GWN Winter Riding Photo Gallery

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by vegasphotog, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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  2. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    If I only had your money. Or your bike, or your hookers!
  3. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Now there is a post I can fully understand Mr. Grammar Bitch. :thumb
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  4. helikron

    helikron The Fixer

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    yabbut if'n yaz gib me yo munny, yooze can have dis. (yes, another sly "linky") :rolleyes

    btw, it's bikeS" :wink:
  5. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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  6. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Heli your sellin off the bling already.

    I have a steering stop hardpart for a GS Adventure I would like to sell off myself.
  7. helikron

    helikron The Fixer

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    The V-Strom Collective knows no posession... it's a Brotherly thing.

    Answer your phone re: the hardpart. :ear
  8. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Details please...
    Straight GS or an Adventure???
    Which Hard Part????
    I have them already on BiggerBird but .......


    may know someone who................
  9. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    I have a 1150 GS Adventure silver steering stop. But I have a standard GS.
    Anyone with a GS Adventure without a TourTech hard part steering stop can make me an offer.
  10. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Thanks.

    Door prize at D2D07 maybe????
  11. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    :deal


  12. CruisingRam

    CruisingRam Frankenbike builder

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    wow- didn't know there were that many alaskans here on this site! Gotta get me a dual sport next!
  13. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Well I'll be! Welcome Don!

    Maybe you should post up a little bio thread on here lettin folks you're a "master bike builder!" :wink:

    Good to see you here!

    I rode to Crow Creek yesterday. I'll post up later.

    See ya, Mark H.
  14. CruisingRam

    CruisingRam Frankenbike builder

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    Man- that sounds fun- this year, looks like it is a bike in the garage working on it and skiing with my daugther winter- I just put my baby girl in the junior nordic ski club- so I now get all the winter fun I can handle LOL
  15. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    taken yesterday.
  16. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Hey Ron....your bike is looking good there! Are you the sole "Arctic Adventure Rider" down there? Or, any other wackos that ride through the winter?:lol3
  17. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    My friend Steve and I appear to be the only winter riders.

    Because we're inland it does get pretty damn cold here, despite the fact that I'm WAY south of you guys...

    I do pick and choose my days in the winter though, usually prefer cold and dry to "warm" and wet, it's just a lot safer to ride in.

    I seldom ride if it's much below -25C (-13F), as well, which means not too
    many rides in January/February.

    I'm sure that most people will agree with me, cold is ok, wet is ok...

    but cold and wet together just plain sucks!


    Edit: Oh and I forgot to mention, I always carry "quick start" in the winter,
    just in case. Both Steve and I have a 1/4" hole drilled in our airboxes, just in case we need it. (He's on a DR650)

    I'm sure another interesting topic would be trying to find batteries
    (for the camera) that actually work in the cold. The only way I got that picture was to take the batteries out of the camera, and warm them up
    in my armpit!

    So far alkalines are terrible, NiMH are slightly better, and Lithiums are pretty good.

    Any one else got experience with this?
  18. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    Hey cool pic.:clap Glad you are able to get out and enjoy the winter like us.:deal
  19. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I'm heading out again in a bit. Steve's riding in from Thunder Bay, so I'll
    meet him half way, and ride back with him. (it's about 350 km, 210 miles)

    I've been wearing a North 49 "Arctic Trail" suit on the bike, and it works
    just great! It's a one piece, so the drafts stay out.

    Just to be different, I'm going to take the Burgman scooter today,
    and leave the KLR in the garage. It's going to be all pavement anyway.


    If I can keep the camera warm, and it's interesting, I'll take some pictures.
  20. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    The lithiums seem to do fine in the cold - as far as maintaining their voltage - but with my Sony the autofocus mechanism goes south when the temperature drops. So when we did our pie & coffee trip two weeks ago, with temps down to -20F, I experimented with placing the camera inside an insulated bag with chemical handwarmers. Never had a problem, so long as I put new handwarmers in now and then.
    Next is to fabricate an "electric blanket" to wrap around freezables in the tail trunk. The Wing has enough amperage to handle the load, but with a KLR it's highly doubtful.