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Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,546
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 352,941
Posted By NTTF
Note to self:

While bleeding the new fluid in a rear shock, don't let the very small washer in the compression adjust unit fall down into the remote reservoir. I emptied the shock/reservoir and no washer. Could be...
Forum: Alaska 04-22-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,617
Posted By NTTF
If you can get onto JBER, there are plenty of...

If you can get onto JBER, there are plenty of empty gravel roads on the North side.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,600
Posted By NTTF
I joined the page, I hope it does well. Is it...

I joined the page, I hope it does well. Is it going on your EPR/EER :evil?

I have a couple jaded USAF E-4 cents to throw in but that's probably best left to PM :hide
Forum: Alaska 04-20-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 134
Sticky: Alaska Primer
Views: 33,913
Posted By NTTF
This is what I got for the TOW weather last June,...

This is what I got for the TOW weather last June, very different from the fog layer you had. I started the day quite early at the free camping in Chicken and didn't see anyone until I got to the...
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 183,992
Posted By NTTF
Ordered Hyper-lites with their mounting bracket....

Ordered Hyper-lites with their mounting bracket. Turns out the DL650 license plate bracket is near identical. I just never looked before ordering. So now I have a spare bracket (shown below in bottom...
Forum: Alaska 04-17-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 183,992
Posted By NTTF
http://images.craigslist.org/00J0J_kM9VWoHKUs1_600...

http://images.craigslist.org/00J0J_kM9VWoHKUs1_600x450.jpg
http://anchorage.craigslist.org/mcy/4981127093.html


:eek1
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 49,910
Posted By NTTF
You could detach the inner and fold it back to...

You could detach the inner and fold it back to gain even more room in the vestibule.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-09-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4,340
Views: 841,235
Posted By NTTF
Not really slab trip related, but I highly...

Not really slab trip related, but I highly suggest an eastern beaver h4 headlight relay kit. My '07 only had 17k miles on it and the starter switch was already wonky. Bump starting a loaded rig is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4,340
Views: 841,235
Posted By NTTF
Thanks. That's what attracted me to the PMracks,...

Thanks. That's what attracted me to the PMracks, they look very slim. The E21s are slim, and I'd like to maintain that narrow-ish width.

No idea about the flexibility of that back sheet. It looks...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,068
Posted By NTTF
Question for the 123 users. How long does a tank...

Question for the 123 users. How long does a tank typically last you? Do you carry a white gas canister (MSR/Primus) for spare fuel?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4,340
Views: 841,235
Posted By NTTF
Anyone have the soft bag PMRacks for the DL650?...

Anyone have the soft bag PMRacks for the DL650? How do you like them? I'm considering a set of those and Ortlieb Speedbags to replace my Givi 22 liter cases. Probably do their top rack with Rotopax...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-27-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,453
Views: 656,097
Posted By NTTF
Somewhere along the Campbell Highway ...

Somewhere along the Campbell Highway
http://i59.tinypic.com/2hdd4eq.jpg


Kiskatinaw Bridge, built in 1943
http://i60.tinypic.com/1zyy43r.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9,555
Views: 3,833,660
Posted By NTTF
+1 to the MRA Vario. Although mine has a purple...

+1 to the MRA Vario. Although mine has a purple tint to it, not sure if natural or UV related.
http://i59.tinypic.com/2uema2q.jpg
Forum: Alaska 03-25-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,035
Posted By NTTF
I plan on camping Thursday/Friday night. How's...

I plan on camping Thursday/Friday night. How's the Dawson City River Hostel?
Forum: Alaska 03-25-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,183
Posted By NTTF
HOW TO POST: DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS OR MAKE...

HOW TO POST:

DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS OR MAKE COMMENTS ON THIS THREAD. TO DO THAT PLEASE GO TO THE: D2D 2015 GENERAL INFO AND COMMENT THREAD.

This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,032
Posted By NTTF
It works well in either. I use it in vertical for...

It works well in either. I use it in vertical for general use and then put it horizontal for GPS use. Just remember it can naturally rotate. With some tinkering I'm able to adjust for the rotation...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By NTTF
The OP did the route author little justice. He's...

The OP did the route author little justice. He's a computer scientist. This is meant to be driven in a car, if at all. 48 states to see 50 monuments. Most efficient route to do this calculated on a...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,850
Posted By NTTF
http://andy-kirkpatrick.com/articles/view/maximisi...

http://andy-kirkpatrick.com/articles/view/maximising_your_bags_warmth

http://andy-kirkpatrick.com/articles/view/man_made_sleep

He's a mountaineer, so these situations might not apply to all,...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By NTTF
I don't think the white gas bottles get too large...

