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For those that care, the Garlic Man made it back home safe and sound... Logged 4,072 miles.. My stock PP100 made it without any problems, if I had a minor Pinion run-out before I left I'm sure it has given up some with this trip.. I ran the Chief pretty hard through some strong winds across I-40 on the way to IRIP and then the Intense Heat across Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona into the Mojave Desert on the way home...but the Chief held up and ran like a champ... My last night layover was in Laughlin NV Sunday night where the temp's reach 113... I made it a point to get up early Monday morning before the Devil woke up and to get the heck out of Hell...

 

I think I wore off some clear coat off the left side of my gas tank - I rubbed it a lot like a Jeannie Lamp for luck.!! (worked for me)... And I can gladly say nothing feel off nor did I loose anything on this trip.. Wish judgebob and 1bigdogg could say the same...

 

This trip I can say my Chief & I bonded more than ever...and I will say this now, I will never get let this beautiful motorcycle go, I fell in love with my Chief even more (move over wife)..

 

And here's one of my memorable parts of my trip besides meeting some of the most wonderful IIRA Brother's and Sister's..on my ride back home through Oklahoma, an elderly couple pulled along side of me, wife driving husband(?) the passenger.. I glanced over and notice this older gentleman (80's?) staring, our ride together must of lasted for at least two miles.. he was all Eye's and Smiles...the thumbs up only told me we connected for that moment in time and I could almost read his mind... I knew then that he was or had been an Indian Motorcycle owner in his day's..and he was re-living those moments through me.. What a touching part of my trip that was..(now I need to get up to get a tissued, I'll be back in a moment)..

 

OK, I can see again.. (whew)..

 

That wasn't the only memorable part of my trip to IRIP II, I also meet a bunch of awesome people (even you 1Bigdogg).. But please bare with me, my memory isn't all that sharp as it will take a few times to get names and faces to stick.. So to all of you that have touched my life during the last week or so, you are now part of my Indian Motorcycle Family and I can't wait see y'all next year.!!

 

To Mike of Hunter's Friend, you did an out standing job pulling everthing together.. I know you had a lot of help, but without your desire to make IRIP II a success for all of us that attended, it couldn't of happened without you.!  You did a fantastic job my friend and I look forward to seeing you next year.!  Plus we have something in common now, our Silver/White Chiefs.!! You got yourself a looker.!!

 

Here are a few pic's that I took... I'll post the rest to a website for all to see and copy as you please..

 

Peace to ALL and Be & Ride Safe.!!

 

Dan Dalton (Garlic Indian)

 

1Bigdogg

 

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Mike (Hunter's Friend) New Chief

 

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Newlyweds

 

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02IndianSpiritRider on his 02 Spirit

 

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Lastly - !! THE POWER OF THE CARD !!

 

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For those that care, the Garlic Man made it back home safe and sound... Logged 4,072 miles.. My stock PP100 made it without any problems, if I had a minor Pinion run-out before I left I'm sure it has given up some with this trip.. I ran the Chief pretty hard through some strong winds across I-40 on the way to IRIP and then the Intense Heat across Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona into the Mojave Desert on the way home...but the Chief held up and ran like a champ... My last night layover was in Laughlin NV Sunday night where the temp's reach 113... I made it a point to get up early Monday morning before the Devil woke up and to get the heck out of Hell...

 

I think I wore off some clear coat off the left side of my gas tank - I rubbed it a lot like a Jeannie Lamp for luck.!! (worked for me)... And I can gladly say nothing feel off nor did I loose anything on this trip.. Wish judgebob and 1bigdogg could say the same...

 

This trip I can say my Chief & I bonded more than ever...and I will say this now, I will never get let this beautiful motorcycle go, I fell in love with my Chief even more (move over wife)..

 

And here's one of my memorable parts of my trip besides meeting some of the most wonderful IIRA Brother's and Sister's..on my ride back home through Oklahoma, an elderly couple pulled along side of me, wife driving husband(?) the passenger.. I glanced over and notice this older gentleman (80's?) staring, our ride together must of lasted for at least two miles.. he was all Eye's and Smiles...the thumbs up only told me we connected for that moment in time and I could almost read his mind... I knew then that he was or had been an Indian Motorcycle owner in his day's..and he was re-living those moments through me.. What a touching part of my trip that was..(now I need to get up to get a tissued, I'll be back in a moment)..

 

OK, I can see again.. (whew)..

 

That wasn't the only memorable part of my trip to IRIP II, I also meet a bunch of awesome people (even you 1Bigdogg).. But please bare with me, my memory isn't all that sharp as it will take a few times to get names and faces to stick.. So to all of you that have touched my life during the last week or so, you are now part of my Indian Motorcycle Family and I can't wait see y'all next year.!!

 

To Mike of Hunter's Friend, you did an out standing job pulling everthing together.. I know you had a lot of help, but without your desire to make IRIP II a success for all of us that attended, it couldn't of happened without you.!  You did a fantastic job my friend and I look forward to seeing you next year.!  Plus we have something in common now, our Silver/White Chiefs.!! You got yourself a looker.!!

 

Here are a few pic's that I took... I'll post the rest to a website for all to see and copy as you please..

 

Peace to ALL and Be & Ride Safe.!!

 

Dan Dalton (Garlic Indian)

 

1Bigdogg

 

128386335203_0_ALB.jpg

 

Mike (Hunter's Friend) New Chief

 

411147335203_0_ALB.jpg

 

Newlywebs

 

211147335203_0_ALB.jpg

 

02IndianSpiritRider on his 02 Spirit

 

901147335203_0_ALB.jpg

 

Lastly - !! THE POWER OF THE CARD !!

