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Forum: Hacks 11-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 424,371
Posted By Northern Rob
Another good reason - Urals hurt cars.

Another reason not to buy a Ural. The steel is too thick. This is a hazard for cars. I got hit by an SUV today. I was stopped at a stop sign. Driver made a left turn into my street, but turned into...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 424,371
Posted By Northern Rob
http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Ice-Roads-and...

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Ice-Roads-and-Tuk/DSC00409/856441360_XPMpu-M.jpg
It would be cool to see what BMW or KTM could do with a fresh sheet of paper and a sidecar adventure bike. But...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 54,830
Posted By Northern Rob
Unfortunately that's true

Unfortunately that's true
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 134,463
Posted By Northern Rob
non-electric hand warmers

If you don't like heated gloves, go to a sports store or hunting store and get those chemical disposable hand warmers. They last about 8 hours, they're cheap and work well for hands and feet. Also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 134,463
Posted By Northern Rob
cheap heated vest switch

Yes, agreed those Gerbings controllers are good and recommended. If you're using SAE and on the cheap, you can try this as plan B... Go to a hardware store and buy a toggle on/off lamp switch - the...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 2,355,079
Posted By Northern Rob
RIch's Royal Enfield Nuclear Bomb bike

Rich, from Rich's Custom Seats (Washington state). Saw his new project bike while he upgraded my seat on Tuesday...
...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 2,355,079
Posted By Northern Rob
That is the first Harley I have ever lusted for.

That is the first Harley I have ever lusted for.
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 2,355,079
Posted By Northern Rob
http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Various-Bike-...

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Various-Bike-Pics/Xmas-2010/1119426716_cmB87-L.jpg

This year's Christmas card. Haven't taken it over 40 mph yet with the Rudolph antler farkle - but still...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 2,355,079
Posted By Northern Rob
http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Various-Bike-...

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Various-Bike-Pics/Northern-Robs-Ural/1101411063_qJMEV-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
It would be rude not to...

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Travel/Tuk-thanks/funny2/1038575857_63QMg-S.jpg
It would be rude not to....

As I said earlier in the report, I'm not your classic swash buckling ADV card carrying...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Breaking News! This just in! Future Ice Road Closure

I just got off the phone with Merven Gruben (Mayor of Tuktoyaktuk).

He confirmed that plans for the all weather road to Tuktoyaktuk are moving forward. He estimates they will have an all weather...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
What to wear to the party

This part is going to be easy for most of you Canucks and snowmobilers.

Just grab your snowmobile helmet, grab your gear, add some dirt bike armour at the knees and elbows (its not just good for...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Gear cont....

Cameras

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuk-Farkles/goprocamera/1035910068_XY9sb-M.jpg

Go Pro bike cam (http://www.goprocamera.com/) : Two thumbs down. At least it's cheap but also it's...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Farkles cont...

Thanks folks, I'm really glad that you're getting some fun out of this...


http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuk-Farkles/DSC00382-1/1032717808_PqGYG-M.jpg

Stainless steel braided front...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Farkles cont.

PIAA auxillary lights: Two thumbs up.

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuk-Farkles/DSC01679/1032704952_RGqwp-M.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Farkles cont.

Wrapping your brake and clutch levers with tennis racket grip and hockey tape: Two thumbs up.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k60/kolencr/Inuvik%20Winter%2009/farkleheatedgrips.jpg

This was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Farkles continued

Thanks Soph9!

Lap Apron from Langlitz Leathers (http://www.langlitz.com/)

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuk-Farkles/IMG9132/1032716263_ah6p5-M.jpg

It keeps the rain and snow off your...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Say "Hello" to my little friend

Bike Weapons farkle:

Shotgun, slugs, photon torpedos, laser cannons, particle weapons, fur-seeking missiles, nunchucks, napalm, throwing knives etc...
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Thumb Farkle and gear report

I promised earlier in the thread that I would talk about the gear I used, what I would take again, and what should go to the dust bin.

