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  • Coldwater, Mississippi to Waynesville, Missouri and Back

    I have a cousin who just retired to Missouri. A plan came together to make a visit. So, last Friday evening, I set out. Not long after crossing Big Muddy, I was riding across Arkansas rice paddies and chasing a pretty red sunset. It was getting difficult to see through the smashed bugs on my face-shield. Upon my arrival in Batesville, AR, I cleaned it in the hotel shower. Saturday morning began my ride in the Ozarks.
    Marty (in Mississippi)
    XS1100SG
    XS650SK

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    Entering Missouri, I'm looking for MO-19. I followed that route to Salem, where I picked up 32 west. These were beautiful winding roads. The scenery is fantastic, the pavement smooth, and NO TRAFFIC! Maybe I should keep that a secret.
    Marty (in Mississippi)
    XS1100SG
    XS650SK

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    • #3
      On Monday, I got back on the road for the 470 miles back to Coldwater. I have nothing to write about. My bike ran perfectly, the weather was perfect, the roads were perfect and there was NO TRAFFIC.
      Marty (in Mississippi)
      XS1100SG
      XS650SK

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      • #4
        Hey Marty, had your fuel mileage improved since installing the proper needles in your carbs? I remember you had been chasing that problem for some time. Looks like an awesome trip you had.
        2H7
        3H3

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        • #5
          Nice pictures Marty. Good to see you having some fun. Noon is an excellent time to have breakfast

          Phil
          1981 XS1100 H Venturer ( Addie)
          1983 XJ 650 Maxim
          2004 Kawasaki Concours. ( Black Bear)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bikerphil View Post
            Hey Marty, had your fuel mileage improved since installing the proper needles in your carbs? I remember you had been chasing that problem for some time. Looks like an awesome trip you had.
            Since replacing worn out needles and emulsion tubes, I'm getting 35 mpg or better. 40 mpg under the right conditions. Half of this trip was at 60-70 mph and I never logged less than 35 mpg. I had also replaced my coils with the Dyna kit from XJ4Ever.com. BTW, he has reproduction needles and emulsion tubes for the XS1100SG and probably others. I'm very happy with the performance of my high mileage machine. It sure beats the 25 mpg I was getting!

            Marty (in Mississippi)
            XS1100SG
            XS650SK

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MaximPhil View Post
              Nice pictures Marty. Good to see you having some fun. Noon is an excellent time to have breakfast

              Phil
              It is a good time indeed! I noticed that my captions don't remain under the correct photos. I also could not post all the photos within the text. This is still far better than what we had!
              Marty (in Mississippi)
              XS1100SG
              XS650SK

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              • #8
                Nice ride up and write up Marty..I'm heading down to N.GA this weekend..Gonna visit the Temple of Speed...Trailering the sixfiddy...
                Last edited by madmax-im; 09-17-2020, 07:22 PM.
                1980 XS650G Special-Two
                1993 Honda ST1100
                Don't speak unless you can improve upon the silence....

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                • #9
                  Marty:

                  Nice trip, Thanks for sharing the pictures and story.

                  Did anyone remark you guys certainly do look related? You got the tall gene.
                  -Mike
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                  '79 XS1100SF 20k miles
                  '80 XS1100SG 42k miles
                  '81 XS1100H Venturer 35k miles
                  '79 XS750SF 15k miles
                  '84 Honda V65 Magna ? miles
                  '85 Honda V65 Magna ~7k miles
                  '84 Honda V65 Magna 48k miles (parts bike)
                  '86 Yamaha VMAX 7k miles

                  Previous: '68 Motoguzzi 600cc + '79 XS750SF 22k miles

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                  • #10
                    Nothing to write about ? Seems like you do!

                    These are the posts I really miss....RIDE REPORTS ! Oh ya. this new site is great.

                    Looks like nice roads, people and places Marty.

                    Brian
                    '78 XS1100E (the newest bike I've ever owned)
                    '74 CB350F1 (under restoration)
                    '72 RT2 MX360 (gone but not forgotten)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Radioguylogs View Post
                      Marty:

                      Nice trip, Thanks for sharing the pictures and story.

                      Did anyone remark you guys certainly do look related? You got the tall gene.
                      Marty (in Mississippi)
                      XS1100SG
                      XS650SK

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dbbrian View Post
                        Nothing to write about ? Seems like you do!

                        These are the posts I really miss....RIDE REPORTS ! Oh ya. this new site is great.

                        Looks like nice roads, people and places Marty.

                        Brian
                        Yes, there are not a lot of good pictures. I was busy driving the machine. Stories are more interesting when something unexpected happens, overcoming adversity, that sort of thing.
                        Marty (in Mississippi)
                        XS1100SG
                        XS650SK

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