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Moabiker's Tall Tales

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Moabite, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    Do a google search on this gentleman. Bill Baird enduro rider.
    He's from the town I grew up in. Never raced with him or saw him race. Meet him many times. I did watch him ride a Honda road bike across a plowed corn field once. Smooth as silk.
     
  2. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

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    Jeff Fredette from just down highway from you too...he won lots of six day events...
    ...and mark " the bomber " barnett won lots sx and mx and he illinois boy...
    ...my favorites tracks were sante fe speedway and peoria for tt and flat track and red bud in michigan for mx...and yesterday start of motogp so i need to watch replay, was supposed to be very good first race of year.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
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  3. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    Raced with Jeff at many events. Great guy. Way above me in skills. He was AA.
     
  4. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    Next to Billy Baird Jeff is the next best off road racer to come out of Illinois.
     
  5. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

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    Mark Barnett was fastest by far...he won ama sx and mx championships...
    ...and my friend was his friend, so he was fastest!!!
    ...i used to love riding in ottawa,illinois at buffalo rock area...hear it closed down
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
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  6. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    He was a MXr. they don't count. Real men rode enduros.:poke:
     
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  7. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    Yes Mark was a hot shoe. I remember when he started. But I was always a Bob Hannah fan.
     
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  8. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

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    ...snorty motor is fun ...
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2019
  9. I have been enjoying your pictures and envy the weather. If you don't mind could you send me a link on your seat? I am interested in getting a loop on the back with that style of leather/vinyl seat. Cheers
     
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  10. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...i just put bikes together and find dead bikes, owner order all parts when he never saw bike in person as he was out of country...he bought nonrunning bikes sight unseen too...
    ....i will get ya link from him, he not in moab for a few days though but i not forget...
    (I did email and ask for link to seat, tomorrow i should have answer for you stardust )
    ...i enjoy the pics too, thanks...
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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  11. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...swor da ni fe da ta ri de... IMG_20190310_064716.jpg
    ...found this in field the other day...
    .....never a dull day here...
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
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  12. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...nice day for riding ... IMG_20190314_090607.jpg IMG_20190314_132205.jpg
    ...winter is over ....tourists making downtown crowded already,weekend warriors from colorado can get away from snow...
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
  13. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

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    Hey stardust, owner of bike say he just google xs650 cafe seat and find all sorts...i not order anything, he ordered all parts like that and had them ship to me.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  14. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

  15. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

  16. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

  17. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...worked a year for this guy...need to find another bike to build or maybe i try something new again for something different to do...

    ...think XS650 leaving my place today, along with 1976 and 1980 honda 750's...
     
  18. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...but it doesn't seem right to keep posting, especially after 650 gone...
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    ...rideon...
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019

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