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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 397,922
Posted By chorizo
Great camaraderie with y'all today. Super nice...

Great camaraderie with y'all today. Super nice folks encouraging all through the mud! Too fun. Thanks Meat. Ill be checking back soon. Rrrride
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 397,922
Posted By chorizo
Im putting on a new Tourance rear and have about...

Im putting on a new Tourance rear and have about a half life Tourance on the front of my porky GS. Is this gonna work? Consider myself an expert at having fun but intermediate rider on a big bike. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,642
Posted By chorizo
Room for two more?

My son and I are interested. This will be our first time motorcycle camping:rofl:
Should be amusing. Where do we sign up/pay?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 397,922
Posted By chorizo
Im down for this on Sunday too but prefer to go...

Im down for this on Sunday too but prefer to go with someone who has been here before. I just can't wait for spring.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 397,922
Posted By chorizo
Id be down for Sunday. What dirt roads in this...

Id be down for Sunday. What dirt roads in this area?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 397,922
Posted By chorizo
Thats what I'm talking about SFMCJohn. Who knows...

Thats what I'm talking about SFMCJohn. Who knows this area and when can I tag along?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 397,922
Posted By chorizo
Sorry meant Mercey Hot Springs. Think its big...

Sorry meant Mercey Hot Springs. Think its big bike OK. Slow, but doable?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 397,922
Posted By chorizo
New to this thread..

Hey guys. Im in Santa Cruz and ride a porky but sporty GS 1200 and would like to ride with like minded characters. Ive ridden fire roads on the GS but have logged 100k+ miles trail, commuting and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By chorizo
I had a feeling (for once) not to force it. I...

I had a feeling (for once) not to force it. I appreciate the insight. I think Ill try rotating the bars forward just a bit. I don't have a welder
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By chorizo
I get the "throw" part. I think its to mellow...

I get the "throw" part. I think its to mellow things at slower speeds. And Im getting used to that. But what id like to do is rotate assembly, say from 12 o'clock being neutral to to 1 o'clock....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By chorizo
Throttle position adjustment

I picked up an 05 gs and so far she's a hoot. One thing I want to adjust is the throttle position relative to handlebar placement. (think handlebar swooped back, need to rotate controls forward to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,029
Posted By chorizo
Wow thanks for the report. Looks like you got...

Wow thanks for the report. Looks like you got some good weather too. (some)
Ive been to Alaska three times and each time the weather has been 50-50.
But oh man when that blue sky comes the colors...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,031
Posted By chorizo
Bummer Reese. That bike has turned my head a few...

Bummer Reese. That bike has turned my head a few times. I live in Scotts Valley and its a small town so I probably have seen you around. From now on Im gonna shut my garage door when Im not home....
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By chorizo
I didnt know Olympia made suits. Ive had they're...

I didnt know Olympia made suits. Ive had they're mesh jacket for some time and really like it. The XXL fit is big enough for heat gear or layering. I did replace elbow armor for some fox knee pads...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By chorizo
Which riding suit?

I came from no helmet and just Levis back in the day but now I feel naked with out all the gear all the time. High vis jacket, armor, earplugs, safety glass...time consuming.
Im considering an...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By chorizo
Favorite way to go from Santa Cruz to Scottsdale AZ

Hate to say it but I have to drive to Scottsdale as my bike is down.
I want to take the best semi direct scenic route without a lot of of traffic-(avoid LA)
If it takes a few more hours thats...
Forum: Face plant 08-07-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 59,677
Posted By chorizo
I vote for the wobble board or Rock board....

I vote for the wobble board or Rock board. Basically put your feet on it and rotate your ankle and strengthen all the muscles down there. Also i breaks up scar tissue. I broke mine similar to first...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,560
Posted By chorizo
I think the best thing a car tire did for my bike...

I think the best thing a car tire did for my bike was make it handle better, brake better, much more comfy and last and last.
BTW Can someone who actually had a car tire fail after mounting or crash...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,560
Posted By chorizo
I had a car tire on my Honda PC for 17K miles,...

