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Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,020
Posted By YT Dave
Rev'it Poseidon GTX

I realize now that my previous post might have been a little misleading. For those of you who might not have taken the time to familiarize themselves with the Poseidon line of gear, the...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,020
Posted By YT Dave
Poseidon GTX gear

Given the fact that the jacket is predominantly very light in color, it shouldn't get too hot in the summer. Beyond that, there are very nice vents built into the jacket and pants. I suspect it'll...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,020
Posted By YT Dave
Poseidon GTX

Just tried mine today in a cold monsoon rain. It kept me warm and dry. It does what it's supposed to do!
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By YT Dave
GS Dry Suit

I don't know about the "Dry Suit", but I am qualified to tell you that the Rallye3 is supposed to be waterproof and it sure as hell isn't. The Rallye3 liner is actually the "waterproof" part of the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,990
Posted By YT Dave
Your Ride Report

Well that's an awesome ride report. Somewhere on that trip you might have passed my brother on his 1980 R80GS on one of his trips up and down the highway that year. I rode up and down the Alaska...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By YT Dave
Stewart Cassiar Highway

I'd take the RT. That road is basically all chip-sealed and is a hoot to ride on. No one has mentioned it, but watch for bears. We were up there a couple of years ago and between Kitwanga and...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,637
Posted By YT Dave
I'm with Squish on this as well. I had a BMW 650...

I'm with Squish on this as well. I had a BMW 650 Dakar and being a single cylinder, it vibrates more than the 650 Suzuki as well. The 650 was a great bike in that in never let me down, had lots of...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,637
Posted By YT Dave
Go for the 650 Suzuki VStrom

Myself and three other fellows rode our bikes up to Inuvik, NWT on the Dempster highway a couple of years ago.
I ride a 1200GS, two of the guys were riding Kawasaki KLR's and the 4th guy was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Trip ends in Northern British Columbia

Blew a front tire on the bike earlier this evening and so the ride ended there.


Cheers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Things I failed to mention

Dan is from Somerset, Pennsylvania and when you ride up north, you meet a lot of bugs and you wear a bit of mud.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Dan Change tires in a shop in Deadhorse

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Dan Simmonds changes Engine Oil by Walmart

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

So, according to Google, Deadhorse to Whitehorse is 1083 miles.

He arrived in Whitehorse at 12:45 hours local time...15:45 Eastern time for an average speed of 65 MPH.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
At roughly 45 miles north of Haines Junction @...

At roughly 45 miles north of Haines Junction @ 0914 hours local time, he stopped moving. We learned later that the heat got to him and he had to stop to cool down because it was making him ill. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
squiffynimrod

If you bring up Google maps and plan a route from Deadhorse to Key West, it'll be pretty accurate/comparable to what he's doing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
US-Canada Border Crossing

Fairbanks to the US/Canada border at Beaver Creek is about 290 miles.

Dan arrived at the border at 0545 hours local time, 0945 Eastern Time. Given the hour of his arrival, he managed to get ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
I talked to Dan on the phone when he arrived in...

I talked to Dan on the phone when he arrived in Fairbanks. He says the road was very dusty and that it was a tough ride
because he had to remain so intensly focused on what he was doing. But he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
LE Trainer

He went through Watson Lake, Yukon Territory a while ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Fairbanks

Dan arrived in Fairbanks (254 miles) at 0140 hours local time, 0540 Eastern time.

His total time from Deadhorse (495 miles) was 6 hours and 40 minutes for an average speed of 74 MPH.

This is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Cold Foot

So, Dan arrived in Coldfoot (241 miles) after a casual 3 hours and 15 minutes of gravel, dust and a light sprinkling of
pavement. A distance of about 241 miles at an average speed of about 74...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Although this is commonly known and referred to...

Although this is commonly known and referred to as an Iron Butt ride, this record attempt is not recognized by the Iron Butt
Association. They can't support this kind of activity because of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
June 14th 2013 Dan got a receipt from Napa Auto...

June 14th 2013
Dan got a receipt from Napa Auto Parts in Deadhorse, AK @ 1903 hours local time, 2303 hours Eastern Time.
That receipt will serve as the official start time for his attempt to break...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Sorry Jack90210...no SPOT track available. It's...

