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Old 08-15-2007, 10:05 PM   #106
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:28 PM   #107
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:39 PM   #108
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Alright...so....I get the bike back mid to late next week.
Clutch
piston rings (on both sides)
fly wheel
this will be inlcuded, but I needed a 84K service.

Im out $1,600

Oh well. At least she isnt dead! Now she should run better, and I wont worry about clutch problems.

Thanks again to everyone who helped me hobble home.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:01 PM   #109
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Alright...so....I get the bike back mid to late next week.
Clutch
piston rings (on both sides)
fly wheel
this will be inlcuded, but I needed a 84K service.

Im out $1,600

Oh well. At least she isnt dead! Now she should run better, and I wont worry about clutch problems.

Thanks again to everyone who helped me hobble home.
What exactly did the water damage? The piston rings, flywheel? And why would it not turn over even when we pushed it with the plugs out?
Would anything be different if you had removed the plugs before tapping the starter?
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:22 PM   #110
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I had water in the air box over flow (or whatever you call it), water blew the rings on both pistons, and the starter RIPPED about 20 teeth off the fly wheel. I have NO idea why the engine was siezed, frozen or whateverthefuck you wanna call it.....but...it was. It was dead the moment I crossed the stream. Showing the mechanic Antmans videos of the other bikes crossing the stream his first response was "That was too deep for your bike" Uh...yeah..NO SHIT! It all came down to a VERY poor placement of the air intake. A snorkel will solve THAT SHIT!!

Whatever. Come next thursday.......NO MORE TRAFFIC bullshit for me!
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:53 PM   #111
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Showing the mechanic Antmans videos of the other bikes crossing the stream his first response was "That was too deep for your bike, but the KLR's had no problems whatsoever. Uh...yeah..NO SHIT! It all came down to a VERY poor placement of the air intake. A used Kawasaki will solve THAT SHIT!!

Fixified.

I am truly sorry that you're out that much money. That sucks. I'll buy you a beer or three at Pine Grove next month!
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:49 PM   #112
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Hi Everyone who made it this deep into the RR I finaly got around to posting my part of the WMRS III ride.
First and formost I want to chime in with all the folks who rode this thing and thanks Stonwall for putting this whole thing together.

For WMRS II Bob and I trailered up on Friday am to ride Friday pm, Sat and Sunday am it was just not enough time so this year we left Thursday noon after 1/2 day of work for 2 & 1/2 days of riding much more fulfulling.

We went through Yosemite the $20 to go through the park hirt but the views and small amount of time saved made it worth it.




Once we made it over Hy 120 we stoped for a early dinner @ the Gas Station on the corner of Hy 120 & 395 Bob had the Lobster tacetos and I had the grilled Salmon salad, the band was playing and the place was jumping I can't recomend that place enough stop there if you are ever in the hood.
We meet our bud Santa and his riding partner Antman at the campground chilled out and decided to head up to Coyote flats on Friday.

We headed out Friday am with Santa, Antman, KLRoldschool, MotoTaur, Bill and Michael.
After warming up on the gravel roads south of lake Crowley we gassed up in Bishop.
Next was my least favorite riding Deeep soft sand in the hot sun.
Not knowing how much sand we had to do Bill turned back after 3 miles right before the sand ended

Up we went after getting around a big group of yaawhos with 5 or 6 ATV's towing a big ass trailer that had 2 ATV's pulling it, 1 going backwards
I'm sure that had alot of Beer in al those coolers though.
MotoTaur flooded his XR 600 and with no magic button we had a chance to enjoy the view.


Once we got near the top we decided to go right


Going up this little valley were some nice camp spots and the raod crossed the stream several times.

Lots of fun untill I hit this sneaky rock that did not want to move for me.


Micheal and Antman have a little rest while I survey the damage ofter my first drop of the day.

The stream was only inches deep so the most damage was to my pride.

We ended up on a Mountan above Round Valley I think.
With awsome views.

Micheal, Antman, Santa, MotoTaur & KLRoldschool

After consulting 3 GPS's 1 of them says we can make it through without going back so off we go.


A old mining shack down the trail


It's a steep but plaesent trail and whaterver dose not kill you only makes you stronger all is well untill we see this at a right turn we should be making.

We decide to go alittle further.

But it deadends and we are forced to go back the way we came.
I don't mind going back because I know the road and can work on my dirt skills more and the view is diffrent.
On the way back up the KLR gets tired and wants to rest so I give it a few moments.


