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Old 09-15-2012, 07:18 AM   #556
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shop

Shop here in West won't close, it's mine, so if you need something, holler. It's mostly a fab shop, but two mills, a 14" lathe, die grinder with lot's of air, and other stuff. biggest problem would be specialized tools or tooling. Lights can stay on all night for any of these guys. I'll even buy the beer If somebody knows Doug and wants to PM me I will shoot you a cell phone number. Shop can get handy on a late night up here, will be below freezing almost every night now, 17 a couple of moenings ago.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #557
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At 430, as i was slding the front cylinder on, i found out that they didnt leave enough room for the cyl to clear the exhaust cam tower

Fucking idiots

So i got an hour of sleep. Guess i will find a grinder and waller it out tonite.

I hope these cyls work good, once i finally get the damn things on

Was wondering how those new cylinders would be like. Good to know what kind of work it takes to make them fit but sorry to hear you have to perform such feats wile on the road like that Doug. But knowing you Doug I'm sure your still having some sort of fun on this trip!
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:23 AM   #558
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So it's just like the Dakar.

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I think one needs to distinguish between a rider's personal support crew/vehicle, and the sweep/chase/ rescue crew who are part of the cannonball official crew.

A riders support crew cannot give assistance between checkpoints. They probably don't follow the same route as the riders and the cannonball chase crew, as many are driving motor homes or trucks with trailers.

The sweep/chase/rescue vehicles I "think" can give fluids, gas and oil, to riders but not parts.

A rider is on his own between checkpoints as far as tools and parts are concerned. The rules may allow for one rider to give assistance to another, but no outside help.

If a rider cannot restart and ride a broke down vehicle, the sweep/chase/rescue driver brings them to the next checkpoint.

At the checkpoint or end of stage, the riders use all the help they can get.

I wouldn't swear to any of this.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:05 AM   #559
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Doug's on the move. Does anyone know if he's under his own power or still on the trailer? Last I heard from Doug he still had issues with the rear jug.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:21 AM   #560
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It looks a lot of highways to me, long distances between the dots as well. I know I would have good use of some zzzs after an allnighter out in the cold.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:32 AM   #561
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So it's just like the Dakar.
Well, not quite the same. I could see doing the Cannonball but no way would I consider the Dakar.

Anybody figure out what is up with Doug?
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #562
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Anybody figure out what is up with Doug?
I thought he posted that he hoped to find a grinder and finish getting it assembled tonight.


...just thinking here...every mile on the truck is a mile farther from Alabama and he was planning to ride that ol '28 home from San Fran unsupported.....
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #563
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...just thinking here...every mile on the truck is a mile farther from Alabama and he was planning to ride that ol '28 home from San Fran unsupported.....

He can handle that, it's this racin' thing that's fawkin' him up.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #564
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It looks a lot of highways to me, long distances between the dots as well. I know I would have good use of some zzzs after an allnighter out in the cold.

Kinda looks like he's on I-90 and I doubt that's the route. Well maybe he can catch some ZZZZ if he's in a truck after working all night.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:31 PM   #565
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The cannonballers need to give Doug credit for the 1200 miles he rode to the starting line. He is in the led in my book!
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #566
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Doug is at the Harley dealer in Gillette and has been there for about an hour. Probably sorting out he ill fitting part.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #567
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Doug is at the Harley dealer in Gillette and has been there for about an hour. Probably sorting out he ill fitting part.
I sure hope they have "Indian" tools. I was there last month and they wouldn't change the tire on my DR650. Apparently they didn't have any metric air available. It didn't even help that I was wearing your Magadan T-shirt (I met you at the cycle show in Minneapolis this spring).

Good luck with the rest of the trip!

BTW, If you wanna leave these guys a little something, the way you did in Anamosa IA, I won't mind a bit.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #568
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Doug is at the Harley dealer in Gillette and has been there for about an hour. Probably sorting out he ill fitting part.
Maybe he shouldn't have peed on the wall of the Harley Davidson Museum?
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #569
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Doug sorry to hear about the issues

Murphys Laws coming into play.

U should have taken a Honda, U meet the nicest...

j/k

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Old 09-15-2012, 01:53 PM   #570
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Everything must be OK. Doug left the HD dealer who is putting on the lunch and went to Mc Donalds, then to a truck stop probably for oil or fuel.
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