;D Aaron Witch is Dead, witch is dead, the wicked witch is GOING and I told him about that as he finally contacted [glow=red,2,300]MEWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW[/glow]with an Email ........ FINALLY and ask him for my money back too bleeding is a good time to [glow=red,2,300]LEAVE[/glow] the arena ;D ;D
at first it seems XSivly simple.......but is XSivly deceiving in Sydneham, Ontario, Canada
Post by Six-Five-O on Apr 20, 2004 10:10:33 GMT -5
Good to see you here and thanks for the kind words from both Bob_Dammit and myself..
I agree with you concerning Aaron Harwood, he had an excellent idea and it did bring a lot of good folks together. I really don't know what to say about the old board, as many of us made a serious effort to support it. Sadly, I think other interests took up a lot of Aaron's time, and after he sold off his XS-650, the board in general was of no actual use to him personally. I do believe however, that after repeated solicitation of funds from over something like 700 members, and numerious crashes, that many members felt he was into the board only as profit making cash cow. Seemingly when it became evident that the board wasn't generating the amount of revenue that would have flowed his way had all or the majority of the membership actually sent him 10 to 20 bucks each, then he stopped responding to emails and plea's for help with passwords etc..
Anyway, this temp board and the actual permament board/website when it comes on-line, is not a profit driven machine for either Bob_Dammit or myself..
I may try and sell some T-shirts and window stickers to try and generate a little cash for the hosting/software fee's. or we may need to ask for some support to cover those costs. However, when those costs are covered, we don't expect to keep rattling the collection plate every week.
Both myself and Bob own and love this old machines and enjoy the hell out of "hangin" with the great bunch whom we have rubbing shoulders with, blabbing about these XS-650s for close to a couple of years now.
Cheers mate, good to see ya here.
Yamaha XS650, the past is a just a blur in the mirrors.
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May 16, 2017 16:24:09 GMT -5
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Jun 7, 2017 19:25:58 GMT -5
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craig8johnson: I'm checking the charging system. I'm afraid I might have fried the last battery. With the solid state regulator (after market) what should it be charging at. The book says, I think, 15 volts. I'm hitting 17 when revved. Is that too high?
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trix13: Also, even though all of my connections are clean, I cannot seem to find out why , when at higher rpms, I hit the signals and the rpms pulse with the signals...hahah. same with the brake light. I appreciate all input!!
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