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Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,335
Posted By jdgretz
The bike came from Moto International - one of,...

The bike came from Moto International - one of, if not the best dealer in the US, so you can be assured that the initial setup was done correctly. Dave Richardson literally wrote the book on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,335
Posted By jdgretz
My '07 is my primary commuter and all around fun...

My '07 is my primary commuter and all around fun bike. Even though it's officially fall, here in the San Fernando Valley, it's still pushing triple digits with more than a few in the 105+ range. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,335
Posted By jdgretz
Stu - If you haven't already, please post...

Stu -

If you haven't already, please post over on GuzziTech including the serial number of your bike and mileage. There was a run of bad or weak pumps on the '07s. Curious if yours is in that...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 827,173
Posted By jdgretz
If it's been running, you really scored. If it's...

If it's been running, you really scored. If it's been sitting for a few years, you'll probably want to change the cylinders as the original chrome bores tend to flake on the earlier models. I can't...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 1,693,945
Posted By jdgretz
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3667/12278926865_76...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3667/12278926865_7612f3ebee_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jH3HaB)


Got a note from the owner - this 1952 AJS 18S is his daily driver :clap

jdg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 827,173
Posted By jdgretz
Wow! You certainly didn't find that in California...

Wow! You certainly didn't find that in California for that kind of money. Nice.

jdg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 1,693,945
Posted By jdgretz
Welcome Jenny - I'm looking forward to...

Welcome Jenny -

I'm looking forward to seeing many photographs from around Vietnam. During my time there, I only got to see parts of Southern Vietnam from the air.

I hope to get back over...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 2,089,858
Posted By jdgretz
Well, congrats on what sounds like a good start...

Well, congrats on what sounds like a good start on your next chapter.

When you get to LA, be sure to drop in and say Hi. The LA bunch gets together from time to time to hoist a few. Also, there...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 625,784
Posted By jdgretz
Impressive - I don't think any of my bikes start...

Impressive - I don't think any of my bikes start that quickly.

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,100
Posted By jdgretz
I wish I could be there for the talk - hopefully...

I wish I could be there for the talk - hopefully someone will capture it on video for the rest of us who can't make it.

jdg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-22-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 1,693,945
Posted By jdgretz
I'd bet on Bokeh photography. jdg

I'd bet on Bokeh photography.

jdg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 291,533
Posted By jdgretz
That's part of what makes it a pretty darn cool...

That's part of what makes it a pretty darn cool photo.

jdg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 827,173
Posted By jdgretz
Wow! Those are nice. Want to build one for...

Wow! Those are nice. Want to build one for me?:evil

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 70,197
Posted By jdgretz
Cool - great riding year round here, with not...

Cool - great riding year round here, with not much rain. We'll have to get you hooked up with the local scooter scene, the ESMBs, LA Bikers, and the Cretins.

Gonna be a good winter.

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,100
Posted By jdgretz
Thank you for being a wonderful guest in our home...

Thank you for being a wonderful guest in our home (both literally and figuratively) and reminding us of some of the great sights we have here.

I look forward to seeing you again one of these days,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 70,197
Posted By jdgretz
If you are a scooter person only, then you'll...

If you are a scooter person only, then you'll probably do OK with Sherman Oaks. I've had three bad experiences with Dave when he owned both Sherman Oaks and Thousand Oaks. I wouldn't send anyone...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 70,197
Posted By jdgretz
When you get to California, be sure to let me...

When you get to California, be sure to let me know. We'll throw a dinner for you here in LA, and can probably find a place or two for you to spend the night. Also, a great Vespa dealer near by run...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 231,159
Posted By jdgretz
Wow - you need to post this in the Cheep Bike...

Wow - you need to post this in the Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482885)

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,100
Posted By jdgretz
Thanks, your eyesight is better than mine. :huh ...

Thanks, your eyesight is better than mine. :huh It's on the list.

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,100
Posted By jdgretz
Thanks, I'll put it on my list to find next time...

Thanks, I'll put it on my list to find next time I'm up there.

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,100
Posted By jdgretz
I recognized almost everything you posted from...

I recognized almost everything you posted from SF. Only this one building is unfamiliar. Do you remember where that one was?

...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 146,766
Posted By jdgretz
I'm going to un-subscribe from the thread since...

