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Finally, some good news

Today's run from Burns, OR to Klammath Falls, OR was a tough run, but in the end, Team Boxer Rebellion had success. With the fresh bore of the cylinders and the unfortunately badly shaped pistons, I ran the whole morning at a very slow pace, hoping to break in the motor. I was soon the last rider and followed up closely by the sag wagon (aka, The Reaper), all the way down US-395 to Lake View.

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We'll be back on the road tomorrow

Today Team Boxer Rebellion took the ailing R52 to Big Twin BMW in Boise. Fred Wiley helped us a great deal when he put us in contact with Lamb Cylinder (208-322-0348).

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Why we are missing riding days right now

I only rode 13 miles on 9/17, our day riding around Yellowstone and then headed for Jackson Hole, WY, and then didn't ride yesterday going to Mountain Home, ID. I won't be riding today, going to Burns, OR, either. Here's where we are.

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Let us reflect on pleasanter times

Here are some pictures while crossing the plains.

All photos by Steve Woodward.

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More troubles

Sorry about the lack of updates, but when I had a little time in Sturgis, my computer wouldn't get on the net, I had no time in Sheridan and there was no cell reception, let alone WiFi access, in Yellowstone. I am in Jackson Hole tonight after a very disappointing day.

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Gasketitis...

As mentioned already, we were unsure of what the best route and most expedicious fix for the leaking head gaskets might be. I decided not to try machining these complicated and, in our timescale, irreplaceable parts. The other choice at hand was to use some high temp copper RTV goop. One problem with it is that it wants 24 hours to set up, but we didn't even have 12...

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Workin' for a Livin'

Here are some photos Don snapped of me working (in the shade, at least) at a gas station in Shullsberg, WI to replace the burnt head gaskets. I think I beat the "flat rate" time.

(Photos courtesy of Don Cameron.)

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Day 4 - Milwaukee, WI to Anamosa, IA - 214 miles

Today was the "short day", only 214 miles. But this was the first day with a "hosted lunch", at Kutter Harley Davidson in Monroe, WI. This changes the equation a bit, because at the hosted lunches, where someone is paying to feed us, we are required to show up and hang out for a specified time.

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Day 3 - Sandusky, OH to Milwaukee, WI - 300 miles

Sorry about the short report yesterday. We had two consecutive long days, and when you toss in a bit of wrenching besides, it can raise the priority of getting some sleep in. The relining the rear brakes got finished relatively late, and I was on the bike again this morning at 6:45. I don't think the sun was actually up yet when I checked out and rode off from Sandusky.

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Short Entry Today

Not that there isn't plenty to write about, but it's already 11pm and there's another long day tomorrow. The R52 went the distance, including torrential rain, an accident that closed I-90 in downtown Cleveland, and another road closure in Huron, OH. I don't actually know how many miles I rode, but it was more than advertised.

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