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Author Topic: 2008 REunion in Minnesota  (Read 7142 times)

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2008, 09:57:56 PM »
We are hoping for the best with the weather, but it will be what it will be. We have a very nice ride on Saturday along with lunch. This part of MN is one of the best places in the northland to ride. It is full of river valleys, hills, small quaint towns, nice restaruants etc. Here is a link to one of them:
http://www.lanesboro.com/default.php
It has a lot in common with the area near Rolla MO the home of the Rally on the River. We are planning several meals, great riding and great door prizes. It will be a small rally and weather cooperating should be a lot of fun.

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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2008, 03:52:11 PM »
  I think I'm ready for the 650 mile trek to the REunion.  The loaded bike looks about like this picture from the Rally on the River last year, kinda like some round the world adventure, but I need my stuff.    My riding partner on his 500cc Aprilla Scarabeo with the side bags and top trunk on the other looks very organized and sleek.
  The new rear tire (bottom picture) is a 3.25/3.85 and is sure on the 3.25 side, looks kinda small but seems to be up to the task.
  CJ, hope you have a safe trip and good weather.  Your ferry ride across the lake is sure to be interesting.  Looks like we will be starting out in the rain tomorrow.  Doesn't sound like there will be very many of us.  See you Friday........Leonard

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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2008, 04:22:40 PM »
Leonard,
Keep the rubber side down and dry.
See ya Friday.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2008, 06:31:14 PM »
two people ,sleeping bags, tent foampads ,clothes. i think ill have my wife follow in the car  i could bring an extra tent if that would help anyone els. we are only 80 miles  or so from the site. yes ill bring the extra tent. am not regestered but have been away from home for the last 2 weeks. see you there.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2008, 06:46:18 PM »
Forget the extra tent, bring an extra motor home in case things get too rough for me.
See ya Friday.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2008, 05:06:20 PM »
Take lots of pics and post them here! have fun, be safe, wish i was closer.

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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota (just returned)
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2008, 07:55:58 PM »
Rolled into Salina, KS just after noon today and in time for my riding buddy, Richard, and I to have lunch with our wives.
Total trip mileage was 1579 miles.  Used 40oz of oil and averaged just over 60mpg running mostly at 55-60 (GPS) MPH.  The REB never missed a beat and just seems to get stronger with the miles (15395).
Attached photo is Chris Janes (T120rbullet) demonstrating front brake adjustment on my bike while Bob Bezin looks on.
Pictures and more after my nap.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2008, 12:39:23 AM »
 Leonard, glad to hear you, Reb & Richard made it back safe and sound.
Did that front brake treat you right on the way back?
I shouldn't have burnt all my extra clothes as a offering to the rain gods because I think they wanted something more and paid me back twofold on the way back. Good side is I got to try out my new rainsuit and still made some good time on the way back.
   
I'll have a ride report done up in the next couple days but my POP seems to be down now so the pics will be awhile. I did take em to work today and I sent em to Kevin so they might be up there before things get straightened up with my POP.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2008, 04:28:45 AM »
           Damn; I should have been there...

how does the event compare with RALLY ON THE RIVER??
Looking forward to the pics and reports.
I'm glad you all made a safe trip; I'll see you in September.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2008, 04:38:00 AM »
    Leonard, was the 40 ounces, or 4 ounces?

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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2008, 01:54:02 PM »
40 oz was correct.  That was one quart plus 8 ozs.  About right considering last year on the 1000 mile Rally on the River trip I used one quart.  I don't think I'm using that much, no smoke bellowing behind me or anything.  I think some gets blown out the breather and some just evaporates from engine heat.  Motor sure runs sweet in the cool of the morning.  You got to remember too that this was 90% 55-60 speeds, not thumping around town.

    Leonard, was the 40 ounces, or 4 ounces?

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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2008, 04:32:43 PM »
           Damn; I should have been there...

how does the event compare with RALLY ON THE RIVER??
Looking forward to the pics and reports.
I'm glad you all made a safe trip; I'll see you in September.
                - Mike

Yup, you should have been there.
How did it compare? Well, a bit tamer (probably wouldn't have been if you were there). Campground was cleaner, Showers were better. Food was great. People were great. Scenery was great. Riding was great.
So for me it was just about the same thing except in a different place and a different time. Made some new friends, drank a few beers, road a few miles, got a few good story's to tell.
I'll give a full report about how I learned how to unroll a condom in due time!
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2008, 10:26:25 PM »
Did that front brake treat you right on the way back?
I shouldn't have burnt all my extra clothes as a offering to the rain gods CJ

Your brake adjustment made a vast improvement.  I must have been braking with one shoe all this time.  The shoe wear is even though. 
Anyway I put the front brake to a good test on the way home.  I was following a pickup towing a large cargo trailer when all of a sudden it started getting bigger real fast.  The fool was slowing to turn right and didn't have any lights on the trailer.  I grabbed a big handfull and it hauled down very smartly. 
I think I will take a couple of pictures and put a tutorial on my blog on how to do the adjustment.  It is easy since I've seen it done.  Just had trouble doing it from written directions only.
The jeans burning ritual would have made a great photo but I couldn't get to my camera in time.  The fire sure stunk up the place though.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2008, 03:11:21 AM »
Got a ride report on the REunion in Minnesota up on my blog if anyone is interested.
http://wil6831.multiply.com/journal
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2008, 04:14:00 PM »
That's a great read Leonard. Well done!
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