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The Official Motorcycle Thread!





terdog

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Last weekend the GF and I loaded the FZ's into the truck, unloaded them in Grass Valley and rode Hwy 49. Stopped at Basetts Station for lunch, rode to the top of Yuba Pass, then back down to Grass Valley. Put them back in the truck and went to Auburn. Stopped at the old Fosters Freeze for a bannana split, then on to the fairgrounds to watch some FAST FRIDAYS flat track racing. Great racing! Then back to Gardnerville. Got home about 130am.

Great times and we are gonna miss this part of living here when we move to Idaho.
 

Pandanin

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Having lived in the Bay Area the last 25 years, I've ridden every road from Marin county to Tahoe. I used to do annual trips down to Death Valley along the coast. If it's twisty, I've ridden it. I'm looking forward to putting on some major highway miles and exploring the southwestern states awhile.
 
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Hi guys, I may as well chime in. Rode Hayabusas for a number of years, 80% of that was two up with the wife. We also rode a GT1600, sweet ride. We rode dirt for a little while and have now settled into our road couch, a 17 Ultra limited, oh so comfy. The Harley is only bike we have now.

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DonTom

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I'm jealous!

CA is six miles from my place, but it leads to Death Valley. Not that conducive for riding in 100+ weather.

But it is gorgeous country!

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The ride through Susanville can't be beat. And the back roads to Tahoe are sweet.
Here is my Harley overlooking Lake Tahoe:

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-Don- Reno
 

DonTom

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The ride through Susanville can't be beat. And the back roads to Tahoe are sweet.
And here is a photo of west of SusanVille, at Lake Almanor across Lassen Volcanic National Park. I rode my old BMW there this time, but I had to walk a few feet away from it to get this photo:

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-Don- Reno, NV
 

DonTom

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#87
Here is my newest toy, a 2020 Energica Esse Esse 9 Electric motorcycle.

My tenth motorcycle. I bought it new last August, but I forgot about this old thread until now so here it is.

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There is a simple formula for how many motorcycles we should own.

The formula is "N+1" where "N" is the number of motorcycles we currently own.

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"Love is that feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle."
- Hunter S. Thompson

1971 Black BMW R75/5
1984 Red Yamaha Venture
2002 Yel Suzuki DR200SE
2013 Blue Triumph Trophy SE
2016 Org/Blk Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
2016 Org/Blk Moto Guzzi Stelvio
2017 Blk/Gold HD Road Glide Ultra
2017 Org Zero DS ZF 6.5
2017 Red Zero SR ZF13 w/ Pwr Tank
2020 Blue Energica SS9

-Don- Reno, NV
 

Janizary

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There is a simple formula for how many motorcycles we should own.

The formula is "N+1" where "N" is the number of motorcycles we currently own.
Heh, I once had that problem, big time. I managed to get my addiction down to two and keep it steady at this point.
 

DonTom

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Heh, I once had that problem, big time. I managed to get my addiction down to two and keep it steady at this point.
But I enjoy my addiction! Lately, I am mainly addicted to electric motorcycles. Ever ride one?

I put more miles on my three electric motorcycles than my other seven ICE bikes combined in the last few years.

-Don- Reno, NV
 

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Motorcycles are one of my biggest passions... currently have a 2018 Yamaha R1 and a 2017 Ducati Multistrada. This is after deciding that all my older bikes had to go as I was getting tired of spending more time wrenching on them than riding them. Some of my past bikes were: 2000 R1, 2006 KTM 625 Supermoto, 2008 Suzuki DRZ 400 Supermoto, Honda CRF250x (stolen), Honda GB500, Yamaha SRX6, 1984 Honda NIghthawk 700S, and a few others.
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#92
Thread has been quiet for awhile.....

Since it's the "OFFICIAL" motorcycle thread, thought I would ask a question about replacement tires:

Do most but and get them replaced at the dealer?

buy online? what sites are good?
And if buying online which shop or dealer do you have do the mount and balance?


Anybody try this shop?

https://goo.gl/maps/sihh7izCgLt9JsWb7

Reviews are pretty good.


Thanks in advance!
 

CaptKurt

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I do the dealer route...mostly because my local dealer installs for free if you buy from them. I know other people do it themselves, or buy the tire and then pay to have it mounted. Thats honestly just a hassle.
 

