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post #1 of 9 Old Sep 13th, 2009, 11:05 am Thread Starter
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Yamaha Virago 750

It's a loaner and not impressive at all...but I am riding it in the canyons in So. Cal for two weeks. Very cool. Great roads on a mediocre bike are still a lot of fun.
visited the Rock store...reminds me a bit of Deals Gap.
Really would love to have my LT out here or some cool sport bike. The riders seem more serious out here. They wear gear (atleast in the canyons) and seem to know what they are doing. Very diff from back home in Iowa where it's all H-D dudes riding naked.

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post #2 of 9 Old Sep 13th, 2009, 11:18 am
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Re: Yamaha Virago 750

I had an 82 Virago and it was a hoot, not a lot of guts, but failure free - ok the starter was balky at times and they all (viragos) were back then..
It had great clearance in the corners and i still loved scraping pegs on that bike... Speedo broke at 60k and still rode it for another two years before selling.
but, yeh any decent bike on twisties is still fun...

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I'm having a blast riding my recently restored 1977 650 XSD. With new steering head and swing arm bearings, modern rubber and an alignment It actually handles good - for a 32 year old bike!

The LT has been just sitting for the past month. It's pissed at me - I can tell.

I need to give it a go riding naked while it's still warm.
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You need to head down South a bit to Orange County. Try out Ortega Highway from the west side and head east then jump on the 15 fwy and cruise down the 79 south hwy to the 76 east hwy. Nice ride through Palomar mountain, and then hit the S2 to Anza Borrego. You can turn West on the 78 and have some apple pie in Julian. Weather is perfect today and everyone is on their bikes.

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You need to head down South a bit to Orange County. Try out Ortega Highway from the west side and head east then jump on the 15 fwy and cruise down the 79 south hwy to the 76 east hwy. Nice ride through Palomar mountain, and then hit the S2 to Anza Borrego. You can turn West on the 78 and have some apple pie in Julian. Weather is perfect today and everyone is on their bikes.

Have fun,
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Thanks for the tip.

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It's a loaner and not impressive at all...but I am riding it in the canyons in So. Cal for two weeks. Very cool. Great roads on a mediocre bike are still a lot of fun.
visited the Rock store...reminds me a bit of Deals Gap.
Really would love to have my LT out here or some cool sport bike. The riders seem more serious out here. They wear gear (atleast in the canyons) and seem to know what they are doing. Very diff from back home in Iowa where it's all H-D dudes riding naked.
Welcome to beautiful, sunny, southern Kommyfornia, Greg! Land of the fruits and nuts. May your journey be an interesting one. Guaranteed to be!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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Welcome to beautiful, sunny, southern Kommyfornia, Greg! Land of the fruits and nuts. May your journey be an interesting one. Guaranteed to be!
I'll tell you what's interesting -- these canyon roads. Only wish I had a little better bike to enjoy them. But ya gotta take what ya got.
Oh, yeh, the Rock Store is kinda cool on Sundays.

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I'll tell you what's interesting -- these canyon roads. Only wish I had a little better bike to enjoy them. But ya gotta take what ya got.
Oh, yeh, the Rock Store is kinda cool on Sundays.
Be careful out here, Greg. The drivers are much "different" from Iowa. Stay safe, my friend!

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Thanks, Jay. On my way home today unscathed. Had one very close call on a surface road, but nothing but joy in the canyons.
Be well, amigo.

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