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Forum: Alaska 05-31-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By ak_diane
Maintence clinics?

I typically take my tires to Alaska Leather for tire changes which works great when I'm in town but after my last adventure I really wished I knew how to do a tire change on my own when I'm on the...
Forum: Alaska 05-31-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,133
Posted By ak_diane
I think the best weather person is at the gas...

I think the best weather person is at the gas station right on the Cassiar/Alcan junction. When I told her that a day or two prior the forecast looked good she told me she knew there would be a...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,292
Posted By ak_diane
Rode through a blizzard Wednesday so I had the...

Rode through a blizzard Wednesday so I had the jacket cranked up, that night I had a HUGE blister. When I got back home yesterday I discovered the recall - they said they will be replacing it. PO#...
Forum: Alaska 05-23-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,133
Posted By ak_diane
I took the Cassiar but the worst of the snow was...

I took the Cassiar but the worst of the snow was on the ALCAN portion. Should be back this afternoon!
Forum: Alaska 05-23-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,133
Posted By ak_diane
Made it to Tok! The weather Wednesday was crap. ...

Made it to Tok! The weather Wednesday was crap. Flurries from a little outside Dease Lake almost all the way to Whitehorse. By flurries I mean it was blizzard. Snow was ticking to everything but...
Forum: Alaska 05-18-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,133
Posted By ak_diane
SNOW!!! Cassiar or ALCAN?

Well it looks like I made the right move wintering my bike in Montana. I'm in the middle of the ride back to Alaska (planned for this time because winter is supposed to be over) and was wondering if...
Forum: Alaska 08-30-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By ak_diane
Oh no! I went to get the tire changed and the...

Oh no! I went to get the tire changed and the rear axle and nut were stripped. Took two guys to get it off... Still under warranty and it sounds like it could be fixed tomorrow. Completely baffled...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 197,701
Posted By ak_diane
The couple places I've been to have different...

The couple places I've been to have different service rates for owner supplied parts vs shop supplied parts - I understand and don't really mind.

Reminds me of another zinger:
"Tire change, off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,545
Posted By ak_diane
That's pretty much what I do as well - and I...

That's pretty much what I do as well - and I certainly respect the laws of physics are not in my favor in the event of any sort collision. I did check the MSF book and yup what I said before was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 197,701
Posted By ak_diane
Things Dealers tell Customers

So I broke down and purchased a new motorcycle this year (actually it was my first new vehicle purchase ever) and was thinking about stupid things I was told by the dealer.

When I got the bike I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,545
Posted By ak_diane
Maybe there have been some changes since I took...

Maybe there have been some changes since I took the MSF course but I was taught a defend your lane philosophy and generally try to stay closer to the yellow line. I think some of the logic is that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,545
Posted By ak_diane
Ditto!

Ditto!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,545
Posted By ak_diane
No lane splitting allowed here but I did report a...

No lane splitting allowed here but I did report a limo driver a couple weeks ago for driving reckless (crossing the double yellow multiple times on blind corners) and for BRAKE CHECKING me!!! I was...
Forum: Alaska 08-11-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By ak_diane
Yay! I'm sending PM's. Headed to Helena as a...

Yay! I'm sending PM's. Headed to Helena as a matter of fact and planned to do mid-trip service there, then off to the Badlands and back to Helena to park the motorcycle at my family's place for the...
Forum: Alaska 08-09-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By ak_diane
Headed South August 25th

After the spring from hell I'm finally taking a break! On the 25th I'm headed to Montana and planning on taking a week to get there with another week to play around before parking the bike in Helena...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,344
Posted By ak_diane
ATG: Helmet, gloves, boots, jeans, jacket,...

ATG: Helmet, gloves, boots, jeans, jacket, glasses/visor

That's my understanding at least, and if I'm going around the block or doing a short commute (sub 40mph) to work that's what my gear...
Forum: Alaska 07-23-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 152,501
Posted By ak_diane
Trax/VStrom 650 Toprack

I have a brand spanking new Suzuki top rack for sale or trade. I know it fits the 2012 VStrom 650 and Trax top cases, not sure what else it works with.

$100 (plus shipping if not local). Would be...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By ak_diane
Cee Burn (2012 Wee-strom)

Nasty summer up here but the little sunlight we had gave my Wee a burn - twice! I decided to stop by Home Depot to fix my Cee Baileys sun burn problem, here is what I came up with:
...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,376
Posted By ak_diane
It certainly helps! The stock Concours seat was...