 

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GI,

   Congrats and we're all VERY glad you made it home safe and sound. :)

 

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KoalaCowboy

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GI,

  Congrats on making that massive trip with your P+100. Can't figure how your butt can stand it. Maybe after the first 500 miles, all nerve endings are forever damaged and pain is no longer an issue. I don't know but my hats off to you.

  My P+ has about 23,000 miles, no rebuild (as far as I know) and stock oil pump. Do you have a temperature gauge in your oil tank? How hot does it get?

  I'm a believer in the "if it aint broke, dont fix it" thing. I'll ride mine until it gives up, and then I'll start again with a Frank or Joe rebuild.  My only real concern is that the oil temp will read up to about 250 on hot days. That seems real high. I will install an oil cooler next chance I get. Does yours have a cooler?

  Real neat about the old guy checking you out. I'll bet its just like you thought. What a good feeling. My father was an Indian owner. I remember him always looking for Indians and reliving some of the old memories. My old man is long gone but I am doing the same thing now. Must run in the family.

 

Thanks for the post.

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maninbox,

 

mine would be 250 or higher on really hot days of riding prior to rebuild.  Mine averages in 165-180 range now in temps up to mid 80s...  I sat in stop and go traffic for two hours Friday morning in temps in high 70s...got to 250 one time.  Shut her down and she cooled down to 180 in about 15 minutes....

 

Ran her at 70-75mph for 90 miles to myrtle beach and 170 degrees on arrival at the Original SuckBangBlow in Murrels Inlet when engine shut down and I was stepping off her in the rain. :Cheers[1]:

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You Da Man. couldn't see the pix ya posted though!

I can't see them either.

 

Some hosts won't let you link to pictures hosted on their service. The reason is it costs them bandwidth.

 

WHo he host width? :joker:

Youcan bring them up one at a time...

Just Copy and Paste...

Into the Address Bar... :eyebrow:

 

I saw them all... :rasp:

 

 

 

Junior!!   :outdoor:

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Hell SD the trailer even broke!He can't give anyone shit about hauling their bike any more.I saw it on the trailer myself.You've been outted now Don! :rotfl:
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Hell SD the trailer even broke!He can't give anyone shit about hauling their bike any more.I saw it on the trailer myself.You've been outted now Don! :rotfl:

Pictures! Pictures!

Where are the pictures!

 

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GI,

  Congrats on making that massive trip with your P+100. Can't figure how your butt can stand it. Maybe after the first 500 miles, all nerve endings are forever damaged and pain is no longer an issue. I don't know but my hats off to you.

  My P+ has about 23,000 miles, no rebuild (as far as I know) and stock oil pump. Do you have a temperature gauge in your oil tank? How hot does it get?

  I'm a believer in the "if it aint broke, dont fix it" thing. I'll ride mine until it gives up, and then I'll start again with a Frank or Joe rebuild.  My only real concern is that the oil temp will read up to about 250 on hot days. That seems real high. I will install an oil cooler next chance I get. Does yours have a cooler?

  Real neat about the old guy checking you out. I'll bet its just like you thought. What a good feeling. My father was an Indian owner. I remember him always looking for Indians and reliving some of the old memories. My old man is long gone but I am doing the same thing now. Must run in the family.

 

Thanks for the post.

 

maninbox -

same here, when it breaks I will fix it... I don't have a Temp Gauge or Cooler installed, so I couldn't tell ya if the Chief got real hot..I'm sure it did as I traveled through Hell or as they call it Laughlin Nevada...  I now have 12,000 miles after this trip, left Gilroy with 7,900 miles.. Maybe I'll reach your 23,000 mile mark...but if I were you I would at least change out your oil pump... I did and maybe that is what's helping the life of my PP100.?!

 

But before I do any more long rides, I will have my Pinion Run-out checked just to be safe...

 

GI  :bthumb:

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You Da Man. couldn't see the pix ya posted though!

Kcchief... screw my current photo website.. I've been using Ofoto (Kodak) website to store my photo's.. I guess I'm changing over to Picturetrail, I remember going through this the last time when some couldn't see my posted pic's..   :banghead:

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I knew this one would come back to haunt me!!

This pic is harmless 02... just show's you having some fun... wait until I post the pic's I took through the wind-der of WD Trailer.!!   :rasp:

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No cooler???

no cooler

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Congratulations, GI.  900 miles is twice as far as I've ever gone in one day.  You're right.  Laughlin is hell when it heats up.  You'd think the Colorado River might help cool things down but all it does it add humidity to the heat.  Sure is some nice riding in the Ozarks, though, huh?  Glad everything went smoothly.   :bthumb:
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Hell , WD did say someone was watching , we both thought it was Kieth , I guess you both were watching!

Dude, you KNOW I didn't need to watch anymore of the adventures of WD and 02! :shocked:

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I knew this one would come back to haunt me!!

Wait untill I get a picture of your bike on that trailer.

 

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Is this picture to scale?

 

Are you really 12 feet tall?

 

Nice bike though!

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Damnt PorkChop , dont be going out slicing in your foot in half next year! If I have to Ill come and get ya myself!

 

That actually was the Chief that Dan rode from Gilroy,Ca to Branson on , we were at a photo op and I had to get my picture on it!!

:rasp: You a funny man 02.!   :rasp:

 

!!! NOT !!!

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