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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,617
Views: 3,314,155
Posted By xtoph
This pic was taken by a buddy, and it's actually...

This pic was taken by a buddy, and it's actually his bike in the background, when we did a trip to Alaska in 2010.
Probably my favourite.
http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy82/extoph/IMG_0799.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By xtoph
Biking on Vacation (Philippines)

Hello all,
I haven't submitted a ride report before, or participated on here for a long time. But I had the perfect day a few months ago, and I thought you might enjoy the few pics I took :)

Way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,795
Posted By xtoph
My thoughts exactly. It's not just cheap gas,...

My thoughts exactly. It's not just cheap gas, it's cheap thrills. Cheap thrills that just happened to open up an extremely satisfying and addicting lifestyle.
Even now, a car to me is an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 39,007
Posted By xtoph
Out of my many moments of poor judgement only one...

Out of my many moments of poor judgement only one put me down on the street while moving, my first summer of riding. It involved a 2-block ride home, far too many bags of groceries, and a snap rain...
Forum: Canada 12-20-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,719
Posted By xtoph
I did Vancouver-Anchorage-Prudhoe-NWT round trip...

I did Vancouver-Anchorage-Prudhoe-NWT round trip this summer, with a lot of screwing around, in 30 days. 400-600km typical. This is the list of stops we made between here and Anchorage:...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,129
Posted By xtoph
Keep on talking, people. As long as there is...

Keep on talking, people. As long as there is some controversy over this, I feel justified in being a cheap bastard and not replacing my rear sprocket!

It is good to know, though, that sprockets...
Forum: Australia 12-15-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,952
Posted By xtoph
I feel that pain, man. Back in June I bought a...

I feel that pain, man. Back in June I bought a new Zeus lid for a big trip, and it was stolen from the car-wash space in my building while I was right outside drying off a bike. At least you got a...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By xtoph
Sorry, I thought this was advice on how to get in...

Sorry, I thought this was advice on how to get in them.

I'll just let myself out...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9,809
Views: 3,092,197
Posted By xtoph
KLR in Atigun Pass: ...

KLR in Atigun Pass:
http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy82/extoph/IMG_0943-1.jpg

Nighthawk near Grand Coulee:
http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy82/extoph/IMG_1139.jpg

Is winter over yet?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-07-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 543,783
Posted By xtoph
One of a few moving photo shoots en route to...

One of a few moving photo shoots en route to Alaska this past summer.

http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy82/extoph/39358_715789476217_122604496_42040990_799724_n.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By xtoph
Second. When I bought my KLR this spring it...

Second.

When I bought my KLR this spring it came with a pair of cupped k270s which were a nightmare on the highway.

I was going up to Alaska this summer. Went into my local shop hoping for the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By xtoph
:huh So... the old plug stopped sparking after...

:huh
So... the old plug stopped sparking after the engine had been running? Either shorting or losing continuity once the temp got up I suppose. Anyone heard of this before?
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By xtoph
As another 6'-er coming into dual-sport riding, I...

As another 6'-er coming into dual-sport riding, I was very comfortable picking up a KLR with the Corbin seat. I vaguely remember sitting on a stock machine at the local motorcycle show and thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,987
Posted By xtoph
Well, all is said and done for my summer trip. I...

Well, all is said and done for my summer trip. I took RoberTx's advice and made myself up an extendable aluminum stand. It works great for oiling the chain and any other odd little maintenance job...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,889
Posted By xtoph
Hey Spike. One of the Coldfoot Canadians here...

Hey Spike. One of the Coldfoot Canadians here (BC). Epic ride report, great pictures. Glad to see the rest of your trip ticked along and you got home safe. The two of us canucks both made it home...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,987
Posted By xtoph
Wow, that is an amazingly compact / lightweight...

Wow, that is an amazingly compact / lightweight solution. I like it! Think I'll try exactly that.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,987
Posted By xtoph
This sounds like a great idea, please post a few...

This sounds like a great idea, please post a few pics. I'd like to see where you're propping the bike up to change a front tire.

Also, I'm having second thoughts about my "just lay it over"...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,987
Posted By xtoph
Crash bars: The cause of and solution to my problem

Thanks for the opinions, guys. I am going to buy some Teton panniers from Happy Trail for my KLR, and I was looking at getting a centerstand at the same time. My concern is that my crash bars...
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