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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-02-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
So good news, I got my GPS back, well a new one....

So good news, I got my GPS back, well a new one. After going through the process of getting my maps on the new gps, something so much easier said than done, I have set off once again. Not sure it is...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-17-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
While the gps valves are typically in spec it is...

While the gps valves are typically in spec it is always good to do regular checks as the consequences of out of spec valves can be catastrophic.

Yeah I have got a very special type of luck :lol3...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-17-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
The gps is officially broke. After a few calls...

The gps is officially broke. After a few calls and emails to garmin and many tests and resets it is still exhibiting the same symptoms. So my gps was shipped off today for replacement.
My trip has...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
I don't believe it is a battery issue, the gps...

I don't believe it is a battery issue, the gps was bought for this trip and the battery is a tight fit. I had to remove the battery to get to the sd card to remove photos during the factory reset....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Mixed News

So I was going to try and hold off until Monday to tell you all the good news, my bike is back up and running. Figured out how to install the dr350 rim, got a heat shield from a fellow member for my...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-01-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
drdubb-Thanks for the offer, I actually have a...

drdubb-Thanks for the offer, I actually have a stock exhaust, fortunately the previous owner held onto it, but if you have the aluminum heat shield on the exhaust and are willing to part with it then...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-31-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Well I am glad you all are enjoying my ride...

Well I am glad you all are enjoying my ride report, and I appreciate the complements about my ingenuity and attitude. I am pretty sure it is the most important thing I am learning on my travels, how...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By nuke24
Just an update, the fix made it all the way home,...

Just an update, the fix made it all the way home, all 1400 miles. :evil
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Thank you for the link. I actually have a rear on...

Thank you for the link. I actually have a rear on order from a dr350 to go to 18in.
As for the plan I am going to try and get the bike up and running as quick as possible to try and go west with...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By nuke24
The following is quoted from my ride report, it...

The following is quoted from my ride report, it is hard to type on small devices. But I would like to make a point that I am very grateful to have offers from so many people. I have had quite a few...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-27-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Hello again, I apologize for the cliff hanger,...

Hello again,
I apologize for the cliff hanger, it has been a long few days. So as you all know I broke my crush hub this saturday, unfortunately no bike shops are open then. So I was forced into a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
I replaced the bearings before I set off with...

I replaced the bearings before I set off with sealed units. Although that was around 12,000 miles ago. Yeah it looks like I will have to at least get a sproket hub and bearing to limp home, then a...
Forum: Canada 05-24-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By nuke24
So after some looking around and being baffled by...

So after some looking around and being baffled by the results it turns out I shattered a crush hub. Literally. Not sure how I am going to fix it other than getting new parts.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Thank you for the motivation. Glad to hear others...

Thank you for the motivation. Glad to hear others have problems that they are able to overcome.

So, turns out I shattered my crush hub. Literally. I made the assumption of a bad clutch while...
Forum: Canada 05-24-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By nuke24
Thanks for the heads up, no I am currently...

Thanks for the heads up, no I am currently running rotella oil. While it is not perfect it is the same oil I have used for 20,000 miles. I was about halfway through on an oil change cycle, so it has...
Forum: Canada 05-24-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By nuke24
SOS New Brunswick, moncton/magnet hill dr650 failure

The following is quoted from my ride report.

Hello again, so anyone near Moncton nb or magnetic hill who wants to host me for a week or so so I have had catistrofic clutch failure, I believe on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-24-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Hello again, so anyone near Moncton nb or...

Hello again, so anyone near Moncton nb or magnetic hill who wants to host me for a week or so :lol3 so I have had catistrofic clutch failure, I believe on my bike. I had a few power surges, major...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-22-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Glad you all are all enjoying the trip, so I like...

Glad you all are all enjoying the trip, so I like left off on the rocky beaches of newfoundland. As you know I was headed to Halifax to meet up with a friend. Actually my motorcycle buddy who rode to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-14-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
It fluctuates back and forth between gravel and...

It fluctuates back and forth between gravel and pavement. There are still some long gravel sections. Although the paved sections are nice as you can take more it.

No you will not regret it, when I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
So I spent the night in the town of hope bay, it...

So I spent the night in the town of hope bay, it is just a bit to cold to enjoy camping. Yesterday I rode from Churchill falls to hope bay. At the hotel I am informed that I am the first motorcyclist...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-11-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Glad you all are enjoying the report. I am...

