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Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,119
Posted By slo rider
Enjoy. I did a similar ride with my father-in-law...

Enjoy. I did a similar ride with my father-in-law in 2012 and we had a blast. I definitely want to do it again some day.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,598
Posted By slo rider
The 165 kit with the modded 200 pipe and a...

The 165 kit with the modded 200 pipe and a Lectron is a magical combination. You will be pretty happy with the results.


http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j26/matt1142/IMG_20120428_084759.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By slo rider
Small world. I am the current owner of the bike...

Small world. I am the current owner of the bike in the ad and also have it listed here in the marketplace http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867307

Like the ad says this bike has...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By slo rider
We went last year from mid-June to early-July....

We went last year from mid-June to early-July. Had very little rain, some cold days, and some warm days. Just be prepared for anything. As for traffic, it's pretty non-existant except for major...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 26,813
Posted By slo rider
Glad to see you managed to get your hands on some...

Glad to see you managed to get your hands on some new gear Mr Cobb. Very jealous of your trip.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By slo rider
In addition to what others have suggested, I...

In addition to what others have suggested, I would probably pull the sparkplugs, spritz some oil the cylinders, and turn it over slowly.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-23-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By slo rider
I purchased the same bike last year and just did...

I purchased the same bike last year and just did a trip to AK and back. No issues whatsoever. Tell him to go through the HOW and do all the updates.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,693
Posted By slo rider
We saw the same thing when we rode through. I...

We saw the same thing when we rode through. I believe it's from where they are putting in new elecrtical transmission lines. We talked to one of the road workers when we stopped and he said they burn...
Forum: Americas 08-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,576
Posted By slo rider
I might suggest heading west out of Prince George...

I might suggest heading west out of Prince George and taking the Cassier. We thought that was one of the better roads vs the boring straightness found on the Alaskan Hwy. YMMV. I would also recomend...
Forum: Americas 08-02-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,576
Posted By slo rider
I did an Alaska trip in June with my...

I did an Alaska trip in June with my father-in-law. I was on a KTM 950 and he was on a Ducati Multistrada. We didn't go all the way to Prudhoe, just to the arctic circle, but when we were there the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-02-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By slo rider
Save your money on the Keihin and send your stock...

Save your money on the Keihin and send your stock carb to RB designs.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
Thanks for reminding me about the Alcan 5000...

Thanks for reminding me about the Alcan 5000 Pantah. NWBoarder had told me about it during the planning phase but I didn't want to wait until 2014. That ould be a very good excuse to go back.We did...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
The hard cases were made by Halliburton for...

The hard cases were made by Halliburton for surveying equipment. He modified them to fit his rack which was designed for soft bags and added some locking latches. They ride a little high so he had to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/29/12 Cache Creek, BC to Granite Falls, WA ...

6/29/12
Cache Creek, BC to Granite Falls, WA
Daily mileage: 278 miles

Today was a surprise as we weren’t expecting to encounter such good roads close to home. Or at least I wasn’t. I could...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/28/12 Smithers, BC to Cache Creek, BC ...

6/28/12
Smithers, BC to Cache Creek, BC
Mileage: 524 miles

Saw a few deer and a group of Super Teneres today. The most common bike we’ve seen by far has been the BMW GS, followed by the KLR....
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/27/12 Dease Lake, BC to Smithers, BC ...

6/27/12
Dease Lake, BC to Smithers, BC
Mileage: 385 miles

Another cloudy, cold, rainy day so not very many pictures taken even though the camera got fully charged last night. We saw tons of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/26/12 White Horse, YT to Dease Lake, BC ...

6/26/12
White Horse, YT to Dease Lake, BC
Mileage: 418 miles

The day started out cloudy and cold and the only real change was the addition of some pretty severe side wind. For us the Cassier Hwy...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/25/12 Tok, AK to Whitehorse, YT Mileage:...

6/25/12
Tok, AK to Whitehorse, YT
Mileage: 402 miles

Unfortunately my camera died today and wouldn’t charge from the bike. So only a few pics from today. I really would have liked to get a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/24/12 Anchorage, AK to Tok, AK Mileage: 325...

6/24/12
Anchorage, AK to Tok, AK
Mileage: 325 miles

Today was another uneventful day. It rained on and off throughout the day and the clouds looked darker the further East we went. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/23/12 Ninilchik, AK to Anchorage, AK ...

6/23/12
Ninilchik, AK to Anchorage, AK
Mileage: 232 miles

I awoke this morning to FIL saying “moose” over and over. Apparently while on his trip to the outhouse he came across a cow and calf...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/22/12 Halibut fishing in Homer Mileage: 68...

