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Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 45,222
Posted By banjobart
I pull up to a border crossing and say "Howdy". I...

I pull up to a border crossing and say "Howdy". I never mention my personal small stash of booze and tobacco. I answer "No" to the question "Do you have any firearms?" I do not mention the large...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By banjobart
I definitely take my year old cheap socks,...

I definitely take my year old cheap socks, skivvies and T's and toss then after a day's use on the big trip each summer. Once I even gave away the jacket and boots I wore upon returning from AK. I...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By banjobart
I use $500 cash a week plus $500 on Visa a week...

I use $500 cash a week plus $500 on Visa a week for Alaska rides from Michigan. I do not camp or cook. 30 days would cost me $4,000 riding alone, cheaper if splitting the rooms. Add two sets of tires...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By banjobart
$500 a day? Are you taking a cab?

$500 a day? Are you taking a cab?
Forum: Americas 03-17-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By banjobart
You will enjoy this ride very much.

You will enjoy this ride very much.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-17-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,651
Posted By banjobart
Buy a bike with 2, 3 or 4 cylinders (and keep the...

Buy a bike with 2, 3 or 4 cylinders (and keep the thumper, too).
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 45,222
Posted By banjobart
Nothing heated for me, it will be summer, this...

Nothing heated for me, it will be summer, this will be my fourth trip to AK by road. No GPS, there are only a few turns from here to Fairbanks. Excellent free maps are available in Watson Lake at the...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 45,222
Posted By banjobart
I will be riding up, leaving the day after...

I will be riding up, leaving the day after Mastery and hope to rendezvous at least for a meal or two. From Michigan several of us will head north over the Mackinac bridge and then west to Glacier...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-22-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 86,723
Posted By banjobart
I ride far away in wilderness areas to get away...

I ride far away in wilderness areas to get away from banjos.
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By banjobart
Take lots of motrin, cash and a spare credit...

Take lots of motrin, cash and a spare credit card. You can buy what you need or forgot to bring on this route, you will be fine.
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By banjobart
Always take a spare credit card, jumper cables, a...

Always take a spare credit card, jumper cables, a Dynaplug, a 12 volt mini-compressor, a flashlight and a 5" vise grip pliers.
Forum: Americas 02-05-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By banjobart
The Phillips Motel in Robbinsville is at the...

The Phillips Motel in Robbinsville is at the center of great riding, it's a dry county though, so BYOB. I love the Phillip's and the area. Also nearby is the Iron Horse Lodge in Stecoah, a nice place...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-04-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 27,274
Posted By banjobart
1. Cash 2. Credit cards 3. Cell phone 4....

1. Cash
2. Credit cards
3. Cell phone
4. AMA roadside assistance card
5. Registration & proof of insurance

...

My list for overnight to month long journeys is much longer, a full page.
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By banjobart
I carry a package of Quik-clot to stop bleeding...

I carry a package of Quik-clot to stop bleeding and a roll of self adhesive "Ace" bandage. Also a tube of ointment and a clean hanker chief. I have observed that 99% of the folks out there are not...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-28-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,297
Posted By banjobart
I bought a pair of VTX 1800's my first year...

I bought a pair of VTX 1800's my first year riding and loved them. Never had any problems. I did get a used Shadow 750 to learn on and take my road test for the cycle endorsement but it was traded...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-28-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,297
Posted By banjobart
The DR650 is the best of the lot for your stated...

The DR650 is the best of the lot for your stated needs. But you will get bored with only one cylinder on the pavement very quickly. On pavement the V-Strom will shine. It will still ride two track...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 45,222
Posted By banjobart
PM and email sent.

PM and email sent.
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,864
Posted By banjobart
My favorite riding pants: 5.11 Tactical Stryke...

My favorite riding pants: 5.11 Tactical Stryke pants in black. Water resistant but breathes freely and quick dry. Very comfortable. These look like casual dress pants. Check/search ebay.

For...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,813
Posted By banjobart
I think four is the acceptable minimum.

I think four is the acceptable minimum.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-14-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,312
Posted By banjobart
Shot Plenty.

Shot Plenty.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-14-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,963
Posted By banjobart
Water cooled bikes for 10K miles between oil...