Comming back over the top we ride through some pines


On the way down we get some relefe from the heat with some clouds and a few drops of rain.


The road down is alot faster and more fun then the going up.


Which way should we go back to camp ?


Micheal knows where the petrogliphs are.


Back at camp we decide to go soak in some Hot spring which one ?
Hot Creek sounds like the place hot spring next to a cold creek.

Too bad the place is closed to swiming.
Where to now ?
We give up and head back to camp and call it a day.
LongTallSally and his bud Chris show up at 3 or 4 am after leaving the SF Bay area @ 8 pm on Friday night.
The kids have youth on there side I'll give them that.
Let's find some hot springs

We find some but none we fell like getting in the hot mineral showers at Reds medow will have to do.
Santa, Antman and Mongo decide to head back to camp befor dinner a Reds.
MotoTaur, Mr Sally, Chris, Bill and I ride on.

LongTallSally before he decided to get a new bike

We ride a sweet snowmobile trail on Lookout Mt befor heading to Red's

Stop at the overlook to Devils Postpile / Reds


The road down.






Felt great after a hot shower and dinner was great.
On the way back Sally wanted to stop for some cokes


The next morning


LongTallSally and Chris decided to head home I hope they take the time to ride up to WMRS next year.

Seemed like we were the last to leave camp to go up to WMRS.
MotoTaur and I packed up loaded the trailer and drove to Laws to meet Santa & Antman who rode there.
When we were gearing up Oly rode up asking if MotoTaur would take the Subaru & trailer up to Gillafunk who had f**ked up his GS on the 2nd water crossing of Silver Canyon.
We decided to ride up and check it out.
The rest of Mr Funks story is at the start of this thread.
The road up Silver canyon was alot of fun here is a video of Antman & Santa @ the top.




Fun on the road to WMRS


After getting my feet soaked pushing Mr Funk across the Killer Creek it was a bit cold at the research station so we went down to the Bristlecone Pine grove for lunch that Santa whipped up for us.


I can't belive I used up my memory card last photo.


When we got back to Laws Mr Funk was there so we loaded him up into the trailer along with my KLR.
I got the unexpected bonus of rideing MotorTaurs XR600 back to camp so we could load it into Santa's truck to get it back home.

Had a great weekend see everyone next year I hope.

Thanks to Santa for the support made the weekend much better.
Thanks to Mototaur for the ride up and back it made the weekend possable.

James

PS if anyone I rode with wants more photos PM me and I will burn you a CD.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:51 PM   #113
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VERY cool ride report and pics. Gotta love the benifits of having a smaller bike to take exploring.

Funny..I found your pic above a little interesting.....as I saw something VERY similar on one of my trips a while ago:


It was very nice meeting you and look forward to seeing you againnext time, with a runing motorbike!
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:35 AM   #114
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For those of you who came out to WMRS III, but are not following the 2007 IBR... Brett Donohue let his GPS lead him and his HD XLH1200R down from the Patriarch Grove bonus on Silver Canyon Road. It was an eye opener for him...

from: 2007 IBR Day 8

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Brett Donahue found an even worse road to get back from Bristlecone. He let "Betty the Bitch" from his Garmin GPS route him down a goat trail called Silver Canyon Road. Brett knew he was in trouble when he got to the sign that said, "Four Wheel Drive Recommended After This Point." Six stream crossings later, he finally got back to pavement.
Correction: that's eight (8) crossings...

Also some remarks regarding other riders who did Patriarch on various bikes:

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Several riders commented on what a nice ride it was to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Rebecca Vaughn (BMW R1100RS) referred to it as "A pretty hellish little road." (The fact that it was 18,567 points should have been a clue.) Curt Gran (Honda ST1300) had an especially nice ride up and down the mountain. He had a flat tire on the way up and dropped his bike on the way back down.

Mike Hutsal reported that the road to Bristlecone shook the windshield off his K1200GT. That's my old bike, the same one I used to scout the Bristlecone bonus in 2003; the windshield fell off before I got to the top. That's the road that convinced me to buy a GS for scouting Iron Butt Rally bonuses.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:42 AM   #115
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any guy that survives silver canyon on a harley deserves an "Iron Balls Rally" medal of honor
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:26 PM   #116
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Wicked Top of Silver Canyon

I rode up Silver Canyon a couple of days ago and found this at the top:


Note the "No GS's" above the 4X4 Only



O Ya Gillafunk, that water crossing still has your name on it
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:20 PM   #117
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:39 PM   #118
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WMRS Ride IV

It's on, look here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343294
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