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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.
  4. 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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    KTM service in North County?

    Thanks, didn't know Trevor had moved over to NCY.
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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.
  7. 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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    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.
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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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    Two Day Camp and Ride

    Boy, I have the worst timing. We leave Saturday the 4th to head to Germany to pick up my new car through the European Delivery Program, which if you've never heard of it is pretty cool. Won't be back home till the 19th. The 1190R is not getting much of a workout this year, nor are any of my other bikes. Have fun everyone, hope to join you one one of these events before the 1190 dissolves into a pile of dust and rust from just sitting . . .
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    SDAR member AFRY - Arnie has passed

    RIP Arnie. I did not know Arnie, but I'm sure he felt the same way my friend Mike Baker did, and which has been expressed by a number of other riding friends. If I go, I'd rather it be doing something I loved than sitting at my desk, etc. Mike passed at Willow Springs of a ruptured aorta just a week after standing with me at my wedding as my best man. It's aways too early to go, but it sounds like he used his time well and went out doing something he loved in the end.
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    Left on red, not happening.

    Good find on the DOT report. Had a brief look at it and bookmarked it for later. I'm an EE, but also have so much on my plate that I haven't been on the bike more than a couple times this year - and that's just to go get coffee Would be a fun project if I had time.
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    Left on red, not happening.

    Is your bike electric start? A 250 might not pull enough current to trigger the loop, but it has worked for me on my other bikes. Stop the motor then use the E-start to refire. The current going through the windings in the motor generates a field that interacts with the loop and triggers it. I have a couple gate sensors at home to open the gate so I can leave my property, or so others without my remote can anyway. My F-250 diesel will trigger the thing from like 40 ft away when I start it when the motor is cold :eek
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    Raise your glass

    Godspeed . . .
  21. I'm in town, it's close by, will try to make it
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    KTM 1090 R

    I'm generally pleased with the 1190 R. I'd like a little less nanny on the traction control, especially in sport mode. I think they could ease up on the wheelie sensor quite a bit when the lean sensor shows that the bike is relatively upright. Would be nice if sport mode would let you go a little more crazy while upright but still limit wheel spin when on the side of the tire. It actually does little wheelies better in dirt mode with the HP limited to 100 than in sport mode where you get the full 160. This is helpful when you're trying to loft the front end over some obstacle. Instead, on the street a lot of the time I end up turning off traction control and riding it old school. On the dirt I noticed that in dirt mode, the TC kicks in a lot when you're riding over rough graded roads with little stutter bumps. The wheel spins up as you hop a bit over the little bumps and TC cuts the power, then reenables after a little delay. Kind of a weird surging. The bike is a lot heavier than my 500 EXC and not something I feel comfortable riding down something much rougher than a reasonably well groomed fire road by myself. Not because it won't do it, but because I'd rather not have to pick it up by myself, or worse yet, have it fall on me. For me, the bike fits the bill for something where I can cruise on a highway for a few hours to get to the general area where I'd like to explore around a bit. And, if with friends, the exploration can be over some rougher stuff. I can also ride two up on the 1190 on the street very comfortably. I don't like to ride the 500 EXC for more than a few miles on the street, and figured the 690 would be better than that, but still not something I'd feel comfortable on the street with for hours. The 990 would be better, but then you're practically at the 1190, so . . . I got the 1190. Still room in the garage for something in between ;-) We'll see. Mainly, the problem has been getting time off to ride at all :-(
  23. Thanks, living vicariously through you guys. So busy with work and travel I haven't had the 1190 out at all this year
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    KLR650 Pegs?

    +1 on the wet and/or muddy... Replaced the stock pegs on my 1190R right away. The rubber inserts were removable, but the stock width was a little narrow for good support while stand up riding. The extended width pegs are so much better.
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    Nicky Hayden

    Bummer, I was hoping for a better outcome. RIP