Help finding accessories in California.

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by IckyBob, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. IckyBob

    IckyBob BroManiac

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    I will be leaving my frozen homeland of Ontario next month for a few weeks. Heading down to Perris Valley California for work. Does anyone know if there are worth while Adventure Riding outlets? Or places that sell parts for F800's? I picked up a 2013 Kalamata 800 in December and have been getting it 'trail ready' over this long cold winter. Might be able to save some shipping if I can find some trick bits down there. I believe Perris is half way to LA and San Diego.

    fyi, its -40 something Celsius with the windchill this morning. I don't believe my heated grips would be much help lol.

    Thanks for the help in advance.
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  2. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    -40°C :eek1 do you use a torch to liquify your engine oil?
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  3. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Find a UPS store close to where you will be and have items shipped to it for pick up when you are in the area. Costs next to nothing and sometimes even free. Send the the store an email letting them know you will be picking up the packages on your way by.

    For BMW parts I have had great dealings with Max BMW. Excellent service and I ordering system.

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/fiche.aspx

    For Gear and Farkles best guys without a doubt are the boys at Adventure Designs. http://www.advdesigns.com/
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  4. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    Think he wanted California farkle info
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  5. IckyBob

    IckyBob BroManiac

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    Indeed. Both are great sites and I am checking them out now. Was just wondering if a farkle shop like Advdesigns guys existed close to Perris.
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  6. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Not necessarily a farkle shop but rather a motorcycle emporium (accessories too) at Chaparral in San Bernardino. Not to far from Perris. If you aren't looking for BMW-manufactured farkles, this would be a good place to check out.

    If you don't already know this, Perris is in the middle of nowhere, in terms of proximity to large cities (L.A., S.F., S.D.). The three closest dealerships for BMW are probably Brown's in Pomona, Irv Seaver in Orange and Riverside BMW in, well, Riverside. If you make it to Irv Seavers, Turbo City is just down the street. They make racks and bike protection for dual sport bikes. http://www.turbocity.com/
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  7. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    You should check out Solo Moto Parts. A great bunch of guys they have a lot of adventure bike stuff...and they even carry the good Canadian stuff down there! :deal

    They're about an hour away from where you'll be.

    Dave
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  8. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    Stop in @ SF BMW and see some of the Wunderlich stuff available. Not sure if you can stop n shop at Wunderlich (its in Watsonville).
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  9. IckyBob

    IckyBob BroManiac

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    Exactly what I am looking for, great info thanks gents.
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  10. goldentaco

    goldentaco Been here awhile

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    FWIW I do this regularly for work but mostly with FedEx. The stores usually hold a package for 4business days before processing them to be shipped back to the sender. I'm not sure what UPS does but would be worth checking as most places won't keep packages indefinitely.

    If you sign up for MyUPS you get an email the day prior to the item being delivered. It's helpful if you need to reroute the package to a location to pick up instead of your doorstep.

    FedEx's app sucks and should do this but doesn't. Any FedEx or FedEx Kinko or FedEx Office will accept a HAL ( Hold at Location) but don't send something Fed Ex ground to a Fed Ex Depot or world ship center...they will refuse the package and it's gets sent back. FedEx ground and FedEx operate as two different companies in this regard.

    J
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  11. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    You are welcome to use my address for shipping to, then come collect your stuff.

    Google says 46 minutes from Perris.
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  12. LeDakaR!

    LeDakaR! Banned

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    tell me what you need, i can get it shipped to you .
    im in SF, CA
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  13. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  14. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    There is also Yellow Devil Gear Exchange in Long Beach:

    http://www.yellowdevilgear.com

    They have mostly used clothing, but sometimes have used luggage too.

    The Yard House restaurant is also worth a stop if you like beer. More on tap than I have ever seen.

    http://www.yardhouse.com/
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  15. zeegman

    zeegman Been here awhile

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    You can also check out Adventure Designs - good guys and carry lots of BMW and Adventure riding stuff.

    http://www.advdesigns.com/

    They are in Hayward which is close to Oakland in the SF Bay area but will ship stuff out no problem.

    MikeZ (from BC originally)
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  16. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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