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

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

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  2. Nah... threads good enough.

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  1. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Nice! I may just have to move to Texas when all the open desert around here has been plowed under and “improved” with sub divisions, and Walmarts on every corner! :cussing:
     
  2. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    There working on that here too. I used to be in the middle of nowhere but not any more. And oddly enough my place has a name also. I didn't name it, happened sometime in the 1920's.
     
  3. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

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    These two Scrawny fir trees are left standing on the access road next to the Shop I work in every day.
    260 more apartments are coming here fast and everywhere else. This was a nice stand of very old Douglas Firs until this month.
    Urban sprawl is just awful in the Vancouver burbs.
    Extremely bad traffic congestion happening here.
    Fun motorcycle riding is threatened here in any city limits
    :cussing:
     
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  4. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

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    Pretty 'snazzy' horse trailer in your 1st photo...never seen nothin' like that:unsure:
     
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  5. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    I took "The SG" out for a 50 miler today. Stopped at a Carl's Jr for lunch and as I was about to mount up I saw this and had to take the pic. Kinda artsy but what the hell. Enjoy. Might help to rotate your laptop, phone or tablet to the left 90* and concentrate on the back of the front fender. PC140471.JPG
     
  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    It’s good to see you back on the road again!
    I’m happy to hear your bike is running well!
     
  7. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    After the break in is done (450miles or so) where to you wanna meet up? Casa Grande Ruins? Dutchman's lost mine?
     
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  8. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Ha! I’ll have to look at some maps and do some thinking!
     
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  9. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Addict

    I never realised you could lean a horse over that far. Great photos.
     
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  10. Jim

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

  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    “ I feel the need....the need for speed! “ :D

    Nice little pup...yours?
     
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  12. Jim

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

    Nah... random pic on the internet. Likes his rides though. :D
     
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  13. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    The little guy needs a pair of Doggles.
     
  14. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    Dogs are the only ones who truly understand motorcyclists.
     
  15. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    About 8 years ago I was deep in the boonies in Yellow Barn State Forest south of Dryden on my KLR650, coming a bit too fast down a steep hill on a loose gravel road. Standing up on the pegs on a KLR puts one (uncomfortably) high, but I was feeling like a bird.

    I began to sense that I had company, like there was another bike coming up from behind, so I steadied the machine as best I could, and looked around to find a large hawk joining my space about 10 feet off to the right, at eye level. Wish I had a helmet cam, so this is someone else's photo.

    There were 3 of us in that space, it turns out.
    I did my best to keep the KLR on the gravel while I shivered, wide-eyed.

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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Woke up this morning to 37 degrees, ah but this is the desert, the sun was out and it was warming up fast. I had an early lunch and by the time I rolled my bike outside it was 63 degrees and climbing. Just out meandering through some country neighborhoods. Note the cottonwood trees changing color and the date palm and citrus trees loaded with fruit. Nothing special, just tootling around, but a beautiful day to do it. ( By the way Gary, don’t let your horses find out how good the horses here have it. They’ll want to winter here! ) :D
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  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Too late Mr. Mailman, we're loaded up and on the way.
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    Get lots of hay ready. We'll fertilize your lawn for you.
    Shadow got kinda excited when he saw that hay pic.
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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2019
  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Haha! Well come on then! :D
     
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  19. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    Oil changed in the SG. I'm going ridein! Weather guessers saying 70+ tomorrow. Gotta get new batteries in the digicam.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2019
  20. madmax-im

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

    Christmas eve day...62*...pulled the bike out of the shed and hooked up the battery..she fired right up...got out of the hood...20 miles..didnt stop to take many pics...Shakin off the wintertime blues...Merry Christmas y'all...:smoke:
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