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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-26-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By akadvntr
Post this in the Alaska section and you will get...

Post this in the Alaska section and you will get a better response.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By akadvntr
+1 My hydration pack got me through my first...

+1 My hydration pack got me through my first long distance ride from Florida to Alaska. In Texas I filled it with water and ice, then sat it in the deep freeze for about an hour. Nice AC and cold...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6,128
Views: 2,425,056
Posted By akadvntr
Spring 2014

Recently got home from a month long trip from Florida to Alaska (home)

Oscar Scherer State Park (expensive but nice sites) Osprey, Florida...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9,096
Views: 3,524,467
Posted By akadvntr
Red Beast in Whitehorse

A stopover in Whitehorse week and a half ago on my way home to Anchorage.
http://akadvntr.smugmug.com/Travel/2014FL2AK/i-JqfLKdL/0/L/IMG_3699-L.jpg
Forum: Alaska 04-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By akadvntr
The DOT tape looks like what I really need. A...

The DOT tape looks like what I really need. A dealer answered my email and said he had several different colors and sizes and would be willing to sell by the foot. I'll get down there this week and...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,747
Posted By akadvntr
My 2cents FWIW

Really depends on your timeline and what you feel comfortable with. I have a month long trip coming up from Florida to Alaska. I have budgeted to do everything with cash and have the credit card as...
Forum: Alaska 04-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By akadvntr
Eagle Enterprises

Ran down and picked up 4ft of the SOLAS tape @ $2 a foot.

The tape combined with some ADV stickers and hopefully cagers will see me in the rain.
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By akadvntr
Perfect!

I work just down the road from them. I'll swing by this week and check it out. Thank you!
Ken
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By akadvntr
3M SOLAS or reflective tape?

Anyone know a source in Anchorage for reflective tape? I only need about two or three feet for my new sidecases and I don't want to order it. Leaving for my trip in three weeks, so local around...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,803
Posted By akadvntr
Riding home

Will be picking up my new bike in Florida on April 25th and heading across the country to make my Canadian entry through Washington and head home to Anchorage. Plan to arrive home on May 26th.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,593
Posted By akadvntr
Nice!

Nice bike and beautiful country :clap Looking forward to more of your story!
Forum: Alaska 01-01-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 150,901
Posted By akadvntr
Making room for the new bike!

Hi All,
I have a 2008 KLR650 up for sale on Craigslist. Lots of pictures.

http://anchorage.craigslist.org/mcy/4268219177.html

This girl is well farkled and ready for another home. Take a look...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By akadvntr
Same question with a better result!

I just bought a new 2012 DL1000 and had the same questions. Found this link to the service bulletin that fixes the problem according to several owners. I am waiting until spring to get mine fixed.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 48,625
Posted By akadvntr
Simply AMAZING!

:clap

Enjoyed every word of your report, especially the surprise proposal :wings
Thanks for taking the time to share!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By akadvntr
Very cool! Looking forward to more :lurk

Very cool! Looking forward to more :lurk
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,358
Posted By akadvntr
Looks like you both had a great time! Is that a...

Looks like you both had a great time! Is that a 650 or 1000 VStrom? Just curious :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,850
Posted By akadvntr
Very cool adventure! I hope you make it up here...

Very cool adventure! I hope you make it up here someday with your gold pan :D
I love to prospect and wet a pan also, but am normally too busy in the summer working construction season.
Go North...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By akadvntr
Grip unglue

I had to change bars this summer and was afraid of damaging the grips. A guy off of KLRWorld.net gave me easy directions. I barely pried up an edge of the grip and got a drop of acetone (find it with...
Forum: Alaska 07-22-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By akadvntr
Thanks Dapman! I will keep that in mind :eek1

Thanks Dapman! I will keep that in mind :eek1
Forum: Alaska 07-19-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By akadvntr
Post road conditions when you get back!! I am...

Post road conditions when you get back!! I am planning to go the third weekend of August so I can recover from daughter's wedding :eek1 Have fun!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,663
Posted By akadvntr
+1 :thumb

+1 :thumb
Forum: Canada 07-06-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By akadvntr
Best wishes and glad you are in one piece!

Best wishes and glad you are in one piece!
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,816
Posted By akadvntr
Wow, the adventure that never ends! It's only fun...

Wow, the adventure that never ends! It's only fun when things start to break, right? (Said with much sarcasm LOL)
Best wishes for your journey home :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 54,436
Posted By akadvntr
Subscribed !

Great report and pictures :clap Ride safe, I want you to enjoy the Great White North. You are welcome to feed our mosquitoes while up here :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,520
Posted By akadvntr
Wonderful!! Now I want a side-car for my KLR and...

Wonderful!! Now I want a side-car for my KLR and Alaska winter :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,853
Posted By akadvntr
:thumb Thanks for the photos!

:thumb Thanks for the photos!
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By akadvntr
You ROCK!

Enjoyed your report :clap Really inspiring for us arm-chair voyagers. Maybe someday I can get out and see the rest of the world. Thanks!! and safe travels :D
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,633
Posted By akadvntr
Subscribed!

Really enjoying your expressive writing :nod The passion and excitement is spilling out of your words. Best wishes and safe journey :wave
Forum: Americas 06-22-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By akadvntr
Between Alaska and Canada, I have never had them...

Between Alaska and Canada, I have never had them ask or check about insurance. Not sure about the crossings with the lower 48. Best wishes and safe trip!
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,816
Posted By akadvntr
Fantastic shot from the Dome! Can't believe I had...

Fantastic shot from the Dome! Can't believe I had to miss D2D this year :cry
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,837
Posted By akadvntr
+1 You did a great job on the report:ricky

+1 You did a great job on the report:ricky
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,344
Posted By akadvntr
Great job on the report and the pictures :D Keep...

Great job on the report and the pictures :D Keep going!
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,517
Posted By akadvntr
Great report :clap Look forward to more. Safe...

Great report :clap Look forward to more. Safe trip :D
Forum: Alaska 06-19-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By akadvntr
The auto spring compressors was a total fail...

The auto spring compressors was a total fail :puke1 so I took the rear shock and new spring by The Motorcycle Shop and they switched it out for me at a cost of $45, about the same cost as buying a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,837
Posted By akadvntr
Inspiring!

Wonderful report :clap Loved everything about your adventure :D Stay safe, I look forward to seeing more!
Forum: Alaska 06-08-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By akadvntr
Found some

Thanks for the replies. I found a set from a friend who is a tool hoarder :rofl
Forum: Alaska 06-07-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By akadvntr
Subybaja - thanks for checking :clap I am going...

Subybaja - thanks for checking :clap I am going to give the parts shops a call and see if they may have something to rent. Good idea!
Forum: Alaska 06-06-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By akadvntr
Need spring compressors

Would anybody have a set of motorcycle spring compressors they would be willing to loan me for the weekend? I have a new Eibach spring for the rear shock of my KLR and want to finish wrenching.Would...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By akadvntr
Thanks for the replies :D The heating element is...

Thanks for the replies :D The heating element is in the grip and I don't want to destroy it. I'll try the acetone trick first, then I will yell and scream at it. That should work, right? The bike and...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By akadvntr
Changing handlebar

I need to replace my bent handlebar. I have the Oxford heated grips and the left one is glued on. How can I get it off without destroying the grip? Anything I can use to break the adhesive? I think...
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