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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,711
Posted By AK650
Beautiful work Fin, look forward to seeing more! ...

Beautiful work Fin, look forward to seeing more!

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,485
Posted By AK650
"This behavior isn't limited to Harleys...not...

"This behavior isn't limited to Harleys...not sure why you had to bring that brand into the mix....and I'm keen to avoid the boredom of yet another HD bashing thread."

Because it's advrider.com....
Forum: Alaska 02-25-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,563
Posted By AK650
Thanks for the edit, and I do apologize for my...

Thanks for the edit, and I do apologize for my constructive criticism being on the harsh/sarcastic side. I should have been more diplomatic.

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 02-24-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,563
Posted By AK650
Thanks for the edit, and again, apologies for the...

Thanks for the edit, and again, apologies for the sarcastic rant! Hope to see a nice variety of bikes at the show.

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 02-22-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By AK650
:thumb Any time. Jeff

:thumb Any time.

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 02-22-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By AK650
Just an FYI. The OP specified using the rental on...

Just an FYI. The OP specified using the rental on gravel. In AK, most every major rental company such as Hertz, Budget, Avis, etc...has specific caveats in the rental agreement forbidding use on...
Forum: Alaska 02-22-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By AK650
Kevin, I've seen Airport Rental trucks on the...

Kevin, I've seen Airport Rental trucks on the Haul Road. They may be worth a try. Likely pretty spendy, but maybe rent from them for the dirt, and a regular rental car for the rest of the time?
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,275
Posted By AK650
You're probably trolling, but WTH, I'll bite. If...

You're probably trolling, but WTH, I'll bite. If not, you should really do a little research first.

The OP was regarding the F800GS.

It doesn't have cast wheels, it has laced wheels.

Yes it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,320
Posted By AK650
So, you didn't like the F800 on a test ride, and...

So, you didn't like the F800 on a test ride, and yet put money down, on a totally new model, that you haven't even threw a leg over?

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,475
Posted By AK650
Your welcome. The Hyperpro is a pretty good bang...

Your welcome. The Hyperpro is a pretty good bang for the buck upgrade. While I'd love to have a top shelf set of adjustable forks/shock, I'm not in the mood to drop $3K on it. I'd rather buy a used...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,724
Posted By AK650
:thumb Thanks! Jeff

:thumb Thanks!

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,268
Posted By AK650
Well, I guess I can add you the short but...

Well, I guess I can add you the short but distinguished list of flaming assholes on my ignore list. You are so superior in your knowledge of, and appreciation of fine motorcycles, that I'm simply not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-16-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,475
Posted By AK650
I think you're optimistic. I weigh 240# With just...

I think you're optimistic. I weigh 240# With just maybe 50# of gear on board, I was using every mm of fork travel, just blasting across the Denali Hwy, which is simply a potholed, washboardy, public...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,268
Posted By AK650
"Quote: Originally Posted by AK650 View Post ...

"Quote:
Originally Posted by AK650 View Post
Pretty obvious this will be a highly divided thread. I enjoy this genre of bikes, and also enjoy the show. It's basically the only show out there, for...
Forum: Alaska 02-16-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By AK650
Hi Jack, hope winter is treating you well....

Hi Jack, hope winter is treating you well. Originally my plan was to have the 18/21 Woody set made up, mount mostly off road tires on them, and then lace a 19" front to the stock hub, and tubeless...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,473
Posted By AK650
Teach, Is that windscreen the MRA X-Creen,...

Teach,

Is that windscreen the MRA X-Creen, or the Vario-Touring??

Thanks,

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,473
Posted By AK650
"next up is a snowmobile trail/ice shred session;...

"next up is a snowmobile trail/ice shred session; but I gotta figure out the rear tire. I have a set of trellemborg tires but either need to build an 18" rear rim for the GS or custom stud a tkc80...
Forum: Alaska 02-15-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By AK650
Kevin, The rear was a little over a grand,...

Kevin,

The rear was a little over a grand, but bear in mind that is a completely new billet hub, sprocket, spokes, etc...I went this route, as I desired a 18" rear. They can simply seal a factory...
Forum: Alaska 02-15-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By AK650
I looked into it when converting my F800GS to...

I looked into it when converting my F800GS to tubeless. I found that they are for MX bikes, and not intended for street use. From their FAQ:

GENERAL INFORMATION & TIPS

TUbliss is for OFF-ROAD...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,724
Posted By AK650
I very much liken my mental state while riding to...

