Got this submission from two ladies who took a two-up road trip on their Maxim from PA to CA and back! Number one reason this excites me- my first bike was a 1980 Yamaha XJ 650 Maxim! Secondly, well… there’s two ladies involved. How cool is that? Lucysarah is an Apprentice painter at J&B Moto Co, and pilot of the motorbike for the trip. I figured you might love this Road Trip of a life time. Two up on my 1981 Yamaha xj650 Maxim from York, PA to Born Free in CA and back . 🙂… Continue Reading »
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Chris came over today to help us wrench on Justin’s bike. New 4 into 1 exhaust meant new header gaskets, cutting/dremmeling out the airbox, installing pod air filters, and re-jetting the carbs. I took photos with my real camera that I’m sure will end up here, but in the mean time here’s some cool instagram shots.
Did 170ish miles today. So hot, but so good. I learned something: federal jacket unbuttoned leaves chest open to bees flying into it at 80mph.
Lots of bikes out and about today and a lovely 90 mile jaunt on the Maxim. Ended up stopping at Skyline Tavern because there were so many people there (about 4 more than pictured). Best thing about riding today (besides riding in general) was getting to wear my short leather gloves. So much more comfy than the winter gloves I have.
Last ride of the year! Since my bikes are down, I rode Justin’s ‘82 Maxim 650 (on the right) which is very similar to mine but ooooh, amazing. Whereas mine is… a POS at the moment. Chris rode his GSXR 750 (left). Did you ride today? Send me your photos!
Justin’s 1982 Yamaha XJ Maxim 650 the day he got it (top) and today (bottom). It’s amazing how much small upgrades can completely change a bike’s ride-ability and look. Carb cleaning, exhaust patches, exhaust wrap, new handlebars and mirrors, grip warmers, new rear suspension, fork seals, new headlight bulb, and emergency tool kit in custom leather fork bag.