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Forum: Canada 10-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,881
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Old Conklin Trail Scouting

Well I just recently heard about this trail. After a few PM's to just jeff (thanks Jeff) I decided to head out this morning and do some scouting. It was a chilly ride down from the Fort (-1):vardy...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Hi Jimmy the KLR will get you to Alaska, just a...

Hi Jimmy the KLR will get you to Alaska, just a little slower perhaps to control the vibrations. Just think of it as more time to enjoy the scenery, and there is plenty of it to enjoy.

In the...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Shipping for the gasket and puller is 13.33 =...

Shipping for the gasket and puller is 13.33 = $24.15. So about the same as Max, and again the bigger the order the better the deal on shipping, which applies for Max BMW as well. I am sure the...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dirt2Oil
It's not as intimidating as it seems once you get...

It's not as intimidating as it seems once you get into it. Actually pretty straight forward. You may want to order the stick coil puller tool while you are at it though.

Stick coil puller tool ...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dirt2Oil
And shipping from the UK via Royal Mail to Fort...

And shipping from the UK via Royal Mail to Fort Smith will be cheaper then a dealer from Canada can ship it to Fort Smith with Canada Post. Saving again.
Forum: Canada 02-04-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Motorworks in the UK

I have ordered several things online from Motorworks in the UK. In fact I have ordered the same gasket from them as you are inquiring about. It's about $100 from a BMW dealer in Canada, 34.47 from...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dirt2Oil
I ran into this problem a few time in Alaska this...

I ran into this problem a few time in Alaska this past summer. For my Mastercard I just entered 99999 and it work the three times I was asked to enter a zip code.
Forum: Canada 12-18-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,881
Posted By Dirt2Oil
I am up in Fort McMurray. Not the best place for...

I am up in Fort McMurray. Not the best place for riding but you take what you can get right! :D
If you are ever up this way look me up.
Forum: Canada 12-17-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,881
Posted By Dirt2Oil
You can't get across to Fort Chipewyan. Well if...

You can't get across to Fort Chipewyan. Well if you want to wait until everything freezes then yes you can, on the ice road. There is no ferry so you can only get as far south as Peace Point where...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Date Announced

The dates have been announced as Sept 6 to Sept 14. Time to look at the vacation schedule. :evil

http://carandrider.com/2013/11/29/bmws-gs-trophy-date-announced/
Forum: Canada 12-17-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Canada's Team Members

The three riders who will represent Canada according to this article

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/individual/news/2011/news.jsp&id=2390...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Here is a link to an article regarding the event...

Here is a link to an article regarding the event as well.

http://www.onewheeldrive.net/2013/11/18/gs-trophy-comes-to-canada-in-2014/

I have participated in the Rocky Mountain GS Challenge three...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
The Complete Route

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s515/Dirt2oil/Screenshot2013-12-07at31026AM_zps0fd7c306.png (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/Dirt2oil/media/Screenshot2013-12-07at31026AM_zps0fd7c306.png.html)
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Video Highlights from Alaska Trip

Here is a video I put together of the trip. Hope You enjoy it. I sure had fun making it.
Cheers :freaky

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Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 29 to August 1, 2013 Days 17 to 20 ...

July 29 to August 1, 2013
Days 17 to 20

July 29

I awake undecided as to what I would do. Go home or stay on the road for another four days. We head for Tim Horton’s in Hinton and have...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 27 & 28, 2013 Day 15 & 16 Well over...

July 27 & 28, 2013
Day 15 & 16

Well over the next two days we would start our way east toward the Alberta welcome sign. Our route would continue along the Cassiar Highway and onto the Yellowhead...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 26, 2013 Day 14 We continue along the...

July 26, 2013
Day 14

We continue along the scenic Cassiar Highway into Stewart, BC. I was amazed at how green and lush the mountain sides were as we rode through the valley. It was also...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 24 & 25, 2013 Day 12 & 13 We depart...

July 24 & 25, 2013
Day 12 & 13

We depart Tok and head for the boarder today. First we make a visit to Fast Eddy’s for some grub.

As we pass the turnoff for the Top of The World Highway I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 23, 2013 Day 11 Today my first...

July 23, 2013
Day 11

Today my first concern is when and where we would find breakfast. After the dinner I had last night I was ready for a good feast. Defiantly wasn’t going to start my day...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Are you sure I wasn't looking for the closest...

Are you sure I wasn't looking for the closest beer store? :lol3. I should have taken time for that as well. Then we wouldn't have ended up in the middle of the Denali with two beer. :cry
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 22, 2013 Day 10 Well I had no idea of...

