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What have you done to your XS today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by I am Carbon, Nov 24, 2013.

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  1. DirtyErnie

    DirtyErnie Renaissance Hick

    Time for a little more Main Jet.
    And also time to fix a plug wire. Boo...
     

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  2. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    How many miles / hours on those plugs?
     
  3. I rode my 72 up to the Iron Horse with a friend. I guess the few that were there were out riding. Saw a 73 and 78 I think. I did the the Oakie Dokies BBQ truck, but didn't see Steve. My friend was never there so we went to Deals Gap and as I went to park near the gas pumps, I stopped and fell over on my right side with my foot under the clutch case. All was ok as 3 or 4 big guys pulled me and the bike up in seconds. Boy did I feel stupid. Limped around for a while then did the Dragon, out and back. Ate lunch and drove home via rt.28. Had my foot x-rayed today. It's broken.
     
  4. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Wow that didn't go well Marlin!
    Heal fast.
     
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  5. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Oh man! I’m sorry to hear about that, I hope your foot heals fast.
     
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  6. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Keith, nice move protecting that fine motorcycle! I hope your body saved it from any harm. Your old bones will heal up, but XS-2 parts are getting hard to come by.
    Get well soon, my friend!
     
  7. The bike is AOK. My body protected it. Thanks for all your well wishes. Ride safe and be safe!
     
  8. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Keith, sorry to hear about your injury. What a freak occurrence! Hope you will heal quickly and without complications.
     
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  9. DirtyErnie

    DirtyErnie Renaissance Hick

    76 miles, only a few full-throttle pulls.
    38 mi with #140 mains (Ninja carbs)
    38 more miles with #142 mains.

    Will try the #145 mains after I fix the plug wire that spit out the crimp-on connector; it REALLY liked that new plug.
     
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  10. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    A couple XS650s managed to get photographed at VYR. The only coverage is at XS11.club.
     
  11. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    With the exception of this year, I travel each year to Deals Gap to drive the Tail of the Dragon with one of my car clubs. I’d be interested in coming down next year if the VYR is an annual event. Would need to trailer the bike down though. These old bones wouldn’t appreciate the 15+ hour tide from Canada!
     
  12. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Did some stuff I'd been meaning to do. Swapped the slides that had the JBM diagrams in. Upped the needle to as the plugs have been too white. Swapped in the OG sized pilot jets. The 45's made the transition , idle to mids, rough. The chain was dry so cleaned and lubed it.
     
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  13. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It has been annual since 2002. It has a FB site as well.
     
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  14. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Congratulations on winning this year's kickstand award from last year's winner!
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  15. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thx I’ll try to plan that for next year!
     
  16. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi 'Guy,
    us sidecar riders have disqualified ourselves from competing for the kickstand award.
    Is there a similar award for failing to leave one's rig in gear or set it's parking brake so it rolls away downhill faster than one can run after it?
     
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  17. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The Kickstand Award goes to the last person to drop their bike or have a similar mishap at VYR. The honoree wears it until another mishap. Serious accidents or real traffic accidents are excluded. It is not awarded posthumously. I understand there may have been fatalities among the IH guests last weekend (NOT VYR participants) Kickstand award generally goes to parking lot dropsies.
     
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  18. I will cherish it always. Thanks guys!
     
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  19. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi marty,
    although I can proudly match any other rider's ineptitude, I'd have to be attending VYR to qualify for the award, eh?
     
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  20. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yes. The award is placed over your head in front of a crowd as if you are receiving The Medal of Honor. And then, you must return the following year, in hopes of passing it to the next clumsy vintage Yamaha fan. If you're part of the group, dropping your Harley-Davidson qualifies.
     
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