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  1. April 27th presentation in Point Loma, this should be good. Guy who rode to South America with a surfboard on his DR650...70,000 miles in 2 1/2 years. https://youtu.be/1cvnoS3VsJc?si=4x4klCilkElQmNGN
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    Can Anyone Weld This Today 4/9/24 ?

    Thanks for the offers guys !
  3. Rider passing thru SD is asking for help...can anyone weld this during the day today ?
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    Plastic Battery Box - Free

    What's group 27 - 31 ? Battery size ?
  5. Thanks for the heads up ! If you're riding your motorcycles out there that day, please be aware, as you should always be anyway.
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    AMA Newsletter

    March 6, 2024 100 Years of Historic AMA Rights Wins (Part Two) Last month we looked back at some of the AMA’s historic legislative wins over the past century, including the creation of the AMA Legislative Department, and one of the most intense political-action campaigns in motorcycling’s history — fighting attempts to eliminate ORV use on public lands in 1977. It’s important to note that in 1978, the Legislative Department name was officially changed by the AMA to the Government Relations Department (GRD) — the name it still has today — to better reflect the broad scope of activities and regulatory issues taken on by the team. While the AMA fights tirelessly for your rights, don’t forget that we need your help, too! Sign up for action alerts from the AMA at americanmotorcyclist.com/action-center/ . READ MORE AMA Hall of Fame Spring Bike Night to Run May 18 The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame welcomes motorcyclists and fans of motorcycling to Bike Nights in the spring and the fall. These events, which raise funds for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, feature music, food vendors, free entry to the museum and more. For 2024, the spring event will be held Saturday, May 18 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. as part of our 100th anniversary. Join us at the AMA campus, located at 13515 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, Ohio. READ MORE Four Decades in the Making When Connie Fleming arrived at Angel Stadium for Round 1 of AMA Supercross on Jan. 5, she knew hardware would be handed out…she just didn’t know she would be on the receiving end! Unbeknownst to Fleming — an AMA employee for more than 40 years and current AMA Supercross/FIM Coordinator — she was the 2024 recipient of the Mickey Thompson Award of Excellence, an annual award given to an individual who has contributed one’s career to developing and improving the motorcycle industry. “I was in shock,” Fleming said when she was brought on stage to accept the award. “I don’t know what I said except ‘I’m speechless.’ And then I paused, and I said something. I don’t know what I said.” READ MORE Member Benefit Spotlight: PartsGiant AMA members save 10 percent on every purchase at PartsGiant.com. Call TJ at 888-575-6570 x 817 or email tj@partsgiant.com. Get the discount code when you login at americanmotorcyclist.com/deals-and-discounts . Help Us Celebrate 100 Years! The AMA is 100 years old! Help us celebrate our 100th anniversary by letting us know what the AMA means to you and your love for motorcycling! Please submit written or video responses here, or share your favorite AMA memories by using #AMA100Years and #AMACenturyStrong on Facebook or Instagram, and you may appear on AMA social media channels and other AMA-related material. SUBMIT Back In The Day... "This is me on my 1976 YZ100 and my cousin Jeff on his GT80 doing our best rippin’-it pose for the camera. My brother Greg is thinking we’re both boneheads. These were good times in our mid-teens back around 1980, when we weren’t allowed to ride dirt bikes anymore on the streets of Philly. My dad would drive us over to a cool riding area in Florence, N.J., that our flat-tracking cousin Joe K. told us about. Wish I still had that awesome Yamaha jersey!" — Len Wojnarowicz Want to share your vintage motorcycling experiences with us, and potentially appear in American Motorcyclist magazine? Send in your Back in the Day responses to submissions@ama-cycle.org. We have a large backlog of Back in the Day submissions and appreciate your patience as we progress through them. AmericanMotorcyclist.com Address American Motorcyclist Association 13515 Yarmouth Drive Pickerington, Ohio
