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Pants, Jackets, Suits / Waterproofing
« on: 03/21/19 05:59PM »
So found this video on the web and it's pretty informative. Not all waterproofing is the same, we know this and this video helps explains the why and how.

Anyone planning on attending the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach in November? (Nov 16-18)  Looks like tickets go on sale today. $5 off promo code EBD19 (exp 9/9/18)

I went the past few years but it seems to be getting less attractive to me. Although I have been able to get some good show specials in the past, which is really the only enticement to go I have at the moment. I don't really need or want anything right now, I'll probably go anyway, if anything just to kill time and be around motorcycles and fellow riders.

General Motorcycle Discussion / One lucky dude!
« on: 02/27/18 08:25PM »
Anyone else seen this yet?! One lucky bastard!

I have a Medium Alpinestars AST jacket for sale. It's roughly 3 years old (at least that's what I recall) but in good shape. It was my commuter jacket for Summer and Spring and sometimes Fall. It is a textile jacket with good airflow but thick enough for keeping you a little warmer than pure mesh. There is no wind or water proof liner but does have the pants attachment zipper. It has shoulder and elbow/forearm armor (I believe it's A*s Bio Armor) and foam chest and back pads. I also have a Bionic Air hard back protector that fits the back armor pocket. I'm selling the jacket for $60 and the back protector for $25 or grab both for $75.

Front View:

Back View:

Inside View:

Chest and back soft armor:

Hard armor parts: (Shown with separate back protector)

Hard back protector:

Deals and Vendors / Gear blow outs
« on: 07/07/17 09:15AM »
I've been getting a lot of emails from various online retailers, STG, Revzilla, Motorcycle Gear, etc. Looks like a lot of good deals out there. Just saw one for a Rev'It jacket (Model: Shield Jacket) for $139.00 (Through 7/9/17) and it appears to be multi-seasonal. If you're in need of a new jacket, this one looks like a good deal.

Tales of the Road / WTF! Airplane crash lands on 405
« on: 06/30/17 10:05AM »
Wow! News just showed a small plane that crashed on the 405 freeway just shy of John Wayne Airport. Anyone see it happen?

I'm selling a pair of Scorpion SG3 MKII gloves. These are only a couple months old and have only been worn maybe 5-6 times. They are essentially new, yet slightly broken in. These gloves have a couple of nice features, one being the Knox SPS sliders on the palm, the other is they can be used with your GPS/Smart phone (tip of index fingers only). This came in handy a couple of times when I needed to change my route on my phone map app. The one drawback that they have is the dual wrist strap tabs are a little short, making it difficult to overlap and secure the two straps against one another. I have been doing them as tight as I can without overlapping the the two straps with good results. The thicker you jacket sleeve, the easier my method is to use. Since they also have a wrist strap, securing this well should help secure them to your hand.

I'm asking $75.00.

I have provided a link to the product page on Revzilla for reference. Other than the dual closure issue, these have been getting good reviews.

Actual glove pics. (NOTE: For some reason my email notifications stopped working so if you PM me, please post here letting me you sent the PM. Thanks)

Saw this news earlier this morning but looking pretty serious for Nicky Hayden. Hoping he pulls through!


Received an email this morning from the D-Store. I'm sure Tombiker will also post it but figured I'd do my part.

This Saturday meet at:
Dainese D-Store Orange County
1645 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa, California 92627

7:30 AM Meet

8:00 AM Kickstands up.

Ride Ortega Highway to the Lookout Roadhouse.

Beginning at 7:30 am, join us at the D-Store for coffee and donuts. At 8:00 we'll ride to The Lookout Roadhouse on Ortega Highway, where there will be food specials for participating riders.

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Off Topic / So how about this weather?!
« on: 01/22/17 06:47PM »
Not sure what others have dealt with these past few days but it has been raining almost not stop today! Glad I ran a few errands yesterday on the bike, yet nothing to satiate the need for riding the curves! I actually put on my waterproof motorcycle boots today to take the dog out to do his business and I'm glad I did, the walkways around the complex here we so flooded my whole foot was under water in several sections. Even the grass areas were water logged.

