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Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,594
Posted By jfman
Like this: (fyi when full I dont keep them there)...

Like this: (fyi when full I dont keep them there)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/14663071474_6bddc8ffdd_z.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By jfman
DAY 6 (Glacier National Park: Going to the Sun...

DAY 6 (Glacier National Park: Going to the Sun Teaser and Forest Trunk Rd)

Travel tips for this part: Buy your bearspray before leaving the US and check to see if Forest Trunk Road is washed out...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,197
Posted By jfman
You can see a good chuck of Alaska without...

You can see a good chuck of Alaska without hitting dirt.

The roads are in much better shape that what I hear people complain of.
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By jfman
This might not be of great help but I do know you...

This might not be of great help but I do know you can ride thru the Mastigouche reserve if needed (south of Parent)

Go on rideaventure.ca and ask the locals. Some of those guyz know this area...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,469
Posted By jfman
What front tire are you running?

What front tire are you running?
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,469
Posted By jfman
Great report! Makes me want to buy a wr250. ...

Great report! Makes me want to buy a wr250.

Cant wait for the details on the high snow bank pictures.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By jfman
DAY 3, 4 and 5 (Fargo, Beartooth Pass and...

DAY 3, 4 and 5 (Fargo, Beartooth Pass and Yellowstone)

Travel tip for this part: More Beartooth, less Yellowstone

I left the campsite at around 10 and made it to my sisters place in Fargo...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By jfman
Alaska 2014: Hotel Budget Zero

I would like to dedicate this report to the great people of Alaska. The folks in Alaska are amazing and the truly best hospitality I have encountered. If you took away all the famous roads,...
Forum: Alaska 07-17-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,336
Posted By jfman
Got your PM. Yes that was me. On that day I...

Got your PM. Yes that was me. On that day I spotted AKduck (hes hard to miss with that suit) but he was leaving the gas station as I was passing by.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By jfman
Aprilia Scarabero 125 - worth looking into?

There's an Aprilia Scarabero 125 with 19k kms on it for sale locally for 900$.

I am shopping for a smallish non 50cc scooter and was looking for a Vino 125 / Zumo 125 both of wich I have owned...
Forum: Alaska 07-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By jfman
unfortunately i am now sitting in a cubicle in...

unfortunately i am now sitting in a cubicle in Montreal :(

But I will be back!

AK is an amazing place and the people are amazing.
Forum: Alaska 07-14-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,336
Posted By jfman
The bridge was deemed unsafe for cars to come...

The bridge was deemed unsafe for cars to come thru. So it will be closed until they fix it. You can ride between the cement blocks and theres a perfect camping spot just on the other side of the...
Forum: Alaska 07-14-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By jfman
Hello guyz, I ended up fishing pink salmon...

Hello guyz,

I ended up fishing pink salmon in Valdez (snagging from shore)

20$ for day license, 10$ pole rental and 12$ for all the hooks I lost (they get caught on rocks)

btw: I truly am...
Forum: Alaska 07-03-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By jfman
I see you are doing Nebesbna rd to the mines. My...

I see you are doing Nebesbna rd to the mines. My best AK people experience has been a night of drinking at Sportsmans paradise off that road. Bring cash money(no debit machine) leave your cell in...
Forum: Alaska 07-03-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By jfman
On rit pus! cnd panzer: t'as besoin d'un lit...

On rit pus!

cnd panzer: t'as besoin d'un lit a Montreal tu me fais signe. Je serai de retour de AK en mi juillet.
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By jfman
Recommended AK fishing experience for rookie

Hello all!

I am currently in Anchorage with the bike and just from seeing all the locals fishing on my way up here I am wanting to go fishing while I am still here. I have never fished other than...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By jfman
Did you end up getting the bike fixed?

Did you end up getting the bike fixed?
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,336
Posted By jfman
Just a heads up for folks riding around Ak. The...

Just a heads up for folks riding around Ak. The pass is not open yet: they have dump truck coming in and out and the gate is locked I talked to a ranger there and its going to open on July 4th
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,594
Posted By jfman
That date has been pushed back at least 3 times....

