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Old 09-15-2009, 11:44 PM   #1591
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:54 PM   #1592
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I salute you Sir, for a fantastic thread, adventure and for the gigantic brass balls you have, for attempting and dare say i ahead of it happening, successful journey that I would love to do.

Please keep posting! Having ridden a CT 110 here in Aus I am gobsmacked at what you have accomplished so far. Loving this, ride safe and the white cliffs of dover are surely not far away!
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:09 AM   #1593
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:11 AM   #1594
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Wink She'll get you there... slowly.

Low on oil, rattles and vibrates a bit when the revs climb beyond a certain point? I be thinkin' mains and possibly big end bearing.

Not to worry, keep the revs below the point where the ol' girl vibrates and she will take you home, no sweat. Thrash her into the "Vibe Zone" and you'll kill her poor soul pretty quick

Stick with it Nathan and Dot, we all want to see you both cross the finish line together and intact.

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Old 09-16-2009, 01:04 AM   #1595
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You may find if it's a later C90 engine it is smaller than the 110 engine...the engine in the postie bike i had was more like the ATC110 engine without the pull start.
Easiest way to tell is by the 4 cylinder head nuts, 12mm headed on the 110cc engines and usually 10mm headed on the C90's
The distance between the rear mounting bolts is different and you need an adaptor.....

Be a shame for your dad to travel out and find it does not fit

Hope you don't need the engine swap and best of luck Nathan

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Old 09-16-2009, 04:48 AM   #1596
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Your video is terrific, it looks like you are in fine spirit.
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:04 AM   #1597
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Good on ya Nate - Keep going

Remember we have pints waiting for ya in NYC for ur USA trip...
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:44 AM   #1598
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hey nathan!
amazing, amazing.... i´m reading this report now untill some month.


keep on riding, and take care at the last km!

best whishes from austria!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:22 AM   #1599
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Good on ya mate

Almost there Nate. Keep your rpms down and baby her home and you should be in good shape mate.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:09 AM   #1600
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Not sure how I'm going to carry on with my life after you get home and stop posting. Your posts are a daily ritual for me, first place I go, before email, doing my teeth taking a s...........well you know.

Take care on the 'easy' part of the journey home-specially since they moved Germany-I sent an email to the Euro parliament asking them to move it back!

If you make it to the states and down the left (and coolest coast) you and Dot have a place to stay in the Seattle area with a fellow Brit-from Bradley-near Skipton/Keighley Yorks.

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Old 09-16-2009, 10:19 AM   #1601
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Originally Posted by nathanthepostman

So I've delayed my departure a bit in order to say hit to my mum and tell her what clothes to bring down to London on the 26th. Already they're stressing about getting the bike from London to the north where I'm from and where we're going to stay. But who cares, we'll be home and that's all that matters.
I'd have offered to pick up dot in the works transit van and carry her back to Scarborough but (and this sounds like a lame excuse I know) I'm working that weekend Wouldn't have cost you a penny either, utter utter arse, who in there right minds want machines fixing at the weekend.

It could still work if you can get Dot to lemington spa at some time on the Sunday. I'm working in a food factory there, unfortunately i don't know what time I'll be finished so you'll either have to leave dot with me and continue home with your parents or wait around for me to finish the job. Either way dot will get home on Sunday. If I get finished early enough I'll drive down to meet you if needed.

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Old 09-16-2009, 10:34 AM   #1602
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If Dot made it this far, she will bring you home with no problem. I think you will ride it all the way home after short stop in London
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:55 AM   #1603
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A request to Dot.

Dude, where have all the handstand shots gone????

Post a few more handstand pics before Blighty. Please!
What he said.

But let's try asking Dot nicely - one or two unplanned stoppies might encourage old fuzzface into the handstand position. See what you can do, please Dot? A few European handstands will be important for the book...

...talking of which, "Delivering the Postman" could be a Title contender?

I'll try to get down to Dover.

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Old 09-16-2009, 01:31 PM   #1604
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Nat: Thanks for the most excellent adventure. It has been comical, stressful, inspiring, enlightening and suspenseful. Thanks for sharing your personal revelation of your Dorothy. My Dorothy calls loudly, but so do my family obligations, so it’s cool to live an adventure through you. Don’t be too hard on us guys who dream but don’t execute, obligations come in many forms, not all of which are easy to shed.
I know you reckoned that completing your journey without Dot would still satisfy your Dorothy, but I can only hope that you do it on Dot. Put your other motor in, whatever it takes. Perhaps a visit from your Dad would be refreshing at this point. I know she’s not “alive” but that bike took you this far, finish on her!!

Dot: Ride on baby! You’ve been a trusty stead. We all know and appreciate that quality. Take Nat home. You can do it.

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Old 09-16-2009, 02:20 PM   #1605
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You will make it

Nate and Dot:

You will make it! I know you will! Just as you are. My best to you and Dot for fair skies and fair roads the rest of the way. Hooray!


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