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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. YAM277

    YAM277 Yamaholic XS650.com Supporter

    A good throttle, in a bad hand, can be lethal. Only takes a second to be a fool forever.
     
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  2. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Makes me wonder what Yam277 did?
     
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  3. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Up nort camping this morning.
    A comfortable 47f
    Beemer working well. 200 miles up here yesterday . Gotta admit I kinda like it. poor Signal pics later lol
     
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  4. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Chef Phil on the way.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2021
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  5. Mikey

    Mikey got muscles in his head that ain't never been used XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  6. YAM277

    YAM277 Yamaholic XS650.com Supporter

    Hey! You're such a witty fellow! lol
     
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  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Wow! That’s beautiful on the lake! I’d bet that same view of that lake during fall colors would be spectacular!
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    I’m not surprised you like that bike, there’s a reason that’s BMW’s best selling motorcycle and it’s been voted motorcycle of the year by cycle magazines several times.
     
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  8. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    With electronic suspension adjustment it works well for shorter folks too. :poke:
    Phil caught a mess of bluegill, yummy din din.
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    Dessert was strawberry cheesecake.
    Sunset
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    before the campfire.
    Ok I'll stfu now. :laughing:
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2021 at 3:19 PM
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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Man that just looks like a postcard! So pretty.
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  10. YAM277

    YAM277 Yamaholic XS650.com Supporter

    Just Beautiful! I'll snap some pics of the fall foliage up here in Pennsyltucky soon! That lake is a smooth as silk! I've seen fishermen up here catch bluegills by the Home Depot bucket! Too boney for me. Catfish, Perch or Trout any day!!!
     
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  11. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Phil is a master fillet-er not a bone in the plateful! Everything needed to make that dinner was carried on his concours along with all his camping gear. He's a master packer, organizer.
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    The BMWood hauler. :cool:
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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2021 at 7:13 AM
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  12. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That Phil is a handy guy to have around! How does he like that Concours? They have a very enthusiastic fan club, they’re supposed to be just about indestructible! I’ve even looked at them from time to time.

    You gonna get some knobbies for your GS so you can do a little cow trailing? :)
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  13. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    He's coming up on 90,000 miles on it. 5K mile camping trip out west this summer.
    Yup, Shinko 705's, rear arrived today.
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    They're marketed as an 70/30 tire. 95/5 is more likely for me (and most riders)
    Did about 20 miles of gravel roads with the firewood strapped on.....
    No one says I'm smart..
     
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  14. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    gggGary, if your gona go camping all the time and make some of call 1-800-talk-dirty cause we can't do it, How about a bike trailer? I see a lot of them. Do they have to be registered or tagged separately? Looks like they would be easy to build?
     
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  15. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Wisconsin doesn't require trailer plates for small trailers.
    But...... about 40 years ago I saw a Harley pulling a trailer peaceful as can be on the interstate, he had to crank the bike around to avoid a car that cut him off, the whole thing turned into a shit show, the trailer f'd them. I wasn't in a position to stop but think they died. I swore I'd never pull a trailer with a bike.
    One up I can haul everything I need on the bike. Weather gets ugly, there are motels and I have a credit card.
     
  16. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  17. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Reports of Madness' demise have been greatly exaggerated. Down a country lane this afternoon.
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    She is overdue for a bath and a bit of messing with the low speed carb circuits.
     
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  18. YAM277

    YAM277 Yamaholic XS650.com Supporter

    A little madness has entered all of our lives, eventually? Thanks for sharing!!!
     
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  19. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I took a late afternoon ride today. I rode 65 miles and was never more than 15 miles from my house.
    Enjoy.
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    The stop sign carries the road sign on top. That’s how they all look in this county, missing.
    The big house in the trees is an Antebellum plantation house. I’ll try that one again another day. It’s a grand old house maybe 6,000 sq ft.
    It’s beginning to get nice here. Riding weather is coming.
     
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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Beautiful Marty! Those roads and countryside look like they were made for riding! :thumbsup:
     
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