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Thread has been quiet for awhile.....

Since it's the "OFFICIAL" motorcycle thread, thought I would ask a question about replacement tires:

Do most but and get them replaced at the dealer?

buy online? what sites are good?
And if buying online which shop or dealer do you have do the mount and balance?


Anybody try this shop?

https://goo.gl/maps/sihh7izCgLt9JsWb7

Reviews are pretty good.


Thanks in advance!
https://www.mtclv.com/

https://www.denniskirk.com/?gclid=C...TQN4ZmL5jXnQDbsxfjfjhV1Hlx7r-hMgaAkKsEALw_wcB

I’ve dealt with MTC in the past. No complaints.

Dennis Kirk has good pricing and free shipping. Dealt with them a lot when I lived there.
 

terdog

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#95
You didn't specify the bike or the goal.

I'm the CHEAP SON OF A BIOTCH, so I squeeze a penny till it cry's.
I mount my own. Street & dirt.
I buy them from ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATV.
I'd rather spend a few bucks on tools and have them for life than pay a dealer to scratch my rims.
There's more than enough info on YOUTUBE for anyone to learn.
 

MAC702

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...Do most buy and get them replaced at the dealer?

buy online? what sites are good?
And if buying online which shop or dealer do you have do the mount and balance?


Anybody try this shop?

https://goo.gl/maps/sihh7izCgLt9JsWb7

Reviews are pretty good.


Thanks in advance!
Well.....

I'd heard good things about that shop, too. I bought tires for my Buell online (I don't remember where) and took them to that shop for the installation. Two days later, my rear wheel bearing fell apart. I noticed it by accident after stopping at a friend's house for dinner. Left the bike there until I could fix it in his yard a few days later. Did some research and found out that the Buell bearing is notorious for failing shortly after someone WHO DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING does the rear tire. So, um, there's something to be said for a specialist if you don't have something normal.
 

DonTom

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Do most but and get them replaced at the dealer?
My guess is that most take the wheels off and bring them to the dealer to replace and balance a new tire. That is what I do.

You can usually buy the tires cheaper on-line, but then the shops usually charge you more to mount them if you didn't buy the tire there. Many shops in the past would mount the tire for free if you purchased the tire from them.

But lately, I have noticed getting a tire changed anywhere has been a rip off. Just a couple of weeks ago, on Oct 8, in Reno, I had the rear tire replaced on my 2016 Moto-Guzzi Stelvio. It cost me $330.98 for the one new rear tire mounted on the wheel.

Tire= $263.95
labor= $41.40
supplies $2.48
tax= $23.15
total= $330.98


-Don- Auburn, CA
 

DonTom

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I do the dealer route...mostly because my local dealer installs for free if you buy from them.
It was that way about a year ago or more. Have you had a tire changed lately that you have purchased at the shop?

During this year, I have had six motorcycle tires replaced at three different shops, two shops here in CA, one in Reno. I purchased ALL the tires from the same shop as did the work and every one of them charged me labor--and I brought the wheels in. And I normally bring the wheels to a shop that services the same bike to avoid possible issues with the shop being unfamiliar with the bike.

The shops were:

Oak Grove Motorsports (Oak Grove, CA)-Zero SR front tire.

A&S Motorcycles, (RoseVille, CA) Both tires on a 2013 Triumph Trophy SE.

Euro Cycles in Reno (both tires on a 2017 Zero DS and a rear tire on a 2017 Moto Guzzi Stelvio.

-Don- Auburn, CA
 
https://www.mtclv.com/

https://www.denniskirk.com/?gclid=C...TQN4ZmL5jXnQDbsxfjfjhV1Hlx7r-hMgaAkKsEALw_wcB

I’ve dealt with MTC in the past. No complaints.

Dennis Kirk has good pricing and free shipping. Dealt with them a lot when I lived there.

I can still remember buying a Snell certified Shoei helmet from Dennis Kirk in the late 80's - didn't even have a credit card so I gave a friend cash and called in the order with his card, lol. I put the Dennis Kirk sticker they gave me on my helmet which is why I remember it.


Did MTC have any problem with you bringing in tires you bought online?

How much did they charge to mount and balance?

Did you take the wheels off your bike and take them in, or were they able to take the wheels off of your bike and handle it all?

Thanks!