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2019 Vintage Yamaha Rally

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

  1. madmax-im

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

    FWIW I suffer from postpartum rally depression...and i always say every year that this is my last rally...dont believe it..i'll be back..as long as i can breathe..hopefully next year will be more rider friendly for me..peace out my brothers...
     
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  2. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    XS1 ? Was there an XS1?
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    I think that was just a rumor.
    Angus and Pete at JP'S now headed to Barber thurs AM
    JP caught going dark side!
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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That’s a nice little shop JP has there! :geek:
     
  4. MaxPete

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

    Oooohhhh yes.
     
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  5. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Please keep me up to date. Only 300 mile for me from Ohio.
     
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  6. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Just reached the Hampton Inn next door to Barber Vintage Festival.
    Ready to shop the swap till ya drop, and given the temperature, may not take long.
     
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  7. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Any great XS finds lakeview?
    Any pics ?
    There is never such a large event over here :geek:
     
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  8. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thin pickin's for XS650 as far as I got this afternoon. (9 rows)
    Lots of Triumph stuff and other Japanese bits. Pics tomorrow maybe in the ride thread.
     
  9. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    At a swap meet booth but no for sale sign.
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    Some sellers seem a bit conflicted.
     
  10. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Seen in the pits at Barber
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    The blue bike belongs to Pete from Appleton WI He was racing late Saturday, but I headed out at noon, got home at 2 AM
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    850 miles 2 stops for gas, pee, and snacks. o_O
    5 miles from home 1:30AM there's a car on the shoulder, front end fully on fire, ocasional 10-15' flames, no one there, doors locked, windows black with smoke, front tires both exploded while I was there, started to worry about fuel tank blowing. called 911 waited a while then went home. I was so crispy/foggy it was really bizarre.
     
  11. madmax-im

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

    Nice job haulin 2 bikes...Now everything and everyone is home safe..great to ride with you guys Sat. too!:cheers:
     
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  12. MaxPete

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

    Glad you’re home safe Gary.
    Lakeview and I are just passing through Nashville in the driving rain (sounds like a line from a C&W song).

    Pete
     
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  13. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Slimy Crud is today, headed out now cuz I ain't seen any old bikes in a LOOONG time!
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019
  14. MaxPete

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

    Cool - keep an eye peeled for Sporty mufflers.
     
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  15. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Cool compared to Barber where highs hoovered around 100 degrees but a nice fall day and great turn out.
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    The only XS650 I saw
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    I may have posted this before but it's just so cool.
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  16. MaxPete

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

    Lakeview and I crossed the Ambassador Bridge southward to the True North Strong Free at around 8:00 PM and ran straight into a mega-customs lineup. Oh well, we eventually made it to my place and unloaded all of my goods and chattels and he carried on to his place.

    Many thanks to all for a great time at the VYR and at Barber with a terrific interlude at JRP1s awesome shop.

    Pete
     
  17. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  18. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I believe the flathead V8 motorcycle is/was made by Honest Charlie’s Speed Shop in Chattanooga, TN.
     
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  19. My father had one of those in his 53 Ford. A very versatile engine. I knew a guy that made one into an air compressor. It ran on every other cylinder and the other 4 compressed the air. A really clever set up!
    I missed a lot. I went to Florida and just drank beer, went boating and watched the thongs on the beach! Haven't touched my bike since the last day of the Rally.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2019
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  20. MaxPete

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

    Well Keith, that's not all bad - but we certain saw more motorcycles than thongs where we were...thank goodness. ;)
     
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