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Forum: Alaska 08-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By Solarmoose
Sorry to hear that Eric, you ok? how bad is the...

Sorry to hear that Eric, you ok? how bad is the bike?

ADV'er PistonPants lives in Cantwell.

I'll be driving my pickup south around the 27th and would have room if
nothing else materializes...
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By Solarmoose
Fairbanks Riders - BBQ - Monday 8/11

Fairbanks area riders: Three of our riding brethren from Kodiak are stopping by the shop tomorrow evening to do a bit of bike maintenance before continuing southward. They've just completed a ride up...
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Solarmoose
calling AkDuc Mark, you are needed.

calling AkDuc

Mark, you are needed.
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By Solarmoose
I never used to do that but now that I'm a senior...

I never used to do that but now that I'm a senior member of society I decided it was time to go to the head of the line.

Gal flagger at Phalen Creek bridge repair (near Fielding Lake Richardson H)...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,919
Posted By Solarmoose
Great RR. Am enjoying the "ride along." I've...

Great RR. Am enjoying the "ride along."

I've stayed in Provincial campgrounds on several occasions in Yukon, AB
and BC, always real nice. Hope you find the better ones soon.

I know several...
Forum: Alaska 08-03-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Solarmoose
Space in Fai

I have a shop with tools you can work in in Fairbanks, have no idea about
how to install that device in a KLR. But space I have and will be around this week. Don't know any KLR folks here but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,764
Posted By Solarmoose
Hope you got a little bit of sun on your ride....

Hope you got a little bit of sun on your ride. Its been a very rainy and cool
summer in the north country. Check out the rain fall stats from NWS (https://www.facebook.com/NWSAlaska). Scroll
down...
Forum: Alaska 07-21-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,450
Posted By Solarmoose
Use short wrench or 1/4" ratchet

Use short wrench or 1/4" ratchet
Forum: Alaska 07-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,651
Posted By Solarmoose
Looking Good Annie!

Looking Good Annie!
Forum: Alaska 07-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,591
Posted By Solarmoose
Sounds like we'll have to stop by your compound...

Sounds like we'll have to stop by your compound next summer,

http://solarmoose.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Banks-Tour-Return/i-SZXMrpS/0/M/IMG_1149c-M.jpg
...
Forum: Alaska 06-30-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Solarmoose
I'm assuming this is the south-bound part of your...

I'm assuming this is the south-bound part of your trip. If you're trying to keep the cost down then the best options for boarding are Haines or Skagway. Look at your route to decide which is best....
Forum: Alaska 06-22-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Solarmoose
I agree, shouldn't need dirt tires if you are...

I agree, shouldn't need dirt tires if you are riding to Dawson. I've been to
Dawson a couple times with my K12GT and street tires. The Alcan is either
asphalt or chip seal and the Klondike...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,055
Posted By Solarmoose
Optimist. Its been more cloudy and rainy. Not...

Optimist. Its been more cloudy and rainy. Not much sun to see lately.
Unless I'm are riding northwest in the late evening, the sun doesn't bother me.
But then I use a mirror reflective face shield...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Solarmoose
Congratulations Jeff! Great route you planned...

Congratulations Jeff! Great route you planned out.
David
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 22,292
Posted By Solarmoose
darn

Cee and I are not going to make it despite trying several angles.
Time got squeezed with out-of-state-friends and family on either
end so we thought, ok, Cee will fly the plane there instead since...
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,687
Posted By Solarmoose
5 & 6 out

HOW IN THE WORLD DO I SIGN-UP FOR D2D???????

1. Scroll to the LAST post!
2. Copy these instructions (right click) along with the most current list of names.
3. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 45,545
Posted By Solarmoose
May the road be kind to you yet full of...

May the road be kind to you yet full of adventure.
Thanks for helping out on our project last summer,
it was much appreciated by both of us.

We will not see you at D2D, had planned to fly...
Forum: Alaska 06-08-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By Solarmoose
There is a kawi shop in Fairbanks but don't count...

There is a kawi shop in Fairbanks but don't count on them; I avoid going there. If I'm around and you need shop space in Fairbanks to work in send me a PM.
Forum: Alaska 06-06-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,231
Posted By Solarmoose
this is an epic hijack of poor KSO's simple...

this is an epic hijack of poor KSO's simple request for info on Alaska. Two pages now.

