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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by brewmike, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash Supporter

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    Reinforces the notion of Job security, aye?:zilla
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  2. stormdog

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    There very well could be a time to panic but we aren’t there yet. Not by a long shot.
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  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    In moto-related, non-Covid news:

    My dogs have more or less unfettered access to the garage. They're good dogs, albeit mischievous. If they get bored for 5 seconds, they're actively looking for stuff to get into. They've always got into garage things, so most stuff in the garage is up high, or in plastic totes to keep them from accessing it. Even still, they sometimes jump on top of the workbench and grab a tub of bolts or small items and run around the yard, scattering them. About 6 months ago they began ripping parts of the bikes. First it was small rubber things like the covers on brake bleeders, then they started ripping off rubber inner fender liners... aggravating, but still not anything bad enough to really piss me off or prompt me to take action. They got in my tank bag and ate my favorite pair of leather gloves that I got a decade ago in Wyoming and had ridden around the country with. Then they recently ripped the front brake line off my Strom, which obviously rendered the bike inoperable.

    This last thing really pissed me off. The other stuff was laughable, I'd replace the bleeder cover with a 8 cent O'Reillys cap and be done with it. But the brake line is a big deal, and a safety risk.

    I spent some time thinking on this. I can't reasonably keep them out of the garage since it's the link between backyard and house. I couldn't reasonably supervise them at all times in the garage.

    I ended up building a modular fence using 3 stockyard panels and some scrap 2x4s. It's self supporting and can take the weight of them jumping on it. It has a gate so I can still access the garage side from the house without opening the garage door. It basically allows them to move between yard and house without giving them total access to the garage. My bikes are now safe!

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    Also I made the hinges from bar clamps from an old bike...:clap

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    The dogs don't even seem too pissed about it, unless of course they just licked their assholes and this is them getting me back...

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  4. WestSlopeNorCal

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    Nice work, looks like the perfect layout. Nice that the 2 doors were on the same wall.
  5. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Yeah it wouldn't have been doable if they weren't. I just jockeyed everything around and i can still fit my truck in there, too!
  6. Kenny M.

    Kenny M. Been here awhile Supporter

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    Just came home and saw the FedEx guy stopped by. 15859455325748985442675974849200.jpg
  7. Kenny M.

    Kenny M. Been here awhile Supporter

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    If I get sick and die, I want to be buried in this helmet. It's that nice.
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  8. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Face mask comes up ?
  9. Kenny M.

    Kenny M. Been here awhile Supporter

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    Chin bar? Yes. Visor moves and locks in three different positions. Drop down sun shield. Really quiet and comfortable.
  10. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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    Built in N95 protection???
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  11. WestSlopeNorCal

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    Is that the one you can get a communicator in the collar?
  12. Kenny M.

    Kenny M. Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yes, but this is a discontinued helmet and the SRC-SYSTEM PRO does not seem to be available any longer. I had a Schuberth helmet in the past but I didn't think I would ever be able to afford one again. This one was a great deal.
  13. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Dammit. You probably got the last one of the 'Large' size. Great prices for the ones that remain.
  14. Kenny M.

    Kenny M. Been here awhile Supporter

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    I actually got this helmet for $399.00. I had initially ordered a slightly different E1 model. After charging my CC they found there was no more in stock so they offered me this one and refunded me $100.00. Only difference is slight color variation.
  15. WestSlopeNorCal

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    Quarantine Ride II

    Justin and I made it over to Nevada to finally find some dirt at fairly high elevation.
    We were surprised to ride fairly snow and dust free. I had expected to be blocked by snow much lower.

    With the exception of a group of campers way off in the distance we did not see another human out there all day. We made no stops on the road to and from staging to respect the isolation orders.

    Warnings were ever present on the road signs on Hwy 80 and 267 north of Lake Tahoe.

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    Below we staged off Hoye Canyon Road off of 208 in Wellington, NV.

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    The Walker River.

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    This (38° 34' 20.63" N, 119° 18' 12.60" W) is the beginning of the single track shown in the last clip of the video below.

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    Some clips of the ride.

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  16. WestSlopeNorCal

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    Urgent warning captured via text messaging this morning.

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  17. Foot dragger

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    I dont wanna seem like a kill joy,but either dog could clear that fence in a split second,rip up the plastic on a strom,and be back over the fence licking his bung hole in no time.
  18. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I like the helmet bag. Very plush looking.
  19. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Yeah possibly, but in my ownership of them thus far I've never known them to be jumpers. Even when we had a really shitty, 40 year old, 4 foot fence around the backyard (which has since been replaced with a nice 6 foot redwood fence) they never went over it. Just through it...

    Plus I don't think they really crave eating motorcycles, they just did it because they had handy access to them. I hope the fence is enough of a deterrent that they will skip the meal and just sit down and engage in self-analingus.
  20. TwilightZone

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    >"...sit down and engage in self-analingus."

    OMFG.
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