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Old 08-14-2018, 03:22 AM
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Welcome back Garrett.Very Glad to see you back and on 2 wheels again...Pls no more standing on the footpegs...
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:14 AM
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Thanks, guys. Yup no more standing, trying to avoid cramps with my standard bars and big seat, I may even add some highway pegs for my old age! Lol
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:16 AM
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Cramps

I thought cramps were a unique problem for me. My right hip cramps and requires me to straighten my right leg for a minute here and there.

I know another member that stands on his footpegs when he gets cramps.

Are cramps a common problem?
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:21 AM
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I thought cramps were a unique problem for me. My right hip cramps and requires me to straighten my right leg for a minute here and there.

I know another member that stands on his footpegs when he gets cramps.

Are cramps a common problem?
Hi Radiologuylogs,
I suspect hip cramps are an age thing I too get them from time to time. I have been told to stretch before getting on the bike and when i remember to do that it seems to work ..sometimes.

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Old 08-14-2018, 12:41 PM
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Lol, the worst part about all of it is....my girlfriend has her own bike and follows me a lot of the time....,she always yelled at me for standing up! I can just here her ďthose pegs arenít made for thatĒ ďone of these days....Ē I almost would have rather laid there after than have her get to be proven right!
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:29 PM
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Guys it may be aging on our parts but these Yamaha seats arent really that comfortable..honestly my last 10 yrs on these bikes and the seats have just killed me...I never liked the seat on Swampthing..and My XJ seat was just as bad. It didnt bother me when i was 30 yrs old but now in my 60s..different story... My new machine has a Russell Day long saddle...
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Old 08-14-2018, 05:24 PM
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I get an occasional cramp in my hip on the XS11. Itís never happened on another bike. The cramp is seat to peg induced.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:17 PM
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Looking at most of the bikes Iíve done they all have the same problem. Low bars, low seats or both! I think on the cafe racer Iím working on now I want to try a set of rear sets, with clip on bars and a little, low seat. I know itís a riding position that not a lot of us old timers like but I never cramp up on the katana or gsxr.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:51 PM
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And, what the hell hereís another shameless attempt to show off more of my xsís Iíve fixed up over the years. Lol
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:21 PM
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Amazing accomplishments.

You don't look old enough to have done all that.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:37 PM
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Iíll be 50 in January.....God willing.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:19 PM
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My two favorites from way back when, have always been the first two pics in post #23. Remember them well as they came along back together. Definitely liked how they had been changed a bit from the stock look.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:21 PM
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I have long admired your work Garrett....and your painter is top notch...Just alot of cool bikes there over the years...
Keep on rollin' bro'...
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:24 AM
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My two favorites from way back when, have always been the first two pics in post #23. Remember them well as they came along back together. Definitely liked how they had been changed a bit from the stock look.
Those two bikes were my first bobbers. Both standards 78 and 79 and are kind of linked to the one I just did....1980..I felt guilty for ripping so many bad ones apart when I sold parts. I always liked the bike. It was just a kind of funky look. A look that grew on me over time. Anyway I had lots of good special parts around. That was the look I liked....less the big ass seat!

And Thanks, Ben
Most all of my bikes were original factory paint! I sold parts and kept the good stuff for me. The custom paint was done by Pat Olson at Oleís Classic bikes. The orange bobber, pearl white bobber(my crash) and the burgundy 78 standard bagger. ...Ole has been my savior in all of this bike work. Always doing the things for me I couldnít and more than happy listen and offer up his advise on my hairbrain ideas. Itís always been my feeling that most bike shops are jerks. Treating you like itís s club that youíre not a member of. Lol. But not Ole, heís one of us. His favorite bike is the 79 11 special...he had more enthusiasm more my projects than I did half the time. He may have been the thing that kept me alive in my chop it up and go as fast as it goes days. Iíve always regretted not going up there when he offered to give me a crash course on Xs11 motor rebuilding. He saidĒyouíll hate me by the time youíre done, cuz Iím a pric, but youíll know your ****Ē lol
Iím just a turd polisher.
Here are a few of his real restores.

He had a batch of those orange tank and side cover sets....wish I had bought them all!!! Love it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:35 AM
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I think that one on the right may belong to an Xs11.com member. Fordea? I think it was....or something like that. I think heís a musician from Georgia...? But I had serious head trauma so who knows. Lol
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