  7. Cool ! Please post photos if anyone has some.
  8. Did you guys go riding out there ? Was it raining ? How was it ?
  9. March 2024 National and Regional News Washington, D.C. — The Biden administration is planning to give carmakers more time to ramp up sales of electric vehicles amid weak demand for EVs, according to a report by the New York Times. The relaxed rule is part of a pending regulation that limits tailpipe emissions that will soon be finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency. Under the EPA proposal submitted for review to the White House Office of Management and Budget, about 67 percent of new car sales — including sedans, crossovers, SUVs and light trucks — would be required to be electric by 2032, a dramatic increase from over 7 percent in 2023. It would also require up to 50 percent of buses and garbage trucks, 35 percent of short-haul freight tractors and 25 percent of long-haul freight tractor purchases to be electric. Automakers and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation have urged the Biden administration to slow the proposed ramp-up in EV sales. They have said EV technology is still too costly for many mainstream U.S. consumers, and more time is needed to develop the charging infrastructure. The availability of functioning charging stations remains a key issue, both for automakers and for many consumers. Although many EV drivers charge their vehicles at home, advocates have complained about a lack of functioning public charging stations across the country. San Francisco — Waymo’s application to expand its robotaxi service in Los Angeles and San Mateo counties has been suspended for 120 days by the California Public Utilities Commission’s Consumer Protection and Enforcement Division. The decision doesn’t change Waymo’s ability to commercially operate driverless vehicles in San Francisco. However, it does put an abrupt halt to the company’s goals to expand where it can operate — at least until June 2024. The Commission said on its website that the application has been suspended for further staff review. According to Waymo, the “suspension” is a procedural part of the CPUC’s standard and robust review process. However, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors vice president David J. Canepa took a different position. He stated that Waymo has hindered meaningful discussions regarding planned expansion into Silicon Valley and that this delay will provide the opportunity to fully engage the autonomous vehicle maker on their public safety concerns. Waymo noted that it has reached out to two dozen government and business organizations as part of its outreach effort, including officials in cities throughout San Mateo County such as Burlingame, Daly City and Foster City, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and local chambers of commerce. Waymo operates a commercial service 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout San Francisco. Waymo is also allowed to give people free driverless rides in parts of Los Angeles. The company kicked off robotaxi ride testing with employees in Santa Monica around March 2023 and has since opened it up to some members of the public, but is still not able to charge for those rides. State News Carson City, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management announced that the Sierra Front- Northern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will host a public meeting on April 11, and a field tour on April 12. The 15-member BLM Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin RAC serves in an advisory capacity concerning issues relating to land use planning and the management of the public land resources located within the BLM’s Winnemucca, Elko, and Carson City Districts. The meeting and the field tour are open to the public. The April 11 meeting will be held in-person at the Carson City BLM District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nev., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT. A virtual participation option will also be available. Agenda items include district updates, Sage Grouse effort, Sand Mountain Recreation Area, Mining Law, Tribal Consultation process, and Solar Preliminary Environmental Impact Statement. The meeting agenda and meeting access information for individuals that prefer to participate virtually will be posted two weeks in advance of the meeting at blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-me/nevada. Individuals participating in the April field tour will meet at 8 a.m. PDT at the Carson City District Office (5665 Morgan Mill Road) and travel to Fallon Navy Base land located east of Fallon for discussion concerning possible resource issues and mitigation with the expansion of Navy land. The group will then travel to the Sand Mountain Recreation Area to view improvements and discuss issues facing the area. The field tour will conclude at approximately 1 p.m. PDT. Members of the public are welcome on field tours but must provide their own transportation and meals. Individuals who plan to attend or need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation and other reasonable accommodations, must RSVP to the Carson City Public Affairs Specialist Lisa Ross at (775) 885-6107 or lross@blm.gov at least two weeks prior to the meeting and field tour. The RAC is critical in assisting the BLM in continuing to be a good neighbor in communities served by the Bureau, providing advice and recommendations on issues including land use planning, fire management, off-highway vehicle use, recreation, oil and gas exploration, noxious weed management, grazing issues, and wild horse and burro herd management issues. For more information on the Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin