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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jim, May 10, 2019.

  1. Yes, it's own topic in the Forums

    19 vote(s)
    90.5%
  2. Nah... threads good enough.

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Hey that’s a great idea Gary! Thanks!
     
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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    At some point we are going to have visit the # of sticky threads, maybe a poll and top three? I get annoyed with forums that have "too many" sticky threads, worse if you are viewing on a phone? Though I keep my phone XS650 link set to new posts....
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  3. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Well, if this threads poll holds up, people want this idea changed to a category in the forums. That's one less sticky.... :rolleyes:
     
  4. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Why I thought I'd try door #3 :p
    I'm not so fond of a separate category. If you look at views, the garage dwarfs all other categories. a separate division is virtually a death sentence for viewership. On the other hand a thread that allows/encourages single posts about what YOU are doing, tends to be one of the most popular threads. ie what did you do to your XS and lets see your XS. and prolly this ride thread. the old garage and BBQ threads also did well.
    But I just mop the bathrooms.
     
  5. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I'm with ya buddy. Mine is the lone dissenting vote....:rolleyes:
    But yeah... I'm just the spam killer. ;)
     
  6. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    That's why i suggest the Lab gets a make over and converted to a ride category............Never gets used and the purpose it was designed for has worked to a small degree, but now not at all. A couple of threads could be rerouted to the Garage as they have some info if not finished.......... Having the BBQ thread and the other ride offs, eg old garage ect, in a dedicated forum heading, i think it would be used often.....

    Yea G you might need to do some sweeping untill the plebs get the hint on where to post
     
  7. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Well just speakin' for myself.... I use the lab all the time. In fact I wrote this thread there so's my partner in crime could help out. But that's just me. Guess we don't need it if I'm the only one using it. :(
     
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  8. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    the old xs of the month sub cat is basically vacant and could be renovated.........

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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Haha! You crack me up Gary! If you just sweep up around here, you’re one heck of a good custodian! When do you sleep? :)
     
  10. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    That's a good idea...........
     
  11. peanut

    peanut XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    what a great tribute to a great man...... a true patriot . The whole World made fun of him but look what he achieved .!

    I had to do a double take there for a moment .....:) I thought that you had pinched Bobs bike GLJ
     
  12. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    The Spring Reveal!
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    My other road ready Yamaha spent the winter in the container. So much rain this spring meant that I had to wait till the puddle in front dried enough so I could unload without sinking down. Even then I had to use a set of duck boards I made from scrap decking.
    Bike fired immediately and the welcome dissonance of the cross plane 3 cylinder signalled the start of this bike's 2019 season.

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    Hamlet may have been an important railway stop ages ago. On up the road to some curves.
     
  13. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Lighthouse Cove
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    Always nice to look at someone else's boats!
    Channels here give access to Lake St Clair.

    Ethanol Factory and Greenhouses
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    Way in the distance you can see the stack for the ethanol plant. Huge greenhouses across the road from it are fed excess heat and CO2 from the process, said to be a win- win plan.
    Due to the flatness of the surroundings, the stack from the plant is visible from all around, even from my window I can tell which way the wind is blowing and how vigorously.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
  14. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    And I thought Kansas was flat..... :rolleyes:
     
  15. wildav

    wildav XS650 Enthusiast

    A friend told me about growing up in west Texas. He said his buddy's dog ran away and they could see it for a week leaving and stood on a tuna fish can and watched it go for another week . That's flat ! But to the point, I think posting about rides is Ok. Great scenery shared via this site and we have people all over the world to contribute .
     
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  16. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    I used to rub my palm across a tabletop, and ask my friends "You know what this is?"

    "It's a relief map of Kansas."

    Lakeview, you're hi-altitude elevated tail box gets me every time... :D :bike:
     
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  17. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Here's as flat as it gets :)

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  18. Grimmith

    Grimmith codyahoward.myportfolio.com

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    Finally got to ride today, everything pieced together and new, much better paint job scheduled next month :) Just need a mini speedo
     

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  19. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Freezing ass off at improvised campsite in Sikeston, MO. Temperature 40 degrees.

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  20. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    XS650 can easily pull a 13' trailer. Bike named Trigger, dog named Trigger, house named Trigger. MT/ND border.

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