Shrekin North to alaska

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  1. oneway

    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I'm holed up in the Columbia River Gorge for a few days. The Shrek needs a little love and I'm stopped at a friends house while I come up with a plan to take care of some bid-niz back in CA


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    So the Shrek needed some looking after. I heard a metallic type noise up on Chuckanut drive a felt a vibration under the tank. I did a partial disassembly at the campground and confirmed the fan was working, bike not getting hot, but I suspected something with the cooling fan.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Problem identified


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I had upgraded this fan from the stock plastic unit to prevent any problem. I have the stock unit back in California if I can locate it.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Currently checking wrecking yards around Portland area. If anybody following the thread has an idea of where to get a stock fan blade chime in !!!


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Ha!!!!
    Look what my wife just found for me in my spare parts box !!!


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Alright,
    crisis averted. Now it's off to Dave's sailboat.



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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Better than owning a boat.....have a friend with one!


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    You know this adventure trekking is tough work.


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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I just make it look easy.


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    MrKiwi old enough that I should know better Super Supporter

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    Yeah that is what my friends tell me too! But I'm about to sell my boat to fund a new motorcycle, I rarely take my boat out these days.
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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Keep it,
    I may need to visit and drink beer.
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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    BigDogRaven Been here awhile

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    Great job on this.
    Thx for posting, very good pics!
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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    You are certainly welcome. Here is an update:
    I am in SoCal as we speak. My friend called and put a search out for the fan in the Portland area. We actually found one for $150 but turned them down on the price.
    Meanwhile I have the replacement blade ready for the return on Sunday 7/24 along with another while fan motor/blade assembly I won on eBay for $20.
    I should be in Portland a week from Sunday. We'll do a little boating hopefully, put the SHREK back to its proper standing, and head for the Coast southbound.



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    houndawgg Been here awhile

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    I got to do that gig, last year on my cross county journey. Pretty kewl for a Jersey boy. I was disappointed I didn't get to see some orcas, LOL
    I like that bikes loaded first and left first. My Vstrom was in the exact spot your were.

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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    If you take a day cruise out of Anacortes you'll see the Orcas. The operation keeps track of the pods and knows where they are and which direction they travel.
    My wife and I did that last year and we saw all 3 pods together. There are I believe about 80 Orcas that travel the areas islands.
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    I've never seen a fan fail like that! Lucky it didn't take out the radiator.
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    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    I was thinking the same thing when I saw it.