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Cootz' End of Pavement Rally, Cedarville, CA May 10-13 2018

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Sfcootz, Jan 5, 2018.

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Are you coming?

  1. Yes. This sounds awesome.

    64.3%
  2. No. This sounds stupid.

    0 vote(s)
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  3. Maybe. I like stupid awesome things.

    35.7%
  1. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    Ride the Sherpa to Fairgrounds. Ask around, several of the guys attending are great technicians. You never know. Sure beats being so close but so far!
  2. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    I will do that tomorrow when attendance is better.

    I have everything I need, this is my home after all.
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  3. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    Sorry, I'm out, I've come down with something nasty in my gut, would not be any fun on a ten-hour moto ride. Have fun, y'all. :thumb
  4. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    Ford fuel pumps are famous for failures , in tanks SUCK airtex makes a external pump that can be plumbed into the lines back near the tank and easily repairable next time only around 40 bucks and for fuel injection
  5. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    I have thought about it being the fuel pump.
    At 125,000 miles that seem like a likely candidate.
    In tank will be expensive to repair, fucking labor costs.

    Getting a tow is hard to come by around here.
    Seems I might have to get something from Susanville.
    That's 85 miles away, so costly.


    Anyone riding in on 299, stop and say howdy if I'm still on the side of the road.
  6. KiLeR650

    KiLeR650 tjoseph is unethical.

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    A squirt of ether will answer if it's a fueling problem or not. Or if you're bored and have a screw driver, it'll be dark enough to check for spark soon. I'll assume you've already gone ahead and taken a look for any blown fuses.
  7. RandyM

    RandyM Less talk, More ride

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    jkam,

    My helpful suggestion is to check the fuses. Good luck.
  8. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    I have my mechanic buddy showing up tomorrow sometime.
    He will help me figure out what is wrong.
    I will check fuses and other things that I can do until then.

    Working on the van isn't easy. Access is limited until you pull the dog house.
    I want to avoid that if possible.
  9. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    First thing to check is fuel flow , when electronics fail they usually work again after cooling off . If no fuel check power to pump if none route temporary power from switch to pump if that fixes it your good to go , you've bypassed all the safety crap if not it's pump time . If you can make it work with a bypass turn the switch off if you go over a cliff so it doesn't blow up when you hit the bottom . If you have two tanks try the other tank course the only time that's the problum is when you've already emptied the other tank .
  10. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    Wish I could be there , I really wanted to see where I grew up 60 years ago , maybe next year .
  11. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    I'm out!
  12. avejoe

    avejoe Been here awhile

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    Down around the corner half a mile from here
  13. Distant thunder

    Distant thunder Been here awhile

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    EC8C3699-5A0E-480A-895D-FAAA3F3043E2.jpeg Didn’t know there would be swimming involved
    CA Stu, Sfcootz, Foot dragger and 6 others like this.
  14. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer

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  15. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Fords Fords all had a small electric cutoff switch about 1" dia and about 3" long with a red button on top. Most fords had them mounted under the passenger foot kick side panel or under the glove box. We used to trip them regularly with a small impact while installing audio systems. Crank forever, no fuel. Can't say why it would ever do that w/o an impact, but you never know. If it is that.....push the button and go. Good luck, hope you make it tomorrow!!
  16. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    ....and wet boots for all!!
    But yer still smilin', aintcha?
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  17. Distant thunder

    Distant thunder Been here awhile

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    Yes i am..
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  18. Distant thunder

    Distant thunder Been here awhile

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  19. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    My buddy showed up and he towed me to town about 6 miles using his Jeep Grand Cherokee.
    Funny to see the Jeep pulling the Lazy Daze, good that traffic was light.

    Mongox and Treadless stopped by for moral support, good to see you again guys.

    Got the RV running, the wire from the coil to the distributor was corroded and came apart.
    Now, there is another problem.
    No brake lights, turn signals or flashers.
    Diagnosing has been difficult. Fuses and bulbs are good.

    Have had rodent issues in the past and this thing has sat on the farm from October.
    There is evidence of rodents again, so maybe they got to a wire.

    Looks like I'm stuck here in Alturas until Monday when the mechanic can resume work.

    Y'all have a good time, might ride over later to see if anyone is around.
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  20. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    got to love the BIG BIKE ADV! Not those cheater small bikes