This is about the wettest I've seen it here in So Cal in quite a while, although it has made a dent in the drought situation it sure has curbed the riding time! I did commute in the rain a few times and determined I need a new rain suit, I didn't have an issue with my boots. At least not until I hit a big pool of water, which the front tire directed a wave of water through both boots!  :4: Glad I was only three blocks from home at that point, would have sucked had this happened when I left SD two hours before.

Gear For Sale / Rev'it Summit H2O size XL
« on: 12/19/16 06:14PM »
I am selling a pair of Rev'it Summit H2O gloves, size XL. These are about a year old but only have been worn a few times. I bought these to go over some heated glove liners but they just don't seem to work well with one another. Although these are waterproof gloves, they have not seen any wet weather. I've only worn them with the glove liners in the cold and in the house trying to break them in but I just don't think they will work out for me. I'm asking $75.00

Brand new they went for ~$150 and are going for about $135 on closeout if still available. Some quick notes about them, as mentioned they are waterproof, the left hand glove has a visor wiper, the fore fingers and wrist areas have reflective striping. There is a hard TPU palm slider and knuckle protector.

Here are a couple of pics of my gloves and a written as well as a video review from Revzilla.

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Below is a link to the study that was done for the MSF by VTTI about motorcycle crashes and near crash incidents. I didn't read the whole study but did a cursory scan and read the crux of the study on Revzilla's article about it here...

Nice! Looks like SoCal SuperMoto School is in Cycle World magazine.

Yesterday seemed to be a very eventful day for me. Before heading to Palomar, we had stopped on the back side of Ortega for a short rest and to let those that got caught behind the train of cars to catch up and while we were waiting, there was a rider who pulled up. Turns out he was the a business owner letting us know that he was opening a new "Moto" shop mostly for used clothing, similar to what Yellow Devil use to be. He said he use to work for Scorpion and even brought some samples of gear they had on hand and mentioned they were going to host a swap meet. According to the flyer, it's free to sell your gear, however, the consignment part of the business he did say that there is a 30% cut for them, if you want cash back or no cost if you took a store credit.

I cannot vouch for this person or company as I only briefly met him yesterday but sounds like something that has been missing for a while. Although Corona is a little far for some of us, maybe worth checking out. One other thing, as for their consignment part, no helmets or electronics at the moment. The first due to liability reasons and the other they just don't feel electronics are something they want to get involved with.

Check it out for yourself!

September 18th

125 Business Center Drive

Tales of the Road / Anyone know what happened here?
« on: 08/22/16 07:27AM »
So yesterday as I was coming home from the Palomar ride, I was greeted with a line of cars all stopped on the freeway (North 405 @ Beach ~3:00P-3:30P). I was doing the typical lane splitting ("sharing" for those who prefer the PC term) and as I was nearing the Beach Blvd exit, there was a CHP cruiser blocking the 3&4 lanes and several people were outside of their cars. At first I thought there was some major accident but after noticing that there were all sorts of emergency vehicles on the over pass and there was no wreck that I could see, I wasn't sure what was going on. After a few minutes, I noticed that the South bound lanes were also being blocked so this what getting even more mysterious.

After a few more minutes, there was some commotion and then a fire truck and ambulance started to rush toward the over pass, then a few "spectators" (we all were at this point) started saying "Did he jump" He jumped right?" "I'm pretty sure he jumped!" It as at this point it appeared that there was someone who was threatening to jump form the over pass. Not sure what actually happened, as to whether or not the person actually jumped or if they were "talked off the ledge" but I couldn't find anything online about what happened. Does anybody know what actually transpired here? Anyone else happen to be on this part of freeway yesterday about this time?

Although I'm curious about what actually happened, I am really hoping that no one actually jumped and that the person was able to be saved and will get some help.

Miscellaneous / Free water cooler. Needs slight work.
« on: 08/04/16 02:16PM »
Long story short, the cold compressor of this water cooler works intermitently. When I called for service they offered to send me a new one BUT required that I cut the cord on this unit and send them a picture. So essentially this unit works with the room temp and hot dispensers, and if lucky, the cold every now and then. Repairing the cord should be very simple as I still have the cord and enough length to make a quick repair. The cold compressor, might be something as simple as a relay or a loose connection or ? ? ?

The unit cost $200 new but this is free for the taking. All you need to do is come and get it.

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