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Old 09-27-2012, 07:33 PM   #901
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I'm in Salida, Co. headed for Fla tomorrow afternoon. Could probably meet you in Santa Fe, Abq, or Amarillo. Pretty sure the bike will fit in the airstream, had a Drz400 in it. Maybe get a u.haul to one of those places. Goin thru Alabama, no charge.





Great offer!!


I was gonna suggest heading down to the LV truckstop, and finding a driver heading in your direction. Yer bike ain't too big, and he could drop you and your bike very close to home. (I've done it this way before, and got dropped off less than a block from home!!)
I'd do this way before buying something else!!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #902
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bummer, but I guess that's part of the "adventure" we all crave....;-)

for what it's worth... I have had pretty good luck with one way rentals of SUVs at National. One time I rented a fullsize and specified a trailer hitch for $300-400 for 4 days and got a u-haul dolly for $45/day to haul my broken down passat from iowa to sacramento. another time I got a SUV for $400/wk from indiana to sacramento to haul a disassembled bike in the back. you might have to shop around at different National offices in the same locale. it helps to avoid the main airport locations, cause they often charge a huge tax/day. I was able to find a National office that caters to general aviation customers at the same airport, that didn't charge the development tax. took a city bus from the main terminal to the general aviation area for $0.40.

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I made it to my friends in vegas.

For the past several nites, when i drained the sump oil from the bottom of the motor, there have been pieces of metal stuck to the magnet on the drain plug.

This is not good

So, i think this is a good spot to end the indian part of the trip.

Now, i have to figure out what option to take

Ship the bike and fly home, or

Buy a pickup and drive home, or

Ship the bike, and buy another bike to ride home

Im limited by funds as to how nice a bike or truck i can buy, so ship/fly makes the most sense

But its the least fun.......
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:31 PM   #903
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Wow, instant offer of rides. And here I was about to suggest you buy a bike and slap together a sidecar for The Indian. Make it eventful and find a 50cc monkey bike.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:05 AM   #904
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What a sad end to a great adventure but there is no point in riding until it self destructs, I'm glad that you caught it when you did. There is always the next CB in two years time.

It gives you the opportunity to root out the cause of the problems. Crankshaft worn and side loading the con-rods?

You may want to buy a 1913 Excelsior, they seem to be reliable

Safe home as they say here in Scotland.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:26 AM   #905
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Sorry about the bike, but you'll surely find a way to get it back home and you too. I was really thinking you were going to pull off the round trip. Nearest I can figure, you logged at least one and a half times the miles of any of the other Callonballers. That makes you the winner in my book. Hope to get some great stories and pictures out of all of this when you get time.

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:27 AM   #906
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It's been a heck of a ride, good luck getting it all back home!
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:01 AM   #907
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Aaaahhh poor little Indian.


Nice job though Doug! That was a hell of a thing to attempt!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:44 AM   #908
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Geez, you guys make it sound like it died.

The bike runs fine still. I ust dont want to do something really bad to it.

Maybe it would make it on home, but another factor is, im just worn out.

Try doing a trip like this at 45mph (on the flats)

It will wear your ass out!

My only days not riding for the last month were spent working on it

Another factor is time. I HAVE to get home for barbers, i have a bunch of stuff to sort out and load. I would rather not have to do all of that in a couple days

I REALLY want to ride a bike i can get a speeding ticket on!

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Old 09-28-2012, 06:48 AM   #909
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Bill, thanks for the ride offer, but i wont be able to get there that fast.

Turns out theres some sort of chromosexual jamboree going on here for the harley pirate minions.

Im gonna go today and see if i know any of the vendors from back east
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:06 AM   #910
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Good luck on your trip back home. I hope you find a cheap ride back and I think it is good you are not going to destroy such a great old bike riding it till it is dead.

I don't know how you rode all day at 45 MPH that would wear your ass out and the fun factor is not there.

I think this is the first time I have posted on one of your threads. I have been lurking for a while reading up on your adventures around the world and dicking around in your garage. I think it is great you are fixing up these old bike and actually riding them.

Keep on riding

Perry

P.S. I am not far from you maybe I can drop by and see the shop sometime.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #911
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Hey Doug, I hope you find an enjoyable way home! Thanks for the awesome ride!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:40 AM   #912
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Great report as always, Doug.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:10 AM   #913
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ship/fly makes the most sense
But its the least fun.......
maybe not if you fly the bike and ship yourself
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:02 AM   #914
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Bill, thanks for the ride offer, but i wont be able to get there that fast.

Turns out theres some sort of chromosexual jamboree going on here for the harley pirate minions.

Im gonna go today and see if i know any of the vendors from back east
Well allrighty then. See if you can get some silicon enhanced , toned , tanned, female subjects to appear in front of your lens. I see they're having a Bikini Bike Wash. Might be just what the Scout needs.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #915
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Ok, sounds like a good plan. But if anything changes let me know, I could hang out a day or so and wait for you to catch up, probably be at the Amarillo Flyin J tonight.
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