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Moabiker's Tall Tales

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

  1. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    Ramble story...in 1984 i bought yamaha fj1100 and next day i was supposed to fly to las vegas to install machine. Normally drive and park in remote airport lot but since i be in vegas a few weeks took limo instead. Limo was late for morning pickup, i miss flight, and figure i take night flight and have all day to ride new bike, since afternoon flight too late to work that day anyhow.
    But i make big mistake and total bike in high speed corner crash and luckily not get hurt but boss not happy at all when i explain my side of story to get ride in. Yamaha was too fast for young rider.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
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  2. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190317_113437.jpg IMG_20190317_113804.jpg IMG_20190317_114337.jpg
    ...moab cyclepath at it again...
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
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  3. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190319_115002.jpg IMG_20190319_115504.jpg ...an hour up and down river was nice... IMG_20190319_121717.jpg IMG_20190319_115420.jpg
    ...but downtown a rat race tourist event...
    ...still it takes less than 5 minutes on bad day to get across town...
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
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  4. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190319_192957.jpg IMG_20190319_193015.jpg ...this was a nonrunner for a few years until today...
    IMG_20190319_172409.jpg IMG_20190319_172430.jpg
    2008 350 yamaha 4wd Grizzly
    ...not mine, but i fix...
    ...had a rough life and will forever be ugly, but working great now...
    ...first time landlord been out in a while...dogs miss him outdoors, he mostly by his sick wife's side..
     
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  5. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    Malcolm Smith had "On Any Sunday", Moabite in Moab has "Every Day"
    ...now go walk(ride) the talk...
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
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  6. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...i raised this stepchild...sad yet happy to see him ready to ride the world(moab mostly)...bye... IMG_20190320_111151.jpg IMG_20190320_111134.jpg IMG_20190320_111927.jpg
     
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  7. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    What was the answer to fastening the side pipes? Anything other than the exhaust clamps?
     
  8. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...for now i got outvoted and just a rubber bumper between frame and rear of pipes...
    ...so only front support, i guess will be fine..
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2019
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  9. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...Canadian friend showed up, in a few days 7 or 8 of his friends be here too...eh.. IMG_20190321_164950.jpg
    ...he brought trials bike and 300 ktm too...eh...
    ...guess my riding season just about to start...eh...
     
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  10. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...wow, did not expect team canada to show...had not talk to friend in a few years...eh
    ...every year many years he show with friends and we ride for a few weeks...eh
    ...except last few years he travel world i guess...eh
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    ...plan to fix and install samurai motor goes on hold while i ride with the holy riders from the north....eh..men...
     
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  11. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    "eh.....men"
    Good one
     
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  12. What bikes the Honda Moabite is it a NC750?
     
  13. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    Ya , took small ride on it...very nice bike...
    ...just receive email...fire damaged xr600 may be new project bike for me shortly....
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
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  14. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...street ride today with 7 canadians, stopped for less than 5 minutes so no time to take pictures today IMG_20190323_162302.jpg IMG_20190323_162248.jpg IMG_20190323_162324.jpg IMG_20190323_170013.jpg IMG_20190323_185852.jpg ....
    ...i need dual sport...gonna miss a couple of good rides because not good for street bike or trials bike where i sending them..
    ...wow they fun riders to go with...all from edmonton area except one from nova scotia...
    ...been a few years since i ride in group, miss the great comradery(?) ...
     
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  15. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Dual Sports are a great idea ! 20170625_105637.jpg
     
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  16. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    I like your plate, goes good with bike.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2019
  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Did they bring the snow and cold along?
     
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  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Moabite,
    Looking at photos of your bicycle so high up in the hills makes me believe you must have legs Arnold Swarzenegger! I’d have to have somebody tow me up those mountains! Haha! :laugh2:

    And the dogs, remind me , when I was a young guy I was lucky to spend a few weeks on this 3,000 acre working cattle ranch in California it was very mountainous terrain and the cattle were allowed to roam free. When the ranchers wanted to go out and find the herd they would take these old open top Jeeps and the dogs would jump in, but the dogs would soon get bored at the slow pace of the Jeeps and they would jump out and go tearing off over the hills and disappear. When we would finally find the cattle, there would be the dogs, just relaxing. Smart dogs they were.

    Keep it up buddy, you live in some beautiful country.
     
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  19. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...na, we rode la sal loop road, got way up in mountains and then went back down to red rock country, where temps in mid 50's...
    ...they go ride dual sport trails today, and i go see fire damaged honda xr600 ...
    ...used to have honda crf450x and a 610 husq , all these guys showing up makes me miss big thump...
     
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  20. Nice assortment of bikes there Moabite,
    Couple a KTM's Maybe?, a DR650? the NC Honda. Oh and a good old KLR650, I love them, still thinking of buying one.
    And not forgetting your Suzy.:thumbsup:
     

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