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Gear For Sale / Re: Simpson M50 Large Helmet - New
« on: 08/14/20 08:32AM »
Helmet is sold!

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Gear For Sale / Re: Simpson M50 Large Helmet - New
« on: 08/13/20 01:09PM »
More photos

Gear For Sale / Sold!
« on: 08/12/20 09:41AM »

Thank you

Had to drop some stuff off at the office Saturday, and it was such a beautiful day that I kept riding and ended up in Palos Verdes. Canít remember the last time that it was so clear that you could see details on Catalinaís hills.

The rack is sold!

I got mine a while back. When the world gets back to normal, my advice is to fill out the application online when you make a dmv appointment. I did mine at the Westminster dmv, and with the application done ahead of time, the whole process took 30 minutes.

Wow thatís cool! Going stir crazy, going for a ride today, might go look for that ship. I canít stick with my self-imposed no riding ban. Plus, need to steal some toilet paper from my closed office.

Hope everyone is doing well. Iíve been furloughed from my day job and have become one of the rabble currently crashing the EDD website. My wife put her resume online to provide telehealth nursing service and organizations are very interested in her so hopefully weíll stay afloat financially.

My Bonneville is still at So Cal Motorcycles. They canít say when Iíll get it back, since they have no idea when the parts will arrive. So, using its parking spot in the garage as our quarantine spot for incoming groceries.

Adapt, improvise, overcome!

Thanks, Tosh. Weird times right now, especially with the order that was just sent out last night.

I just called the Triumph dealer in Brea to see if they were going to stay open, since they have my bike in their shop getting the fender repaired. The guy said that for now, they're still working on the bikes they have in service now, and want to stay open. But, if anything changes, they'll call customers who have bikes in their shop.

We just had a meeting at our office, and delegated out all of the projects that we can all do from home, and we'll try to have one person here on a rotating schedule for phones and shipping. Our UPS guy just dropped off, and is pulling his hair out, trying to figure out what businesses are or are not open along his route. "Crazier than Christmas" he said.

My wife is in an interesting position. She's a nurse practitioner, and while she's home-bound for at least another month with her recovery, she just had a phone conference with her agency. They might be able to set up a tele-health service for Coronavirus care and screening and other healthcare with people stuck at home. So, people are already figuring out how to adapt to the changing times.

Good luck, everyone!

Had a bit of a scare recently. Riding to work, a distracted lady turned left in front of me, then saw me at the last second, and, yup, froze in her tracks, stopping her SUV dead in front of me with about 60 feet of closing distance.

Luckily, it was on a small street near my office, so I wasn't going very fast, and was actually able to aim for the gap between her front wheel and fender to buy myself a few extra feet as I hauled on the brakes. Stopped without a substantial impact, with my front tire going into the gap, holding my bike up like it was in a wheel chock. Smashed my front fender, but that was really about it. Her insurance is paying for a new one.

Coulda been way worse, but I gave it a lot of thought. My wife is undergoing a lengthy recovery from surgery, making my income all we've got until she's well enough to work again. If I were unable to work due to that accident, we'd be screwed (yeah, we'd get a settlement down the road, probably). Plus, with the whole Coronavirus situation, people around my area are driving like zombies. This probably isn't the best time to go into a hospital with an injury because someone was more worried about their next roll of toilet paper than the other vehicles on the road.

As long as the roads are empty, and I can get to work just as fast in my car, I'm going to put the bikes on tenders until everyone chills out, or my wife is back to work.

Iíll share my thoughts.. probably going to cancel my AMA membership. Been paying for years, but have never needed roadside assistance until a few days ago. I stopped for coffee at the Orange Circle and came back out to the Bonneville, which chose that time to have a flat battery. I was in a hurry, and after I had no luck finding jumper cables among the sullen hipsters hanging around Urth and Starbucks, and no downward slope to get enough speed to bump start, I called AMA. They informed me that they donít provide jump start service but would be happy to tow my bike.

Really, rather send a flatbed than a jump box?

Anyone else ever try their roadside assistance?

Gear For Sale / Sold
« on: 01/28/20 09:37AM »
It's Sold!

Hi all,

The Petersen just launched a new exhibit called Silver Shotgun, featuring Italian motorcycles of the '60s and '70s.
I got a sneak peek recently, and if these bikes are your jam, this is the place to be.

Remember, the Petersen parking garage is motorcycle friendly. Just make a hard right as you enter the garage, squeeze between the bollards, and there's a cycle parking area.

Parts For Sale / Triumph Bonneville Givi Rack SR226
« on: 01/08/20 02:09PM »
Hi all,

I have a near new Givi rear rack for air-cooled Bonneville models from 2001-2015. Should also fit Scramblers and Thruxtons (you can verify).
Nice chrome, no rust or damage. Includes all mounting hardware.

Givi model number SR226

Retails for around $280, looking for an easy local sale at $150. Deal of the century if you're looking for one of these!


Gear For Sale / Re: Joe Rocket Pants - Large Short
« on: 12/07/19 06:38AM »
These are sold. Thanks!

Gear For Sale / Re: Nelson Rigg Tail Bag 2
« on: 12/07/19 06:37AM »
This one is sold. Thank you!

Misc / Re: RADwood SoCal (80s-90s Car & Bike Show)
« on: 12/04/19 09:32AM »
I went to Radwood at the Petersen a few years ago, and as someone who was a teenager in the '80s, it was... Rad! A guy jumped a skateboard over a 944, hence the image on their website.

Looks like it will rain, though. Bummer!

Gear For Sale / Nelson Rigg Tail Bag 2
« on: 12/02/19 01:56PM »
Separate listing from my other bag under "Tail Bag 1"

Nelson Rigg Tail Bag Model 1060-ST.

Expandable to carry larger items. Includes mounting straps.

No rips, fading or damage. All zippers work smoothly.

Price is $45 local OC pickup. Shipping to anywhere in CONUS at actual cost.

Gear For Sale / Nelson Rig Tail Bag 1
« on: 12/02/19 01:52PM »
Hi all,

I went to hard luggage, and am selling my two Nelson Rigg tail bags. I'm listing them separately so I can show more pictures and keep them separated, since they look similar.

Model 1060:
Expands a bit for more room. I don't have the mounting straps, but attached hooks to the mounting loops to hook under my Givi mounting plate or under the rear portion of my seat to attach. If these hooks won't work for your application, they can be removed, and you can use any generic strap or bungee. I'll toss in two very light Nelson Rigg bungees that came with it.

The mounting loops are above the zippered expansion section, so if you expand it, you have to readjust the straps. For this reason, I've always used it unexpanded. It can hold wallet, keys, gloves and small stuff in this position. The little pouch in the opened picture is a built-in rain cover that comes out of the front side. I've never ridden in rain, so I've never opened it.

No rips, damage or fading. Zippers work smoothly.

Price is $25, local OC pickup. Delivery to anywhere in CONUS available at actual cost.

Thank you for looking!

I recently did a valve adjustment on my Bonneville and experienced similar issues to yours. Turns out I knocked a vacuum line loose. Plugged back in, good to go. As everyone says, check all of your work, and anything that could have been kinked or knocked loose in the process.

No, but now you made me want one too. Thanks!

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