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I just signed witness forms for this guy's 50CC. I went to meet him at his motel, saw the bike in the parking lot and assumed his bike must have been parked somewhere else. Here's his tale.

 

Hello Leslie,

 

The little 250cc Ninja made it!

 

I had some trouble with a battery failing at Gulfport, MS and the bike died exiting the freeway. I lost about 2 hours trying to fix it to no avail, before my phone support pal, Travis Kinney said "You don't want this to end anywhere near Biloxi, Mississippi." I didn't understand that but had no better ideas, so I had to push start it from there on out and it would only stay running once I could get it above 7000 RPMs. I rode it as best I could losing time push starting after the stops (I only fell over once trying to jump on the running bike). It would take 3 or 4 miles of 35 mph before it would charge up enough to get up to speed. I didn't have as much headlight either so the last 5 hours I would find a car doing 70 and stick within 50 meters or so I could keep track of the near future.

 

Anyway, I gassed up on Voltaire Street In San Diego (Newport Beach) at 1:07 AM Pacific Time, hit the beach for some water and sand sample photos and next thing I knew I had another water sample and was clocking into the Shell on A1A in Jacksonville Beach, Florida at 3:41AM Eastern time.

 

I slept a very good, solid 4 hours and went on a 35 mph drive to find Pirate John for the witness form. He was great and helped me out a lot. My brother and nephew drove a truck over from Gainesville and hauled the Ninja and me to Jacksonville Powersports (the Kaw dealer that John hooked me up with). They couldn't believe where I was just 2 days earlier and got it to the shop ASAP, charged up a new battery, tested the charging system in record time (when they should have been taking care of returning customers). Every thing was good except my former battery. I put about 30 miles of slow running on it today and the battery was charging perfectly.

 

Now that the warm up ride is done, I hope to be in Key West by 4:00 PM tomorrow. Then the real test begins.

 

David

 

P.S. - 47 hours 34 minutes including a 6 hour and 30 minute gas and motel rest stop in San Antonio. Heck, I could have slept longer!

 

So, his destination after he departs the Keys? Prudhoe Bay, naturally. dopeslap.gifdopeslap.gifdopeslap.gif

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"motel rest stop in San Antonio. Heck, I could have slept longer!"

 

That sucks....I would have enjoyed meeting him.

 

Great story!!!

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So, how come nobody notified the ECWC? (East Coast Welcome Committee)

 

 

That's an impressive ride though, & I don't care what the nay-sayers squawk about.

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Bill_Walker

Hmm. The note is signed "David", but are you sure it wasn't really flyingreg on his daughter's new Ninja 250? grin.gif

 

If it wasn't him, don't let him see this post. He might get ideas!

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Hmm. The note is signed "David", but are you sure it wasn't really flyingreg on his daughter's new Ninja 250? grin.gif

 

If it wasn't him, don't let him see this post. He might get ideas!

 

Too late... The brain's already in gear. mmmmm, I could be back home before anyone noticed me missing. dopeslap.gif

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"That" as we say here in HQs is "Hardcore".

 

Nice ride tale. clap.gif

 

That is "Hardcore" in anyone's book!!

 

 

I can't wait for the rest of this Ride Tale... thumbsup.gifthumbsup.gif

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