You're that guy!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by dogjaw, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Thumpstart92

    Thumpstart92 Been here awhile

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    A late Merry Christmas. Trevor looking and guessing what year ya's bikes are
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  2. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Hey Rich,

    Nice bikes! You've got an addiction problem, huh? :lol3

    I love that green DT250. I lusted after those when I was a kid ......... and I sorta' still do. :D I got a 175 in about the same year (74' I believe because mine was when the exhaust when from left side exit to right side exit) I was about 13 and outgrew it in about 10 minutes! I'm thinking yours is maybe a 73' from the exhaust and front fender mount. If you get it restored and want to sell it ................. :evil

    The one thing I distinctly remember about those models .......... is that high profile flip up fuel cap! :huh That thing would "turn you from a rooster to a hen" if you weren't careful. :lol3

    Rob



    Hey Trevor!

    Remember me? My wife and I came by and visited you back in June. It was already pretty hot. I'm a big guy with a greyish-red beard, and she's tall with long hair and is an artist. I'm "Road Damage" here on ADV. Remember that we laughed about maybe swapping and you now taking over "Road Damage" after your accident, and I'd take over your "Kern County Kid" handle?

    I also left you with some of my "Road Damage" (was here) stickers as well as some ADV, Safety Third, stickers and a few leather patches made by another inmate. My wife left you some of her cards ........ you really liked the one of the southern cross night sky. I'm going to come back by this spring and visit again. Anything from Colorado that I could bring to you or Pam or Bret? Let me know.

    I believe that you have improved quite a bit from the last time I saw you! You sure have a lot more hair! Are you feeling better? I think getting off most of the pain meds helped a lot, didn't it? I enjoyed the video that Bret did with you guessing the bike years. You know them better than I do, that's for sure. My first bike was an early 70's Honda ......... and I still get them mixed up. :lol3

    Keep on keeping on. Tell everyone hello and I'll see you in a few months. Happy New Year amigo!

    Rob
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  3. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I'm going over to Trevor's today, Pam said that his wheelchair ramp is losing some rivets, they seem to keep vibrating out, so I'm going to try replacing them with screws until we can find something more suitable. I will read both of your messages to him and type his response; this is exactly the type of interaction he needs, but he struggles mightily with short term memory loss. Please keep the comments coming, and be patient; I will do my best to get quick answers.

    and some more good news: Road Damage has donated a very nice Lift chair/recliner, VERY much needed as Trevor has became fixated on standing and walking on his own; Pam is working with Medicaid to get him a stand up walker, and they are giving her a hell of a time. Your thoughtfulness at times like this make all of the difference in the world; now we need to find someone with a van... winter's here, and the rain is not kind to Trevor's wheelchair perched on the back of Pam's SUV.

    some stickers from cities that Trevor visited in CO, AZ, NM, etc would be nice; we could sticker bomb his wheelchair when Pam's not looking:evil

    will follow up later today.
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  4. kerncountykid

    kerncountykid Been here awhile

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    I would remove the rust off the tank; they have rust eating stuff you can buy. i would check all the seals and bearings, and ride it as-is. I would also check the shocks to make sure they weren't leaking. i would remove the pad off the rack so i could strap stuff to it. I would ride it in the woods and ride my CB550 east to the Smoky mountains. i would like to help you with this bike if i was able, i used to have a motorcycle shop called Cannonball Red's.
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  5. kerncountykid

    kerncountykid Been here awhile

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    my mom remembers you coming through; i'm going to see the orthopedic walking guy on Feb 24th at 1:30, want to see you in the spring. i've decided to keep my name Kerncountykid, your name is cool though. I will name my next dog after a national park.

    sent by dogjaw
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  6. RicH2

    RicH2 Ric H2

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    Hey Trevor....As you can see, the bike has rust all over it. Look at those front forks. They'll have to be fully rebuilt and I'll have to buy a set of fork tubes; I'll likely find a good used set of tubes. It's so rusted I think I'm going to have to disassemble the whole thing to clean it up and get it running safely.

    You're right about the tank. And the inside of the tank is likely rusted as well. I have a neat little trick for the rust inside the tank. I put several pounds of nuts & bolts inside the tank along with a small amount of soapy water; then I wrap it up in blankets and wedge it into the cloths dryer. Turn the cloths dryer on and let it tumble those nuts & bolt around for several hours. That usually cleans the inside complete free of all rust.

    Good thinking on the seal & bearings. I better change out every one of them; including wheels, swing arm, steering head. I'll have to tear the engine down to inspect the crank bearings and other bearings and engine seals. They'll all likely need to be replaced.