I had a car tire on my Honda PC for 17K miles, when i sold it it looked like it had about another 5k to go. Handled well and braking was much improved.
I didnt know it was dangerous.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By chorizo
Also in the area Highway 25

Also in the area

Highway 25
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 44,910
Posted By chorizo
I have a Ulysses with HB racks. Think this tank...

I have a Ulysses with HB racks. Think this tank will work?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,692
Posted By chorizo
Not using the clutch

You think Im blowing it not using the clutch much at all? Times when not pushing my Uly it'll shift real smooth up or down without the clutch. Except 1st. If its not grinding, no harm right? BTW the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 199,732
Posted By chorizo
Hey anybody out there mount their top box on...

Hey anybody out there mount their top box on rails so it can be moved forward and back? I thought the ones on a Goldwing or big cruiser could be real ugly on the vstrom. Make be a comfy backrest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,701
Posted By chorizo
Unless your moving bikes in the shop

Unless your moving bikes in the shop
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By chorizo
Gonna have to try on a weekday

Gonna have to try on a weekday
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By chorizo
Ended up going to Point Reyes via Stinson Beach....

Ended up going to Point Reyes via Stinson Beach. Ugh.. once past Stinson traffic was nil. But man you guys were right. Ill bet that area is busy during the week too. Where are the CHP to give tickets...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By chorizo
Ridgecrest looks like Skyline 35 type road....

Ridgecrest looks like Skyline 35 type road. Sounding good to me
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By chorizo
Thats what Im talking about lvscrvs! Gonna make...

Thats what Im talking about lvscrvs! Gonna make that 3 hours after the bridge.
Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By chorizo
Hwy North of San Francisco. Have time for about 2...

Hwy North of San Francisco. Have time for about 2 hours and looking for scenic roads with minimal stop and go. For example, lots of Hwy 1 moves at a decent pace until you hit the likes of Santa Cruz...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By chorizo
Roads from Golden Gate to Hwy 1N

Im looking for good 2 lane roads to ride from the Golden Gate Bridge to Hwy1 S. Looking for not too many stoplights and traffic. We will be riding from Santa Cruz and besides SF dont want to get too...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By chorizo
Registering a out of state 2006 Tiger

Im working on buying an out of state Tiger 2006 with about 20k miles.
I the 06 50 state legal? How much hassle will it be to register.
Oh it has aftermarket TOR exhaust.. Advice needed
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By chorizo
Registering out of state 2006 Tiger

Im working on buying an out of state Tiger 2006 with about 20k miles.
I the 06 50 state legal? How much hassle will it be to register in CA.
Oh it has aftermarket TOR exhaust.. Advice needed
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,688
Posted By chorizo
Seriously, what was the problem and how did you...

Seriously, what was the problem and how did you fix it?
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,688
Posted By chorizo
Just finished an afterwork decompression ride...

Just finished an afterwork decompression ride through the hills nearby.
Dialed in the suspension back to single rider with luggage. I adjusted it for two up touring months ago and never got around...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,688
Posted By chorizo
I put a Hawk muffler on mine. Send it to Randy...

I put a Hawk muffler on mine. Send it to Randy and he canisterectimizes
it for about $180. Also he re-flashed my ecm at no charge and shared interesting XB tips too. My Uly now makes a great...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,688
Posted By chorizo
Just buy the Uly Brooks

All this agonizing and horse beating could be put to rest if you just get the Uly.
Most can be found at a price point that has hit close the bottom IMO. Unless its trashed or in need of lots of...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,514
Posted By chorizo
Ive heard radios on bikes need special wiring. I...

Ive heard radios on bikes need special wiring. I figured to wire to a lighting circuit. Is it just a filter?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,217
Posted By chorizo
Ive had the same experience on the Benicia...

Ive had the same experience on the Benicia Bridge. The kind where you lean into the wind at about a 2 oclock angle and
then the wind lets up for a second and wham gusts again. Had to pull over and...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,514
Posted By chorizo
What kind of GPS are you using?

What kind of GPS are you using?
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,514
Posted By chorizo
AM radio

I really like listening to the game and talk radio while munching the miles. Im looking for a decent inexpensive way to
get AM on my bike. Something that actually works and get reception. Any...
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