That date has been pushed back at least 3 times. It was march then may the june then...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By jfman
2014: is. Is it open yet? :ear

2014: is. Is it open yet? :ear
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-20-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,470
Posted By jfman
Well crap!(posting from Madison wi on my way...

Well crap!(posting from Madison wi on my way there)
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 146,817
Posted By jfman
[QUOTE=Paulvt1;24428721] One thing that...

[QUOTE=Paulvt1;24428721]

One thing that felt truly strange was the motor. Didn't feel happy revving. Must be a real long stroke motor. Felt much happier short shifting. Didn't have the grin...
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,386
Posted By jfman
Did you offer them up on the dotheton message...

Did you offer them up on the dotheton message boards?
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,470
Posted By jfman
Thank you for the insight about, very detailed. I...

Thank you for the insight about, very detailed. I will be watiching this thread like a hawk untill june 22nd.

The flickr link however has been put up but a memebre 3 times in the last week or so...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,470
Posted By jfman
Yellow Stone and beartooth is a detour on my way...

Yellow Stone and beartooth is a detour on my way to Alaska(Glavier is is not) but I will keep that in mind.


OT: My favourite road so far is 129 south of Lewiston ID.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,470
Posted By jfman
Thanks for those who chimed in. The flicker...

Thanks for those who chimed in.

The flicker account is amazing!

They are saying only 15 miles are driveable right now.

Hopefully thye get it all done by june 22nd/23rd wich is when I'll...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,364
Posted By jfman
I wanna check this place out as well. I will have...

I wanna check this place out as well. I will have to be careful with the deers; I think its the place in the world that has the most deer per square mile. No predators and no road traffic so they...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,247
Posted By jfman
I cant figure out why sw motech doesnt make racks...

I cant figure out why sw motech doesnt make racks for this bike. Any other options besides wolfman and happy trails?
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,383
Posted By jfman
Why not run a motorless bike and have the hack be...

Why not run a motorless bike and have the hack be your power unit. All the room you need in the side car to adapt the skidoo setup and the heat doesnt cook your chicken legs directly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31,052
Views: 7,516,317
Posted By jfman
I see potential here

I see potential here
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 707,836
Posted By jfman
I think those boulders are Natures tenderizers...

I think those boulders are Natures tenderizers for the side upper fairings.
Forum: Canada 05-24-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,649
Posted By jfman
I explored the reserve faunique Mastigouche today...

I explored the reserve faunique Mastigouche today for the first time. I just rode 2 of its hundreds of roads. I ll have to go back.

Edit: feck pics are huge - ill resize them when i get to a PC
...
Forum: Alaska 05-24-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By jfman
Theres at lest on report on here where they...

Theres at lest on report on here where they snowed out and a few more where people kept laying the bike down in the clay like substance.

I was thinking you can pack those Studs and use them only...
Forum: Alaska 05-23-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,748
Posted By jfman
Do you have a spot we can tracK :-)

Do you have a spot we can tracK :-)
Forum: Alaska 05-23-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By jfman
Metal studs in knobs on the Dalton Highway

Apparently the road to Deadhorse get pretty slick if you catch rain.

Anyone considered bringing screw in studs and using them if the road gets too slick for them?

I will be using TKC80s
...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By jfman
To a lot of folks, a bike is a very personal...

To a lot of folks, a bike is a very personal posession. That and the consumables on a bike (tires) can wear out quickly.

I wouldnt mind and have lent my bikes on a few occasions but i dont think i...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,996
Posted By jfman
:rofl:rofl:rofl ...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

http://cdn.techipedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/ban_him_sm1.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 347,163
Posted By jfman
Great report: It takes balls of cast iron steel...

Great report: It takes balls of cast iron steel to tour on these relics and some amazing McGyver skills going on.
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By jfman
Wolfman bags to the back of your panniers for gas cans

I was thinking about strapping some wolfman bags to the back of my panniers to put some small gas cans in there.

I would think it would be a stealthier way of carrying small 5liter fuel cans.
...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By jfman
No advice on the job front but just a warning...

No advice on the job front but just a warning that everything is more expensive in Canada. Gas; lodging; food.
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