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Yesterday I put Grip Puppies on it, and today I added reflective rim tape...

P.S. This thing is SWEET cruising around town. With the ESA (Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment) on Road mode, the ride is super comfy. Really looking forward to getting a chance to take it out into the hills to play, and test out Dynamic mode (which is too harsh for in-city pavement.)

Eddie! Been a while since I checked in here. Curious, how many miles you have on your SV now? :)

Took the windscreen off the BMW I bought last week...

Sooo heres my fix Still on a walker at this point, If yer gunna be dumb ya gotta be tough...

Ill be back!
Daaaaayuuuuum, dude! That's one heck of a rod, did you crack a femur, too?

 :'(    :o

Holy crap Klaus is still here?

Wanna buy a Ninja LOL

Jk jk...itís not ready yet. Still need to clean carbs n plugs n stuff

I've seen the bike BD is talking about. Nobody on OCMoto except BD and Klaus would ever look at it as an investment, and either would probably make money on it in the long run.

Started filling in a crack in my seat. "finished" pictures to follow after I put 1 or two more coats of vinyl repair on it...
Before pic:

Contact SuperChicken - last I heard he was working as a remote mechanic (tools on a truck).

I ended up finding out that Kawasaki was doing pre-reg online, so ended up with the last available ride on a Kawasaki Z900RS. That was for Sunday 10am, so I researched what others were doing online. Was able to get my data entered for BMW. Showed up early (I thought) at a little after 8, and signed up to ride the BMW R1200RS at 11:15. Then got in line at Yamaha and signed up for the Fazer 900. While out riding the 1200RS, a buddy signed up for a 3pm ride, so after that ride I got back in line and was able to get in the same time on the RnineT UrbanGS.

So I got 4 rides in, bumped into an OCMoto member at the TCT booth, was able to say hi to a few of the vendors that I knew from doing the show tour last year, and was able to visit with another buddy. All in all a good day.

Going, still trying to decide between Saturday and Sunday. And trying to figure out what bikes will be available for demo rides.

Off Topic / Re: Rider down 405 at Bake RIP
« on: 11/06/18 04:55PM »
I have actually started discouraging people who see me ride into work everyday and think it's a great idea from getting bikes of their own. I tell them it's not for everyone and the learning curve can be very painful. I see some pretty sketchy riders out there sometimes.

I be sure to emphasize that it's as dangerous as you let it be. The less attention you pay and risks you take, the more likely it will end badly, and you have no shell to protect you.

I see a bunch of cool details, but no date :D

"To browse for upcoming motorcycle Rides,Events, or Bike Nights in California!"

Pretty sure the link is to the list of upcoming events... Yes, they are on Facebook.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: AIM Expo Las Vegas
« on: 10/14/18 11:38AM »
I was at it last in in Ohio - it's a good show. There are swapping East/West each year from now on. Today is the last day, so I know this is late, but it is definitely a bigger show than the IMS series. Worth attending next time it comes around in 2020.

Misc / Re: Goodbye So. Cal / birthday ride
« on: 09/18/18 10:32PM »
Glad everyone had fun, and wish I could have been there!

Just got back in town last Friday, and heading out to finish Route 66 from AV to the coast this Friday for 10 days.

Will be trying to go up to Crystal Lake Cafe the morning of Oct. 7 if anyone is available and interested.

Misc / Re: Goodbye So. Cal / birthday ride
« on: 08/26/18 11:37AM »
Happy Birthday Doug! Looking forward to the ride report, and pictures! Jealous, as my bike has been parked for 3 weeks in LB with me up here in San Jose, and it's another 3 weeks before I come home. Need pics! :)

Misc / Re: Goodbye So. Cal / birthday ride
« on: 08/20/18 11:09PM »
I would really love to be able to join you, but am up in Cupertino on a contract job. Runs through mid September. The SV is parked at a friends in Long Beach.

Have a great birthday, and ride safe!

Off Topic / Re: Hella suprise yesterday while fishing
« on: 08/07/18 07:26PM »
If I'm not mistaken, they'd had that bike for a while, and RDTodd sold it about a year ago...

Not sure about the Greyhound, but there is now a nicer option available that I don't recall being too expensive. Euro-style coach that makes a daily run up. Think business class airline (not quite 1st class, but with reclining seats and elbow room) with wifi.

Here's the article I was thinking of - $115 one way, travels at night.

They have trips as low as $79 listed at the moment.

EDIT - For your time-frame, it looks like $94...

I know this dude who make such a thing.
Hahahaha! I was waiting for something like this...

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: GMR???
« on: 04/17/18 06:10PM »
It was pretty clean last weekend, was up there with a couple of friends.

I'm no lawyer by code make no mention of only  forbidding high seems only soecifies that lights must be on at night.

Personally high beams can effect my vision night and day.

Nightime rules:
24409.  Whenever a motor vehicle is being operated during darkness, the driver shall use a distribution of light, or composite beam, directed high enough and of sufficient intensity to reveal persons and vehicles at a safe distance in advance of the vehicle, subject to the following requirements and limitations:
(a) Whenever the driver of a vehicle approaches an oncoming vehicle within 500 feet, he shall use a distribution of light or composite beam so aimed that the glaring rays are not projected into the eyes of the oncoming driver.
The lowermost distribution of light specified in this article shall be deemed to avoid glare at all times regardless of road contour.
(b) Whenever the driver of a vehicle follows another vehicle within 300 feet to the rear, he shall use the lowermost distribution of light specified in this article.
(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 37.)

Any motorcycle may be equipped with a means of modulating the upper beam of the headlamp between a high and a lower brightness at a rate of 200 to 280 flashes per minute. Such headlamps shall not be so modulated during darkness.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 35, Sec. 1. Effective March 7, 1980.)

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