Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    :freaky <--- Dr. Pepper only!
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  2. ClayX

    ClayX n00b

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    Wow this is great, hope everything works for you.
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  3. Spark Plug

    Spark Plug Low on compression

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    Nice!!

    :clap
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  4. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    Can't miss this one...

    In!
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  5. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Hey Doug. I see you are taking the Ferry across Lake Michigan outta Muskegon. Thats my neck of the woods. What route you taking across Meeechigun. Might be fun to ride out and check out the rust parade!
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  6. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    *yawn* what's so special about this RR...........










    jk, so IN! :D
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  7. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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  8. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Doug I'm sure you'll have a great time, as usual.

    Thanks for letting me follow along.
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  9. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    This is going to be a good one. I sure hope you get a chance to update us often on how things are going.

    Ride Doug Ride :clap
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  10. rdwalker

    rdwalker Long timer

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    Wow, Doug, this is so impressive! Thousands of miles on a historic bike with no backup crew!

    Thanks for posting the link to the Cannonball site, too - I was just last weekend riding in Newburgh and now I am spending the weekend riding around Wellsboro: coincidentally, I followed the first day's route. I'll try to make it to the starting point next week to wish you Good Luck in person.

    If l don't make it: hope you have a wonderful run!
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  11. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    1st day done, made it to Asheville, NC.
    Long day! I am sure once I get in the groove, the days will go better.
    This is the first long ride with a left side throttle (had the bike for years, but never travelled on it)
    my left hand & wrist is killin me!
    Tomorrow to a vintage bike thing in Durham, then to the coast.
    Bike is doin good, need to fix an oil leak on top of the trans shifter tower (worn bushing) and need to swap out the front sprocket for a bigger one when I get to NY (a guy is bringing me one)
    This is the first time I had a speedo on it. I had no idea how slow it is!
    It always FELT like I was going fast....
    its doing ok at about 50mph, but Id like to get 55 out of it without revving it too much.
    But I dont want it to go too fast, because the brakes SUCK!

    Doug
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  12. Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 2 Cheap 4 a KLR

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    Cool deal , how you leaving durham , 15 , 501 to 49 , US 1 ?

    Up to 158 to 186 to 58 or up and across on 58 ..... ?
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  13. ata

    ata expat in the jungle

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  14. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Sorry Hawk
    dont really know my route, from Durham I'll head towards Norfolk, & probably spend the night around there, & cross the Chesapeak the next morning

    Doug
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  15. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    :clap:clap:clap good luck Doug, Have this report book marked, as did the Dirtster report. ;-) :freaky
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  16. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Your RR's inspire the hell out of me. So fucking in!! :lurk
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  17. Noone

    Noone Long timer

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    Coaster brakes. I had a truck like that.:D
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  18. Greg MacD

    Greg MacD Been here awhile

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    Doug, your Awesome!,

    We'll be watching your ride from here in Mobile Alabama!
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  19. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

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    I assume the departure is 8am on friday 9/7, at motorcyclepedia? I'm 10 miles west of there so I'll be there to see the bikes and gear for sure!
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  20. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    If possible, take pics and post on here for Doug?? :D
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