San Diego Chatter Thread

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

  1. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Looking for riding partner near Fort Collins, CO!

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    Ya Mike @ Full Throttle PS is great. Good guy, I built his website for him years ago.
    Had some tires done there and he's always helped me out with stuff. Definitely recommend them if you're looking for a good repair shop in East County.
  2. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    It's not far from North Park either... And with those prices it is worth the drive.
  3. NCMX1

    NCMX1 The Yeti

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    North County guys..

    $10 if your rim is off the bike at Hermans Tuning in Vista off of the 78 and Emerald. They will usually do it while you wait.
  4. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    Any ride planning ongoing for Labor Day weekend??

    I'm going to get out for a big bike backcountry ride on Sunday morning. Anyone interested in heading out? Thinking out by 7:00ish...done by 2:00ish.
  5. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    Just completed the northbound portion of my trip from SD to SF. I've never done the HWY 1 ride through Big Sur, so that was my focus It was better than I thought it could possibly be. Really looking forward to the trip back home on Monday :clap.
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  6. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Of you have time and desire take the road across from the PCH through fort hunter liggett. I highly recommend it and stop and takes pics and look behind you on that first climb. It's pretty spectacular.
  7. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    It just so happens that I do have time!! :evil
    I'll check that out on the way South on Monday. Thanks for the recommendation.
  8. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Nice Dave!
  9. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    Anyone riding Friday in the SD area??
    Just finished my front suspension & I'm anxious to check it out.

    Cheers!
    Dave
  10. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Looking for riding partner near Fort Collins, CO!

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    Just a heads up to any San Diego guys. I just sold my FJ1100, and I'm looking for an ADV bike. Interested in something bigger, like a Strom1000. I'm on a limited budget so I don't mind beat up bikes that need some work. $2500 ready to spend. I'd appreciate any tips !
  11. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    That's a tight budget for a large displacement ADV bike, but not impossible.

    Have you considered an XR650 (L or R)? Lots of them for sale in your price range and they are fantastic bikes.
  12. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Hey Dave! You going DV nOOb Ralley? :D:D:D
  13. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    I saw that the other day when you linked it to JJ. Looks to be cool trip! I'm likely going to be tied up at work between March & April so it's doubtful I'll make any trips this Spring.
  14. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    Any San Diego crew riding up for the International Motorcycle Show next Saturday??
  15. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    ... me & my buds are leaning toward Sunday
  16. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    I've never been. Is Sunday more preferential for some reason? I'm off both days but just picked Sat on a whim.

  17. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    THANKS!!! for the baby gear dhillr!!! :clap Appreciate it!! We recieved the box yesterday, wife is thrilled :freaky
  18. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    We have lots more at the house in VA. Stacy is moving back in a few weeks & will pass along some more stuff. Hope we catch up on a ride before I sail west.
  19. Becktastic

    Becktastic Bonzai Becky

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    Hola San Diego! My roommate and I were looking to plan a weekend ride away from it all and I thought I'd ask here for suggestions. We are looking to ride out on a Friday evening, ride some dirt and campout somewhere secluded (preferably forest instead of desert) and then return Sunday. We both have DRZs and are fairly capable riders but will be loaded down with camping supplies so don't want to get into anything too crazy. Any suggestions?