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Old 12-25-2012, 07:36 AM   #1216
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And a very Merry Christmas to all crazy people who ride the best machine made [well nearly!]
Just finished work & I'm kicking back with a Bourbon [Cougar] and relaxing, probably go and throw a spanner @ 'Kenny' this afternoon in the workshop
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And a Merry Christmas to you sir !!!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #1217
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Got out for a ride on New Years day, went out to Micalong Creek where a lot of ADV'ers had gathered to see the new year in

borrowed a few photos, nice shot 'fati

lots of wildlife on the roads!, had a few close calls going out,
topped one hill & found myself in the middle of a mob of 'roos @ 100kph [60mph],
first thought was;- 'this could end badly", fortunately missed all of them,
just luck when you've got 10-15 of the furry shits bouncing all over the road,
& it's not the ones you can see that usually take you out,
it's usually the bastards on the side of the road that you don't see !!!!!

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #1218
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Got out for a ride on New Years day, went out to Micalong Creek where a lot of ADV'ers had gathered to see the new year in

borrowed a few photos, nice shot 'fati

lots of wildlife on the roads!, had a few close calls going out,
topped one hill & found myself in the middle of a mob of 'roos @ 100kph [60mph],
first thought was;- 'this could end badly", fortunately missed all of them,
just luck when you've got 10-15 of the furry shits bouncing all over the road,
& it's not the ones you can see that usually take you out,
it's usually the bastards on the side of the road that you don't see !!!!!

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Looks like a nice day to ride. What are then rodents? Rats? Big mice?
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #1219
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Looks like a nice day to ride. What are then rodents? Rats? Big mice?
Rabbits, been a good year for breeding, haven't got to plague proportions yet but plenty about!
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #1220
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Here's mine, a 77 with a 750 kit.
I'm old and irrelevant, but this is the neighborhood I want to live in and that is the mc I want between my legs.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #1221
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I'm old and irrelevant, but this is the neighborhood I want to live in and that is the mc I want between my legs.
Thanks, that picture was posted about 2 yrs ago, and I had finished that bike that spring. I now have about 3 seasons of riding on it without a hitch. It looks the same except the bars are a little higher now, my old neck just couldn't take the short bars. It's amazing that I still get messages asking about the bike from such an old posting.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:44 AM   #1222
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Looking @ making [or get one made] a watertank under my rear rack,


I move my standard tailight & indicators, bought a set of LED trailers lights, bright little pricks, use less power etc.,

I thought an alloy tank would fit nicely in there, maybe talk to KTMatt about it
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #1223
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Michigan XS

I just sold my 79 XS but I had a spare parts bike with a ton of stuff if anyone local needs some spare parts!!!

I don't want to ship! See link

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853366
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:49 AM   #1224
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Doesn't seem to be much action going on here, no rides [with photos] & rebuilds????
Been busy watching bushfires threatening our neck of the woods,

this one was stopped after 35kms of rampaging through rough country, it covered 25km of that distance in one day, a decent sized fire but fairly slow travelling [very rough country], photo is at about 20kms out, was stopped @ 'Devils Gap' - just 10kms [6mls], short of our place
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #1225
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Winter here in Canada

Baza.................I saw on the news, all the fires that Australia is having these days. I guess your country is setting records for high temperatures.

Its winter here in our area. My 78 XS650 SE is having a 5 months nap in the garage. I've got the gas tank, carbs and wheels off the bike, so I can do a little clean up. I won't be doing any riding until late April.

The annual Caigary motorcycle show was on about a week ago. Lots of nice new bikes to drool over. There were two XS650's at the show. One was just on display in the Vintage section.................had a king and queen seat, and a really big sissy bar..................did not appeal to me at all. The second XS650 was a custom bobber that a shop said was sold for $9200.00 . It was well done but I don't believe it sold for $9200.00 . I'd say it was worth about $5000.00.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #1226
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Laguna Seca 1983

I've been trying to tell you...
If you buy your tickets at capitol yamaha the package includes a hat pin, a hat, and one lap
around the track with goldwings and mopeds at 60mph.

1983 Laguna Seca road trip.










































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Old 01-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #1227
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Great stuff, I might put together some photos later, of a trip up to Queensland or have I already done that??????
Don't worry folks, I'm a bit frazzled @ moment - 'nightshift blues'
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:14 PM   #1228
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One of the first motorcycle sports was hillclimbing. In some parts it's done on roads winding through estates.
In the U.S. the most common form is similar to solo drag racing , up a steep incline , on dirt , with breakers to negociate.
The XS 650 is used in the 800cc class , with suitable mods , of course.









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Old 01-16-2013, 05:09 PM   #1229
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One of the first motorcycle sports was hillclimbing. In some parts it's done on roads winding through estates.
In the U.S. the most common form is similar to solo drag racing , up a steep incline , on dirt , with breakers to negociate.
The XS 650 is used in the 800cc class , with suitable mods , of course.

Wild bits of gear, wonder if you could get one registered??!!!
thanks for posting those photos
Cheers
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:55 PM   #1230
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For the most part they run on the ragged edge. Nitro -Methane is great for making power and heat. Not so much living a long life.
At the hill where I got these pics a good run on a perfect day was a little over 6 seconds.That's fast when you add in the the three breakers.Out of the hole you have to back off so you don't go too skyward , air time kills your drive.By the third breaker it's pretty much full throttle and hang on.




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