    With all those necessary items to be done; causing me to have to fully disassemble the thing, I'm thinking I might as well restore it to new again.

    And you're right...the little buddy seat on the tail rack has to go.

    Plus, if I do a nice resto on it, I could then ride it around to show it off a little and then sell it ROAD DAMAGE for a tidy profit...:evil


    Oh and...HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!.............:1drink
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  7. dogjaw

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  8. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I spoke with Corporal Goose, who insisted that I correct my mistake from earlier in this RR; he's not ex Navy, but once a Marine, always a Marine... He was giving me crap for not posting these admittedly awesome pics of his KTM:

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    Thumpstart and I are planning another Trevor ride to Colorado in 2014, maybe take the DR650's this time; the anticipation is making me pee myself a little.
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  9. MGB

    MGB ex. BmwDuc

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    Moving report - this needs to stay at the top.

    Brings back a lot of memories as I spent my early 20's riding around the country off and on with my best friend. We still relive the stories over a beer when we have the opportunity to visit.

    Keeping Trevor and his family in our thoughts and prayers....
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  10. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Before Trevor's accident, the plan was for him to eventually take over the care of his autistic brother, Tyler:

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    The double tragedy of this situation is that now this will never happen, and Pam is now has two sons that require 24 hour care.




    The Ride for Trevor:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=941454
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  11. Hoot Gibson

    Hoot Gibson Banned

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    A Special Place

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  12. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I'm not a weepy type of guy, but I am blown away right now. I have often wondered what direct impact we are having on Trevor's life, and it was never more evident than today. Being the first day of the month, Pam went to the pharmacy to pick up Trevor's meds; I don't have a clue to all the ins and outs of Medicaire, but he is on something called a "spend down" program. Pam said that the pharmacist was very agitated, turns out that she had been having to tell patients all day that "spend down" had been terminated due to insurance changes effective on the first, and that Pam would have to pay for for the meds in full, a substantial amount. These meds are vital to Trevor's recovery, and Pam had no idea where she was going to come up with the money until she remembered the Everribbon account; due to contributions from the Inmates of ADV, she was able to pay the amount in full. I also found out that it was your donations that made it possible for her to pay for the gas to take him back and forth daily for his daily therapy.

    I realize that the inmates have a wide range of beliefs, from athiests to agnostics to fundamentalists; I choose to thank God for all of you.
    "Whoever gives to the poor, lendeth to God"; may you be repaid accordingly.
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  13. ride2live

    ride2live Just ride

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    Damn Obomacare - OK, Dog, remind us with a link how we can help. We as a team are proud to step up. Fundamentalist here.
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  14. dogjaw

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  16. Finkie

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  17. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Mods: I feel that this post is a direct result if the ride for Trevor; if this is out of line, please delete and I deeply apologize.


    Alrighty then, here we go!!! An generous inmate from up north who shall remain unnamed until he decides differently has taken a very keen interest in this cause. He deals with special needs cases daily and knows the in and outs a lot better than most. One very pressing need is a vehicle; Trevor's car and Pam's SUV are both fitted with external ramps to carry his wheelchair:

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    While this has served adequately during the summer months, it is starting to show its limitations. The excessive vibration causes the rivets to fail, it tends to drag even with excessive modification to the hitch, it keeps Trevor's wheelchair out in the elements, and it requires Pam to maneuver Trevor into the passenger seat, then load and secure the chair, repeating this process at every stop regardless of the weather.

    Inmate X has taken the bull by the horns, finding this wheelchair accessible van in his hometown approx 10-12 hours from Little Rock:

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    He has spoken directly with Pam on this, and we have decided to move forward. He is willing to contribute, also drive the van to LRK and fly home. We are preparing Trevor's 06 Malibu for sale, very good shape as you can imagine(the guy was anal about his equipment), and Pam is exploring her options on the SUV. After all that you have done, I cringe to ask you for more, but if you have the means to chip in, now is the time. We may have a way to accept larger contributions through the local MADD chapter so that you can use it as a tax write off. Please feel free to PM me for my phone number if I can answer any questions directly, or share this message with other club sites, Facebook, etc.

    Trevor's paypal: boxnife@gmail.com

    And the everribbon account:

    https://www.everribbon.com/ribbon/view/8352

    Let's roll!!!



    The Ride for Trevor:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=941454
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  18. hardwaregrrl

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    Fucking A!!! Gotta run but I'll hit the account when I get home. Hard to do on the phone.

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  19. GHOC

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    Please post a link to the site for the Trevor support gear.
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  20. CBKY

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