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Old 04-09-2014, 04:30 AM   #5176
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Yes, that was very well played. . .. Missed it on the first read.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:21 PM   #5177
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Peter Launches Arctic to Antarctic Ride

Peter (Wotnext) flew into Dulles International Airport a couple of weeks ago from South Africa, engaged Bruce to "build" him a KLR650 for a two-year ride from the Arctic (Prudhoe Bay, Alaska) to the tip of South America (Tierra del Fuego).

Here's the bike:



Among the add-ons: 10-gallon fuel tank, with its very own lift pump; Cogent full-up suspension, front and rear; PDM 60 solid-state digitally-programmable power distribution module, and I don't know what-all!

Bob and his wife, Tracey, Peter's hosts while in the Washington, DC area, had some NOVA Weekend Rides characters and some fellow-travelers over to his house this past Sunday, for a barbecue and symbolic send-off ride. Tracey took this picture:



Here's Frank's video clip of the ride:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOr9owcwGb4

Commemorative t-shirt awarded all participants:



Bob and I will accompany Peter on the first day of his two-year ride, leaving tomorrow. Watch for "Wotnext's" ride report of this epic adventure.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:23 PM   #5178
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very cool!
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:12 PM   #5179
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Where's the milk crate??
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:01 PM   #5180
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Where's the milk crate??
The Official KLR Owners Group (Cheap Bastards) have updated their rules and now allow a 1-level upgrade from milk crate to Action Packer
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:56 PM   #5181
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Sweet Klr. Gees, 10 gallon tank. That's a monster. I bet it comes in pretty handy in Alaska though. Good idea with suspension mods and low fender and seat.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:59 AM   #5182
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I had a dream

I had a dream last night that HBN sold his GS and bought an elderly KTM 950 Adventure. He wasn't in the dream, just his bikes (the GS for sale, the KTM next to it).

I was fishing in a cave.

It was weird.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:04 AM   #5183
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I think I see you fishing back there

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Old 04-10-2014, 09:25 AM   #5184
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I think I see you fishing back there

I feel like tits is the 4th time I've seen some one post a picture of those falls, and every time, I wonder where there are
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:27 AM   #5185
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Bridal Veil Falls, Highlands, NC

Hwy 64 deserves to be ridden at least two times. That good



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Old 04-10-2014, 09:45 AM   #5186
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I think I see you fishing back there

Pretty much right.

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Old 04-12-2014, 08:29 AM   #5187
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Swapped, back on the road thx VAC
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:18 PM   #5188
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Hey folks, so I have been gradually cleaning up the old police Rebel that i picked up in January and have reached a bit of a road block.

One of the screws that holds the float cover on to the carburetor was stripped and i cannot seem to get it loose.

I've been using Kroil, several different types of extractors and a lot of patience and I cannot seem to get a bite on this thing. The screw head wears away without ever breaking the threads loose.

The only thing left in my toolbox is the blow torch and that seems really effing dumb on a carburetor with plastic parts and probably some old gas left in it.

I'd welcome any thoughts that y'all might have.

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Old 04-12-2014, 12:23 PM   #5189
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Bring it by. WE can help you take care of it any time today.

I'd go to the store, pick up matching fresh screws for it (allen is best).

1st option is applying downward force while impacting the driver with a hammer. If that fails to work and it is sufficeintly stripped at the head, I'd just cut a flat head with a dremmel cutting wheel and remove it that way. Worst case we can drill it out in the drill press.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:40 PM   #5190
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Thanks HBN! We've got to do some stuff this afternoon that will take up most of the rest of the day, but I think I will take you up on the offer at another time that is convenient for you.

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