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On the road again at 40.............the bike that is

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by robinc, May 16, 2017.

  1. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Great port stories, Robin !
    I'm looking forward to the next one.
     
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  2. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Thanks Pete. I'm looking forward to the pics and stories of your guys upcoming great adventure.
     
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  3. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Thanks Dude. Me too! Maybe Port Dover, home of the famous 'Friday the 13th'. But not on a Friday the 13th!
     
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  4. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'm hoping for an hour-by-hour photo travelogue !
     
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  5. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

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    I reckon we should have a follow-me drone and live streaming video lol:bike:
    Have a great ride guys I'm soooooo envious
     
  6. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Been two weeks......TWO WEEKS! since I've been able to get out for a ride due to work and weather. Was getting pretty shaky, now shaken.

    Thinking of other members fall pics went looking for some fall colours.

    A little early yet but the Sumacs are turning.....

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    And some of the Maples....

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    Another week or so should be better and I'll get you some more fall colours Bob.

    Also got to an old, now renovated gas station I've been meaning to visit. I'm due for a new phone and my battery went from 60% to 0 in the matter of a few pics. I thought I got em but I guess they weren't saved. Getting that Digital V/M USB charger wired in is another winter project. I'll do it in the headlight bucket using 5twins short jumper wire method.

    Did get one pic, here's a teaser.

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    Guess I gotta go back and will post up the rest in Dudes Old Garage thread.
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Your bike get a calendar nomination Robin?
     
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  8. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Ya......good ol' buddy's Bob and gggGary. I'm not sure she's a calendar girl but I guess the voting will determine that.......eh?
     
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  9. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Looks like a calendar girl to me. :D
     
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  10. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Thanks Jim. She said to tell ya she's pleased you say that.

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  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    OH YEAH!!!! She’s a beauty! And Robin has been getting some real glamour shots too!

    Beautiful photos Robin! I’ve been dying to get out riding also. I guess for now I’ll just enjoy your nice ride!
     
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  12. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Thanks Bob.
    Sooner than I care to seriously consider she'll be tucked in again for the winter. And once again I will enjoy living vicariously through your adventures.
     
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  13. cafetools

    cafetools XS650 Addict

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    Nice pics, nice bike too!
     
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  14. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Thanks cafetools!
     
  15. yamahama

    yamahama '72 XS in Restoration XS650.com Supporter

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    Yikes, the other day I barely lifted the old , black side gasket to peek in the bottom, stick the carb spray tube inside. Was just going to glue it back w/ hylomar. bad news, I saw the pics above. Good news I can make a gasket....actually, just curious to rip it off and look.
     
  16. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hi yamahama:

    Just a quick note to let you know that RobinC, the chap who started this thread several years ago passed away in the autumn of 2018 - just a few days after his last post above - and that accounts for the lengthy gap between his last post and today.

    Robin was a wonderful guy and a great friend to everyone on the XS650.com forum. I actually bought his '78E from his widow and it is on my lift as we speak and Lakeview bought his '73 TX which Robin had acquired as a total mess, but is now well on its way to becoming a calendar girl IMO.

    FYI, here is the shot from Post #2 of this thread of the '78E and a couple of photos of the bike's tins as painted recently by Jim of this forum.
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    Robin's two major threads are a tremendous source of great info on a number of topics (particularly polishing aluminium engine cases) but to keep things current, it might be a good idea for you to start an entirely new thread for your bike.

    Pete
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
  17. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Nicely stated, Pete.
     
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