6/22/12
Halibut fishing in Homer
Mileage: 68 miles

We had floated the idea around about doing a fishing trip during our time in Alaska and figured Homer would be a good place. Unfortunately I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/21/12 Denali North View Campground to Homer,...

6/21/12
Denali North View Campground to Homer, AK
Mileage: 419 miles

We awoke to overcast skies, but no rain, and headed south. We stopped for breakfast at Mary’s McKinley View Lodge and as we...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/20/12 Bus tour of Denali NP Mileage: 112...

6/20/12
Bus tour of Denali NP
Mileage: 112 miles

Today we headed up to check out Denali NP around 9:30. After looking at our options we settled on the 8 hour round trip tour and purchased...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/19/12 Fairbanks, AK to Denali National Park ...

6/19/12
Fairbanks, AK to Denali National Park
Mileage: 360 miles

The original plan was to head South from Fairbanks on the Parks Hwy, check out the park on the way, then head East on the Denali...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/18/12 Fairbanks to Arctic Circle and back to...

6/18/12
Fairbanks to Arctic Circle and back to Fairbanks
Mileage: 410 miles

FIL and I got an early start and headed for the Arctic Circle. After hearing Paul from Duluth’s ride report yesterday,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/17/12 Rest day in Fairbanks Mileage: ~2...

6/17/12
Rest day in Fairbanks
Mileage: ~2 miles on foot

Today was spent walking around Fairbanks and doing laundry. Super exciting. I picked up a foam insulation pad since my sleeping pad...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/16/12 Dawson City, YT to Fairbanks, AK ...

6/16/12
Dawson City, YT to Fairbanks, AK
Mileage: 437 miles

While gassing up in Carmacks yesterday FIL was talking with a police officer who recommended going up the Dome Road in Dawson City. So...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/15/12 Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City, YT ...

6/15/12
Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City, YT
Mileage: 353 miles

Another gorgeous day for a ride.
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j26/matt1142/Alaska%202012/Alaska2012050.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/14/12 Toad River, BC to Whitehorse, YT ...

6/14/12
Toad River, BC to Whitehorse, YT
Mileage: 473 miles

Leaving Toad River after breakfast we came across another breakfast in the making; someone had hit and killed an elk along the road...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/13/12 Dawson Creek, BC to Toad River, BC ...

6/13/12
Dawson Creek, BC to Toad River, BC
Mileage: 413 miles

Today started by hitting the Mile 0 signpost for the obligatory pictures, then we headed out on the Alaskan Highway. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
6/12/12 100 Mile House, BC to Dawson Creek, BC ...

6/12/12
100 Mile House, BC to Dawson Creek, BC
Mileage: 467 miles

We got an early start today and left the campground just as it started to lightly rain. It was an uneventful day until we left...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By slo rider
Family Bonding Roadtrip, WA to AK

In the spring of 2011 after reading numerous ride reports of Alaska, the seed was planted. I had a garage full of dirtbikes, but nothing with a plate, so the search for a suitable bike and equipment...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By slo rider
My father-in-law and I are leaving for Alaska on...

My father-in-law and I are leaving for Alaska on June 11 and returning around July 4th. I picked up a copy of The Milepost and have a rough route mapped out, but plan to mostly play it by ear.
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 59,620
Posted By slo rider
:wave Yup, we head north on June 11....

:wave

Yup, we head north on June 11. Looking at taking 3 weeks up and back. I'll keep an eye out for you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,096
Posted By slo rider
They've been discontinued. I ordered a set in...

They've been discontinued. I ordered a set in February and got a notice saying they were backordered until the end of March. At the end of March I got an email that they had been discontinued and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By slo rider
Seal All works for repairing tanks as well. ...

Seal All works for repairing tanks as well.
http://www.tools2parts.com/Seal-All-380012-p/3702-0039.htm?gdftrk=gdfV21593_a_7c1384_a_7c4726_a_7c3702_d_0039
Forum: Vendors 03-14-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 33,468
Posted By slo rider
Don't feel bad. I installed the board on 2...

Don't feel bad. I installed the board on 2 different spare pumps I had and couldn't get it to work. After Mr Bean helped troubleshoot, I found both pumps had an internal short. Found a working used...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,707
Posted By slo rider
Rekluse makes kits for dirtbikes, not sure if one...

Rekluse makes kits for dirtbikes, not sure if one of those could be made to work. Not cheap though.
http://rekluse.mybigcommerce.com/categories/-Brake-Kits/Dual%252dActuated-Brake-Kit/

You might...
Forum: Alaska 03-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,581
Posted By slo rider
Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,581
Posted By slo rider
So if we were to skip Homer a better route might...

So if we were to skip Homer a better route might be Fairbanks to Glennallen or Valdez via the Denali and avoid Anchorage altogether?
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