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Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,615
Posted By alaskan dude
Forgot to add this.No one has mentioned with the...

Forgot to add this.No one has mentioned with the SPOT, that for $18 a year you get up to $50,000 of insurance to cover you SAR and medivac costs. Pretty good deal.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,615
Posted By alaskan dude
Tracking device

Quick note for clarification. The SPOT is transmitted via a satellite that orbits around the Equator. Numerous times in Alaska or Yukon I have gotten marginal coverage. Also greatly affected by high...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,803
Posted By alaskan dude
Thanks jDRocks. Yes I will be a long ways from...

Thanks jDRocks. Yes I will be a long ways from help. Will be self sufficient and have my satellite phone with me.
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,803
Posted By alaskan dude
Tire repair

Thanks, will keep it simple
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,803
Posted By alaskan dude
Tire repair for solo trip

This summer I will be heading down from Anchorage to Colorado on a solo trip, on 650 Vstrom with Heidenau K60 Scout tires. I plan on going thru some remote places in the Yukon and Northwest...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-26-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,621
Posted By alaskan dude
Soft Luggage theft

Thanks, at least mentally I will be able to relax. Will see how the Kanulock works by wrapping it tight several times around my dry bag and giant loop bag and go thru the center ring on it, as well...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-24-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,621
Posted By alaskan dude
Stopping soft luggage theft

I am planning a trip from Anchorage! Alaska to Colorado this summer and am trying to figure out the best way to keep my soft luggage from being stolen from my Wee when away from the bike. I use an...
Forum: Americas 07-28-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By alaskan dude
Lower 48 route planning help

I am in need of some help. After years and years of riding in my home state of Alaska, as well as the Yukon and NW Territories, a buddy and I are planning a trip down to the lower 48 on our Vstroms....
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By alaskan dude
Soft luggage

Thanks guys for all the info, helped with my decision. I ended up getting the Great Basin bag. It arrived yesterday and I really like how heavy duty it is.

I have no problem having to seam seam...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,653
Posted By alaskan dude
Anchorage to Calif.

I live in Anchorage also and have a recommendation for you. Take the Cassiar hwy and forget taking the Alcan to get to Seattle. It is 450 miles long and is 95% paved. Basically from Watson Lake to...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By alaskan dude
Thanks guys, good info

Thanks guys, good info
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By alaskan dude
Ortlieb Panniers vs. Great Basin bag

Ok guys, this is my last question regarding this topic, honest.

A buddy and I will be doing a trip from Anchorage to Great Slave Lake and back this summer and need to decide what soft luggage to...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,208
Posted By alaskan dude
Dry bag

Ahere are a few other options. Seattle Sports makes great dry bags, been using them as a guide for years here in Alaska. Here is a link to a discount price...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By alaskan dude
Pannier

Love this forum. Thanks guys, looks like I have some more research ahead of me before I make my final decision.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By alaskan dude
Which bag

Thanks for the info, will get the Great Basin set up.
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By alaskan dude
Need help, Giant Loop or Ortlieb panniers?

Thinking about taking advantage of the close out on the giant loop great basin bag, but have a few questions.

1. Understand they they are not waterproof, but will seam seal the tread holes. So...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By alaskan dude
Engine Guard

Thanks oldmanb777,
If I get the Givi I will do your trick.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By alaskan dude
Another engine guard question

Recently picked up a 2006 650 V-Strom with only 2,000 miles on it and am in the process of fitting it out.

So here goes. I know that this topic has been beat to death, but I am looking to put...
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