2014 Run for the Roses

Went on my yearly New Years Eve “Run for the Roses” ride with the So Cal Norton Club.  Basically a ride that meets up where the Rose Parade starts on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, CA and heads up Angeles Crest Hwy to Newcomb’s Ranch. Gorgeous day!

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Maintenance Time

Spent the whole day today giving my Duc a mani-pedi.

Mileage is 22,363 miles.

Changed the camshaft timing belts from Ca Cycleworks.  Set the tension frequency to 105Hz.

Changed the engine filter (K&N #153) and engine oil (Castrol Power RS 10-40w Fully Synthetic).
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Clean and lubed the chain with Dupont Chain Saver. Still running the original, factory chain (22k miles!) and looks great. (Read Webbike’s review)

Four NGK spark plugs (DCPR8E gap 0.6 to 0.7mm)

The bike is very happy. 😀

Hi. I’m back.

Now the LA Galaxy won their 5th title, St. John Bosco HS Football honorably defended their National title, Seattle Seahawks are on track for a second Super Bowl, and Bayern Munich is firing on all cylinders, I’m ready to re-start my blog.

I got some new pics and topics to catch up.  BRB.

~Randy

Product Review – Dainese Alien Black Pelle Leather Motorcycle Pants

Santa came over again and dropped off a pair Dainese leather pants!

I wanted something I can wear with protection for extended periods of time but without the hass$_59le of wearing my full track suit.  That suit can tire you out in about 45 minutes of riding through LA traffic. That’s because it’s made for the track!

These pants zip together with my Dainese 8-Track jacket.  So comfortable.

Five stars for Dainese again!$_57

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Gear Review – AGV GP-Tech Simoncelli Tribute

Santa came by to my place with a vengeance!  Draggin knee and all!  It’s been a tough couple years so I decided to indulge myself for this xmas.

Behold the AGV GP-Tech Marco Simoncelli tribute helmet.  This is an actual full-race helmet and not a replica.  I own an AGV K-3 that I really love and this GP-Tech is a step above.  Both excellent helmets but the details of the GP-Tech is no joke.  No wonder Simoncelli and Rossi wear them.  I absolutely love it. Thanks Santa!!

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It’s been a while…

Wow. It’s been too long folks that I have posted anything.  I had to take a hiatus for a while.  Been through some major ACL surgery from a bad soccer accident, torn my shoulder in a spectacular crash at AutoClub Speedway, and dealing with a divorce.  It’s all past me now and I have time and the physical capacity to ride again.

Expect great things as I return!  Thanks for your patience. ~Randy

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