Have a great trip and ride safe Jim!
Well I'm off on the road again in another day plus some hours. This a continuation of the trip I took in 2011 and the goal is to fill in all the blank states I'll actually be going back thru Maine and into New Brunswick before turning west. My oldest son will be riding with me for the first 2.5-3 weeks until we hit Santa Fe. Planning on meeting up with as many of the other Moderators as possible and any members that wish to meet along the way. Needless to say I won't be doing a lot of moderating but I'll do what I can when I can. The only dates I'm planning on the DBA rally in Tenn. June 8-14, have to be in WV June 19th for crew chief a race car for the weekend and Bend Oregon Sept.13th for my sister's wedding. I'm figuring this will be a 4-6 month ride so I'm not in any hurry to be anywhere.
Just need to check that the timing and advance curves haven't changed on the Ignitech unit and adjust the rear brake pedal. Ran a fuel mileage test today, speeds of 65-75 for 41.2 miles, used .748 gallons. Yeah that comes out as 55.08 mpg and also figured out my speedo/odometer is reading 2% slow. I suppose I could go back in and reprogram the Vapor unit by why bother. So tomorrow becomes laundry and packing day.
I'll be posting here and on Facebook pretty much daily with pictures of the day. I travel with a cell phone, netbook and a Spot GPS tracking unit.
This should be the link for the Spot unit SPOT Shared Page if some one wants to test it on or after May 1st and let me know if it's working.
Facebook posts are in the public domain so you don't have to sign in to read them although they be pretty much the same as here but with more pictures https://www.facebook.com/jim.obrien.94
Last edited by longdistancerider; 04-30-2014 at 02:41 AM.
1979 CM400T "road bike" modified for travelling
1978 CB400T1 restored
1972 CL350 nuts and bolts restore in progress
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Be safe, have fun
Blood, Sweat, & Gears
If you can remember this song, you're OLD! Wait, I can remember this song, DOH!
Have a great journey, you know, - a proper journey where you go from somplace to someother place, not like reality TV where people say what a great journey it was when they get kicked out!
Have a good time and we will be waiting for reports.
Really excited to follow along with you Jim using the SPOT and seeing the pictures. Be safe and have a great time. We have a lot of members here spread all over, so post up if you run into any problems there maybe someone close by to lend a hand.
A safe and enjoyable journey my friend.........
feel free to reach out to me in the Maryland area if you need anything. safe travels
CB350 K5 - Uber Café- Engine build 3
CL350 K4 - Cafe build done waiting on final assembly
CB350 K0 - Full restoration w/Hondaline bags & fairing
SL350 K2 - Bubba Shobert flat track build on deck
CB-1 400F - unrestored mint rider
2012 Guzzi V7 Racer - Daily Ride
I envy you, have a nice trip, ride carefully and have fun !
assembly of Japanese motorcycles requires great peace of mind (Pirsig)
CB450 K0 '66, CB450 K1 '68, CB450 K2 '69, CB72/77, C77, CB400F
Hope you have a safe and pleasant trip, Jim.
1977 CB750 (acquired project)
1979 CM400T (rider),
1979 CM400T (resting)
1980 CM400T (just picked up in pieces)
1981 CM400T (in surgery receiving transplant)
1982 CM450 (donor engine for 81)
1982 CB450 (parts bike)
1985 VT1100C (rider)
Past rides: Vincents, Triumph, BSA's, Suzuki's, Twingle, Corgy, others.
Remember, today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
My chest fell, but, fortunately, my belt caught it.
I don't know everything, nor, have I met the one who does.
Have a good trip Jim. Our hearts are riding with you.