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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By ALinUTAH
Yep. 20k on a 2012. Kaput. Hope this is the...

Yep. 20k on a 2012. Kaput. Hope this is the end of the troubles. Should be on the road tomorrow.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-08-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,452
Posted By ALinUTAH
You'll be fine july 1st.

You'll be fine july 1st.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-07-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By ALinUTAH
Broken down in Kalispell

Well, I'm 2 days into my big trip to Inuvik and Alaska, and my 2012 weestrom isn't charging. I stopped twice today to charge the battery and stopped once to buy a new battery. Finally made it to...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-04-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,916
Posted By ALinUTAH
No, I'm responding to gspeed. Furkot is good..

No, I'm responding to gspeed. Furkot is good..
Forum: Trip Planning 06-02-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,916
Posted By ALinUTAH
If you zoom in and follow the road there is a...

If you zoom in and follow the road there is a gap. There is also a gap in the road across the north slope of the Uintas, near Hoop lake.
Forum: Americas 06-01-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By ALinUTAH
Glad to hear you enjoyed it. It's always nice to...

Glad to hear you enjoyed it. It's always nice to hear feedback because most of the time I don't. I ride a little 250cc dualsport most of the time when I'm down there off the main roads. It's easy...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-01-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,916
Posted By ALinUTAH
It won't route me down a wide graded forest road...

It won't route me down a wide graded forest road in my own back yard. Co-op creek road between Mill Hollow Reservoir and Strawberry Reservoir in Wasatch county UT. I didn't try anything else. I...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By ALinUTAH
Didn't the insurance company give you a big...

Didn't the insurance company give you a big check? Sounds like a perfect opportunity to buy some overpriced gear you can't afford. :) Maybe it's not my business.

I started replacing my gear and...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By ALinUTAH
The first thing I wondered about when I read this...

The first thing I wondered about when I read this was air pressure. The shop that mounts my tires always puts 40 lbs in them no matter what. You want them closer to 30. That and the fact they were...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,452
Posted By ALinUTAH
Update: I went up to lake creek summit today...

Update:

I went up to lake creek summit today to check on the snow situation (the section north of Currant Creek Reservoir). Co-op creek road is open to lake creek summit but still blocked north...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
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... 05-24-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By ALinUTAH
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Canada 05-22-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By ALinUTAH
Probably around June 9-11.

Probably around June 9-11.
Forum: Canada 05-21-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
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: 19
Views: 2,406
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: 567
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: 185
Views: 25,059
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: 567
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: 567
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: 127
Views: 12,208
Posted By ALinUTAH
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,242
Views: 404,151
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: 3,242
Views: 404,151
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: 13
Views: 708
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: 53
Views: 2,809
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: 760
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: 676
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: 53
Views: 2,809
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: 14
Views: 649
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: 14
Views: 649
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: 38
Views: 5,916
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: 29
Views: 4,116
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: 38
Views: 5,916
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: 387
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: 38
Views: 5,916
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: 2,047
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: 760
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: 760
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: 620
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: 38
Views: 5,916
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: 240
Views: 27,452
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.
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