Looking for other TW owners in the SF bay area, East Bay.
That was probably me - it is one of my favorite rides. I remember a KLR passing me as I made that sharp right turn onto Palomares Road.
If I remember correctly, I slowed way down and didn't downshift far enough and almost stalled it. Felt like a real stooge.
San Jose here. I haven't done much local riding. Mostly the hills when/where we go camping. Had a good ride last month up by Indian Valley Resvr (east of Clear Lake). A buddy has an off-grid cabin we use as "base camp". We go through lots of ammo too. ;-)
Have you looked at the TW on Craigslist for $600 in Salinas?
Sounds like you picked up a nice one, congratulations!
I think this is the one you are referring to:
I am pretty sure that this is the same bike that I looked at in Half Moon Bay about a month ago. It looks much better in the picture than it really is. It used to be an MSF safety course bike that was never titled or registered so it had over 20K miles of driving around a parking lot in first and second gear. I wanted it mainly for the wheels and forks so I offered the guy $300.00 for it. I was relieved that he didn't take it. He said that he already had a buyer willing to pay $600 for it. My guess is the other guy is trying to unload it now and get his money out of it.