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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By froger
I'm no expert, nor did I stay at Holliday inn...

I'm no expert, nor did I stay at Holliday inn express last night, but June in the Canadian Rockies might be kinda wet.
Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By froger
I guess Alaska's different. All that dirt's hard...

I guess Alaska's different. All that dirt's hard on a chain, it'll need more work. But you don't want to haul the torque wrench around. Axle nut wrench is fine. Put your boot on it if you need to.
Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By froger
Someplace like Alaska would be the most expensive...

Someplace like Alaska would be the most expensive trip. They have to make all their money in the six months that the visitors are around. City's, cooperate tourist trap's, and big national parks are...
Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By froger
A new chain will stretch some. On the way out,...

A new chain will stretch some. On the way out, they will also give trouble. But when there in the useful part of their life, they don't need that much adjustment. If your talking no more than a week...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-12-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By froger
395 is less traveled, if you don't mind going...

395 is less traveled, if you don't mind going farther east.

97 is ok. Mostly open country, with the road straight more often than not. A lot of people around Bend, but there are good by pass...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By froger
If your trying to get somewhere, you got two...

If your trying to get somewhere, you got two choice's. I-5 west of the mountains, or 395 and 97 on the east side. 395 is quite scenic, and though it has traffic, it's fairly open and you can move...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By froger
In the Banff area, near the east end of hwy 93,...

In the Banff area, near the east end of hwy 93, there's a campground. Named Vermilion fall's, if I remember right. Nice place. East of there is the Storm mountain lodge, which was once a hunting camp...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By froger
The coast is beautiful alright, and everybody...

The coast is beautiful alright, and everybody loves the smell of that salt air rusting their bike. But the endless motorhomes, tourist shit, and a bunch a small towns that are three blocks wide and...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,471
Posted By froger
You want a compression stuff sack for your...

You want a compression stuff sack for your sleeping bag.

Get the best riding and camping gear you can. Gore-Tex boots saved my ass. In fact, everything south of my helmet was Gore-Tex.

If...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By froger
Now we're going first class. You did good. ...

Now we're going first class. You did good.

The boat trip's a lot of fun, but it'll wear you out. Don't count on busting out a big day after the boat ride. Also, town's serving the ferries will...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By froger
If you make it to Oregon, I can show you more...

If you make it to Oregon, I can show you more dirt roads than you could ever ride on. They go everywhere the logger's went. The main national forest road's, a car could do easy. Lessor roads are...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By froger
We like our shooting iron's in Oregon too, but...

We like our shooting iron's in Oregon too, but not up north. They emptied my friends truck out on the ground when they found a shell casing in his tackle box once.

Won't help you this trip, but...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,869
Posted By froger
You can find free camping all over the rural...

You can find free camping all over the rural west, and you won't have to ride to the middle of nowhere. You don't need to hide either, out of the way is good enough most of the time. Unused rock...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By froger
Hwy 97 from the border to Kamloop's, most of it's...

Hwy 97 from the border to Kamloop's, most of it's going to have a lot of local traffic. You could stay on 20, and do Washington's north cascade's. Then turn North on Hwy 9, a quiet two lane. Lots of...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By froger
The Alaska sub forum's got some advice that would...

The Alaska sub forum's got some advice that would spill over to the Yukon as well. Worth a read.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-25-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,070
Posted By froger
If you want to visit some place bad enough, the...

If you want to visit some place bad enough, the lousy part's don't matter. You'll put up with it. Being young and tough helps, but desire is more important than anything else.

Take care of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-18-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,058
Posted By froger
Shows what I know..

Shows what I know..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,654
Posted By froger
Its country fair weekend in Oregon, where you can...

Its country fair weekend in Oregon, where you can bet every extra policeman in the state is sure to be.

I'm at the other end of the county, and some slug's getting in the way. We hit a passing...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,058
Posted By froger
La Pine, or L. A. Pine as it is sometimes known,...

La Pine, or L. A. Pine as it is sometimes known, is thirty miles south. It's more of a whole bunch of houses in the woods than a town, though there are plenty of goods and services available.

...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By froger
Stick with June. I went in August, not knowing...

Stick with June. I went in August, not knowing that's the rainy season. Got blasted good coming home. Everything south of my helmet was gor-tex, and it saved the trip. Wasn't always warm, but I...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By froger
21 day's is enough, but you won't be laying...

21 day's is enough, but you won't be laying around the hotel pool much. Took me nine days to reach Dawson, another nine to return. Rode every day but one, and that was on the Port Hardy-Prince Rupert...
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By froger
I think the low humidity, high elevation, and...