I'm going to un-subscribe from the thread since Frederic has pulled down all his threads, not just this one.

Shame really, it was a great report.

At least I still keep in contact with Laurane...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,100
Posted By jdgretz
We had a great evening with Weronika. I'm not...

We had a great evening with Weronika. I'm not sure what she thought of the LA Bikers, but we all enjoyed meeting her and talking about her trip and the white tread on her tires.

She took off on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 475,860
Posted By jdgretz
Hey Colin - good to see you're still causing...

Hey Colin - good to see you're still causing problems where ever you go :D. I can't believe (well, actually I can) that some dolt is going to try to get the city council to cancel the event.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,100
Posted By jdgretz
OK, it looks like dinner with Weronkia in Los...

OK, it looks like dinner with Weronkia in Los Angeles will happen on Wednesday night after the Kings game (call it 8pm) at The Mexican Riviera Restaurant 4239 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,100
Posted By jdgretz
Sounds good, but do we know if she will be around...

Sounds good, but do we know if she will be around that long???

jdg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-18-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 577,720
Posted By jdgretz
Lots of good stuff, and I think this one deserves...

Lots of good stuff, and I think this one deserves to be included

http://bwhip62.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/utah_spring_14-17.jpg

From HERE...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 70,197
Posted By jdgretz
Personally I wouldn't piss on Dave is he was on...

Personally I wouldn't piss on Dave is he was on fire. I am so glad he no longer owns Thousand Oaks Vespa (and so are a lot of motorcycle/scooter folks). They are much nicer folks up there in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8,365
Views: 1,292,898
Posted By jdgretz
Wonderful bikes - don't do anything exceptionally...

Wonderful bikes - don't do anything exceptionally well (except maybe hold their value) but do everything nicely. The post '93s have the better front suspension and nicer (IMHO) dash. Fuel mileage...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 291,533
Posted By jdgretz
Found this one I took at the Schoenewald...

Found this one I took at the Schoenewald Collection tour.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/12279081073_7d620eca5f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jH4v1n)

jdg
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8,365
Views: 1,292,898
Posted By jdgretz
If I was doing a Ryca, it would have to be one...

If I was doing a Ryca, it would have to be one like this

http://rycamotors.com/images/CS1/22.jpg

or this one, but with the belt drive

http://rycamotors.com/images/CS2/cs2s-bikecraft.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 219,074
Posted By jdgretz
Man, it looks like there are some good stories...

Man, it looks like there are some good stories there. Is there a Ride Report someplace??

jdg
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,335
Posted By jdgretz
I'm not sure if it's in this thread or another...

I'm not sure if it's in this thread or another one where I talk about the mods I've had done to my '07 and the improvements. A suspension upgrade ($1K round numbers) is really worth it.

My latest...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 137,959
Posted By jdgretz
Must be something on your end as I just went back...

Must be something on your end as I just went back and looked - I can see all the photos.

jdg
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,335
Posted By jdgretz
Yeah, that idle thing should be reversed. Cold...

Yeah, that idle thing should be reversed. Cold should be the high idle. Now mine did the weird high idle thing for about 5 months, then one 100*+ day the high idle went away and it's been correct...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,335
Posted By jdgretz
Since you already own two others, I presume you...

Since you already own two others, I presume you are acquainted with both Guzzi Tech (http://www.guzzitech.com/) and the Wild Goose Chase (http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php) as well as Todd Egan...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 827,173
Posted By jdgretz
Well, my buddy just scored a pretty good deal. ...

Well, my buddy just scored a pretty good deal.

Last month a lady decided to make a u-turn in front of me which resulted in Ruby (my '88 C-10) hitting the ground. Mostly cosmetic damage, top...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 197,951
Posted By jdgretz
Nice - which Guzzi is that, and what fairing? ...

Nice - which Guzzi is that, and what fairing?

jdg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 219,074
Posted By jdgretz
Good to see that place again. I didn't have time...

Good to see that place again. I didn't have time to drop in on my last visit. There are times I miss living in Central Texas.

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,100
Posted By jdgretz
I'm in. When you get near SoCal, let me...

I'm in.

When you get near SoCal, let me know. I should be back riding by then (thanks, U-turning cager :asshat) and would be pleased to show you the area and invite you to dinner with some of the...
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