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Old 08-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #901
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The rear tire is balanced! It took 70g. With the tube empty I shifted the tire around on the rim to find the most balanced arrangement. I then moved the weights around using masking tape and had it perfect...until I reinflated. Then I had to start all over because it was AFU... again!

Tubes:
I carry a 17" and 21" for spares.
I bought an ultra heavy duty for the front. It weighs a ton and will be returned.

What's left:
Mounting the spare gas tank.
Mounting dry boxes.
Sorting out tools.
Test ride of new carb needle.
Gas mileage check with new needle.
Pack bike.
Pack car.
Not forget passport.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #902
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Just pulled this of another inmate's RR:

http://www.backpackers.ca/listings.p...ional%20Hostel

Youth hostel in Bonne Bay. Looks sweet!
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:52 AM   #903
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might want to avoid camping in Gros Morne....
campsite was $25.00 was ok with that...
then a $9.30 park use fee for both of us for a total of $43.60 and we could use the
park the next day with fee paid...
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:02 PM   #904
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But Gros Morne is spectacular!


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Old 08-13-2013, 12:20 PM   #905
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But Gros Morne is spectacular!

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especially when approached on the Hughes Brook Rd...snow still on back side of the Tableland...
The park ranger did say the fee would be good if we were to take the Western Brook Pond boat ride. So evidently you have to pay the fee to "use the park" when taking the boat tour.
Was not time for everything....

We also heard of a "disappearing river" in Rodderickton...but heard too late. Sounded very interesting.
1 or 2 rivers have worn away the limestone rock so the river disappears into the rock and at one point you can see salmon waiting to swim up the underground river and continue up the river as it reappears. Saw no advertising for it but were told by several people about the place. Never saw it mentioned on RidetheRock.com either...
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #906
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Just pulled this of another inmate's RR:

http://www.backpackers.ca/listings.p...ional%20Hostel

Youth hostel in Bonne Bay. Looks sweet!
Ya but...
Which one of us can be described as a "youth"?
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #907
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iI'm going to wear a cheerleader outfit and put my hair in pigtails. Maybe that will help?

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Ya but...
Which one of us can be described as a "youth"?
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:45 PM   #908
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especially when approached on the Hughes Brook Rd...snow still on back side of the Tableland...


We also heard of a "disappearing river" in Rodderickton...but heard too late. Sounded very interesting.
1 or 2 rivers have worn away the limestone rock so the river disappears into the rock and at one point you can see salmon waiting to swim up the underground river and continue up the river as it reappears. Saw no advertising for it but were told by several people about the place. Never saw it mentioned on RidetheRock.com either...
Littleliomonsters R/R (Corporate Downsized -Screw it....I'm Doing the Trans Lab.) shows pics of it on post 23.
Truth be known I was unaware of it myself. The chances of seeing salmon this late is slim though.
And the Lomond Sinkhole is close to the Hughes Brook road.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #909
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iI'm going to wear a cheerleader outfit and put my hair in pigtails. Maybe that will help?
It will if Anton gets it on video.


Here's another resource for hostels: http://www.hihostels.com/dba/country...m?himap=Y#book

The Bonavista hostel looks real reasonable and the scenery is fantastic.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #910
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I need to remember to take my Passport!
I need to remember to take my Passport!
I need to remember to take my Passport!
I need to remember to take my Passport!
I need to remember to take my Passport!
I need to remember to take my Passport!
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #911
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t-minus three days...

I've got about a 20:1 wrenching vs riding ratio going on my, still new to me, DR.

Today, with only two minor things left on my list, I took her for a 100 mile ride.

The findings:

The non-USA needle from Motolab worked great with the clip in the middle position. On the first turn out of neighborhood I juiced it just a little and felt the back end coming around. It makes enough power now at 1/4 throttle opening so I'm rarely going past half throttle. My speed today was about 40 to 60mph so admittedly good for gas mileage. It got 50.7. My take on the needle is that it gives more power at more comfortable rpms and with zero surging.

The Seat Concepts seat was a HUGE improvement. I suspect I can triple the miles ridden vs stock. I bought the cover and foam and took it to a car upholstery shop for stapling. He charged me $50 which was high especially when S. C. will do it for $20 plus one way shipping. I just didn't want to have my seat in transit when there's a trip coming up soon. While I haven't tried any other replacement seats, I can tell you this one is quite nice for the money.

I didn't crash (well, almost did) so I was unable to test my case guards or "bark busters".

The Kolpin 1.5 gas can on back didn't leak but it may not have been a fair test since it was empty.

My NSU screws stayed in place (or at least didn't grenade the engine), the primary nut stayed on and my third gear did not blow up.

The non vacuum fuel tap worked fine but, as I type this, I just remembered that I left it set to "on".

Tomorrow I'll strap on a couple of small dry boxes to the rack, sort out my tools and spares, pack up the kitchen sink and be ready to roll.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #912
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I've got coffee and a Leatherman. Good to go.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:30 AM   #913
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I need to remember to take my Passport!
I need to remember to take my Passport!
I need to remember to take my Passport!
I need to remember to take my Passport!
I need to remember to take my Passport!
I need to remember to take my Passport!
Which one are you bringing?
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:06 PM   #914
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You guys have a fantastic trip. The scenery is gorgeous!
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:17 PM   #915
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Loaded. Although the Dizzer looks like a a camel, I suspect I've got about 30 pounds of gear on. Right rear is stuffed with freeze-dries and tea and coffee. The entire sleeping system is stuffed into the blue dry bag on the back, which has been everywhere, Man. I bought that bag in around '86 of the last century, and it's still going after four continents and a whole lotta miles.

Much of the packing job is volume with little weight. I took a lot of fleece gear, as the nights are becoming chilly. We're gonna have a time, I tell you.

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