The Adventures of Athena of Left Coast

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The Adventures of Athena of Left Coast

Post #1 by x01660 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:21 pm

Hello, everyone!

I joined this site to post pics. Here's my original thread in the intro section:

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So, enough talk. Pics!

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US HWY 1, right outside of Vandenberg AFB

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US HWY 101, 25 miles north of Goleta, CA

More to come!
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Post #2 by x01660 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:14 pm

At TJ's.

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Harley, Triumph, Honda
American, British, Japanese
V twin, Parallel twin, Horizontal 4
Belt drive, Chain drive, Shaft drive

TONS OF FUN FOR EVERYONE!!!!

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Post #3 by x01660 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:42 am

Another angle...
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Post #4 by x01660 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:19 pm

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Re: The Adventures of Athena of Left Coast

Post #5 by desertrefugee » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:39 pm

Welcome to the site! Great pics.

But, to pick a nit: (It's not a parallel four. Technically called a flat four or horizontally opposed).

Definitely the superior engineering design in that bunch.
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Post #6 by x01660 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:08 pm

desertrefugee wrote:Welcome to the site! Great pics.

But, to pick a nit: (It's not a parallel four. Technically called a flat four or horizontally opposed).

Definitely the superior engineering design in that bunch.



Fixed!! lolol
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Post #7 by x01660 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:34 am

I did name her Athena, afterall..... ;)

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Post #8 by duke182 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:37 pm

Welcome to the madnes.
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Keep em coming
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Post #9 by x01660 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:56 am

duke182 wrote:Welcome to the madnes.
We like pics
Keep em coming


You got it!

Another one at TJs:

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Post #11 by Track T 2411 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:10 am

Very nice! I see you're running a dual-sport tire on the rear. I'm curious what brand it is and how you like it's performance and wear...
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Post #12 by x01660 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:54 pm

Track T 2411 wrote:Very nice! I see you're running a dual-sport tire on the rear. I'm curious what brand it is and how you like it's performance and wear...


Its a Shinko 705 series, 80% on/20% off. 120/90 R17 (the proper size tire). Wear is great, and sticks in the turns quite well. I can lean over to scraping the footpegs with confidence. I'm gonna switch the front to the same tire once the one I've got wears down.

I know this may be controversial, but everyone should REALLY be wearing the proper size tire in the back; my bike came with a 130/90 R17, and it did not wanna lean over. When I first got on the bike with this tire, it almost felt like a radial, in the sense that the bike leans EASILY now.

So get the stock tire size, folks.

Let the flame war(?) begin...

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Well .... this is a pretty polite Site .... almost Canadian .... so no flame wars ....

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RAT wrote:Well .... this is a pretty polite Site .... almost Canadian .... so no flame wars ....

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Post #15 by x01660 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:11 pm

There's a rocket launch from Vandenberg AFB at 0147 PST. Visible for the entire Left Coast! I'll see if I can get a pic with Athena and the rocket.... devil1
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