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Old 09-12-2013, 03:40 PM   #211
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Great story... I look forward to the next one! The last picture doesn't work for me, either.
sorry about that, flickr is playing hard ball. Should be fixed.. I hope.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:27 PM   #212
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I can relate 100% what you mean by settling into a routine in an environment that should, on paper anyway, always be inspiring. I'm fortunate to travel extensively for work and I take full advantage of the places I could never afford to go on my own means. However, I'm married so its a little different than your situation, but I've learned that sometimes being in a fabulous city or seeing amazing sights by yourself is like your example earlier where you referenced Forrest Gump. Without the person you love most in the world to share it with, even God's greatest creations are lessened.

Thanks for taking the time to share your trip.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:07 AM   #213
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Thanks for that. I just missed you in a couple of spots. Would have been great to buy you a beer.

Awesome Adventure!!!!
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #214
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Loved it

Totally unreal to be able to go that far in one country. Norway can be done in a week (iron butt style, but anyways...).

Enjoyed it!
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #215
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I'm sad the trip is over but I enjoyed it. Great RR!
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:38 PM   #216
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Yo man,
Mail order parts to you next motel while on the road. Motels will be glad to hold your tires , chains and other gear. They know you will show for your gear. Last time I mail ordered tires they showed up the next day, with standard shipping.
Well, you got a taste with this ride. I bet you next trip will be even better.
Live and learn. Nothing quite like experience. eh?

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Old 09-17-2013, 07:12 AM   #217
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Chain Maintenence

I get over 30K from chains. Rust is the big killer of chains. 90 wt. gear lube works good e-nuf to fight off rust. A Grung brush made to clean m/c chains with the handle cut short is e-z to pack along with a small squeeze bottle for the 90 wt. gear lube. Lube on the inside of the chain and it will fling the dirt out and off. The 90 wt. is e-z to clean off the chain unlike the no fling chain lubes in a can. Just don't over do it and oil your tire. Do it early and often. Like your save command on your computer.
Once you have rust on the chain it will eat the "O" rings up and there goes your factory lube. Game over. The red color coming off your chain and sticking to your swing arm..is not factory lube..it's rust.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:31 PM   #218
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I get over 30K from chains. Rust is the big killer of chains. 90 wt. gear lube works good e-nuf to fight off rust. A Grung brush made to clean m/c chains with the handle cut short is e-z to pack along with a small squeeze bottle for the 90 wt. gear lube. Lube on the inside of the chain and it will fling the dirt out and off. The 90 wt. is e-z to clean off the chain unlike the no fling chain lubes in a can. Just don't over do it and oil your tire. Do it early and often. Like your save command on your computer.
Once you have rust on the chain it will eat the "O" rings up and there goes your factory lube. Game over. The red color coming off your chain and sticking to your swing arm..is not factory lube..it's rust.
good advice, I was using the teflon lube from walmart, I bet the chain would have given me a few more miles if I kept up with it every day from the start. It was the original though and 25k is not bad.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:01 PM   #219
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Amazing

Absolutely one of my favorite RRs. Great pictures, good humor, lessons on the road. Thank you.

How long did this take end to end? Are you going to do another soon?
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:52 PM   #220
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I've really enjoyed reading this thread. The reason I signed up to this forum is because I plan on taking a cross country, four corners trip next year. Your story has got me pumped up and looking forward to it.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #221
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The Time to Lube the Chain

"I bet the chain would have given me a few more miles if I kept up with it every day from the start. It was the original though and 25k is not bad."

The best time to clean and lube the chain is after the days ride while the chain is still warm. This will get rid of the moisture if any so the chain will not rust. WD40 works to rid the water. W D = Water Displacement, but I only use it when in rain or dirt biking in the winter mud. It always reminds me of taking care of your horse before you take care of your self at the end of a ride. I love my bikes.

I hate to end any vacation because of mechanical problems. I remember camping out and eating stuff I would have never ate just to stay out in the wood longer.

I have had good luck with Tryflow lube for chains too. Shake before using to get the teflon mixed and on you chain.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #222
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Excellent RR! It's great to see a report from Soupadook!
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:04 PM   #223
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Absolutely one of my favorite RRs. Great pictures, good humor, lessons on the road. Thank you.

How long did this take end to end? Are you going to do another soon?
Thanks I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was on the road for 2 months. I don't have anything planned in the books for now I'm about to jet off to South America for awhile to poke around down there sans bike. I sold the superduke and picked up a husaberg that will be converted to a dualsport. I'm thinking the next ride is going to be entirely offroad. I really like being in the dirt!
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #224
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Just played catch up on your RR. Very nice. Thank you.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:23 PM   #225
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Better make some loud noises to scare it off. "WOOOOHOOOO!!!" I lay there in silence for a moment, realizing how stupid of a noise I just made. Hopefully this bear wasnt the party type.
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