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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #21
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I started following your blog but you suck at updating.

How many times did your shit fall off the back?
Actually I tried but I had taken too many high rez photos, that when I uploaded them onto my lap top, they took up all the memory and locked down my computer..... I ended up using Facebook and my cellphone for updates.... But thanks for trying!

Nothing ever fell off the bike, except for me down in Death Valley!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #22
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wow. That is awsome. About how many miles did you average a day? Did you stay in hotels, camp? What broke on the bike where you had to use JB weld, duct tape, and zip ties?
On the days that I did ride, Some of the days I rode 600+ other days I rode <20 miles...... I'd say my average day was 300 miles.....

I camped mostly and not in campgrounds if I could help it..... most just hid in the woods or found national forests..... the best was a foreclosed house..... I could just sleep right on the back porch or patio and nobody knew the difference!!! most of the time the houses still had power and I could charge up my cell phone and camera batteries.....

As I was leaving Alaska, in TOK, the splines on the trans rod connecting to the shift linkage to the shift pedal stripped out.... I only had 5th gear for about 2000 miles.... until I got into Dawson Creek, BC to a bike shop to get it fixed..... the only way you can get to the linkage arm is to pull int inner primary all the way off..... without an impact wrench, its not gonna happen! The guy wanted $1K to get it fixed and I didn't have the money so we JB Welded it and it got me back to Michigan where I took it into my buddies shop and fixed it right! I used Zip Ties & Duct tape for everything that need to be held down for more than the day....
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #23
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If i ever run into you, i'll buy the beers
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:41 PM   #24
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Its a deal!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #25
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Again. I am glad you made it home safe Ben

So how many children did you litter across our country?
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #26
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Actually I tried but I had taken too many high rez photos, that when I uploaded them onto my lap top, they took up all the memory and locked down my computer..... I ended up using Facebook and my cellphone for updates.... But thanks for trying!

Nothing ever fell off the bike, except for me down in Death Valley!
scary. how did you fare in that wreck?
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Old November 6th, 2009, 11:38 PM   #27
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i'm sure you many great stories. Did you ever calculate the average MPG... gas bill? lol

You just did what i'm sure many people dream of doing.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 11:38 PM   #28
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Again. I am glad you made it home safe Ben

So how many children did you litter across our country?
6 months on the road, can you imagine what he smells like? He's only been with tranies.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #29
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Awesome.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 05:51 AM   #30
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Old November 7th, 2009, 06:06 AM   #31
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Cool, sounds like you had an epic ride. it will be something good to tell your grandkids someday.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 06:18 AM   #32
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where can we find the rest of the story?
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Old November 7th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #33
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had to be better than settin around watchin tv!

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Old November 7th, 2009, 06:35 AM   #34
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That's Cool, Looks like fun
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Old November 7th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #35
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Awesome!!
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Old November 7th, 2009, 07:20 AM   #36
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Amusing that the FL picture is one of the rainiest ones . That's been my experience too.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 07:37 AM   #37
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Thats one badass trip! I'm lucky if I can get a one day ride in Glad you made it back in one piece!
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Old November 7th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #38
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Wow. Very cool.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 08:08 AM   #39
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Excellent trip.

Did you visit a lot of National Parks while traveling on this trip?
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Old November 7th, 2009, 08:17 AM   #40
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That alaska hwy is brutal in a car. Cant imagine riding it, and on an FXR to boot.
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