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Old 09-23-2013, 07:11 PM   #19
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...I don't want to spoil anything and get too far ahead...
Well on with it! I know what happens but want to see the pics!

I get up and head down to Fields for fuel and breakfast. Killurtv meets me there in his truck to go rescue Professor. Little does he know what role that Tundra will play in the next few days.

I borrow Kltv's fuel bladder and fill it and my XR in Fields. We also borrow a gas can from Fields Station since I'm going to meet him and help load Professor' POS in the truck.

Took the easy way back to Hart.


Broken KTM.



So I say goodbye, fill my tank, and start heading west. From here I only have 2 miles of pavement back to Bend on a 200+ mile ride. With no towns in between.




2 track heading to Bacon Camp Road


Crossing Highway 395


2 more gallons of gas


North of Alkali Lake






I'm across Christmas Valley Highway and headed west to Frederick Butte





I get on the back side of Pine Mountain take a pic and text the guys "Back side of Pine and haven't hit reserve!" I'm about 40 miles from home.



I've made it to this point 300+miles later in under 6 hrs.
I race off again and the very next corner you see in the above pic I though my new transmission blew up.
Fortunately for me it didn't.




The master link exploded. No damage. The case is ok!
I usually keep a spare master in my tool kit, but of course it's not there!
I start calling everyone I know but a complete stranger comes to help.

Posted on our local forum www.BendDualSport.com that I was broke and needed help. Erik posted his phone number within minutes and was headed out with truck and trailer!


AND BEER!!!!!!!



We loaded up the old beast and headed back to Bend.
Thanks Erik! I owe you one!

I'm all done but there's a whole another story to this crazy hoodlum weekend!
Carry on
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