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Old 08-15-2012, 11:57 AM   #691
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Janis Joplin?

Alex, you should have given her a name like Madonna, or Tina, like Turner. She might have gone forever and you might not have totaled her out, what, 3 times? Instead you had to give her Janis, like Joplin? Live hard and die young, bad choice my friend. I just sold my '08, she only had 26k miles on her, you could have had the superior machine (for a KLR) with the 1mm bigger front forks and better breaks. Might not have snapped the frame at least.

I still have your # in my phone from the AK beach ride, I will txt you. Let me know if I can help.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:21 PM   #692
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I know I don't know you, but by virtue of being friends with Alex.... is there anything that doesn't remind you of cack?
You know, I image googled the term in hopes of finding some clarification to the term. I was instead assaulted with numerous veiny imagery and am no closer to understanding the reference...


Live hard, Die young. I like that.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:35 PM   #693
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You know, I image googled the term in hopes of finding some clarification to the term. I was instead assaulted with numerous veiny imagery and am no closer to understanding the reference...


Live hard, Die young. I like that.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=487900&page=8
Post 110 That is cack
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:05 AM   #694
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Laugh Janis... Janis.. Janis........................

Aaaaaaah Life..... ain't it sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!

Your on a roll Al

Hey Feike..... ya get back East ya look me up YFF, oK.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #695
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Don't get me wrong, as a mechanic, it's nice when people attach human emotions, etc to their machines. Usually after doing so, those people will proceed to spend insane amounts of money to maintain said machine, with a large portion of said profits going into my pocket.

Looks like I'm hanging in ID for the next week, than heading east. I expect a update to this ride report soon, Alex. There will be NO slacking allowed here, are we agreed? (I've got the slacker thing handled, we don't need more of us, thanks!) Jim, I'll try to get a hold of you late next week and see where you're at.

I plan on posting the "Dam Ride" chapter of this ride soon, as the first chapter in my report, "Don't let your mind wander-it's hard to find small things!"
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:32 AM   #696
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I predict Al will let this thread simmer for a while..... since his last post was 666..........................................!


OK cool beans Feike I'm just across the Mackinaw bridge now... be back in PA by Saturday after I roll along the rest of the Great Lakes, then in a week and change I'm head'n up to Labrador. Be up there for probanly 2 weeks.

"Don't let your mind wander-it's hard to find small things!"

I like it.....Peace,
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #697
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You know, I image googled the term in hopes of finding some clarification to the term. I was instead assaulted with numerous veiny imagery and am no closer to understanding the reference...


Live hard, Die young. I like that.
Alex,

Put this in your Google search: "site:advrider.com cack"
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:34 AM   #698
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Fwiw, 'cack' is the perfect Englishification of 'shit' in Dutch, Flemish and Afrikaans - "kak". Like with English is describes negativeness. Zero insult/offense/negativeness intended to anyone or sundry but just saying, might have some origins here.

Glad to see Alex back busy posting here - and yes, I would definitely do a frame-swap, it would sort out the prime reliability. And, when I'd have a frame to swap I'd reinforce the by-now-known weak spots first, better safe than silly. The engine has got a bore kit on, I'd keep it.

I'll keep reading here, lurrrve this thread
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:24 AM   #699
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Hey Alex, found your RR, you gonna get that 84 KLR from Oregon? Maybe you can just use the frame and put the rest of Janis in there...........
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:26 AM   #700
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Aaaaaaah Life..... ain't it sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!

Your on a roll Al

Hey Feike..... ya get back East ya look me up YFF, oK.
Can I come and look you up too??
Slowly heading for Pennsylvania cause I keep dreaming about it. It must mean something .............
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Alex,

Put this in your Google search: "site:advrider.com cack"

I actually met Vermin at a bar outside of Colorado Springs during a rainstorm. My buddy struck up a conversation with him. I thought he was insane.









I was right.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:33 AM   #703
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Can I come and look you up too??
Slowly heading for Pennsylvania cause I keep dreaming about it. It must mean something .............
Sure if I'm here when ya pass thru NG. Gonna go over Des with a fine tooth comb.... then head for Labrador asap.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:45 AM   #704
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What a great read

I have thoroughly enjoyed these ride reports, and took the better part of a couple days to read every post and stare in awe at every picture. I myself have been up and down the alcan at least 7 times, but never on a bike. I lived in Alaska off and on for nine years in Anchorage. It was cool to see and hear about a lot of the same places that I had visited. Alex, you actually have seen more of the Last Frontier than I did the whole time I lived there. I unfortunately had that job thing to worry about most of the time. I can't wait to get back up there, Florida is way to hot! Thank you and Jim for the awesome pics, and maybe someday we will meet up on the road somewhere. Until then keep your chain lubed and your smokage dry!
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I have thoroughly enjoyed these ride reports, and took the better part of a couple days to read every post and stare in awe at every picture. I myself have been up and down the alcan at least 7 times, but never on a bike. I lived in Alaska off and on for nine years in Anchorage. It was cool to see and hear about a lot of the same places that I had visited. Alex, you actually have seen more of the Last Frontier than I did the whole time I lived there. I unfortunately had that job thing to worry about most of the time. I can't wait to get back up there, Florida is way to hot! Thank you and Jim for the awesome pics, and maybe someday we will meet up on the road somewhere. Until then keep your chain lubed and your smokage dry!

I'm glad to hear you dig it, man. Alaska was a blast, for sure. It's weird to say, though, that after having ridden nearly every road you can ride up there, the last frontier has kinda lost it's mystique to me. Great scenery, good people, and remote rides for sure. But I've ridden roads locally, from Colorado, Alabama, and California to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and Alberta, that can easily compare, and in some instances surpass, what I witnessed in Alaska. Now don't get me wrong, I'm glad I went there (twice) and would go back in a heartbeat, but it definitely put the rest of the country in perspective. People don't give the lower 48 enough credit. I've ridden nearly 60k miles just bouncing around borders, and I feel like I've barely scratched the surface.

Florida, I'm sorry to say, is not on my radar in the least. But I'm out there riding, and there's a fair chance that our paths may cross (not in Florida). Keep an eye out for Janis, and if you're lucky, I may just have one rolled and smouldering for any passing traveler to stop and enjoy the finer things. Just not in Florida.

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