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Should this ride thread be just a.... well, thread? Or should there be a dedicated Forum topic?

  • Yes, it's own topic in the Forums

    Votes: 19 90.5%
  • Nah... threads good enough.

    Votes: 2 9.5%

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Bumblebee

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I took a little ride to check the sound of the new muffler packing.
Are those Mike's XS 1/2 mile pipes?
That's what I have and they sound great! Mine are not repackable tho'.

Also for an EDC, consider a SIG P365. Very small, easy to conceal and 11 or 13 rounds of 9mm.
 

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My reverse cones are riveted into the cones.
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Did Omar's make 2 different versions or am I assuming incorrectly that my pipes are Omar's?
Hmm, I don't know.
I'm guessing mine are older. I bought them maybe 15-20 years ago. They said the pipes were packed with stainless steel wool and never needed to be repacked.
Maybe yours are a newer or older version?
Either way I think mine sound great and wouldn't touch them! Lol
 

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Today was the first post-COVID Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group Annual Rally at Pritchard's Farm in Ormstown, QC. There was a huge turnout of vintage machines as well as newer rides plus the Harley crowd. Five XS650's amongst the vintage machines; two identical XS1's, two identical XS1B's plus another later bike. Far too many bikes to photograph and load, but here is a sampler of some of the bikes that caught my eye. Enjoy, y'all!
 

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... a bit more info on some of the less-obvious bikes at the CVMG event:
# 12/#16 is a 1951 Triumph 500 (therefore pre-unit) hardtail flat-tracker
# 13 is a 1945 Triumph 500 with a 1954 T100 engine road-racer
#17/#18 the three vintage moto crossers are a CZ, a Bultaco and an Ossa
#19 is a Kawa H3 restomod which was really superb
#20 Hodaka 100 Ace
#21 is a CB750 restomod cafe racer, upgraded to 1100 cc's, which was also superb in fit and finish
#24 is a 125 cc Harley two stroke (didn't know they built such things!)
#25 is of course a Vincent

There were many more noteworthy bikes, including vintage two-stroke Yamaha road bikes, lots of Nortons, Triumphs and BSAs, a few Velocettes, a Matchless scrambler and so on. Well worth the visit!
 

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Today was the first post-COVID Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group Annual Rally at Pritchard's Farm in Ormstown, QC. There was a huge turnout of vintage machines as well as newer rides plus the Harley crowd. Five XS650's amongst the vintage machines; two identical XS1's, two identical XS1B's plus another later bike. Far too many bikes to photograph and load, but here is a sampler of some of the bikes that caught my eye. Enjoy, y'all!
Thank you for sharing.
 

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Misty Morning Hop

I was awakened this morning at 4:00 AM by a strong thunderstorm, it’s our monsoon season here in the desert. It rained hard for a couple hours and by the time I finished breakfast it was just a light intermittent sprinkle. But the real beauty is it dropped our temperature down to 74 degrees! Hot dog! I’m going riding! 😃

“So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains
Where the spirits go now
Over the hills where the spirits fly”


I headed for the White Tank Mountains, I could see in the distance that the mountain tops were shrouded in low clouds.
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These mountains have a lot of history, they are called The White Tanks, because there are natural bowl shaped pockets of sun bleached granite that act as natural cisterns. There are also natural springs and seasonal waterfalls in these mountains. Consequently these mountains were a stopping point for old West stagecoaches and home to Native Indians a thousand years ago. There are petroglyphs scattered all over these hills.
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Recent rains and lowered temperatures have brought a flush of green and flowers to the desert, it’s amazing how quickly it can come back to life.
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I thought these looked like interesting rock striations , big bands of white rock laced through the black volcanic rock.
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You don’t have to gain much altitude above the desert floor to have far off views to the horizon and another mountain range hiding in the clouds.
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It was a rare cool morning here. Heres to hoping it’s not the last one of the summer!
:cheers:
 

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Stunning scenery, great photos and simply amazing plant life. So glad you had the opportunity to get out and about!

Thanks Raymond! It’s funny, I was thinking this morning, reading Dave’s “ Knees in the Breeze” thread, just how much we all take for granted the scenery that we grow up around. I’ve been in and around the desert my whole life, and it’s easy to forget just how unique and foreign it must look to people who live where the landscape is green and lush. That’s why I tend to swoon over seeing countryside like yours. We all enjoy seeing something different! 🙂
 

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Misty Morning Hop

I was awakened this morning at 4:00 AM by a strong thunderstorm, it’s our monsoon season here in the desert. It rained hard for a couple hours and by the time I finished breakfast it was just a light intermittent sprinkle. But the real beauty is it dropped our temperature down to 74 degrees! Hot dog! I’m going riding! 😃

“So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains
Where the spirits go now
Over the hills where the spirits fly”


I headed for the White Tank Mountains, I could see in the distance that the mountain tops were shrouded in low clouds.
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These mountains have a lot of history, they are called The White Tanks, because there are natural bowl shaped pockets of sun bleached granite that act as natural cisterns. There are also natural springs and seasonal waterfalls in these mountains. Consequently these mountains were a stopping point for old West stagecoaches and home to Native Indians a thousand years ago. There are petroglyphs scattered all over these hills.
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Recent rains and lowered temperatures have brought a flush of green and flowers to the desert, it’s amazing how quickly it can come back to life.
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I thought these looked like interesting rock striations , big bands of white rock laced through the black volcanic rock.
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You don’t have to gain much altitude above the desert floor to have far off views to the horizon and another mountain range hiding in the clouds.
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It was a rare cool morning here. Heres to hoping it’s not the last one of the summer!
:cheers:
Lovely images Bob. Really show off the landscape well. What a great day of riding on your new steed. :bike:
 
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