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Old 11-02-2011, 07:07 PM   #1186
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Well, since this is a write your own caption sort of thing, I have the following questions:

Where is the clip?
Are the o-ring wear marks on what is supposed to be the outside of the plate?
What are the shinny wear marks from on the edge of the plate?
Are the o-rings worn out and fraying?

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Old 11-02-2011, 08:26 PM   #1187
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Where is the clip?
i would bet on Montana, but it could be in one of eight other states too. i know it's not in Virginia. i think i'll put up a reward for its safe return.

the story will be about a series of events, a checklist of what NOT to do with your chain...or in this case, chains.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:04 PM   #1188
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Ahhhh,now I remember the master link saga.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:33 AM   #1189
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Where is that ride report again?

Maybe put a link in your sig....

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i would bet on Montana, but it could be in one of eight other states too. i know it's not in Virginia. i think i'll put up a reward for its safe return.

the story will be about a series of events, a checklist of what NOT to do with your chain...or in this case, chains.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:58 AM   #1190
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Ahhhh,now I remember the master link saga.
i haven't written it yet, need to check my notes. maybe you're clairvoyant, wish i was.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:59 AM   #1191
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Where is that ride report again?

Maybe put a link in your sig....

as you wish, done.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:06 AM   #1192
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I think I'll do the trans lab on my mutant in the spring, or some other 5,000+ mile ride to shake the cobwebs out of it. I like to plan rides on a bike that isn't even started yet. Of course, I bought all the parts, so the bike will be done by end of winter.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:47 AM   #1193
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I think I'll do the trans lab on my mutant in the spring, or some other 5,000+ mile ride to shake the cobwebs out of it.
the TransLab has become a little tame to be the sole destination for your rat. ride the Trans Taiga and the rest of northern Quebec, catch the TransLab on the way back down. the bike will have the legs to do it. you'll need to carry fuel, some of the longest stretches of road without reliable fuel in all of NA.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:14 AM   #1194
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the TransLab has become a little tame to be the sole destination for your rat. ride the Trans Taiga and the rest of northern Quebec, catch the TransLab on the way back down. the bike will have the legs to do it. you'll need to carry fuel, some of the longest stretches of road without reliable fuel in all of NA.
Sounds excellent, I love that uncertainty that comes with not knowing when your next fuel stop will be. I'll figure out an elegant way to address the fuel capacity issue, hopefully.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:04 AM   #1195
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More Fuel???

Have you seen this?

http://tourtank.com/TourTubes.html
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:40 PM   #1196
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I have and they look great, I want 2 extra gallons plumbed into the fuel lines. I think I have two options, gravity feed into the fuel tank or a pump in the aux tank. I'll have to figure it out.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:01 PM   #1197
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Sounds excellent, I love that uncertainty that comes with not knowing when your next fuel stop will be. I'll figure out an elegant way to address the fuel capacity issue, hopefully.
you won't love the uncertainty if you ride up there. running out of fuel is no joke on those roads. i'm don't want to get into your trip planning here, but it's possible you could need a 400 mile range, or 340, or 325. i wouldn't try it with a 4 gallon main and 2 gallon reserve. the translab is only 260.

there are a bunch of reports on all routes up there.

the other thing i wouldn't do is compromise in any way the outstanding reliability record of the ptwin motor. be careful what you modify.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:57 PM   #1198
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:15 AM   #1199
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you won't love the uncertainty if you ride up there. running out of fuel is no joke on those roads. i'm don't want to get into your trip planning here, but it's possible you could need a 400 mile range, or 340, or 325. i wouldn't try it with a 4 gallon main and 2 gallon reserve. the translab is only 260.

there are a bunch of reports on all routes up there.

the other thing i wouldn't do is compromise in any way the outstanding reliability record of the ptwin motor. be careful what you modify.
Wow, I didn't realize there were places in north america where you could need more than a 300 mile range. How did you do it on your rat bike? I will not be modifying the engine in any way, aside from possible re-routing the exhaust. I'm not looking for more power, just ground clearance.

Btw, I was joking about the fuel thing, anytime my fuel gauge dips to one bar, I start getting antsy. The range of the ninja in stock form sucks. I hit the light anywhere from 140-160 miles. I guess I'll be looking for a good way to carry more than 6 gallons.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:53 AM   #1200
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i haven't written it yet, need to check my notes. maybe you're clairvoyant, wish i was.
Oh so this isn't the master link you referred to earlier.
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