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Featured 50 Years of the Yamaha XS650 - Paris Ontario - June 2020

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MaxPete, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Howdy Sportsfans!

    On a business trip to Hogtown (i.e. Toronto) this week, I took a small detour to have a look at the Paris, Ontario Fairgrounds - it was a cold and crappy day see attached photo...but it won't be in June!

    Paris_Fairgrounds - Jan-27-2020.jpg

    June is coming - will you be ready?

    CVMG 2020 Rally - be there, or be square!
     
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  2. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ...and I was asked to write a little note on the XS650 for the CVMG Newsletter so I am attching it here. Apologies for any errors you may find!

    EDIT: the edited file is attached with the correct dates for the introduction of the Special model.

    Pete
     

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    Last edited: Feb 20, 2020
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  3. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi Pete,
    I read your piece in the CVMG newsletter. So our ride is a Horex Imperator knockoff?
    OTOH, I bought mine because I reckoned that it looked like a G9 Matchless.
    And as to the weather in Paris ON being better in summer, last time I was there it rained so hard it might have been Calcutta.
     
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  4. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    Oh, I don't know about that, Fred. I attended the Elmira Vintage Guitar Show (Woolrich Memorial Centre) last April (gonna be there again 4/26/2020!), staying with family in London (Ontario, of course, eh?), and we were grillin' in the back yard, no overcoats required...
    Then, again, London is farther south (latitude-wise) than I am, but whadyagonnado? The weather is the weather... :shrug:
     
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  5. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  6. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Sprained Ankle Top Contributor

    MaxPete, that really sums up the weather in Wales for the past 2 - 3 months. Forecast is for more wet stuff!
     
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  7. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Indeed - it looks pretty horrendous Paul!
     
  8. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    One very small correction is the specials started in the 78 model year.
     
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  9. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Ahhh...- thanks!

    I knew that somebody would catch any errors - and you are the first.

    Pete
     
  10. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    OK - all fixed up now. Thanks again Team Junk!

    Pete
     

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  11. 650trader

    650trader XS650 Addict

    MaxPete - Can you check if there is any rooms near.
    Stratford is usually full up due to it's shakespeare festival and this drives up prices
    for miles around to absurd levels.
     
  12. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Your best bet is to just go on the web - and Paris is pretty far away from Stratford. I suspect you might be better off checking in Brantford or even Hamilton.

    I am going to camp as it is included in the price of admission.
     
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  13. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I think Pete's write up is a good description of the bikes history. Would be good to put it on the home page for those new to the XS650.

    BTW disk rear 78 and later special.

    Jack
     
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  14. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Check the Davison Motel in Paris if they still have rooms. That where I am staying.
     
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  15. Grimly

    Grimly XS650 Addict

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    If it weren't an ocean and half a continent away, I'd be there.


    Give an asshole a uniform, and all you have is a uniformed asshole.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2020
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  16. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Indeed - and they exist everywhere.
     
  17. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Finally got round to reading the PDF..............the Standard models in Europe and Japan were in production till 81-82 and, as the Canadian models were sold, later but were left overs like the 74 Canadian heritage Special
     
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  18. Going to try and make it out this year with Bella. Looking forward to it.
     
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  19. 88_pony

    88_pony XS650 Enthusiast

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    Great write up Maxpete! always refreshing to read to read someones experience/ passion for the automotive hobby! Keep up the good work, I hope to be at the show to see the community as a whole.

    - Cheers
     
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  20. JesseeS

    JesseeS XS650 Addict

    I’d love to go to this. 8 hours isn’t too bad of a ride, especially in the car. Haven’t been to Canada since I was 14, turning 30 this June so it’s a bit overdue. Although, one of those dates is the fiancés birthday, so we will see how this plays out haha
     
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