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Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,731
Views: 1,724,055
Posted By AKMotorbiker
I'd buy a Horak 690. It's got a nice ring to it,...

I'd buy a Horak 690. It's got a nice ring to it, synonymous with round the world travel.
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 65,886
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Glad you're back! I can't believe I didn't catch...

Glad you're back! I can't believe I didn't catch this report until 370 post went by. It looks like you're off to a great start for this Ed-ition.:evil
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 67,587
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Photo log

Another less expensive, but slightly time consuming technique is a photo log. Not only can you write the photo number, location, date, and what your subject is, you can also record your camera...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,402
Posted By AKMotorbiker
12,000 miles

Today I hit 12,000 miles! I'm still running the original Anakee 3s. I started to notice a difference around 9,000 miles. They're still rideable though.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,670
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Another great RR!

You just rode my last three trips and then some in one trip! Great photos again!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Back at camp we had to plan day two. I had hoped...

Back at camp we had to plan day two. I had hoped to leave the previous evening and start the day early. Since that didn't happen according to the original plan we had to adjust. The only scheduled...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
The bears!

On the way back up we were getting reports of bears along the trail. No problem. This isn't my first encounter with bears, we are from Alaska after all.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
It was wonderful being up in the mountains again!...

It was wonderful being up in the mountains again! The sequoias were immense and beautiful. Not to mention the mountain air. The contrast of these giant trees to everything around them is amazing and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Once we found a spot, we pitched the tents, then...

Once we found a spot, we pitched the tents, then headed over to see the Sherman Tree.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Gas Guy, I'm not sure what you're referring to....

Gas Guy, I'm not sure what you're referring to. Do you see a blue border around my pictures or are you talking about my route pictures with the color lines to show my routes? If you see blue borders,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
We passed by several campgrounds that were...

We passed by several campgrounds that were already filled,

a rock tunnel

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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
We arrived at the park in the afternoon on the...

We arrived at the park in the afternoon on the third. There was a rider in front of me from Great Brittian (I'm pretty sure). I saw her a few times later in the day at the same campground and at the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-19-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Time to get started...again. I already covered...

Time to get started...again. I already covered the night before and the departure last month. I love maps, I need them. I couldn't find a map that I could work with. Either they had the terrain and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
I'm back!

I'm back after running around the South West, burning the candles at both ends. I started my bike after a month of wasting away in the garage and instant joy returned!:clap A few days ago I received...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
I've been away for work with no riding and no...

I've been away for work with no riding and no internet. Life's been hard but, here's a short portion to get started.

Originally I had planned a ten day adventure around the Grand Canyon and a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Sequoia National Park!

I took her in for service and to take care of the recall issues on July first. Then on the third we loaded up and headed out to the parks. About 950 miles, give or take, four days, and four National...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4,825
Views: 753,951
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Hit 10,000 miles this weekend in Sequoia National...

Hit 10,000 miles this weekend in Sequoia National Park! She still has the original tires too.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Recall!

I received a recall notice in the mail this week. Not a big deal as I've had recalls for all my current vehicles. One was to sew a pull loop in the rear seat. I scheduled the service which is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 82,867
Posted By AKMotorbiker
I know it's the first day and all but, ...

I know it's the first day and all but, Need....more...pictures! It's so beautiful up there. I guess I'll go to work and leave you guys to it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4,825
Views: 753,951
Posted By AKMotorbiker
:rofl All kidding aside, enjoy your trip!...

:rofl

All kidding aside, enjoy your trip! Not everyone has a wife they want to take with them or a wife that wants to go. If you have to take a few extra items for her, so be it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-19-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,402
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Great joy!

Alright, great joy might be an over statement. I was looking at the nail and it bothered me. I didn't know if I wanted to leave it be and ride, pull it out and plug it, or run down and put the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,825
Views: 753,951
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Here's my four day load. Yes, I was camping and...

Here's my four day load. Yes, I was camping and yes there is a sleeping bag, tent, and stove in there.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,402
Posted By AKMotorbiker
His voice is always in the back of my head,...

His voice is always in the back of my head, especially when I'm doing something stupid. Not so much on the trails though. "Head on a swivel" works all the time and I usually screw up when I decide to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,825
Views: 753,951
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Is it waterproof and does it allow for one...

Is it waterproof and does it allow for one handed, gloved operation?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4,825
Views: 753,951
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Looks like I need to fabricate two hour glasses....

Looks like I need to fabricate two hour glasses. One for time and one for trip time! Do you think I can mount side by side hour glass lock mounts!?
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,731
Views: 1,724,055
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Great update and pictures again!

Great update and pictures again!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,825
Views: 753,951
Posted By AKMotorbiker
:rofl:rofl:rofl hahahahaha! What's the part...

:rofl:rofl:rofl hahahahaha! What's the part number for that BMW time piece?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,825
Views: 753,951
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Found this!

Washed her and was inspecting the tires when this beauty rolled across the top. 9000 miles and I got this to mark the occasion. Over all these tires have been great and taken me to the back side of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,402
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Getting close!

Just about wrapped up with the firsts. I wanted to update my tire wear in this report to show "time lapse" in one spot. I just passed 9000 miles/14,484 km on the original Anakee IIIs.


Here you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 82,867
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Those are all the reasons it's on my annual wish...

Those are all the reasons it's on my annual wish list! Another year of looking at ride reports and photos from all of you. Another reason is that my parents live a couple hours North and that visit...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 82,867
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Great pictures! Now I know more about what I'm...

Great pictures! Now I know more about what I'm missing. Next year I'll try to make it, pending all the same variables.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 82,867
Posted By AKMotorbiker
You cannot know how bummed I am to not make it...

You cannot know how bummed I am to not make it this year! Especially with Radioman showing up! By the time I get to meet up with him it'll be like "RTW trip? I don't recall doing one of those".
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Interim...

Since my last trip to Death Valley I've occupied my time with work of course (which ended up canceling two trips this summer) and a few riding courses.

In May I took the MSF Advanced Rider's...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,006,913
Posted By AKMotorbiker
If you keep working the fishery you can work two...

If you keep working the fishery you can work two months and ride ten for the rest of your life!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Here's the highlights video for days 3&4. It...

Here's the highlights video for days 3&4. It shows the key places and road conditions along the way. The off road/ dirt portions for the four days was 125 miles with most of that on days 3&4.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 82,867
Posted By AKMotorbiker
After looking forward to this since hearing about...

After looking forward to this since hearing about it last year, I am now on the out list. Maybe next year! This is the second trip rescheduled due to work commitments shifting. Have fun everyone!
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,006,913
Posted By AKMotorbiker
The only problem with this statement is we are...

The only problem with this statement is we are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty not vice versa.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,421
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Death Valley Day 1&2 video

A short video of the first two days.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 125,037
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Great video again! I'm always looking forward to...

Great video again! I'm always looking forward to all of your updates!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4,825
Views: 753,951
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Unfortunately they get a lot of practice. ...

Unfortunately they get a lot of practice.

My wife took the kids and the Jeep. I took the bike. It gives us flexibility if we have to race for first come first serve accommodations. I can get...
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