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Old 04-21-2013, 08:22 PM   #481
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Loaded up and ready to head south





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Old 04-22-2013, 08:10 AM   #482
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Good luck Luke and Team. Looking forward to the finishing pix!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:13 AM   #483
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Good luck!

Wow, pretty amazing journey of development so far, can't wait to hear about the big event!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:15 AM   #484
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On their way!

Luke and his helpers have been grinding it out the last couple of weeks, here are a few recent pics that help tell the story.

Mr Fisherman came out and lent a helping hand;


Loud Al is a big part of the operation;


Loud Al in a quieter moment;


Another shot of Luke and Mr Fisherman, late at night Luke's eyes do begin to glow a faint red;


Almost ready, just a few more bits to be fabricated and a little more carb tuning;


The carb tuning tapped into Luke's vast well of patience, but he persevered and got it right. Here he pulls the carbs for the umpteenth time, no small task;


Yesterday, loading up;


Nice box;


About 4:30, I'm leaving for a grandson's basketball game, said my good byes thinking they would be done and gone when I got back;


I got home about 7:00, and Luke was still working. Turns out he had several more items to build or fix and so I asked what could I do? He quickly sketched out a GPS mount and said "go to it!" At 10:30 I finished the mount, he finished the fuel can tranfer caps he was machining from aluminum, and was in the final stages of loading when I went in to bed. Heard him pull out about an hour later, I'm sure he was dog tired!

Luke has done a masterful job of taking one of the most unlikely bikes on the planet and making a pretty competent off road beast out of it, I was skeptical at first but have now been won over. Sure hope he and all the OSR crew have a safe and successful trip.

Stay tuned for updates.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:26 AM   #485
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #486
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Wow, really coming along. Looks great.
Is that little spot light on the bars the only headlight you have on it?

I see tail, turn and horn and I seem to remember you getting it plated but no headlight?

In Cali we have to have a headlight on at all times even on older bikes. If it has a plate it has to have the light on.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:18 AM   #487
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Looking good! Wish I could be there to see it in person but I will be routing you on from the opposite corner of the continent!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #488
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #489
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Luke, good luck! I'm sure you will make all of us proud.

Ride fast and have fun. Go Luke Go
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:50 PM   #490
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As you might have guessed, I've been pretty busy the past few weeks, hence no updates. So, a quick summary:

I'm now in San Diego, staying at a friend Ted's place with Cory and Paul. Allan, Laura, and Dave will fly in tomorrow. Paul and Laura are driving a Subaru in the race so we are all a team of seven. We got here yesterday and have been doing last minute prep. Mounting up navigation stuff for the race, getting the fuel tanks mounted properly, putting on fresh tires. Things like that.

Yesterday was a bit odd, as it was cool and overcast, but today was a true SoCal day. I applied sunscreen to my outside and In-n-Out to my insides. First time for each in a year. Did some welding on my bike and the Subaru, good times.


A few pictures:
I-5 south, this is the first part of CA you see from the north; very nice.


Getting some work done in Ted's shop:


Sunshine. Woot.



Paul had some work to do on the Subaru too.




I've got a little more work to do on the bike, but it's basically ready. Just have to make up a pigtail to power one of the GPSs, and run it up and down the road to see what kind of fuel consumption I'll get.


I'm pretty excited for all this, thanks for all the good wishes!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:15 PM   #491
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It is awesome to follow along. I am excited for you and looking forward to updates when they are available.

Remember, this is supposed to be fun
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:27 PM   #492
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Good luck Luke. Bike looks great.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:25 AM   #493
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Good luck Luke! You worked so hard on that bike and did such an amazing job, you are already a winner in my book!
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:31 AM   #494
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Good luck Luke! You worked so hard on that bike and did such an amazing job, you are already a winner in my book!
Amen to that. Have fun guys!
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:31 AM   #495
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Enjoy the Ride Luke

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