Water cooled bikes for 10K miles between oil changes, of course.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-13-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,963
Posted By banjobart
I'm good for 10,000 miles between changes with...

I'm good for 10,000 miles between changes with Amsoil synthetic. That's Alaska and back for me, did it twice. Bikes still run like new.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,320
Posted By banjobart
I just stay in cheap motels. I use the Devilbiss...

I just stay in cheap motels. I use the Devilbiss CPAP. It is a very quiet, compact and reliable machine. I do not want to stop and charge a battery pack.

If I lay down I stop breathing within a...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-13-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,840
Posted By banjobart
I avoid cities with a population over 50,000 and...

I avoid cities with a population over 50,000 and all bars after dark.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-13-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,312
Posted By banjobart
If I do not leave the USA I also tuck a Kahr PM9...

If I do not leave the USA I also tuck a Kahr PM9 and Keltec 380 in the pockets. I like those items in my pants with the wallets. Then when I go to bed the pants and all my stuff are within arm's...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-13-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,312
Posted By banjobart
I use two wallets, one in each front pants pocket...

I use two wallets, one in each front pants pocket with a Spyderco or Benchmade folding knife clipped to the pocket edge. I split my cash evenly and add a good credit card, AMA card, health card and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 299,322
Posted By banjobart
Less, for a Z1000, but not much less.

Less, for a Z1000, but not much less.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 299,322
Posted By banjobart
I would buy one but Progressive wants to charge...

I would buy one but Progressive wants to charge me 10 times as much to insure it as my other bikes., like the Suzuki 1250FA "Bandit" which is about the same performance as the Ninja 1000. Progressive...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By banjobart
Don't worry about a thing. You will wear out...

Don't worry about a thing. You will wear out befre the bike does.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-14-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,567
Posted By banjobart
I would get the DL1000. I would trade 50 pounds...

I would get the DL1000. I would trade 50 pounds for 50% more power any day on any bike. The real world new and used prices are similar, not a factor whatsoever.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 83,298
Views: 9,480,713
Posted By banjobart
Walmart has them, search for the Coleman version,...

Walmart has them, search for the Coleman version, same thing. $19.88.

Search for "ATV seat"
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By banjobart
I llike my Cee Baileys sport model on my XR650L.

I llike my Cee Baileys sport model on my XR650L.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 228,087
Posted By banjobart
Spyderco D'Allara for me because it is in my...

Spyderco D'Allara for me because it is in my pocket every waking moment. A 4" heavy blade folder like this knife is most useful for me. The Manix or Mlilitary model is similar in stature.

Al Mar,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,805,210
Posted By banjobart
Use 3M stair tread tape from your local hardware....

Use 3M stair tread tape from your local hardware. The gray color is less abrasive than the black color. I use it on everything that needs more gription.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,338
Posted By banjobart
No, it's 25 years old. There are many model year...

No, it's 25 years old. There are many model year 2000+ bikes out there to buy cheaply, unless you would rather wrench than ride.
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,964
Posted By banjobart
Shadow Cruiser is a good brand that makes a...

Shadow Cruiser is a good brand that makes a campers perfect for a SRW F-250, even a F-150 (both with air bags).
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By banjobart
Extended service plans are usually poor value...

Extended service plans are usually poor value insurance policy purchases. I transferred my 2007 DL1000 Suzuki plan with no hassle in 2009. Any hassle and I would have blown it offf.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 187,111
Posted By banjobart
BS? Then stay home and dream about it. Some of us...

BS? Then stay home and dream about it. Some of us get out and do it. I did it in a Ford Falcon in 1970, the AK HWY was all gravel back then. I went back in 2009 on a VTX 1800. I am returning in 2013...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 187,111
Posted By banjobart
I will pass you and wave! I hope that you can get...

I will pass you and wave! I hope that you can get a month off work. Otherwise a bigger bike can get there and back in two weeks, three if you want extensive sight seeing like me. Maybe we will chat...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 187,111
Posted By banjobart
Don't take the DR650 to Alaska. Folks I saw on...

Don't take the DR650 to Alaska. Folks I saw on 650 singles in 2009 looked miserable. Too slow and very cold. Distances are vast and the road is mostly nice. Frequently 80 MPH all day long. The most...
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