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Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By amk
No doubt the only difference is the brand label...

No doubt the only difference is the brand label and price tag. But the gap in the last is dwindling rapidly....
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 340,737
Posted By amk
No links, sorry. In Canada the line of big chains...

No links, sorry. In Canada the line of big chains is not the same as in US, but every walmart, jisk, ikea has them. The hammock forum is full of advises on how to source down from value village or...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 340,737
Posted By amk
The price of hammocking is especially heinous....

The price of hammocking is especially heinous. Look, a tent or a coat to perform have to be carved, cut, and sewn for a shape, that is where their prices are coming from. To the contrary, hammocks...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,510
Posted By amk
Dome kind of tents are more universal. The only...

Dome kind of tents are more universal. The only thing they require is 2,5 x 1,5 m of more or less level surface, which can be found everywhere, up in the mountains above the snow line, down in a...
Forum: Canada 08-08-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 640,819
Posted By amk
Kootenay River (Settlers) is open, was there...

Kootenay River (Settlers) is open, was there yesterday. The fire is on the left side, up in the mountains, the road is on the river's right side. The Kootnenay bypass rd. is closed, they hold some...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,510
Posted By amk
I am still 48 and in fit shape, so "crawling in...

I am still 48 and in fit shape, so "crawling in and out" is something the other people speak of. But the reason I am thinking of switching to hammocks is as you put it "watch the rain fall while...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,510
Posted By amk
The weight and the packed size for comparable...

The weight and the packed size for comparable setups is the concern. Whenever I think of switching to a hammock I find the lightest hammock, tarp and mosquito net along with corresponding harness...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
chain sprocket wear pattern

Mine DR is going to wear out its first OEM set of chain and sprockets at ~ 20K km. It seams the rear sprocket gonna give up first. How normal is that? I mean the pattern, on the previous bikes it was...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 640,819
Posted By amk
I cannot believe on this. I did the road at July...

I cannot believe on this. I did the road at July 17, everything was clear!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By amk
All sorts of Garmin maps for the whole globe are...

All sorts of Garmin maps for the whole globe are available through torrents. IMHO, they beat any "home brewed" or free apps for details and accuracy. Just visit garmit's web, choose the right product...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 125,150
Posted By amk
Мужики, снимаю шляпу. Интересно что с...

Мужики, снимаю шляпу.

Интересно что с техникой после стало? С той которая сама вернулась. Как она перенесла такие нагрузи? Есть ли трещины в рамах, что с подвесками, повышенный износ движков,...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4,803
Views: 382,675
Posted By amk
The official site at...

The official site at http://alberta.ca/Transportation-Infrastructure-Damage.cfm says it is still closed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,718
Posted By amk
DR & KLR are not dedicated street bikes. Do not...

DR & KLR are not dedicated street bikes. Do not buy them for streets/HWY/commuting. They are for carrying the rider and his gear to faraway off road tracks and doing those tracks.

Many will say...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By amk
If you rides require camping gear, than you gonna...

If you rides require camping gear, than you gonna get the bigger tank. Additional part of luggage, the additional tank, makes finding a place for the rest of the gear even worse. It adds much hassle...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
Well, coming down from bigger 21" to lesser 19"...

Well, coming down from bigger 21" to lesser 19" diameter will change several things.
1st it will reduce the inertia moment which allows to change the speed of rotation faster. On the other hand it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
To run faster, with better dynamics, have more...

To run faster, with better dynamics, have more acceleration I would recommend a sport bike. 21" front is one of the DR, as well as other dual sport bikes, advantages.
Anyway, 19 alone wont get...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
I have the same filter, it looks like exactly the...

I have the same filter, it looks like exactly the same, or the level is even lower. But filter might be the culprit. To find out for sure connect the tank and the carb directly, w/o filter, by a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
All needed info is here....

All needed info is here. http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/index.php

Gaps in foam or any other imperfections are not or hardly noticed after the cover, unless you do it for business purpose....
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By amk
One thing common to all maps, especially to...

One thing common to all maps, especially to backroadmaps, all of them show a road or a trail where no roads/trails exist. Whatever one finds on these maps should be verified over google earth before...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By amk
Ibycus does not provide enough details. Many FSRs...

Ibycus does not provide enough details. Many FSRs are missed.
Backroadmaps are unreasonable pricey.

Topo Canada V4 provides much more details than Ibycus, and is free via torrents. It is 5Gb to...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,803
Views: 382,675
Posted By amk
Thank you. I know you had some rains, but did not...

