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O’niell Park Motorcycle Part Recovery Saves Long Planned Adventure .. Orange County, CA.

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)


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*** Alex and his brother had been planning a motorcycle road trip from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for years. Alex lives in San Francisco,  CA. and his brother lives in Ontario, Canada. 

The time had come to fulfill their dreams. John, Alex’s brother shipped his classic Yamaha motorcycle to California where he and Alex started the first leg of their trip, 450 miles to O’Neil  Park campgrounds in Santa Margarita, Orange County, CA. The next morning John decided to do a cleaning of his carburetor which required dismantling it, he has done it many times over the years. Unfortunately he dropped a very small part into a dry river bed with lots of sand and baseball size rocks. This small brass part was not your easily replaced item as the motorcycle was 30+ years old and they were miles away from any services.

They had cellphones and were able to contact me. I met them at campsite C70. We walked over to an area 25 yards from their sleeping area. John showed me where he been sitting. It had been littered with shrubbery which he had removed. The rocks had big crevices  between  them with holes that could swallow a small brass washer like part (half the size of a dime). Fifteen to twenty minutes later I got a signal using my Garrett AT Pinpointer. The small brass part was between two rocks covers with small twigs. Trip saved, I took a photo of the part and John immediately began to install the carburetor on his motorcycle. They told , they would be leaving as soon as possible to be at the border of Mexico before days end. 

I never know what the next call will be. This was unique and it could’ve ruined their dream trip. It was my pleasure to be a part of their adventure. I never know  what the next call will be.. 

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