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Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,797
Posted By GmanVic
Yes, Jim, that's what I used. I was...

Yes, Jim, that's what I used.

I was rereading VR's post above and he says "stock non-cat" settings. What does that mean? I still have the stock muffler with catalytic converter. Though I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,797
Posted By GmanVic
Okay the bike is running pretty smooth now, with...

Okay the bike is running pretty smooth now, with only minor "I can live with that" surging.

As vr and others have mentioned, the fuel delivery system, and valves, need to be fully understood and...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,207
Posted By GmanVic
And I should add that, yes, now I can open both...

And I should add that, yes, now I can open both panniers with the top box on. Left hand side is tight. Also too Oxley cover is tight. But zero cost and 15 minutes work - hooray!
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,207
Posted By GmanVic
Thanks, Jim I will look at Emgo. In the...

Thanks, Jim I will look at Emgo.

In the meantime, your photo gave me an idea...I turned the Givi SIDEWAYS and it may solve the problem of pannier access (though passenger seat is now smaller).
...
Forum: Alaska 07-28-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Day 6 - a merciful 5 1/2 minutes. :-) ...

Day 6 - a merciful 5 1/2 minutes. :-)

http://youtu.be/MsVRYBxVe2o
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,207
Posted By GmanVic
Jim, what is that? Looks interesting.

Jim, what is that? Looks interesting.
Forum: Alaska 07-25-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Day 5 posted to YouTube... 100 mile House to the...

Day 5 posted to YouTube... 100 mile House to the Pine Pass (Hart Highway):

http://youtu.be/PU7ivWQK6Tw
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,207
Posted By GmanVic
Thanks Flowbee. A friend of mine was using...

Thanks Flowbee. A friend of mine was using pelican knockoffs of some sort on his KLR and they worked really well.

But I want to build on what in have...HT aluminum...do you still have the top box...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,207
Posted By GmanVic
haha! just adding to the store of knowledge here,...

haha! just adding to the store of knowledge here, of course.
Hey wait a second, do you realize you just replied to an 8 year old thread, too! :rofl

I am looking for info on a top box to go with...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,207
Posted By GmanVic
Waterproof = Happy

Mine have been perfectly waterproof and I Have been out all day in some heavy, heavy rain here in BC!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By GmanVic
Battery Care and Gel Battery in 1997 r11

Interesting and well written article here on batteries...
http://www.soundrider.com/archive/tips/motorcycle_battery_care.htm

I'm wondering if the charging system in my 1997 R1100GS is not topping...
Forum: Alaska 07-20-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Here's the next video of the trip... About 12...

Here's the next video of the trip... About 12 more to go!

http://youtu.be/P_V9PSUoxRQ
Forum: Alaska 07-20-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
AND WHILE we're on the subject of NEXT SUMMER'S...

AND WHILE we're on the subject of NEXT SUMMER'S RIDING ADVENTURE...

Here are my initial thoughts:
- 10 days or 2 weeks in Late July / early August
- Meet in Prince George
- Ride to Prince...
Forum: Alaska 07-20-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
They have now posted the video from the dual...

They have now posted the video from the dual sport course I took in June. (Near Victoria, BC). I'm the one on the R1100GS in the gray and yellow Roadcrafter.

The course is like a 2-day motorcycle...
Forum: Alaska 07-12-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Here's the first video of several. Yes I know my...

Here's the first video of several. Yes I know my daughter (and editor) spelled Kitsilano wrong!

http://youtu.be/ZaSz9jktZRU
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,250
Posted By GmanVic
Whew. There and back again. The Alaska Adventure...

Whew. There and back again. The Alaska Adventure 2013 was a huge success and all my mechanicking held up just fine over 10,000km of rain, mud, heat, gravel, speed, bugs and dirt!

Thanks for all...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By GmanVic
Thank you bdarling. I was using a new o-ring so...

Thank you bdarling. I was using a new o-ring so it was not a problem. And ... (Drum Roll Please)... I just returned from a 10,000km trip to Alaska and back so all seems great!
Forum: Alaska 07-03-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Yes, the top of world highway really gave me a...

Yes, the top of world highway really gave me a chance for some extended fine-tuning of the gravel riding...with the added fear factor of drop offs on both sides!
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
1. What worked well? => The prep (routes...

1. What worked well?
=> The prep (routes and gear lists) that Ian et al did was fantastic. We all followed each others pace with respect and flexibility. And the group communicated very well...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Post trip questions: 1. What worked well? ...

