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Fellas, I'm spending a couple of weeks in Mesa at Sunlife T/P to get away from these -40 temps we're having. I hauled my 82 :11grey:down there last year and left it so I've got wheels. Wondering if any Mesanians might have an open afternoon for ride. Also if you could recommend a cheap place to pick up a couple of helmets as I don't want to pack and haul ours down there.

My brother from Whitehorse Yukon is in Lake Havasu so I'll be spending a couple of days in that neck of the woods (desert) around Feb.15th

An oil change and a fork oil change and the bike should be good to go, but I best not leave any oil on the Mother-in law's driveway or I might not get invited back. :lash:
 

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Well John, you'll just have to slow down and take some time out......thought you were retired????

Last year the Cal-Am Bike Gang, Sunlife Chapter does a ride every Thursday right after the free coffee and doughnuts. Also while we were there, another Cal-Am chapter hosted a club ride and FREE BBQ, must of been 100 or so riders. But we were all able to get back home to our respective club resorts, take our geritol and in bed by 8.
 

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Been to Steve's and checked out his shop. Chatted with one of his wrenches too and was pretty impressed with him. Ball parking what they might want to change my belts as I have a lack of tools and time to do it when I'm there.

Also been to D&D's and left him a bunch of money for some 2010 bling. Also hit a place called Bob's Used MC parts in Phoenix and was pretty pleased walking out with a set of hwy pegs for the 82 for $15.00, up here they're wanting $60 for the same thing.

Dougbo, I'll keep that Breakfast thing in mind and I'll PM you with a contact number when I get down there if you want to do an afternoon or just have a beer.
 

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Thanks Redeye, I'll check them out. I was also thinking of that overgrown market they have there. I think I remember seeing helmets in there last year. There was also a bike wear store that was next to a Harley shop closer to downtown Mesa.
 

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Thanks Kevin. We shall see how it goes.
 

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I have arrived. Rented a lil Cooper mini..love it!!! Start to work on the goldwing tomorrow and looking forward to gettin ridin
 

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Fork oil, engine oil, final drive done. Battery was cooked (Gel Battery) Wal-mart and $60.00 later and a lil stubborn to start and smoke like crazy but the ol 82 is running. My request for cheap helmets turned into $130 each for a bell shorty with the pop down visor so I look like I'm flying a jet, but What's Her Name had to have one.
 

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:ROFL::ROFL: Don't ya hate it when that happens? And what makes it worse is it's been a typical arizona 70+ degree winter for the last two weeks, then you come down and it's bloody freezing today. So now you got your helmets and your old girl up and runnin' and ya get to ride freezing.

Did ya have to bring the cold crap with ya too?:wtf: :ROFL:
Yup, a lil nippy and wet today.:? Better than minus somethin stupid back home I'll tell ya!!!!! The women were happy though, out shopping and they bought some shoes...me well.......1 tank 2 t-shirts 3 longsleeves, shorts, runners, vest, tool kit, air filter......I sure hope the women got the shopping bug out of their system.
 

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Yeah, and they told me they were putting Dunlop E2's on my bike when they really put 404's on it... at least they had the dignity to only charge me for the 404's, but they did SAY E2's... and you should see what they did to my self-cancel system...
Thank's for the heads up blackkny & cowboy bob. I was thinking of them to change out my rear rotor just for conevenience sake but think I'll pick one up and do it myself. The rear rotor is starting to grove, any suggestions where to pick one up and new pads?
 

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Hey Kyle, its been above freezing here the last couple of days. Helen was in the solarium sunning this afternoon! Don't yah just hate it when the weather gets mild the second you leave the province? :waving:

Enjoy the vacation.
Yea but I was riding today fella!!!!!! Still need to talk to you about getting an austone to put on the 1800. I still have a new E-3 at home and I had to get a new skin thrown on during my trip last summer. Missed you at NASSIR. Say heh to Helen for us.
 

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Should be able to get the new pads at Western Honda... don't think you're gonna find new rotors anywhere locally. While I'm hesitant for round two with Steve's service department, they do have a few wings out in the back for parts... they may have a usable used rotor. Failing that, Bob's is gonna be the only other one I know of.

Thanks, that was kind of the direction I was figuring for the rotor, either Steve's or Bob's. I'm in no rush to get it done just thought I'd play it by ear. If it happened to fall into place, so be it. Steve's is just so close and handy but I will be wary.
 

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Got my 1st good run in yesterday. From Mesa on 60 up through Globe over to Sho Low, Heber, Payson, 87 back south into Mesa. Getting into Sho Low and over to Payson was just like riding back home......FREAKIN COLD and SNOW!!!!!! The run going north to Globe and south back down 87 was awesome scenery.
 

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That's a heck of a ride right there :shock:... How'd ya like them twisties on the 60 headin' into Show Low? Never done 'em on the wing, but I went through there with my BMW 540i once... oh what a rush :)

blackknytecnc......It was awesome!!!! I got a little concerned in the high country near Sho Low as the asphalt showed white patches and kinda gave me a sense of frost, but I figured there's no way frost could be into the ground as I didn't think it had been that cold below freezing for any lenght of time. We're off to Havasu today (in the cage) but look forward to hearing from you on Monday for a Tuesday ride if you got valuable time to waste. Still haven't taken the bike into Tortilla Flats, now there's some twisties with a lot of idiot drivers eh and what's her name isn't fussy on taking the bike up there.
Later leaving for Havasu
 

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Well....we had our fun in the sun and headed home tomorrow (thursday) We did manage to get a couple of good rides in as previosuly stated a ride up through Globe and Show Low. Sure glad we weren't up there today for the winterfest. Yesterday Me and What's Her Name hit Superior, Hayden, Globe, then over to Tortilla Flats. We still wanted to hit Bush Hwy but the wind in the valley was picking up so we called it quits around 4pm.

Steve and Doug graciously offered a ride with them yesterday morning, but I had to decline as I'm not real comfy riding through Phoenix early morning rushhour to get to our start point in Congres. We always have next year.

We did manage to find some "cheap helmets" at Joetta's on Main Street. A couple of Bell shorty's with the zip in lining and drop down visors for $130.00 each. Guess we're taking them home and will return with our old ones we have in Winnipeg. I was pretty excited when I 1st found a helmet there for $25. Sure glad I didn't buy it as I wouldn't have had any ears left after running through Cold Ol' Show Low.
 
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