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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By ALinUTAH
What do you want to do with it? Here are a...

What do you want to do with it? Here are a couple important differences...

The strom has a 19" front wheel. The versys 17". This affects tire choices as well as dirt performance.

It looks to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By ALinUTAH
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Canada 05-22-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By ALinUTAH
Probably around June 9-11.

Probably around June 9-11.
Forum: Canada 05-21-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By ALinUTAH
I calculated 285 miles from quesnel to houston. ...

I calculated 285 miles from quesnel to houston. My wee2 will go 300+ puttputting the backroads, and I'll have an extra gallon, which might get used by the other guy on the 800GS. I intend to keep...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-21-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By ALinUTAH
I wouldn't take the tool. But I did learn my...

I wouldn't take the tool. But I did learn my lesson about trying to re-use sprockets. I put a new chain on my XT250 at about 8000 miles. I thought the sprockets looked fine and they only had 8k on...
Forum: Canada 05-19-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By ALinUTAH
I have that country over there along the Fraser...

I have that country over there along the Fraser river as an option. I'm going to ride up thru the Kootenay lake area then head west. See you in Dawson?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-18-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 24,186
Posted By ALinUTAH
All these Grand Staircase Escalante monument...

All these Grand Staircase Escalante monument roads are west of lake powell. The BDR is on the east side.
Forum: Canada 05-17-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By ALinUTAH
Thanks. I wouldn't know what to do with a track....

Thanks. I wouldn't know what to do with a track. I'm a map guy. We'll roll with the punches on the fires. Or whatever else we run into.

With so many places to explore in BC, I don't know how I...
Forum: Canada 05-16-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By ALinUTAH
Quesnel to Houston, BC

I'm taking a little ride up thru western Canada and AK next month. I like to get off the beaten path. I have a dirt route from Quesnel to Houston mapped out and want to ask any locals familiar with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,747
Posted By ALinUTAH
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 129,747
Posted By ALinUTAH
So do Honda dealers generally allow test rides? ...

So do Honda dealers generally allow test rides? I've never bought a Honda from a dealer. I know Yama and Suzi don't. It seems they are asking a lot for people to buy a new idea if they won't let...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 129,747
Posted By ALinUTAH
How many people are going to buy a DCT without...

How many people are going to buy a DCT without test riding first?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-15-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By ALinUTAH
I watch the radar sometimes to track storms, on...

I watch the radar sometimes to track storms, on wunderground. Right now I see widespread weather down in the Escalante monument (even some snow) and east of Boulder. So it isn't looking good for...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,664
Posted By ALinUTAH
Maybe you've already figured this out, IDK. But...

Maybe you've already figured this out, IDK. But cruising dirt roads at, say, 40mph give or take can result in MUCH better mileage than cruising the freeways. It's all about the air resistance at...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By ALinUTAH
I had to go look up the video. HOLY CHIT! Skip...

I had to go look up the video. HOLY CHIT! Skip to about 4:45...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BOOxl8jQhc
Forum: Americas 05-14-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By ALinUTAH
After doing your NP tour, head east to Hinton, AB...

After doing your NP tour, head east to Hinton, AB and ride back south on the forestry trunk road. That gets you to Crowsnest. Then pick up the CDR at the border. If it's thawed by then.
Forum: Americas 05-14-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,664
Posted By ALinUTAH
Wow. 150 mile range. I would undo whatever he...

Wow. 150 mile range. I would undo whatever he did so you can take it somewhere. It doesn't take a gas-guzzling hot rod to ride gravel. And I wouldn't assume he did anything right. People screw...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By ALinUTAH
Odds are you will be okay weather wise. It's...

Odds are you will be okay weather wise. It's just that things start to change in September in the northern rockies. The last week of August and first week of September is usually when my wife and I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By ALinUTAH
Don't totally discount western Nebraska. There's...

Don't totally discount western Nebraska. There's some nice country out there, if you like hundreds of miles of loneliness, especially if you like to get off the pavement. There's even a couple...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-14-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,316
Posted By ALinUTAH
Furkot works on an ipad. I like it.

Furkot works on an ipad. I like it.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,376
Posted By ALinUTAH
So this is for paved roads only? It won't route...

