Questor- Survivor of the wasteland after the Last Great War...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Questor, May 16, 2014.

  1. KYMike

    KYMike Been here awhile

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    Little Wan beat me to it. I was going to say this reads like a RR that Mad Max would write.

    I'm guessing if your list went on, it would be:
    - Water
    - Fuel
    - Food
    - Hot Spring
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  2. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Great pics and report.
    I'm sure when INEL, INEEL or INL or whatever its called this year overheats, that this is what it will look like!
    Don't tell Tony that the prevailing wind will light up IF for a few thousand years!
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  3. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    :clap
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  4. IDRider

    IDRider Been here awhile

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    Awesome narrative of my stomping grounds.

    Well done!
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  5. bluestar

    bluestar the rain maker

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    I was hooked before I finished the first post. :clap :clap
    Keep it going.
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  6. jetdocX

    jetdocX Orange Curious

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    I love it!:D
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  7. RACINGTHESUN

    RACINGTHESUN Been here awhile

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    Pretty cool pictures and story line. Best of luck in your search for fuel, considering untreated gasoline starts going bad after only 30 days. Below ground lasts longer but still breaks down. It would take a lot of stabil to keep it fresh enough to last. I keep looking for the diesel motorcycles we used in the military. They are very few and very far between. They got 100mpg, and if I remember correctly were KLRs. Never got to ride one personally, but you searching for fuel made me think of them. Diesel fuel will last forever, so will two stroke fuel. Just sayin....:clap
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  8. DRRambler

    DRRambler AKA Albertastrom

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    Cool!!
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  9. Bike Nomad

    Bike Nomad Been here awhile

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    Diesel fuel does not last forever http://withyou.cenex.com/blog/how-long-can-i-store-diesel-fuel/ :deal

    Neither does two stroke fuel (fairly pure gasoline with 2 stroke oil pre-mixed in)--2 years opened 5 years unopened shelf. life http://www.forestapps.com/articles/two_cycle_fuel.html

    Sta-Bil also has a shelf life. 2 years for an open bottle, recapped and stored in the dark. Longer for an unopened bottle, but still not indefinite. I think the best before date on some marine grade Sta-Bil I bought was about 3 years.

    As we don't know what year in the future Questor's apocalyspe took place (clearly it has not happened yet) and he is frequently, albeit with some effort, still acquiring sufficient fuel to keep his XRR running--one could assume that prior to the big disaster mankind discovered a wonder preservative to keep gasoline fresh for an indefinite period, that was added to all the global gasoline supplies prior to the disaster. Or maybe a way was found to convert gasoline engines to an entirely new fuel that does not spoil in storage? He specifically mentions fuel--not gas, gasoline, petrol, benzin or essence.

    The bikes you mentioned were based on a KLR chassis. There are also several more models of diesel bikes out there.

    I'm really enjoying the RR so far, points for originality!
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  10. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Love the theme. :clap
    Irony is that just minutes before reading this I was watching a mutant bug movie from the 50s and thought "I wonder how many of those facilities were still around and if they had appropriate warning signs etc" :lol3

    Rock on Q :thumb
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  11. TheDecepticon

    TheDecepticon Been here awhile

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  12. toy4fun

    toy4fun GET out of the way

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    AND NOT ONE STINKIN ZOMBIE!!!:clap
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  13. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Nice XRR Questor and great content! :clap
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  14. sonoran

    sonoran copacetic

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  15. eric_the_bald

    eric_the_bald Gnome

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    Excellent RR!
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  16. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Thanks for the praise everyone.
    There will be more...

    I just need time to ride the XRR more.
    Perhaps the Mojave desert will be a good location.

    Stay tuned.
    Q~
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  17. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Great theme and story! Loving the pictures!
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  18. gtdsrider

    gtdsrider Adventurer

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    Great RR Questor. I am glad that you have not run into any Zombies so far. Good luck finding food, fuel water.
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  19. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker

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    And folks wonder about my tagline. Great foray Questor! Heading for Nevada. Heard there's good zombie hunting there.
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  20. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    ..please continue, can't wait to see how this turns out. :huh
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