Thank you. I know you had some rains, but did not notice they were
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,803
Views: 382,675
Posted By amk
Who has trespassed Dutch Creek this year? What to...

Who has trespassed Dutch Creek this year? What to expect?
Thank you.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-02-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By amk
BaseCamp does not see maps

BaseCamp 4.3.1 does not see Topo Canada V.4

All worked well on other comps under Win32 OSes (XP & Win7), now under Win7 64 it only shows global map or nothing.

How to fix than without running...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,551
Posted By amk
I think motorcycle boots aren't made for hiking,...

I think motorcycle boots aren't made for hiking, unless hiking means walking around the camp for insignificant amount of time/distance. There are relatively cheap brands or models of respected brands...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,120
Posted By amk
Unleaded gas stoves, should I switch?

You should not. Unless you camp above the snow line in mountains or you have to take quite a detour to get the premixed butane/propane canister. Unleaded gas has much higher flame temperature,...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,639
Posted By amk
The OP definitely has a soft spot for beemers,...

The OP definitely has a soft spot for beemers, nevertheless, the jap made bikes, zuks especially, DRZ & DR, are much reliable, nearly maintenance free, cost next to nothing to ride/to drop/to...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By amk
These diameters require 2 people, if they use a...

These diameters require 2 people, if they use a hand saw with 2 handles on each side, do not know a specific name. Or, you need a gas powered saw, they are quite compact/portable for a truck...
Forum: Canada 02-25-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,117
Posted By amk
I assume nearly everyone possesses a gps now....

I assume nearly everyone possesses a gps now. Let's see the tracks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
If anybody is interested I got an answer from...

If anybody is interested I got an answer from Progressive itself: " Thanks for contacting us. The spring rate for those fork springs is, 0.45/0.63 (kg/mm).



Thanks,



Gerrad Capley
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
front spings

Did anybody use front springs from Progressive? If so, what is their rate?
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
21 tube vs 17 What to carry?

21 is lighter than 17 by 200 gr. It depends of tube type, but mine are 17 - 700 gr, 21 - 500 gr.
Nevertheless I will take only 17. Putting 21 in a 17 tire is possible, but means one has to do the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
I have, with a car though. They would had melted...

I have, with a car though. They would had melted down if used long enough, but the car started with the first turn.
I will ditch the front tire, considering front flats 10 times less than rear.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
tools and spares

The goal is to reduce weight/space taken by them, but still be able to get me going w/o towing. I am not planning to do a major engine overhaul, just general things that might have occurred on their...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,384
Posted By amk
If the funds is a concern, than DR650 all the...

If the funds is a concern, than DR650 all the way, cheap to get, cheap to own, cheap to drop. Besides, the only thing it is loosing to TR650 is the look, DR is ugly IMHO. TR650 is modern and a bit...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,924
Posted By amk
No doubt here. But what gonna happen with "proper...

No doubt here. But what gonna happen with "proper DS" look? The Wee swing arm and huge/long hull easy accommodates a car tire, a 130/80-17 will be lost there. 18 wheel mostly do not have cushion...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,924
Posted By amk
Flats are considerably rare events but still...

Flats are considerably rare events but still occur now and then. To patch a flat on Wee wheels is a simple job, as on ordinary tubeless tires.
Fitting spoke wheels will mean to patch a flat, one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 98,494
Views: 18,766,604
Posted By amk
Speaking of Yamaha, I think everybody sees its...

Speaking of Yamaha, I think everybody sees its FI, and semi dacar faring, but nobody sees its mass, over 200 kg of wet mass, a second cylinder is a must, IMHO.
As I discovered owning DR, the weight...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,542
Posted By amk
I usually do not say those bent a rim are idiots,...

I usually do not say those bent a rim are idiots, but look: to bend a rim one has to compress the full length of suspension first, 140 mm on the Wee, Suzuki claims 160, then the tire kicks in, 50 to...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,924
Posted By amk
cost of the kit

Again, all this "project" offers can be easily done by anybody who knows that in order to undo a bolt it has to be rotated "lefty", usually. It has nothing to do complexity wise with in depth...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,924
Posted By amk
Wee Strom, DL650 is proved itself as a great...

Wee Strom, DL650 is proved itself as a great gravel tourer in its stock form. Some people were trying to push it even further to unmaitained dirt roads and tracks. And here the problems started to...
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