So this is for paved roads only? It won't route me on known good graded gravel roads.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,316
Posted By ALinUTAH
Furkot doesn't work on my computer. I get a...

Furkot doesn't work on my computer. I get a blank screen. And mappite doesn't recognize a lot of forest roads. You could say MOST forest roads. Even good graded roads.
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By ALinUTAH
I camped one time over on the east side of valley...

I camped one time over on the east side of valley of gods. Just picked a dirt road and went until I couldn't see or hear the highway and found a nice spot. That's the beauty of blm.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,316
Posted By ALinUTAH
I am an old skool map guy and luddite. Don't own...

I am an old skool map guy and luddite. Don't own a gps. But I like to use google maps to calculate distances. And I print screen shots sometimes.

Another feature missing is the ability to drag...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,809
Posted By ALinUTAH
Major bummer about the crash. This is on my list...

Major bummer about the crash. This is on my list so I was watching this. You'll get there.
Forum: Americas 05-11-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By ALinUTAH
I not really into the canned rides, I'm just...

I not really into the canned rides, I'm just familiar with where a lot of the TAT is. But I just went and checked the gpsKevin map, curious how riders come into UT from CO. According to that the...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By ALinUTAH
Firstly, the desert will be miserable in August. ...

Firstly, the desert will be miserable in August.

Plan on being on you own. On the weekends there are some people driving around down there but maybe not in August. Swasey cabin, eagle canyon,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By ALinUTAH
Definitely ride Breeze's route. It might be the...

Definitely ride Breeze's route. It might be the highlight of the trip if you like surreal landscapes and isolation.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-06-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,316
Posted By ALinUTAH
I think my OS is probably too old to upgrade...

I think my OS is probably too old to upgrade anything. One of these days I guess I'll have to step into the 21st century. It will be a major PITA because I have old work related applications that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,542
Posted By ALinUTAH
200 miles is a good daily average to figure on...

200 miles is a good daily average to figure on this type of ride.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,316
Posted By ALinUTAH
Bye bye google maps

Somebody help a computer idiot out. I used to use google maps a lot. Well it has changed and my browser won't support it. It runs in "lite mode" which is useless. It doesn't even have a scale bar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,519
Posted By ALinUTAH
Sidecar jockey's post was one of the best. ...

Sidecar jockey's post was one of the best.

It's really hard to guess what somebody thinks is cool looking. Especially somebody half my age. I know my tastes have changed. We might see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,141
Posted By ALinUTAH
I'm thinking about running down Thursday, for the...

I'm thinking about running down Thursday, for the weekend. Spring is here and I gotta get out! The orange wee2 with Utah plates will be me.
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By ALinUTAH
I like doing the trip clockwise. Get across the...

I like doing the trip clockwise. Get across the south first. You may end up spending enough time out west that you will just high-tail it home from Montana or the Dakotas.

Here are a few routes...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,542
Posted By ALinUTAH
Skyline Drive is a lot of fun. It's possible you...

Skyline Drive is a lot of fun. It's possible you could run into snow on the south end, depending on when you do it, although it's pretty dry this year so maybe not. It's a long trip if you don't...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,041
Posted By ALinUTAH
I find it funny how many people think camping is...

I find it funny how many people think camping is about saving money. Or being cheap. You camp because you like to camp. It's a big part of some trips. You don't experience the country thru a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,306
Posted By ALinUTAH
I picked up a 1983 GL1100 last summer, with 50k...

I picked up a 1983 GL1100 last summer, with 50k on it. A buddy of mine had been riding it so I felt pretty good about it. I stripped it down, thru some timing belts and a battery in it, and have...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By ALinUTAH
There's really no right answer on these trips. ...

There's really no right answer on these trips. Just go. Ride long when you feel like it. Stop when you feel like it. Don't ride at all when you feel like it. When you get down to a week left,...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By ALinUTAH
It's not dirt, but state route 35 between...

It's not dirt, but state route 35 between Duchesne and Francis, UT is a nice mtn ride that I have heard is already clear. Gas in Hanna, usually. And pie and coffee. You'll have a hard time getting...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,796
Posted By ALinUTAH
My wife and I do our NP visits, or anything in...

My wife and I do our NP visits, or anything in tourist country, in late Aug to early Sept. The kids are back in school by then so so the mob is thinned out a little. You don't have to wait until...
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