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Old 08-03-2015, 06:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife and I are being transferred to Orange County, CA from work. We have lived in Chicago and now the bottom of Indiana, so CA will be a new experience for us. Iím looking for advice on a good Nissan dealer, any Z events (car shows, cars & coffee, etc), and recommendations for living in CA. We will be closing on our house within the need three weeks and making the move.

Anyone that rides a motorcycle;
Itís been many years since the last time I owed a motorcycle and my wifeís excuses - that there is only a few months out of the year you can ride and we have young children are now a the thing of the past. So is the traffic that bad thatís itís not worth get a motorcycle? I would want to get a sport bike/street bike if I were to get a new bike.

I appreciate any advice.
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I don't know about OC since I've been living in LA most of my life. When you do have a motorcycle just make sure you're not being a **** and just expect cars to move out of the way for you. And California doesn't really get a winter so you should be able to ride for 9-10 months out of the 12. The dealers here in LA kinda suck but there's a lot of shops that you can go to.

And living expenses in California is through the roof than most other states.
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I moved to Santa Barbara from Massachusetts a little over a year ago. SocalZ is a great Z club, and if you're into track days, there are quite a few of us going to the track regularly. A motorcycle is a ton of fun for the canyons. The riding out here is great if you aren't stuck in traffic. As for shows, there's a big show in Fontana in November, Nissfest. It should be pretty huge. For OC shops, Corner3 is the way to go. They're in Laguna Hills
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I moved to Santa Barbara from Massachusetts a little over a year ago. SocalZ is a great Z club, and if you're into track days, there are quite a few of us going to the track regularly. A motorcycle is a ton of fun for the canyons. The riding out here is great if you aren't stuck in traffic. As for shows, there's a big show in Fontana in November, Nissfest. It should be pretty huge. For OC shops, Corner3 is the way to go. They're in Laguna Hills
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My wife and I are being transferred to Orange County, CA from work. We have lived in Chicago and now the bottom of Indiana, so CA will be a new experience for us. Iím looking for advice on a good Nissan dealer, any Z events (car shows, cars & coffee, etc), and recommendations for living in CA. We will be closing on our house within the need three weeks and making the move.

Anyone that rides a motorcycle;
Itís been many years since the last time I owed a motorcycle and my wifeís excuses - that there is only a few months out of the year you can ride and we have young children are now a the thing of the past. So is the traffic that bad thatís itís not worth get a motorcycle? I would want to get a sport bike/street bike if I were to get a new bike.

I appreciate any advice.
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Ive been going to Socalmotorworks with Andy , i found him after a member on this board recommended him
His work is solid and does good work , he also tracks his S2000 and built his brothers Nissan 300
Andy is the Owner and tell him Rudy with the White Nismo sent ya

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A great car show is Cars And Coffee in Carlsbad, It replaced the old CnC Irvine since it was broken up earlier this year. Its about an hour drive south from where you will be moving.
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Me personally... I would never get a motorcycle and drive it out here in Southern California. Too many drivers that do not know how to drive. Motorcyclists I believe are also the majority fatality rate with car accidents in CA as well.

Now there are plenty of open parts of CA to ride a motorcycle around, but sorry my friend Orange County and LA county are not those places to do it.

Mid-Northern California gets better. Honestly the state I would love to go riding a motorcycle around in is Oregon because of how beautiful all the scenery is, how fresh the air is, and how open the roads are.
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