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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4,516
Views: 717,090
Posted By straightenarrow
Sorry, just sold it to a kind gentleman from...

Sorry, just sold it to a kind gentleman from central Wisconsin.

Thanks anyway!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,516
Views: 717,090
Posted By straightenarrow
2008 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure Ready for the USA and beyond - E. Wisconsin $3250

For Sale or Trade:

<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q682/straightenarrow/WEST2013/PicsPlay_1373754662504_zps7f8e4e61.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-04-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 92,690
Posted By straightenarrow
Locally it's now known as the 'sticky dick motel'...

Locally it's now known as the 'sticky dick motel'

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-07-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 92,690
Posted By straightenarrow
Go to ledge view nature center tower on a clear...

Go to ledge view nature center tower on a clear day, look for church on hill to the east a few miles out

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-10-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 92,690
Posted By straightenarrow
Is the weather not quite nice enough yet? Hint:...

Is the weather not quite nice enough yet? Hint: highest point in eastern Calumet County... est1896 church turned into a park

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 92,690
Posted By straightenarrow
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/07/2aradeda.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/07/2aradeda.jpg

New

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 92,690
Posted By straightenarrow
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/07/2yta9ube.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/07/2yta9ube.jpg

Nice little Sunday


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By straightenarrow
Shuttles

Looks like Shuttles are a legitimate option to get to Zion and the Ski Resorts up by Brian Head and Eagle Point so maybe the mopeding option will get shelved... any preferred shuttle providers?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By straightenarrow
Preparation

100% unprepared, but ready nonetheless... I think I might just catch the bus from St. George. It will be mostly play it by ear.

I am going to bring a tent, a few clothes, and see what happens. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By straightenarrow
Fly to Vegas, Mopeding / Scooter to Zion--Brian Head--Etc

Is this feasible? I already booked a plane. I will be in between jobs from the 13th to the 19th of Feb.

There are side roads from Vegas to Zion right? I am not really worried. It appears one...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,774
Posted By straightenarrow
Bohemia

I am no expert skiier.. about ten times a year at Granite, but some friends and I are headed to Bohemia on Feb 21st I beleive. Can I do it? hah:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Two Wheels To Alaska - Part 5 The Deadly Poppy Field

The final video takes us from our terminus of the Alaska Ferry in Prince Rupert, BC through Vancouver, down the coastal highway through Washington and Oregon, through the California Redwoods, and on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Two Wheels To Alaska - Part 4 The Knights Tale

Driving through the sign post forest, up over the top of the world highway, and back down through the inside passage of Southeast Alaska on the ferry! The top of the world highway is breathtaking,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14,830
Views: 1,591,572
Posted By straightenarrow
Footpegs

Just because things cost more doesn't make them better, and the KLR and these footpegs prove it. I stand alot too and the bolts that hold the footpeg bracket will go well before these footpegs. I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Two Wheels To Alaska - Part 3 Down the Rabbit Hole

Into Alberta, through British Columbia, and into Alaska.

This leg of the journey was most terrific from the Canadien border, through Banff, Jasper, and into Alaska. One of the defining moments of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Wink Two Wheels To Alaska - Part 2 Into the Primitive

The second of five installments takes us from Wyoming, through the Tetons, over the Road to the Sun, and into Alberta. The first real mountain and offroad action of the trip was breathtaking...it's...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
I had heard all good things too, and it's not...

I had heard all good things too, and it's not that they were bad but they went faster than I wanted. It kept being repeated that the chip seal roads up there tear a tire up quick. I filed the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Winging it

Thank you for the praise :)

Honestly I try to have just the basics. And then cut that in half. A solid tent, small quality sleeping bag, clothes, thermarest, waterproof dry bag to keep the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Wicked Dan's Video Montage

Dan did a great job combining his videos with my photos. These videos are best viewed in HD setting of youtube.

This is 1 of 5 videos - Two Wheels To Alaska - Part 1 The Unexpected Party

Hope...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 32,671
Posted By straightenarrow
Photos

Your photos are fantastic, but I enjoyed your story even more! I am from a few hours east of you...Go Pack;) Any upcoming travels?
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 127,349
Posted By straightenarrow
This is...

