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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #135 on: January 01, 2019, 10:49:40 am »
Gotta say... The thin white walls look good!
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #136 on: January 01, 2019, 02:48:18 pm »
Thanks for noticing. Those are the new Dunlop American Elites. In the past, the only narrow whitewall I could still find was the Dunlop D402 tires. They happened to also have Harley Davidson embossed on the sidewall. Dunlop got smart and made some more agnostic tires for the rest of us.

I wanted just a hint of white, to pick up the white on the tank logo but not so much that it was the first thing you noticed.
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #137 on: January 26, 2019, 12:12:59 am »
It's winter, with all the normal cold and rain that comes with it. We've still had some warm days sneak in. If it gets out of the low 50s and the sun is out, I'm game for a short ride.

Predictably: 738 is closest to the door and has a windshield so she was the choice last Saturday afternoon. We did a short 100 miles of general meandering through the local forest and mountains. The picture is from Pine Canyon Road, looking out across Antelope Valley, toward the Tehachapi Mountains and the Mojave wind farm in the upper right distance (that's where they grow wind to keep us cool during the summer).

A sharp eye will notice that she still has her stock plastic air cleaner housing. Yes, that means the stock throttle body bracket is still in there too--after 10K miles! I have no clue how or why this one survived but it has.
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #138 on: January 28, 2019, 10:40:48 pm »
Another mildly rideable day and another 250 miles on Babe. Rode one of my lazy routes along the San Andreas Fault, out to the Cuyama valley. From there, the plan was to turn south on Hwy 33. After surviving a chains checkpoint (on a 50+ degree, dry day!) we were eventually thwarted by a closed California highway 33.

The first shot is one of my favorite picture spots, crossing this last little valley that literally flanks the San Andreas fault (the ravine on the other side of the hill). The second is further west, also on Hudson Ranch Road, overlooking the farms of the Cuyama Valley and the wrinkled hills of the Temblor range (part of the fault).

After the road closure was discovered, it was back through the San Joaquin Valley where it was very hazy and cold. First half of the ride: good. Return: just okay.
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #139 on: April 12, 2019, 12:04:38 pm »
Finally got out a couple of Saturdays ago.  Took a ride along Route 66 in IL. 

First pic is outside a burger / hot dog joint in Wilmington.  The second is a few miles down the road at another hot dog / burger / ice cream joint in Braidwood.  The third is of an old cinder block two-cell jail in Gardner.

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #140 on: April 14, 2019, 03:53:48 pm »
Thought for sure John u we're gonna say 3rd burger......
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #141 on: May 05, 2019, 08:28:08 pm »
First pic is outside a burger / hot dog joint in Wilmington. 
The Launching Pad! Is that place open again by chance?

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #142 on: May 06, 2019, 02:43:51 pm »
First pic is outside a burger / hot dog joint in Wilmington. 
The Launching Pad! Is that place open again by chance?

Yes.  It's under new ownership.  They had their grand opening this past weekend.

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #143 on: May 08, 2019, 01:41:28 pm »
ABATE of IL held it's annual Freedom Rally this past Sunday.  I rode #2016 from Joliet to Springfield and back on a gorgeous Sunday; 350-ish miles.