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radioguylogs
Posted 2017-01-12 3:45 PM (#152855)
Subject: 2017 Yamaha SE Rally



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It's the dead of winter in Michigan and there is nothing better to do than work on our bikes and plan for the upcoming season.

For the past two years, I attended an XS1100 rally in North Carolina. This last year it was the 15th anniversary of the rally, and it was decided the rally should be expanded to target all Yamaha bikes 25 years and older (this means you!).

I have to say, this rally has been one of the biggest highlights of my life. The venue is amazing, with the breathtaking scenery and un-ending curves that can (if you want them to be) among the most technically challenging in this part of the world. It's chance to enjoy camaraderie and ride with friends at any pace that suits you.

We have had some XS70s and XS850 appear in the last couple of years. Two years ago we had the fellow member that landed an XS750 with 110 original miles! Last year I remember a fully dressed XS850 that was a joy to see.

We want to get the word out early to our Triple community. We have the Iron Horse lodge mostly to ourselves the last weekend in September, and the rooms, bunks, and campsites will fill up quickly.

You owe it to yourself to send a message to XSSEinfo@gmail.com and obtain a flyer with the relevant information.

...Or you can PM me with your e-mail address if you want me to send a copy of the flyer.

Edited by radioguylogs 2017-01-12 4:07 PM
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radioguylogs
Posted 2017-01-12 3:58 PM (#152856 - in reply to #152855)
Subject: RE: 2017 Yamaha SE Rally



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Here are some random pictures to capture the experience:





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freetriple
Posted 2017-01-12 7:42 PM (#152857 - in reply to #152855)
Subject: RE: 2017 Yamaha SE Rally



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Been there for Rally. Great place ,Tail of the Dragon, drop the mike! 11 miles 318 turns facility is A1

Edited by freetriple 2017-01-12 7:48 PM
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IanDMacDonald
Posted 2017-01-17 12:55 PM (#152869 - in reply to #152855)
Subject: Re: 2017 Yamaha SE Rally


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I'm on the fence for this year. We'll see what the calendar looks like.
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radioguylogs
Posted 2017-01-17 4:11 PM (#152870 - in reply to #152869)
Subject: Re: 2017 Yamaha SE Rally



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My room is reserved, and I hope to see you, Ian, and Jerry and the rest of you!

We had 62 bikes last year.

-Mike
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radioguylogs
Posted 2017-08-03 10:31 AM (#153303 - in reply to #152870)
Subject: Re: 2017 Vintage Yamaha SE Rally



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Triple Friends:

I expect to arrive at Iron Horse around 4PM on Thursday Sept 21.

I am debating which bike to bring. I am leaning toward bringing a Triple this year to be different than the previous two years when I rode XS11's. The Triple is much lighter and the nimble feeling might be really fun in the endless curves. However, it does get cooler up in the mountains and the fairing on my XS11 Bagger is nice to keep warm.

The flyer and info is available at xsse-info@gmail.com

The orders for T shirt will commence in a few days.

The Iron Horse rooms are mostly full, although there might be some campsites still available. I think the Tuskegee Inn two miles away still has rooms available.

Why did the pictures disappear from my previous post above?

-Mike
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radioguylogs
Posted 2017-08-03 10:33 AM (#153304 - in reply to #152870)
Subject: Re: 2017 Vintage Yamaha SE Rally



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Triple Friends:

I expect to arrive at Iron Horse around 4PM on Thursday Sept 21.

I am debating which bike to bring. I am leaning toward bringing a Triple this year to be different than the previous two years when I rode XS11's. The Triple is much lighter and the nimble feeling might be really fun in the endless curves. However, it does get cooler up in the mountains and the fairing on my XS11 Bagger is nice to keep warm.

The flyer and info is available at xsse-info@gmail.com

The orders for T shirt will commence in a few days.

The Iron Horse rooms are mostly full, although there might be some campsites still available. I think the Tuskegee Inn two miles away still has rooms available.

Why did the pictures disappear from my previous post above?

-Mike
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radioguylogs
Posted 2017-08-03 10:37 AM (#153305 - in reply to #152870)
Subject: Re: 2017 Vintage Yamaha SE Rally



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Triple Friends:

I expect to arrive at Iron Horse around 4PM on Thursday Sept 21.

I am debating which bike to bring. I am leaning toward bringing a Triple this year to be different than the previous two years when I rode XS11's. The Triple is much lighter and the nimble feeling might be really fun in the endless curves. However, it does get cooler up in the mountains and the fairing on my XS11 Bagger is nice to keep warm.

The flyer and info is available at xsse-info@gmail.com or PM me with your e-mail address.

The orders for T shirt will commence in a few days.

The Iron Horse rooms are mostly full, although there might be some campsites still available. I think the Tuskegee Inn two miles away still has rooms available.

Why did the pictures disappear from my previous post above?

-Mike
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radioguylogs
Posted 2017-08-21 2:05 PM (#153354 - in reply to #153305)
Subject: Re: 2017 Vintage Yamaha SE Rally



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In preparation for the rally, I decided I had to fix the rim leak on the front tire, and clean-repack the steering bearings, which had never been done.

Four out five of the light bulbs in the instruments were burned out.

While I was at it, I had "better" parts for the
- Fork Cover
- Headlight Bucket
- Front Turn Signals
- Headlight Brackets (NOS!)

I also wanted to install a windscreen in case it rains during the rally.

So, it made sense to pull off the whole front end and do everything at once.

I also polished the front wheel shiny surfaces while it was off. It was ugly when I started, and now it looks so good I can't wait to do the rear wheel.

Here is the turning point, where it begins to go back together:





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griz86
Posted 2017-09-07 10:53 AM (#153372 - in reply to #152857)
Subject: RE: 2017 Yamaha SE Rally



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Looks like I will be there a day late and a dollar short. Harold and I are tentatively scheduled to arrive at Deals Gap on Sept 25. I only just learned about this from Freetriple. I might just have to add this to my bucket list. Bummer.
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radioguylogs
Posted 2017-09-08 12:05 AM (#153374 - in reply to #153372)
Subject: RE: 2017 Yamaha SE Rally



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David:

Yes, the SE rally belongs on your bucket list.

I met Jerry FreeTriple at the rally 2 years ago.

Have a safe and fun adventure the next few weeks!

My bike was back together and ready to go but then I couldn't resist a few more fixer-upper jobs.

-Mike
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radioguylogs
Posted 2017-09-20 2:37 PM (#153407 - in reply to #153374)
Subject: RE: 2017 Yamaha SE Rally



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I posted this in the Lounge in response to a post by Jerry "Free Triple", but it really belongs here:





(Small XSSE 2017 9-19-17.jpg)



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