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Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By oclv454
I know you were very clear on the no overpants. ...

I know you were very clear on the no overpants. Just want to mention that BMW makes a rain pant with full length side zippers. Easy to put on and off without struggling or removing your boots. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,368
Posted By oclv454
A few years ago I was on my ZRX and a buddy was...

A few years ago I was on my ZRX and a buddy was on my F800GS, on a long remote northern California road. I cranked it up, ducked under the little screen and checked my mirror. He was still large in...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,933
Posted By oclv454
Lots of good information here. In 2012 I did a...

Lots of good information here. In 2012 I did a lot of tent research for my nine week trip to Alaska. One feature that was important to me was that the poles be shorter than the distance between...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,195
Posted By oclv454
For your bash plate, consider the MOD. Good...

For your bash plate, consider the MOD. Good coverage, well built, recessed nuts that won't shear off, easy on and off for oil changes. And, he has a nice tool kit accessory that bolts on to it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,457
Posted By oclv454
Just get the dang thing and start enjoying it. ...

Just get the dang thing and start enjoying it. I've got 30,000 miles on mine, including a 13,000 (4,000 of which were dirt (mud) mile trip to Alaska last summer. Most of my riding is fire road...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,627
Posted By oclv454
Nicely written. I have both sets of luggage,...

Nicely written. I have both sets of luggage, hard and soft. Hard for long trips that are mostly blacktop and dirt roads (like my 9 week trip to Alaska). Soft for dirt roads and two track. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,776
Posted By oclv454
I have the LeoVince carbon. It's oval, looks...

I have the LeoVince carbon. It's oval, looks great, allows for "balanced" pannier racks, AND it smoothed out the abrupt throttle response! Plus it improved mpg a little.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,557
Posted By oclv454
I went last year. Overall a great experience. ...

I went last year. Overall a great experience. bring lots of quarters for the showers.
Forum: Alaska 04-23-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By oclv454
on my way home from Alaska last summer I spent a...

on my way home from Alaska last summer I spent a night in Fort Nelson. There was a neat inside/outside museum there. I only spent an hour at the museum, but could have spent a half day there. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23,720
Views: 3,987,988
Posted By oclv454
I've had my Safari for two years now. Never an...

I've had my Safari for two years now. Never an ounce of problem. Before I bought it, I had spent a lot of time doing research. There were little gripes on both the Clarke and the IMS. Never...
Forum: Alaska 04-15-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By oclv454
I was up there in July and August last year. ...

I was up there in July and August last year. About the 16th of August, I was stopped at Road construction. A few mosquitos were around. I asked the flagger how she put up with the mosquitos. ...
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,611
Posted By oclv454
It's a very good magazine. I've been a subscriber...

It's a very good magazine. I've been a subscriber for about three years now. Like many of us, I get 6 or 7 motorcycle magazines. If I had to drop all but two I would keep RoadRunner and...
Forum: Alaska 04-06-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,561
Posted By oclv454
I'm at home in Incline Village, Nevada, on the...

I'm at home in Incline Village, Nevada, on the north end of Lake Tahoe. Thinking I might go to Newfoundland this year, then back to Alaska next summer. If I remember correctly, a bolt had...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,561
Posted By oclv454
Alaskahack, were you in Skagway last July? I...

Alaskahack, were you in Skagway last July? I met a couple on a sidecar rig in Skagway waiting for the ferry to Haines. I was on an F800GS. I had just found out at the Skagway hospital that I...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By oclv454
Three weeks is a push. See if you boss will give...

Three weeks is a push. See if you boss will give you a couple more weeks off for the trip of a lifetime. Three weeks is barely enough if you start in Anchorage. Three weeks from SF is a...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By oclv454
Yes, there was a good gas station in Cantwell,...

Yes, there was a good gas station in Cantwell, right at the junction of the Old Denali Highway. There was another gas station in Cantwell but it was burned up and hadn't reopened yet.....may never...
Forum: Alaska 04-04-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By oclv454
I lugged a rod and reel up there last summer. ...

I lugged a rod and reel up there last summer. Bought a $140 out of state license. Never caught a fish. Very confusing regulations. Rivers and streams very high from the heavy snow the previous...
Forum: Alaska 04-04-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By oclv454
Stop in Gracious House for lunch. Last August...

Stop in Gracious House for lunch. Last August there was no gas in Paxon. The road is a good gravel road. Heck it's good enough for tour busses!!
Forum: Alaska 03-24-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By oclv454
Good post. I was fortunate enough to have 8...

Good post. I was fortunate enough to have 8 weeks to do my Alaska trip from Lake Tahoe. A little over a week to get there, and a little over a week to get back left me about 5 weeks in Alaska. ...
Forum: Alaska 03-24-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By oclv454
Many folks recommend the Mile Post. I bought...

Many folks recommend the Mile Post. I bought one and brought it with me. I ended up giving it away. Too much information and lots of mis leading information. Most of the reviews are actually...
Forum: Alaska 03-24-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By oclv454
There is a very nice city campground in Seward. ...

