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Old 06-26-2006, 12:39 AM   #586
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all caught up again. great pics, thanks, and I hope you get on the road soon Gwen!
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Old 06-26-2006, 12:40 AM   #587
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Thank you all for the well wishes and help. Here's the update.

This morning as I as was doing my pre-trip I heard a hissing sound. As I was trying to isolate the source from the right side of the bike, I noticed "water" pooled in the lower fairing.

I went to the left side of the bike and found a fuel line leak.

That was NOT water!









I was so tired and the biting bugs so bad, I went to bed w/o eating last night. This morning I was starved. I rode into High Level, got gas and breakfast.



I posted this morning and headed out only to get 1 block away. BAM! Going into 3rd gear. It would shift but no power to the wheel.

W/I a few minutes of me calling Steve this young man rode up. I offered to trade final drives He wasn't interested





He helped me push it off the highway and we flagged down this fellow who was just driving by.



He got on the phone and called in his friends. One fellow had a trailer and the other ran the local DOT work shed/crew.









Home sweet home

He gave me a whole clean bay all to myself.





The man who brought the trailer also gave me the use of his car a offer me the use of his house while here. He lives about a mile from the shop.

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Old 06-26-2006, 12:44 AM   #588
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spoke too soon! morning Gwen. it's very comforting that you had so much help so quickly.
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Old 06-26-2006, 12:46 AM   #589
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So, I know Ilmostro is a CanukyTennessipian. Thought he was making plans for a Europe invasion not driving around Canuckia?
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:09 AM   #590
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I tied the Shop Whore to the whipping post



I went to buy a jack but the only store that might have one didn't. The lady behind the counter called the owner of the store that had jacks and she tolsd me whwere to go and wait for the owner to come and open the store to sell me what I needed (un-fugging-believable!! ) Where in the world does this stuff happen in the real world!

So I go wait at the back of the store. He rode his bicycle into town 2-3 K and had stopped working in the garden to do so.

I bought the smallest jack, a 2 ton bottle but when I tried, it wouldn't fit under the bike.

W/i in a few minutes, the fellow that loaned me his car rode up on his beautiful deep green HD to check up on me before going out for a ride.



I start taking it apart.







This super nice guy come back w/ a proper jack.

Together we remove the wheel and other parts.





More folks come by as word spreads of a stranded biker and they bring in the big guns.









Everybody wants to help and all hands on deck dig in.







Tranny drian plug.





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Old 06-26-2006, 01:14 AM   #591
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Sad ya broke down. But this is Cool Shogs.

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Old 06-26-2006, 01:18 AM   #592
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Well, at this point they invite me out to eat dinner with them.





I had pork nuggets and ranch for dipping (damn that was real good!)







This guy can tell the funniest stories!













All this and they wouldn't let me pay for my meal. (too much I tell you)
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:22 AM   #593
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Wow!!!!!!!

I want to be an ADVRider when I grow up!!!!!!


Your my hero Shogs........:rabia
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:28 AM   #594
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Back to the shop.

Much work and serious team effort that went very smoothy.





















That's all for now folks, I'm beat. Thank you Steve for being there for me. :rabia

And thank you all for your thoughts and help out there


The big shit has yet to happen, putting it back together.
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:29 AM   #595
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Wow!!!!!!!

I want to be an ADVRider when I grow up!!!!!!


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Old 06-26-2006, 01:32 AM   #596
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Great stuff Gwen, as always...!!!

Hope you get patched up and back on the road soon.
Cheers to the great bunch of guys that came together to help you.
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:42 AM   #597
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The big shit has yet to happen, putting it back together.
Use superglue. It will help.

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If you have left over parts when you are done. You didn't need em anyway. Think Appendix.
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:55 AM   #598
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Or duct tape. Super glue and duct tape.

I have to say, though... This sucks, but at the same time, as an observer at least, this adventure is getting a lot more interesting (not in the least saying it wasn't to begin with!). The travels, the views, the people, the stories...and now the breakdown. But, along with it, you have even more amazing stories to tell about the little town that helped you out.

I'm a cynic by nature, not one to put much faith in humanity. This thread is doing much to help this. Thanks Shogs.

Good luck + sideways 8
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:56 AM   #599
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good point Commuter Boy

looks like she is gonna source a new tranny from the closest bmw dealer to her in Canada and let them help with the logistics and avoid customs conflicts
We ship stuff back and forth from Canada a lot. Customs stuff is not difficult, all they require is a "commercial invoice" for the parts and a cost. A used tranny wouldn't be a lot of money at all and could be shipped to a member of the Canadian contingent for relay via courier.

Only catch, sometimes it takes an extra day or two if Customs Canada is not having a good day. Another option that we have used a couple times is to ship things to the border and have someone "mule" it across and reship. Our guys in Ottawa drive stuff down to Ogdensburg when we are in a hurry. Find an ADV'er somewhere close to the border on our side, ship it to them and have them drive over and ship it again.
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:59 AM   #600
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Very well concieved breakdown. The Shop Whore knew just where to crap out. I didn't think that kind of kindness from strangers existed anymore.

You never fail to amaze us all, Gwen. Way to show us how it's done. Again...
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