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Old 10-31-2012, 06:54 AM   #346
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Hey Jag I am in Contact with Magneto and Scottinmissouri. They weren't able to make it up this year, but hoping next year. Both are military in Missouri.
I am planning to be there June/July 2013. If I am in the neighborhood, I will check you out Amigo. I am trying to figure out how to carm a lot of riding into 23 days- 22 June-14 July and catch a ferry back to WA...

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:45 PM   #347
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Well if you can get here on the 18th, you can ride out to D2D with me and then do the Dempster. That should leave you enough to ride the Haul Road and Hatcher Pass before heading home. We are taking 9 days for that trip plus 6 days doing the Haul road and stuff inbetween. Let me know. I could have some hosting issues starting the 4 of July weekend cause my parents are coming up for a couple weeks. Is Magneto coming too?
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #348
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #349
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VXA, Ready for Alaska

Alaska, here we come, we're ready, the bikes are ready, and the count down has begun, June 3rd, 181 days until departures. The VXA passed a couple of rigorous test last summer, a few days up in the Hells Canyon area, 550 mile trip, about 200 miles on Forest Service roads, some of which would be a good test for any off highway bike, blue-out one rear shock, of which I was glad for, better now than on the North Slope. Another 500 mile trip to central Idaho on a fishing trip, all highway, but loaded similar to what it will be going to Alaska. Made a few more minor additions to the bike which I'll put up some pics of as soon as I figure out how to do it again. Drunk Uncle, look out, here we come. Also send me your address so I can put it my GPS. More pics coming soon.

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #350
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That is good news!
Planning is part of the fun after all.
Good thing you have plenty of time.

Is D2D on your schedule?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:03 PM   #351
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Ready to receive

I talked to Brian today and think I have him talked into D2D and the Dempster afterward. I also texted my address to him. I live on the Chair Force side of the base. Below is a link to the D2D information thread. Look forward to having ya'll. If its just you and Brian I room in the house for both of ya while in Anchorage and Univ. Of Alaska has dorms for motorcyclists.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832671
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:13 PM   #352
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Just added our names to the list. Looks like fun.
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:50 PM   #353
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Hi guys,

I've been working on my cousin's vx over the last year. The fuel tap diaphram is faulty and I am thinking about changing the fuel tap with a more simple on-off-reserve. Pro cycle sell one for the DRZ-400 that looks like it would fit. Besides leaving an ugly hole, any thoughts or advice?


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Old 01-21-2014, 10:31 AM   #354
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Hi guys,

I've been working on my cousin's vx over the last year. The fuel tap diaphram is faulty and I am thinking about changing the fuel tap with a more simple on-off-reserve. Pro cycle sell one for the DRZ-400 that looks like it would fit. Besides leaving an ugly hole, any thoughts or advice?


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If the vx uses the same as sv650 yamaha raptor 660 is manual and $25 ish and should fit .
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:00 AM   #355
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If you think leaving that big hole in the side of the VX looks ugly, I agree, In fact I couldn't live with it. When I was putting this bike together, the handle for the valve was missing and of course you need the handle to turn the valve and fill that big hole. It didn't take long to find the handle on ebay. You could use another fuel valve, but I think you would regret it latter not waiting on finding the correct valve or finding the right parts to repair the one you have. You have a great bike there, I recommend keeping it all together. Good luck with whatever you do with it.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:35 AM   #356
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Saddlebags/panniers

Hey Dad, I got pm'd about the saddlebags you mounted. Where did those come from? CAn you say something about how you mounted them?
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:18 AM   #357
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I got the bags on ebay, they are rather inexpensive, something like $40 for the pair, but they are holding up very well. On mounting them, I have a metal strap bolted on the inside and outside of the bags and are somewhat permanent, the bolts are long enough to stick thru the expanded metal and held in place with a hatch pin to hold them in place, pull the pins and you have the bags in your hand. I just realized there is no picture of tbe bags when empty and compressed up and strapped tight to the side of the expanded metal with straps, no flapping in the wind and looks good when not in use.

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