There is a very nice city campground in Seward. It is right on the water. There are sections for RV's and sections for tents. The tent section at the far end is terrific and there are a few...
Forum: Alaska 03-22-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By oclv454
Definately Hatcher pass. Also a fun ride is...

Definately Hatcher pass. Also a fun ride is into the Wrangell St Elias park to Nabesna. There is a nice B & B type lodge called the Devils Mountain Lodge. Beautiful 50 mile ride off the Tok cut...
Forum: Alaska 03-22-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By oclv454
If I remember correctly he's riding an R1.

If I remember correctly he's riding an R1.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-01-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,954
Posted By oclv454
My guess is that you will most likely enjoy the...

My guess is that you will most likely enjoy the F8GS. Good on two track and goes 130 mph on pavement. Out corners the big sport tourers in twisty stuff. I've got a DRZ 400, an F8GS, and a...
Forum: Alaska 02-28-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By oclv454
The bus ride was the low point of my two month...

The bus ride was the low point of my two month Alaska trip and it was a crystal clear day. I had seen so much wildlife right in the road or next to the road that having the bus stop for a grizzly a...
Forum: Alaska 02-17-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By oclv454
I didn't, but could see how you could. That's...

I didn't, but could see how you could. That's why I called it an "adventure". When I asked why the motorcycles go last, after all the cars, motorhomes, and trucks, the women said "because the...
Forum: Alaska 02-17-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By oclv454
The Whittier tunnel was one of the unexpected...

The Whittier tunnel was one of the unexpected surprises on my trip last summer. A fun adventure all by itself.
Forum: Americas 02-17-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By oclv454
Brian, don't pay any attention to this. I think...

Brian, don't pay any attention to this. I think you have a great plan.
I see you are from Napa so you probably know the best "blacktop" roads in the country like 36, 3, 299, 96, 1, etc in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By oclv454
I agree with the comments that suggest moving up...

I agree with the comments that suggest moving up to the F800GS. Mine has been terrific, 2009, now 28,000 miles. I think if I had bought the 650gs I would have been wishing I had purchased the F8...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23,720
Views: 3,987,988
Posted By oclv454
Yes, was thinking new. Already have used and...

Yes, was thinking new. Already have used and thought I would give the girl a face lift. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23,720
Views: 3,987,988
Posted By oclv454
Can someone recommend a good place to buy OEM...

Can someone recommend a good place to buy OEM replacement plastic body panels for my 2009 DRZ400S? I've found a few that sell after market, but wanted to compare the price to original. Thanks.
Forum: Alaska 02-10-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By oclv454
I did a two month trip up to Alaska last summer....

I did a two month trip up to Alaska last summer. I don't know what kind of bike your husband has, but I'll take a guess that's it's a GS1200 or similar. My wife didn't go but if I go back with her,...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,605
Posted By oclv454
Lots of good suggestions here. I did a two...

Lots of good suggestions here. I did a two month motorcycle trip from Lake Tahoe to Alaska and back last summer. I spent 54 nights in my tent. Another consideration that I want to mention is the...
Forum: Alaska 12-20-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,061
Posted By oclv454
Call Keith at Route 66 Transport. His number is...

Call Keith at Route 66 Transport. His number is 810-614-8038. He brought two of my friends bikes up to Alaska last summer. And back. He also brought 3 bikes back from Alaska to guys in the...
Forum: Alaska 11-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,872
Posted By oclv454
If you have the time, do the Dalton. It's as...

If you have the time, do the Dalton. It's as far as you can go in that direction. Do the Dempster when you have less time.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,211
Posted By oclv454
I bought the LeoVince carbon pipe originally...

I bought the LeoVince carbon pipe originally because the shape allowed me to go with a balanced rack system and balanced boxes. It also shaved a few pounds. The big suprise was that it totally...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,018
Posted By oclv454
Just an FYI, you can stack a bunch of stuff on...

Just an FYI, you can stack a bunch of stuff on top of the RotoPax. This allows you to put it on your tail rack using the RotoPax mounting hardware. I put my Wolfman waterproof duffel on it,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,018
Posted By oclv454
What is the reason to cover the RotoPax with...

What is the reason to cover the RotoPax with material?? Another thought on carrying fuel in Alaska and the Yukon......gas stations are not always open. Yes, the longest stretches are probably...
Forum: Alaska 11-09-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,550
Posted By oclv454
Tok can be one of the coldest places in Alaska...

Tok can be one of the coldest places in Alaska and it is a couple hundred miles south of Fairbanks. It was -35 (F) there this morning and it is not even Thanksgiving yet. There are some great...
Forum: Alaska 11-09-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,895
Posted By oclv454
2 1/2 weeks will be a bit tight for round trip,...

2 1/2 weeks will be a bit tight for round trip, especially if you want to spend any time with family down here. A couple things to keep in mind, especially considering your tight time line. When...
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