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2019 Vintage Yamaha Rally

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

  1. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Show up with your modern bike - you don't need to ride in on an XS to join in. 20180930_182106.jpg
    (We had to find a really old dictionary to fit this one into the modern catagory!)
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
  2. Someday could end up being too late.
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  3. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict

    I wonder if ther will be any XS650s forsale at the VYR this year...? Can I wait that long?
  4. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    If you wish upon a star....
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  5. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Will there be a swap meet area?
  6. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Last year there was just one guy trying to peddle a beat up barely running 75 for WAY too much $$$! AFAIK it was the only reason he was there.:umm:
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  7. We had a table set up on Saturday afternoon where someone was selling stuff. It may grow.

    Mostly, we ride and BS with all of our new found friends. It’s like a three day long Yamaha party!
  8. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict

    No organized flea market or swap meet..but i brought a bunch of stuff and set up a folding table..i sold everything i brought except a few misc. items...so if you have stuff forsale related to vintage Yamahas by all means bring it..
    I think i saw that fellow..he didnt look like he had been riding much either..LOL All told I counted a dozen bikes at the VYR forsale of various displacements...and all of them looked to be decent scoots...so if I dont have a bike by the time of the rally..I'll bring my cage and an empty trailer...We'll see...
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  9. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks for the info. I do have some XS650 & SR500 stuff left over from my builds.
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  10. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Yup, +1 on all of the above. The VYR is such a fun event and flexibly run that if someone did show up with a swap table, I can’t imagine any significant objections. In fact, on reflection, there WAS a swap table at the 2018 event and I scored a decent set of soft saddlebags for..about $15 USD.
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    This was the extent of the 2018 swap meet. The reason is that the riding is so great in this area. Riding is objective #1. Still, there is both time and space to swap parts available.
  12. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict

    Plenty of time in between the main events..I was gonna post that thanks..ya beat me to it...BTW none of my clothes fit me anymore...I'm down 40 lbs now...
    The swap meet was just me..and the year before i just had some extra parts that people wanted..I let that stuff sit unattended for 2 days and no one bothered it,,,but i was able to sell almost everything i brought...and I am glad i brought it...
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  13. New flyer! Space is limited for those who want a bed.

    Vintage Yamaha 2019   Final 3-8-19 (1)-page-001.jpg
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  14. I received an email yesterday concerning a reservation at the Iron Horse. A double room will go vacant. PM me and I’ll put you in touch.
  15. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict

    Roomate wanted to share expenses..moutainside semi-private room...PM me pls...
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  16. RC4MAN

    RC4MAN XS650 Enthusiast

    Interesting event. Dragons Rest Cabins and Two Wheel Inn are nice overflow rooming, have also spent several nights at Phillips Motel. All close.
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  17. Two Wheel Inn is about 8 miles as I recall. Not bad, but there’s nothing like being on site.
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  18. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict

    I am coming to this rally with an empty trailer and a pocket full of cash..if anyone is bringing a bike forsale i will want to see it and possibly take it for a short ride...and possibly strike a deal...
  19. The following is reposted from XJBikes.com:

    Vintage Yamaha Rally Attendees,

    Nancy and I have come up to the Iron Horse for a weekend get away and found some very significant changes here!!!

    Many of the facilities have been updated and improved.
    • The front parking area has been re-done with concrete.
    • A larger trailer parking area was created behind the semi-private cabins.
    • Additional covered parking concrete bike parking adjacent to the lodge.
    • Most of the buildings have a new coat of paint.
    • The meeting room has been significantly improved with more seating, new pool tables, etc.
    • The previously stone parking areas at Lone Star & Homestead are now concrete (probably will help those Harley guys avoid dropping their bikes)
    • An alternate entry/exit created to access Lower Stecoah Road.
    • Apparently there was a lake behind the bunk house? Never saw it before but it's being beautified and made accessible. I'm told it's STOCKED to the gills (LOL)
    • It appears many other changes/upgrades are coming as well.

    Although the Iron Horse has been the best facility in the area, it was showing a little age here & there. Seems that is being addressed ++++

    Nancy & I hope to get an opportunity to speak to the owner and get more information we can share with ya'll.

    Pictures will be coming!

    Kurt & Nancy
    Kurt Boehringer
    Peachtree City, Georgia

    UPDATE: The bunkhouse will be updated and an additional bunkhouse added before our rally with ADDITIONAL SPACES in the new updated cabins.
    There will also be a couple of Connestoga Wagons installed at the perimeter of the pond available for camping as well.
    SO...… if you've been late to the party you can still get a place to spend the night.
    Shoot me an e-mail or PM if interested. IH will let me and Jeff know when they are ready and they give us a couple days for our Vintage Yamaha Rally attendees to grab the spots before they are opened to the public.

  20. Reposted from XS11.com:

    IH Photos
    Vintage Yamaha Rally Attendees,

    Here are a couple photos of the changes at IH:

    New parking area adjacent to the lodge

    New bike loading/unloading dock

    Updated conference/play room with new tables.

    Lots of new stone work and the slippery old stairs replaced.

    More to come.....
    Kurt Boehringer
    Peachtree City, Georgia

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