RAC, visit the RAC’s webpage at blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-me/nevada. Also — Nevada State Parks is currently accepting grant applications for motorized trail projects in anticipation of the 2024 Federal Highway Administration funding of the Recreational Trails Program. RTP funding may be awarded to counties, municipalities, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and tribal governments. Applications must fall within one of the following categories: Motorized single use project: A project primarily intended to benefit only one mode of motorized recreational use, such as snowmobile trail grooming. A project may be classified in this category if it also benefits a non-motorized use (it is not necessary to exclude non-motorized use), but the primary intent must be for the benefit of motorized use. Motorized diverse use project: A project primarily intended to benefit more than one mode of motorized recreational use, such as: motorcycle and ATV use; or ATV and snowmobile. A project may be classified in this category if it also benefits a non-motorized use (it is not necessary to exclude non-motorized use), but the primary intent must be for the benefit of motorized use. RTP motorized funding will be limited to approximately $300,000.00 for this grant cycle. Fund allocations will be determined by the RTP Advisory Committee and State Parks Administration following evaluation of the proposed projects. Visit parks.nv.gov/about/grant-programs/recreational-trails-program to review RTP guidelines. Applications must be submitted through the grant portal, at nvparks.webgrantscloud.com/ and are due by March 8. For questions related to the RTP motorized application or to request additional information, contact Elyse Jolly, park & recreation program manager, at (775) 684-2775 or emjolly@parks.nv.gov. Portland, Ore. — The Bureau of Land Management has funding for projects that maintain and improve public lands across western Oregon. BLM leaders are encouraging individuals, organizations, and local governments to submit funding applications for consideration. The funds are available through Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. Proposed projects must improve existing infrastructure, enhance forest ecosystems, or restore and improve land health and water quality. Projects must benefit Grant lands and resources. O&C lands are spread across 18 western Oregon counties. Applicants are encouraged to contact the BLM representative where the project would be implemented. Coos Bay District – Matt Bailey, mbailey@blm.gov (541) 751-4315 Roseburg District – Ryan Kay, rmkay@blm.gov (541) 464-3230 Medford District and Klamath Falls Field Office of the Lakeview District – Amanda Huffman, ahuffman@blm.gov (541) 618-2487 Northwest Oregon District – Charity Glade, cbglade@blm.gov (503) 375-5678 The application forms, criteria, and instructions are available through grants.gov. The grant is under the heading Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement L24AS00113 BLM OR/WA Secure Rural Schools, Title II Grants. Applications are due by April 2, 2024. The Western Oregon Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will review the applications at their fall 2024 meeting. Information about the RAC is available at: blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-you/oregon-washington/western-oregon-rac. Industry News Irvine, Calif. — Erik Pritchard — president and CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Council, Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, and Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association — announced that he is pursuing new opportunities and will step down from his position at the associations on March 22, 2024. Pritchard’s legal background provided an integral foundation that enabled him to oversee and coordinate the industry’s standard-setting process and the industry’s responses to government agencies. But he also understood the need for better outreach to communities at large. At his direction, mainstream media communications were ramped up to reach hundreds of millions of people with messages relaying the serious fun that powersports vehicles can bring. He ensured that the Motorcycle Safety Foundation was properly recognized for 50 years of rider education and training, culminating with a U.S. Senate resolution honoring the MSF. And he helped revive the American International Motorcycle Expo, the U.S. powersports industry’s trade show, after the pandemic nearly shut it down for good. AIMExpo, in its 10th year, will be delivering the largest show in its history with a completely sold-out floor. Pritchard began his work with the industry as outside legal counsel. He was hired as the organizations’ general counsel in 2014. In 2017, he became president of SVIA and ROHVA, and in 2019, he was appointed president and CEO of all four associations. AMA News Pickerington, Ohio — After another successful year of racing and recreational riding pursuits, the American Motorcyclist Association congratulates the winners of its 2023 AMA Racing, Organizer and Volunteer Awards. Awarded to the standout individuals and organizations that helped cultivate another thriving year of AMA-sanctioned events, the 2023 awards serve as a recognition of those who went above and beyond in the goal to help promote and preserve the motorcycling lifestyle. AMA members participated in the selection process of certain racing categories — including the Athlete of the Year awards — while AMA staff selected the recipients of the organizational and volunteer awards. The AMA Athlete of the Year Awards were bestowed upon Grant Baylor (National Championship), Evan Renshaw (Grand Championship) and Mason Jackson (ATV). Jeff Emig