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Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Day 10: The shop.

Sharon was making coffee and peeked out of the kitchen window to see a dirty man in a space suit sprawled out on the lawn. She and Pete didn’t believe that I was dumb enough to ride to Deadhorse and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Thank you

I really appreciate all of the comments. I'm planning a southern adventure next.



I hate being held to a schedule. I didn't want to wait around for a week and I knew I could find something else...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Day 9: Fairbanks to Deadhorse and back to Fairbanks. 1,039 miles.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/16555379645_67216af675_b.jpg

Pete simply could not understand why I wanted to ride to an oilfield, “just to do it.” Since he spent quite a few years up there,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Day 8: Hungover at the Hot Springs. 0 miles.

Woke up late and ate most of the food in Sharon’s kitchen. Pete was struggling. I hope that when I’m 70, I can slam as many beers as Pete can. He was an electrician and spent many years working on...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Day 7: Yukon River Campground to Fairbanks, AK. 390 miles.

Well Google Maps can’t cross the Poker Creek border.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7407/15761202844_a15edd755d_b.jpg

So, taking a liquid magma poo in a Yukon provincial campground outhouse might...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Well most hardcore dudes will definitely consider...

Well most hardcore dudes will definitely consider me a pussy, but I love the farkin thing. I learned how to ride on 2-strokes in northern Michigan but I'm no Jeremy McGrath... I rented a BMW 1200 GS...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Day 6: Marsh Lake to Yukon River Campground, YT. 363 miles.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8612/16195794089_2f819a32cb_b.jpg

Apparently mosquitos never sleep. I unzipped my tent around 7am and I was immediately attacked by Alaska’s state bird. I packed and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By pwh
You also need to think about whether or not you...

You also need to think about whether or not you plan on keeping it for long. I personally go through bikes fairly quickly and do not want the hassle of trying to sell a salvage titled bike.

Only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By pwh
I used to drive them in college. It was one of my...

I used to drive them in college. It was one of my favorite jobs. Worked at 6 different rinks in Michigan.
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Day 5: Buffalo Inn to Marsh Lake Campground, YT. 700 miles.

I woke up and chugged a cup of free coffee from Mr. Mike. I asked him if he ever slept. He said no.

I stepped outside and was greeted by the sun. Today was going to be a good day! ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Day 4: Jonas Creek Campground to Buffalo Inn, Pink Mountain, BC. 505 miles.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7557/16003159719_744e7c1f37_b.jpg

I woke up to my alarm at 7:30am. “Fark, it’s cold!” I thought. My eye boogers were frozen. I slept in almost every piece of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Well on my way to being a cranky old bastard! :D ...

Well on my way to being a cranky old bastard! :D



I'm sorry to hear that. Omaha sucks. The Loess Hills across the river in Iowa are the only thing worth riding within a 400 mile radius. ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
1. Personal preference; I wouldn't use them...

1. Personal preference; I wouldn't use them everyday once I returned.

2. Expensive; I think I spent $200 on two dry bags which were 100% waterproof. Nothing inside of them ever got wet.

3,4,5....
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Out of 6.1 gallon tank, I saw between 200 and 255...

Out of 6.1 gallon tank, I saw between 200 and 255 miles. I kept track at most fill-ups and estimated anywhere from 35 to 45 mpg. Sometimes it was a mentally challenging, possessive game; me, riding...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Left on June 6th, returned June 27th. A little...

Left on June 6th, returned June 27th. A little over 10,600 miles.



Unifilter at 600 mile service. Clean trumpets. Pre-filter socks were packed full of sand and rocks.




That was the only...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Day 3: Salmon Lake to Jonas Creek Campground, Jasper NP, Alberta. 495 miles.

Today was a day of lists:
Animals seen: bear (black), bear (brown), caribou, big horn sheep, deer (lots), skunk.
Things eaten: 1 pound of carrots, 10 oz pistachios, 4 pepperoni sticks, 2 energy...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-03-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By pwh
vietnam

Vietnam is awesome. Cheap, beautiful beaches, lots to see. (yes I have been there).

