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Old 07-11-2009, 02:33 PM   #151
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Book Review, Anyone?

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(think, Into the Wild (sensible version))
It's gotta be wonderful being in that country where so much prospecting and new settlement is going on...If you can, Sharon, read a book by John McPhee called "Coming Into the Country"koi
.......and, of course, everything else by Jon Krakauer

(oops...there's Jack again! Hi,...[fine pending]
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:12 PM   #152
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Shame on you!

But ditto......
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:49 PM   #153
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I hope you guys don't decide to split up your rig. I am really enjoying your journey here on the web. It makes me work harder on mine to get it on the road.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:54 AM   #154
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Everything You............but Were Afraid To Ask

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What would you do about the front end mod if you pulled the tub off? Is it ridable, or advisable, on a two wheel bike; especially loaded up?
Now you've done it, LiteWait !

The question we were all refusing to contemplate.........

(lite)wait 'til Monday... Fingers crossed!
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:54 AM   #155
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HOLA Sharon and Elmer

This is Willie. I am now registered. I am so sorry to hear about the bearing/axel. If there is anything that I can do to help you please let me know. Hopefully, you will be on the road again very soon. I know Elmer wants that skinny dip in the tipid waters. Willie
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:11 PM   #156
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Really enjoying your ride report.

Cant wait to get on the road with my rig.... It is amazing that you actually caught a picture of it...



I believe it is the Enduro sidecar below the yellow banner hanging on the wall of Jay's shop.
I'm hoping it will ship sometime in the next couple of weeks. Jay is still finishing up the leading link forks, swing arm and wheels. The rig will have 17" wheels on all three sides, the same as the rear wheel on the KLR tug.

My wife wanted to go glamping in Idaho this summer, so in late July, we will be flying into Spokanne, renting a car and driving through Rathdrum ..

on the way to Clark Fork, ID. Glamping is glamous camping.. at a tent and breatkfast. Wood floor tent, but no running water, electricity or internet. Breakfast provided... all home grown ingredients.

Good luck on your repairs. You so close to your objective, hang in there and see it to the end.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:04 PM   #157
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Hi all....

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What would you do about the front end mod if you pulled the tub off? Is it ridable, or advisable, on a two wheel bike; especially loaded up?
Everything You............but Were Afraid To Ask






Quote:
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What would you do about the front end mod if you pulled the tub off? Is it ridable, or advisable, on a two wheel bike; especially loaded up?







Now you've done it, LiteWait !

The question we were all refusing to contemplate.........

(lite)wait 'til Monday... Fingers crossed!
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Hi Litewait & Shaun...

We are at the mercy of an inept UPS and are for now still imprisoned in the city of Whitehorse, YT, CA. waiting for a part that might take forever or never to come.

So to contemplate: It is indeed very dangerous going solo sans sidecar with a trail-reducer...

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Old 07-12-2009, 07:01 PM   #158
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So to contemplate: It is indeed very dangerous going solo sans sidecar with a trail-reducer...
Hola Elmer -

Or, having just returned from vacation in Japan, should I say "Ohayo Gozaimasu"?

Thanks for keeping those posts coming. Have been following your travails with UPS (Uncertain Postal Screw-Up apparently). Guess all we can do is sacrifice a goat and burn some incense for you.

When I saw you contemplating a Sidecarectomy, was thinking you had imbibed one too many cups of joe at Tim Horton's, what with your steering modification and all. Good thing Litewait took the point on that "oversight".

Well, to paraphrase Ted Simon, "The interruptions are the adventure". Or, I also once heard, "An adventure is a vacation gone horribly wrong". You've having the best of adventures apparently .

Since the trip reports are on hiatus until your parts arrive, guess I can hijack this thread without bringing the wrath of your most excellent wife upon me, here's some food for thought, our last dinner in Japan, a culinary side trip for you and Koifarm:








Bon Appetit and Good Luck!
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:46 PM   #159
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Nippon

Jesus H Christ! Mike, you really know how to tantalize a body now, dont'cha?
Would that be, could that be it should be, KOBE BEEF? OMG....
Way cool, I miss Japan something awful, would love to go back, where were yawl?
Love that culture, food, and the whole shindig over there. wonderful place for sure, thanks for the gourmet post......I'm drooling something awful!!!!
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Arigato de gozaimasu......
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:27 PM   #160
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Exotic Food for Bill

........................Aww!

I was gonna ruin Koifarm's diet with BBQ Teryaki steak



Mike...your wonderful food has hijacked my hijack...



.....Oh, well - I'll just have to eat it myself.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:47 PM   #161
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Way cool, I miss Japan something awful, would love to go back, where were yawl?
Good eyes on the beef Koifarm, but it's Tochigi-ken Wagyu, "a cut above" Kobe. But, don't wanna' hijack this thread any further than I have (and still am by this reply I guess). Have PM'd you, but if anyone is interested, since this IS a trip report thread after all, I guided a motorcycle tour in the Land of the Rising Yen last year, here's the link to the archived Live!Journal:

GlobeRiders Japan Hanami Tour 2008

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Old 07-12-2009, 10:08 PM   #162
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Hola Mikepa, welcome back from the Japans...Wow...what a gustatory delight. Did you also chase a near death experience by eating Fugu??

No worries about hijacking this thread...one gotta ride, eat, sleep and repeat...in my case we're stuck in Whitehorse, YT and gotta eat while waiting for UPS to deliver. I am sure that the ADV powers to be will allow us to entertain you inmates....it's still a Hack ride report!

After we saw your banquet Mikepa, uh..Koifarm which one would you choose? .....aarrgghh







NOTE:

Regarding sidecarrectomy, I was in constant pm contact with Dr. Jim during your absence. He gave this sidecar noob an affirmative "NO" under no circumstances to ride solo sans sidecar with the trail-reducer. Assuming that I knew the exact cause and weakness, he suggested 5 OpSpec rules to adhere to if riding the fixed Tub.

Of course did Litewait give me the same veiled warning.

We're still hoping to chase those Sourtoe Cocktail up north..

Cheers,
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:13 AM   #163
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Scenic Whitehorse, YK Territory

Ok, food lovers...hope ya'all are full (burp...) and now is the time to take a stroll and walk off those lbs. This was on our 5k journey around Whitehorse so sit back and let your fingers do the walking....

bars for cars only


for dogs only...


cool down for kids only...


one of many beautiful murals painted on side of buildings around Whitehorse


garden art


beautiful Fireweed flower throughout the territory...was told that it's so named because they are the first to come up after the destruction of forest fires.





this Yukon Squirrel was having fun with us playing and jumping on the tree while I took its picture...




Whitehorse's dam



This is where the "fish ladder" is located...just below the dam


the "Fish Ladder"


these are young Artic Grayling swimming in the fish ladder... (salmon run was no where to be seen--they're currently approaching Dawson City and will arrive in Whitehorse in 3 weeks)


this is what an adult Artic Grayling looks like...


rushing water over the rock (looks like whale's tail) below the dam








town of Whitehorse (notice the SS Klondike on the right)


the end of a beautiful day...(do you see 2 rainbows?)


good night all ... and hope tomorrow brings us good luck (the darned part)!! -Sharon

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Old 07-13-2009, 09:02 AM   #164
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Great Tour


........Superb. Thanx, Sharon.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:06 AM   #165
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Just a thought...if that dang part is still missing---would it be easier that one of you just hop on a plane to Seattle in the am and meet someone at the airport with part and take next flight out all in a day???

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