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Old 08-20-2012, 04:29 AM   #106
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The next morning we took off for Sevastopol & the bike party. The riding is not fast, its either twisty mountain roads, or wading thru traffic at the resort towns on the beach






There were 2 guys stopped along the road, so we stopped. Sergey from Sochi had broken the clutch cable on his transalp.


No biggie tho, I took a pair of vice grips off my bike, clamped on to the release lever, & showed him how to pull the clutch in with the back of his ankle.
Worked perfect, & he got to a town fine, & was able to buy a new inner cable at a car parts store & repair it.



He even did good in traffic, didn’t stall it at all!





We stopped for gas, & my bike wouldn’t start. My key switch had been acting up now & then, but now it was just fubar.
So I hotwired it. Later in the day I bought a switch from a Russian Zaz car for $3.00. its still working just fine

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:13 AM   #107
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Just curious as to how many miles you've got on the Dirtster now???

Seems to be doing it's job wonderfully!!


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Old 08-20-2012, 09:33 AM   #108
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Good times!

I have to thank you for giving me a glimpse of all these places. The list of "where to go" keeps getting longer and longer! Thanks for bringing us along!
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #109
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I knew you would find some wimmen to gawk at .
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:28 PM   #110
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I knew you would find some wimmen to gawk at .
You aint seen nothin yet!
Wait til I get to Odessa!


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Old 08-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #111
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In Ukraine

I've been working between Donets'k and Kroasnemins'k for almost a month. Still here. Wish my bike was too.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #112
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Awsomeness!

Fantastic as Always! Looking forward to running into you in Wellsboro PA! Trying to jump out of work Firday to ride down from Buffalo, should be a great site to see Cannonball riders rolling in.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:24 AM   #113
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You aint seen nothin yet!
Wait til I get to Odessa!
Comparing it to my last few days in Bulgaria... Indeed, it has to get a lot better!
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #114
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Thanks for taking us all along, Doug and Poly!
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:57 AM   #115
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Hey Doug - thanks for taking us on this ride plus the Cannonball. Love to live vicariously through you!

One reminder - I think you're safe to update your signature now - I noticed the (I hope!) is still beside Magadan and now you've got more to add.

Cheers, DD

p.s. You'd love the looks I get from people when I wear my Dirtster shirt around town in Calgary! They always say "what?" and I tell them your story.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:17 AM   #116
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What a great trip! Thanks for sharing man.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:50 AM   #117
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Great report! Going with you!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:23 PM   #118
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You aint seen nothin yet!
Wait til I get to Odessa!


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still waiting......

or did I miss it in another thread?
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #119
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still waiting......

or did I miss it in another thread?
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:04 PM   #120
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Doug
Soooooooo...? ?

Was Odessa on the 2013 tour plan ??
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