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Old 05-23-2017, 11:56 PM
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Thumbs up XJ1100 First Real Ride

This is my first real ride on my XJ1100.
I feel like I should jump up and down and shout, "I have 2nd gear! Yee hah hah hah haah! 2nd gear, Baby!"

So, on the way to the beach via Topanga Canyon, I stopped at the
Topanga Canyon Overlook and took pictures of the San Fernando Valley.

North by Northwest



After the overlook, I didn't take any more pictures while I cruised Topanga, Malibu, Zuma Beach, then back over Kanan Road to Micky D's for dinner at Kanan and the 101 freeway.

My XJ with its windshield

I stopped at my friends' house after a nice 100-mile ride and kicked back for a couple of hours.

It's time to go home and still no leaks!

Overall, I had a great day and so did the XJ, slipped effortlessly along the freeway and sharing lanes in heavy commuter traffic. I'll get pictures next time but this time around I was giving all of my attention to the bike for the shakedown cruise.

Total miles today is 101.5 and I'll check the gas mileage tomorrow after I fill the tank.
-- Scott

1982 XJ1100J: "Baby" SS Brakes, '850 FD, ACCT
1980 XS1100G: "Columbo" SS Brakes, '850 FD, ACCT
1979 XS1100SF: "Bush" W.I.P.
2018 Heritage Softail Classic 117 FLHCS SE: "Nanuk"
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