oFFicial EastBay Meet and Eat thread

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Benjava, May 5, 2011.

  1. Kampfire

    Kampfire Trucky on two wheels

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    X's 2 on the heal up thing.
    Have an appointment on the 30th with the surgeon for my knee. Going to try and get a camping trip in before anything serious is scheduled.
  2. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Have your medical group get you one of these
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    There are a couple of brands (Breg, Donjoy) and they have different configurations of cooling pads for different body parts. You fill it with ice and a bit of water and it circulates ice-water all around the pad. It works really well to keep the swelling (and pain) down. Kaiser sent me home with one.
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  3. needles

    needles Adventurer

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    Not really a dinner thread sort of question, but wondering if anyone has a recommendation on where to get tires put on in the east bay. I've got an R12 GS that a buddy took off his tires right after purchase (he went knobbies) and is sending them my way. Didn't know the best place to get the tires put on since I don't have the equipment or skill to do it myself :).
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  4. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    What kind of wheels are you mounting them on? A few of us can give you lessons on tire changing.
    In the past, I've had tires mounted at Berkeley Performance Motorcycle on Gilman. Now just do it myself by hand.
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  5. CA-Cincinnatus

    CA-Cincinnatus Semi-retired GI-Bill student, husband, GSD-host Supporter

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    I haven't had to do it yet and can't, for the next few weeks, but given the opportunity, I'd work with ^^ Motopsychoman ^^ to swap the tires, thus knowing how to do it when a shop is miles away and you've got a repairable tire that you need to dismount, fix, and remount. *Also have a pump & tire repair kit handy... ;-)

    And FWIW, the Concord BMW shop swapped my K12R's tires a couple of years ago, quickly & properly. https://www.bmwmcconcord.com/
  6. Willsfree

    Willsfree Free to Explore

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    I might join the party...I need to change the rear; have all the tools, have done two sets on the bike. Psychoman gave me some pointers with the motion pro bead breaker. I take the wheel up to the gas station to pop the bead. I got tired of relying on shops to do the job. It is a great opportunity to clean all the nasty bits too.
  7. CA-Cincinnatus

    CA-Cincinnatus Semi-retired GI-Bill student, husband, GSD-host Supporter

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    I've seen videos of people breaking the beads by laying the tire flat at the contact point for the sidestand and using the sidestand to break the bead. Obviously, YMMV, but I'd try it. ;-)
  8. Willsfree

    Willsfree Free to Explore

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    Tire irons are a good way to break the bead, but the Motion Pro makes it so much easier. I had a KLR tire bead hold on so tight, I used a vise, car rolled over a 2x4, C clamp with no luck; worked it free with two pointy eight inch tire irons. Finesse vs brute strength...
  9. CA-Cincinnatus

    CA-Cincinnatus Semi-retired GI-Bill student, husband, GSD-host Supporter

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    I've got two sets of tire irons, and carry both. One set is MotionPro, the other is Stockton (3 irons & two CO2 cartridges). Yeah, belt & suspenders type, plus plug-in Slime inflator kit & Smittybilt plugger set. Oh, and 3 1-liter MSR bottles of 91 octane fuel & tools OTA (out the ass). Also carry a FindMeSpot GPS beacon. If you're in trouble and in a group I'm riding in, you're good. :D :D :D
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  10. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    Looks like we'll have a new potential Meet&Eat spot convenient for all on both sides of the tunnel:

    https://headlandsbrewing.com/taproom/

    Drove by yesterday, looks pretty cool. In the old Bo's BBQ spot, I think.
  11. CA-Cincinnatus

    CA-Cincinnatus Semi-retired GI-Bill student, husband, GSD-host Supporter

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    I think Drake's is just a little closer - https://drinkdrakes.com/, although having a BBQ joint right next door is a definite plus. :D
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  12. brasters

    brasters Just Bob Supporter

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    Headlands does look good, can't wait !!
    Beer and BBQ..........
  13. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous Supporter

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    If you want to leave the bike for all work to be done, another vote for Concord BMW. If you want to save money & can remove wheels yourself, buy from Cycle Gear online & have delivered to the Pacheco store. Good tire & mount+balance prices this way. I forget his name, but the big guy with the tats does great work. :-)


    Catfish ...
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  14. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Administrator Super Moderator

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    Drake’s has good mobile food options. Let’s do both!
  15. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    No BBQ near Headlands as far as I know. Bo's is gone, that's where Headlands is.
  16. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    A bit late in the day, but

    Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all !

    Hope you are all healthy and staying safe.
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  17. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens Supporter

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    Thanks Marty, and back at you and the rest of the EBM&E folks.
  18. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Okay, so now that we're going back into lockdown shall we do another "virtual" meet and eat? I'm thinking next week. Anyone interested?
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    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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  20. TPezzy

    TPezzy Desert Cruiser

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