I think the low humidity, high elevation, and lack of clouds makes the temperature swings a normal thing up there.[/QUOTE]

Camping can be cold. Even in August, let alone May.

The worst...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By froger
Thanks redge, I stand corrected. Haven't been...

Thanks redge, I stand corrected. Haven't been north since this started. Still a big hit though. Besides the fine's, you'd have to live for a week before getting your bike back, and that wouldn't be...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By froger
Vancouver to Cache creek has plenty or turn's,...

Vancouver to Cache creek has plenty or turn's, but is the best way out of Vancouver. Well worth it, and not much slower than Hwy 1. From Kamloops to Jasper the roads are pretty open. So are the...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By froger
The south end of Vancouver island's pretty...

The south end of Vancouver island's pretty crowded for a street bike, and it can be hot and sticky with your gear on. But the ferry boats are a lot of fun. BC ferries load bikes first, so you are...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,207
Posted By froger
Am no hand at CA, but OR, and WA, I know pretty...

Am no hand at CA, but OR, and WA, I know pretty good. Unless you have a red cape and a big S on your chest, your route from the OR border to Port Angeles WA is going to take three days without much...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By froger
I wouldn't want to ride out of the state on a...

I wouldn't want to ride out of the state on a stock KLR seat, let alone all the way to SA. Your either tough, or don't know any better. Mines rebuilt, and is now as wide as a big touring bike's. Not...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,207
Posted By froger
Think you have a good plan, except you are still...

Think you have a good plan, except you are still underestimating the Oregon coast. It's easy enough to do. Adding it up, I get 340 miles, with 50 dots on the map. That's a town for every seven miles....
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,207
Posted By froger
From the main road there's not much to see in the...

From the main road there's not much to see in the Olympics. It's a rain forest. For what your doing it don't look worth the effort. The north cascades are epic, but the road from Crater lake to the...
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,207
Posted By froger
Crater lake is at least a half day's ride from...

Crater lake is at least a half day's ride from the Oregon coast. I don't see how you could do both without wasting a lot of time.

Lot's of people love riding the coast, but I'm not one of them....
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By froger
Big trip, short on time, the trailer sounds like...

Big trip, short on time, the trailer sounds like a great idea to me. Especially coming home when your burnt out. If it make's the trip better, let her buck.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-22-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,565
Posted By froger
I've heard that many places now day's don't want...

I've heard that many places now day's don't want to hire someone with more than a few months blank spot in their employment record. Their afraid you might be covering up some sort of work related...
Forum: Americas 10-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By froger
I've rode past many a nice place to get somewhere...

I've rode past many a nice place to get somewhere else. If your short of time or energy, something has to be done. I got friend's who always take back roads no matter how far their destination. No...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,412
Posted By froger
In "67" most bikes still ran drum brakes, and you...

In "67" most bikes still ran drum brakes, and you were better off looking for a hole than trying to stop. Sure, some stopped good, most didn't. Bad brake's is where the phrase "had to lay her down"...
Forum: Americas 10-14-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By froger
KLR's come with awful seat's. I wouldn't want to...

KLR's come with awful seat's. I wouldn't want to do over half a day on one a them. Got my stock pan rebuilt, the seat's a foot wide now. Get that sorted early, whatever bike you chose. It's too big a...
Forum: Americas 10-14-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By froger
All my KLR has ever ran is 50/50 dual sport tires...

All my KLR has ever ran is 50/50 dual sport tires (Billed as 50% street, 50% dirt.) They are good on pavement or dry dirt.
The steering on a dual sport is friskier than a street bike's. They do...
Forum: Americas 10-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,744
Posted By froger
Woo Hoo! Good for you, and welcome to the club..

Woo Hoo! Good for you, and welcome to the club..
Forum: Americas 10-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By froger
Big windows are not fun when its hot.

Big windows are not fun when its hot.
Forum: Americas 10-01-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,744
Posted By froger
Five inches off that windshield ain't much....

Five inches off that windshield ain't much. Remeber, air cant change dirrection that fast. At highway speed the real windblast is six inches above the top of the windshield.
On your bike, too small...
Forum: Americas 10-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,230
Posted By froger
Being an old ff, I didn't like the 599 as it came...

Being an old ff, I didn't like the 599 as it came from the factory. The "upright riding position" wasent very upright. Had to go 75 before the weight came off my wrist's, but by 80 the wind was...
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