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    Nice ride up Santiago Canyon road. Going to cars and coffee tomorrow AM so I was dusting off the cobwebs. Each time I ride I learn a bit more about the turbo's characteristics. I still haven't opened it up fully in any lower gears as I'll probably die 3rd gear at anything over about 70 is wheelie city.

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    You really should send in a photo of your beautiful Turbo for the BOTM.
    2@ \'78 GS1000

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldGSfan View Post
    Nice ride up Santiago Canyon road. Going to cars and coffee tomorrow AM so I was dusting off the cobwebs. Each time I ride I learn a bit more about the turbo's characteristics. I still haven't opened it up fully in any lower gears as I'll probably die 3rd gear at anything over about 70 is wheelie city.

    Man that thing is a beauty!!!

    I've always wanted to try riding a Boosted GS... I bet it's a hoot!

    Ride safe and keep send pics of that gorgeous bike!

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    Cool is defined differently by different people... I'm sure the new rider down the block thinks his Ninja 250 is cool and why shouldn't he? Bikes are just cool.


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    Left at 7pm, back at 8:30pm, roads empty, light to nil people on the road, even being a holiday weekend-good $5 therapy session.
    GS\'s since 1982: 55OMZ, 550ES, 750ET, (2) 1100ET\'s, 1100S, 1150ES. Current ride is an 83 Katana. Wifes bike is an 84 GS 1150ES

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    Took a ride over to Saltspring Island today to get my covid shot. A buddy and I rode over the bikes over...I rarely go over there...should do it more. Fun fact...motorcycle legend Malcolm Smith was born there.


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    Very nice Trevor.

    So my step-son got smart and decided to move back home while I teach him to drive. After dropping him and his car off at the house this weekend, Charmayne gave me a lift back to her place last night. Then, about 1030 this morning, I pushed the Bandit out of their shed and made my way home. Of course there was no possible way I intended to take the slab all the way home despite it being a very direct 125 miles door to door. Nope, 291 fantastic miles through southern Ohio (should have gone around the block a time or two I think) and I made it home a little over 8 hours later. Spent too much time soaking up the miles to do much picture taking but did come across this great looking bridge:

    Otway Bridge with Bandit by Scott Baker, on Flickr


    Otway Bridge by Scott Baker, on Flickr

    Yes, I even rode across it. Of course, a couple of young guys in an old Chevy Chevette (yes, you read that right and my jaw dropped when i saw it) rode through there too before me revving the engine fairly often to make themselves deaf

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    Haven't seen a Chevette in decades.
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    Great weather yesterday for a 180 mile ride, just as much road as trail. Things got a bit rough on one of the goat paths my GPS called a road. The first pic shows the start of this path, all fairly steep down-hill. Would have been near impossible to turn around and go back up. A couple in a big lifted RAM pickup were coming up the hill. I flagged them down and asked about the condition of the "road" the rest of the way down. Guy said, "Oh, it gets much worse". It did. I took my time, picked my lines carefully, scraped exhaust on a few big rocks. But I made it out to better roads. It was worth it, for the 2 new vistas I had never been to before. Got a bit lost in the process, but eventually made it home. The Shinko 705's handle the trail quite well, but my suspension sure isn't great for rock hopping. Might be time to look into a more ADVenturous bike.

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    Vista #1


    Vista #2
    Last edited by Rich82GS750TZ; 06-01-2021 at 08:19 AM.

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    Gorgeous Rich!!!

    Looks like an awesome day, you really live in some fantastic riding country!

    Mind putting me up again anytime soon?

    Unfortunately my big rides are all dissolved officially... I'm actually looking at doing a camping trip for a night or two near you... World's End state park!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabuser
    Cool is defined differently by different people... I'm sure the new rider down the block thinks his Ninja 250 is cool and why shouldn't he? Bikes are just cool.


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    Anytime, Justin. World's End is very nice, I know you went by there when you were here.

    Area I was in yesterday, where I found those vistas, was near Poe Valley State Park: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/F...s/default.aspx
    Poe Valley has a beautiful small lake, and camping.

    and Poe Paddy Park: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/F...s/default.aspx
    People come from all over the world for the trout fishing on Penn's Creek. I've camped here with my Boy Scouts.

    Both parks are close to each other. Rode through both yesterday, After finding the restaurant/bar I mentioned earlier. The Wilderness. http://www.nlvwildernesslodge.com/
    Last edited by Rich82GS750TZ; 06-01-2021 at 08:21 AM.

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