Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

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

  1. Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 2 Cheap 4 a KLR

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    Well that explains dougs quick draw hammer holder on the tool bag
  2. sidecar79

    sidecar79 Been here awhile

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    Good luck Doug, I'm heading up in the AM to see the start.
  3. Bobby-S

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    Naw, he's probably slept on the floor of someone else's room....Or else their "extra" bed... He probably did NOT go next door....
  4. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    some people know me WAY to well..... :norton


  5. Bobby-S

    Bobby-S Adventurer

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    Thats why I had to reply... Mike SHOULD have known that
  6. RobbieAG

    RobbieAG Been here awhile

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    Wow, this should be good...(subscribed)

    Good luck Doug!:ricky
  7. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

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    Super bike! Looks like fun. I'm from Goshen, I know Newburgh very well. Enjoy
  8. charlie101

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  9. Poolside

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    <BR>Hey there Doug! It looks like you're off to the usual roaring start. :D That can only mean it will go well for you.


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  10. hdstm

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    Thanks for the Link ! Photos were great.
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    Awesome looking forward to following the trip. :wings
  12. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    stick to the speed limits :clap


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  14. sgio

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    Glad you got everything sorted and made it to NY in time to leave NY! I hope to see all you all in Wellsboro tomorrow!
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    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  18. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    So......

    I got the bike packed

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    I left Steves in WV, right before a storm was due to come in. I was lucky & didnt hit any rain, just some wet roads. I wandered NE thru WV, VA, WV, MD, & into PA. I stopped in Gettysburg, on the way, but was a bit cautious, as in the past, southerners were not always greeted warmly. G-burg is famous for the battles fought here during the war of northern aggression.

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    from there, I made it to York & spent the night.
    Funny story, I stopped outside g-burg at a bike shop to check the oiling & see about getting an extra quart of oil. The oiling on this is a metered drip feed, with an extra handpump on top of the tank if needed. Theres a petcock under the tank to open the oil flow to the motor from the hand pump. you open it up to give an extra squirt of oil when needed.
    The sump in the bottom of the motor was a little low
    So, I opened the petcock, & gave a few pumps of oil, started it up, and took off.
    It was smoking a good bit, so I gave it a little too much oil, no biggie. It'll burn off.
    I got about 10 miles farther, and stopped at a traffic light. bike is running a little much, and then I noticed the smoke. James Bond didnt have shit on my smokescreen. I couldnt see the car behind me! :lol3
    I kept it running, & stopped just past there at a motel. It was full tho, so I was gonna take off, but figured I should drain the excess oil out first. I opened the drain, & oil shot out like greased shit thru a goose!
    I had to back up, to keep the puddle from reaching my boot
    and then backed up again. and again
    Shit! I forgot to turn off the petcock, so the oil tank emptied into the bottom of the motor

    sometimes I am such a dumbass!

    oh, and the puddle I left in the motel was about 10 feet long
    hehehe


    the next day was spent dodging rainstorms, missed most all of them. I only had one problem, some carbon got in the exhaust valve, causing the bike to lose compression & die. So I pulled the head, cleaned the face, & got back on the road

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    I stopped at this old Gulf station in Stroudsburg, its nice to see these old places still running. The guy even gave me a dicount on gas because he liked the old bike

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    Shawn from NJ came over to meet me, & we road to Newburgh together, thru PA, NJ & NY, getting to Newburgh about dark
    had to stop for a picture in Beemerville tho.....

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  19. rgiroux

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    There's a lot of irony in this pic! :lol3
  20. auldublinr

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    Doug best of luck on your CB run.Your RR's always leave me in awe and put a big smile on my face.Wife does think I'm nuts laughing at the computer!!