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    Went on a 155 mile trip from Los Banos down I-5 to a two lane back road to Hollister and back to Los Banos via 152

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    Gave my wife a moto escort to work at 8am. Planned to ride only before heat kicked in but ended up riding pretty much all day.

    Picked up an exhaust wash plug that a small-town shop ordered for me. Fits stock exhaust perfectly. It's this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CT48GT1..._gqumDbBSHEWYN

    Continued on. When stopped for lunch, noticed plaza had our version of DMV (but not big city so no lines) so I renewed driver's license and moto plate (and health card...U.S. politicians are right that I use it instead of a credit card).

    Mostly paved but some riding on sand/dirt/gravel. One road (not in photo) felt extra loose but as I turned off it a construction roller entered to tap it down.



    Speaking of timing, almost made it home dry but last 40 seconds were heavy downpour! Used it as excuse to clean chain and wash bike...it had been a while.

    Ended up almost an hour late meeting friends for dinner. Still, a great day on the NC.

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    I too took a ride today after getting off from work early. This time i was able to take my combat vet friend along and we rode about 150 miles together and returned to his place for supper where his GF had made a great meal for us(she's a keeper, he's lucky to have her in his life). What a great ride and a great time catching up from last year since we had seen each other. :{)


    mine-2012 w/top box, Sam's is a 2013, He just recently installed a nice stainless DanMoto XG-1 Exhaust and man did it sound great today! Great ride! :{)

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    Rode my NC to the local Tucson bike shop and sat on this Moto Guzzi V85tt ...I really like it but it $2k less expensive in San Diego. I have issues with my NC's ground clearance when riding on rocky roads. I can afford the $13K Sandy Eggo price but I'm actually liking my NC except for the lack of ground clearance.

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    First time getting to wrench on a bike in the new shop. First thing I had to turn wrenches on in here was my car, 2 new cam positioning sensors and a cracked manifold with 2 studs already broke off in the head (2.4L Malibu). Anywho...this was much more simple and enjoyable, and man do I love the room in here. Twice the space my old 20x24 had in it. Twin filter oil change on the NC done, polished lower cowl up, let her idle in gear at 7mph on center stand and lubed the chain, have I mentioned how awesome having a center stand is?












    Also been studying this highway peg business, I am not sure how it is going to work out on the track. I'm going to raise it an inch or so to ensure max clearance. First track I am taking it to has one right hander, the rest are all left turns....the side the highway peg is on. I haven't touched it on the road yet, but it's far different in those long carousel turns that seem to last forever. Just hope my expectations going in are realistic. I think it will be fun regardless though.



    Talladega Gran Prix Raceway aka Little Tally. I done 3 trackdays here back in the day, it is a very fun and fairly simple track, but it is hell on left side of tires. If you do more than one day in a row here, you must flip your rear tire to keep wear even. I know general consensus says that's a no-no, but everybody that rides there does it and even the most experienced racers say it's a must. I don't care if I'm the slowest person on the track, I can't wait to be back out there and hearing those 600's and 1000's screaming by from the pits. I'd pay good money to have a fully functional left leg again. Lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapturee View Post
    I too took a ride today after getting off from work early. This time i was able to take my combat vet friend along and we rode about 150 miles together and returned to his place for supper where his GF had made a great meal for us(she's a keeper, he's lucky to have her in his life). What a great ride and a great time catching up from last year since we had seen each other. :{)


    mine-2012 w/top box, Sam's is a 2013, He just recently installed a nice stainless DanMoto XG-1 Exhaust and man did it sound great today! Great ride! :{)

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    Installed a bash plate in the air conditioned comfort of my front room LOL
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    Tacoma that looks like it would be a blast, i'd certainly try it once with my NC!! :{)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapturee View Post
    Tacoma that looks like it would be a blast, i'd certainly try it once with my NC!! :{)
    I can't wait man! October will be 10 years since my last track day at Barber Motorsports Park, 5 months before the big crash on the street where I lost my leg.

    Just ordered a set of Dunlop Q3+ tires and a VP Fuels Surecan gas can - greatest gas can invention ever. Then all I like ordering is a pair of long gloves. Found a set of Cortech Latigo RR Air boots on ebay for $90 shipped in great shape ($180 new), still waiting on them to deliver. Almost ready to roll! Oh, and still need to pick up a Gopro to grab some sweet footage.

    Been struggling with leathers. I first ordered a Cortech Latigo RR 2.0 1 piece race suit, but it didn't fit. Returned and got a larger size and it fit great everywhere except around my knees, couldn't do a squat without it killing my knees mainly on good leg. I ordered a Joe Rocket Speedmaster 5.0 2-piece suit to try before sending the Cortech back. 2-piece will probably be nicer anyways, being able to shell off the jacket in between track sessions, and probably easier getting just pants on with my leg versus fighting with a 1 piece suit all day.

    Hoping to make it to little Tally on 8/9/19, if I miss that one, it will be the weekend of 9/14 before I go again.

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    Having breakfast in Waynesville NC at the Jukebox Junction halfway through my ride this morning. State highways 215, 281, 276, and part of the blue Ridge parkway. Lots of twisties, switchbacks, and very little traffic. The mountains are 10 degrees cooler but it will be hot when I get home.

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