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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. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Can’t remember if I posted this. Bit it’s a warning not to ride with your visor up. The throat area is quite a sensitive place to get stung.
     

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  2. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Oh ouch! :yikes:
    Is that from an insect sting, or an impact of some kind?
     
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  3. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Woman ;)
     
  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    :laughing:
     
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  5. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hey, I can play this game too.
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  6. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Wow. You guys need to do a better job of hiding your XS purchases from The WIfe.

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    Trust me, I know about these things...

    (And yeah, that's me with wires and tubes running in and out of places I didn't know I had...)
     
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  7. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Not a ride but my favorite time of year here. On a hike in the former Badger Army Ammunition plant.
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    Last edited: Oct 6, 2020
  8. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Get out there if you can!
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    It dropped a cylinder, :( just barely got 'r home. She's now on the lift for the winter R&R.
     
  9. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Gorgeous bike! Nice pic too. We’re heading up north this week to close up our cottage for the season and hope too see some nice fall colours. Too bad the bike bummed out.

    I’ve had my eye on buying a Commando. Bad idea???
     
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  10. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Just gotta know what you are getting into. Values are sky high...
    Wasn't what I thought, apparently a carb is plugged, not a shock, tank was rusty before electrolysis, will have to investigate further.
     
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  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Beautiful beautiful photo! Does the Norton forum have a calendar? :cool:
     
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  12. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    • 20201007_115213.jpg 20201007_114209.jpg Went for a ride today. Was thinking of going to Sonoita, but on the way to the house, I saw a blimp! And from the direction she was headed I knew it was on the was to Marana Regional Airport or Phoenix area. Off I went to Marana airport. Sure enough, there she was with her many support trucks of helium and portable mooring mast and other gear. 3 or 4 semi trucks were nearby. It was a Goodyear blimp. Bigger than the ones of the 60's and 70's that I had seen. 3 propellers too. 2 in the forward area and one sticking out the tail. None very big. I'll try to post pics from the phone.
    • On the way home, l happened to have to stop at one of the base gates. A semi pulling a low trailer with a complete Huey chopper minus rotor blades on it. So cool!
     
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  13. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

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    Always did enjoy the Good Year blimps !
     
  14. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    GLJ breached the cheese wall and rode in, we swapped lies, did some local backroads " little TOTD" had lunch at Culvers, rode south to Mount Horeb then I headed home, caught these at Black Earth WI
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    Always good to meet up with forum friends!
     
  15. GLJ

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

    It was a good day!!
    The old girl's back in the barn.

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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That’s a nice day you guys had, with the fall colors and all! Nice!
     
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  17. GLJ

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

    Side note. The BMr didn't break a sweat. 250+ smiles. I did, I over dressed. Day was much nicer than I expected.
    Followed Madness for 20 or so smiles. Was glad Madness took it easy on her!
     
  18. madmax-im

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

    Nice Fall colors yall have Gary..We're about a month off from that..Some leaves have fallen and some trees are beginning to turn...
     
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  19. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The insect was a wasp. Second time this year, got stung in about the same place, corner of my eye, in Spain in January. The reaction was quite bad then also. Good news is I’m a little less ugly now I’m back to normal.
     
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  20. madmax-im

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

    On my last ride I had my faceshield down when a big bee committed suicide right between my eyes...Almost every ride theres a big insect that goes splat on my faceshield...Looking forward to NO bugs winter riding...
     
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