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About darylhunter

  • Birthday 08/08/1958

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  1. darylhunter

    RIP Schwinn

    Bummer, RIP Schwinn
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    Speeding ticket

    I would recommend checking out Steve Lehto's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMljRGC0eBJrxbUorWEnasg He is a Michigan lawyer, but has a lot of good advice and a couple videos specifically on traffic tickets and fighting them.
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    Is Amazon the devil in disguise?

    Our biggest issue with them is the random locations at which different delivery persons leave the packages. Some put them outside our gate, some inside the gate in the path of the wheel and out of sight so they're potentially crushed when the gate opens as we drive up. Not much traffic in our area so considered building a big box with a sign that says place packages here ===> or something like that.
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    KTM service in North County?

    Thanks, didn't know Trevor had moved over to NCY.
  5. My 1190R has a service indication on the gauge. I don't think it's a service minder, more like an error code. Bike doesn't have too many miles on it, less than 4000 I think as I hardly ride it. Less adventurous than I thought, plus busy with work and fam. But would still like to get the bike checked out and maybe have the oil changed, possibly a new rear tire. Any recommendations for shops in North County. Previously had it serviced at American KTM in Ramona. Was a bit of a haul, but they took pretty good care of me there. Could make a drive to other parts of SD if it comes down to it, but would prefer some place closer just to avoid the extra time spent driving forth and back.
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    2019 New California Motor Vehicle Law

    I live along Rancho Sante Fe Rd in North County. One of my driveways is right off the road and one edge of my property runs along the road. We have just under a couple of acres so our house is removed a ways from the road and up on a bit of a hill. But there are some really loud cars and bikes that rip along the road from time to time. Would like better enforcement of the noise limitations but don't really like the CARB bit thrown in with the law. Should be mandatory impound for Harleys with straight pipes. As time moves on, I suspect the noise volume will drop a bit as more people switch to electric cars. But even with electric cars we'll still have a fair bit of tire and wind noise left.
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    FCC proposed fine to Baofeng / Amcrest

    Don't know about my current Yeasu VX radios, but my older Kenwood dual band radio could be made to operate outside the ham bands. There were instructions available that said don't remove this 0 ohm resistor here and here or operation outside ham bands may be possible. Of course that's the first thing most people did - though I think mainly it was to open up the receiver tuning, not tx outside the band.
  8. Was looking through recent FCC fines and notice one for Amcrest / Baofeng Radio. Related to the UV-5R, UV-5RA, UV-5RE, and UV-5R V2+. The UV-5R V2+ is capable of operating on restricted frequencies outside the scope of its authorization. The company can be fined up to $19,639 for each volition and each day of a continuing violation, and up to $147,290 for any single violation. The Commission may impose further forfeitures if the company doesn't clean up its act. Doesn't mean that they're going to hunt down current users, but new radios and parts / support may be harder to come by in the future.
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    Anyone lose a dirt biker?

    Well, then they weren't lost, they were camping
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    Anyone lose a dirt biker?

    They should have watched a few survivor man episodes. They had batteries in their bikes, at least some fuel. A little bit of wire could have been scrounged or a couple metal tools from the tool kit could have been used along with the battery to create a spark. Some kindling and whatnot, plus gas if they needed it, and a little spark and poof, fire. I carry a Swedish Firesteel kit and usually some water proof matches with me. Plus there are other methods. As long as there is dry fuel, a fire is in the making if necessary. I practice from time to time too in a safe setting, i.e., not somewhere that will burn down California by a fire getting away from me. Thankfully, it's never been necessary to build one, other than outside the RV in a fire pit after the ride is over. There's some good stuff here: http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=cfrm
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    Show Me What You Got

    Re San Marcos ORV spot, haven't been there in a while, PM me about the current status of the ways in, I heard some of them were closed off. In other news, got this which will cover the next several Christmas and birthdays.
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    Ocotillo Wells crash results in fatality

    I think we saw the fire/rescue vehicles leaving for the hospital yesterday. It was maybe 5:30 or 6 PM and they had all the lights going and I could see someone sitting up in the back of the ambulance working on somebody. Very sad.
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    Two Day Camp and Ride

    You were right, didn’t hit the limiter. There were some spots were we could have, but I was still in the break-in period. Later after break-in was complete it was either rainy or traffic was too heavy. But I did get a chance to put the pedal down a few times. Cruises at 160-180 kph like it’s 55 mph. When you put your foot in it, it leaps to 220 kph really fast, did that a few times, then we had a chance to run it up to 240 kph or so. Then on the last day we had a brief clear stretch where we were going along at around 180 kph and we opened it up a bit longer. My wife got a bit of video. She cut back to the road as the speedo was passing 260 kph and it was still climbing strongly when I let off at around 275 kph (170 mph) a few seconds later. This with four people in the car and a trunk full of luggage. Really impressed as the car felt totally planted. The whole two weeks went by really fast and now I’m going to be waiting for six weeks or so for the car to make it back to the states. 2018 Mercedes E63S AMG on the autobahn
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    Two Day Camp and Ride

    Looks like it was a great ride. Wish I could have been there. I look forward to seeing the photos. But we made it to Germany to go on a different kind of ride, in a new ride Only a half a day with it so far but very happy. BTW, I really recommend the Mercedes factory tour for anyone who gets a chance.
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    Two Day Camp and Ride

    No, a Mercedes E63S AMG. I thought it would be fun to take a touring lap on the Nuerburgring with it at a safe pace, but the insurance from Mercedes doesn't cover the ring. We'll have it for two weeks, but I don't think that's going to be enough time to put the necessary 1000 miles on it for break in before I can open it up. I know I could rack up the miles on my own, but the family will want to waste a lot of time doing non driving stuff like walking around and sight seeing - go figure . . . I'd hoped to be able to do at least one autobahn run to test out the 186 MPH speed limiter

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