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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Iwantabikesobad, Nov 25, 2012.
Friend got his from Motorhelmets.
30% off retail.
Which is a nice chunk of change on an X 12.
I spent a few bucks with Lee Parks: Rok straps & helmet lock and cable.
I was outta there by 8 and I'm still amazed by the lack of people. It was my 1st Friday p.m. attendance, I usually go on Sat a.m..
The Mrs. was with me on this show, we had some OK food across at Islands, even better beers.
Going today leaving in a few minutes
Will be wearing a black & red Kings of the West shirt
On my way out the door too. I will have a blue camo baseball cap that says BMW Motorcycles.
I'm not going but I'm wearing a pink g-string under my sheer tutu with a vodka and OJ Simpson.
Call me next week or come by for
Sounds like a lot more fun, but probably more expensive!
I got $3 off admission using discount code "honda" while buying an online ticket.
See you Saturday!! I'll be in a light blue Suzuki moto jacket.
Damn it I left already
Didn't see you there
or anything else worth hanging for
Show gets smaller every year
Went by Tuesday your door was locked
Will get with you soon
Same outfit you wore at Death Valley noobs ride last year ???
RAZR was supposed to come.....................
Just got back, first time going in over three years.
Is it me or was this a whole lot smaller, last time it was in three room. Today was only in one. Actually was very disappointed in the showings.
When had a few questions with the people representing the brands they didnt know the product line.
In the honda booth asked if they had the new 500CC bikes, the guy said no. They were right behind him in the booth.
This was pretty typical of the day.
There was one vendor selling boots, not one pair worth a damn.
Longest wait for the crappiest hot dog ever.
I did however get a Shoei Qwest with an extra smoked shield for $350 out the door.
That is my cruiser face.
I have always been a fan of the show despite the fact that it gets smaller every year. Not any more. It's no longer worth the admission unless there is something specific I want to get there or see. I sure hope things turn around. Before I decide if I'll go next year, I'll check the list of vendors and the floor map (both are absent from the website this year).
Service Pavilion sent an email earlier in the week (if they have your email address) stating that they weren't going this year, but that you could still get good deals on Arai through them directly.
Got to look and feel the new BMW GS H20, it looked nicer in person, I think it will be a hit.
KTM was there this year, first time in a few years- They had the new 690 Duke, but the 1290 Duke won't be out til '14...looong wait!
Royal Enfield had a booth with a couple of cool lookin WWII bikes you could play "Army" on... There was a olive drab and "Rommel" desert tan 500cc Classic models- Single tractor seats, single disc up front with old-skool drum in back-BUT fuel injected!
Honda had the new NC700X and the CBR 500 series: The 500 series had three different versions- a naked street fighter look(CBR-F), a racer with side panels (CBR500-R)and an upright GS looking 500 bike that was getting alot of attention, not coming out 'til May. All apparently using the same powerplant/tuning...
Twisted Throttle and Touratech were side by side with all the farkley-shit...
Pre ordered a Race Tech front spring set and their "Gold Valve" fork system on Friday- They were nice enough to bring my order to the show and give a $50 discount- very cool!
Test rode a Harley for the second time in my life... A "switchback" 1200cc. The cool thing is they let you ride on your own- no group leader or pack to follow- The bike would make a great blvd cruiser, but I can't imagine riding it for anything other than that specifically- Just not my riding style. Bike had alot of low end torque which is fun to play with though...
No deals on apparrel and swag like before...
Also bought tickets and a campsite to Laguna Seca Moto GP in July :)
Oh Yeah, EBR (Erik Buell Racing) had a $42,000.00 race bike on display with a beautiful sales girl....wow! Taking orders $38K-$45K!
Touratech had a ton but I didnt see a whole lot from Twisted Throttle, and only one Rep. Scored a great coupon though.
And I didn't even see a BMW, did I miss a building or something?