I don't think the white gas bottles get too large as they're usually intended for human powered travel. The usual solution to this is to carry more of them. Primus makes a 1.5L (although its more...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 49,910
Posted By NTTF
Yes, compare the black label tents to other 4...

Yes, compare the black label tents to other 4 season tents and they aren't that far out of line with the weight. Make sure they're double wall tents, single walls can go much lighter.

Nice...
Forum: Alaska 03-06-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,966
Posted By NTTF
What are your departure/arrival dates?

What are your departure/arrival dates?
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,328
Posted By NTTF
Why not? If someone recognizes the symbol and...

Why not? If someone recognizes the symbol and looks in the pocket, I think it'd be smart to have something in there. Might save them from having to dig in your tank bag/inner pockets.

Klim sends...
Forum: Alaska 03-02-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,050
Posted By NTTF
I made copies of the milepost highway maps and...

I made copies of the milepost highway maps and laminated them. Had about 15 sheets for my trip to Seattle. Worked perfectly in the tank bag. The entire book has a ton of info. I just wanted fuel and...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 49,910
Posted By NTTF
Has anyone ponied up for an Enan yet?

Has anyone ponied up for an Enan yet?
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,776
Posted By NTTF
Nice try :lol3

Nice try :lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 276,060
Posted By NTTF
See my post (#1448) regarding hi viz. Like most...

See my post (#1448) regarding hi viz. Like most hi viz colors, it fades. It's not deal breaking for me, it's still an unnatural color. The fade is noticeable when looking at areas that stay shaded vs...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-21-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13,113
Views: 1,779,933
Posted By NTTF
Wow. Thanks for the info. Explains the price!

Wow.

Thanks for the info. Explains the price!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-21-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13,113
Views: 1,779,933
Posted By NTTF
http://www.motorsportsofnewmexico.com/new_vehicle_...

http://www.motorsportsofnewmexico.com/new_vehicle_detail.asp?veh=94753&pov=3717064

Anyone know about this bike in Las Cruces? Thinking about a fly and ride to California. It was posted on CL about...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-09-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9,555
Views: 3,833,660
Posted By NTTF
Loaded for bear ...

Loaded for bear

http://i59.tinypic.com/v6i0z9.jpg
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 276,060
Posted By NTTF
I'd recommend some sort of uv protectant spray...

I'd recommend some sort of uv protectant spray for the hi viz. After a 5,600 mile trip in the North (lots of sun), mine has faded some. Still bright, just lost it's eye burning pop. Best looking hi...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 61,197
Posted By NTTF
Nice RR. I'm pretty sure I met you in the Chicken...

Nice RR. I'm pretty sure I met you in the Chicken free camp area.

You absolutely flew by me (on dirt no less :eek1) on top of the world highway and again after Dawson City. You weren't kidding...
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 36,901
Posted By NTTF
Are these still being produced? :ear

Are these still being produced? :ear
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By NTTF
Great tent. I have the older arctic orange 3...

Great tent. I have the older arctic orange 3 person. It's a common design and nothing that exotic. REI has a lot of reviews on them.
http://i58.tinypic.com/ea5mcy.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9,555
Views: 3,833,660
Posted By NTTF
Campbell highway is very quiet. 250 miles of...

Campbell highway is very quiet. 250 miles of dirt/gravel took about 4 hours. I passed two bicycles and one truck. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By NTTF
You can also use Klims website chat feature. It...

You can also use Klims website chat feature. It was my last resort after reading every review and sizing comment I could find. The badlands pro thread is almost 100 pages and has a lot of sizing...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,729
Posted By NTTF
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fill_power :wink:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fill_power :wink:
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,729
Posted By NTTF
The BA system is great for people who sleep like...

The BA system is great for people who sleep like mummies. I sleep on my side/stomach and the BA system is just not meant for that. YMMV. The Lost Ranger 15 seems decent for the price. Personally, I...
Forum: Alaska 12-09-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,050
Posted By NTTF
The Motorcycle Shop and Alaska Leather are the...

The Motorcycle Shop and Alaska Leather are the places I'd call in Anchorage for K60s. Reserve in advance with an appointment if possible.

Thompsons Eagle Claw in Tok is a cool campground. Robert...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By NTTF
Around $800-1000 will get you two Buddy Club...

Around $800-1000 will get you two Buddy Club seats with rails. They come in a regular and wide. I'd imagine there are plenty of tuner shops in California that would have seats to sit in before you...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 276,060
Posted By NTTF
Good to hear, I don't know how that was...

Good to hear, I don't know how that was originally overlooked. You'd think they'd hand the jackets to 100 random riders and take feedback.

Even still, I really enjoy my suit.
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