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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-24-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,043
Posted By pwh
add me to the list of clogged fuel filters at 14k...

add me to the list of clogged fuel filters at 14k miles.

Glad I wasn't far from home. Going to carry a spare from now on.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5,320
Views: 302,724
Posted By pwh
Jug of Motorex 10w-60

If anybody in the area has a KTM 690 or whatever else that takes Motorex 10w-60 Cross Power, I have a 4L jug leftover before my 690 got totaled.

Free to good home, pickup in downtown Omaha. PM me....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-02-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By pwh
x2

x2
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,954
Posted By pwh
nice pix! Man I miss Northern California :thumbup

nice pix! Man I miss Northern California :thumbup
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5,320
Views: 302,724
Posted By pwh
I'll be moving back to Omaha tomorrow. Can anyone...

I'll be moving back to Omaha tomorrow. Can anyone reccomend a tire change place? I remember Dillon Bros wanted like $80/tire in labor :eek1

Tempted to buy a compressor, balancer stand, and spoons...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,033
Posted By pwh
x2

x2
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-05-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Those K60s have exactly ONE good quality (or bad...

Those K60s have exactly ONE good quality (or bad quality, depending on how you look at it).

They last for-fecking-ever!

They're durable and long-wearing, but they make the bike turn like shit....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-04-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 13: Homer to Valdez, AK. 519 miles.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7634/16409445684_efd8fa9d41_b.jpg

Another day of rain, clouds, and sun.

Rode back up the Kenai Peninsula. Gorgeous as per usual in Alaska.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By pwh
FYI, most di-electric grease is an insulator and...

FYI, most di-electric grease is an insulator and should not be applied directly to contacts.
Forum: Alaska 04-03-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,248
Posted By pwh
Conditions change by the hour. You won't know...

Conditions change by the hour. You won't know until you're up there.

Reading the previously linked info and countless ride reports will give you an idea of the variability. :deal

Expect rain,...
Forum: Photos 04-01-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 610,297
Posted By pwh
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7542/15568368523_c6...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7542/15568368523_c6102d8b0a_b.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By pwh
I used a Lumix dmc-ts5. Not really impressed...

I used a Lumix dmc-ts5.

Not really impressed with photo quality, but it's cheap enough to not worry about and durable.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7631/16765375877_d1e1d114d7_b.jpg
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-29-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 12: Palmer to Homer Spit, AK. 266 miles.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8705/16765364607_803e12970b_b.jpg

I begged Mitch for an airplane ride the next morning, but he was leaving to go back to work. Next time, Mitch!
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-28-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
I gave a short review earlier: I have...

I gave a short review earlier:



I have never bought anything brand new, but I plan on keeping this bike for a long time. Fast, badass, and fairly rare compared to the sheer amount of Harleys...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-16-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,057
Posted By pwh
Rode mine to Alaska and back. 10,600 miles in 20...

Rode mine to Alaska and back. 10,600 miles in 20 days. Not a single issue.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-15-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 11: Fairbanks to Palmer, AK. 360 miles.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8740/16207198643_d5d2ca89f2_b.jpg

I woke up pretty late and didn’t get on the road until noon. Pete and Sharon invited me to stay a few nights at their hand-built...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-24-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 10: The shop.

Sharon was making coffee and peeked out of the kitchen window to see a dirty man in a space suit sprawled out on the lawn. She and Pete didn’t believe that I was dumb enough to ride to Deadhorse and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-24-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Thank you

I really appreciate all of the comments. I'm planning a southern adventure next.



I hate being held to a schedule. I didn't want to wait around for a week and I knew I could find something else...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-20-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 9: Fairbanks to Deadhorse and back to Fairbanks. 1,039 miles.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/16555379645_67216af675_b.jpg

Pete simply could not understand why I wanted to ride to an oilfield, “just to do it.” Since he spent quite a few years up there,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-20-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 8: Hungover at the Hot Springs. 0 miles.

Woke up late and ate most of the food in Sharon’s kitchen. Pete was struggling. I hope that when I’m 70, I can slam as many beers as Pete can. He was an electrician and spent many years working on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 7: Yukon River Campground to Fairbanks, AK. 390 miles.

Well Google Maps can’t cross the Poker Creek border.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7407/15761202844_a15edd755d_b.jpg

So, taking a liquid magma poo in a Yukon provincial campground outhouse might...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-27-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Well most hardcore dudes will definitely consider...

