Cycle South 2019 la segunda parte. From Ohio to Ushuaia (now in Ecuador)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ohio_Danimal, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    I feel your pain. On one trip it took us 36 hours to get home from Rock Spring Wy. What a nightmare that was.
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  2. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Will be following la segunda parte.
    Enjoy! :photog
    BTW nice shirt!!!
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  3. jimmydteach

    jimmydteach Living the Dream

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    I was once stuck overnight at DFW because of ice and snow. Horrible experience. I feel your pain.
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  4. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    8AD24BB0-2525-4890-92B0-D68B04C64126.jpeg So good to be back in cold dreary Ohio.

    So I’m sitting sipping coffee working on the graphics on the new Yenkro fairing (thanks Dr. Joe!) and decided, as the bike’s name is Sunny, to expound on the thrown together mish mash design of the original. That being that Woodys Wheel Works is the center of the sun, with rays radiating outward. Sides will match. Also will trim the yellow rays with thin black reflective tape (think reflective rim tape)
  5. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    You are spending your time waiting for your trip to begin (resume in your case) much more proactively than I am.
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  6. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    I’ve decided to lay around rest, hike a little and generally dick around until next Monday, when the real work on the bike begins.
    Outside of waiting for the tax return to be deposited and a few other loose ends (travel insurance from Worldwide Nomads, etc which only takes a few min) I’m ready to go now.
    But Sunny needs a refresh.
    Suspension refresh
    Linkages and swimgarm and steering bearing clean/repack
    Starter motor rebuild/farkle
    Carb remove, clean pilot jet
    Valve check
    Replace worn out drive cushion rubbers with new polyurethane ones.
    Inspect subframe for cracks/damage
    Replace cracked top rack with new rack
    Possibly replace stock kickstand with new adjustable length one (already have, not sure I like)
    Replace tool holder (currently holds Snap Jack stand) with homemade one from PVC. Move tool roll into the new holder, out of left pannier) Snap jack is replaced now with EnduroStar trail stand, which is MUCH lighter than Snap Jack, and can also lift front end as well, something the Snap Jack can’t do.
    Replace bald rear MotoZ tire with new one. Same GPS Tractionator tire
    Replace Fairing with new one.
    Replace Mule Pack panniers with new ones (thank you Bob Earl! )
    Chain/sprockets are good
    Bike was running well when parked in November. Aside from an infrequent stalling issue from dirty pilot jet. And the intermittent starter issue (common DR issue. Have parts to correct)I don’t expect problems.
    Electrics all good. Will check all wheel bearings.
    What else.....
  7. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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  8. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    That’s like the holder I have now. An ADV member made a badass laser cut holder that bolts to the stock location. The pipe section I’ll make will be about 4 inches longer than that tube. It’ll stick out a bit in the back. Don’t care.

    Brakes replaced on way home in Denver. I’ll pump fresh fluid through though for sure. Doesn’t take long with Mity-vac.
    I’ll check both plugs (DR650 has two) but she was purring so I expect they’re good. Spares are in my parts bag.

    I’m carrying quite a bit of spares:
    Two complete carb rebuild kits
    Rear shock rebuild kit
    Two sets fork seals. One set bushings
    F and R wheel bearings
    Plugs
    Spare led headlight insert
    Spare dash leds. Spare taillights and turn signal leds
    One spare tube
    Patch kit
    Plug kit (rear wheel is tubeless)
    Assorted metric nuts and screws and grommets orings, etc
    A bit of wire. Low temp solder. Tapes. Epoxies. Sugru.
    A few Cush rubbers (May remove. I’m installing Procycle’s new polyurethane cushions, which should hold up better)
    Bit of chain.
    F and r brake pads.
    Petcock rebuild kit
    Bit of fuel line, clamps and splice section.
    Rebuild kit for stove.
    Bag of asst. fuses for my needs.
    I know I’m rambling but it’s good right now to re-sort things, in my head and out loud lol.
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  9. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    I wish I had a decent spot to install a tube for tools on my bike. I'd love to get all that stuff out of my panniers.

    You obviously liked the GPS's as you're getting another. I have a set too but haven't put a whole lot of miles on them yet. What kind of miles did you get out of that rear?
  10. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Just under 6500 miles. But a good chunk (lol) was off-road, loaded bike on terrible rocky areas in Utah and Colorado. I laughed at “chunk” because some knobs did just that-chunked.
    But afterwards, we’ll-worn and chunked, they still handled fast (relatively) passes through the Dragon with aplomb.
    If it wasn’t these, I’d run Mitas E-07’s.
    Great tires.
  11. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    And on the subject of tires, I need to again steel myself, as the further South I get, the less chance I have of any real tires selection. I’m prepared to be riding whatever fits at times, or hauling a tire or two strapped to the back for a few thousand kilometres because I see a decent tire along the way and know I’ll need one soon-ish.
  12. FM Rider

    FM Rider Adventurer

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    89B8F501-28E8-4660-8706-687573AF75D8.jpeg I attached a tool tube to the skid plate using band clamps and it really worked well. Used a piece of 4 inch pvc and painted it black.
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  13. brider

    brider Long suffering Cub Fan NO MORE!

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    Not to steal the thread but where is that place in your pic FM rider?
  14. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    I had a set of the Mitas E-07 Dakars and loved the way they handled, but they didn't last well at all for me. Less than 2000 miles on the rear. They really didn't take being loaded on the slab well at all. Did most of the wear on a 900 mile ride to Moab from Spokane. Just ate them up.
  15. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    ACEEDECE-2162-4950-9AF9-DD92DE3B5D8D.jpeg B0236243-7BA1-4CC9-93EE-5C987DEF5F1E.jpeg FDFF6F56-EBE3-46C8-A602-9CD723BBD0D7.jpeg I was getting around 4000 from a rear E-07. And that’s babying it.

    So I finished the sunburst vinyl pattern on the new fairing. Trimmed the sunshine yellow vinyl with reflective yellow tape.
    Kinda loud, but I like it. And paying homage to Woodys Wheel Works for the custom wheel set, and his continued love and support. @woody's wheel works is in a class all it’s own
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  16. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    I may do that. I’m changing things up as far as skid plate and lower crash protection. I’ll post pics when works starts.

    No worries. Any discussion beats no discussions far as I’m concerned.
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    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    A018D952-2F57-495C-BC0E-7C4493404981.jpeg It’s the side of the fairing, illuminated by the lights of a chicken truck in Honduras at night.
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  18. RedHawk47

    RedHawk47 Adventurer Supporter

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  19. brider

    brider Long suffering Cub Fan NO MORE!

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    Thanks.
  20. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Yeah, sorry for sounding like a whiny child, but I was tired, jet lagged and generally miserable lol.
    Looking forward to becoming reacquainted with my bike. Hope she’s not pissed I parked her wet and walked away.