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Old 09-16-2009, 05:17 PM   #76
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...And, when changing the rear tire, always work with the sprocket side down. Things can get painful, otherwise.

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Old 09-16-2009, 05:44 PM   #77
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...And you'll fuck up your rotor.

Yeah, that too.

It's just a different type of pain.

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Old 09-16-2009, 05:58 PM   #78
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Lately I have been daydreaming a lot about solo riding. I realize there are certain risks wandering out into the desert alone, but I thought I could offset some by being well prepared. What kind of stuff do you guys always carry on your bike when riding alone?

Obviously I should learn to change a tire.

Or just get a Spot and make you guys come rescue me.
You did such a great job on the Mt Lemmon ride!
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:13 PM   #79
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Lately I have been daydreaming a lot about solo riding. I realize there are certain risks wandering out into the desert alone, but I thought I could offset some by being well prepared. What kind of stuff do you guys always carry on your bike when riding alone?

Obviously I should learn to change a tire.

Or just get a Spot and make you guys come rescue me.
You did such a great job on the Mt Lemmon ride!

Let's talk about it over on the TABB (#1)... don't be a scared!!





I'm going to touch on this once more and leave it up to the rest of youse to decide how ya' want to deal with it...

I wanted to know if the majority wanted to tighten up the way the TABB is used, and the majority feels it's great the way that it is. That's all... I had no intention to make a mountain out of a mole hill!

Promise!

Now get your asses back to THE T.A.B.B.!!





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Old 09-16-2009, 07:46 PM   #80
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Lately I have been daydreaming a lot about solo riding. I realize there are certain risks wandering out into the desert alone, but I thought I could offset some by being well prepared. What kind of stuff do you guys always carry on your bike when riding alone?

Obviously I should learn to change a tire.

Or just get a Spot and make you guys come rescue me.
You did such a great job on the Mt Lemmon ride!
At a bare minimum:

1 tube to fit the largest tire -- it *will* work in the smaller tire. One tube for each is better.

Tools and knowledge to install that tube.

Tools, knowledge and supplies to recover from crash related incidents. Zip ties, tape, etc.

Knowledge and ability to pick up your bike, over and over and over.

Mindset. You operate at "survival speed". Reduce risk taking.

Confidence that you won't die.

Total commitment to the obstacle, the trail, your bike, and your ability.

Acceptance to the possibility that you will have to walk or limp for miles on end, through the hot, desolate desert to find help if your bike breaks.

Food, water, first aid kit, emergency shelter (even a "emergency blanket" will work), and the knowledge of how/when to employ each of those. Particularly the first aid kit. Be ready to patch yourself up, including gory, nasty puncture wounds, compound fractures, etc.

It is not to be taken lightly....but it is a enjoyable endeavor.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:38 AM   #81
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also I wanted to ask what bike shops you guys liked around town for tires and other junk, so I can at least compare prices before I just straight up order over the internet
+1 on OnAnyMotto ! Those guys are great ! They will BS with you, help you out and they don't charge for every freakin thing they help you out with.

They went out of their way to warranty my Cardo system. They have fixed flats, mounted tires and just been fun to talk to. Their prices are really competitive too. If they don't have it, they usually can get it the next day.

The best part is why these guys started the shop.

They did it because they wanted a bike shop that people wanted to come to because they were treated right and just wanted to hang around. I think they succeeded. Keeping them in business is a big plus for the MC community here. Unless you want to do business with big corporate pigs that don't care like..uhm....oh.. SuckNow Motorsports.

Just my 2-cents worth..I know now you want change back too...
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:43 AM   #82
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+1 on OnAnyMotto ! Those guys are great ! They will BS with you, help you out and they don't charge for every freakin thing they help you out with.

The best part is why these guys started the shop.

They did it because they wanted a bike shop that people wanted to come to because they were treated right and just wanted to hang around. I think they succeeded. Keeping them in business is a big plus for the MC community here.
Man! These guys seem so awesome you almost make me wish I needed to go to a shop
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:54 AM   #83
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i went down there yesterday to say hi and they seemed great
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:02 AM   #84
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Man! These guys seem so awesome you almost make me wish I needed to go to a shop
Ask Dace about her experience at OAM. It wasn't quite as "awesome" as others...
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:24 PM   #85
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I went to OAM because I'd met Chris when he was installing tires for Blaine at SWMoto. When Blaine sold SWMoto, going to OAM seemed like a no brainer.

{rant}The folks that bought the SWMoto name had NONE of the carburetor parts that I needed, not even the common screws used on a number of the Keihin carbs that Honda uses, the one time I tried to use a dealer for parts. Discount Honda and Cheap Cycle Parts are my normal first choice for parts. {/rant}

However, they (OAM) did seem to have communication problems. Chris didn't know that the DeathWings for my NX250 had come in and they mucked up an order for an xs HJC Max modular helmet. The prices were always competitive, and Chris' work seems to be well above average. I have no problem with paying $25/wheel for Chris to install a new tire, tube, and rim strip, plus balancing. He even boxed my old tubes for me so I had spares for the Sheetiron 300 last May.
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:09 PM   #86
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However, they (OAM) did seem to have communication problems. Chris didn't know that the DeathWings for my NX250 had come in and they mucked up an order for an xs HJC Max modular helmet. The prices were always competitive, and Chris' work seems to be well above average. I have no problem with paying $25/wheel for Chris to install a new tire, tube, and rim strip, plus balancing. He even boxed my old tubes for me so I had spares for the Sheetiron 300 last May.
So far my brother and I have both had issues with communications. I have not been called when parts were in for me, they failed to get a quote for my brother on tires until he called them again and then he couldn't get the tires until Tuesday instead of Friday per the original plan and I have had one other minor one that I can't quite remember...

Sounds like there's a week link...
My bro doesn't think he will be going back there. I am still a bit mixed, I do like Chris and his work.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:16 PM   #87
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There's 4 of em (3 if you don't count Chris in the back). I'd bet that there's a breakdown in commo between em... I know its not your job, but a follow up call if you don't hear from em may be the alternative to getting aggravated.

+1 on Chris in the back doing good work.

Just keep me away from that damn couch and the big screen!

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Old 09-25-2009, 10:53 AM   #88
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+2 on having a pretty crappy experience there.

Lousy communication.
Didn't honor the tire price match guarantee.
Tires weren't in when promised and no phone call.
Treated me like I was stupid.

Definitely won't be going back.

(Which is a real shame b/c I loved Blaine even though he could be cranky. I can deal with cranky all day long so long as I get good communication, good service, an honest price and I'm treated like a peer. None of that happened at OAM, except maybe the cranky part.)
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:06 PM   #89
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I can understand different departments not getting the word right away. However, when you only talk to one person and they are supposed to call you back as soon as they get a fix on prices, you don't expect to have to call them back and find out they didn't look up your tire at all and need to start then.
Coulda been busy but has happened too much...

I am more likely to go there with the parts I need in hand already, for those jobs I just don't want to do.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:51 PM   #90
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Hey....look what I found buried deep in the California stuff....oooppps.. wasnt this supposed to die or something ?......
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