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Forum: Alaska 04-22-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,324
Posted By Skyd1v
That's about the age my daughter started riding...

That's about the age my daughter started riding with me. Short trips, nothing too long.

As long as you are being safe and the kid has good gear, tell the busybodies to take a leap.
Forum: Alaska 04-06-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Skyd1v
Damitol

http://imageshack.us/a/img132/5778/springrage.jpg

:baldy
Forum: Alaska 08-08-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By Skyd1v
No moose/motorcycle combinations yet (knocks on...

No moose/motorcycle combinations yet (knocks on head) but I did have a moose strike while driving my truck down Minnesota 3 winters back. Cow came running across that stretch between Raspberry and...
Forum: Alaska 06-14-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By Skyd1v
Dan over @ Classic Auto on King Street has always...

Dan over @ Classic Auto on King Street has always treated us well...
Forum: Alaska 06-08-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Skyd1v
Got a fair-sized shed out back that has a decent...

Got a fair-sized shed out back that has a decent amount of room in it. It's kept locked, and there is a pretty exuberant German Shepherd who keeps an eye on it for me.

You are welcome to throw it...
Forum: Alaska 05-09-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Skyd1v
It's not this one (less the sidecar, of course),...

It's not this one (less the sidecar, of course), is it?

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3434/201111s.jpg

I have been running up and down KGB a lot these last few weeks dealing with...
Forum: Alaska 04-23-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,539
Posted By Skyd1v
I'm down for it. Got a KLR needing a valve check...

I'm down for it. Got a KLR needing a valve check and/or a carb re-jet. (got the kit, just no skills). Can bring Doo tools/experience, bike lift, other?

Not bringing my dog. He's kinda...
Forum: Alaska 04-08-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,063
Posted By Skyd1v
Just got back from ogling the pin striping job on...

Just got back from ogling the pin striping job on your pirate ride Mark. Very nice!
Forum: Alaska 03-23-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By Skyd1v
http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/fo/gdo/denali_hwy.html...

http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/fo/gdo/denali_hwy.html

Here is the state-sponsored information.
Forum: Alaska 03-23-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,917
Posted By Skyd1v
Couple of summers ago I got stuck in traffic out...

Couple of summers ago I got stuck in traffic out on the curves past Fort Rich on the Glenn. (accident on the ER hill). It was one of those really rare hot summer days and the KLR actually began to...
Forum: Alaska 03-20-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,376
Posted By Skyd1v
Just be aware of your surroundings. The red...

Just be aware of your surroundings. The red light runners and cell phone yappers aren't used to seeing bikes out yet. Came about 6 inches away from having a clueless chick blowing through a red...
Forum: Alaska 03-02-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,472
Posted By Skyd1v
Not even sure what class this thing would belong...

Not even sure what class this thing would belong in...

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3434/201111s.jpg
Forum: Alaska 12-30-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Skyd1v
If its a runner I have a place in midtown.

If its a runner I have a place in midtown.
Forum: Alaska 11-29-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,516
Posted By Skyd1v
Did they change the rules on that recently? I...

Did they change the rules on that recently? I have the "Blue Mountain" plates on both the bikes. Just wondering.

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/9879/plate2.jpg
Forum: Alaska 11-29-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,753
Posted By Skyd1v
I can vouch for this. Plus the sidecar gives you...

I can vouch for this. Plus the sidecar gives you room to run a car battery for additional heated gear if needed.

Still need studs to get going/stop on the ice though. I have been using the...
Forum: Alaska 10-16-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,683
Posted By Skyd1v
I think that depends on what stud you use. The...

I think that depends on what stud you use. The self tapping kind have a more aggressive profile than the standard automotive kind and thus bite harder. The trade off is less traction on bare...
Forum: Alaska 10-15-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,683
Posted By Skyd1v
Only on my 4th year of using studs for winter...

Only on my 4th year of using studs for winter riding, so I am no expert. But my little bit of experience has taught me a couple of things.

Are you planning on riding on mainly streets or trails? ...
Forum: Alaska 10-11-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,683
Posted By Skyd1v
Since you brought it up... Finished studding...

Since you brought it up...

Finished studding up a new set of Kenda's last night. Got a little more work to do to the hack getting the ballast weights where I like them. Probably do the...
Forum: Alaska 10-09-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Skyd1v
That is awesome! Wish I could come out to...

That is awesome! Wish I could come out to spectate, but the wife has me winterizing today.:(:
Forum: Alaska 06-03-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,022
Posted By Skyd1v
Dammit! I have lurked Duchess for YEARS! First...

Dammit! I have lurked Duchess for YEARS! First chance I get to meet her - Bam! Family issues.

