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Forum: Alaska 05-20-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Solarmoose
If my math is correct then $1.12/L CAD =...

If my math is correct then $1.12/L CAD = $3.47/gal U.S.
Forum: Alaska 05-14-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Solarmoose
on the road again

I ran into jfishburn at the Silver Gulch tonight. They had a good ride up to Coldfoot today. Glad it all worked out.
David
Forum: Alaska 05-12-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Solarmoose
Haven't heard of a free shop in Fairbanks. Dan...

Haven't heard of a free shop in Fairbanks.
Dan at Adventure Cycleworks (http://www.advcycleworks.com/) is a good guy.
Some of us (including myself) have personal shops and have been known to help...
Forum: Alaska 05-12-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Solarmoose
ad verbiage is not very enticing

ad verbiage is not very enticing
Forum: Alaska 05-07-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,742
Posted By Solarmoose
hey hey hey, Kevin's time in Fairbanks had...

hey hey hey, Kevin's time in Fairbanks had nothing to do with his mentals, I'm sure he arrived here with all his uh, whatevers, and left with them in the uh, same condition. Might have been that time...
Forum: Alaska 05-01-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Solarmoose
Very cool vid. You demonstrate power (lots)...

Very cool vid.

You demonstrate power (lots) to weight is good.

More power to you,
dR
Forum: Alaska 05-01-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By Solarmoose
The ride going south from Anchorage to the Kenai...

The ride going south from Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula is spectacular but I recommend you avoid being on those roads on a weekend day. Both Seward and Homer are nice destination rides.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 75,829
Posted By Solarmoose
Visit GuateRider if you have time, they are great...

Visit GuateRider if you have time, they are great people that my wife and I hosted when they were in Alaska.
Forum: Alaska 04-22-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 57,517
Posted By Solarmoose
K, no romantic two-up ride for the 40th? :lol3

K, no romantic two-up ride for the 40th? :lol3
Forum: Alaska 04-15-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By Solarmoose
Might have to show up for this and maybe bring...

Might have to show up for this and maybe bring something old (besides myself.)
Forum: Alaska 04-06-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,223
Posted By Solarmoose
Of course you should carry some cash just as you...

Of course you should carry some cash just as you do anywhere. There are always places where cash is necessary, as in the example you noted, or more convenient. Easy to find an ATM after you cross the...
Forum: Alaska 03-12-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By Solarmoose
make a crate

I shipped a bike to Seattle and back in Sept. '91. Made the crate myself. Make sure to cut slots underneath in wide enough for fork lift to pick it up. Look at a pallet for those dimensions. Then...
Forum: Alaska 03-03-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,104
Posted By Solarmoose
Fairbanks has had snow, though not much, all...

Fairbanks has had snow, though not much, all winter. Got another four inches
last Saturday along with high winds. Then two days of sun and tonight its
snowing again though doubt we'll see much...
Forum: Alaska 03-02-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,104
Posted By Solarmoose
Nice vid Nu. Good to see you enjoying the road....

Nice vid Nu. Good to see you enjoying the road. It'll be a while yet here.
Forum: Alaska 02-17-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,983
Posted By Solarmoose
Kevin, When should we plan to arrive your...

Kevin,
When should we plan to arrive your outpost?
Got an idea on when we "convoy" to Billings?

I think Cee and I will be tenting at the MOA. Towing the RV trailer does not appeal.
We might...
Forum: Alaska 02-02-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,603
Posted By Solarmoose
Interesting to hear the recommendations and as a...

Interesting to hear the recommendations and as a resident of Fairbanks I agree based on what I've observed and heard from friends who have stayed in most of those places. I usually recommend Sophie...
Forum: Alaska 01-28-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Solarmoose
Come back.

Come back.
Forum: Alaska 01-20-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,069
Posted By Solarmoose
I think he asked: "What are you paying for...

I think he asked:

"What are you paying for gas these days up in the Last Frontier?"

....
Forum: Alaska 01-19-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,069
Posted By Solarmoose
2.85/gal for 92 octane this week in Fairbanks

2.85/gal for 92 octane this week in Fairbanks
Forum: Alaska 01-17-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,086
Posted By Solarmoose
I rode the organized Tok to Dawson ride Mar 7-10,...

I rode the organized Tok to Dawson ride Mar 7-10, 2013 with Cubdriver. Its
well run and the road was groomed. Most of the 180+ miles you can ride as
fast as you want. They open the lodge at Chicken...
Forum: Alaska 01-14-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,495
Posted By Solarmoose
Thanks for putting this on tonight! Was great...

