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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By francisthepig
Thanks for all the help. Even the offer of the...

Thanks for all the help. Even the offer of the garage (junglemototours). But I am going to go with the bike cover suggestion and leaving the helmet locked and under the tarp.

Robert
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-25-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By francisthepig
Motorcycle Parking at Santa Ana Airport (John Wayne)

Hello all,
Has anyone parked their motorcycle overnight at John Wayne airport? Would you recommend it? And what did you do with your helmet?

I am flying out to FL for an interview on a Monday...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,245
Posted By francisthepig
SF_Hooligan Thanks for the updates! Your site...

SF_Hooligan
Thanks for the updates! Your site is great. Keep up the good work.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
http://www.ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Press_Roo...

http://www.ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Press_Room/2012/doc/2012_MC_Lane_Splitting_Survey.pdf

on page 36, shows why I feel we need a good law rather than wait for legislators to outlaw it. We...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
Not mentioned on Leginfo

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_0301-0350/sb_350_bill_20130221_history.html

Nothing has been updated on the Leginfo site to reflect the AMA's statement yet.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
SF Hooligan Did you mean Lane Splitting IN the...

SF Hooligan
Did you mean Lane Splitting IN the news? Just want to clairfy.

Thanks for your website, it has good info on it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
Well, they do have a paid lobbyist up in...

Well, they do have a paid lobbyist up in Sacramento.

Has anyone heard any AMA feedback yet on this bill?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
Just got what is written below from ABATE. It...

Just got what is written below from ABATE. It reinforces what SF Hooligan is saying about this being a spot bill. I don't know what ABATE's "requirements" for the bill will be yet. Some of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
Please keep us posted. Are there any inmates...

Please keep us posted. Are there any inmates here in his district that could contact his home office?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
Exactly, why I think some good may come of this. ...

Exactly, why I think some good may come of this. I am also hoping that a good law will give a tool to other states to overturn their existing laws.

I did find this from Oregon which has some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
http://abatelocal27.org/pages/local-27/pac.php[/UR...

http://abatelocal27.org/pages/local-27/pac.php[/URL]

Thanks for that. But Alejandra Molina, Robert Gladden and Officer Montoya are not elected legislators and can't make laws. If there was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
For those stating it lane sharing is already...

For those stating it lane sharing is already legal, can you show me where it is written?

Years ago, I could smoke in a bar, because it was "legal". No law was written outlawing it. Then a law...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
I agree that, as written, it sucks. But what...

I agree that, as written, it sucks.
But what if it was changed to:
EGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
SB 350, as introduced, Beall. Vehicles: motorcycles.
(1) Existing law requires, when a roadway has...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
One could argue that with the right language,...

One could argue that with the right language, this could be a good thing. It makes lane sharing legal and it's on the books. Right now someone else could come out with a bill that makes it illegal...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,769
Posted By francisthepig
Bill introduced

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_350&sess=CUR&house=B&author=beall

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
SB 350, as introduced, Beall. Vehicles: motorcycles.
(1) Existing law...
Forum: Regional forums 01-17-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,555
Views: 225,860
Posted By francisthepig
Out

Sorry but I am going to have to bow out. I didn't get a windfall I was expecting.
Have fun and maybe next year.

Robert

#170
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By francisthepig
No cam chain issues. I have regular maintenance...

No cam chain issues. I have regular maintenance done at Brown's BMW.
Forum: Regional forums 11-28-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,555
Views: 225,860
Posted By francisthepig
170? Robert (Francisthepig)- Thurs/Sun - F800GS...

170? Robert (Francisthepig)- Thurs/Sun - F800GS -riding in- All meals- camping
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By francisthepig
2010 bought Dec 2009. 57K Miles on it. I use it...

2010 bought Dec 2009. 57K Miles on it. I use it daily as my commuter bike and put about 70 miles a day on it. Biggest expense so far was I had to replace the front rotors due to loose buttons. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,941
Posted By francisthepig
Is this still a plan to hook up with others at...

