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Old 12-10-2012, 02:12 AM   #1199
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Because of the cross town traffic in Semipalatinsk the heat related problem of the KTM popt up again. So Terry shared some of his bikes amaizing horse power with Rod's bike on the other end of the rope. Now the connection of terry's fuel pump gotten worse as wel.
Almost every time we stopped Terry had to wiggle the connector under his seat to get the bike going again. The pin comming out of the fuel tank was now letting fuel trough to the outside of the tank.
With the cooler weather the KTM started again after being towed for some km's. The bike did fine the rest of the km's we did that day.
When the rain started to come down after we zipped up heading for the border the road felt like covered with soap.
Out of nothing Terry made a nice unexpected dance with his bike, which was scary to see. But he kept the right side up . So we took it easy for some time.
When we reached the first border crossing one of us noticed the KTM was missing its licence plate.( not a good thing when you are about to cross the border) So Rod and me drove back to search for it. We knew it was still on the bike a few km's back.
Allready getting dark at this time. So Rod was lucky to find it
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