Well most hardcore dudes will definitely consider me a pussy, but I love the farkin thing. I learned how to ride on 2-strokes in northern Michigan but I'm no Jeremy McGrath... I rented a BMW 1200 GS...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-27-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 6: Marsh Lake to Yukon River Campground, YT. 363 miles.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8612/16195794089_2f819a32cb_b.jpg

Apparently mosquitos never sleep. I unzipped my tent around 7am and I was immediately attacked by Alaska’s state bird. I packed and...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-27-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By pwh
You also need to think about whether or not you...

You also need to think about whether or not you plan on keeping it for long. I personally go through bikes fairly quickly and do not want the hassle of trying to sell a salvage titled bike.

Only...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-26-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,819
Posted By pwh
I used to drive them in college. It was one of my...

I used to drive them in college. It was one of my favorite jobs. Worked at 6 different rinks in Michigan.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-11-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 5: Buffalo Inn to Marsh Lake Campground, YT. 700 miles.

I woke up and chugged a cup of free coffee from Mr. Mike. I asked him if he ever slept. He said no.

I stepped outside and was greeted by the sun. Today was going to be a good day! ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-11-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 4: Jonas Creek Campground to Buffalo Inn, Pink Mountain, BC. 505 miles.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7557/16003159719_744e7c1f37_b.jpg

I woke up to my alarm at 7:30am. “Fark, it’s cold!” I thought. My eye boogers were frozen. I slept in almost every piece of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-07-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Well on my way to being a cranky old bastard! :D ...

Well on my way to being a cranky old bastard! :D



I'm sorry to hear that. Omaha sucks. The Loess Hills across the river in Iowa are the only thing worth riding within a 400 mile radius. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-06-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
1. Personal preference; I wouldn't use them...

1. Personal preference; I wouldn't use them everyday once I returned.

2. Expensive; I think I spent $200 on two dry bags which were 100% waterproof. Nothing inside of them ever got wet.

3,4,5....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-04-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Out of 6.1 gallon tank, I saw between 200 and 255...

Out of 6.1 gallon tank, I saw between 200 and 255 miles. I kept track at most fill-ups and estimated anywhere from 35 to 45 mpg. Sometimes it was a mentally challenging, possessive game; me, riding...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-04-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Left on June 6th, returned June 27th. A little...

Left on June 6th, returned June 27th. A little over 10,600 miles.



Unifilter at 600 mile service. Clean trumpets. Pre-filter socks were packed full of sand and rocks.




That was the only...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-03-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 3: Salmon Lake to Jonas Creek Campground, Jasper NP, Alberta. 495 miles.

Today was a day of lists:
Animals seen: bear (black), bear (brown), caribou, big horn sheep, deer (lots), skunk.
Things eaten: 1 pound of carrots, 10 oz pistachios, 4 pepperoni sticks, 2 energy...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By pwh
vietnam

Vietnam is awesome. Cheap, beautiful beaches, lots to see. (yes I have been there).

I have also been to Bali. Vietnam is waaay less touristy.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-01-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 2: Casper, WY to Salmon Lake, MT: 670 miles

Tetons, tourists and a ticket.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8659/15783039327_7242a3b688_b.jpg
And a small disclaimer for anyone questioning the accuracy of the route:

Keep in mind these are...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-01-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Day 1: Omaha, NE to Casper, WY. Friday, June 6th. 620 miles

Ready to Leave

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7550/15781541257_9b3d54c9aa_b.jpg

Tent, sleeping bag, spare tire, gas can, tools, yee haw!
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,473
Posted By pwh
Poor Decision Paul's Northern Tour

I know, I know. Plenty of dumb people have wandered from somewhere else to Alaska's Prudhoe Bay. It's not necessarily impressive, difficult, dangerous nor new. But like so many others before me, I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-01-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 127,709
Posted By pwh
Hola!

I ran into you two in the Whitehorse Tim Horton's back in early June. I was the guy on the KTM who had the wrong size spare tire.

Glad to see you're still living my dream of riding the world!
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-29-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,877
Posted By pwh
1. Heated grips 2. Wider and larger 'rally'...

1. Heated grips
2. Wider and larger 'rally' footpegs
3. UNI for now, Rottweiler setup when I can
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-29-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,192
Posted By pwh
Good idea; Mods please move this to the KTM...

Good idea; Mods please move this to the KTM Official Toaster section. Thanks.

http://www.ktm-parts.com/UPW0870000.html#.VHooioo8KnM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-29-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,192
Posted By pwh
KTM confirms 800cc twin in development

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2014/november/ktm-plan-new-v-twins/
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