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Motorcycling has been a life changing experience. I hope sharing the info and pictures on the Blog gives you some idea how impressed I am with the experience, travel and the people I have met. Made new friends especially among Riders here in Orange County. Special recognition to Johney (Wrench)-helps with all the maintenance stuff+rides, plus other great riding friends: Ken Y., Luis V. & Minita, Chuck & Patty, John R., Joe, Carolyn, Gregg, Charlie & Carol, Rick, Stan P., Ed & Susan P., Barry, plus Terry, Bob B., Brian H., Glenn, William & Daveta Jo, Bob (Concho) and others. ************* DISCLAIMER: This is my personal write-up (Blog) of motorcycling news, rides and events that I am involved with in some way and not affiliated with any group, organization or club that might be mentioned herein. There should be no confusion regarding the fact these are my personal comments and not those of any other entity.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.
Monument Valley, Utah-9/2011 photo by Johney Harper!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


This report is a summary of several items including replacing the stock leather Silverado bags with new color matched hard bags from Yamaha and a ride over Ortega Hwy. to Fallbrook. These new hard bags are much bigger and hold lots more, so that I can remove the Tail bag and nearly everything fits in the new hard bags. I also moved the red reflectors and PASHNIT sticker from the other bags and they are sticking to the new bags so far. On order are chrome saddlebag guards to help protect the new bags in case something should cause an impact with the road.

I decided to try and make the changeover myself and it went quite smoothly.

ORTEGA HIGHWAY TO FALLBROOK ON A WEDNESDAY MORNING RIDE WITH WAYNE, TOMY AND RICHARD We met at El Toro Road and head for the Ortega Hwy before it gets too hot. This was my best ride on the Ortega with my new skills on mountain roads still holding. Wayne set the pace and we could have sped up a little bit but it was a comfortable speed. Just a few pictures at a turnout overlooking Lake Elsinore.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Richard congrats on the new hard bags they look great. I've been debating what to do about luggage on the Vulcan 800 I now have.

Sounds like the new riding skills are serving you well. You'll have to show me the next time we ride together.