Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Weirdness and Motorcycle Motors

Ok... That good Ol' Raider, runnin' like a champ for all the miles we've shared... swallows up a bunch of oil, in maybe 600 miles...

No sign of where it's goin'... other than, It's Gone! at a rate of something like 1/4 - 3/8 of a quart in 150/175 miles... but, no drips, no seeps, no smoke... not even a trifling bit of soot in the pipes...

So... Rode 220 miles from Twisp over the North Cascades Highway, up over Washington pass... a couple of days ago...

*Climbing Washington Pass*

That's a sweet ride through there on a sunny day! Break out of the knots of traffic and you can do an asphalt dance, sweeping through the Cascades...

Stopped in Winthrop on the return run to our camp, east of Twisp... and found a place to come back to yesterday for a late lunch and a beer... The Old Schoolhouse Brewery.

Excellent "gourmet" burger, and their own beers... I forget which one I had! :) but... I do remember it went down well! :)

*Highway 20 through the North Cascades*

So... get back to camp... and check to see how much oil that ride, two up on a hot day burned up...

and... uh ... not a dang drop. The oil tank was sittin' full...

Not a thing to complain about, except for me wonderin'... where'd all that other oil go? and why?

Mysteries in the Cascades. :)

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Anonymous said...

maybe you had a frozen ring or some thing Brian we road those things pretty hard across sounther montana in the heat... glad its running good for you now, will be leaving for jasper and maybe banff in a week or so probably the last long ride here for the yr.. good colours in the mountains right now.... rubber side down my friend


Brian said...

here's hopin'! I think I'm gonna change to synthetic oil the next change... and heavier if I can find it..