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Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,950
Posted By Solarmoose
Hope you got a little bit of sun on your ride....

Hope you got a little bit of sun on your ride. Its been a very rainy and cool
summer in the north country. Check out the rain fall stats from NWS (https://www.facebook.com/NWSAlaska). Scroll
down...
Forum: Alaska 07-21-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By Solarmoose
Use short wrench or 1/4" ratchet

Use short wrench or 1/4" ratchet
Forum: Alaska 07-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,528
Posted By Solarmoose
Looking Good Annie!

Looking Good Annie!
Forum: Alaska 07-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,516
Posted By Solarmoose
Sounds like we'll have to stop by your compound...

Sounds like we'll have to stop by your compound next summer,

http://solarmoose.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Banks-Tour-Return/i-SZXMrpS/0/M/IMG_1149c-M.jpg
...
Forum: Alaska 06-30-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Solarmoose
I'm assuming this is the south-bound part of your...

I'm assuming this is the south-bound part of your trip. If you're trying to keep the cost down then the best options for boarding are Haines or Skagway. Look at your route to decide which is best....
Forum: Alaska 06-22-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Solarmoose
I agree, shouldn't need dirt tires if you are...

I agree, shouldn't need dirt tires if you are riding to Dawson. I've been to
Dawson a couple times with my K12GT and street tires. The Alcan is either
asphalt or chip seal and the Klondike...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,346
Posted By Solarmoose
Optimist. Its been more cloudy and rainy. Not...

Optimist. Its been more cloudy and rainy. Not much sun to see lately.
Unless I'm are riding northwest in the late evening, the sun doesn't bother me.
But then I use a mirror reflective face shield...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Solarmoose
Congratulations Jeff! Great route you planned...

Congratulations Jeff! Great route you planned out.
David
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 21,524
Posted By Solarmoose
darn

Cee and I are not going to make it despite trying several angles.
Time got squeezed with out-of-state-friends and family on either
end so we thought, ok, Cee will fly the plane there instead since...
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,260
Posted By Solarmoose
5 & 6 out

HOW IN THE WORLD DO I SIGN-UP FOR D2D???????

1. Scroll to the LAST post!
2. Copy these instructions (right click) along with the most current list of names.
3. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,317
Posted By Solarmoose
May the road be kind to you yet full of...

May the road be kind to you yet full of adventure.
Thanks for helping out on our project last summer,
it was much appreciated by both of us.

We will not see you at D2D, had planned to fly...
Forum: Alaska 06-08-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,518
Posted By Solarmoose
There is a kawi shop in Fairbanks but don't count...

There is a kawi shop in Fairbanks but don't count on them; I avoid going there. If I'm around and you need shop space in Fairbanks to work in send me a PM.
Forum: Alaska 06-06-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,154
Posted By Solarmoose
this is an epic hijack of poor KSO's simple...

this is an epic hijack of poor KSO's simple request for info on Alaska. Two pages now.

I fear we may be communicating something other than what we want. :rofl
Forum: Alaska 06-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,154
Posted By Solarmoose
All is revealed

Read and may your questions be answered.
Alaska Primer (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788417)
Haul Road Primer Part I (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943656)...
Forum: Alaska 05-24-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,827
Posted By Solarmoose
bummer

bummer
Forum: Alaska 05-22-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Solarmoose
Still Available

From Alaska Leather's Home page see the tab Local Shop and click on
Traveler's Page then click on Emergency Phone Tree...
Forum: Alaska 05-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,045
Posted By Solarmoose
why are you asking this question?

why are you asking this question?
Forum: Alaska 05-12-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 21,524
Posted By Solarmoose
very wise

very wise
Forum: Alaska 05-10-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,910
Posted By Solarmoose
and to say it again,

As AlCan put it the Primer, this is work road, not a tourist road. Its one thing
to muscle a bike in bad conditions on a trail by yourself but there are big
trucks hauling heavy (with pusher...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-09-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 383,288
Posted By Solarmoose
How is the bike rebuild going? need anything?

How is the bike rebuild going? need anything?
Forum: Alaska 05-08-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Solarmoose
Jeff, can you tell if any repairs have been done...

Jeff, can you tell if any repairs have been done or is it just as you left it?
The forks look bent back to my eye but that may be an illusion.
At any rate... wow. 4250? not that I would get a klr...
Forum: Alaska 05-07-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,910
Posted By Solarmoose
Read this: Haul Road Primer - Part 1...

