Do those planks look rickety or what?
The new Dyna Switchback from Harley-Davidson is a custom touring motorcycle with detachable hard saddlebags and quick-detach windshield. Remove those components in just seconds to turn the Switchback into a custom street cruiser. The Switchback is the lightest custom touring motorcycle in its displacement category. Powered by a muscular Twin Cam 103 V-twin engine, the Switchback will knock your head back with an aggressive twist of the throttle. At 718 pounds it’s 94 pounds lighter than a Harley-Davidson Road King. New frontend geometry, premium suspension components, and a low-profile front tire give the Switchback a plush ride and responsive handling.
The Switchback is a quick-change artist. With its color-matched hard saddlebags and a fork-mounted windshield in place, the Switchback is a custom touring motorcycle. But in seconds, the detachable saddlebags and quick-detach windshield can be removed without tools. Now the Switchback is a custom street cruiser with a gleaming headlamp nacelle, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels, and a mini-ape handlebar. When it’s time to head out for a long weekend, simply re-install the saddlebags and windshield, and the Switchback is ready for PCH.
Designed to look great with or without its saddlebags, the Switchback is styled to evoke a classic proportion and clean, straightforward lines from its 4.7-gallon fuel tank to the sweep of its full-coverage rear fenders. The bend of the mini-ape handlebar and its pull-back riser, full-length rider footboards, and a two-up touring seat offer most riders all-day comfort. B
San Clemente Pier
Hours: Open 4 a.m. until midnight.
Parking: Because it is an Amtrak stop, there is paid public parking and street parking is available for $1 per hour (pay-and-display box) and there are a handful of two-hour meters.
Restaurants: The Fisherman Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Facilities: Lights, benches, fish-cleaning tables, an excellent bait-and-tackle shop (stop and say hi to the folks), the surf is moderate-to-good with a nice sandy bottom. The concession stand rents boogie boards and snorkeling gear.
How to Get There: From I-5 take any of several exit streets west to El Camino Real, follow it to the center of town, and from there take Del Mar down to the pier.
San Clemente Surf cam; Live Video: san-clemente.org/cameras/hqcamera.aspx
Dana Point Harbor Pier
Hours: Open 24 hours.
Restaurants: The pier has a small snack bar, there are many restaurants surrounding the pier.
Facilities: Most of the facilities were rebuilt in the late ’80s and are in excellent condition. Lights, benches, and a fish-cleaning table are on the pier. A small snack bar, which usually carries some bait, is located near the entrance to the pier. Restrooms are located across the street. There is free parking near the front of the pier although signs say no parking between midnight and 6 a.m.
Handicapped facilities: Handicapped parking and restrooms are available. The pier surface is wood and the rail height is 40 inches.
How to get there: The pier is located in the Dana Cove Park area of Dana Point Harbor. From the Pacific Coast Highway take Green Lantern Road south to the harbor, turn left on Cove Road, and follow it to the pier.