Guess I will keep up the lurkin...
Forum: Alaska 05-25-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By Skyd1v
+1. Buddy of mine bought a couple of quads from...

+1. Buddy of mine bought a couple of quads from them 2 years ago for his teens. Good people, no complaints.
Forum: Alaska 05-17-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,022
Posted By Skyd1v
Would be interested as well. Have Doo tools and...

Would be interested as well. Have Doo tools and a lift I could bring if needed. Looking to pick up pointers on carb re-jetting and valve adjusting.:ear
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 160,539
Posted By Skyd1v
[QUOTE=AKAirborne;15636467]For sale Kawasaki Tall...

[QUOTE=AKAirborne;15636467]For sale Kawasaki Tall Windshield for 2008+ KLR650. Tough 3mm hardcoated polycarbonate with an additional 4" of height. $50.

PM sent.

Blue skies/
Forum: Alaska 04-17-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By Skyd1v
That would have been her. D1vWife just now got...

That would have been her. D1vWife just now got in after driving her home from the hospital. Gear and luck kept it from being much worse than it is.

Think I will recheck those tire pressures in...
Forum: Alaska 04-17-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By Skyd1v
"Front tire went flat"? Scary/weird.:eek1 Same...

"Front tire went flat"? Scary/weird.:eek1 Same thing happened to my sister in law this afternoon out by Chugiak High. 1 broken ankle, 1 sprained ankle, assorted bruises. Gear saved her skin...
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,929
Posted By Skyd1v
Well, now, we both seem to be on the same...

Well, now, we both seem to be on the same frequency at last. True, I have to pick my trails carefully. A 500 pound bike (more like 600 with all the gee-gaws hung on it) can be...challenging.

So,...
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,929
Posted By Skyd1v
Which is why I have a KLR. Slab to trail and...

Which is why I have a KLR. Slab to trail and back - it don't care. Since he mentioned he has a KTM990, he shouldn't have any trouble at all doing same.

The "Baka bike" would need transport...
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,929
Posted By Skyd1v
Well, I don't recall saying within 10-15 miles. ...

Well, I don't recall saying within 10-15 miles. Normally my trail riding is done over by Jim Creek (about 45 miles), some of the access trails between KGB and Big Lake (about 55 miles, and you gotta...
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,929
Posted By Skyd1v
The Alaska ATV Club - while mostly geared for...

The Alaska ATV Club - while mostly geared for ATV's - doesn't discriminate against bikes and could point you towards a number of trails to ride either of those machines on. I myself take the KLR out...
Forum: Alaska 03-30-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,635
Posted By Skyd1v
"Valve Shims" you say?...:ear

"Valve Shims" you say?...:ear
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 313,632
Posted By Skyd1v
This has got to be one of the best threads I have...

This has got to be one of the best threads I have ever read. Awesome dogs and setups, all of you.:clap

My contributions:

My Boy:

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8675/hackyryder.th.jpg
...
Forum: Alaska 03-22-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,778
Posted By Skyd1v
You are missing the wonder of breakup to putz...

You are missing the wonder of breakup to putz around the south? What would possess a person to do something like that?:rofl

Hope there is a good roux-based gumbo recipe coming back in that bag O...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,318
Posted By Skyd1v
Very cool she didn't mind them. My boy ATE his...

Very cool she didn't mind them. My boy ATE his Doggles. I think he just prefers to close his eyes and sniff.



http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8675/hackyryder.jpg
Forum: Alaska 03-20-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,533
Posted By Skyd1v
The boy and I went for a ride this afternoon....

The boy and I went for a ride this afternoon. Only got this one POV shot since I was handling the rig and he really isn't the best photographer...


...
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,153
Posted By Skyd1v
Keep it subtle, but classy. ...

Keep it subtle, but classy.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4092/hack1x.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-12-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,946
Posted By Skyd1v
Nice to know that has happened to someone else. ...

Nice to know that has happened to someone else. Tore the entire rear swingarm of my Magna apart once because I found a leftover nut and washer. Wife pointed out to me (2 hours later) that it had...
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,598
Posted By Skyd1v
You called? ...

You called?

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/390/hack2011.jpg

Lost track of how much, but well under $10K.
Forum: Alaska 02-23-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,778
Posted By Skyd1v
I still get to call you "Cap'n Ahab" though,...

I still get to call you "Cap'n Ahab" though, right?
Forum: Alaska 02-03-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By Skyd1v
Ice screws and avoid pavement then.

Ice screws and avoid pavement then.
Forum: Alaska 02-03-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By Skyd1v
Agreed. If you are planning on riding on the...

Agreed. If you are planning on riding on the street studs are the way to go. I know many people use normal car studs, but I have had good luck the last couple winters using the self-tapping carbide...
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