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Old 01-04-2010, 07:50 PM   #91
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I'm glad to see the thread continues, I was starting to think you fell in the Pacific and were shark bait...
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:57 PM   #92
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:56 PM   #93
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"Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream." — John Steinbeck

We strolled up to the Monterey Bay Aquarium around 5:30; just as they locked the front doors and stopped selling tickets. We snuck in the exit and of course got caught. A little sweet talking with the female ticket girl bought us thirty minutes to see the whole place, free of charge!
























If I ever thought Justin couldn't get away with anything, he proved me wrong by asking a waiter on Cannery Row where the good places to eat were, and the dude actually helped us. Justy caught up with the NFL at the bar and I picked at a bland lump of fish. The bay darkened and we gave up on making it to San Fran. Our night ended with some super cool locals we met at the restuarant dragging our asses home with them, keeping us out of the gutters.

Keeley busks outside the restuarant to the delight of two old perverts (not us, two other old perverts)

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Old 01-12-2010, 11:13 PM   #94
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A little sweet talking with the female ticket girl bought us thirty minutes to see the whole place, free of charge!
Ahhh, to be young and good looking again. *sigh*

(well, I guess in my case, just young. )
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:26 PM   #95
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In the morning Kate & Keeley let us buy breakfast as a thanks. Keeley returned all the shit she stole from us and we packed up for San Francisco. Definetly a couple of brave girls, didn't even call the cops when I showed them my stun gun and sexually vulgar postcards I wrote (no, I never mailed them).

We kind of screwed up and skipped the PCH for the expedited ride up the 101. Straight into San Fran we made a bee line for the Golden Gate Bridge. Motorcycles cross for free!




































We got one of those bizzaro off season deals at the San Francisco Inn on Lombard Street. Paying 40$ for a 150$ room really appealed to the teenage thief that still lurks in the underdeveloped region of my brain. Grub came from Golden Boy Pizza, a North Beach institution and hang out for the combat boot crew. I hope they can fly a slice in when I'm on death row. We wrapped up the evening by riding over to Haight & Ashbury. It was kind of gay, if you can believe it.




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Old 01-16-2010, 04:58 PM   #96
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Can't say I've ever seen a motorcycle packed that way before. Quite a masterpiece!
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:52 PM   #97
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I have owned my 81 Honda CX500 since I was 15. I am now 40 and still ride it. My bike was originally same color as your friends- two tone blue. I found a red set back about 10 years ago. I wish I could find the hard luggage that he has on his for mine. I have a new 09 Kawasaki Versys but still love to ride the old CX. I kept hoping you would mention what you guys found wrong with his bike. Inquiry minds wanna know. Mine ran similar to that when my airbox intake boots rotted out.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #98
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I am impressed.... writing, photography, and mechanical aptitude.

Thanks for posting... and continue...
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:41 PM   #99
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I have owned my 81 Honda CX500 since I was 15. I am now 40 and still ride it. My bike was originally same color as your friends- two tone blue. I found a red set back about 10 years ago. I wish I could find the hard luggage that he has on his for mine. I have a new 09 Kawasaki Versys but still love to ride the old CX. I kept hoping you would mention what you guys found wrong with his bike. Inquiry minds wanna know. Mine ran similar to that when my airbox intake boots rotted out.
The stator on the CX's is located inside the motor. We had to replace it with a modified wiring harness shortly before leaving. I'm guessing a solder joint on the repaired harness came loose. We've yet to get the motor out so I can't say for sure.

@DRONE, I never could get packing down. Moving the tool bag to the top of my gas tank helped, but that's not till later.

thanks guys, more coming...
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:58 AM   #100
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The stator on the CX's is located inside the motor. We had to replace it with a modified wiring harness shortly before leaving. I'm guessing a solder joint on the repaired harness came loose. We've yet to get the motor out so I can't say for sure.
Your friend really should consider the Ignitech.
http://choppercharles.com/cs/forums/.../ShowPost.aspx

It replaces the stock brain and doesn't use the pickup coils on the stator.
This allows the higher power and more reliable G8 stator as well as making the ignition system much more reliable.
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:38 AM   #101
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Good stuff, young dudes.

Enjoying the style the pace and the attitude.

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Old 01-17-2010, 08:52 AM   #102
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Great read. You have a future, dude. Keep writing. Unfortunately I have a great future behind me.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:38 AM   #103
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Awesome ride report!

Page is a great place. I grew up on lake powell!
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:49 AM   #104
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:50 PM   #105
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one of the best ride reports i've read in a while. Thanks!
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