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Old 08-28-2013, 05:33 AM   #61
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:38 AM   #62
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I finally removed them. Mothers were covering their daughters eyes. "Mummy, what's a C Stain?"

Nice handle you got there Craig.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:40 AM   #63
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Becs pics from day 3. An untethered camera at 80 mph.




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Old 08-28-2013, 08:53 AM   #64
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Day 4. Travel day. 760 kms.






Day 4 was a travel day. I underestimated the distance between Wyoming and Glacier park. Lack of planning really.

I'm a day behind on the RR. Took over 400 pics so far. Hopefully we will be in Calgary tonight.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #65
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I finally removed them. Mother's were covering their daughters eyes. "Mommy, what's a C Stain?"

Nice handle you got there Craig.
There is a story behind it. , and the guy who gave me the nickname has since passed. I wear it like a badge of honour for a good friend who was taken too soon.

When you get a chance to come east, I'll make sure there are plenty of beers and I'll tell you the (ever so short) story.

Hope your journey is progressing with the enjoyment you expected. I'm jealous of every one if you FFs that get to ride this summer.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:17 PM   #66
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #67
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The Camel Tank is HERE!

OK, my fueling issues in the US were driving me nuts. Timing is everything and it seems the stars aligned for me. I arrived in Calgary tonight and contacted Cory, AKA Oso Blanco, the man behind the Camel auxiliary fuel tank and he said "Come on over".

The first customer received free installation by the Chief Designer and President at the Company's Headquarters.












Installation took about an hour. Cory knew exactly what he's doing but we were busy shooting the bull so I'm guessing an hour for a normal install by an average Joe. I wanted to install it myself, as did he for my feedback but I'd travelled 750 kms today and had gotten rain and 12 C temps with no sleep the last night. I was beat. Someone else will have to do the thread in the Parallel Universe but Cory says the instructions are very detailed and precise so it may not be necessary. It even has a "Tools Required" but doesn't include them like Ikea. You can view them on his website Cameltank.com. It's installed and filled so I'll tell you how it functions as I continue on.

With this diversion into Calgary, my Ride Report is further delayed. I'll catch up ASAP. For now, we got the last room in town (Cochrane) after riding in the dark in Deer and Elk country. Calgary prices on rooms is nuts and Bec said the room we initially had was soooo disgusting she wouldn't sleep in it. It was a well known chain.


Thank you so much Cory! Now low fuel is Bec's problem...........

P.S....while we installed the tank, Bec did some surprise visits to the local stores there she oversees. Work work work.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:07 AM   #68
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In case you haven't figured it out yet when you use your Canadian credit card to purchase gas at the pump just use any random US zip code. Since we always cross at Port Huron we just use that zip code, 48601
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:04 AM   #69
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The Camel Tank is HERE!

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet How the hell you end up back in Canada?
Hope you like your new toy and ride safe. I will be on the road tomorrow morning heading to Tahoe and back If you hurry we can meet you there

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FFS.... Cory, how could you do that to me?!

hope you'll get a cracked fuel tank, a bend rim, a bend shock bold, melted wheel bearings, melted headlight and some kind of stator failure Darrryl!
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:42 AM   #71
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[QUOTE=Loutre;22208741]FFS.... Cory, how could you do that to me?!

hope you'll get a cracked fuel tank, a bend rim, a bend shock bold, melted wheel bearings, melted headlight, Fuel injector clog and faulty Ignition ring and some kind of stator failure Darrryl![/QUOTE] Fix it for you
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:00 AM   #72
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FFS.... Cory, how could you do that to me?!

hope you'll get a cracked fuel tank, a bend rim, a bend shock bold, melted wheel bearings, melted headlight and some kind of stator failure Darrryl!
How you say........Sore Loser?


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Old 08-29-2013, 09:06 AM   #73
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In case you haven't figured it out yet when you use your Canadian credit card to purchase gas at the pump just use any random US zip code. Since we always cross at Port Huron we just use that zip code, 48601

Hasn't worked for us. I have a US address in Port Huron 48060.

I wrote down the CONVERTER formula but lost it in the move.

If your Postal Code is N0M 1J0 then your zip is 01000. You use the digits in your postal then add 00. N4H 3C7 is 43700.

I have to try this when we're back in the US.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:28 AM   #74
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:54 AM   #75
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"I heard about this "Sturgis" place on the History channel I think. Isn't that where the Pirates come from?"



.... if you've never been to Sturgis Rally ... you haven't lived !


Uh, we passed it with just a nod. Now I can say I've been there. People's definition of "living" is quite varied. No thanks.

I hate crowds of any sort and avoid them. Just like Port Dover on Fri 13th. Fuhgeddaboudit.
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