Traveller calling AK

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by jussi, May 23, 2005.

  1. jussi

    jussi IBA#21420

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    Howdy ADVRiders,

    My 3 month trip has brought me to sunny AK :) I am in Seward right now, will spend tomorrow monday still in here south.

    I need to get soem stuff done on my 1150GS ADV, like 24k service. I would love to do oils, and most of the stuff by myself if I can find someone friendly enough to provide me with surroundings to do that.

    Valves and TB...well, if there is someone either in Anchorage or Fairbanks with tools and skills and good will (I'll buy the beer ;)) who would show me how to do the valves, I am very willing to learn.

    OR, which dealer should I go to to get these things done?

    All the hellp and tips are wellcome...also, if any of you AK riders wanna hook up for stories and maybe lunch/dinner/coffee let me know...I am all for meeting you guys.

    I plan to hang around until the next sunday at least...somewhere around here.

    Jussi
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  2. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    Hi Jusv I could help you out If you like. Pm me Im in Anchorage :ear
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  3. keith in alaska

    keith in alaska Valley Gruver

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    Way to go Hacky :clap :clap :clap
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  4. Tim McKittrick

    Tim McKittrick Long timer

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    If Hacky can't help you out you can PM me as well- I'm in the Wasilla area.
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  5. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Hacky...let me know when Jusv shows up. I'll give you a hand. Fite
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  6. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    Tentative OVAD Friday the DOME :ricky

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  7. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    And if you want to get in a side trip, Petersville road, great views of Denali! We seem to be thinking Sunday....Sunday....Sunday.

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  8. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Hackey or fite......

    What time at the Dome? I would stop in and visit-god knows I'm not much help with the mechanical work. I'll hold the flashlight!

    dinner at 7 and news at 11.
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  9. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    OVAD ??????
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  10. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    Oilhead Valve Adjustment Dummy :thwak
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  11. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Dah......
    WTF was I thinkin'
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  12. keith in alaska

    keith in alaska Valley Gruver

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    Outside Visitor Awaiting Directions :1drink
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  13. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Only Vacation At Dawson ??? :wink: :wink:
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  14. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    Hey Jusv, :D

    You made it to Alaska. How was the ride up the Stewart/Cassiar?
    If you don't get things done in Alaska, I'll help you out here in sunny nothern BC.
    See Yaa soon.
    Ride Safe,

    Rick :wink:
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  15. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Jusv did in fact make it to Anchorage. Hacky and I just finished running his valves down in the Sheraton Hotel parking lot. All is well. We had a little lunch and hopefully convinced him to drag his feet a bit and meet a bunch of the Gruvers up in Dawson for D2D. Dropped him off at Barb's shop.
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  16. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    Thanks Fighter,

    Glad he is having a good trip. I wouldn't want him to rush. He was going to head my way before I head up your way July 15th. Just wondering how he made out.

    Take Care,
    Rick :wink:








    ]Jusv did in fact make it to Anchorage. Hacky and I just finished running his valves down in the Sheraton Hotel parking lot. All is well. We had a little lunch and hopefully convinced him to drag his feet a bit and meet a bunch of the Gruvers up in Dawson for D2D. Dropped him off at Barb's shop.[/QUOTE]
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  17. jussi

    jussi IBA#21420

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    I am having a good time here in AK!! Thanks Fighter and HackyMoto for the valves, next time I know what to do ;) Right now I am hanging out at Barb's shop to kill some time before heading out to see Tim in Wasilla. I still need to get my oils changed (bike's that is) and since he offered my a place to crash, hey, who am I to say no to that ;)

    I am really bad on updating stuff here in AdvRider, I am already typing stuff up in my own site so if you wanna know what happens, check it out. Although I have not really updated that either until today. I needed some time off :)

    Dragging my feet, we'll see how that goes...I am not rushing but this travel thingy is kinda expesive up here unless I camp ;) But I do my best to meet you guys in Dust to Dawson....I promise...




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  18. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    Hey jusv, :D

    Great to here that you are having the time of your life and your safe on those Alaska roads. Just phone me before you leave with some kind of est date of when you are passing through. I will be leaving June 14th on my Alaska bound trip. You sure know when you are in the north by....
    1. Price of gas and everything else.
    2. The beauty of the places you visit.
    3. The willingness of the people to help out a fellow biker.

    Have a safe Journey and don't rush... :D

    Ride Safe,
    Rick :wink:
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  19. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    KD... will you be able to link up with us in Dawson on the 15th/16th ???
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  20. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    [Hey Fighter, :D

    Might make it to Dawson on the 16th. Look for two guys, both on Adv one silver, one black. I have to see what my riding partner wants to do.

    Rick :wink:

    QUOTE=Fighter]KD... will you be able to link up with us in Dawson on the 15th/16th ???[/QUOTE]
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