JettnJimsHighAvdenturTour:2011 Spills, Thrills & Purtty Giirlls!^)-

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Jettn Jim, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. danh600

    danh600 Been here awhile

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    Your RRs are always very unique and enjoyable. I like the fact you put down in words what you are feeling. No filters.
  2. Erik500

    Erik500 Been here awhile

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    The way you show your perspective on life in general is both fun to read and food for thought. I like that combo.
    In whatever way you (dis)continue sharing here in this virtual world....peace.
  3. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Had to update the list this morning to include my little buddy Randy Parker 36 of Bloomsburg Pa.... his body too ahd become a prison.
    Sherri txt me this morning to tell me he had moved on last month.....:huh life in this body IS SHORT people... make the BEST of it... and choose a Path with HEART!

    Peace and Love,
    JJ



    And thanx guys for cheering me on... MUCH appreciated!!!
  4. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    I've got ot add another name to the list of Friends who've moved on as of lately.... this ones a biiiittttt harder for me to swallow than most all the others. Most had passed on due to Natural health reasons or sudden accidents (which I'm VERY familiar with) My friend and goood Man Frank Spencer, cousin and fellow racer of Jimmy Spencer Of NASCAR fame was shot in the head and drug into his house sometime between Saturday night and Monday.... Other friends found him yesterday. :(
    This one has me Reeeeaaally contemplating how I deliver the message of "Don't Judge, Assume or Take anything Personally... including simply turn the other cheek and forgiving."

    I've been in MANY fights in my life and fear nothing, but have chosen to take the tack of no fighting these last 3yrs..... This news of Franks murder has me skinned back to the core...

    Anyhow I'll put the whole list with music up here again.... Peace be with you my Brother Frank.... and Peace to everyone, along with some simple TRUTH!

    JJ





    Figured I'd add one last song to this Ride.... and dedicate this whole Report to friends who have moved on in the last couple years... still swirling around us, whispering to us if we'd listen close.
    Mom, Mr. and Mrs.T, Jason Smalls, Pappy Kile, Nathan Blylock, Kenny Rapp, Scott Eben, Todd and Michele Musselman, Judy Creasy, Rebel Reese, Doodles Stewart, Bob Mzaerkewicz, Leonard and WilmaTelesky, Victor and Ethel Johnson, Christine, Nancy lemons, Mike and Grammy Zowalski, Mrs. Michael Johnston, Paul White (my good buddy Jenny from earlier in the RR's Dad) JoAnne Kemmler, Randy Parker... Frank Spencer....... and all those loved ones who some of you have related to me in responses and PM's as losing recently whom I never met, but touched and enriched your lives.



    I'll add this....

  5. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend through such tragic circumstances:cry Prayers for his family. It is VERY difficult to not judge, when murders, rapes, robberies and the like are so rampant in the world today. I have a very difficult time trying to fathom why people do such things.
  6. Suitcase

    Suitcase 2 wheeled hobo

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    Hi J...hows the touring with NomadGal going ?? ... Did ya get her KLR buttoned up all right?

    Was amazed at what all was broken, bent missing, over tight, loose etc. on her bike when she pulled into Diamond Lake a month n a half ago. A testimony to how FN durable the KLR is..... beat it with a stick and it smiles back atcha.

    Took your advice from many months ago and made tracks to the Yukon Terr. and Alaska solo. The Yellow KLR held up just fine, only used up one set of tires in over 8000kms of riding. Like yourself, I found meeting new people and sharing stories with them and seeing our country is one super high time.

    Kepp up the good work my friend.

    Dave S aka Suitcase.
  7. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Yaaa been digging and finding some peace about it and life in General as of late.... some fungus and more importantly some time spent camped by Robinson creek near Hearts Pass, reeeaally helped re-awaken my sorry ass.


    AWESOME Dave.... if yer gonna do a RR make sure ya post up a link here so I or anyuone else can check it out buddy.
    Riding with NomadGal was a BLAST! Parepin and I should meet up with her again in a couple weeks down CO way...

    Peace to ya man,
    JJ
  8. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Anybody up this way???
    But I'm in the middle of a TransLab ride on my HighAdventureTour and just had some serious engine failure... could use a pickup or trailer and a place to tear into the Desiree's engine 705cc KLR.

    I'm between Badger and Grand Falls Windsor Newfoundland... pushing the bike toward Grand Falls.

    I'll check for PMs later tonight if I have signal.

    Thanx,
    Jettn Jim




    Getting a ride into Grand Falls in an hour or sooo... I'll tear into her there if I can find shelter.

  9. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    Super Bummer!

