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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

    I gotta say, it fits really nice on the XS2. I just slapped it on, no fussing, took about ten minutes. It’s a great little shield. :)
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  2. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Windshield on a XS2! Think of the children! Ride it like when men were men and bikes were bikes.
    Doesn't look bad tho.

    thuban, MaxPete, gggGary and 3 others like this.
  3. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Nice photos, Bob !
    I really like the red reflection you achieved in this one (my apologies for modding your pic!)

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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Im telling you buddy, you need one of these. Especially if you’re going to do any more of those marathons! :thumbsup:

    Ha! Purely accidental, never even thought about it. That would be my wife’s red Toyota reflecting off of the cases. :laugh2:
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  5. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    Hey Bob, Ya got a highway or Route number?
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  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Hey Rudy,
    For this trip I took highway 60 from Surprise Az NW to Wickenburg. From Wickenburg turn South on Vulture mine Rd ( this is the scenic part) all the way south to Buckeye.
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  7. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    Thanks Bob!
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  8. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    So jealous Bob, aching to see some green round here. But we are just starting the season of mud.
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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Ahh....all too soon I’ll be looking at the photos coming from back East, beautiful little two lane roads under a canopy of leaves and I’ll be the jealous one, hiding in my air conditioned house. In the summer I pretty much only go out at sunrise or after the sun has gone down.
  10. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  12. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    you can run but you can't hide, mr. mailman
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  13. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher Top Contributor

    That's one of them op-pickle Illusions! I've seem them before in the bottom of my shot glass but not on such a grand scale!
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  14. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Springtime in the desert Southwest.

    In my quest to avoid all humanity, I rode off into the mountains North of my home , with Lake Pleasant in mind as a destination. I took the meandering route, knowing that weeks of heavy rain and mild temperatures would mean that the desert would be green and wildflowers would be blooming.
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    In a few weeks, the cactus will start blooming, the saguaro ( our state flower ) , prickly pear, and the tall skinny ocotillo. Later when it starts to get hot, all the palo Verde trees will bloom and the mountainsides will all turn yellow.
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    Snow on the Bradshaw mountains about 50 miles away.
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    There’s an entrance into the lake, that’s way in the back, off the beaten path, that sometimes doesn’t have anyone manning the toll booth. Well, not today, they nicked me $7 just to ride in. It was absolutely beautiful today, temps about 60 degrees and sunny.
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    When I go on these rides, I always say, all roads lead to lunch and today is no exception. I ride up the hillside overlooking the lake to the ramadas . The restaurants may all be closed and you can’t go near anyone, so I brought a sack lunch. But you can’t beat the view!
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    Till next time, I’ll see you on the road.
  15. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher Top Contributor

    Mailman, I hate you! Just beautiful country! :bike: Now that I think about it, I remember you saying you don't ride when it's real hot, which it does get out there. gggGary has coolers on his bike...( Looks like it's on life support, :laugh: ) but I'm sure it does a fine job! I'm already worrying about the Texas Summer heat. Will be the first summer for the me and the XS.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2020
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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Yeah, fall, winter and spring are all good here, summer not so much. I can get out briefly in the early morning and sometimes a rain will come in and I get a brief window of opportunity to get out. But I’m not complaining, we all have our off seasons. Glad you liked the photos. :)
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  17. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Mailman I look and look in your pics for a Roadrunner !
    there's a challenge for you lucky desert rider !
  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Ha! They are around, I see them frequently out in the desert. I did get a photo of a Red Tailed Hawk circling overhead this morning! It was a beautiful bird.
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  19. timbeck

    timbeck XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Bob---Great pics, you should be on the Arizona Tourism Commission.....
  20. Jim

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

    Thoughts on the taller gearing now that you've had an extended ride?
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