the time has come

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by One Fat Roach, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    The yellow Wolfman are clothes, chef coats, shoes and other things I need for the move to NM but not for the KLR rally and such. So glad I didn't have it with me climbing the 10,000 ft passes hahaha
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  2. One Fat Roach

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  3. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    Yeah i have 1, great bag but sits high. Any way that you can send contents on to your destination in a box, maybe you use it along the way for occassional work...
    I suppose the saddle bags (boxes) keep most weight down low.

    So are you scanning the KLR websites for guidance on the engine prob?
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  4. One Fat Roach

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    I was able to unload and leave the 35lb Wolfman bag at another riders house in northern new Mexico for the rest of the ride. Put the front tire on down there and also had rear tire waiting for me there as well. Mt21 front and d606 rear were a great combo for the off reading in NM and CO.

    I've searched and searched and asked about the noise the engine makes but no luck. I have to tear into the bike to know for sure. Im too chicken shit and I dont have any gaskets or cash to take it somewhere. Gotta find some work. Which sucks cause I need the bike to get to and from work when I find one lol
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  6. Gregulator

    Gregulator Loves the dirt

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    Guess the bike's running ok? Did you ride it til it broke (the easy way to figure out what a weird noise is), or manage to diagnose it?
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  7. One Fat Roach

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    Still don't know exactly what happened, but the bottom.end bearings pooped out on me. Luckily, I was able to ride all the way to new Mexico still do the COBDR with 30 other KLRistas before the bottom end started with a nasty knocking sound on the very last day of the COBDR.

    A rider I met along the way and rode with for the COBDR had a donor motor back in California and when he got home he shipped it to me.

    I did the swap myself. And im still amazed I was able to do it. The back has been running since about mid September. I made it to Albuquerque and I'm working again, which is awesome.

    The riding down here is just ridiculous. Its still 70 degrees and blue skies and I love it.

    I'll be working on my ride report when I get to a computer. Lots to update.

    I miss the PNW but I'm so glad I decided to do this journey. Step 1 of 3 complete...
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  8. Apple Jam

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    Nice, Roach!
    Good Luck, and keep posting pics until you get that RR sorted :norton
    Colorado's 13,000+ ft Imogene Pass. Gotta go someday....
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  9. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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  10. Gregulator

    Gregulator Loves the dirt

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    Wow, intense! Grats on doing the swap; pretty much anything on the bike is like that, seems impossible but you just do it step by step until you're done!
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