Absolutely incredible, I never had much desire to see that area until now... in big time!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 36,570
Posted By straightenarrow
Osh

Anyone from this crowd headed out to Oshkosh next weekend?
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 50,069
Posted By straightenarrow
Congrats!

That's great! What a story, proposing in the damn Arctic Ocean! Congrats!
Forum: Regional forums 08-15-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,564
Views: 162,833
Posted By straightenarrow
boo

All signed up since winter and ready to launch tomorrow for my first experience in this sort of deal...

...and shit comes up last second! :puke1

Ahhh well, more beer for the rest of ya! Enjoy!
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
The Inevitable... slabbing, surgery, and repairs

The coast was in the rear view mirror. We had to cross most of the country to get back to work. Bittersweet. Dan woke up and his back was feeling pretty badly, but he pressed on.

First stop was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Seattle to Oregon

After crossing the super cheap Puget Sound ferry we headed towards Cape Flattery.

Cape Flattery on the furthest NW point in the lower 48

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Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14,830
Views: 1,591,572
Posted By straightenarrow
Motor Swap

A month back I had a run in with a backed out oil plug at 80mph I detailed here... for now I am thinking my best bet would be to find a used engine to swap into it. My platform is a 2008. What...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 227,718
Posted By straightenarrow
Dude you are hilarious... awesome ride! Love the...

Dude you are hilarious... awesome ride! Love the "land of personal responsibility" phrase!

Keep on!
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Will get back to this soon.... Dan had to...

Will get back to this soon....

Dan had to have back surgery and is staying in Oregon, I put twenty hours at 80 mph on the freeway and toasted my rear sprocket which led to an amazing string of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,257
Posted By straightenarrow
The only thing you need for an Alaska run is more...

The only thing you need for an Alaska run is more time, allot more time...I'm running it already.

Here's a link to my live Alaska west coast rr
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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
The camera took another major fall near whistler,...

The camera took another major fall near whistler, bc on a rocky mountain cliff road. It took over an hour to find all the pieces in the jungle like dusty forest. Saved the sd card, found the battery,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 406,235
Posted By straightenarrow
Very good meeting you and I look forward to...

Very good meeting you and I look forward to reading your ride report fully when I get mine done and get home :) I wish we had more time to chat and that I could have helped you with your maintenance!...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,257
Posted By straightenarrow
A long lecture and then he just drove away...

A long lecture and then he just drove away without saying a word! Haha thanks for the kind words here :)

IMHO via Swype autocorrect
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
The chum's are in! ...

The chum's are in!
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q682/straightenarrow/WEST2013/PicsPlay_1373847469295_zpsd4ebc31b.jpg

Got to get a personal tour with a friend that does fisheries..I haven't...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Headed down to Haines ...

Headed down to Haines
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q682/straightenarrow/WEST2013/PicsPlay_1373815832554_zpsa7533bd7.jpg

Great ride down to Haines...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Whitehorse to Dawson city the rain cleared after...

Whitehorse to Dawson city the rain cleared after a few hours. We were told the Dempster was washed out when we came through so we unfortunately had to bypass it. We are running out of time before...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Lunch in a cloud, above a glacier, with...

Lunch in a cloud, above a glacier, with hummingbirds dancing through the sky.. was truly amazing!
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
How it got any better than Jasper to Banff is...

How it got any better than Jasper to Banff is beyond me but it does! Damn this country is beautiful!

A couple latent shots first..

Icefields parkway...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q682/straighte...

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q682/straightenarrow/WEST2013/Screenshot_2013-07-07-21-35-35_zpsa90d086c.png

IMHO via Swype autocorrect
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,719
Posted By straightenarrow
Turning NW we did... I'll update this when I...

Turning NW we did...

I'll update this when I get home better but wow! Go north if you ever get the chance! I used to fly through AK and Yukon and commercial fished AK but on a bike it is a totally...
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