I fear we may be communicating something other than what we want. :rofl
Forum: Alaska 06-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,231
Posted By Solarmoose
All is revealed

Read and may your questions be answered.
Alaska Primer (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788417)
Haul Road Primer Part I (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943656)...
Forum: Alaska 05-24-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,092
Posted By Solarmoose
bummer

bummer
Forum: Alaska 05-22-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Solarmoose
Still Available

From Alaska Leather's Home page see the tab Local Shop and click on
Traveler's Page then click on Emergency Phone Tree...
Forum: Alaska 05-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,162
Posted By Solarmoose
why are you asking this question?

why are you asking this question?
Forum: Alaska 05-12-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 22,292
Posted By Solarmoose
very wise

very wise
Forum: Alaska 05-10-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,112
Posted By Solarmoose
and to say it again,

As AlCan put it the Primer, this is work road, not a tourist road. Its one thing
to muscle a bike in bad conditions on a trail by yourself but there are big
trucks hauling heavy (with pusher...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-09-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 386,692
Posted By Solarmoose
How is the bike rebuild going? need anything?

How is the bike rebuild going? need anything?
Forum: Alaska 05-08-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By Solarmoose
Jeff, can you tell if any repairs have been done...

Jeff, can you tell if any repairs have been done or is it just as you left it?
The forks look bent back to my eye but that may be an illusion.
At any rate... wow. 4250? not that I would get a klr...
Forum: Alaska 05-07-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,112
Posted By Solarmoose
Read this: Haul Road Primer - Part 1...

Read this: Haul Road Primer - Part 1 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943656)
Forum: Alaska 05-06-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,092
Posted By Solarmoose
All of the Spot units use the same satellites in...

All of the Spot units use the same satellites in low-earth-orbit around the equator, so the further north you are especially if you are immediately behind a tall structure (i.e. mountain) the less...
Forum: Alaska 05-05-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,115
Posted By Solarmoose
Check with DEC office in Fairbanks, they have...

Check with DEC office in Fairbanks, they have data on septic systems.
I replaced my drain field several years ago with a trench style. Not hard
and they have the calcs for depth, length and etc....
Forum: Alaska 05-05-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Solarmoose
And Amazon sometimes has tires with Prime (free...

And Amazon sometimes has tires with Prime (free shipping.)
Forum: Alaska 05-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,092
Posted By Solarmoose
Spot or InReach

I've had a Spot for five years but haven't had a NEED for the Spot on the
highways since cell coverage is ok most of the time, but it always goes with
me on back-country trips. I do use the Spot...
Forum: Alaska 05-04-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Solarmoose
Good ride today. Clear and 70s. Thanks for...

Good ride today. Clear and 70s. Thanks for calling us out, Bob (s).
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Solarmoose
Yep

Fairbanks: A group of us are meeting at the College Coffee House at 11am Sat for a ride down the Parks and maybe lunch at Mondo.
Sunny weather with high 60s. (supposed to hit 70 today) so get that...
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,112
Posted By Solarmoose
Fairbanks AK

Fairbanks AK. Mostly Calm, snow gone. No snow in the forecast. Temps in 60's this week. Maybe 70. No tornadoes. No hurricanes.

But you have a few mountain passes between here and there. I've done...
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 28,223
Posted By Solarmoose
Fairbanks AK

Calm, snow gone. No snow in the forecast. Temps in 60's this week. Maybe 70. No tornadoes. No hurricanes.
Kevin, tell me again about why you moved?
:rofl
Forum: Alaska 04-23-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Solarmoose
My experience with Spot trackers is they can be...

My experience with Spot trackers is they can be iffy north of the range too, especially when in the mountains. Similar issue, they use equatorial Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. At least with...
Forum: Alaska 04-21-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Solarmoose
More info: Byers Lake Campground is MP147. ...

More info:
Byers Lake Campground is MP147.
The "Medal of Honor Loop to Alaska Veterans Memorial POW-MIA Rest Area" is just north at MP 147.1 (South entrance) per the Milepost. The north...
Forum: Alaska 04-20-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Solarmoose
Beyers Lake access road is not plowed and they...

Beyers Lake access road is not plowed and they don't plow the lower lot of the Veterans Memorial, but the upper lot of the Veterans Memorial is kept open all winter. I know cause that's a pee stop...
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,651
Posted By Solarmoose
Hey, good looking ride there! Need some place to...

Hey, good looking ride there! Need some place to store it? :evil
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