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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. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I was just there last summer! Hiked all the way around the tower with a fever while I waited for my antibiotics prescribed the day before we left for vaca to kick on. I would have loved to ride my bike all around SD. Maybe someday...
     
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  2. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    Good looking family. I wish I had a little kid, boy or girl, doesn't matter. Here are some more pics from SD, then.
    Wounded Knee cemetery. I don't know if it's irreverent but it's such an iconic place I couldn't resist. The road up the hill was too rutted so I went up the side of the hill through the grass, having actually forgotten I had all that stuff on the back. From up there I noticed a road that was less rutted and started down that, but crashed anyway. A station wagon full of Native Americans came zooming up the road, jumped out and dusted me off, and sped back down the hill. So fast I almost couldn't say a word to them. One very strong young woman basically lifted the bike herself, with about 100 lbs of stuff on it.

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    I wanted to look at a snake in the road and when I got back to the bike I thought it looked like a good pic. Note the missing mirror that came off in the crash above. Machine shop in Rapid City put it back on with an insert. DSCI0068.JPG


    Lesser-known view of Mt. Rushmore. DSCI0079.JPG


    Camping on public land maybe 30 mi. from Rushmore. Could see houses below. Father came up with little kid to see what was going on. Kid was about 6, dressed in full armor, zooming around on a tiny motocross bike. DSCI0085.JPG

    Might be Wyoming, not sure. Interesting pyramid things in the distance. Several miles away
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  3. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    That’s my daughter and my dad. We’re actually leaving for CO springs this wednesday afternoon. Here’s a few more shots from last summers trip- a shot from Mt rushmore I took from the BEAUTIFUL road that twists through the mountain.
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  4. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    Here's me on that same road.... The presidents are right above that white car.
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  5. hotdog

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    Wow Jim, very nice. So shiny.....

    Now its all runnin, just think, this could be you this Friday night????? Hahaha

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  6. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    ^I read somewhere this famous picture was in fact staged by a magazine photographer.
     
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  7. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Yes, it was.

    What's missing in that snippet is the pile of beer bottles strewn around his sidestand...
     
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  8. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    When you realize it's staged, it kind of takes on a The Onion quality...
     
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  9. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

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    Early FAKE NEWS......in Holister, CA
     
  10. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    yep .....all day every day Pete :) I feel i'm stumbling through life in some sort of peripheral universe.

    Thats a great write up Pete such a real shame about the weather. Wish I could have joined you guys on that ride.

    I don't take my bike out in the rain at all because I'm not a very experienced or confident biker and I hate having to dry the whole bike off when I get back to prevent rust.
    I don't feel particularly safe on my bike at any speed above 65mph and not even that fast if there is any sort of cross or headwind so riding in the wet I wouldn't find very pleasant
    I must sort out my bikes handling this summer
     
  11. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Jim, what kind of bars do you have on that bike? I am definitely changing my bars this summer, and I like the curve on those. I would have put my stockers back on, but the chrome is peeling on the underside of one of the curves.
     
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  12. Jim

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

    I'm a member of @Paul Sutton ('s) Buckhorn Gang. :cool:
    They're OEM Special buckhorns.
    Warning: if you get 'em... everyone here will laugh at you. Jus' ignore 'em... :lmao:
     
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  13. MaxPete

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

    ...and so it shouldn't be difficult to score a really nice OEM set that someone else has tossed off their bike....
     
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  14. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

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  15. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Ok, who has a nice set they’d be willing to float my way at a forum members price point? :D
     
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  16. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Buckhorns are EVERYWHERE, STRAIGHT buckhorns a very different story.
    They are quite flimsy a minor tip over bends them everytime. For Period Piece I took my best pair and straightened them. Grab and yank, LOL
     
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  17. MaxPete

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

    ...gee, that sounds just like what happens when the Canadian Olympic hockey team plays the American Olympic hockey team....;)
     
  18. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

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    I have a pair...you can have for with the' forum member discount' of shipping.. off an '80 Special
     

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  19. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    They're bad for your shoulders. You'll see what I mean. CB750 bars work and come in a nice variety. The particular ones on my bike are as hated in that community as the buckhorns are in ours so they were also free.
     
  20. Jim

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

    Well, just because they bothered your shoulders....
    Rode a buckhorned special for 2-3yrs as a daily driver in Fla. back in the early 80's. Never had shoulder probs. Another buckhorn for 4 yrs in the 90's... still no shoulder probs. Actually never heard of anyone having shoulder probs 'till now.
     
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