The 2021 and 2022 Texas Fandango

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This kinda snuck up on me, so short notice.

This weekend, already a lot of bikes in town.

https://thetexasfandango.com/

Scampered over there for a quick scouting mission.
The 20 acre camping area is almost full.
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Bike parking area.
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Oh, man, what a crazy weekend.
I had planned maybe an hour or two for this, but ended up there most of the day. About 95% Harley V-twins at this thing.

Parked the ol' XS1B, and had to quickly take a pic. It started gathering onlookers, blocking the shots.
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This fellow worked in a bike dealership back in the '70s, somewhere around Fort Worth.
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The outside swap meet. Parts and bikes for sale.
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The modified Trackmaster frame (for single carb) caught my attention.
Anyone have a pressing need for a Honda 305 nightmare Dream?
 

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Out at the racetrack, strictly vintage (older than 35 years).
1/2 mile flat track races on the infield track.
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Too far away for good pics, but from the sounds and what I was able to glimpse of the engines, I'm pretty sure there were several XS-650s mixing it up in there.
 

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And, while the flat tracking is going on, there's the Chopper dirt drags in front of the grandstands.
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On leaving, I cruised thru the camping area, then heard people yelling at me. Looked back and saw an XS-650, couple of dudes frantically waving at me.

Well, this calls for a visit.
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The owner of this XS-650 works for the Burnet Motorcycle Museum.
https://www.hillcountrymotorheads.com/

It seems that while I'm inside attending the show, there was another show involving my parked XS1B. Interestingly, this XS-650 owner (a dormant member) also knows DogBunny. Small world, huh?
 
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Met a lot of nice folks. An eclectic combination of laid-back Boomers, interested X-geners, enthusiastic Y-genners and Millennials.

I had wanted to go on the Sunday Vintage ride, but too cold for the morning meetup. Plus being a 4-hour ride, and me totally tuckered-out from Saturday's event, I slept in...
 
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Hey, DB.
Yeah, you might've been interested in a box of free stuff at the swap meet. Labeled as XS650 parts, but I didn't recognize the stuff in there, except for a left/right set of NOS BS-34 carb bodies, but I don't know those well enuff...

The fellow that knows you did some business with you 3 years ago, I think for some TX650 parts...
 
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