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Forum: Trip Planning 06-16-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By banjobart
Hormel pepperoni, peanuts, Cliff bars and raisins...

Hormel pepperoni, peanuts, Cliff bars and raisins for me.
Forum: Americas 06-12-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 71,423
Posted By banjobart
Bon voyage, Jeff. My departure had been delayed a...

Bon voyage, Jeff. My departure had been delayed a week but then we Michiganders have four weeks off to ride, Bart
Forum: Trip Planning 06-07-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,034
Posted By banjobart
Most the criminals and thieves between Colorado...

Most the criminals and thieves between Colorado and Alaska have already been shot or beat to crap.

You only have to worry when in the blue states.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,646
Posted By banjobart
I swear by the Dynaplug. I have used it many...

I swear by the Dynaplug. I have used it many times and given several away. It is the easiest to use, just poke it in and pull it out once the offending nail or screw are removed. These can be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By banjobart
West Michigan Saturday June 6 Sport Touring Meeting

The next West MI MSTA (Motorcycle Sport Touring Assoc.) meeting will be on Saturday, June 6 at the Alibi Bar and Grill at 1394 E Riverside Drive Ionia, MI starting at 10 AM. Breakfast will be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9,629
Views: 505,479
Posted By banjobart
West MI Sport Toruing Meeting Saturday June 6

The next West MI MSTA (Sport Touring) meeting will be on Saturday, June 6 at the Alibi Bar and Grill at 1394 E Riverside Drive Ionia, MI starting at 10 AM. Breakfast will be available for $10 plus...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By banjobart
Yes, replace the rear before the Alaska trip.

Yes, replace the rear before the Alaska trip.
Forum: Americas 05-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By banjobart
Do not say a word about working when crossing or...

Do not say a word about working when crossing or you will not get past the borders.
Forum: Americas 05-24-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 71,423
Posted By banjobart
After my first long ride years ago and the credit...

After my first long ride years ago and the credit card got blocked, I always notify them I will be traveling. I also take a second card with a separate account. I keep it handy in the breast pocket...
Forum: Americas 05-22-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 71,423
Posted By banjobart
Dittos on the Air Force Lodge. The owner Michael...

Dittos on the Air Force Lodge. The owner Michael is a great guy.
Forum: Americas 05-21-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 71,423
Posted By banjobart
I am packed and the bike (2007 DL1000) has fresh...

I am packed and the bike (2007 DL1000) has fresh synthetic oil and chain lube. All service is up to date with new tires installed.

Everything does not fit. I am taking out some spare fuel. I...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-19-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,067
Posted By banjobart
My main concern is profuse bleeding so I carry ...

My main concern is profuse bleeding so I carry self adhesive ace bandage, a clean cloth and Quik Clot on every bike at all times. I also carry Benadryl for bee stings. I have duct tape and...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-19-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,427
Posted By banjobart
Take a couple clip type repair links and a mini...

Take a couple clip type repair links and a mini tool. I have seen chains break a link that were not very old, not many miles on them. I take a tool, spare link and sometimes a spare chain.
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 71,423
Posted By banjobart
I use AMA roadside assistance. It worked...

I use AMA roadside assistance. It worked perfectly last year when my bike suddenly died in the Smokies.
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,237
Posted By banjobart
Send it to me, I will pay the postage. It has...

Send it to me, I will pay the postage. It has many uses.
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,554
Posted By banjobart
The 251 or better yet the 271 are excellent saws...

The 251 or better yet the 271 are excellent saws for occasional use.

This past winter I sold my Huskies and bought new Stihls. I have the 261, 362 and 441. I love them all. I have been getting a...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,208
Posted By banjobart
I spend $1,000 a week when riding to Alaska and...

I spend $1,000 a week when riding to Alaska and back for motels, restaurants and gas. I do not camp anymore. I do not have expensive tastes. I can save money by sharing a room with a buddy. Going...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 71,423
Posted By banjobart
I pull up to a border crossing and say "Howdy". I...

I pull up to a border crossing and say "Howdy". I never mention my personal small stash of booze and tobacco. I answer "No" to the question "Do you have any firearms?" I do not mention the large...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,238
Posted By banjobart
I definitely take my year old cheap socks,...

I definitely take my year old cheap socks, skivvies and T's and toss then after a day's use on the big trip each summer. Once I even gave away the jacket and boots I wore upon returning from AK. I...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,238
Posted By banjobart
I use $500 cash a week plus $500 on Visa a week...

