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Old 03-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #11
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Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sandia Mountains New Mexico
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Day 1 - Leave Albuquerque for Yuma Arizona.

The plan was to leave Magoo's house around 7ish on Friday morning. San Felipe here we come. Hey Bruce, are we there yet? Uh, we have to load up the last bike first chisel chest...... So the energy level is pretty high, everything has fell into place and the bike prep week of hell prior assured us that all gear and bikes were in good order.

But then we spotted oil on the trailer track, what is this. After a brief inspection, the source of the leak was identified and as the surgeon would say, the news is not good. Kevin's rear shock was leaking oil, or all of the oil. I'm surprised that a shock could leak that much oil but then it is on a beastly 690. Kevin was discussing unloading his bike, you guys will do fine without me. WTF? No way. Well the adventure has officially started. Plan B is in effect, find a place that can repair a KTM shock.

So off to High Velocity, a local shop that specializes in suspension work. We decided to go there and wait for them to open and roll the dice. Around 9 AM, the owner arrives and says he doubts he has the proper seal for the leaking shock. The shock is removed and eureka, they have one seal.

We are back in the game now. So we go eat breakfast and feel that we are good to go. Kevin did explain to the High Velocity crew to be careful disconnecting the fuel pump from the fuel injector coupling. We return from breakfast and they advise us that we need to find a new coupling. They accidentally broke the connector. So now we go to Sandia BMW and $65 bucks later and after some drooling on some BMW's we are headed back across town with the part. BMW = Bring More Wallet.

So finally we are on the road and make it to Yuma for the night. A late arrival but we are back on schedule. Tomorrow we cross the border, get some Mexican money and then get to San Felipe.

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