Is this still a plan to hook up with others at 11am? I got the ok to go out an play on Saturday, but it would be tough for me to get up there by 9.
Ben, I did put some knobbies on for the Noob DV...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,941
Posted By francisthepig
subscribed and interested. I have an F800gs and...

subscribed and interested.
I have an F800gs and also enjoy the slower pace.
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 33,275
Posted By francisthepig
Very cool to watch, especially if you hit play on...

Very cool to watch, especially if you hit play on both at the same time.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 161,449
Posted By francisthepig
I have been following this whole thread; gives me...

I have been following this whole thread; gives me something do at work. The high and lows, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, raffle prizes choices etc etc and teaser pictures. I see a future reality tv...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 161,449
Posted By francisthepig
Here is the pizza info.

Here is the pizza info.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 161,449
Posted By francisthepig
paid up and paid for Thursday's pizza dinner.

paid up and paid for Thursday's pizza dinner.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 161,449
Posted By francisthepig
In. Voting for Thursday dinner pkg.

In. Voting for Thursday dinner pkg.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 120,712
Posted By francisthepig
Home safe. Thanks for an nice easy group ride. ...

Home safe. Thanks for an nice easy group ride. Had a blast. Looking forward to the pics too.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 120,712
Posted By francisthepig
800 GS. Dropped plenty of times going down steep...

800 GS. Dropped plenty of times going down steep rocky stuff, so I will be used to it.

I like to see TKC's on it too, but I commute to much on my bike to run them all the time. Usually get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 120,712
Posted By francisthepig
I have never ridden down there before, so define...

I have never ridden down there before, so define dirt worthy tires. I am running Shrinko's 705's, not the best for dirt. I was told it is all big bike friendly and mostly easy trails.

Thanks,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-12-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 120,712
Posted By francisthepig
Any limit on number of riders Saturday? After...

Any limit on number of riders Saturday? After seeing all the 800gs riders doing, it peaked my interest. Never been riding down that way.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 161,449
Posted By francisthepig
Robert/francisthepig/RIDING IN/f800gs/3nights/all...

Robert/francisthepig/RIDING IN/f800gs/3nights/all dinners:D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 115,272
Posted By francisthepig
Robert-800gs will be going. Stick me with the...

Robert-800gs will be going. Stick me with the slow and easy group.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-27-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,186
Posted By francisthepig
Is this ride still happening? Trying to figure...

Is this ride still happening? Trying to figure out if I have to kiss the G/F's butt to be able to go.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 115,272
Posted By francisthepig
It is my pot bellied pig, Francis

It is my pot bellied pig, Francis
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 115,272
Posted By francisthepig
Still following

Watching this thread and Jan 8th ride. I am putting it on my calendar.

Robert
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 194,087
Posted By francisthepig
5. A big white board that rider leaders could...

5. A big white board that rider leaders could post up rides and ride level etc.
It seems that a lot of planned rides got messed up due to the weather and closures.

The website that had all...
Forum: Vendors 03-29-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,216
Posted By francisthepig
Personally, I would like the option to convert to...

Personally, I would like the option to convert to a the high fender mod similar to GPracers, if I wanted to in the future. I don't ride enough dirt yet to convert it just yet.

I think I could...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 194,087
Posted By francisthepig
Maybe it home, unpacking tomorrow. THANKS...

Maybe it home, unpacking tomorrow.

THANKS to Joel and all the volunteers. It was a blast.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 194,087
Posted By francisthepig
Yeah Ben, but $29 is just about 5 beers.

Yeah Ben, but $29 is just about 5 beers.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 194,087
Posted By francisthepig
I am bringing a huge 6 man tent...you are more...

I am bringing a huge 6 man tent...you are more than welcome to share it with me, but bring ear plugs. I snore when I am drunk.

Robert
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