July 22, 2013
Day 10

Well I had no idea of the treat in store for us today.:evil

We are cruising up the Parks Highway bright and early. Of course the sun is shining brightly. The title does...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Forgot to mention the traffic on the Kenai...

Forgot to mention the traffic on the Kenai Peninsula. :huh. If you plan to take in this area of Alaska count on bumper to bumper traffic for the first hour and a half to two hours south of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 21, 2013 Day 9 Well today we have...

July 21, 2013
Day 9

Well today we have decided to backtrack up the peninsula and get north of Anchorage for the night. Then we would continue on to Denali National Park the next day. And YES...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 20, 2013 Day 8 We awake this morning...

July 20, 2013
Day 8

We awake this morning to the evidence of overnight rain. The ground is wet but the sun is now shining and things are drying up. Great night to have been in a hotel. :snore...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 19, 2013 Day 7 There's not a lot to...

July 19, 2013
Day 7

There's not a lot to report today. Tom found tires yesterday and was told to be at the Yamaha dealership first thing in the morning. So off we go to Yamaha bright and early....
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 18, 2013 Day 6 Good Morning...

July 18, 2013
Day 6

Good Morning ALASKA:clap The sun has been shining for six straight mornings now. Alaska, Sun, Ride Motorcycle all day, the day after, the day after that....14 more days! ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Welcome along NotAllWhoWanderRLost. The...

Welcome along NotAllWhoWanderRLost.

The E-07's as far as I'm concerned can't be beat for the price and performance. $120 front, $ 160 rear and free shipping from MX1 Canada, for us Canucks. I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Welcome Ironheadziggy. I hope to get up there...

Welcome Ironheadziggy. I hope to get up there again someday as well. Defiantly lots more of Alaska to see.
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 17, 2013 Day 5 Today we are up and...

July 17, 2013
Day 5

Today we are up and ready to ride by 8:00 am. For the last few days we have been waking anywhere between 7 and 8 and ready to go within 10 to 15 minutes. We have become very...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
A screen shot from the Delorme inReachSE tracking...

A screen shot from the Delorme inReachSE tracking our progress so far.

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s515/Dirt2oil/Screenshot2013-11-21at103756PM_zps3e45c72f.png...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Welcome along fellow inmates. Also welcome to any...

Welcome along fellow inmates. Also welcome to any lurkers who stumble by. My apologies for the slow progress but I have been spending most free time getting the garage insulated and heater...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 16, 2013 Day 4 Our fourth day begins...

July 16, 2013
Day 4

Our fourth day begins with sunshine and we are starting to get use to this. We have a coffee and kill a few minutes waiting for the fuel pumps to open. Once we get rolling...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 15, 2013 Day 3 We were greeted with...

July 15, 2013
Day 3

We were greeted with another day of sunshine and a severe hangover. In the morning the beer are all gone and there's not much Scotch remaining. If this was going to be an...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Ya he will be a long time before I will let him...

Ya he will be a long time before I will let him off the hook for this one.


That was exactly my concern and the wheel bearings as well.
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
July 14, 2013 Day 2 - Here we go again. ...

July 14, 2013
Day 2 - Here we go again.

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s515/Dirt2oil/Alaska%20Day%202/image_zpsd6c03ab7.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
You didn't need to take a break, you did fine on...

You didn't need to take a break, you did fine on the Suzuki. It was the KTM that needed the break. :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,825
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Three Bikes, Two Guys, 20 Days of Sunshine and ALASKA

This trip started as an idea suggested by my wife, over dinner one evening, about two years ago. What was I going to say "No honey that is a really shitty idea" NOT. I asked my friend Tom if he was...
Forum: Alaska 07-19-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Well there is nowhere in Anchorage to buy a...

Well there is nowhere in Anchorage to buy a replacement remote. Thanks Fast Idle for your offer to help. Since we would not be passing by Willow on the way home I took it apart and discovered that...
Forum: Alaska 07-19-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Dirt2Oil
It is not the battery. The stop button still...

It is not the battery. The stop button still works but nothing happens when I press the tag/rec button. Kind of sucks since I really like the tag feature of this camera.
Forum: Alaska 07-18-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Dirt2Oil
Help finding a remote for a VIO POV Helmet Cam

Hi Folks,
Just arrived in Anchorage and was wondering if there is anywhere in the city I could buy a replacement remote for the VIO POV HD hemet cam. Mine died on the way here and I would like to...
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