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Thread: Once again

Created on: 06/24/19 08:10 AM

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Maddevill


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Once again
06/24/19 8:10 AM

So, headed out with friends. This time down Hwy 25 to King City for lunch. 25 is a really fun twisty road best taken at a brisk pace. We met at McDonald's for some horrible coffee and set out. I was trying a brand new Conti Sport Attack rear tire along with new Galfer rear pads. The tire is a 190/55-17
The first thing I noticed was how smooth the bike is with this tire. Almost like a better rear shock. Grip was excellent too. So, down and back was almost 300 miles by the time I got home. The only casualty was my tail trunk. The mounts broke over some bumps and it fell off twice. I transferred my gear and left it sitting under a tree
All in all a great ride.

Mad



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Location: Lompoc, CA

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RE: Once again
06/24/19 1:06 PM

Yup, that hwy 25 is pussy good. I start in san miguel, indian valley, then 25 to hollister to carmel valley, have all sorts of options. glad to hear your 14 is treating you right with the new shoes and all. ft hunter ligget to hwy 1 via nacimiento ferguson is also good and cool when its hot inland. sorry to hear about the busted bracket bolts tho.

also always like it when you post pics of your adventures. is that the san luis reservoir behind you?

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Maddevill


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RE: Once again
06/24/19 2:31 PM

Thanks,
A couple of people had to get back home so we just did a down and back ride. Took a detour around by Hollister OHV area. That's where the trunk parted company with me the first time.
The picture is actually Uvas Reservior in San Jose. There is a nice picnic area there under the trees. It was almost 90 degrees at that point.
I did Nacimiento Ferguson years ago. I don't think I'd enjoy it on this bike.

Mad



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Grn14


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RE: Once again
06/25/19 1:31 PM

cool man.So an 'act of God' finally got that eyesore off yer bike eh?Awesome.That thing is butt ugly gotta say...bravo!

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Maddevill


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RE: Once again
06/25/19 2:16 PM

Well, if Dog got that trunk off my bike, you'll be ecstatic to know that he also sent a friend to give me a GIVI trunk that is TWICE as big. Wait until you see THAT baby!

Mad



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Location: Monrovia, IN

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RE: Once again
06/25/19 11:09 PM



Mark D.
'15 ZX-14R....here we go again!....center stand; M4 slip-ons; helibars; PCS1 racing filter; MRA touring screen; ZG double bubble screen; Sargent low profile seat; Throttlemeister cc; ProjektD rad guard; Puig hugger; ZG Marc1 ws; fender eliminator, Knight Design 1 3/8 lowered pegs, Schnitz flash.
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RE: Once again
06/27/19 8:16 PM

Hell,at least nobody crashed,first time for everything.If your bike falling apart was the worst thing that happened then sounds like a win.Good times


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Grn14


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RE: Once again
06/27/19 9:53 PM

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Maddevill


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RE: Once again
06/30/19 7:51 PM

The bike didn't fall apart. The trunk did. Some of the potholes we were hitting were launching
me out of seat. I suppose I COULD have slowed down.....Naaah

Mad


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Grn14


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RE: Once again
06/30/19 8:19 PM

"over rough road,grab tank with knees,rise slightly from seat,slow down"...mama kaw.Glad ya didn't damage any hard parts.I hate hitting stuff like that.I totally avoid roads with a lot of that whenever possible.When I know there's construction or something goin on.


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