was awarded the AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year, while Jack Brucks was recognized as the AMA Youth Racer of the Year. The AMA Female Racer of the Year was Mikayla Moore, who brought home the MotoAmerica Build, Train, Race Championship in 2023. The 2023 U.S. International Six Days Enduro Team, which saw its World Trophy and Women’s World Trophy Teams ­— as well as Club Team XC Gear — secure first-place finishes at the grueling event in San Juan, Argentina, earned the AMA Sportsman of the Year award. Shifting gears to the organizational awards, Lake Sugar Tree Motorsports Park (Motocross Organizer of the Year), National Enduro Promotions Group (Off-Road Racing Organizer of the Year), Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (Track Racing Organizer of the Year) and Braircliff Motocross LLC (ATV Organizer of the Year) were all recognized for their prowess in operating AMA-sanctioned races. Manchester Motorcycle Club Inc. was named the Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year and Durty Dabbers Motorcycle Club claimed the Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year honor. Middle Atlantic Motocross Association Inc. earned AMA Club of the Year honors, while Vital MX secured the AMA Media Award. The AMA also recognized Rory S. Reiley, John Bauman and Charity Gochenour as the AMA Volunteers of the Year. Also — For the past 100 years, the American Motorcyclist Association has been at the forefront of providing riders with the opportunity to enjoy our excellent sport through recreational endeavors. As we strive to continue that goal into our next 100 years, the AMA is pleased to announce the 2024 Road and Off-Road Recreational Riding Commissions. The two commissions will continue to serve as volunteer bodies that work to enhance and promote AMA-sanctioned recreational riding events. The 2024 AMA Recreational Riding Commissions were chosen from a large pool of highly qualified AMA members who have prior experience working with the AMA or local motorcycle clubs and events. Each appointee will serve a one-year term, beginning February 2024, and will work to help strengthen the AMA’s recreational riding pursuits. The 2024 AMA Recreational Riding Commission appointees include: AMA Road Riding Commission Cyndi Brandt (Chairperson) Maggie McNally Marlene Harris Mike Stock Rick Ferguson Victor Casteneda Jr. Michael Battaglia Paul Flanders Robert Trigueros David Canada Greg Zuest Paul Rogers AMA Off-Road Riding Commission Paul Reisinger (Chairperson) Paul Watson BJ Hessler Kalyn Benaroya John Luce John Newton Ken Schuck Mike Mauer Kevin Higgins William Jenkins Jonathan Peters Karen Umphress William Hearne Robert Butke Robert Nye George Wysopa Both commissions will meet throughout the year to address emerging topics and seek avenues to further improve recreational riding opportunities for all AMA members. Although applications are closed for 2024, AMA members in good standing may apply to serve on either commission in 2025. Those interested in applying must fill out the form at form.jotform.com/220953789579174 by Sept. 30, 2024. Also — The world of motorcycling has many milestones in 2024, with the American Motorcyclist Association commemorating 100 years of promoting the motorcycling lifestyle, and Kawasaki celebrating the 40th birthday of the legendary Kawasaki Ninja. To honor both anniversaries, the AMA is raffling a 2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR 40th Anniversary Edition in 2024. The Ninja joins a 1975 BMW R90S and 1997 KTM 200 EXC Jackpiner as the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle bikes for 2024. The original Kawasaki Ninja 900 of 1984 is a historic piece of motorcycling history, melding open-class power — from an all-new liquid-cooled engine — with near-middleweight handling, a combination other open-class sportbikes simply could not match. The new ZX-4RR Anniversary Edition mixes world-class sportbike handling characteristics with a screaming, 16,000-rpm engine that must be experienced to believe. And now it’s up for grabs as one of the AMA’s latest raffle bikes. To enter, donate to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. A $5 donation will receive one ticket, or a $20 donation gets five entries. Participants must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States to win. Donate today to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum and be entered into the raffle for the 2024 Ninja ZX-4RR 40th Anniversary Edition. * * * * * AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association. Designed to inform motorcyclists of rights-related issues and events in the United States and around the world, AMA News & Notes welcomes your input. Suggestions and editorial contributions can be sent to the editorial department at submissions@ama-cycle.org. Sign up and stay informed: AMA News & Notes keeps motorcyclists up to date on hot topics, news affecting the motorcycling community and opportunities to communicate with elected officials. Click here to check the “Sign me up for News & Notes” box. AMA Action Alerts notify motorcyclists when and how to make a difference on important issues. Click here to see the most recent AMA Action Alerts, or to sign up and receive them. Readers also may sign up for other AMA e-newsletters, including Hall of Fame Insider, which focuses on the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. To subscribe, click here. Protect your right to ride! Volunteering is easy, and it’s rewarding. To learn how you can help, email us at grassroots@ama-cycle.org. American Motorcyclist Association 13515 Yarmouth Dr Pickerington, OH 43147 Email: grassroots@ama-cycle.org www.AmericanMotorcyclist.com Phone: (800) AMA-JOIN (800) 262-5646 (614) 856-1900
