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Old 01-20-2013, 03:58 AM   #16
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Just a couple of photos of the adventurers at departure

Dave



Henry


Chris and I are much less adventuresome and headed to brevard for a beer and to test a new pair of socks







Have a blast fellas!
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:28 AM   #17
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fuel line

I had this problem on a BMW. Replace all the fuel lines. I had one that had deteriorated on the INSIDE. It looked OK, but was not.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:23 AM   #18
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Glad you made it to rocket town.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:37 AM   #19
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according to fb he thinks his engine is shoot...

that sucks!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:40 AM   #20
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #21
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Wtf!!!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:51 AM   #22
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so, in addition to all the strange fuel issues, when i pulled in last night , it let out a lot of smoke from under the coweling. shut it down and went inside.
came back out to start it and put it somewhere safe, rattled (cam chain noise) much louder than its ever done before, no oil light, and appeared to be running as well as it has been the last few days.
so, i fear something is really wrong! plan to tear it down today and look for obvious stuff, but she may be going in a uhaul for "the ride of shame" in the morning.

Luckily, huntsville has some cool family, and a pretty cool brewery!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:15 AM   #23
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DAMNIT MAN! That just SUX!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:40 AM   #24
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Off to an adventurous start, hope all works out
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:33 AM   #25
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well, its torn apart (again) plugs are both dry and kinda brown, so its running lean. Carb diaphragms are good, no obvious pinched vents, fuel lines are all fine, nothing obvious at all!

nothing looks strange inside the head i changed valve shims on. carbs were seated properly.
not remotely obvious what the smoke show yesterday was from. cant find anything that looks wet at all no oil residue on the front of the bike anywhere.

and thats before i try to figure out why it is rattling so badly!

All in all, im pretty stumped, and a little pissed off. A really good guy offered to drive down here tomorow and get me, so its going home so i can try to figure out what the hell went wrong!
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #26
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Man up.

Take the Husky. Henry's locked and loaded for Ca. anyway.

Or something.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:29 PM   #27
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^^^ reroute over to the TAT
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:29 PM   #28
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Nothing has put me off KTMs quite as much as reading about them on ADVrider. How incredibly aggravating. I was looking forward to this planned/unplanned fresh view of The Road.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:20 AM   #29
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Bummer...I hope you get things sorted out. I was really looking foward to this..

Good luck!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:13 AM   #30
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Sorry to hear this, best of luck with the bike

Is Henry going to carry on as planned?
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