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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

    ...front wheel drive, nice...
    ...you know having powered front wheel spinning on wheelie gyroscopic physics make easy to ride up and down hills with front end up....post some pics!!!
    ...and are you doing the same to your wife's bike?

    ...i do not know if you saw it but now i am "the big thump" , not moabite anymore....
     
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  2. Not sure, I offered to do it but she did not seem too keen on the idea, maybe have to talk her into it.

    Yep, saw that.
    Mate of mine had one of these, might have been a 500 though, not sure.

    Here's a pic of it taken in the early 80's, the KDX in the front was mine. Good time's.:):bike:
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  3. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190405_134756.jpg IMG_20190407_162709.jpg Now that riding season finally started i getting some riding in, that was long winter. Hehe, if you guys thought i ride alot in winter, you aint seen nothing yet. But been too busy and have to manage my time better. Yesterday rode 2 mountain bikes and 3 motorcycles and primer up XR600, waiting on parts.
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  4. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...starting monday morn on good note... IMG_20190408_074820.jpg IMG_20190408_075933.jpg
     
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  5. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

  6. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ..XR vs SY fork length...
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  7. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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    ....so this says 1996 not 1986, looks like 86 to me though...
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    ...wow, my eyes bad for close up stuff...
    ...guys on thumper website question year of my bike so i post pic of nameplate and they say it 1996, not 1986. $100 bike turning into really good deal so far.
     
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  8. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

  10. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190409_173006.jpg I just ride for fun, dedicated my life to it....that was back when i lived in illinois...and pushed for my dream to move to moab because to me i came here after college in 1981 to ride for a month before start professional field service trade. Then paid to travel world and of everywhere i went nothing comes close to moab for soo much extreme outdoor stuff to live around!!!

    Not just great trials riding, every kind of riding fun here. I like riding night rides on the trails in summer, or before sunrise too. Favorite is trail riding in dense huge forests of mountains here. 100°f in red rocks in summer but 10 miles away it may be below 60°f way up high in shaded forests and no tourists. They make big mistake for day plans in hot sun.
     
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  11. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190411_085921.jpg IMG_20190411_090851.jpg Brrr...got spoiled by nice weather. Too much to do to be lazy next few days till warmup. Pedal with pooches then grease up steering head on xr600 my start for day.
     
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  12. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190411_103457.jpg IMG_20190411_110558.jpg IMG_20190411_111825.jpg
    ...and now need jim's address to send to paint tank and add yamaha logos!!!!
     
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  13. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    This poor 750 sohc bike sat outside over 30 years till I found it last year and now it sit because owner enjoying newly restored dohc 750 and XS650 ( XS will get 60 mile loop and he stop in tomorrow)...
    ...so far guy says XS running great... IMG_20190411_101639.jpg
    ...shooting on getting XR600 finished in next 2 weeks..E.T.R.(estimated time of roost)...
     
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  14. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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    *XS650 swung by... "Bike running perfect", owner tells me
    ...both plugs burning nice, jetting is spot on, not leaking anywhere, bike sounds great...my observation...
     
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  15. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190413_154548.jpg IMG_20190413_154523.jpg Change of p!an..motor coming out and redo bike fresh, not partial on XR, and have pro paint frame and bake it on.
    ...new skins show up too...
     
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  16. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...today's projects, plus some riding should keep me busy, at least for morning... IMG_20190414_093734.jpg
     
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  17. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190415_073402.jpg ...onward ho....more parts coming in...
    IMG_20190415_080103.jpg ...but sooo nice out today, must be riding day!!!!!!!!!
     
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  18. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190415_093826.jpg IMG_20190415_094615.jpg ...it is jeep safari next 2 weeks, thousands of jeeps in groups on the trails...
    ...kewl migratory birds in here, but i like the ravens in the area as they seem to have lots of attitude and personality and bond with ya if you give them a chance and feed them some snacks daily.
     
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  19. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190416_075453.jpg ...it is another new day, gotta make it fun....
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  20. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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