the brake power lead to turn red when brakes applied, but it's a single circuit system. Sorry, still have to grab the discount code...

If you need a calmer person to get the bike home, let me know.

Sorry about your foot, hope it heals quickly!

Miscellaneous / Re: Accent lighting
« on: 10/10/17 10:25PM »
You can check out, and I'll post a discount code for y'all tomorrow... if you want to pick up in person,  let me know before you place an order,  and we can arrange it. Offices are in Montebello. Storm trooper has our lights and speakers on his cruiser.

Off Topic / Re: Lyle, other east Anaheim check in!
« on: 10/10/17 10:19PM »
Just saw on Facebook that their place survived, ash on every thing and the house smells of smoke but was not burned.

Suzuki / Re: 2001 SV 650 Koso RX2N Install help!
« on: 09/29/17 11:01AM »
Verify that you have the correct wiring diagram for the 2001. Is it an S model? Round nose fairing?

This thread on SVRider may be of some help:

Seen at AIMExpo.

It was raining pretty good coming up the 5 from San Diego this evening (Fri night). If you go, take it easy for a few laps to find the dirty spots.

Misc / Re: Long Beach Motorcycle Show - 2017
« on: 08/30/17 01:03PM »
I'll be relaxing in Italy after attending the EICMA show in Milan for work, so missing this year's IMS Long Beach. Probably attending all the rest of them, though.

Let us know which Scorpion lid you be rockin' - the R series usually have room for glasses, but I know the EXO 500 did not. You may be able to remove a little padding from the cheek pads where the bows pass through to make more room. Many have done it.

If ...

Now now thepretender, no need for being insulting. Keep it civil.

Rockrat, I'm not the perfect rider that you make yourself out to be.  I'm human with emotions and I'm subject to make mistakes when I'm under stress.  So please save it for the newbies!

I can't stand people who think they're so perfect that they feel they need to judge & lecture others.  Ride your own ride and I will ride mine.

I don't make myself out to be the perfect rider. But you said...
Well, the Mom driving the car could have easily just de-escalated the situation, and even more important was she had a young child in the car.  She had more of a responsibility to do so.
I hate it when people say "Well, the other person should have taken the high road."

I'm sorry you feel that I'm lecturing, and please, ride your own ride.

So, Rogue, when you are faced with a situation where somebody does something stupid in a car, and you are on your bike, what do you do?

It DOESN'T MATTER what the "mom with child" did to upset the rider. The rider is at a severe disadvantage, and it is up to the rider to keep themselves safe. You don't play chicken with a bulldozer when you are in a compact car, do you? So don't play chicken with any 4 wheeled vehicles when on a bike. Why? BECAUSE YOU WILL LOOSE EVERY TIME.

It's not about personal responsibility for "who should back down first" - I agree that it should not have happened, and yes the mother with a child "should" take the responsible action and back off rather than hurting someone. However, it's your life - ride like it means something to you, or someone will assume you don't want to keep living.

Sorry to hear about the Givi... I'm in the market for a new box as well.

Sunday on the way home from Clovis, the plastic mount plate for my el-cheapo box broke just away from the Chevron at the 33/41 (Reef Station) intersection. Had to leave the box behind. Key is in the lock if anyone wants it. Glad all my stuff was in a backpack in the box, but then had to ride home with a backpack.

Local shop near me swears by sprockets from Drive Systems USA in HB:,-118.0320134,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x817b7a8bc740608!8m2!3d33.7429518!4d-118.0248624

They said you can get a chain/sprocket combo pack from them with your choice of chain brands.Any of the big name chains will be fine.

Off Topic / Re: Book Club (Mystery books)
« on: 07/12/17 09:25AM »
If it was a SciFi book club... ;)

Orlando...NY is just a city with traffic and drinking/dining

At least in Orlando you have tourist attractions

"Just a city" he says... It all depends on what your interests are. Art? Theater? NY. Sun? Water? Theme parks? Orlando.

Letting one bad apple ruin your opinion of them all might be a little extreme, but I understand how it feels.

Trust me, my experience with a King County sheriff in Seattle was worse... Car impounded, several hours behind bars, major fine. Because I drifted a little on gravel strewn across a roadway while making a left turn, and he said I "fishtailed", and was EXTREMELY agitated during the stop while I sat quietly. Called me names, shouted, all kinds of behavior unbecoming an officer...

Admittedly, the car looked "boy racer" - lowered black BMW E30 M3... Nothing special other than being 1-1/2" lower than stock and stiff as a board.

CHP did actually touch on this.

Technically, the rules state that you must be within the lane, not on the lines. That's the way the code is written. The CHP officer at the event admitted that most of the time, if you are otherwise riding safely, he would ignore it (depending on traffic, width of lanes, etc. etc). But that is up to the individual discretion of the officer at the time. Technically speaking, riding on the lines is an infraction of the law.

Photobucket no longer allowing the display of images anywhere without monumental charges... :(

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