Dan Diego

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    That Dan Diego is one bad mutha...Shut yo mouth!

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  1. So there is justice somewhere. It appears WR250rrrrrrrrrrrr (pirate) just needs to ride with you more often.
  2. Aw, snap...I see where this is going.
  3. I agree with these two dicks this time.
  4. What I've seen is coolant "gelling" when two types are mixed. It's brutal getting it out if that occurs. So a warning not to mix the two main types of coolant.
  5. Noted, but...see original post...
  6. Thanks for the info and PMs. Mimi: I do swap DS tires myself but haven't tried this big fat street beast. Installation used to cost me $70 for both and it's now $110, which is still fair, considering. And add tax and disposal fees.
  7. Yeah, I know...this issue has been beaten to death. I'm mainly venting. For a long time I've purchased tires online and had them installed locally. (For my big street bike; I still install my own DS tires). Every time I do, the guys at the shops say, "Hey, I can get you tires at a great price." And I always say, "Great. How much?" So I need tires for my big girl. I called the 3 shops I regularly use and they're all over $100 more than I'd pay online. One place was closer to $150 over. I want to buy local, but how much of a hit can a guy take? Revzilla and RMATV are just two of the online places You know the local places I'm talking about so I won't mention the shops. Signed: Frugal and Frustrated in East County
  8. Happy bday, Udo!
  9. What a great RR, Jimbo! Your write-up and photos (and Kelly's) truly paint a picture of a fine day of riding. THAT is why I enjoy this group so much.
  10. I missed DSM8's recent tech day but met him while talking KTM exhausts recently. He knows bikes. He mentioned he hadn't been on a street ride since moving here. What?!?! So we put aside this Saturday as a time to do that. I asked a few others if they'd like to come along and an eclectic crew responded. We had some very cool people show up in La Mesa yesterday morning, all sorts of bikes and riders. Dave (DSM8) on his V Strom, me on my fat Triumph and others on a GS, a Vulcan, a Harley bigger, a very fast Connie and a faster CBR650F (140 on The S1 vs 142 on the S2). Kelly and Jim were there on their ADV bikes, which was very cool to see. A true San Diego Asphalt Riders get together! We met Mikey and Bob on a Duc and KLR @ the Sunrise Highway entrance. We then stopped at the Kwaaymii Point hang glider overlook and memorial for a quick break. I always enjoy those spectacular desert views from way up high. When we joined up with The Oracle in Julian, we were at 16 people on 14 bikes. Now usually, that would be a cluster screw, but not with this group. Half took off and hit the twisties on the Banner Grade at an impressive--yet legal--speed. The rest of us just cruised it down to the intersection of the 78 and S-2 . A quick headcount and we were off across the desert to Ocotillo (I'm told it was 107 degrees midway). Another quick stop at the Chevron where everyone was smiling, even in the "dry" heat, then up the hill to Jacumba. We tripled the dining population at Jay's Southern Cafe where we attacked the BBQ and iced tea. It was loud and fun in there. I really enjoyed hearing the mix of bike stories and laughs and gun talk and ride planning. And the cue was super tasty, too. Hey, Bob, how 'bout them ribs?!?! There were no mechanical issues except for the guy with that big fat Rocket. Appears a battery terminal had come loose but Jimbo and Dave had that fixed in under 3 minutes. Which brings me to another issue: One of the SDAR guys we all know and love couldn't make the ride but said, "I have a truck and a trailer so let me know if there are any mechanical problems and I'll roll your way." How cool is that? And he'd just officiated at a wedding... Some of us took the 94 back; the others hustled it back on the I-8. A wee longer than a "noonish" return I'd predicted but no one complained. Just a fantastic group of people. I do hope everyone had a great time like I did, even in the heat. Where next, Dave? (BTW: All of the good photos are by Jimbo. The rest are my snapshots.)
  11. We can compare BBQ later.
  12. Of course I did! But that doesn't mean they'll be open. That's the charm if those mom n' pop places...they open and close when they want to. They assured me they'd be open (or it's the GIANT burritos in Campo). PMing you the meet-up locale.
  13. No, this is not supposed to be posted in San Diego Asphalt Riders. (Smart asses...)🙄
  14. A couple of us are doing an all-pavement 1/2 day street ride this Saturday. Leaving La Mesa early, heading over the Sunrise Highway through Mt. Laguna to the Julian area. No pie yet... Down the 78 and the Banner Grade to the desert and shooting across the S-1 to the I-8 west. That'll be a bit warm. Then up the hill for a bit and exit on old Highway 94 for some dang good BBQ at Jay's Southern Cafe in Jacumba. Then we'll follow the 94--or just hop on the I-8 west --and hustle back to town. Easy peasy. About 200 miles total, back in town by noonish. So far it's just me on my big fat Triumph and a friend on his V Strom. It sounds like a couple more riders will join in. All are welcome so let me know if you're interested.