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Old 06-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #16
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Lunatic....Thanks for the offer...I'll be sure to mention it to the others in the morning

Cannonshot...Thank you for the baseline to get the whole thing going...
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #17
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I will be tracking you guys, so keep me updated with pics and videos if possible. I see JAX is already in Texas.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:23 AM   #18
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GOOOOOOOD MORNING VIETNAAAAAAAAM!

How'd everyone sleep?

See you all at Wawa.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:11 AM   #19
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GOOOOOOOD MORNING VIETNAAAAAAAAM!

How'd everyone sleep?

See you all at Wawa.
A bit excited are we ?
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:32 AM   #20
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Just a bit...see you in a little while.

Cannonshot...Thanks for all the great work you did!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:24 AM   #21
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Go guys, GO!
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #22
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Have fun and ride safe! I hope I get my chance at something like this one of these days.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:27 PM   #23
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So at happens when you overfill the gas tank on a KTM?



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Old 06-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #24
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Hope all goes well, and that no one melted in the heat of the day. Looking forward to the first report
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #25
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Good luck fellas ! Have a great trip.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:13 PM   #26
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Day 1: "A" is for Adventure

Miles about 600
Destination: MD to Nashville, TN

So kickoff was much like the day before Xmas. Everyone was up before much before day break. In fact, rondezvous time was met with eager faces.


We even had a surprise greeter-Xuare! He rode with us for a bit before he had to attend to his day:





Before we departed, J4S handed everyone a tiny set of vice grips. I guess some cultures believe in karma, and it's best to appease to gods. Lest I hurt myself with my pair, I will use them for self-defense against a bear attack--I figure we the bear comes to eat me in the middle of the night, I will clamp them on his little nose.


Anyhow, when the bike is too old for road trips, I think it could be converted to a belly mower:


But there was some very nice scenery:


Lunch--everyone still in good spirits:



There appears to be an inverse relationship to temperture rising and gas pricing dropping! (Gas was $2.89 at this point..)


J4S has this nifty little contraption on his sled. I don't know if water goes in or out, but, it's still cool!


As the temp reached 107F, we decided to cool off in the AC at McDonalds. While it was really.hot., it was good to acclimate to the temps before we have high temps and altitude to deal with.

Met this rider at the MccDonalds:


On the way out, the two little bikes (Dave and I) fill the gas tanks. Meanwhile, a chick approaches Dave balling her pretty little eyes out how she needs $20. Clearly a married man, Dave had a witty response with there is no money in his wallet! Hindsight, I think she rolled some chicken bones on him or something, as the next 70 miles would take us nearly 5 hours!

In the horse world, we have a phrase which says a horse has "good wind". It seems trival, but "no wind", no horse. Well, it would appear that the Katoom would have none of the disgustingly hot weather and decided to get an infected Charcoal canister. The bike sputtered, puked, bucked, and just plain stopped.

Ever seen a gas tank on non-moving bike bubble like an aquarium?


Troubleshooting advice the first time:






Our best guess, it was hot when the Katoom parked it, it sat in the sun, the funny configuration of the gas tank absorbs the motor heat...and well basically vapor locks it.

Even J4S wanted to join in the fun and decided to fix a wobble on his iPhone. He asked the Katoom rider for a zip tie, and this is what he got...did it escape from a traffic cone?


However, this sympathetic Katoom rider stopped to lend a hand:


But, red sky at night sailor delight, and red sky we had..


Signing off: Eat, sleep, ride, Great Divide..
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #27
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yep you get those panel tanks hot enough they will boil the gas. ask me how i know. lol

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Old 06-30-2012, 05:27 AM   #28
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Here they are, heading off into the wild blue yonder..


For all the forest fire worry I gave you guys, it was I that would need it first! Note the signage on right... ( SteelB12's picture)


After I started heading home I had a similar issue when over 3000 to 3500 rpm. I finally stopped under an awning, opened the gas cap and looked about. My sputtering / stalling only occurred under load so I thought the main jet was partially clogged. After I fiddled I decided to limp home rather than get in the Carb, but everything now was fine. I'm guessing it needed to cool, and I've boiled my tank before, but this was the hottest its been in my limited riding experience.

Riding under tree cover roads seemed to help a bit. Ethanol free gas may also help, as it removes a volitile component, but that is a guess.

Or, it could just be karma for that wheelie EOD3MC pulled in F-burg

Beware the heat, and beware the storms it generates at night. Bring water, etc etc. Dr. Masters blog has a good chart of the temp problem areas, many of which are on your route:
http://classic.wunderground.com/blog...?entrynum=2140

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:35 AM   #29
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Cool vid, thanks for putting together. As I type, waiting for Kevin and Scott to show up at the MLK memorial in Columbia MO. Should have a picture or two to share when I head east to St. louis and they head west to Colorado Springs.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #30
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Traffic alert

55 miles east of Memphis has a huge backup

Take us79 in forest city for 25 miles.
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