Finally made it to not so sunny Minneapolis this afternoon. Sunday was supposed to be my get away day from Fargo but that plan got shot to hell quickly. As mentioned in another thread, the intermittant ignition cutout problem that I'd been experiencing most of the way across the country on this ride, finally decided to become a permanent problem. The end result was that the bike died as soon as I got on the interstate, about a half mile from my motel. This was actually fortuitous for a number of
Thanks to everybody that responded to my call for assistance. That's what I love about this forum. As Greg mentioned, I remembered, after I made this post, that I had my old ignition module in the sidecar. I don't ususually carry a spare module but I was having so many problems with the ignition before I left that I threw my spare in the sidecar and forgot about it. We just hooked it up and it did not fix the problem. Next step is to rip off the EHC and look for loose pins. Thanks again everybod
I'm dead in the water in Fargo. Had to get towed yesterday. I've tried changing the cam trigger and coil and have checked all the connectors but the bike is crapping out big time now. Anybody got a line on a TH ignition module that they can overnight me or know somebody that does? I tried calling Thunderheart but they're closed for the day. I'm using the computer at Fargo Custom Choppers as I don't have access myself. I can be called at XXX-XXX-XXXX or at the shop at XXX-XXX-XXXX. Thanks in adva
QUOTE(zit @ Sep 20 2006, 02:59 PM)
Fargo was beautiful today. Sunny and temps in the high 60's. Forcasts for Fargo continue to look better than those for Minneapolis for the next few days so I'll probably stay here for awhile. I'll give you a call when I hit town.
QUOTE(Greg D AZman @ Sep 20 2006, 01:57 AM)
No, but I saw a woodchipper with what looked like dried blood on it. Might have been rust, though.
I decided to hang out in Fargo for awhile longer. I've still got over a week to kill before I'm back on schedule so I might as well kill some of it here. Weather's the nicest it's been in a week. Supposed to go back to cold and cloudy tomorrow and rain on Friday, though. Got a box of Hoyo de Monterey Excaliburs while I was in
Well, I've just looked at the 10 day forcasts for Fargo and Minneapolis and it looks like the weather will be better here in Fargo. Fargo is supposed to get rain only on Friday this week. Minneapolis is supposed to have rain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Maybe I'll hang out here for awhile.
Made it to Fargo. The weather was actually best in Bismarck this morning as the sun was doing a reasonable job of peeking out from behind the clouds. Once I got ten miles out of town, the sky closed up and I never saw the sun the rest of the day. Wind was a mild tail-cross which is pretty much a wash for the Squaw Magnet so it wasn't much of a factor. But it was definitely cold. I stopped for lunch in Jamestown. Pulled into the parking lot of the restaurant and, as usual, all eyes are on the bik
Still wet, cold and windy today but not as bad as yesterday. The rain has stopped for now and the wind is drying things out as it slowly dies down. Tomorrow is supposed to be dry with little wind and a high of 50 but it's the best weather that's forcast all week for Bismarck. If it looks OK in the morning, I'll try and make it to Fargo. Hope the bike starts after sitting in the cold rain for 4 nights. I unplugged the voltage regulator from the stator because it was draining the battery so the pl
As forcast, it was wet and very windy today in Bismarck. It's supposed to continue tomorrow. Tuesday and Wednesday look to be OK traveling days so I'm planning to get out of here then. Might be better off where I am, though, for awhile. One girl was killed and hundreds of homes damaged by winds 20 miles northwest of Minneapolis which is where I'm headed. Oh, well. Pays your money and takes your chance.
Jackpot, I found a 15 screen movie complex within walking distance of my motel. At 2 movies a day, I could stay here over a week without repeating features. Had lunch at a restaurant where you phone in your order. Haven't seen one of those since the Century Ride. Definitely getting colder and windier. Snogoer, thanks for the offer. How's the weather in Grand Forks? Nuke, I've done all kinds of things to the bike to deal with hauling a sidecar. Too many to recall now. Remind me when I get home an
Well, there was a cold rain falling when I woke up this morning so I called the front desk, booked another night and went back to sleep. It actually doesn't look that bad outside right now but there are supposed to be strong storms in Fargo which would be my next stop. In addition to rain and snow, they've added hurricane force wind gusts to tomorrow's forcast. The sudden change in weather has been amazing. It's snowing in Miles City, MT which is the city I left yesterday. It was in the mid-70's
I'm writing this from a motel room in Bismarck, ND. Originally, I had planned to camp out in the same campsite at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park that I did last summer. Bismarck is the only point of intersection that this year's ride has in common with last years ride. In fact, I just crossed the Missouri River which brought back many wonderful memories from my voyage along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Weather, however, has finally come into play. The clouds started forming yesterday when I left
I'm at the public library in Red Lodge, MT. Once again, the weather for the last two days has been great. I've been told, however, that the first snow of the season is supposed to hit the Beartooth Summit tomorrow so it looks like I made it over the mountains none too soon. Got pretty cold Monday night in West Yellowstone and, the next morning, the bike wouldn't start. Had to break my trusty jump charger out of the sidecar to get the bike started. This happened to me last summer in the cold weat
Gotta make this fast. I'm at an Internet Cafe' in West Yellowstone which is, techincally Wyoming. They're charing a buck a minute so I'm typing fast and not checking spelling. Weather, for the most part, has been great. The bike, also for the most part, has run great. The exception is that damned ignition cutout is back. It started in Boise and has occurred about a half dozen time a day since. If it doesn't get any worse, I can finish the ride like this. If it does, I hope it fails completely so
I'm posting this from Winnemucca, NV. Got my usual late start yesterday ( I always seem to forget to tell the post office to hold my mail until the last minute) and rode up to San Leandro to meet up with my buddy, Bob. Bob was the guy who first told me that Indians were being made again as he knew I was a big Indian fan. He was even with me at the Santa Cruz dealership when I first saw the Squaw Magnet. Circumstances did not allow him to purchase a Chief at the time but he's always wanted one. A
Me thinks the board has gone nuts! WTF is going on??!! Chaos is abound...
1st it appears that people are assuming and not communicating. If ya gots a problem with a friend, pick up the phone and call to straighten it out, don't stew on it and make it grow into something worse, fix it right away. If one is relying on the word of others or their own thoughts and jumping to conclusions and making rash decisions and calling friendships over, you have to think, was the friendship there to begin
I know you Dog. Never met you. Miss you already. You left a hole.
Whatever is next, wring it out like you wrung out this life. Some folks don't live a life close to how you lived a day.
If this place is a bullride you made the bell long ago and then stayed in the saddle just so the cheap seats could get a good look what living large is about.
Don't wear out all the good Brahmas on your next rodeo. Save one for me.