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Old 03-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #91
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More gear failure, my wolfman saddlebags decided to melt a little after running like this for nearly 20k miles. Burned a hole in the bag and my spare front tube. Made a patch of duct tape and wrapped the canister with the busted tube. So far so good.



Um... which is it?



Loving it... those are the glass mountains rising in the distance.



Halfway to saliva and about halfway to the ferry...
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:14 PM   #92
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I think skierd may be coming by my place in the Seattle area in 11 days or so, so any Seattle area WA ADV'rs want to meet up with him as a group give me a holler. HF kinda sent him my way, eventually, who knows where those 2-wheels will take him...

Sorry to hear of the gear failure Dave, if you're visting ramz in CO, you're in Wolfman country (well sorta, Longmont is 175 miles from Salida...), maybe they can fix you up...
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:05 PM   #93
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Yup right now im shooting for the 27th to get up there.

Maintenance day in salida Colorado courtesy of ramz. New tires chain sprockets oil change and took time to wrap my exhaust can with heat wrap and a heat shield to stock my bag and my rubber fix from melting any further.



I can't get over how little there is out here between towns!





I'll never willingly cross the plains again on a bike that can't pull past 65mph in a headwind.

But it was worth it... sunrise salida



All fixed up and ready to ride



Looking like not so great weather the next two days...
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:49 AM   #94
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All that maintenance and you didn't straighten your tag.


Super glad things are going well.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:21 AM   #95
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skierd, How long you going to be in Seattle?
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #96
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So uh... its snowing. Outside of albuquerque sitting it out in a bar, supposed to be clear on the other side of the pass.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #97
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The Very Large Array.



Snow is sending me south instead of crossing here... 40 degrees in new Mexico is some kind of bullshit.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #98
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I can't believe it's 70 here in SW Pa and so cold in NM. Bummer man.

Great pics, loving them.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:04 PM   #99
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Laugh

So you finally got out that bar you were in?

Thanks for taking us along.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #100
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...40 degrees in NM, and I'm heading out here in two weeks. Maybe go a south route...
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #101
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But wait, there's more!



Twenty minutes later, in TorC



I think/hope im through the front finally.

Ps my plate is crooked because it broke off at the mounting tab and I only wanted to drill one new hole.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:35 PM   #102
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Did the makeshift heat shield work?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #103
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Yup, perfectly! Cool to the touch after riding an hour plus!
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:06 PM   #104
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:06 AM   #105
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Now you didn't look that cold when I saw you at the fast stop in T or C.
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