I very much liken my mental state while riding to the 4 color mental state of awareness coined by Col. Jeff Cooper, that was taught to me during the academy, when I was a reserve LEO.

White:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,268
Posted By AK650
Pretty obvious this will be a highly divided...

Pretty obvious this will be a highly divided thread. I enjoy this genre of bikes, and also enjoy the show. It's basically the only show out there, for cafe bikes. This being a ADV forum, it's not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,473
Posted By AK650
Bitchin video! What is that neat little...

Bitchin video!

What is that neat little abbreviated windscreen? Looks like just enough to protect the instruments, and be as quiet(wind noise wise) as no windscreen. I like it.

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,952
Posted By AK650
I'm not defending FOX by any means, but if you...

I'm not defending FOX by any means, but if you think the "journalists" on the other networks have superior integrity, you're dreaming. Take Brian Williams for the latest example. They've all become...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,010
Posted By AK650
Maybe they should change this forum to the...

Maybe they should change this forum to the Fashion Police Rider.......Dress the World.

You got those that rag on the H-D "Pirates", then there's the "Power Rangers" on Sport Bikes and "Whale...
Forum: Alaska 02-09-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By AK650
Thumb Damn solid advice, IMO. Taking the Denali Hwy...

Damn solid advice, IMO. Taking the Denali Hwy west to east is worth the trade, in order to work in Isabel Pass. The view of "The Mountain" isn't all that spectacular going east to west. Certainly not...
Forum: Alaska 02-03-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,338
Posted By AK650
You may want to check with the Canadians before...

You may want to check with the Canadians before you settle on the 10/22. They have some funny gun rules, and a semi auto rifle may be one of them. It would suck to find out at the border.

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 02-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By AK650
Quote: Originally Posted by ADVBMR View Post ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ADVBMR View Post
It's gone? It's GONE? I wonder what happened to the bra I stapled to the ceiling in the bar in the mid to late 90's.
I was wondering how long gone...
Forum: Alaska 02-01-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By AK650
I was going to ask the same question. Gotta be...

I was going to ask the same question. Gotta be talking about the one by the ice park(or the old one that was on Cushman, that's now a halfway house of some sort). The one across from Trails End, is...
Forum: Alaska 01-31-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By AK650
If you plan on renting wheels, and prefer to cook...

If you plan on renting wheels, and prefer to cook your own grub, I generally stay at Sophie Station(or it's sister business the Wedgwood). A stay there will also get you reduced tickets to see the...
Forum: Alaska 01-27-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By AK650
Might be a tad early for some of the higher...

Might be a tad early for some of the higher elevation rides. Crown Point will probably still be snowed in, and Hatcher Pass will still be closed. Don't know about the Denali Hwy, as I've never tried...
Forum: Alaska 01-27-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By AK650
What time of year are you heading out? Jeff

What time of year are you heading out?

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,885
Posted By AK650
Where do we start. Brembo brakes w/ABS,...

Where do we start. Brembo brakes w/ABS, sequential port EFI, CANBUS, Fly by wire throttle w/electronic cruise control, catalytic converters, liquid cooled heads(some models), larger diameter/upgraded...
Forum: Alaska 01-15-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,939
Posted By AK650
Thanks TMS! You guys did great, and the movie was...

Thanks TMS! You guys did great, and the movie was awesome!

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 01-15-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,513
Posted By AK650
Great info Dean, thanks! Looks like I'll be...

Great info Dean, thanks! Looks like I'll be logging on to Amazon!

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,711
Posted By AK650
Great stuff Fin, thanks for the fix!:D Jeff

Great stuff Fin, thanks for the fix!:D

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,711
Posted By AK650
Having withdrawals Fin, more machine porn...

Having withdrawals Fin, more machine porn please!:D

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,885
Posted By AK650
Brilliant response. I expected nothing less!...

Brilliant response. I expected nothing less! :thumb

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,885
Posted By AK650
That's hilarious! Jeff

That's hilarious!

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,885
Posted By AK650
You're a friggin' visionary! Why H-D hasn't...

You're a friggin' visionary! Why H-D hasn't snatched you away from your current employer, is beyond me. It's truly humbling to read your posts. Please continue to shower us with your business genius....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,711
Posted By AK650
Awesome thread, and great machine work. Thanks...

Awesome thread, and great machine work. Thanks for posting, and keep it coming....... photos included!

Jeff
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