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Day two!

I only got 436 miles in today and ended up getting a hotel room in Oberlin, Kansas.

Hwy 36 was awesome till I hit Kansas because they have this 300 mile yard sale down the highway. Haha 

The 35 mph crosswind was insane, and I ended up soaked in a few storms.

I met a really nice guy in Agra, Kansas that let me hangout in his garage as one of the storms passed.

The bike is running great and the Michelin Pilots are awesome in the rain

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18 hours ago, Biglangster said:

...in Oberlin, Kansas.

The bike is running great and the Michelin Pilots are awesome in the rain

Getting close to steep, twisty, high elevation stuff. That's my favorite.

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Day three!

After a 500 mile day I'm a bit exhausted so ignore the bad grammar and whatever. Haha

I left Oberlin, Ks at 7:00 am and pounded pavement on hwy 36 towards Colorado. Once I hit Colorado it was open interstate on hwy 70.

One stop on my list was Erico Motorsports in Denver they are a Moto Guzzi and Ducati dealer so I figured I'd swing by and check them out. Once I got off the highway and to my first stoplight I had troubles... All I could do is shift from 1st to 2nd so of course I'm thinking shift spring and first thing I think of is I have a spare from Scud! So boom I take it apart and replace the spring (the old one was bent funky but wasn't broken) get the new one in and it still shifts bad, found out I needed to adjust the freeplay? Or that bolt near the starter... Anyways three hours later I was on the road, had a beautiful ride on 70 thru the Colorado mountains and ended up getting a room in Grand Junction.

Next stop tomorrow is the Utah/ Nevada border.

 

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Sounds like a proper adventure. Enjoy that ride through Utah today. 

For future reference (and for anyone else) when the spring breaks you cannot shift at all. Other types of shift misbehaving are most frequently remedied by cleaning and/or adjusting the external linkage (especially the long shift lever pivot bolt).

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I finally noticed the Air Hawk, wise move. I love those things.

When you get home and have time to decompress and go into fine details; please share the model and type of tank bag you have. Including pros/cons fastening accessibility etc.

I'm old school and love a paper map on a tank bag in front of me, but with the plastic gas tank it's the one change and improvement I haven't made to my V11.

Kudos & props for doing the spring job on the road on the fly in 3 hrs. Even if it wasn't the problem, you are now just a little more intimate with the bike and it's off your "to do" list when you get home,lol.

Loving the adventure and the updates.

Safe travels home

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9 hours ago, 80CX100 said:

I finally noticed the Air Hawk, wise move. I love those things.

When you get home and have time to decompress and go into fine details; please share the model and type of tank bag you have. Including pros/cons fastening accessibility etc.

I'm old school and love a paper map on a tank bag in front of me, but with the plastic gas tank it's the one change and improvement I haven't made to my V11.

Kudos & props for doing the spring job on the road on the fly in 3 hrs. Even if it wasn't the problem, you are now just a little more intimate with the bike and it's off your "to do" list when you get home,lol.

Loving the adventure and the updates.

Safe travels home

Yeah I'll post about the bag when I get back 

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Day 4!! Left Grand Junction at 7 and made it to Ely, Nevada shortly after 4 and just under 450 miles

Utah is amazing and I wish I had more time to explore!

The Goose is running awesome and she runs 80 mph all day.

Last leg of the trip is tomorrow, hwy 6 to 395 then 108 Sonora pass to home.

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9 hours ago, LowRyter said:

whatta run

Truly. What a joy to share in this V11 adventure. :mg:

The sun in waning on the US west coast as I post this, and my hopes are @Biglangster is about home with this treasured LeMans.  :sun:

 

 

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2 hours ago, docc said:

Truly. What a joy to share in this V11 adventure. :mg:

The sun in waning on the US west coast as I post this, and my hopes are @Biglangster is about home with this treasured LeMans.  :sun:

 

 

Welcome Home My friend!!!

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