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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. Tiesco

    Tiesco XS650 Addict

    It looks like an area I'll have to explore. I just got my bike on the road.
     
  2. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That last photo, the guy on the BSA, is that someone well known? Looks a little like Donovan?
     
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  4. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Mike Lang at Woodstock.
    (one of the organizers)

    The organizers of the Woodstock Festival were four young men: John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld, and Mike Lang.
     
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  5. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ...Actually, the Woodstock Festival was held in Bethel, NY, a bit south of the Catskills :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Did you go? You wild child you!
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  7. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Ah, I do so wish I had been there.
    I was 15 and couldn't find a ride.
    But I did take my girlfriend to Summer Jam at Watkins Glen in 1973.
    Way more folks came to that one (600,000)

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    I'm in here, somewhere.....

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  8. Grimmith

    Grimmith Samurai

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    Last weekend I rode an hour for a trash pick up for Abate, then found out it was canceled after I got there lol, then rode to the local Casey's to park, sit, and eat in the parking spot I chose :bike:I felt that parking spot was ripe enough...So I rode to a local town where they were also having a meeting that I also attened for the first time, yay me for confidence.. I had to stay at a friends because storm was coming so we shot guns a bit, and then rain. the rain wasn't so bad but when I tried to ride home, my rain suit got shredded cuz wind lol, I don't have proper rain gear yet. So I got soaked and had to have a friend get me with and bike with his trailer :laughing:...made it home, and then put together this fancy little neutral light in the shifter :D



    here's a short video of it working.
     

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  9. GLJ

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

    Went for a ride this morning. Stopped in a very small town a few miles Northeast of where I live. Thought I would post a couple of pics for those of you that bleed green. Only business left in town is a Shell station. The water you see in the background is the Rock River. We've had a lot of rain so it's pretty high. Grand Detour was also where Stan Hack's Supper Club was located. Without google who knows who Stan Hack was.
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    Across the highway. Never been in it. When it reopens I may have to stop in and see it.
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    Menu from Stan Hack's I found online. It's been closed a while
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  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Hey Greg! It’s good to see you get out for while. You beat the rain I see. Great historical info about John Deere, I never knew the beginnings of his company. I love history and you guys back East are knee deep it. I look forward to seeing more of you guys back East getting out.
    Here in the inferno, we are looking at a string of 100 degree days in the next few days!
     
  11. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Finished up the swingarm bushings and after chopping down the lawn went out for about 40 miles.
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    All seems good. With an original seat mebbie the ole' MikesXS rear shocks the ride is FIRM on the backside. The sheepskin air cushion helps
     
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  12. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That is a great photo! The background, the light, the bike......beautiful!
     
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  13. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The bike is looking quite stunning.
    I want one.
     
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  14. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Old barns make such excellent backdrops.

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  15. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Like it was made for a........calendar! Lol very nice!
     
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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Zackley! :)
     
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  17. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Last day of some time off. Took my XS for a 85kms cruise around the back roads. No pics cause I didn't stop....i know Mailman will be pretty disappointed :( Bike ran super and loved it! Got home in time to see my wife put on the final brush of stain on the deck. Win / win for both of us!!! Lol:laugh2:
     
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  18. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

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    Does my heart good to see an old barn so well cared for. Solid foundation, roof line is still straight, new-looking tin. A coat of paint and the old girl will be right back in her glory days!

    Bike's not too shabby either...:laugh: :cheers:
     
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  19. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    You want barns eh?
    Shot this on yesterday's ride also.
    Pretty good bones and a roof to protect it.
    Arched masonry windows a nice touch.
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  20. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I sense a Barn Competition comin'.
    Bring it on !
     
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