Almost there … If you’ve been following along, my bike has been dead for a while now. After dicking around with it for several weekends, I finally gave up and resolved I was in over my head. I had to manage a ride to the shop, but handled that finally around Christmas. Good news though, my mechanic has brought it back to life.
For those who aren’t familiar with the particulars of Ducatis, the key has a chip similar to many cars. The chip talks to the dash, which turns off the immobilizer, which tells the ECU to start the bike, and they’re all paired together. The dash, the ECU, and the key are all matched as a set. One Monday morning after an uneventful Friday commute my bike wouldn’t start.
Had a great moto-day today. Wife and kids are out of town so I’m pretending to be a bachelor all weekend. So fun. No pressure, no commitments, just riding. Arranged with my buddy Dan to ride GMR and Crystal Lake, then go to a dealer event. Ended up cruising the beach, getting BBQ and beers at my local with a good friend. Tough to complain about this life.
Holy crap there were a lot of cars and Cars and Coffee today. I got there pretty early and the lot was practically full already. Met Dan, Randy, and Eddie. Saw a couple other folks I recognized but didn’t remember their names. Always a fun time. Lots of McClarens today, more than I’ve ever seen in one spot at least. Lots of cars I’ve never even heard of. Not that I’m a ‘car guy’ by any stretch but I’ve at least heard of most of the manufacturers. Some eye opening sleds today. Continue reading →
Robert and I took our chance to thank our veterans (of which he is one) by jumping on our freedom machines and riding up into Big Bear. I took a bunch of pictures, and experimented with some new camera angles/locations so if some of them look screwy, that’s why. Pics below.
In an absolute turnaround from the last time I got to C&C just a couple weeks ago, it was cold, damp, and foggy for today’s show. Lots of Porsche and Ferrari today, as well as the eclectic mix of things … Continue reading →
Today is the fall equinox. Kind of bummer, because the days will only get shorter than the nights after this. Not that riding season ever really ends in SoCal, but still Robert and I finally found a day we could hang out, blocked out a couple hours, and took him for his first trip on Angeles Crest Highway, and first real street ride on the KTM.