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Old 06-18-2011, 07:42 AM   #2086
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Won't be making it to flapjacks. I'll update the post with more info and pics on why when I get in front of a computer...

So yeah, I've had better mornings. 5 miles out on 280 and the bike gets really noisy all of a sudden and then loses power. I get off the road, have a quick look, and can't get it to turn over so I walk it a half mile off the highway to a gas station and open it up. Once the gas tank's off I find this lovely sight:



Yup, that's an exploded cylinder head cover courtesy of a valve shim jammed into the shattered compression release on my exhaust camshaft. Whew, try saying that ten times fast. Well, at least it didn't happen all the way out in the middle of CC.

Anyway, hope the ride is a blast, and looking forward to some pics.

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Old 06-18-2011, 08:36 AM   #2087
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Last week I finally had some time to ride.
Good stuff, Todd! Looks like a great place to ride!




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Old 06-18-2011, 11:47 AM   #2088
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Last week I finally had some time to ride. I was initially gonna ride down to the Carrizo and do some rabbit hunting, but after seeing Paul's pics of one of my favorite places, the Bodie Hills, I took off for Nevada with out my riffle. . . .


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Great ride report! I may have to do this real soon!
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:22 PM   #2089
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Won't be making it to flapjacks. I'll update the post with more info and pics on why when I get in front of a computer...

So yeah, I've had better mornings. 5 miles out on 280 and the bike gets really noisy all of a sudden and then loses power. I get off the road, have a quick look, and can't get it to turn over so I walk it a half mile off the highway to a gas station and open it up. Once the gas tank's off I find this lovely sight:



Yup, that's an exploded cylinder head cover courtesy of a valve shim jammed into the shattered compression release on my exhaust camshaft. Whew, try saying that ten times fast. Well, at least it didn't happen all the way out in the middle of CC.

Anyway, hope the ride is a blast, and looking forward to some pics.

Oh my and I was bitching about my KLR overheading in the dirt.
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:57 PM   #2090
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For tonights camp site I wanted to find a hot spring that's way out in the middle of nowhere Nevada. Found it. The road leading down to it, while short, was not exactly easy. Think Lippencot, but more off camber.

Looks like the one on Walker river south of Hilton's Ranch.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:26 PM   #2091
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Last week I finally had some time to ride. I was initially
For tonights camp site I wanted to find a hot spring that's way out in the middle of nowhere Nevada.





Cheers!
So how do I find that nice hot spring when I get to that area? Do you have a gps coordinate or directions. Does it have a name?

Looks like you had a great trip!
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:20 PM   #2092
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A huge thanks to Todd for riding sweep on me all the way back from
Clear Creek.My bike sputtered and died after going through the
big mudhole on Sawmill Creek rd.

After checking the fuses and poking and prodding I got it to fire back
up but it was running rough and kept cutting out. I limped it all the way
back home. Whew!!!!

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Old 06-18-2011, 07:40 PM   #2093
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Scott, how BIG was the Big mudhole?
Sorry to hear about yours and Richards bikes.
A big thanks to Todd.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #2094
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Scott, how BIG was the Big mudhole?
Sorry to hear about yours and Richards bikes.
A big thanks to Todd.
Big enough to force my bike to take a nap in it.
Only one nap but I wouldn't have gotten the bike out by myself. I'm sure pictures are coming!

Thank you everyone for waiting for me and helping me get the bike out of the mud. You guys rock!

That was my first time in CC. Real nice place. Especially with that gang.

Note to myself: put the knobbies on next time...(some people don't need them I'm sure but I certainly could have used them)

Cheers!!!
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:46 AM   #2095
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Here are a few pictures from yesterdays Clear Creek ride.

Taking a break in New Idrea









The mud hole





Regrouping after the mud hole









All in all a very fun day. Now I need to spend this week trying to
find where the water is getting in at.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:17 AM   #2096
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Scott thanks for the pictures, now I know what I missed. Were the ruts as deep as I remember?
Really glad to meet all you guys from ADV at flapjacks.
Great stories and a fun group.
Hope to meet up and ride with you soon.
Need to find that "PERFECT" adventure bike .
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:18 AM   #2097
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Sorry to hear about yours and Richards bikes.
What happened to Richards bike?
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:44 AM   #2098
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Richard's bike started overheating once we got down to New
Idrea. He thought it might have been running too lean. The temps
were in the low 90's down there.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:14 AM   #2099
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Richard's bike started overheating once we got down to New
Idrea. He thought it might have been running too lean. The temps
were in the low 90's down there.
I suspect it was more because his bike became used to more "thorough" cooling.


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Old 06-19-2011, 10:18 AM   #2100
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