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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

    Have you looked at any aftermarket seats? My old Suzuki V-Strom had a real ass killer of a seat. I replaced it with on made by Seargent, the difference was nothing short of amazing.
     
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  2. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    First major farkle I did was a Corbin seat to replace the fine "Seating by Torquemada" OEM plank. Just old age and (shocking, I know...) packed on a few pounds over the Winter.
     
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  3. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ….The ol' derriere is barkin' at me...(waiting breathlessly for the Usual Suspects to go with that one...)

    So you bait the hook and not expect to get a bite? I'm not touching that. Doesn't smell right! What?
     
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  4. rsor

    rsor Wanna do this again!

    It runs really good after a good warm up ride.

     
  5. timbeck

    timbeck XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    DE--Ah yes, black fly season.......

    tim
     
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  6. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Sorry, must've been the jalapenos on the sub I had for lunch...
     
  7. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Yup, the bastiges are out in full force. Went for our usual walk this morning and got twice the usual exercise batting away the gnats and black flies.

    I think the big splotch on the face shield was a May Fly. Must've got him right after lunch too cuz he really splattered.
     
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  8. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Surprised jalapenos make it that far north.
     
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  9. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Canned stuff, and pretty tame by Texas standards, I'm sure. Puts a little bite in the sammich tho.
     
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  10. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    We gots the yellow grasshoppers, big as foot long hot dogs! Skeeters big as humming birds! :whistle:
     
  11. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Just spent two hours in the recliner watching a guy repair a John Deer lawn tractor. What have y'all done to me.
     
  12. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Yeah, yeah, we know...everything in Texas is bigger. :poke::boxing:

    But do your black flies have tail numbers?
     
  13. Jim

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

    ".... black fly29, tower?...."

    ".... tower, bf29... go ahead...."

    "....bf29.... FJ at your 12 and closing... high rate of speed...."

    "... roger tower, I see 'im. moving to intercept...."

    ".... roger bf29... good hunting...."
    :D
     
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  14. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    "...CIC to Bridge - Incoming bearing 000 relative, IFF pings Bad Guy


    "...Bridge to CIC - Shields Up, Maximum Power


    EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyoooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwSPLAT!
     
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  15. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    "...CIC to Bridge - He's dead, Jim...

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Jim

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

    Damn....
    "...um... bf30, you up on this freq?.... bf30, tower.... we've got an intercept mission for you..."
    ..... "bf30, tower... come in?..."
     
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  17. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Laying around in a recliner is not our fault.
    *looks down* Well, not everything is bigger. :shrug:
     
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  18. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    "bf30 - tower...Honorable General-san...you outta yo frickin' mind!
     
  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    You must’ve spent all winter polishing that bike! It looks and sounds great! :thumbsup:
     
  20. MaxPete

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

    PS - this past winter Lakeview and I splurged on a pair of Scala PackTalk Bold helmet sound systems and they truly are everything the reviewers say. We chatted all the way to and from London at...well, sometimes we were going pretty danged fast - and it was pretty much like being in the same car.

    The PackTalk Bolds were an upgrade on a pair of Scala Rider Q3s which were good - but these are far superior.

    The connection between the two PackTalk units is easy to establish and dead-nuts solid on the road (even when we were out of sight) and the sound quality is excellent.

    After I left Lakeview’s place, I had a 50 mile (80 km) ride home to Windsor and I alternated between music and the CBC radio and the sound was just about as good as in my car. Also, the voice commands are easy to use and work perfectly. As one of the reviewers said, after you turn them on, you can do everything you need to do with just the voice commends. No need to learn the arcane buttons.

    Highly recommended and if you’ve never tried riding with a sound system, give it a whirl.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2020
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