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Old 06-19-2011, 09:18 AM   #2101
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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   #2102
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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   #2103
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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   #2104
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I took that pic!
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:20 AM   #2105
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Man, that sucks! I'm so sorry. Now I don't feel so bad about my mishap...

While everyone else was out riding I was taking my engine apart. I pulled out a large chunk of metal from the within the case and scraped off the gaskets for the new cover. The old crankcase cover is now patched (quiksteel) and I'll keep it for an emergency/spare. I'm still waiting on gaskets and seals, so no reason to try and put it back together without the new cover.

Great pictures, Scott. Thanks for posting! (still bummed I missed the ride, and probably wont have the parts to put it back together in time for the SBR Clear Creek ride next weekend)

Chill, I hope that your rebuild goes smoothly.

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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 06-19-2011, 11:01 AM   #2106
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.... You could always cme to the Dual Sport/motorcycle camping swap meet in Livermore tomorrow

Hope to see you there.
I heard about that on Friday but couldn't make it. Any KLR accessories? I need a pannier rack.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:50 AM   #2107
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Looks like the one on Walker river south of Hilton's Ranch.
Bingo.

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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!
It's along the East Walker River south of Yerrington NV. There's plenty of much easier to find springs north near the Black Rock Desert.

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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!!!!

No need for thanks. I've been there myself.

It was funny watching you ride it back. Everytime it would sputter you'd smack it's behind and I'd think you wre shouting, "Giddy up!"

Bikyto anticipating....





Opps.







500 lb bikes aren't fun in the mud, especialy with Scorpion tires!

I'm glad everyone made it back alright. Tons of fun, good people, and warm temps. (Aptos has been it's usual foggy summer self, so seeing the sun was a treat for me!)


Cheers!
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:23 PM   #2108
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Nice pics Scott, hope you figure out the bike gremlin.
Todd nice pics of Chris?
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:16 PM   #2109
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Is there an easy way around the mud pit, or do you have to ride through it?
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:19 PM   #2110
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Is there an easy way around the mud pit, or do you have to ride through it?
Look at the tracks up on the side of the hill. Someone (not us) thought that was the easy way but they still drop you down into mud, just not standing water.

We were talking at the top of the hill and Todd suggessted that going downhill instead of up would have probably been easier - I think he's right. Sometimes gravity helps. Sometimes it just sinks you deeper into the hole you got yourself into...
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:01 PM   #2111
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Todd nice pics of Chris?
Yep, Chris.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:23 AM   #2112
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[QUOTE=T O Double D;16193925]but after seeing Paul's pics of one of my favorite places, the Bodie Hills, I took off for Nevada with out my riffle.

Sonora Pass had a little snow left on it
down to make a circumnavigation of Mono Lake, and grab breakfast at Lee Vining, before heading up into the Sweet Water Mountains. That's Mono in the valley below with the Eastern Sierra beyond it.




Great Pic Todd

glad my pics could get you out riding.

that bike has let you down twice now... your catching up quick !!
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:26 AM   #2113
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Is there an easy way around the mud pit, or do you have to ride through it?
it's a badge of honor to ride thru it... GO FOR IT !

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Old 06-20-2011, 11:33 AM   #2114
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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!!!

Bikyto,

Send me your contact info.. I want to send you my friends contact info who can weld up a nice brace for you aux gas tank..

don't let this happen to you




here is a pic of the brace... it will save your tank..



He also moved another bar on the top so that its easy to get the the fill cap.. come over over if you want to see it..

I live in sunnyvale

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:53 PM   #2115
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it's a badge of honor to ride thru it... GO FOR IT !
It looks more like back ache and heat stroke to me. No thanks, I choose life.

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