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Old 05-12-2013, 06:00 PM   #1306
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Up on 'Marked Tree' road, busted a bloody shock along there!



Packy's new sleeping quarters

Crampy's K

Mick zoning out in the sun

Mick's trusty stead

On ya mark!, slow race - never any good at this one

Can't keep a bloke away from these things

Egg & Spoon race, on the line, Strudy on behind me, Duckslider on behind Doctor [DRBig]

neck & neck, pity Strudy & Duck dropped the eggs



'Doctor' on his DRBig

Iva's [Doc's DRBig] hot but he can't cook an egg

Dodgy lot


morning has broken

Strange things ya find in your travels on back roads, pair of guardians @ a gateway, one is supposed to be a trooper from 1800's, the other a bushranger [highwayman]

On the way home, made it back with the busted shock!, kept off the dirt & stuck to some old highway sections, Southern Railway line [Sydney - Melbourne] & Lerida Wind Turbines @ the Cullerin ranges
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:02 AM   #1307
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'White Beast' being operated on, note fine engineering allows for rack system to tilt rather than taking off altogether

collar fastening system has let go, as well as shitting oil everywhere
got home OK, XS650 usually does strange things, eating shocks is new though
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:07 PM   #1308
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'White Beast' being operated on, note fine engineering allows for rack system to tilt rather than taking off altogether

collar fastening system has let go, as well as shitting oil everywhere
got home OK, XS650 usually does strange things, eating shocks is new though
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Wow! Do try to jump your 650? Them shocks are done.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:38 AM   #1309
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Wow! Do try to jump your 650? Them shocks are done.

Some monster potholes hidden in tree shadows on dirt roads
Heavy duty loads don't help, MikesXS shocks with 50,000kms + 7years of travel
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:15 AM   #1310
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Ended up replacing those shocks with an old original pair off a Special which I had laying around in the workshop, working great
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:20 PM   #1311
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My friend and I did 200+ miles yesterday on the yammys.
Me still with the 78 motor in my 77, near the end, I called out to JW at a stop that she was telling me...
"IT'S TIME", to do my engine swap and toss the waiting 81 motor in.

We had topped off the tanks and jumped on the freeway at 7:30 AM to beat the forcasted 100+ temp.
Busted ass up to the sierras where we made many scenic stops.
Lunch on the veranda of the historic Washington hotel overlooking the S fork of the Yuba.
Leading to the end of pavement, 40 plus miles of twisty and ridgetop dirt roads at speeds reaching 60MPH.
Even some jeep trails to access the river.

This was a really great ride! And as we decended back down to the valley using back country roads the feel of the air seemed to get hotter with each rounding of a turn until we reached the hot valley floor and split up to rest our weary butts and cool off in the pool.

You guys ready?




Many stops








At the lunch stop in Washington the bartender insisted we enjoy the view from the veranda as we had lunch...
not sure if she meant the scenic river or the scantly clad bathers, but we enjoyed both!




One of our last stops was at a wells fargo express, but I guess they were closed for the holiday weekend...


Not even an ATM...


Yamaha XS650's were appreatiated July 2nd 2011.
Places we stopped created attention. Can't tell ya how many times folks say, "I used to have one of those", or "just like that"...
I tell them they should have kept it!
That's my neck of the woods! I'm about 4 miles from old French Corral.

I did a nice 200 miler on Tuesday on the 1966 Triumph. My XS isn't finished yet. Up to Donner Lake via Hwy 40, then 89 SB to Tahoe City for lunch. Got rained on riding the shoreline up to Incline Village. 267 NB to 89 to Sierra City. Hwy 49 back to Grass Valley, coasting the long downhills. Always a great ride. My Triumph is a rigid though, so no off pavement fun. That's what the Yambler will be for!
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:23 AM   #1312
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That's my neck of the woods! I'm about 4 miles from old French Corral.

I did a nice 200 miler on Tuesday on the 1966 Triumph. My XS isn't finished yet. Up to Donner Lake via Hwy 40, then 89 SB to Tahoe City for lunch. Got rained on riding the shoreline up to Incline Village. 267 NB to 89 to Sierra City. Hwy 49 back to Grass Valley, coasting the long downhills. Always a great ride. My Triumph is a rigid though, so no off pavement fun. That's what the Yambler will be for!
Sounds like ya had a great ride throwback...
Yep, in the 80's that was my neck-o-de-woods...
Traveled through french corral on many a midnight run. With the BSA though...

On the ride above the most thrilling was comin' outa granitevile and hauling ass down the dirt ridge road at 65+mph.
(raising hell on the yammy's)

I take it you saw the video of that one....
Thanks for chiming in, see ya on the ridge!

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Old 05-22-2013, 04:26 AM   #1313
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Looking at finishing my latest project XS650 - '74 TXA,wondering if this might be a good look

this one always attracts me too!

tripping through photos I found this;- rare orange [for Australia] colour in '73 TX650
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:50 PM   #1314
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Love the high pipes on the second bike. Any idea where they came from?

Thanks,
Jack


[QUOTE=hunter_greyghost;21463591][at finishing my latest project XS650 - '74 TXA,wondering if this might be a good look

this one always attracts me too!
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #1315
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here's mine

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #1316
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[QUOTE=redfishguide;21472152]Love the high pipes on the second bike. Any idea where they came from?

Thanks,
Jack


Couldn't tell ya where those ones were made or by whom,

here's a set that I knocked up one day in my workshop

Used an electric stick welder so they're not pretty but they work fine, need to get somewhere that has a Mendrel bender to do smick job in forming the bends properly
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:42 PM   #1317
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here's mine

Cool!!
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #1318
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Cool!!
its for sale if anyone wants it ...

need to make some room in the 'grudge
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #1319
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Has anyone had problems with the electrical bits on their bike after doing water corssings?

I know that none of the plugs on the stock wiring harness are waterproof, and the rectifier is mounted down pretty low and is fairly exposed...

I have never had a problem riding in the rain... but 8-12'' deep water crossings wil likely get the bike pretty wet. I'm asking because an upcoming ride Im doing hasa few of them and I'm not sure if I should take the xs650 or not...
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:24 AM   #1320
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Has anyone had problems with the electrical bits on their bike after doing water corssings?

I know that none of the plugs on the stock wiring harness are waterproof, and the rectifier is mounted down pretty low and is fairly exposed...

I have never had a problem riding in the rain... but 8-12'' deep water crossings wil likely get the bike pretty wet. I'm asking because an upcoming ride Im doing hasa few of them and I'm not sure if I should take the xs650 or not...


Done a few 'swims' over the years, usually good for 12" to 18", but depends on flow etc.

This was 12'' of real quick water, doesn't seem much it'll take ya down on bad mossy sections

all good but I walked it first!!

There was bottom here last time I went through!!!


Up on the Bridle Track, Turon River - about 12""
Just be careful of flow, otherwise enjoy!
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