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  • Birthday 07/15/1960

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  1. Van

    Somewhere beachy

    Roatan, Honduras
  2. Once the battery is disconnected, it stops running. Been there, done that with a bad ground wire.
  3. pretty close overall... Bags - 8600/315 = 27.3015873015873 mi/hr avg PMB - 9932/342.4 = 29.00700934579439 mi/hr avg
  4. Van

    Your Buddies Are Your Salvation

    Hmmmm...wonder if any water got past the Notoil filter...
  5. Van

    Your Buddies Are Your Salvation

    Looks like about a 4 second episode (5:28 to 5:32). At the rate of acceleration of a free falling object (acc = 32 feet/sec2) (d = 1/2(acc)(time)2 ) distance would be that roughly 64 feet! Question - whats the terminal velocity of a falling bike and rider?) But it does not look that high and there was a bit of "friction" on the way down. Even at half, say 32 feet, that's a drop nightmares are made of...
  6. Van

    Tube Migration Challenge

    So how hot is it out there? Hot enough to start to loose your sanity and start asking these " thoughtful" questions? How about tube migration and not using the front brake. That would be an interesting test for you. Say ride a few hundred miles sans front friction and see what happens. Maybe you don't need the nut after all...paraphenylenediamines is just a function of tubal migration.
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    New test track??

    Just the info. Oh yeah. We had auto shop with Sutton at Orange Glen.
  8. Cannot find any reference to the museum being open or where its located. Reference to be open in late 2019, but I can't find any info. Heading that way and would like to see it if it exist. Dropping $15K to buy and '72 works bike then $20K restoring is crazy money... http://www.mxworksbike.com/
  9. Van

    New test track??

    Yep, Used to be my neighbor in VC and went to high school with him. Just had their 40th HS reunion and asked him if he knew anything about it. He's in Murrieta now.
  10. Van

    New test track??

    Heard through the grapevine that Richard's Performance Muffler in Oceanside is the owner(?)/User of the track. Info from Dave Mason/Mason Jr., local and baja racers.
  11. Van


    Welcome to the forum! Fellow FJ'r and would like to hear about the Mojave and how the FJ did sometime.
  12. So that's why Bags keeps looking at these...
  13. Van

    Real ID - Process

    I was in and out of San Marcos Rancheros office in one hour without an appointment last week. In line Friday morning at 6:45 (number 13) and out by 7:45. Online registration is a big help. New DL and Real ID. Hair is overrated...unless your Mr. Paradise...
  14. There was a moto fatality in VC on July 19th. The accident was caught on video. https://www.valleycenter.com/articles/video-shows-motorcycle-fatality-happening/ The paper also posted an editorial re: the accident as it got a lot of feedback from posting the video. https://www.valleycenter.com/articles/the-traffic-hazard-we-must-not-talk-about/ Takeaway is "all we can do is rely on the majority of sane bikers to do something, anything, to rein in their more reckless comrades." Ride safe!