Thanks for putting this on tonight! Was great seeing everyone.
Forum: Alaska 01-12-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,111
Posted By Solarmoose
Yes. Lee sold the 900 (mistake) and got a KZ1000...

Yes. Lee sold the 900 (mistake) and got a KZ1000 a few years later (which I have now.) But he never really got into bikes. He borrowed my Suzi GS1150 once and promptly got a speeding ticket; then...
Forum: Alaska 01-11-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,111
Posted By Solarmoose
couple more from early June 1983

My brother's KZ900 with faring. We're riding to Fairbanks from ANC.
I have a faring like this one in the shed, but no use for it. Lee wishes he still had the KZ900....
Forum: Alaska 01-04-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,435
Posted By Solarmoose
HOW TO POST: DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS OR MAKE...

HOW TO POST:

DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS OR MAKE COMMENTS ON THIS THREAD. TO DO THAT PLEASE GO TO THE: D2D 2015 GENERAL INFO AND COMMENT THREAD.

This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the...
Forum: Alaska 01-04-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Solarmoose
another project?

This showed up in the CBX club mag a while back. Amazing accomplishment.

http://thekneeslider.com/images/2009/10/andreasv12.jpg

but I have two '79 cbx's each with bad engines...

The...
Forum: Alaska 12-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Solarmoose
Yep, wife got me a Motion Pro Adjustable Torque...

Yep, wife got me a Motion Pro Adjustable Torque Wrench Adapter 08-03890 (http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0380/)
Will be handy for cylinder bolts on the Norton. been using a calibrated...
Forum: Alaska 12-24-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Solarmoose
Same to you Jeff!

Same to you Jeff!
Forum: Alaska 12-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Solarmoose
Fortymile Roadhouse an historic respite on Taylor Highway

Fortymile Roadhouse an historic respite on Taylor Highway...
Forum: Alaska 12-18-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By Solarmoose
Or get it direct from youtub ...

Or get it direct from youtub
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8uCeyUl_9U
Forum: Alaska 12-14-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,025
Posted By Solarmoose
LOL. I'll ask our mechanic about that and see if...

LOL. I'll ask our mechanic about that and see if he gets it.
Forum: Alaska 12-13-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,111
Posted By Solarmoose
Seeing the pics of Polar Raceway reminded of the...

Seeing the pics of Polar Raceway reminded of the one time I ran my third bike there,
a 1984 Suzuki GS1150 ESE (BMW was not the first to use that designation.)
My best run was 11 sec 120mph. ...
Forum: Alaska 12-13-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,111
Posted By Solarmoose
I'm enjoying this thread so here's a...

I'm enjoying this thread so here's a contribution.
Not quite as way back, but my first bike was a '72 Yamaha RT360 Enduro that I bought in 1976 in my mid-20's.
Had a lot of fun riding it on trails...
Forum: Alaska 12-12-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,495
Posted By Solarmoose
Now says Confirmed This event has met its...

Now says Confirmed This event has met its threshold and has 12 tickets left.
Is this a small theater, how many seats are there?
Forum: Alaska 12-11-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,495
Posted By Solarmoose
Piston, changed your mind and decided to go?

Piston, changed your mind and decided to go?
Forum: Alaska 12-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,025
Posted By Solarmoose
OK. Well most of us that live here ignore...

OK. Well most of us that live here ignore mosquitoes, bears, cold and rain,
and probably don't own lightweight bags. We feed dumb tourists to the bears
and recycle the "barges" into remote winter...
Forum: Alaska 12-09-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,495
Posted By Solarmoose
I'm thinking a road trip to Anc in January is in...

I'm thinking a road trip to Anc in January is in order. I hope to see you all there.
Do ADV'ers get the good seats? :D
Forum: Alaska 11-21-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By Solarmoose
This is from the gathering at my shop that AlCan...

This is from the gathering at my shop that AlCan referenced, Amy and Charlie.
http://solarmoose.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Fairbanks-on-Friday/i-8kS39bm/0/L/IMG_0766-L.jpg

We visited Charlie in...
Forum: Alaska 11-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Solarmoose
Very nice. Whats the location of the ride?

Very nice. Whats the location of the ride?
Forum: Alaska 11-06-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,982
Posted By Solarmoose
Mark, Cool sideways action! flat trackin Alaska...

Mark,
Cool sideways action! flat trackin Alaska style.
Forum: Alaska 10-24-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,912
Posted By Solarmoose
Clarification. Did you rear-end a car in your...

Clarification. Did you rear-end a car in your lane stopped to make a left turn?
Or did you hit a car in the oncoming lane turning left in front of you?

Not that I need an answer,
in fact you'd...
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