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April 26, 2005

Border Run

I'm travelling north to the Canada-US border tomorrow on my motorcycle to renew my work visa. This time I'm staying off of the interstates and taking the scenic route. I will be travelling up the coast of Oregon to Portland where I'm staying at a friend's place. On Day two I will go up the east side of the Olympic peninsula and take the Port Townsend-Keystone ferry. I should hit US customs by 3pm. After that I'm going to head east through North Cascades National Park heading towards Pullman, WA. Day three I will ride through Hells Canyon along the Oregon and Idaho border. There are supposed to be some spectacular twisties along this route. I should make it home by day four or five depending on my pace and how I feel. It looks like I'll be putting over 2600 miles on the bike with this trip. On the way back in northern California the odometer on the BMW K75S will hit 100,000 miles! I'll take lots of photos. Until then. Stephen. Trip Outline

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April 21, 2005

Love on the Rocks, is Hard on my Back.

Last Friday, Sharon, her friend Amy and I went to the Catalyst in Santa Cruz to see Super Diamond. They are a Neil Diamond tribute band. The crowd consisted of a hodge-podge of cougars who where out on the prowl for gen-x's like myself who grew up listening to Neil Diamond because their parents listened to Neil. As the band came on I stood up and walked closer to the stage and started laughing to myself as Surreal Neil started singing. It was funny. Our parents back in the seventies would have seen Neil in concert, now the children of Neil fans have to go see the tribute band. Actually, you still can see Neil Diamond in concert. The "Jazz Singer" is on a world tour right now. The sad ending to this story is that we left at 11:30pm during the intermission because Sharon was tired. We missed "Sweet Caroline" and "Cracklin' Rosie" much to my chagrin. I guess we're getting old.

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April 15, 2005

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Gasoline Smell in Cabin
Every time I fill up the tank on my truck the inside cabin smells of gas. I got home and looked behind the seat but could not find any leaking gas. The gas smell is not as prominent when the tank is half full. I did replace the gas cap with a new one. That stopped that gas from running down the side of the truck.

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I'll bet a punch in the gut that the spot where the filler neck goes into the tank has a real small leak. This is common, and preventable. When you gas up, notice that you are probably leaning on the pump handle...this puts too much of a load on the joint.
You can have the tank removed, steam cleaned, and repaired at many radiator shops, and I would assume for less than 50 bucks.
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Also check the O-ring on top of the sending unit.

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