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2019 Vintage Yamaha Rally

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jetmechmarty, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Glad you guys made it home safely Wulfbyte. Having a health scare is bad at anytime but having one away from home with limited options for travel is really tough.

    Pete
     
  2. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Had a great time a the rally. Was nice meeting all of you. Made my reservation for next year. And Thanks again for your votes for the Storm.
     
  3. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Got back 20 minuets ago. 1775 miles, 6 days and had a great time. Didn't ride a lot while I was there. Less than 200 miles while there. The Dragon is a lot more enjoyable at 9am than at 1am with fog and rain. Really appreciate the effort Marty and his friends put into the rally. I think next year I'll haul my bike down so I will fell more like riding while there.
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    It's been said without a pic it didn't happen.
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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Congratulations on making that epic ride on such an old machine! That had to be pretty exhausting. How did your bike handle the long days and high speeds?
     
  5. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Indeed Greg - you guys really set the pace for a tough ride!

    It was great to meet you and have a good chat.

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
  6. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    To be honest better than me. Biggest problem I had was it died on me going down the interstate. Fuel filters I added between tank and carbs plugged up. I was going to change them before I left but I forgot. My bad, filters were just doing their job. Other than that it used 1/4 quart of oil on the way down, none on the way back. I did have to lube and tighten the chain once.
    My butt on the other hand may take some time to get over this trip. I do not recommend 800 smiles in one sitting. The smiles will become frowns. I did take 2 days coming home.
     
  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    You are tougher than I am for sure! Still in all, one for the books! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Ya done good Greg!
     
  9. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Like Bob said, an Epic ride !
    I'm very impressed.
    "One for the books"
     
  10. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    I do need to give a shout out to gggGary. He sent me his phone number before I left in case I ran into trouble. I texted him I was going to be late and asked him to let the Iron Horse know I was coming and going to be late. He let them know, they left me an envelope with my room key and instructions on how to find my room. If not for gggGary I would have had to sleep on the porch. And I do apologize to anyone that I woke up when we arrived at 2am.
     
  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Yeah, that Gary is a class act!
     
  12. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yup... they broke the mold when they made Gary. Or is that s'posed to be after they made him.... :umm:
    ;)
     
  13. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The attendees who signed in were 74 riders, 60 of whom were on vintage bikes. Some others came for a shorter stay, but did not sign in. There must have been 30 XS650's, including a couple hard tails and swing arm bobber, a couple '79 Standards, several '72's, resulting in a good representation of our favorite old bikes.
    Plan ahead for next years' 50th anniversary of the XS650, it will be the featured marque at CVMG's annual rally mid June in Paris Ontario as far as Canadian recognition of same.
     
  14. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ....and the dates are:

    June 18-21 / 2020

    ...and our bike is the featured marque!

    Be there or be square.
     
  15. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    I counted 4. But then I'm biased. I was surprised that there were 4.
     
  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Yeah and wasn’t there a 73 TX? And did I see an XS1 or XS1B ?
     
  17. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Not to mention a green 1970.. xs1?
     
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  18. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    There were two very nice ’73s and yes, a green ‘70 was reported to have darted through to paddock, but the bike was not complete (it had no seat :shrug:), so I can’t be sure.
     
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  19. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I saw and heard that 1970..wow.after supper i went to look at it but it was already stowed away in JRP's trailer...
     
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  20. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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