Sorry Jack90210...no SPOT track available. It's password protected because the SPOT system is apparently unable to deal with the volume on their system.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Attempt to beat John Ryan's UCC Record

Dan arrived up at Fairbanks, AK on the 9th of June. On the 10th he changed the oil in the engine of his 2013 BMW R1200GSA. With Walmart's permission, he used one of their oil drain pans and their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,949
Posted By YT Dave
Attempt to beat John Ryan's UCC Record

My Buddy Dan Simmonds is going to take a run at John Ryan's record time of 86 hours and 31 minutes in a motorcycle ride from Deadhorse, Alaska to Key West, Florida. It's important to note that this...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,539
Posted By YT Dave
Why is ICBC taking on an added cost? If your...

Why is ICBC taking on an added cost? If your arguement holds true, why doesn't the Autoplan agent simply charge me a documentation fee every time I walk through the door and keep ICBC out of it? I...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By YT Dave
Stayed at the Mackenzie Inn/Hotel last summer. I...

Stayed at the Mackenzie Inn/Hotel last summer. I don't remember the exact cost, but it wasn't all that expensive and it was very nice. After spending a day in the rain and mud, it's worth staying...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,539
Posted By YT Dave
Question for the candidate

Why is it that ICBC charges me for the months that I don't insure my bike? When I go to insure the bike for 9 months of the year there's a "surcharge" for not buying a full 12 months worth of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-23-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 91,748
Posted By YT Dave
Spatsizi will be wild for a little longer

Every mine on the planet exists in a place that was once wild or in a natural state. Every petroleum plant, coal mine etc is the same. The fact is, we'd be living like cave men if it wasn't for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,257
Posted By YT Dave
UPS is about the last company that you want to...

UPS is about the last company that you want to ship anything through. They'll charge you to have something cleared through customs every time and I seriously doubt that the customs people check...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,195
Posted By YT Dave
Fond memories of Young, AZ

Thanks for the RR and nice pictures. Brings back fond memories...

A few years ago a friend and I were on our street bikes, me on a BMW K1200GT and him on an 1600 or 1800 Yamaha cruiser, decided...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By YT Dave
BMW R1200GS/GSA wheels

Anyone know if there's a difference between any of these wheels? I'm wondering if a fellow has a 2008 R1200GS, will the wheel from a 2006 R1200 GS fit or will the wheels off of a 2011 GSA fit the...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 32,665
Posted By YT Dave
Perhaps we should take up a collection and hire a...

Perhaps we should take up a collection and hire a nice Romanian fella to pay buddy a visit. Pain is an international language that he may understand clearly and perhaps all of this experience was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,799
Posted By YT Dave
I seem to go through bulbs by the square root and...

I seem to go through bulbs by the square root and every time I change one it's an absolute goat screw trying to deal with that little spring clip falling off from under the screw. So I took the...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,222
Posted By YT Dave
What a joke. To talk about comfort for these...

What a joke. To talk about comfort for these police officers on a motorcycle is foolish. These officers aren't getting on those bikes and riding to Dawson Creek every morning...stuck in the saddle...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By YT Dave
Wife and I just rode the Beemer down Hwy 37 three...

Wife and I just rode the Beemer down Hwy 37 three days ago. About 10 miles of road just north of Dease lake that's a bit crappy...pot holes to zigzag through. Other than that, it was perfect!
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,946
Posted By YT Dave
Don't wanna hijack your thread, but...

Do you find the sound quality coming out of your System VI BT helmet to be fairly crappy? I just bought mine and paired it with my Zumo 550 and the sound quality is right out of something from the...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,507
Posted By YT Dave
Go for the BMW Airflow gloves. They're...

Go for the BMW Airflow gloves. They're expensive, but they're great. I've been wearing the same pair for four years. I've repaired them with "speed sew" a few times when the stitching came out and...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,641
Posted By YT Dave
N103 Nolan helmet. It's too heavy. You have to...

N103 Nolan helmet. It's too heavy. You have to endure too much wind noise. Screws fell out of it after a short period of time and the company wouldn't sent me two new ones because they didn't want...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 125,578
Posted By YT Dave
I'm thinking that you should put Hwy 1 on top of...

I'm thinking that you should put Hwy 1 on top of your list of to-do's if you're headed south from SF. The riding along the coast is spectacular. Hearst Castle is worth seeing. I'd be inclined to...
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