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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)
  2. Nah... threads good enough.

    2 vote(s)
  1. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Hi XJ,
    I followed your link and I can’t quite figure it out. There seems to be a lot of foreign language posts. What is your itinerary , or at least your general plan? I wish you would reconsider posting updates and photos here.
    I’d love to follow along!
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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Pete was in St. Paul at 8PM, still headed this way.:) Expected here about midnite if he doesn't get smart and quit first.
    I wasn't on a bike but was shagging some XS650 parts when I ran into a flock of birds.

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    Goony Birds!
    A real sleuth can figure out exactly where I was from the pics.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
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  3. Jim

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

    Basler Aviation in Oshkosh.

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  4. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Ding, Ding, Ding! Got a hanger tour there a "few" years ago. They had a turbine conversion done just headed out for a flight test.
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  5. Jim

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

    Almost took a job with 'em a "few" years ago. Can't remember now why I didn't. :umm:
  6. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    And Pete arrived safe and sound like Cinderella at midnite.
  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That Pete’s a rambling man for sure! :bike:

    And I'm bound to keep on riding
    And I've got one more silver dollar
    But I'm not gon' let 'em catch me, no
    Not gon' let 'em catch the midnight rider
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  8. Jim

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

    .....and yet more from the Allman Brothers..... ♬ Lord I was born a ramblin' man.... ♬
    Go Pete!!
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  9. MaxPete

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

    Thanks all - and thanks Gary for the hospitality (and for cleaning the bugs off my windscreen)!
    It was quite a ride: 1129 km from Winnipeg to Baraboo starting at about 12:45 pm CST.

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
  10. Wulfbyte

    Wulfbyte XS650 Addict

    9DADE98F-057A-4CA8-ADE4-F28093F5FA1E.jpeg Getting ready to head out to the peanut city chop and swap! Will post pics later!
  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Are you going shopping in Gary’s shed of I’ll repute? Careful there’s sooo much good stuff in there! Don’t hang around too long or Gary will have you splitting firewood to fill his sheds!
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  12. Wulfbyte

    Wulfbyte XS650 Addict

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  13. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Looks like a GREAT ride, Pete!

    I was in Mount Pleasant which you may have ridden through on your way to The Bridge.

    Speed limits in Michigan ARE kinda weird. 127 is a main North/South route right up the center of the state. From Lansing North, the limit is 70 or 75 (miles, not K's) and several miles of it are just ordinary 4 lane road with NO LIMITED ACCESS! Gravel farm roads running right up and crossing! Scary.

    When I was growing up around there as a kid in the 60's, that was 27, not 127 and I don't remember the speed limits being anything like that.

    Sorry we couldn't get together, a little mis-communication on my part as I never planned on being in Michigan until Monday. Left Maine on Sunday and drove as far as the NY/PA border before I ran out of steam.

    EDIT: The western end of NY where PA juts up to Erie.
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  14. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

    haha. it's just random garbage in it right now, for place holding and testing since i made it from scratch. the text is lorem ipsum
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  15. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Rode The Moto Guzzi over to the SS Badger ferry at Manitowoc with Pete then headed back, stopped to see Allison at a horsy ride, 280 miles round trip. Sorry the phone battery crapped out so no pics. :poo: Only two near misses with deer at dusk. Set the GPS on avoid highways, got lots of freindly waves from Amish farmers.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
  16. MaxPete

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

    No prob DE - life is complex.

    I just arrived home in Windsor at about 11:45 PM. It was a long day from Baraboo but it was fun. Here is a photo of the tripmeter for the return leg from Winnipeg...it shows 1179 km or just about 1105 miles ridden since 12:30 PM on Friday.
    As Gary said, instead of riding through the whole YUK of big city Chicago, I took the historic SS Badger from Manitowok WI to Ludington MI. Both are nice little towns. The Badger is the largest car ferry (410 ft in length) and the largest steamship (hence the “SS” designator) that still operates on the Great Lakes. Interestingly, she is coal-fired not oil like most steamships built after WW-I. There were a lot of bikes on- board but loading was pretty efficient and strapping down the ST was no big deal. The trip takes 4 hours and it was such beautiful warm early fall day that all thoughts of riding through Chicago vanished.
    Thanks again to all for your best wishes along the way and to Gary for his kind hospitality.l

    I’ll say one thing: riding long distance quickly is sure easy on that ST1300. It really can go bloody fast for hours with no effort at all and the fuel range means that I run out @ss before I run out of gas.

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
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  17. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Some of the most pleasant rides I've taken have been in my own community, the rural hamlet of Marietta, on the east side of Otisco Lake. We have a post office, a church, and one bar; you can catch some live country music and occasional rock and roll there twice a week.

    Other than that, we've got some well-preserved old wood barns. This morning's early light was hitting this favorite about 9am:

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    This one is still seeing use as a horse barn:

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    .....and there is corn everywhere, flourishing this year with all the rain we got.

    On Coon Hill, just up the hill from my home.

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  18. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Great pics , and a nice feeling from your ride sharing Yamadude. :cool:
  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Great photos Dude! It should be prime riding season there!
  20. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thanks fellas. Yup Bob, just about prime, which is when the fall colors hit. I can't wait......
    Just a few weeks off.
    More photos to come.

    You'll recall October of 2017, perhaps...

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