San Diego Chatter Thread

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by dhillr, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Dave, you still down in San Dog? We may be getting down that way one of these weekends, would be great to run into you again, do some riding :D
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  2. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Looking for riding partner near Fort Collins, CO!

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    Hey guys, I'm in San Diego, Bay Park/Mission Bay area specifically.
    I run RaceTech Electric out of Ocean Beach, we build stators, voltage regulators, and electronic components.
    I've got an 85 FJ1100 at the moment for street, and a KX250F on long term loan for dirt. Up for street and dirt rides anytime!
    Also available to help out if local guys need a hand. I'm an electrical specialist, and a decent wrench.

    Evan
    evan@racetechelectric.com
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  3. tijuana

    tijuana Farkling Around

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    Evan, i just bought a LED brake light kit for my XR650R Dualsport. It is a dual output Ricky Stator. The LEDs work when I connect them to the DC regulator and ground it, but I do not think I can wire them to AC brake light, so they turn off with kill switch system. I drive at night and obviously the Baja Designs brake lamp needs backup .
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  4. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Looking for riding partner near Fort Collins, CO!

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    Hey bud. Are you in SD? I can take a look if you'd like. LED's are intended to, and are happy being powered from a DC current source. You'll notice they have to be hooked up in the correct polarity orientation, as they won't light in one direction. Generally black to ground, and then one wire is brake light, and one wire is running light. You can usually power an LED light on a AC current source. The LED's will light when current polarity is correct to pass current through the diode (positive polarity), and they have a decay time. The time the current polarity is negative in an alternating current source is usually less than the decay time, so your LED's will usually stay lit and not be too noticeable. Like you said though, you can't light them without your engine running if you're driving them on an AC lighting output.
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  5. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Anyone know any stores in San Diego that carry a decent selection of Rev'it gear?
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  6. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  7. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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  8. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Anyone interested in sharing a garage in the central SD area? If not, anyone got a [piece of a] garage they're looking to rent out? Keeping an eye on Craigslist but thought I'd ask here too. Shoot me a PM if you know of anything or are interested in sharing.
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  9. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    for working or for storing?
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  10. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    I may have space if you are just looking for bike storage.
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  11. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    I'm looking for a longer term solution for keeping and working on one bike, with the possibility of two bikes at any given time. I live in an apartment without a garage, and keeping two bikes can be a challenge if you like them to be out of sight of prying eyes and the elements, and you occasionally need somewhere to work on them.
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  12. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Just had a shocker, in TN Cycle Gear charged $20 a tire to change them and in San Diego they charge nearly double... Anyone know a cheaper place to get tires swapped and balanced? Wheels are already off the bike and I have the tires ready to go.
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  13. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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  14. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I have a friend that does it for 10$ mount and balance. It's on his time, which is saturday open garage time at his house. If anyone is interested, PM me for info. I will require that we go together for the first time, and I will explain the rules of using HIS HOUSE as a bike maintenance location. Nothing is charged, donations only. (except for the tire changes)
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  15. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Does it matter the brand of bike?
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  16. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Nope, wire or mag. It's all good. I should point out that you have to pull them.
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  17. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Thanks for the tip. It was $30 a wheel at Clairemont Cycle but only $20 a wheel at Full Throttle Motorsports in Santee... Nothing else to do today so the drive out to Santee to save $20 was worth it.
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  18. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    I just paid forty bucks to put a back tire on my Tiger 800XC at South Bay Motor Sports.
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  19. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    Full Throttle Powersports in Santee at the end of 125 N. I don't have the exact address, but his # is 619 258-0400. The guy who runs it (Mike) is pretty cool and the prices are great.
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  20. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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