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Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,378
Posted By thepackrat
ha ha, made me think of the time I got a $330...

ha ha, made me think of the time I got a $330 speeding ticket on a 50cc moped. I'd fixed it up a little.
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,102,785
Posted By thepackrat
chill'n in Nunavut

hey John, I'm still following along, with even more incentive than last year. I've taken on a job in Canada's arctic for a year in order to stuff the bank so I can take off next year for parts...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7,877
Views: 2,113,543
Posted By thepackrat
Sure, for simplicity of adjustment tappets can be...

Sure, for simplicity of adjustment tappets can be better, and can be done easily in the field. but shims are a much better system especially for multivalve engines. Due to the lighter weight of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By thepackrat
Chill'n in Iqaluit, Nunavut

sorry, I just checked the rules, and even though I can't get my motorcycle up here, I can't do a report upon an ATV
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Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,102,785
Posted By thepackrat
my sentiments exactly. Having the same marital...

my sentiments exactly. Having the same marital status and interests in travel, Keep it up!.
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,102,785
Posted By thepackrat
there were two options for camping at Tikal when...

there were two options for camping at Tikal when I was last there (8 years ago). You can camp just outside the front entrance walkway, and it was pretty cheap, although there didn't seem to be much...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,102,785
Posted By thepackrat
just caught up

Hope to do a similar trip in the next couple of years. There are decent cabanas/camping places right on the beach at Talum. From them it's a decent walk north to the ruins. Great place to swim at the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 464,833
Posted By thepackrat
BRAVO! adventure well done!

BRAVO! adventure well done!
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 151,301
Posted By thepackrat
congrats, break out some licorice pipes!

congrats, break out some licorice pipes!
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 464,833
Posted By thepackrat
Glad you're OK. You're now in Nepal, just slow...

Glad you're OK. You're now in Nepal, just slow down like they do. Pohara is a nice place to chill for a bit. Head up to Tatopani, There's a nice hot spring there, and a nice place to stay just across...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 464,833
Posted By thepackrat
When you go to Chitwan, I would highly recommend...

When you go to Chitwan, I would highly recommend a 2 or 3 day jungle trek (not a jeep ride). We saw plenty of wildlfe, and the guides are well informed. We stayed in Sarahau at a nice place about a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 619,156
Posted By thepackrat
Happy New Years, and congrats on the award. Read...

Happy New Years, and congrats on the award. Read the book decades ago, and have enjoyed your rambling just as much! Keep on going!
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 464,833
Posted By thepackrat
Have a great New Years! You're doing it the right...

Have a great New Years! You're doing it the right way. I've been following along for a while now, and am thoroughly enjoying your posts. Having done trips of my own, in various parts of the world on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 619,156
Posted By thepackrat
Jay, you got it right. I've done a lot of solo...

Jay, you got it right. I've done a lot of solo traveling, and it can be great. Traveling with others has also been a blast, but it always seems to become a compromise. And when people ask if I get...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 878,768
Posted By thepackrat
Good to see you'll soon be on your way again. You...

Good to see you'll soon be on your way again. You have to love the worldwide motorcycling community!
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,029
Posted By thepackrat
I'm in, also hope to do this ride soon. Have fun

I'm in, also hope to do this ride soon. Have fun
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 184,424
Posted By thepackrat
WELL DONE! :clapStill got that stick of dynamite...

WELL DONE! :clapStill got that stick of dynamite to set off in celebration?
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 60,701
Posted By thepackrat
Hope you're well soon, those roads are enough fun...

Hope you're well soon, those roads are enough fun in the summer (excluding the ice sections). At least you should have lots of ice to put on the bruises
Forum: Trip Planning 03-04-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 538,410
Posted By thepackrat
A place in Toronto

sorry, out of town for a year
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 184,424
Posted By thepackrat
Crazy Harry

Why is it I thought of this as soon as I saw you with that stick of dynamite?
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 102,477
Posted By thepackrat
Yeah, you would have enjoyed Hyder. The road in...

Yeah, you would have enjoyed Hyder. The road in was great, and the town itself is cool. You would have missed the Grizzlys however as the fish were running a couple weeks late. I stopped in about the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 102,477
Posted By thepackrat
Hey, you got much worse weather than I did, but...

Hey, you got much worse weather than I did, but at that time I believe I was canoeing down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson. Try it some time if you have a chance! Anyhow, the guy with the trailer...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 102,477
Posted By thepackrat
Q: What happened to the wiener afterwards! ...

Q: What happened to the wiener afterwards!

A: She threw it at us, as we were making the most comments!

You're a good sport MAG
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 393,825
Posted By thepackrat
Carb cleaner will help, as well as a slight...

Carb cleaner will help, as well as a slight sanding. Wrap a rag tightly around the fork with tie straps to catch ooze until you change the seals. Glad you're all right, and yeah, mud can be wearing...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 102,477
Posted By thepackrat
Hey Edward and Alisa. Caught up with your RR the...

Hey Edward and Alisa. Caught up with your RR the other day. Can't wait for the D2D coverage. And......what mosquitoes?
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 184,424
Posted By thepackrat
A crooked bribe for a crooked cop. Love it! Great...

A crooked bribe for a crooked cop. Love it! Great RR. Hopefully I'll follow next year
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 386,422
Posted By thepackrat
I'm sorry to hear the verdict. That sucks big...

I'm sorry to hear the verdict. That sucks big time. Hopefully they will come to their senses. I've been really enjoying your report, as I hope to do a similar ride next year, with a friend who's...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 393,825
Posted By thepackrat
love the fix on the sight glass. your reports are...

love the fix on the sight glass. your reports are great
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 229,653
Posted By thepackrat
The old Benelli taught a lot of people to ride....

The old Benelli taught a lot of people to ride. after 30+ years it's still in the basement, and still runs
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 393,825
Posted By thepackrat
Hey, I've been following you for a while now, and...

Hey, I've been following you for a while now, and am really enjoying your adventure. I hope to follow next year. Someone asked about the tuk-tuk thing, and this link will help (The rally sounds like...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By thepackrat
If you can, there is the Dust 2 Dawson meet on...

If you can, there is the Dust 2 Dawson meet on the 24/25th of June in Dawson. I'm riding up from Toronto leaving on June 14th with another rider. Will be doing the Dempster and possibly the Dalton...
Forum: Alaska 05-18-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,591
Posted By thepackrat
One more

Hey gang, just found this thread, better late than never. I'll be riding up from the Toronto area mid June on a DR650, camping as much as I can. See ya on the road, or in town
Forum: Alaska 05-18-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 18,591
Posted By thepackrat
1. Copy these instructions along with the most...

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your name; each...
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