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Offline Paul Brooking

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“Flamin” Stelvio
« on: May 09, 2018, 08:32:30 PM »
To be read in conjunction with Huzo’s trip report
Joined Huzo and Ian on their Norges on a trip up the centre of Australia
I only was able to get enough time off to get to Alice Springs.
On the second morning we were just settling into the ride up the Stuart Highway   Huzo was following unfortunately he did not have his GoPro
switched on.
Crossing Lake Hart, Huzo roared passed me and frantically waved me to stop. He had seen an enormous blue flame from the exhaust side of the bike and had deduced that my engine had kacked it.
What had happened is at the last minute before leaving I had put a 10yo single malt into a small and large 500ml hip flask, as you do.
The small flask had gone into the tank bag, the large “reserve” flask I had stuffed into the pocket above the exhaust. I checked to see there was enough clearance.
I deduced that the flask had fallen over and settled. I suspect it had leaked and as it heated up it reached flash point and the explosion was what Huzo saw.
Nylon toiletries bag completely melted and the only way you could recognise the plastic glob as my toothbrush was by the few bristles left.
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Re: �Flamin� Stelvio
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 08:37:52 PM »
 Just be glad it wasn't good whiskey  :shocked:

 So has Peter recovered yet ? :laugh:

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Re: “Flamin” Stelvio
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 08:39:36 PM »
Takes a lot to faze him[emoji33]


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Re: �Flamin� Stelvio
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 08:43:24 PM »
From the wild side for sure.
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Re: �Flamin� Stelvio
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Re: �Flamin� Stelvio
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 10:27:48 PM »
That's the funniest thing I've read all day.   :laugh: 

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Re: �Flamin� Stelvio
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 02:54:57 AM »
Yeah..
I really could smell the whiskey burning..(and I was nowhere near Copperhead Road..!)
In addition to the Cape Canaveral style eruption from the arse end of the mighty Stelvio, there was a veritable "golden shower" of partially unburned whiskey, and a vomitorious emission of molten plastic and bouncing globs of burning pieces, spattering the poor hapless Norge fighting it's way through the blue haze.
Shit it was fun though..!
« Last Edit: April 20, 2020, 03:24:30 PM by Huzo »

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Re: �Flamin� Stelvio
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 04:32:50 AM »
So, your saying you've discovered a new way to back off the tailgaters? Sounds like a feature to me...neat trick...how can I make my bike do that? I'm all down for monster blue flames. Can I dump a little rocket fuel as I leave stoplights? WHOOOSSHHH!

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Re: �Flamin� Stelvio
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 04:38:27 AM »
Been there and had the t shirt. Best of luck getting the melted plastic off the bike.
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Re: �Flamin� Stelvio
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 05:01:21 AM »
A few years ago, my buddy Russ had bought my K1200GT from me to do a trip to Pikes Peak and back with his son. He was all loaded up and heading through Atlanta, to go meet his boy when he noticed people passing him trying to catch his attention. Because it was a new (to him) bike, he thought at first that they were loving his bike. However when he noticed a smoke trail in his mirror, he pulled over to check. The left side Pannier had not set in the grooves to seat properly, and was resting on the exhaust. He quickly pulled the pannier off the bike and onto the ground, as it was smoking something fierce. THEN, he opened the bag to check the contents, giving oxygen to the smoldering mass of clothing/gear inside. POOF and up in flames. He was able to save the pannier, by dumping the contents, however the Pikes Peak trip was delayed a few days while gear was replaced. It happens. Yours was, alcohol abuse.  :boozing:
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Re: “Flamin” Stelvio
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2020, 12:11:56 AM »
Bump.

Offline Paul Brooking

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Re: “Flamin” Stelvio
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2020, 01:50:50 AM »




Thanks Huzo

Not likely to live that one down am I  :boozing: :boozing:

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Re: “Flamin” Stelvio
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2020, 06:34:13 AM »
Kind of like an afterburner. :grin:
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Re: “Flamin” Stelvio
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2020, 08:16:39 AM »
Did you have enough whiskey  to make up for the loss in product or was the trip cancelled?
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Re: “Flamin” Stelvio
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2020, 09:14:24 AM »
Aha. That one. Our old great aunt, the teetotaller, was right after all, keeping company with hard spirits will bring about a bad end.
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Re: “Flamin” Stelvio
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2020, 09:37:04 AM »
It's such a great story that I have no comeback worthy.  (I did like the afterburner remark).
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Re: “Flamin” Stelvio
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2020, 03:24:14 PM »
Awesome. The closest I got to that on my Stelvio was a melted bag strap. That taught me to pack the heavy stuff on the non-muffler side.
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Re: “Flamin” Stelvio
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2020, 06:04:11 PM »
Did you have enough whiskey  to make up for the loss in product or was the trip cancelled?

We were on strict rations until we got to Alice Springs ….  :evil:

One of Huzo's eccentricities is that he is as nutty as a fruit bat and exceptionally good company … without alcohol ….  :thumb:

A few glasses of red and he is done for the night

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Re: “Flamin” Stelvio
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2020, 06:40:35 PM »
I’m sorry that happened to you but, damn, that is funny. That would have been a cool video!
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