Glad you all are enjoying the report. I am currently at a subway in happy vally, someone just backed into my bike putting some more gouges in it. Oh well. Headed south now to port hope nl, it is in...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-10-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Today i rode into Labrador city, after as few...

Today i rode into Labrador city, after as few days in rain and cold weather I reached Labrador, I plan to go to red bay. Here are a few photos of the trip so far. I knocked my bike over while taking...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-07-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Good news, I am back on the road. Well I have...

Good news, I am back on the road. Well I have been on the road for a few days. I rode up to the historic district of elllicot city. Then headed to the abandoned mining town of Centralia pa to camp...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-17-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Hey Thanks for the complement/motivation. This...

Hey Thanks for the complement/motivation. This trips is a good example that the unexpected can happen, it is not always blue skies and amazing views like a lot of the photos suggest on here :lol3
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-13-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
So like I said earlier I have been fishing most...

So like I said earlier I have been fishing most of my time outside, and thought you all may be interested in a few of my more interesting catches. As well as just some house gecko eggs I found out on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-13-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Then I headed up the coast to Kennedy Space...

Then I headed up the coast to Kennedy Space Center, a tourist trap of a destination. Get ready to spend half of your day in lines. Beside that however it was enjoyable and I am glad I went, although...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-13-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Sorry for the lack of updates, I have been...

Sorry for the lack of updates, I have been enjoying the heat of Florida and just relaxing down here. I have spend a lot of time just fishing on the water. Although I have gone to a few points of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-04-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Happy Easter to those who decorate eggs and...

Happy Easter to those who decorate eggs and consume candy.

As you all may or may not know I am currently warming up in Florida. Escaping the freezing weather I had put up with while out west. I am...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-01-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Yeah I know it is not an ideal time of year, and...

Yeah I know it is not an ideal time of year, and that is causing some of my hardship, however due to a family event and having to line up a job for when I get back I have had to set off earlier than...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-29-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
To be honest I am not sure what I am doing next....

To be honest I am not sure what I am doing next. I am going to be setting off for Florida in the next few days, and spend Easter down there. It is a bit lonely traveling and camping solo so I am not...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-28-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
So I make it to Colorado, I know I want to go see...

So I make it to Colorado, I know I want to go see Pikes Peak but decide that I am going to try and go the next day, I ride up to the gatehouse and ask about the conditions at the top of the mountain,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-28-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Then from New Mexico I headed north into windy...

Then from New Mexico I headed north into windy Colorado. I spent two days riding up from Roswell to Colorado Springs, the entire time being hit by winds from my left, I guess wind caused by the cold...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-28-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u453/nicholase...

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u453/nicholaselydudman/IMG_0392_zpsld8uxbup.jpg (http://s1068.photobucket.com/user/nicholaselydudman/media/IMG_0392_zpsld8uxbup.jpg.html)
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-28-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
So from Texas I went to Roswell NM where I camped...

So from Texas I went to Roswell NM where I camped around 40 miles out into the desert and about a mile from the nearest road in a picnic shelter so I didn't have to throw up a tent. I later find...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-28-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Thank you so much for having me, and I apologize...

Thank you so much for having me, and I apologize for the lack of updates. Yes I did get to sleep under the stars and have a few photos of my set up and location.
First here are some photos of the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-22-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Thank you for the offer, I will keep that in mind...

Thank you for the offer, I will keep that in mind as I get closer.

I have reached Roswell today, I have been riding through desolate places in Texas, fortunately my last day was sunny, the other...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-20-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
I sent an email about arival time, but if you...

I sent an email about arival time, but if you don't recieve it my estimated arrival should be around 3, and i know about the rain, I got caught up in my first bad rain of trip #2

Thank you for the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-19-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Thanks again for showing me around new orleans. ...

Thanks again for showing me around new orleans.
Pm recieved as well.

Currently in Louisiana, near the bayou about to go to sleep to the sound of frogs and crickets. Road across the longest bridge...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
Currently at 25ft above sea level, was at -18ft...

Currently at 25ft above sea level, was at -18ft for a bit while exploring the French quarters, tried the local desert and beer while listening to blues. Crossed a long bridge, visited the oldest...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-17-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,213
Posted By nuke24
So day one has gone by quite easy, my bike is...

So day one has gone by quite easy, my bike is charging and I reached my destination, currently back in Alabama. So that means everything from here on will be new. I am currently at around 250 ft...
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