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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. madmax-im

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

    Well I'd rather do summers in arizona than winters in maine or anywhere else of a northern clime..Its even too cold here in NC for me...The older i get the less tolerance i have for the cold.....Here in the SE USA theres too much green..theres way too much rain..why we get about as much rain as AZ gets sunshine...:yikes: and theres too much of a arthritic pain index for me...And trees are overrated...LOL... I'd take Arizona any day of the year...and twice on sundays...
     
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  2. madmax-im

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

    About the only thing keeping us from moving back to AZ is the fact that we would be hard pressed to find in Tucson the kind and size of property we have here in NC..We live in a state that treats manufactured homes like stick built homes..there are few Trailer Parks or Villages here..because there are whole subdivisions where there are all manufactured homes..On real plots of land..We're on 1 acre..but out West the "subdivisions" for manufactured homes (within city limits) are are homes crammed to gether sideways in orientation to the street and on .18 of an acre...Why is it in a place where the West is so wide open..Why do they cram you in like sardines...?? The only recourse is to move further away from the city..But the further away you go the more the desert environment can play a nasty game..No city water..no cable services..proximity to Police and emergency personnell...Just make it untenable for us..So i will settle for vacations and other visits..Y'all have Happy 4th of July!!
     
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  3. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Deal. You can have it.

    I can always put more clothes on and/or throw a log on the stove.

    There's a point beyond which taking clothes OFF generates complaints from the neighbors...
     
  4. Jim

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

    True dat! What most people don't get is that when you have to crawl inside an E&E bay.... repair a broke wire... adjust a fuel control... any number of daily tasks, can't be done with gloves on and in the case of the E&E the big parka's gotta come off. So yeah... a lot of the time work and warmth are mutually exclusive.
     
  5. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Yup, been there and it ain't no fun. Especially when working with PVC salt water lines out on the wharf in February...
     
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  6. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    One man's misery is another man's paradise. It's good we don't all want to be in the same place, or we'd all be in Southern California.
     
  7. madmax-im

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

    Indeed those thoughts have crossed my mind too....Like an old saying.."the grass is greener on the other side of the hill"
     
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  8. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Now that it's all said and done, I remember Bangor fondly. One time, I went there for layover and had my wife coordinate an arrival at the same time. We had a great time that included a roadside picnic table lobster dinner at a fraction of the price I was accustomed to paying for such a delicacy. There are nice folks up there, too!

    Here are some XS650 bikes and people gathered in North Georgia, (my idea of paradise).
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  9. madmax-im

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

    Cool pic..What did Brent ride that day???He doesnt have aXS650...XS1100? HD? Buell?
     
  10. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I don't recall what Brent was riding that day. The polo shirt he's wearing is embroidered YAMAHA 650 SOCIETY under the TX650 image.
     
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  11. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Sure are a lot of old farts riding 650's!

    (I should know, I was one...)
     
  12. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Too hot out for me to ride today. So, here's a cool North Georgia pic taken at the Dogwood XS650 rally.
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    Here's one from April 2016. @caferacerdave on the left and @lakeview on the right. That's me in the middle.
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    XS650s at Mountain View, AR during Ozark Rally 2018.
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  13. MaxPete

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

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that green ‘78E in the foreground!

    That’s where Betty is headed.
     
  14. GLJ

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

    Went for a 80 smile ride today. Stopped by the local Nuke plant to get a couple of pics of the cooling towers. You can see them from miles away.
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    Don't know how tall they are. They do make my bike look small. Looked it up, they are 495 feet tall.
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  15. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Wow, I can’t believe they let you get so close. I rode out to the Palo Verde nuclear power plant a few times, and you can’t get near them. It’s all high security. In fact, even being this far out, when I stopped to take photos, I had a security truck come out and ask me what I was doing. o_O
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  16. GLJ

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

    They sit right next to a county road. Now I'm not sure if Seal Team 6 could get into the reactor building.

    Kind of puny looking cooling towers you got there.
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  17. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I went out yesterday morning on my 11 Special. I did a loop including Holly Springs, Mississippi. General and Mrs. Grant were invited guests in this house during the Vicksburg campaign. It was built in 1860. It’s called Walter Place if you wish to GTS it. It’s extremely impressive from the curb.

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    This is the old train depot in the same town. I went there to grab a burger at Phillips Grocery across the street. I aborted lunch because no customers may enter the building and cash only. Never mind. I had a lovely morning ride just the same.
     
  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Nice ride Marty! Lot of history near you! :thumbsup:
     
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  19. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It’s anywhere if you dig it up. War history is easy around here because it’s so well documented. Civil rights history as well. Oh, music. Can’t forget the Mississippi Blues Trail. Also, Sherman didn’t burn it all like happened in Georgia.
     
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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Yeah, but the biggest nuclear plant in the country! :D I was recruited to be a welder out there ( by the carpenters union no less! ) when it was being built, but I turned it down because I thought the job was winding down. Of course with typical over runs and delays the job lasted another ten years! o_O
     

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