Hopefully, some of you can use this info for your own...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
This is the end of the road

Life goal achieved. Ride the world's longest ice road, 200 km's north of the Arctic Circle, on my motorbike.

Well all good things must come to an end. It's been great sharing my story with you....
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Tuktoyaktuk? Wear the fox hat?

This one is for my buddies from Newfoundland. Inside joke.
You know who you are. You's all talk funny. :D

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Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
A "flash" of insight

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk-Natural-Freezer/IMG0666/1030772696_3tDNz-L.jpg

Wayne had a good flash on his camera, so we could get a brief flash of light about every 10 seconds...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Silence of the Lambs

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk-Natural-Freezer/200904031452561/1030770340_jcQ9A-L.jpg

There is no lighting down in the community freezer. No occasional light bulb, emergency...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Thumb Chillin' in the community freezer

The Inuit were (and are) a very resourceful people. Life can be very harsh here, but from time to time food shows up in abundance - be it a caribou herd, a good catch of fish, or a whale. The trouble...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
a few more dog and cabin shots

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk-Dogs/DSC00017/1030895634_ZpWV5-L.jpg

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk-Dogs/001364/1030892632_5jbBu-L.jpg

Can you see the polar...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Thanks Rogerthat1 and MTrider16 for your...

Thanks Rogerthat1 and MTrider16 for your comments, glad you're enjoying the thread.

One of the things I really liked about Tuk was the blend of "old school" and "new school". This is a community...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Tuk - and the "cold" war

What's this then?

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk/001336/1028187624_M5MfF-L.jpg

The people of Tuk have been on the front lines of the cold war for about 50 years.

Remember...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Driving around Tuk

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk/001313/1028166009_H2pYD-L.jpg

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk/001314/1028166104_mmjjj-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
checking out Tuk

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk/IMG0648/1028172949_ZS2nE-L.jpg

The town store. It was interesting to go inside. In one aisle, they were selling fruits and vegis, and in others,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Need gas

Time to fuel up.

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk/IMG0653/1028168352_WKWth-L.jpg

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk/IMG9604/1028169542_pFKVa-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Driving around Tuk

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk/IMG6107/1028182251_HgeSe-L.jpg

Here's a neat shot. 2 sleds in the driveway - old school and new school.

...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
The Arctic Riviera

Welcome to Tuk and Canada's Arctic Coast.

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Tuktoyaktuk/IMG9629/1028180073_7xTUQ-L.jpg

Canada is a diverse country with many different cultures united by a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Entering Tuk, biker cam

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Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Sorry Mike, I misunderstood your charity ride. I...

Sorry Mike, I misunderstood your charity ride. I stand corrected.

Yes, agreed, it's easier on a hack than two wheels - especially when it comes to loss of traction.

And I strongly agree that a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 134,463
Posted By Northern Rob
SKI-DOO BV2S HELMET ...

SKI-DOO BV2S HELMET

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k60/kolencr/Inuvik%20Winter%2009/paulmondor.jpg
Paul Mondor on one of his winter X-Canada trips, DOT approved snowmobile helmet.

Buy it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Entering Village of Tuk

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Ice-Roads-and-Tuk/DSC02697/1018008357_sxENi-L.jpg

http://northernrob.smugmug.com/Other/Ice-Roads-and-Tuk/DSC02699/1018008571_FD6bB-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Thanks Boogieman, if this thread had any...

Thanks Boogieman, if this thread had any motivational impact on your decision to "enjoy life more" now, then I consider it all worthwhile.

Con Brio!

Rob
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Entering the Village of Tuk

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Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Final push to Tuk

Thanks very much everyone. It's great to know people are still hanging in and enjoying the pics. Yes, I will finish this thread. Actually, we're almost done.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 170,939
Posted By Northern Rob
Jessie James is a dead man

Speaking of ice road truckers...

While I was riding, I was thinking about the shows I saw on TV about the ice roads and I was thinking "Is this really the same place I saw on TV?"

I watched a...
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