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Old 06-19-2013, 12:08 AM   #541
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I got plenty of wetside rain today, thanks. But there was sunshine too, so it's good.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:39 AM   #542
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The light isn't as good as the fog light I had on before, but it's really just for looks and daytime visibility.
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Most important, it is round.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:05 AM   #543
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You guys are up too early....
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:53 AM   #544
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They're DOT, Pirelli Scorpion Rally Somethings. The knobs are as tall as they are wide, so they flex a bunch. I can pull them over a half inch or so with my finger.

I shouldn't be too surprised, they worked really well off road, so...
Those will wear in fine about 1/2 way to hells canyon :)
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:53 AM   #545
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Gotcha gotcha... DOT is goood. Not the laws but the ability to hold a line on the slab while railing the turns.

Great build by the way LOVE the bike!!!!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:03 AM   #546
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Luke, does Gwen know you raided the kitchen for Motorcycle parts?
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #547
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Luke, does Gwen know you raided the kitchen for Motorcycle parts?
Are you asking about parts in general, or this part in particular?
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #548
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How many parts came from the kitchen?
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:50 PM   #549
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How many parts came from the kitchen?

None, actually. The headlight shroud was once a tail rack for another bike.






Hells Canyon went really well. Mortimercicle, Loud Al and I rode out on Thursday. There were a couple of days of riding around, and then a ride back on Sunday. A bit over 1000 miles total, and everything basically went well. There are about half a dozen little projects that I want to do to the bike. The total work of the projects will be pretty major, but they're all independant so I can do one at a time and keep riding. Things like making a good muffler, fixing the aux fuel setup, getting the carburetion right.


I have no pictures of the ride out and back, but here are some from the rides there.

This is a trip out to Dug Bar. It's a rough gravel road that goes from Imnaha down to the Snake River.














This is the second time I've towed someone with this bike. The loose rocky uphills and tight switchbacks made things interesting. Fortunately the hard stuff was over pretty quickly, because it was tiring,


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Saturday's trip was to Hat Point Lookout.

The Snake River is over a mile below.



ADVers took over the parking lot.



There was a 4x4 trail that I couldn't resist, but it made me miss the group picture back at camp, and almost miss dinner. Most of it was pretty easy, but there was a section with some nice climbs and descents.


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Old 06-26-2013, 04:04 AM   #550
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Thanks so much for coming to the Hells Canyon gathering. It was good to see you and I was thrilled to get to see your bike up close and hear it run.

I love this shot.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:55 AM   #551
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I love this shot.
Holy scenic goodness batman!!!

That picture has adventure written all over it!
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:34 PM   #552
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No shit!

That's the same welder we had in the shop at my grandfathers trucking co., you could do just about anything with the accesory kit ours had, thaw pipes,hell, probably power the neighbors house if they were close enough. I was surprised when I found the book on the damned thing when we had the estate sale, that it was so versatile way back then.

Whoever bought it probably still uses it, damn thing was a tank!

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The only welder on the farm for years was an old Forney stick welder my dad picked up at an auction. It works O.K. but,it's an antique compared with what's out there now. And it has some grounding problems , as in Shock the piss out of you if you touch what's being welded, sometimes.
I bought a little Miller 110 flux-core unit that I never really got to like though I had it for years. Then I picked up a Millermatic 250 for $700 at a farm auction.
Wow ! What a difference a decent machine makes !
With the 250 all my frustration falls away and I find that I can weld and have things hold up the first time rather than going back and doing it over until it clicks. And with the gas mig ,almost no wasted time cleaning up. Nice.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:25 AM   #553
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Here's a short, shaky point-and-shoot movie of Luke starting special 1 across Laguna Salada (click on photo to play):


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Old 07-10-2013, 01:26 AM   #554
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:18 AM   #555
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Luke

Thanks for coming to Hells Canyon, it was fun having you there and getting to see your incredible totally cool bike.
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