I have also been to Bali. Vietnam is waaay less touristy.
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Day 2: Casper, WY to Salmon Lake, MT: 670 miles

Tetons, tourists and a ticket.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8659/15783039327_7242a3b688_b.jpg
And a small disclaimer for anyone questioning the accuracy of the route:

Keep in mind these are...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Day 1: Omaha, NE to Casper, WY. Friday, June 6th. 620 miles

Ready to Leave

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7550/15781541257_9b3d54c9aa_b.jpg

Tent, sleeping bag, spare tire, gas can, tools, yee haw!
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,337
Posted By pwh
Poor Decision Paul's Northern Tour

I know, I know. Plenty of dumb people have wandered from somewhere else to Alaska's Prudhoe Bay. It's not necessarily impressive, difficult, dangerous nor new. But like so many others before me, I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 71,580
Posted By pwh
Hola!

I ran into you two in the Whitehorse Tim Horton's back in early June. I was the guy on the KTM who had the wrong size spare tire.

Glad to see you're still living my dream of riding the world!
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-29-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,941
Posted By pwh
1. Heated grips 2. Wider and larger 'rally'...

1. Heated grips
2. Wider and larger 'rally' footpegs
3. UNI for now, Rottweiler setup when I can
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-29-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,734
Posted By pwh
Good idea; Mods please move this to the KTM...

Good idea; Mods please move this to the KTM Official Toaster section. Thanks.

http://www.ktm-parts.com/UPW0870000.html#.VHooioo8KnM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-29-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,734
Posted By pwh
KTM confirms 800cc twin in development

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2014/november/ktm-plan-new-v-twins/
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-06-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By pwh
Plenty of satisfied bastids

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990010
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-08-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,144
Posted By pwh
this is awesome! thanks for taking the time to do...

this is awesome! thanks for taking the time to do this. i need to adjust mine this winter. hopefully i didn't wait too long at 13k miles.:hmmmmm
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,027
Posted By pwh
Damn that is crazy! Is your rear K60 made in...

Damn that is crazy! Is your rear K60 made in Germany? I know my front tire is made somewhere else and it "feels" different.

If they only lasted me 2,200 miles I would never use them.

Are you...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-06-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,027
Posted By pwh
K60 wear on 1190

I know you guys are looking for the 17" version, but I have 8,000+ miles on my K60 18" rear on my 1190R and it's maybe halfway gone. I ride street, gravel, and mud. Traction control off, lots of...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-30-2014, 07:53 PM
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Views: 278,216
Posted By pwh
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-28-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,955
Posted By pwh
:clapNice! Is that miles or km? What kind of...

:clapNice! Is that miles or km?

What kind of oil change schedule are you following? I've been changing mine every 5k miles.

Have you checked the valve clearances yet?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,955
Posted By pwh
Wicked BUMP! 12,789 miles. :ricky By the way, you...

BUMP! 12,789 miles. :ricky

By the way, you can change between Sport / Street / Rain / Off-road without letting off the gas by hitting one of the up/down arrows when it tells you to close...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 41,307
Posted By pwh
They fit over Sidi boots no problem.

They fit over Sidi boots no problem.
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 41,307
Posted By pwh
11k mile review

Just in case anyone was looking for another review:

I bought this setup for a trip to Alaska in June. From 29* at Prudhoe to 95* in Nebraska, hail, rain, and sleet, this suit has performed pretty...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By pwh
What is your manufactured date?

What is your manufactured date?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-29-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,955
Posted By pwh
How many miles/km on your 1190?

I just got back from a 3 week ride to Alaska and back to Nebraska. I'm currently at 11,621 miles - got the bike in May.

Zero problems. Started up just fine at 30 degrees F. Put a Uni filter on at...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,963
Posted By pwh
Wicked Just rode Fairbanks - Deadhorse - Fairbanks in 22...

Just rode Fairbanks - Deadhorse - Fairbanks in 22 hours. Road conditions were excellent if you change your mind about the no gravel situation.

Cheers, Paul
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,963
Posted By pwh
I'll be leaving on June 6th for my own Alaskan...

I'll be leaving on June 6th for my own Alaskan adventure on my KTM 1190 from Omaha. Maybe I'll see you on the road!:ricky
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-03-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 169,853
Posted By pwh
same as everyone else

2 days of farm roads
860 miles
Bunch of dust in the trumpets and airbox

Installed the Uni
319796
Forum: Americas 06-03-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,625
Posted By pwh
T-minus 72 hours! so excited!

T-minus 72 hours! so excited!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-15-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,982
Views: 759,441
Posted By pwh
I've seen this message before. Last time was...

I've seen this message before. Last time was right after I bounced it off the rev limiter a couple of times.:dunno
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