I use $500 cash a week plus $500 on Visa a week for Alaska rides from Michigan. I do not camp or cook. 30 days would cost me $4,000 riding alone, cheaper if splitting the rooms. Add two sets of tires...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,238
Posted By banjobart
$500 a day? Are you taking a cab?

$500 a day? Are you taking a cab?
Forum: Americas 03-17-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By banjobart
You will enjoy this ride very much.

You will enjoy this ride very much.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-17-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,990
Posted By banjobart
Buy a bike with 2, 3 or 4 cylinders (and keep the...

Buy a bike with 2, 3 or 4 cylinders (and keep the thumper, too).
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 71,423
Posted By banjobart
Nothing heated for me, it will be summer, this...

Nothing heated for me, it will be summer, this will be my fourth trip to AK by road. No GPS, there are only a few turns from here to Fairbanks. Excellent free maps are available in Watson Lake at the...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 71,423
Posted By banjobart
I will be riding up, leaving the day after...

I will be riding up, leaving the day after Mastery and hope to rendezvous at least for a meal or two. From Michigan several of us will head north over the Mackinac bridge and then west to Glacier...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-22-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 106,133
Posted By banjobart
I ride far away in wilderness areas to get away...

I ride far away in wilderness areas to get away from banjos.
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By banjobart
Take lots of motrin, cash and a spare credit...

Take lots of motrin, cash and a spare credit card. You can buy what you need or forgot to bring on this route, you will be fine.
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By banjobart
Always take a spare credit card, jumper cables, a...

Always take a spare credit card, jumper cables, a Dynaplug, a 12 volt mini-compressor, a flashlight and a 5" vise grip pliers.
Forum: Americas 02-05-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By banjobart
The Phillips Motel in Robbinsville is at the...

The Phillips Motel in Robbinsville is at the center of great riding, it's a dry county though, so BYOB. I love the Phillip's and the area. Also nearby is the Iron Horse Lodge in Stecoah, a nice place...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-04-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 30,499
Posted By banjobart
1. Cash 2. Credit cards 3. Cell phone 4....

1. Cash
2. Credit cards
3. Cell phone
4. AMA roadside assistance card
5. Registration & proof of insurance

...

My list for overnight to month long journeys is much longer, a full page.
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,945
Posted By banjobart
I carry a package of Quik-clot to stop bleeding...

I carry a package of Quik-clot to stop bleeding and a roll of self adhesive "Ace" bandage. Also a tube of ointment and a clean hanker chief. I have observed that 99% of the folks out there are not...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-28-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,532
Posted By banjobart
I bought a pair of VTX 1800's my first year...

I bought a pair of VTX 1800's my first year riding and loved them. Never had any problems. I did get a used Shadow 750 to learn on and take my road test for the cycle endorsement but it was traded...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-28-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,532
Posted By banjobart
The DR650 is the best of the lot for your stated...

The DR650 is the best of the lot for your stated needs. But you will get bored with only one cylinder on the pavement very quickly. On pavement the V-Strom will shine. It will still ride two track...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 71,423
Posted By banjobart
PM and email sent.

PM and email sent.
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,228
Posted By banjobart
My favorite riding pants: 5.11 Tactical Stryke...

My favorite riding pants: 5.11 Tactical Stryke pants in black. Water resistant but breathes freely and quick dry. Very comfortable. These look like casual dress pants. Check/search ebay.

For...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-10-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,153
Posted By banjobart
I think four is the acceptable minimum.

I think four is the acceptable minimum.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-14-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,866
Posted By banjobart
Shot Plenty.

Shot Plenty.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-14-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,331
Posted By banjobart
Water cooled bikes for 10K miles between oil...

Water cooled bikes for 10K miles between oil changes, of course.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-13-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,331
Posted By banjobart
I'm good for 10,000 miles between changes with...

I'm good for 10,000 miles between changes with Amsoil synthetic. That's Alaska and back for me, did it twice. Bikes still run like new.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,467
Posted By banjobart
I just stay in cheap motels. I use the Devilbiss...

I just stay in cheap motels. I use the Devilbiss CPAP. It is a very quiet, compact and reliable machine. I do not want to stop and charge a battery pack.

If I lay down I stop breathing within a...
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