    I wish I was close enough to help!

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
  10. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Thanx buddy here's where It stands now...
    Hey thanx a million guys....

    as some of you know I'm on the tail end of my HighAdventureTour doing the TransLab... about 10mi back Desiree' pretty much seized up on me doin' about 75...
    I pushed her a Mile.2 then a GREAT GUY Harvey in NewfnLAND like Friendliness pulls up and says he'll be back with ramps...
    he comes back we load her up and off to Grand Falls-Windsor NewfnLand we go.
    He, his Beautiful wife and I talk and share Rum for 4hrs... now I'm camped out in the garage next to my beloved Desiree'. *Will open her up tomorrow and see if it's catastrophic/fatal....
    Interesting twist to this final chapter in my ADVtouring career... :D :lol3 :1drink I love how the universe works.... probably the best night of the ride soo far!

    Peace,
    JJ


    PS... having thoughts of leaving him and his boy Mike the bike... then hitchhiking across the TLab home??? :poser We shall see........
  11. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    JJ:
    Sounds like the right folks stumbled across you. That's how it should all fall.

    You and Dez have had many a good mile! Continued safe travels to you both.

    Cheers.
    /IDRIDR
  12. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Glad to hear you were taken care of!
    Hope Desiree is fixable.
    Keep in touch here on ADV, no cell reception up here in the mountains.
  13. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    You ok out there Jim? Havn't seen an update in a while. Hope you're well.
  14. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Great RR...just read it from front to back over a Sunday morning cup of tea!!!

    :)

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  15. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Last I heard he was in Canada waiting for his 705 engine to be get there, but it got hung up at customs. Sure hope he got it by now and is putting it in.
  16. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Hey Brother...
    Thanx man I appreciate you taking the time... got another goin' as we speak!^)-

    Hey Esther.... yes been stuck (if that's the appropriate wording Hahahahahah) here on the Rock "NewfnLaand" for two weeks as of today... UPS has totally Fu**ing dropped the ball on shipping my other engine. Sooooo I'm playing carpenter at Harvey's cabin out in the sticks.... lotsa Work, Moose, GREAT FRIENDS aaaaand RUM!!!
    All in alll............... an EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE!
    As usual the universe has dished me out another CRAZY dish.......

    I'll update the list of passed on Friends as soon as I have some free time.... a few more have passed on since I've been on the road in the NorEast.
    Peace to ya all,
    JJim
  17. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Jump to the end, subscribed. Another awesome report to read.:norton
  18. LumpyOne

    LumpyOne Been here awhile

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    JJ,

    Where have you been. Nice to see this report come back to the top. Did you ever get things figured out? Hope all is well.
  19. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Thank you, thank you... my brother!!! :freaky


    Hey hey.. wellll layng a tiny bit low since 2012 as far as Ride Reporting... believe I've only ridden 6,000mi on the bikes (yup plural, just added a stablemate and may sell Des') and probably 45,000mi in the wonder van Monique.

    Also lost my old AWESOME shop to a flood... but that brings up some new digs. :deal and a reminder to lessen my load A...LOT and start shedding tons of stuff aaaand attachments that no longer serve my joy during this most wonderful of rides, the only one like it in the universe! I will come out of this transformation lightweight and FREE'er :D

    I'll do a SUPER short summary here and then add it all to the last RR in a week or soooo...:norton

    Actually have been to some serious awakenings up and down the east coast, out to Colorado, Moab, PNW etc... Could write a whooole 'nother RR on the last year and a half! Have done a few sweat lodges studied and digested dozens more books, came to the realization of what "Just Be" (as it was/has been pointed out to me many times) really means, bought some remote forested property in Washington near the B.C. border central eastern.

    Making plans for the next HighAdventurTour... and after PMing Esther yesterday for approval... :chace :raabia I may just join up with NomadGal on her 3rd year living on the road ~ her awesome Ride Report is here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=986631 :deal ~

    I'd join her somewhere in Ontario/Quebec in Septemberish and ride on with her through Quebec, Labrador, back to Newfoundland and then down east!^) WooooHoooo :wings Very excited since Labrador had in the past eluded me... After four planned adventures there that ended juuust short I believe the timing is now right to ad- venture there and find the message that it has hidden for me. I believe I have found the key...

    Have just this week teamed up with Wolfman Luggage :clap :clap :clap and will be going LIGHT WEIGHT, BOMBPROOF and DRY with a hardcore assortment of new kit for the new KTM. VERY excited about this!!!!!
    Hats off and a big THANK YOU to Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage for joining up with the HighAdventurTour!
    Check out their gear here: http://wolfmanluggage.com/

    Then there's the another RR I added titled... HighAdventurTour 2012:From Insanity and Beyond,
    it's here:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=671365
    That I've been waiting to finish up. Time was just not right.
    Only I'd say... three post's left and I now feel I'm ready to cap it off and summarize what the escape from insanity is all about.