Read this: Haul Road Primer - Part 1 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943656)
Forum: Alaska 05-06-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,827
Posted By Solarmoose
All of the Spot units use the same satellites in...

All of the Spot units use the same satellites in low-earth-orbit around the equator, so the further north you are especially if you are immediately behind a tall structure (i.e. mountain) the less...
Forum: Alaska 05-05-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By Solarmoose
Check with DEC office in Fairbanks, they have...

Check with DEC office in Fairbanks, they have data on septic systems.
I replaced my drain field several years ago with a trench style. Not hard
and they have the calcs for depth, length and etc....
Forum: Alaska 05-05-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By Solarmoose
And Amazon sometimes has tires with Prime (free...

And Amazon sometimes has tires with Prime (free shipping.)
Forum: Alaska 05-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,827
Posted By Solarmoose
Spot or InReach

I've had a Spot for five years but haven't had a NEED for the Spot on the
highways since cell coverage is ok most of the time, but it always goes with
me on back-country trips. I do use the Spot...
Forum: Alaska 05-04-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Solarmoose
Good ride today. Clear and 70s. Thanks for...

Good ride today. Clear and 70s. Thanks for calling us out, Bob (s).
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Solarmoose
Yep

Fairbanks: A group of us are meeting at the College Coffee House at 11am Sat for a ride down the Parks and maybe lunch at Mondo.
Sunny weather with high 60s. (supposed to hit 70 today) so get that...
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,910
Posted By Solarmoose
Fairbanks AK

Fairbanks AK. Mostly Calm, snow gone. No snow in the forecast. Temps in 60's this week. Maybe 70. No tornadoes. No hurricanes.

But you have a few mountain passes between here and there. I've done...
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 26,409
Posted By Solarmoose
Fairbanks AK

Calm, snow gone. No snow in the forecast. Temps in 60's this week. Maybe 70. No tornadoes. No hurricanes.
Kevin, tell me again about why you moved?
:rofl
Forum: Alaska 04-23-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Solarmoose
My experience with Spot trackers is they can be...

My experience with Spot trackers is they can be iffy north of the range too, especially when in the mountains. Similar issue, they use equatorial Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. At least with...
Forum: Alaska 04-21-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Solarmoose
More info: Byers Lake Campground is MP147. ...

More info:
Byers Lake Campground is MP147.
The "Medal of Honor Loop to Alaska Veterans Memorial POW-MIA Rest Area" is just north at MP 147.1 (South entrance) per the Milepost. The north...
Forum: Alaska 04-20-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Solarmoose
Beyers Lake access road is not plowed and they...

Beyers Lake access road is not plowed and they don't plow the lower lot of the Veterans Memorial, but the upper lot of the Veterans Memorial is kept open all winter. I know cause that's a pee stop...
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,528
Posted By Solarmoose
Hey, good looking ride there! Need some place to...

Hey, good looking ride there! Need some place to store it? :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 254,213
Posted By Solarmoose
D2D June 2013 ...

D2D June 2013

http://solarmoose.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/D2D-dcr-2013/i-JRHwng9/0/L/IMG_2019c-L.jpg
Forum: Alaska 04-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,990
Posted By Solarmoose
and in Fairbanks

per the Newsminer
(http://www.newsminer.com/news/public_safety_report/public-safety-report-april/article_79fc64fc-c46f-11e3-9a7d-0017a43b2370.html)
Motor vehicle crash
...
Forum: Alaska 04-15-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,827
Posted By Solarmoose
+1 on what ThatGuy says on size, it needs to be...

+1 on what ThatGuy says on size, it needs to be snug not loose. Mine is a
bit loose and wish it was smaller. It works ok but could be better. I've
experimented with using one or two layers under...
Forum: Alaska 04-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By Solarmoose
I think the roads in the Yukon are great. Scroll...

I think the roads in the Yukon are great. Scroll back three or four decades
and maybe then you'd have something to whine about.
Forum: Alaska 04-08-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,035
Posted By Solarmoose
its really still snowmachine season

Well, so much for hopes of riding in a few days. 4" of new snow. Roads
are very slick. And temps in the single digits. But its temporary. I plowed
snow yesterday its supposed to be warmer by the...
Forum: Alaska 04-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Solarmoose
Impressive riding there Piston. Will think...

Impressive riding there Piston.
Will think about this vid next time I'm headed to anchortown and cross those bridges.
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