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thepretender last won the day on November 15 2018

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    Lake Forest Ca.
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    2002 VFR800, BMW S1000R

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    Moving a bike 800 miles looking for ideas

    Trying to wrap my head around longest ride maybe 150 miles, does not compute. I would pick a good day for weather fly up stay the night and ger up early and ride home. It's a vfr made to eat miles. Take 2 days if you don't have that in you. On the other hand a motorcycle trailer from u-hall is very cheap.
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    No Clutch feel

    I recently lost clutch function. Bleed the clutch till all fluid was replaced and no air bubbles. Still no clutch so I pulled in the lever and opened the banjo bolt and hissss did it again fluid came out. Tightened it up and clutch was fully functional again. Give it a try.
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    Schuberth and Held Parking lot sale

    Glad this is 300 miles away, i don't need a helmet or gloves but love me a bargain. And i have to stay away from anywhere selling Suppersports😊
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    Day ride recommendation near Irvine

    Above 5000' I do reach down and turn on the the electrice liner 🙂 The air is crisp and clear and so are the roads though.
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    Day ride recommendation near Irvine

    My suggestion is follow Duc2v4 if possible a great time I can guaranty. Weather and road conditions allowing ACH with lunch in Wrightwood would be a great way to ride the day away. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+Habit+Burger+Grill,+990+Town+Center+Dr,+La+Cañada+Flintridge,+CA+91011/Newcomb's+Ranch/Big+Pines/34.3805085,-118.0965331/34.284685,-118.1763157/@34.3574587,-118.1277468,10.82z/data=!4m22!4m21!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2e9fc263f6bb5:0x932b0c614b7efb05!2m2!1d-118.199844!2d34.204782!1m5!1m1!1s0x0:0xce7d44eb0dff8ced!2m2!1d-118.0019671!2d34.3298239!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c316fd4b06517f:0x194a73a6c59d776c!2m2!1d-117.68917!2d34.37889!1m0!1m0!3e0
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    Winter glove recommendations

    The Helds came early fit and finish are top notch as expected. Inside there is no looseness to the finger like in other winter gloves I've had so very easy to put on I think even when inserting a wet hand. You can still flex your fingers and properly grip the bar much better all winter gloves before. Should be well into the 40's when I head out on Saturdays ride I'll have a good idea how warm they are then.
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    Winter glove recommendations

    Though not cheep I expect a pair of Held cold champ gore-tex gloves to be delivered next Monday. I don't think cold hands to be a problem this winter. I'll report upon arrival. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/held-cold-champ-gore-tex-gloves
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    Day ride recommendation near Irvine

    Not sure whats available but you might want to check out https://www.twistedroad.com/ What kind of roads to you want to explore takes at least a good 30min to an hour to get to some more interesting roads. Technical, seanic , long sweepers?
  9. Same answer as for the person who says their butt hurts, RIDE MORE. These problems go away if you put the miles in to get your body used to it.
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    cheap ebay camera

    First video from the Innovv K2, not sure why it didn't record until I was going back home.
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    Soft bags and heat shield?

    I pointed a Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer at the shields with bags attached and temp was 125f so I think it works well enough. I may want to add some more insulation somehow for peace of mind.
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    Soft bags and heat shield?

    How well do the exhaust heat shields work. I want to fit some Cortech Super 2 saddle bags on my 6th gen but would touch the heat shields. Do the shields stay cool enough to do this or is it a quick way to kill my brand new bags?
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    cheap ebay camera

    Duc2v4 I just went to the Innovv site and noticed they recently released the second version of there 2 camera system for motorcycles the K2 and it looks like they fixed all the shortcomings of the previous system. I may have to make an order.
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    Had to Buy It - Couldn't Resist!

    Couple of weeks ago the was a yellow 5th gen 20k miles minor faring damage on CL Sacramento $1600, should have went and got it 😞

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