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Old 09-26-2012, 04:20 PM   #9661
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Ahh the curse of the fried stator strikes again. Happened to my old 1050 a few months after selling it. The German aftermarket replacements don't do a good job according to the new owner. He went with a Triumph part in the end.
Yep, went with Triumph part. Good to go. Ran like a charm the next 2000mi.
Of course getting to that part is where the story lies..
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #9662
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Fried stator interrupting a great ride....I know the feeling.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:14 AM   #9663
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Try black steel toe work boots, Levi's, and a leather Harley Davidson jacket aboard a K1200 R

Hmmm... I would have been taking a few steps back when he turned up lol
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:22 PM   #9664
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Vancouver Island 2012

Rolling..


In theory, I will wear every piece of clothing I packed, use everything.
Jog every morning and try to swim when and where I can.

In reality, I wore...mmmm...maybe 1/4 of what I brought, jogged twice and swam once.

Probably the smartest thing that I packed, again in theory, was my battery tender.
In reality, if your charging system is fried, the battery tender is useless. Kind of.



The goal?
Vancouver Island with a stop near Ashland to visit some old friends.

Come along for what proved to be a test in both patience and faith in humanity,
a look at some beautiful sunrises and beautiful cars,
making new friends and seeing some old.



The fun started before I even left..
Red arrow is my camera that dumass here put in the top of my tank back without zipping up
and when I lifted the top to get my phone out (which became the most used camera on the trip) it fell on to the floor.
I played the 'what was that sound' game before I played the 'where's my camera game'...




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Old 10-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #9665
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #9666
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Your last trip on the 1050
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #9667
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Your last trip on the 1050
no,
but felt like burning my leathers and kicking the bike over when I got home
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #9668
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Vancouver Island 2012

Made it to southern OR with no incident.

After some chat and light debate the next morning, my friends convinced to go through Bend, OR instead of slabbing the 5 on my way to Tacoma, where I had planned on stopping for an oil change the following day, before heading over to the Island.

Here we go...
I'd like to call this next set of pics, 'the calm before the storm'
I packed an apple in my tank bag and was ready to roll.

















A quick scenic stop at the Rogue River....



















A quick idiot shot...

















Bike & river shot.....




































And rolling on to Bend.........

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:40 AM   #9669
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Sorry to hear about your charging system.

For commiseration purposes. :
I have that exact tank bag. one time I flipped it open and my camera, cell phone, spot and gps all hit the ground. All miraculously survived, but had there been witnesses, they would have caught me doing my "I'm a huge dumbass dance". And, they would have wondered why I'm yelling 'you're a F#$ing idiot" at little boxes on the ground.


Looking fwd to the story.


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The fun started before I even left..
Red arrow is my camera that dumass here put in the top of my tank back without zipping up
and when I lifted the top to get my phone out (which became the most used camera on the trip) it fell on to the floor.
I played the 'what was that sound' game before I played the 'where's my camera game'...
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:44 AM   #9670
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Dropped my camera in the garage a month ago getting ready to leave for a class reunion. Damn thing landed right on the edge of the lens and the lens wasn't able to extend when I turned it on. Grabbed a hammer and a flat head screwdriver and beat on the lens to bend it back in shape. Works fine now. Damn electronics always fall on the hardest surface it seems.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #9671
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Dropped my camera in the garage a month ago getting ready to leave for a class reunion. Damn thing landed right on the edge of the lens and the lens wasn't able to extend when I turned it on. Grabbed a hammer and a flat head screwdriver and beat on the lens to bend it back in shape. Works fine now. Damn electronics always fall on the hardest surface it seems.
Ya, this cameras lens got stuck too.
The real problem for me with these pocket cameras is dust or dirt getting in/behind the lens as well as the lens cover sticking halfway open.....
I'm pretty rough on equipment as is evident by my camera graveyard.
I have a nice Nikon which I rarely use because I'm afraid of ruining it

Most of my pics from this trip weren't too great (ie focus issues) because of particles inside.
Almost all of my sunrise sunset photos have a dot.. some of the other pics I got creative and managed to bury the dot in the photo subject, but still affected the overall quality of the pics (2 different cameras).
The joy of spontaneous point and shoot has it's drawbacks..esp on a bike when they get shoved in to a tankbag.

It's been an expensive lesson.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:33 PM   #9672
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:06 PM   #9673
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Almost all of my sunrise sunset photos have a dot.
Is that dot quite big, orange or pinkish in colour? Do you find that the closer the sun is to setting, the lower in the photo the dot is? I think I can help you there! I bet your sunrise pics have the same dot in them too, don't they?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #9674
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Is that dot quite big, orange or pinkish in colour? Do you find that the closer the sun is to setting, the lower in the photo the dot is? I think I can help you there! I bet your sunrise pics have the same dot in them too, don't they?

Speaking of unimpressive dots in my pictures.......








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Old 10-06-2012, 04:49 AM   #9675
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