    I've come to some fricking cool universe shattering/remembering realizations over the last few months and am looking forward to sharing them with you all and taking off into the New World of My Dreams.

    It'll start out with the new RR this autumn titled... HighAdventurTour 2014: Welcome To Your Reality!!!

    Ride off into the Taiga with Esther and then back to the Pacific Northwest property where I'll keep reducing my load living mostly in a 28' toy hauler in/under some cover next to a shop in the mountains for a crazy fall/winter of hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking, Mtn biking, skiing, and RIPPING on the new2me 530 EXC I just picked up down in Dalton!!! :clap
    While there I'll be re-determining whether or not the property is right for me and the good of all or too much load and the wrong direction... time will tell. Either waaay it's a WIN WIN Wild Adventure!

    I am now co-creating the bike... (Kate :raabia) into my and her own, really... perfect bike, much like Desiree' is/was to me and plan to do some lightweight waaay baaaack in touring out west. :D

    Ok that about sums it up for the most part... at least 3% of it :lol3. Gotta hit the hay now, get up early and run off to Ocean City, MD to lay some carpet for a friend on the beach. This will be HighAdventurTour money going towards the Taiga. :bow

    Peace, Love and Motorcycle Grease to you all, (Thanx GaryAK)
    Jim





    (Kate's still in the Gym aka... dads shop getting transformed as we speak)
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    Desiree' getting lighter...
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    Here's a post I put up about the new bike Kate in the Spokane area riders link. ..

    "Ok after learning that I can't zip zap across country every year on a thumper without losing an engine to bearing failure and after lightening my ol' faithful steed Desiree' (a highly modded out KLR) up every year to make her more off-road worthy. (note: she did have a verrry large Gerber and a folding saw strapped to her) :shog
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    I finally decided to just quite the high mile cross continent riding and do more localized single track and lightweight adventure trips in the mountains. Some 2,500mi maybe two week long (yea if I can stay off the bike after only that long):evil trips from the Pacific North West, British Columbia into the Rockies of Colorado into Utah and back kind of stuff.
    To this end I decided to drink the cool-aid and picked up a 2011 KTM exc 530! :D
    It's the last year of this particular model, all the bugs worked out and the last year the 510cc engine was still carbureted, which for me is a PLUS in simplicity, mechanical and electrical reliability.

    It feels like a mountain bike with a 60hp engine! :wings
    This one had lot's of mods done by the PO some of them were cosmetic and are coming off everyday but allot were function, like DE smog, upgraded stator, lighting, water pump upgrade, clutch slave cylinder guard, GRP damper, a pair of 3.4 and 6.3 gallon tanks etc...

    I have installed a Dirt Tricks 50T rear sprocket, picked up three ktm countershaft sprockets a 13-14-15t for gearing changes, a Dirt Tricks cs washer, TM Design Works Sliders all over the swing arm, new ProTaper Contour high bars, 714 grips, wheel bearings front and rear, D-606's front and rear, and just received the new HighwayDirtBikes Ultimate Guards and Scotts damper mounting lowers with custom top clamp and billet dash yesterday from Paul for the soon to install Vapor. Have used two aftermarket seats and have a Fisher Seats from down near Boise being carved up right now.

    Also installed a Globetrottin/RTE 9lb rear rack from Jim out in Utah and plan to hang a pair of Wolfman Expedition Dry Saddlebags on it for those camping trips into the mountains. I feel I can keep this bike light yet still go off HighAdventurTouring.

    Will be fitting a Scotts damper from NomadGal when it arrives and a new Britannia fairing later this summer after Ian designs a new Lynx with the new Voodoo lighting set up! :clap

    This thing will hit the rev limiter in the first two gears while your shifting up through 4th all during a wild ass 60mph wheelie!!! :tb It IS addictive! I bought it close to three weeks ago with 3,900mi on it and it has close to 5,000mi on it now.
    Am slowly adding my upgrades and converting it to my perfect bike, just like I did with Desiree'.

    Will be posting several takeoff goodies for sale in the Flee market soon.

    Here are some pics mostly from last Sunday out in the PA State Forest single tracking..."

    The day I bought it...
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    Just removed the old hand guards and was riding her naked...
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    The track...
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    It goes straight toward the brightest sunlight between the tree's...
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  20. just jeff

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    Regards....justjeff