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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By tomdubz
Casting sand? ...

Casting sand?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=378949

What year model? Ever have a proper douching flush?
Forum: Trip Planning 01-24-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,387
Posted By tomdubz
1) do you find all the outdoor living wears you...

1) do you find all the outdoor living wears you down, how do you handle it?

No. I actually sleep better in my tent than I do in a hotel. I ditched the smartass phone years ago and I find the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,083
Posted By tomdubz
Extender for the stock toolkit's axle nut sized...

Extender for the stock toolkit's axle nut sized wrench
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,694
Posted By tomdubz
You know, been so long I don't remember but I...

You know, been so long I don't remember but I know I didn't have to remove the oil tank. Maybe pull radiator forward? Maybe a swivel socket on an extension? Definitely remove SAS hose first to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,895
Posted By tomdubz
Dude even ships USPS at request for those of us...

Dude even ships USPS at request for those of us that live in bumfuck Alaska and only play the PO Box game.
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 37,346
Posted By tomdubz
living the dream

living the dream
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By tomdubz
Yes, yes, yes, & always coolant flush? ...

Yes, yes, yes, & always

coolant flush?
spark plugs? especially if you're already playing with valves.
fork oil?
fuel filter?

It's all in the manual. It's like connect the dots for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,238
Posted By tomdubz
Really? Mine lasted 4 years and 41K. Took it in...

Really? Mine lasted 4 years and 41K. Took it in and tendered it every winter.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By tomdubz
exhaust juice

exhaust juice
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By tomdubz
I'm sorry, was there a question there? And yup,...

I'm sorry, was there a question there? And yup, I'm a dick and that's my opinion. I do shut ABS off when I'm getting really dirty because I know how stupid it can make downhills. I've also had it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 171,265
Posted By tomdubz
Forgot about this fantastic thread

Missing VT

<a href="http://s290.photobucket.com/user/tomdubz/media/IMG_0678.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll262/tomdubz/IMG_0678.jpg" border="0" alt="...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By tomdubz
Skidding would not have improved your stopping...

Skidding would not have improved your stopping time. Better not wear your seatbelt either. You might get trapped.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By tomdubz
Easy outs are evil. Try a titanium left handed...

Easy outs are evil. Try a titanium left handed drill bit maybe... Good luck. Looks like you're on the right side, right? Part # 6000508600001S

For future reference, the HOW (ktm950.info) is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By tomdubz
Hdb +1

Hdb +1
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
OK, so, this is the last post. All ride reports...

OK, so, this is the last post. All ride reports must end right?

Been in my new hood for almost two months now. Mostly digging it, even if it is the gnarly storm season. "Who rides a motorbike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,180
Posted By tomdubz
Speaking of wiring, I vaguely recall a long lost...

Speaking of wiring, I vaguely recall a long lost thread describing a change that resulted in turning the high beam switch on and having the same effect as using the trigger flasher while in low. I...
Forum: Alaska 09-12-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By tomdubz
Huh. Not sure about that. Is he out of Craig?

Huh. Not sure about that. Is he out of Craig?
Forum: Alaska 09-12-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By tomdubz
It is pretty neat. ...

It is pretty neat.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=997255&highlight=maniacal

POW starts on Post 45.

Planning on trekking to the northern tip this weekend.
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Maniacal? meandering moto move from VT to AK

Taking the bus - Southeast AK style

<a href="http://s290.photobucket.com/user/tomdubz/media/photo.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll262/tomdubz/photo.jpg"...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks Ted! Sure was.

Thanks Ted! Sure was.
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Ferry day was pretty dreary. I got dumped on...

Ferry day was pretty dreary. I got dumped on while waiting in line to board but I was the only motorcycle so the wait wasn’t long. The ride over was longer than I’d anticipated from looking at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks Kelly! There are only so many ways south...

Thanks Kelly! There are only so many ways south from here so I just might take you up on that. And of course, if you ever want to take your DR for a ferry ride...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Baha! Welcome to the asylum.

Baha! Welcome to the asylum.
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Word! It's on the short list.

Word! It's on the short list.
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
And the details to follow: So, Emma wound up...

And the details to follow:

So, Emma wound up landing a nursing gig in Ketchican and recently left VT via cage. She's excited and so am I.

Back when I kept getting strep she kept wondering,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
The ride out to Prince Rupert from Smithers was a...

The ride out to Prince Rupert from Smithers was a great culmination to my Canadian escapade. Winding along the Skeena river, 16 took me out to the coast. The weather was nearly perfect, despite the...
Forum: Alaska 08-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks Tom.

Thanks Tom.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
"Twingle!" Now that's quite the ...

"Twingle!" Now that's quite the portmanteau.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Ha! Stranger things have happened...

Ha! Stranger things have happened...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
From Hinton, I headed back into Jasper for a...

From Hinton, I headed back into Jasper for a fancy lunch at Earl’s. I had flirted with finding the dirty Alberta 40 that would have looped me south, back to 11, and then picking up the Icefields...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Maybe it was some creepy crawlies at the sketchy...

Maybe it was some creepy crawlies at the sketchy motel, maybe it was the gas station apple I had for dinner the night before, or maybe it was the water from that skeevy Park Lake joint but - whatever...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Maniacal? meandering moto move from VT to AK

Thanks Solarmoose. Having fun buzzing around Ketchikan. Dirt switchbacks up Brown Mountain was fun this morning.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,258
Posted By tomdubz
Breathe. Save the 10.5% beer for your 4th-5th...

Breathe. Save the 10.5% beer for your 4th-5th change. It gets easier. Just did o&f in a walmart parking lot in 20 minutes.

Forget about the screens until valve check time. And even that is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,674
Posted By tomdubz
Just sell it.

Just sell it.
Forum: Alaska 08-11-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks AKhack. Once upon a time, I hadz a Ural...

Thanks AKhack. Once upon a time, I hadz a Ural but I sold it to finance this move.

Anyway, Ferrying from Prince Rupert tomorrow. The Skeena route (16) from Smithers out was...
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By tomdubz
Moving to POW - suggested rides?

Almost there:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=997255&highlight=maniacal

So this is an introduction as well as an inquiry into recommended routes for island exploration. If anyone...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Leaving Russell along TransCan Route 16 (aka...

Leaving Russell along TransCan Route 16 (aka Yellowhead Hwy.) took me into Saskatchewan. I then headed back down toward the other TransCan, Route 1, weaving on some backroads through the scenic...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
The next night was a little rainy and I had a...

The next night was a little rainy and I had a little headache from Trans Canning it all day so I chickened out and hit a motel again in Brandon. The Little Chalet Motel was kind of neat. You stay...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Tell me about it. Thankfully, it's not in...

Tell me about it. Thankfully, it's not in anywhere near new condition:

http://www.coinweek.com/featured-news/u-s-silver-dollars-1797/

think I'll keep it.

Crossing fingers but I think...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,916
Posted By tomdubz
Ha! I tend to give them thumbs up when they're...

Ha! I tend to give them thumbs up when they're pumping up big hills.
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