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Moabiker's Tall Tales

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

  1. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast Top Contributor

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    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast Top Contributor

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    ...first...to clean carb this morn too!!! IMG_20190627_062012.jpg IMG_20190627_061945.jpg
    ...no burping zone...
     
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  3. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast Top Contributor

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    ...ready for round 2, but must go buy a gallon of gas first... IMG_20190627_064106.jpg
    ...jets tiny on this bike so once in a while if i get a big off idle stumble it is from moab fine grit, and i know what to do...
     
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    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast Top Contributor

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    ...got my gas and gas attendant just got this bike yesterday...
    ...he gonna lower bars, but just a little, 2-3 inches he says...
    ...those bars look unrideable to me...
     
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  5. Moabite

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    ...test ride time... IMG_20190627_073412.jpg
    ...rails berm turns on momentum, definitely not a rooooster...
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    ...and climbing hills low-mid rpm good throttle response, very low speed up, but climbs walls... IMG_20190627_073840.jpg
    ...and likes being ridden on sides of hills(the steeper...the better),with plenty of power to go down fast... IMG_20190627_074358.jpg
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    ... follow me, we see who has a foo foo bike mr adventure biker...
     
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  6. Moabite

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    ...this inspiring me to head out now and check out river, maybe jump in ...
    ...in slow moving part...
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    ...wit wrider wikes wata win wahm wedder...wooohooo...
    ...really comfortable riding soaking wet, dry in 10 minutes though...
     
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  7. Moabite

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    I like mountain riding so much...that i go see what kind of time i can put down on the Race to the Clouds this weekend...better start with fresh skins... IMG_20190629_123846.jpg IMG_20190629_140033.jpg

    ...wish me luck...
    ...those my race set of wheels, want new tires if i wanna challenge carlin dunne for record...
     
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  8. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I’m really enjoying your tales Moabite! You certainly do live in a special place.

    Is the Suzuki GS an 850 or a 1000?

    Pete
     
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  9. Moabite

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    ...thanks, for the most part i enjoy it too...
    ...next year maybe you one of the xs650 guys i go riding with when you have rally here, lucille may not wanna go home after days in the twisties though...
    1982 gs1100gk
     
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    ...i did work hard today clearing all this over grown brush... IMG_20190628_080157.jpg IMG_20190629_070530.jpg IMG_20190629_070612.jpg
    ...next i go play some...
     
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    ...this would take me to play area... IMG_20190629_155634.jpg
    ...but this way more fun... IMG_20190629_160459.jpg [ IMG_20190629_160919.jpg IMG_20190629_160402.jpg
     
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    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast Top Contributor

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    ...made it to play area...
    IMG_20190629_162634.jpg ...follow the yellow bike road ... IMG_20190629_162444.jpg
    ...follow the yellow bike road...
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    ...follow the yellow bike road...
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    ...we're off to see the lizards, the wonderful lizards of...the desert...
     
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    ...tee time... IMG_20190630_060529.jpg IMG_20190630_060500.jpg IMG_20190630_060602.jpg IMG_20190630_060636.jpg
     
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    ...so the story goes... I left early ... IMG_20190630_052226.jpg
    ...and after a round of golf was going to ride this trail... IMG_20190630_061322.jpg
    ...see the warning...may be alot of water... IMG_20190630_061652.jpg
    ...made it across first crossing...
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    ...then another crossing ... IMG_20190630_062209.jpg
    ...yipes, normally trail down middle of this for a bit ... IMG_20190630_062824.jpg ...but too deep and fast flow so wimpily turned around...
    IMG_20190630_062635.jpg ..and grab some fruit from friend tree on way home...
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    ...7am and adventure over too soon...
     
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    ...almost forgot about this....hmm...not my fault it not done ... IMG_20190630_093605.jpg
     
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    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast Top Contributor

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    ...i got new parts....yaaaa.... IMG_20190630_095034.jpg
    ...but made in china... IMG_20190630_095740.jpg
    ...not sure i like plastic cable tie inside motor...see how other one is metal...fixable..
    ...windings very sloppy and loose ...ugghh...
    ...ah, i am sure it is a wonderful quality part...it is nice and shiny ....
     
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  17. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    You know, all I’ve heard about 1970-80s Suzuki GS models is alternator and wiring troubles but my ‘79 GS850G gave me zero grief. Not one single repair in more than ‘70,000 miles except oil change and tires.

    I don’t recall ever even having a light bulb fail anywhere on the bike.
     
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  18. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast Top Contributor

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    IMG_20190630_150145.jpg ....my barefoot bike on other side of landlord house, forgot it was still here...
    IMG_20190630_150115.jpg ...broken parts on every bike i owned, if it not one thing....
    ...wheels, suspension, frames, electrics, motors...worn all these parts down to breaking point some time...but having other bikes to ride makes a bike down more easily acceptable to have to fix...
    ...lots times had new bikes break, so no complaints on the 82 suzuki...
    ...i had this chinese scooter i buy for $10 that i used as an adventure bike... but talk about goofy intermitent electric problems, stranded me too many times, then embarrassing load of shame in back of some good deeders truck..
    ... I made it famous in its time, it went a lot of places (with some paddling assistance)...very collectable and it could be yours for the right price...
     
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  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Discretion is the better part of valor. Live to fight another day.
     
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    ...but my pants and shoes were already wet...
    ... 2 more that direction and then 4 more crossings on way home would have been too much...
    ...big problem too many itchy bug bites now, next time i spray down with RAID!!!
     
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