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Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-20-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 584,961
Posted By Martog
Surprised that they wouldn't honor their own...

Surprised that they wouldn't honor their own promotions?
A little. But I have seen much more egregious examples...

Surprised by the customer service experience?
More than a little - as I have...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-20-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 584,961
Posted By Martog
I just found out the same thing & got a taste of...

I just found out the same thing & got a taste of the Spot customer service experience.

I spoke with one of their less than helpful agents who kept referring to their T&Cs. I pointed out that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-02-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,865
Posted By Martog
Not such a long shot afterall...

Hey Ralf!

It was me on the DR heading up the Dalton last year. Very small world huh?:D

Still have the DR but I just added a '98 R1100GS to the stable - needed something a little...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 98,456
Views: 18,759,727
Posted By Martog
There are a lot of high mile DRs out there but I...

There are a lot of high mile DRs out there but I think you see more KLRs because stock they come better setup for long highway trips (which is where you run up the miles). You need to add a big...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 98,456
Views: 18,759,727
Posted By Martog
Range will vary greatly depending on your mods,...

Range will vary greatly depending on your mods, weight carried, and how hard you flog the bike. I just got back from Alaska and my mileage ranged between 32-45mpg.

Even if you're running a stock...
Forum: Alaska 07-13-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 68,993
Posted By Martog
I'm currently in Dawson City where it's hot as...

I'm currently in Dawson City where it's hot as hell. In fact, aside from fighting rain much of the way from Skagway to Whitehorse yesterday, the weather has been mostly hot & dry since I left Prince...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 98,456
Views: 18,759,727
Posted By Martog
Thanks to everyone who PM'd me with help on my...

Thanks to everyone who PM'd me with help on my cracked wheel! :clap

And especially Jeff at ProCycle who has literally saved my Alaska trip!:clap:clap:clap He has offered to provide me a wheel to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 98,456
Views: 18,759,727
Posted By Martog
Desperately seeking a rear wheel!

I'm desperately trying to locate a replacement rear wheel somewhere between San Diego and Seattle ASAP.

I'm pulling out this morning (6/24) for Alaska (hauling bike in truck into Canada) and just...
Forum: Alaska 06-11-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 68,993
Posted By Martog
"The Wimpy Way Up" Updated Plans

Well my plans have changed for the umpteenth time now but I think the first part of my trip is finalized :huh Things sure get complicated when you're trying to accommodate a non-rider for part of the...
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,460
Views: 782,953
Posted By Martog
Placed my order like 3 minutes ago. Just...

Placed my order like 3 minutes ago.
Just walked outside and checked my mail box - nothing! :evil:evil
What gives??? :D



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Forum: Canada 05-30-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Martog
Awesome, that sounds about perfect. Thanks!

Awesome, that sounds about perfect. Thanks!
Forum: Canada 05-29-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Martog
Thanks for the suggestions! I got a phone...

Thanks for the suggestions!
I got a phone number for a place (4-Seasons Maintenance) from the Visitor's Bureau but haven't been able to get anyone on the phone as yet. I'll keep trying.

Worst...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Martog
Thanks for the generous offer! Unfortunately...

Thanks for the generous offer!
Unfortunately (well, not really) we have to leave the truck somewhere in Prince Rupert as that is where the gal and I (and bike) will be hopping on the ferry to...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Martog
Question Truck Storage in Prince Rupert?

I'm headed up to Alaska in a few weeks and am looking for a place in Prince Rupert to safely store my pickup truck and camping gear for 3-4 weeks while I fumble about BC, YT and Alaska.

If you're...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 221,431
Posted By Martog
Has anyone received their bubogears 2M Aluminum...

Has anyone received their bubogears 2M Aluminum Tarp Poles as yet?

I put in an order for a couple as well from the Ebay seller. At $44/set delivered, they seem like a good option IF they are...
Forum: Alaska 04-22-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 68,993
Posted By Martog
Definitely will do so - thanks! Should be...

Definitely will do so - thanks!

Should be made easier now as I'll be picking up an 86 GL1200 SEI tomorrow. I figure if I can't get her comfortable on the back of that rig then there is no hope for...
Forum: Alaska 04-21-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 68,993
Posted By Martog
Many thanks Alcan Rider! Now all I have to...

Many thanks Alcan Rider!

Now all I have to do is actually plan this trip (flight times, ferry schedules, hotels, etc) :eek1 Not so much effort was going into my original solo DR650 plan.

The...
Forum: Alaska 04-20-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 68,993
Posted By Martog
A little guidance please...

Planning to go from San Diego to Skagway-area this summer - probably take about 3 weeks to do it.

Initial plan was to truck a DR650 to Seattle and ride solo to Skagway.

Now the fiance is...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,805
Posted By Martog
There's a shot of one over at Stromtrooper: ...

There's a shot of one over at Stromtrooper:
http://www.stromtrooper.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2372&highlight=naked

There's some more photos of this bike elsewhere as well...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,805
Posted By Martog
Someone posted up pics of a de-nuded DL awhile...

Someone posted up pics of a de-nuded DL awhile ago but I can't find them. It wasn't too bad but I think they ended up using an SV tank since the DL tank looks weird with the side indentations.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,722
Posted By Martog
Got blinkers? Invite a friend to help... I...

Got blinkers? Invite a friend to help...

I picked up my 06 WeeStrom in Dec. I hauled it home in the back of my truck and asked a friend to help me unload it as I was a little paranoid about...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2006, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,735
Posted By Martog
Take the Husky TE450/510 off of your list. These...

Take the Husky TE450/510 off of your list. These are not dual-sports. They are barely-legal competition worthy dirt bikes. Rephrase - they are awesome barely-legal competition worthy dirt bikes. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By Martog
Talking Sent! Doubt if I'll convert anyone but...

Sent!


Doubt if I'll convert anyone but hey, you gotta put a little carrot out there!
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2006, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By Martog
Bummer. I just placed an order for one this...

Bummer.
I just placed an order for one this morning. I guess I'll hope for a better experience than you have had. If not, mine will be going back too.

WebBikeWorld sure talked these helmets up...
Forum: Latin America 01-31-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By Martog
If you're just using the phone for emergencies...

If you're just using the phone for emergencies then the Discover Baja prices don't look too bad: $95 or $75/week for rental + $2.50/min airtime. When I use my own Globalstar sat phone in Mex I pay...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By Martog
Ratios

Ratios per my TE450 manual:
1st 2.0 (28/14)
2nd 1.611 (19/18)
3rd 1.333 (24/18)
4th 1.086 (25/23)
5th 0.920 (23/15)
6th 0.814 (22/27)

As you can see this is a tight ratio...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By Martog
Just returned from doing 95+ miles on my 06 TE450...

Just returned from doing 95+ miles on my 06 TE450 - mix of singletrack, fire roads and maybe 20-ish miles of backroad highway to link up the trails. 60mph is running about 6250 rpm (if I recall...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Martog
Congrats on the new ride! DRZs are great bikes -...

Congrats on the new ride! DRZs are great bikes - now get to modifying!

Here's some things to think about:
-In addition to your case savers, make sure you check the back side of your shifter, some...
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,457
Posted By Martog
Here's my story...

I picked up an 06 WeeStrom for $5995 before TTL ($6600 OTD) in San Diego right around Christmas.

The dealer said there was no way he sell it for that price, that's under their cost, the bikes are...
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