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Tales of the Road / Re: My new hero!
« on: 12/17/18 10:06PM »
While I love the story of the 70 year old lady riding a Monster, I'm also glad to find out there's a Cars and Coffee in Villa Park, which is really close for me.  I'll have to check it out in January.

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Bike Nights / Re: RADwood LA [80s-90s Auto/Bike Show]
« on: 11/26/18 09:55PM »
I recently inherited an 86 Subaru XT that I'm trying to bring back to life after sitting for 20 years.  I'm hoping to make it to Radwood L.A. next year!

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It was nice to see somewhat obscure bikes like MV Agusta, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi there.  A surprising amount of electric bikes too.  There seemed to be an emphasis on bringing new riders into the sport, which I really appreciate.

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Which day is the best to go to the show?

Friday 3pm ~ 8 pm
Saturday 9:30am ~ 8pm
Sunday 10am ~ 5pm


Who else is going?  :17: :17: :17:






It all depends on your preferences.  If you don't like crowds, go on Friday or Sunday.  Saturday noon to 5 is the most crowded time. 

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I just thought I'd remind everyone that there is still a small bike night happening every Thursday evening at Knowlwood's in Anaheim Hills/ Yorba Linda, near the corner of La Palma and Imperial Highway.  I just got back from there.  There's usually a few vintage bikes, and some new ones as well.  It's mostly old guys, but they're a friendly enough bunch.  Harmless fun for a weeknight.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: AIM Expo Las Vegas
« on: 10/17/18 08:40PM »
did the 450L look hot or not
Although I spent a few minutes at the Honda area, but I did not see the 450L.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: AIM Expo Las Vegas
« on: 10/15/18 04:47PM »
I went to the AIM Expo on Sunday.  Being both an industry show and a consumer show, I think it's a bit confusing.  There were vendors there clearly interested only in reaching dealers, and others only interested in reaching consumers, yet they all had to pay for 4 days of a show.  Sunday attendance was incredibly sad.  You could have thrown a bowling ball down any aisle and not hit anyone.  I know quite a few people who were working at booths, and every one of them was unhappy with the attendance and were doubtful they'd be back.  Yes the show was physically big, but for consumers the Long Beach IMS is a better show.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / AIM Expo Las Vegas
« on: 10/12/18 09:20PM »
There's a motorcycle industry trade show in Las Vegas this weekend called AIM Expo.  It used to be in Orlando but this year it's in Vegas. It's industry people only on Thursday and Friday, and open to the public Saturday and Sunday.  Has anyone been to this before?  Are you going this weekend?
Is it worth the trip?

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New to me 2008 FZ1
« on: 08/20/18 09:58PM »
Beautiful!  I like the paint scheme

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Also keep an eye out for rocks on Highway 1.  Years ago on the way home from Laguna a buddy passed a car on a double yellow, didn't see the bowling-ball-sized rock in the road and hit it square on.  He was OK, but his bike was totaled.

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I have a red mesh summer jacket and I absolutely love it!

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Wow, lots of great pics Eddie!

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Off Topic / Re: Free pizza today at Blaze Pizza
« on: 07/10/18 05:40PM »
Darn, missed it!!
 :13:

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I'm curious, are you talking about a place you can rent to fix your own personal bike?  Or a commercial space where you can fix bikes as a business?

There's a great place in Los Angeles  https://www.luckywheelsgarage.com/
Its not exactly convenient for OC residents.  I'm not aware of such a place in OC.

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I haven't been to the Born Free show for a couple of years.  I'm thinking of going tomorrow (Sunday).

Did anyone go Saturday?  How was it?

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Well that's interesting.  I hope they're successful.

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Tim hooked me up! These things are cool and I just have to keep the passenger pegs on, no erector set.  Good meeting you Tim and thanks for installing in the parking lot :)  kept waiting for starbucks people to come and kick us out but was all good.  Will have to go someplace w/ better light than my garage to take some decent pics
Great to meet you too Vince (although I have a feeling we've met before) and I'm so glad you like the kit.  It's the last one!

And thanks Pretender for the suggestion!

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If you have a rear stand, a socket set and a broomstick, you should be able to do it.  The hardest part is breaking loose the front sprocket bolt.  You have to lock the rear wheel from moving, that's what the broomstick is for.  There are many Youtube videos on the topic.  Give it a try!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z6-RrXkJtY

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The SLS bags go on or off in a few seconds.  Once you have all the hardware set up for your bike, you can remove the metal bits by pulling the pin that holds the adapter block to the footpeg bracket.  (same pin that would normally hold your footpeg to the bracket) Depending on the bike it usually takes 2 or 3 minutes.  Also, I found a set of painted prototype mounting plates that you can have, but they're painted not powdercoated like the production units.

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