Chillis rolls out of Vegas

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Chillis, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    @black 8

    If you can rip up here for a 1pm lunch, come on with it
  2. black 8

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    Some other time Colby, I've already got a pizza and Red Box date with the family this afternoon...

    I've gotta build up my "happy wife, happy life" points back up...
  3. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Well?

    Where'd ya end up?

    See the punk?
  4. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Over 40 years riding on roads.

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    What's the intake honk like on that new A/C? Any louder than the last one? It's style matches that bike quite well.
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  5. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I didn't notice a difference from the last one. I think because the pipe has a boomier sound and the intake has always been open, you don't perceive much change.

    The newest one has grown on me. I like it the best because of the room and it looks more menacing.
  6. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Sure did. Had a one day sized meal. Or a two person nachos throw down! Man those were good. Couldn't stop eating!

    I'll post up here in a little while the run down.

    You stopped in the Barstow Railroad Museum, right? I didn't go in but the place was awesome. I'll have a go at it again next time I'm not on a schedule.
  7. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Yesterday's goal was to stop by Costa Mesa to return some stuff to Rottweiler and find a new jacket at Chaparral. Plus Colby is in Costa Mesa and those nachos looked good...

    I left just after 6am and got on the I-15 and by Jean, NV there was a bad wreck with a freight truck and a small car. The car looked like it pulled in front of the Semi merging at a very slow speed. The rear of the car was pushed into the back seat of the car. The car was full of stuff so it was like a junk grenade went off with clothes and stuff everywhere.

    Put me on high alert for the day.

    Nothing special about the ride down to Chaparral other than riding Old Highway 58. Never have been through there but seeing Sam's posts about Route 66, decided to check it.

    Good call. Very scenic with the old buildings, cars, and the Railroad Museum.

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    The old trestle bridge over the rail:

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    Of course I'd arrive when a mile + long train was slowly rolling through. No clear photo of the bridge.

    I'll be back to investigate further.
  8. motocopter

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    That Santa Fe engine is a favorite. Really like the paint scheme too.
  9. Chillis

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    After the Railroad Museum it was back to the highway to get to Chaparral. Arrived and waited for them to open and a couple younger guys came over to gawk at the bike.

    Once inside I checked the jackets(looking for a lighter color for desert usage) and they didn't have much. Note to manufacturers of motorcycle gear: please stop making everything black! Tired of frying in the sun!

    They also wouldn't let you try anything on.

    Hopped back on the bike and proceeded to get lost wasting an hour so I couldn't go to Rottweiler before meeting Colby for lunch.

    Got to Colby's place and @KICKNBACK bailed on the nacho mountain climb. Like Everest but with the warmth of jalapenos!

    Good call Colby. The food at La Cañada was awesome. So good you eat too much awesome.

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    Colby's Vespa is awesome BTW. The mirrors, wheels, all of the restorative work is top notch. Fresh spaghetti in there, lots!

    Didn't take any pics as he already has.

    After hanging with Colby a quick stop by Rottweiler and Dainese. Dropped off parts and one and got the shop tour. Picked up a jacket at the other and retired my several year old Alpinestars.

    Then it was back on the road. Decided to go south on the coast to Dana Point and then work my way back via the 74.

    Traffic was everywhere and the beach towns seemed to have plenty of people and beaches were pretty busy.

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    I was glad to get over the mountain because traffic meant you were stuck in long lines of cars. Too bad as it is such a fun road. I would find salvation later on.

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    You can see a little bit of Lake Elsinore in the pic above. The whole day seemed to revolve around pee breaks as most places you couldn't use the restroom.

    I was a tanker most of the day looking for secluded stop offs to drain the reservoir. The panoramic pic was from such an exploit.

    I continued the 74 east or north to the 243 to climb to Idyllwild. This was a great choice as once past the small towns and to the foothill there was no traffic. The tarmac dancing begins and the new tires stick plenty and I'm rolling the bike at a 7/10's pace trying not to drag feet or pegs but I dontouch the feet down on occasion and dial it back a little.

    To me, this is what this bike is about. The engine lazily humming along and ripping through some corners. Not frenetic flirting with disaster. Just relaxed but quick cruising.

    Idyllwild was shut down so I stopped at one of the Vista points. I met Tim there. An older gentleman in his 70's I believe. He drives up there, watches the sunset, and chats with whomever is around. I lent him an ear and a few words while the mosquitos were trying to spit roast us. It was about 10 minutes before the sun was to set so I had to get out of dodge.

    Tim did point out these two lizards which were the same breed but different colors.

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    Wheels up just before sunset:

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    Sum setting, ripping down the mountain to Banning and no traffic in my way. Utter bliss.

    The ride back was mostly boring slogging through Southern California traffic. I decided to try my hand at another Autotune so a set up via the app and start playing with the throttle to fill in the graph of learned throttle values.

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    World's largest Ice Cream, anybody? Statue anyway.

    Not wanting to be on the I-15 I went to Baker, up to Tecopa and over the hill to Charleston view and then home. Not before stopping for some galaxy viewing though.

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    Ending mileage:

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    Pulled an 800 mile day. Not bad. 1,000 mile days with smooth running tires and a comfortable seat and efficient routing will not be a problem now!
  10. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    @Chillis sorry I missed you guys didn’t get the water turned back on until after 8pm. Here’s a tip if your moen shower valve is dripping or the handle is getting stiff change the cartridge when you notice it. Moen will give you free parts and it’s usually a 15 min job to change the cartridge but if you wait and put it off the rubber comes apart and gets all over in the valve and into the balance valve and pressure valve and in all the ports plus the shower head. I called plumbers they wanted to change the valve for 700-1000 bucks plus I would have to open the drywall in my closet or tear out the tile but I also have a built in closet organizer that would have to come out so I used compressed air and a shop vac and got all the crap out but it’s a tedious job
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  11. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    The Husky is about done.

    Cancelled seat Concepts order. Way past due. Was going to try Fisher but they don't want to make money because they want to do everything custom.

    Just need a short lever solution and maybe a new slave cylinder.

    Mirrors!

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  12. Chillis

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    I've had to fix those before. Out here there are so many mineral deposits in the water that o-rings don't last worth a damn.
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  13. motocopter

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    Try those inexpensive levers from eBay. I had an orange set for my 690ER and have been running a blue set on my AT for nearly three years now. They look like shorties, but in reality they is room for more than a couple of fingers. They just don't seem like shorties.

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  14. Chillis

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    I don't know if they changed something for the '20 701 but there seems something may have been changed. The ASV levers I had fit the master cylinder but then you needed to move the whole thing inboard to clear the switch housing.

    Spoke to ARC Levers in Santa Ana and they said they are working on one for the newer bikes but development halted with Covid.

    I'm not willing to make a bunch of compromises moving the master cylinder inboard, rotating it downward to clear the rest of the gear.

    I'll just get a new set of stock ones and cut the least I need to to clear mirror adapters for the time being.
  15. villageidiot

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    great to see ya yesterday brian, glad the nachos held up to the hype!
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  16. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Good to hang out.

    Dude, the nachos, are they putting opium in there? I've been craving them since breakfast. I will ride/drive back down for those!
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I dunno, but they good!
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  18. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    nope, haven’t been to the rail museum or any of the other RT 66 museums in Barstow, but it’s all on the radar.
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    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I should have taken some pictures of the actual Depot which is now the museum. It was definitely picture worthy.
  20. Mysta

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    How do you like the Super Cub? And never got another CB I guess(noob here)? Just picked up a CB and somehow ended up on this thread after reading a few threads.
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