  10. OK, I'll try to setup a forum section this week.
  11. How about Motorally Roadbook Navigation?
  12. Padu, you can go ahead and organize a ride like this any time you like. What do you want to name the new forum section ?
  13. You don't need a "mini club" in our forums, I can just start a dedicated section for this and tell me what you'd like to call it and I'll add it. Great idea for those who may be interested.
  14. Was a perfect day at DSM8's house for tech day. Some people got some work done and Joe Hauler made a bunch of chicken drumsticks on the grille, and I bought potato and Mac salad and a jar of pickles. Almost all the food was gone ! Thanks to Dave for hosting, Joe Hauler for bbq'ing and thanks to all who showed up, and thanks for your generous donations above and beyond the cost of the food.
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    Escondido Tech Day

    Joe Hauler said he's coming and will bring chicken again to throw on the grille. I'll buy some sides, donations to cover food will be accepted. Bring your own drinks please.
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    Thousands of Motorcycle Magazines

    I'll take the ones with me as the cover story....🤣🤪
  17. Joe Hauler said he's coming and will bring chicken again to throw on the grille. I'll buy some sides, donations to cover food will be accepted. Bring your own drinks please.
  18. Cool, see you there. We can discuss lunch while everyone's there, and I can go pick it up if necessary.
  19. We don't want this forum to become like Facebook, so please don't use any Memes or GIF's in your posts. Thanks.
  20. (619) 233-4762 capodanno 2024 | New Year's Ride GP's Annual New Year's Ride is almost here! This year it will be on Sunday, January 7th, meeting here at GP at 9:00 am for coffee from Cafe INFLUX, then departing at 10:00 am with a "recommended" route into San Diego's back country. All bikes welcome! Bike not ready? Need tires? Oil change? Call our service department and we will get you in! GP Motorcycles GPMC Inc 3617 India St Ste B San Diego, CA 92103 619-233-GPMC (4762) 619-233-5006 FAX Ducati of San Diego San Diego KTM San Diego Husqvarna GP STORE HOURS Sun-Mon: Closed Tues-Sat: 9am-6pm
  21. Thanks for the continued support Kelly !
  22. Hello All, We'd like to ask for help to keep SDAR website and forums alive. Every year, the Desert Dash always brought in some money to help offset the costs of keeping the website going, but we haven't been able to put on any organized events lately, which means we really don't have much cash flow since we don't have any mandatory membership fees. If you would feel so inclined to help SDAR, please donate if you can. There is a donate button on the front page of our website, and/or you can PM me to ask how to send a check or how to donate. If you decide to support us with a donation, please make sure to include your real name and forum name. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks for your continued support over all these years. Sincerely, KTMrad Randy Lazar SDAR Founder & Vice President
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    Please No Memes or GIF's

    Chris, I checked out your link...the jeep site has an entire section devoted to just humorous memes....that's entirely different than allowing memes to be posted in every section as a response to posts....that's when I think memes would get out of hand....like turning into a "meme-fest", which would take away from the content of the original posts. So, do you all want a little "humorous meme" section having to do with motorcycles only, or anything goes memes (excluding politics) ?
  24. 10-4, I will post a link.
  25. Darren, that's not entirely correct. See my response to Covered in Dust.

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