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Old 08-03-2012, 11:09 PM   #406
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like fastlane1 said except our ride was in Alberta
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #407
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What are the specs on those springs you took out. I might be able to use them.
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New softer front springs. I had .58s and we decided to step down to .56s. (stock is .52)


New luggage. The can up front is my spare parts. Spare fuel pump, fuel injector, fuel filter, fork seals, spark plug, ect.

So I finally got my replacement tank in the mail. It only took 24 days to make it from Rally Raid to Tofte Minnesota. I leave Grand Marais tomorrow morning early. I have 5 days to get to Toronto. I drop the bike off on the 6th and fly on the 8th.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:55 AM   #408
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What are the specs on those springs you took out. I might be able to use them.
I took out .58s.. but they got sent back to Superplush. The only springs I have now that aren't in the bike are stock.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:00 AM   #409
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Thanks

Alright then. Never mind. Thanks though. I'll be following your trip you lucky bastard!!!

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I took out .58s.. but they got sent back to Superplush. The only springs I have now that aren't in the bike are stock.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:32 AM   #410
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Safe journey Noah.

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One thing I personally would have added to your dash is a fuel pressure gauge. Any time I had fuel issues in my injected vehicles a gauge would have showed me right away, instead of testing a dozen different things. For being in the middle of nowhere I think I'd make it a mandatory requirement for any kind of injected vehicle.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:09 AM   #411
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One thing I personally would have added to your dash is a fuel pressure gauge. Any time I had fuel issues in my injected vehicles a gauge would have showed me right away, instead of testing a dozen different things. For being in the middle of nowhere I think I'd make it a mandatory requirement for any kind of injected vehicle.
I never even thought of that. It might be something I have to add later.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:12 AM   #412
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Subscribed here and to your blog! I've traveled pretty extensively...just got back (well March 15 2012) from RTW trip with my wife and 3 kids. Rode the Mae Hong Son Loop in Thailand and also throughout SE Asia. I want to be on your trip so bad it hurts. I am so jealous. I look forward to following your most excellent adventures!
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:03 AM   #413
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You might want to change to a less fussy bike, too many trips to the shop.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:51 PM   #414
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You might want to change to a less fussy bike, too many trips to the shop.
You are kidding right? I stopped taking my 690 to the shop and I do all the work myself now. I am under the impression that people flog/neglect their 690 and don't know how to keep any bike running. I have had noting but good times from my 690 and I care for her like she is a child. I took precautions to replace/upgrade the parts that were a problem for others. The only other bike out there that would have worked for me was the Yamaha Tenere 660.. but we cant get that in North America.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #415
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Grand Marais MN to Toronto

I finally left Grand Marais Minnesota on Wednesday Morning (8-1-12). I had given up on trying to make it to the east coast before my I needed to be in Toronto on Monday 8-6 (Today). So I took my time going around the north side of Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The first day out I got rained on pretty hard and had to stop in Marathon ON. The next day it was cold.. about 50 degrees and wet. I spend the next evening and most of the next day exploring the Chippawa river. Apparently there are some good size trout in the river but I was only able to catch fish that were smaller then my sardines.
I took a few more days to make it to Toronto staying in Sault Ste Marrie and Parry Sound. Ontario wanted to charge me $37 for a camp site at the provincial parks which I thought was ridiculous. Apparently it is also a long weekend in Canada so everyone and their family is out trying to get into the wild. So I made it to Toronto Last night around 5 in the evening and today I dropped of my moto at the airport shipping place. Its less then 48 hours now and I will be on a flight to Dublin to start CONTINENT #2! (I have also concluded I will need to do the east coast when (if) I return to the US in a few years)




Brother Craig (who let me use his shop for the past month) and I on Wednesday Morning in Grand marais


This is also my brother blowing a corner at Proctor raceway a few weeks ago. He won the feature this weekend.. but go figure he had to Eff it up when I was watching.


Up by Thunder Bay ON


The East side of lake Superior




Really loving the new Orvis Frequent Flyer. You don't see it anywhere on the bike.. because it breaks down so small it fits in my bags. Its no longer then my tent poles! Now i only need to find an 8 or 9 weight to catch some big fish! (this will do fine up to about 3 lbs.)


And I finally found someone to sign Ontario on my bike. The guy's name was Magdy and he worked for Swissport Canada who was receiving my motorcycle at the Airport today. He said I couldn't take a picture of him because of regulations unfortunately.

I didn't take very many pictures.. I'm sure I'll be back in travel mode soon enough! I have to go now I will enjoy a few days in Toronto and get ready for that Guinness tour in Dublin!
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #416
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:38 PM   #417
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man, I have been waiting for the big one for awhile now, you might as well leave that pole in the states.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:23 PM   #418
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man, I have been waiting for the big one for awhile now, you might as well leave that pole in the states.
You are going to give me a size complex.

Whats the point of catching a HUGE fish if a nice 1 lb trout fills me up? (granted the pictures would be great for here)
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #419
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Noah,
Been in since I stumbled upon your report at the start. Great report and pics thus far and I'm looking forward to seeing what you encounter on C2 ("continent # 2") and beyond. As a former Minnesotan I liked your pics of that segment. Brought back some good memories. I'm looking forward to my trip back there next week.

You truly are living the dream of so many of us. Enjoy every minute!!! And post often. We all get anxious when it gets to long between posts.

Have a Guinness for me and if/when you get back stateside you always have a room/garage shop in Denver.
Cheers.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:40 PM   #420
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