It certainly helps! The stock Concours seat was still more comfortable then the Wee-Strom with a sheep cover though. As far as rain goes I love it - wipe the seat off, put sheepskin on and I have a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 90,437
Posted By ak_diane
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/283728_...

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Denali Highway


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Dalton Highway

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Forum: Alaska 07-11-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,267
Posted By ak_diane
It sounds like he has really improved the last...

It sounds like he has really improved the last couple days - starting to sound like himself again. Still a very long road to recovery though. Mpenner - mind messaging me your contact information?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,735
Posted By ak_diane
I have no clue about a lawsuit. She was telling...

I have no clue about a lawsuit. She was telling my about the crash and how it just didn't make sense and had found something about an ABS recall. My understanding is that there were no skid marks,...
Forum: Alaska 07-11-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,267
Posted By ak_diane
Brake failure. Sounds like the R1150GS (2000ish...

Brake failure. Sounds like the R1150GS (2000ish vintage) are having quite a few brake line failures lately- if you own one get those brake lines replaced!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,735
Posted By ak_diane
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,735
Posted By ak_diane
Sounding like that is what happened and yes,...

Sounding like that is what happened and yes, worst nightmare. I was flipping through a service manual online and was surprised that I didn't see brake line replacement in the maintenance schedule -...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,735
Posted By ak_diane
Brake Failure 2001 R1150GS!

Is anyone familiar with brake failures on the 2001 R1150GS? A co-worker almost lost her father a few weeks ago in a very bizarre crash, he is just now starting to talk and said something about his...
Forum: Alaska 06-30-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,426
Posted By ak_diane
Just a random part of the Alaska Range, I didn't...

Just a random part of the Alaska Range, I didn't have any luck seeing Mt. Denali/McKinley on my way back.

I think that saying is a sick joke created by older brothers "Hey, go up on the roof and...
Forum: Alaska 06-30-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,426
Posted By ak_diane
Denali Highway - lighting

Had a great trip on the Denali Highway last weekend, it was mostly sunny with about 20 minutes of an honest to god monsoon. I actually thought the road was in great shape compared to two years ago,...
Forum: Alaska 06-30-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By ak_diane
Glad your okay! I'm planning to take off on...

Glad your okay! I'm planning to take off on September 1st to Montana if you want to connect. I usually start limiting myself to day rides by October and in September I pack for clothes for...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By ak_diane
Windshield Fabricator

I just installed a new windshield on my Vstrom 650 and was saddened to find that it hits my hand guards. I'm trying to get the manufacturer to make it right but I was wondering - is there a place in...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,267
Posted By ak_diane
I work with his daughter, if any of you have...

I work with his daughter, if any of you have information about the wreck I'm sure she would appreciate it, though please don't speculate! I sent her a link to this thread, so if any of you know him...
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By ak_diane
Great photograph btw!

Great photograph btw!
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By ak_diane
Thanks! I think I can survive not riding in...

Thanks! I think I can survive not riding in October, I'll try for early September.
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By ak_diane
ALCAN in fall?

I'm sure this has been asked many times before - but how late can I ride from Alaska to the Lower-48. I'm planning to winter it down there and I'd hate to lose valuable riding time at home!

I'm...
Forum: Alaska 08-13-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By ak_diane
Wow, now I feel so dirty. :rofl

Wow, now I feel so dirty. :rofl
Forum: Alaska 08-12-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By ak_diane
Thanks! After a good nights sleep I whipped...

Thanks! After a good nights sleep I whipped together this little manometer and it worked surprisingly well:) Basically it works like a straw, when the pressure is equal the fluid stops moving and...
Forum: Alaska 08-11-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By ak_diane
Question Carb sync/manometer

I just finished my valve adjustment last night and found that over the course of moving into my new place my carb sync tool (motion pro, syncpro) lost some fluid and will no longer sync:cry Could...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By ak_diane
I'm shooting them with my dying Canon Rebel XS. ...

I'm shooting them with my dying Canon Rebel XS. I almost always shoot pictures with brackets (multiple exposures) and then tone-map them to achieve images with a high-dynamic range (HDR). I forgot...
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 23,716
Posted By ak_diane
Trans-Alaska Pipeline Ride

Well here is my first ride report about my first Dalton ride! I need to put some thought into where next year's trip will be and what other weekend trips I want to make this year. Maybe its time...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By ak_diane
Trans-Alaska Pipeline Ride

Last year, after just a couple years of riding I was running out of new roads in Alaska and decided to see how my Concours would handle on gravel. After a very successful run down the Denali Highway...
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