Post trip questions:

1. What worked well?
2. What worked not as well?
3. What would you different next time?
4. a) What gear or bike feature was a must have? b) What would you leave behind next...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Damn I was afraid someone would ask that...I was...

Damn I was afraid someone would ask that...I was trying to get past a motorhome (moho!) pulling a trailer, who was speeding in the straights and slowing down in the corners...the road then sloped...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Our first morning ... Competing with Major...

Our first morning ... Competing with Major Mosquitos for Andy's espresso!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_XjLNI-Nys
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Sung to the tune of "Hurt" by nine inch nails...

Sung to the tune of "Hurt" by nine inch nails (and Johnny Cash):

I hit a moose today
Clipped it with my boot
The moose just walked away
And I just rode my scoot...
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Yesterday I hit a moose. (Pause for effect) ...

Yesterday I hit a moose.
(Pause for effect)


Not like this:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/30/py4avyme.jpg

More like this: just a little bigger than my bike:...
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
An inmate just suggested via pm, to include...

An inmate just suggested via pm, to include motorcycle tie-down straps in your luggage in case of breakdown and the likely kindness if a passing flatbed.
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Alert RE: Traffic laws in BC! Today I was...

Alert RE: Traffic laws in BC!

Today I was pulled over just north of Williams Lake... The officer deigned to *not* impound my bike for 7 days and (good news) just gave me a lecture and $138 fine. ...
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
From Tok, we rode over the Top of the World...

From Tok, we rode over the Top of the World highway, crossing back in to the Yukon and into Dawson City. The highway was mostly gravel and I can see how it wouldn't be great in rain or even cloudy....
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Lack of wifi or cell coverage has prevented me...

Lack of wifi or cell coverage has prevented me from posting for a few days. My cell is with Rogers and they seem to be notably absent in the north, even in the town centres. Oh well.
After sleeping...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Pushed on that evening, thankfully cooling off,...

Pushed on that evening, thankfully cooling off, to the Arctic Circle. I and others will post some videos and photos later, but talk about surreal.

When we finally camped it was about 3:00am at...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
From Whitehorse we headed west and stopped for...

From Whitehorse we headed west and stopped for brunch in Haines Junction.

Then to Beaver Creek where we took a room. This place is worth a stop for dinner or for the night. We ended up drinking...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Been a few days ... Lots of riding, our group is...

Been a few days ... Lots of riding, our group is not seeking out wifi,
and my mobile carrier, Rogers, has terrible coverage in the north.

We had a fun night in Whitehorse. Ironically, the pub we...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Hey Craig! Thanks for the pics and thanks for the...

Hey Craig! Thanks for the pics and thanks for the help with the KLR tire. I hope Sharon is feeling 100% again.

Been looking into the ferry from Bella Bella as you mentioned. Timing may not be...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Thanks for that Jeff! There are no wrong turns,...

Thanks for that Jeff! There are no wrong turns, but we lost one of our guys for a few hours and were starting to fear something bad had happened. Turned (;-) into one if the best times of the trip...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/24/ranavumy.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/24/ranavumy.jpg
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Somewhere between Haines Junction and Beaver...

Somewhere between Haines Junction and Beaver Creek. Small service station and I ran into Mike that I know from Calgary. What are the chances.

The Alaska highway along Kluane is just magical!
...
Forum: Alaska 06-22-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/23/uqe2eqyg.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/23/uqe2eqyg.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/23/yqu6aqut.jpg
Forum: Alaska 06-22-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
June 22 Lots of Traffic Dawson Creek to Fort...

June 22

Lots of Traffic Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson, then started easing up. Spent the night in a lovely little campground "Testsa River" with a horde of hungry Mosquitos. The guys that brought...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
June 21 Met up with the Calgarians in Dawson...

June 21

Met up with the Calgarians in Dawson Creek as planned. Lunch at the airport café of all places
Forum: Alaska 06-20-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
Left 100 mile House this morning at 9:30 ... to...

Left 100 mile House this morning at 9:30 ... to Quesnel for gas at 11:30 now resting in Prince George. Prince George is a fairly major northern town, so I hope to get supplies and whatever else I...
Forum: Alaska 06-19-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,276
Posted By GmanVic
It's been a nice ride out of Princeton. The road...

It's been a nice ride out of Princeton. The road was closed between Princeton and Merritt, that's the highway 58. So I went back to the tourist information center and asked about alternative routes,...
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