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Forum: Alaska 02-18-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 133
Sticky: Alaska Primer
Views: 33,881
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Jack I never get tired of reading this! I told my...

Jack I never get tired of reading this! I told my buddy that is coming with me in June that it's required reading, he was amazed at all the info! Thanks for all the info you shared here, and the PM's...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,581
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
RH106, I'm a little late to the thread, but I'll...

RH106, I'm a little late to the thread, but I'll share this with you. I'm married, have no children, and have only bought one new car in my life (1990). I still have it. The wife and I live on 44...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,415
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Glad to see you are taking the camping gear. I...

Glad to see you are taking the camping gear. I went in 09 and camped everyday. It's good to have, especially if you get somewhere and want to stay for an additional day or so.

I'm the type of...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,957
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
300 is a pretty good number that allows you to...

300 is a pretty good number that allows you to take in some sights. When on a trip if I have quite a bit of interstate to cover, I try to do longer distances on the boring stuff. That way you can...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,002
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
My plan is to use the yellow one for my colder...

My plan is to use the yellow one for my colder weather stuff, sleeping bag, and riding gear. The blue one loads from the top, I use it for tent, and other camping gear as it's easy to get into for...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,002
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Mastery, let me show you how "NOT" to pack for a...

Mastery, let me show you how "NOT" to pack for a trip to Alaska. :lol3

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/Ironheadziggy76/Alaska2009090-1.jpg...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 49,004
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Just got caught up on the thread this morning....

Just got caught up on the thread this morning. Just to toss a few things out there, clothing, decide what you think you will need and then leave at least half of it at home. I took way too many...
Forum: Americas 11-02-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 49,004
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
SUBSCRIBED! Mastery, if you need anything...

SUBSCRIBED!

Mastery, if you need anything for the bike while you are there the folks at the Yamaha/Suzuki dealership in Fairbanks were very good to me. I bent a front wheel on my V-Strom while on...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-24-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,657
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
I have a Mountain Hardware brand three person...

I have a Mountain Hardware brand three person tent that I've been using since 2008, it's been well used and continues to stay water tight. It's been from Georgia to Alaska in it's life, all on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,522
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
:lol3 That's exactly what I'm talking about!...

:lol3 That's exactly what I'm talking about! :lol3

I guess they are trying to stick their toe in the "Adventure Touring" water with the NC700X, so I should quit growling. If I were in the market...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,522
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
I have never understood Honda's US marketing....

I have never understood Honda's US marketing. They bring us the Fury years after the chopper craze is over. I can't understand why they don't offer an updated version of the XR650L with a decent seat...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,324
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
I'm in! I'm heading back up in 2015 so the...

I'm in! I'm heading back up in 2015 so the planning has started!
Forum: Americas 10-04-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,629
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Everyone I talked to when I was planning the trip...

Everyone I talked to when I was planning the trip told me it was a must see, you won't be disappointed!
Forum: Americas 10-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,629
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
The Icefield Parkway has some great scenery! ...

The Icefield Parkway has some great scenery!

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/Ironheadziggy76/Alaska2009101-1.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,427
Views: 753,662
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
I've had pretty good luck with filling tubing...

I've had pretty good luck with filling tubing with sand and using a little heat to help with the collapsing. My methods are very crude! :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 558,862
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Camping at the Arctic Circle on the Dalton...

Camping at the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway north of Fairbanks, AK.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/Ironheadziggy76/Alaska2009488.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,534
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Subscribed!

I'm in! :clap

I made the trip up north back in 09, and I'm in the planning stages for another trip up in 2015 with a good friend. He is just about to pull the trigger on a bike just like yours, so...
Forum: Americas 05-06-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,285
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
I don't know how old you are, but I'm a fat old...

I don't know how old you are, but I'm a fat old fart with a bad back, knee, shoulder, etc. Get gas before you need it, and walk around a bit at each stop to keep the joints from getting stiff. Hit...
Forum: Face plant 03-06-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 172,329
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Glad to hear you are okay and getting everything...

Glad to hear you are okay and getting everything sorted out! From watching the video and reading your details you have helped me make a decision for my return trip back to Alaska. I was considering...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26,893
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Rick, Alaska owes me one as I didn't make it all...

Rick, Alaska owes me one as I didn't make it all the way to Deadhorse!

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/Ironheadziggy76/Alaska2009564.jpg

Here are a couple of my favorite pictures from...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26,893
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Rick, thank you for posting this excellent trip...

Rick, thank you for posting this excellent trip report! :clap
I made the trip back in 2009 on a 650 V-Strom, and am planning to go back in 2015 with a good friend of mine. He is trying to decide...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,336
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Subscribed! :clap If I don't take the wife to see...

Subscribed! :clap If I don't take the wife to see the covered bridges this year (I promised last year) I'll be in deep trouble! :lol3

Thank you, and keep posting up these great looking roads!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-07-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,911
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Here is a link to a pretty good source called...

Here is a link to a pretty good source called What fits what.

http://www.amazon.com/What-fits-what-Harley-Davidson-interchangeability/dp/0933078048

Another thing to note, someone correct me if...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,484
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
I've had great luck out of Canon and Nikon. ...

I've had great luck out of Canon and Nikon.

Here is a pretty good site that can help answer some questions for ya.

http://www.dpreview.com/
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-24-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,911
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
They are out there. Here is a roller ready for an...

They are out there. Here is a roller ready for an Ironhead Sportster engine for $600.00. It has the old twisted link springer that screams chopper. I thought of buying this one myself, but the wife...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-18-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,927
Views: 409,851
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
The campground at the Arctic Circle on the Dalton...

The campground at the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway in Alaska. Sunset, or as close as it gets in June.


http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/Ironheadziggy76/Alaska2009488.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,995
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
They look great, we think alike! :lol3 ...

They look great, we think alike! :lol3

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/Ironheadziggy76/Ride%20Pics/EasyriderBikeShowpics177.jpg
Forum: Face plant 12-05-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,725
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family.

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,333
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
I've been watching this thread as I'm also...

I've been watching this thread as I'm also looking for something a little more dirt worthy than my 650 V-Strom. Being 50 years old and riding for 40 of them, the one bike I remember having the most...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-16-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,333
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
+1

+1
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 289,296
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Congrats on the home purchase! Glad to hear you...

Congrats on the home purchase! Glad to hear you two are doing well and enjoying life.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 289,296
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
I was dreading this day............

Truly epic ride! I've been following this from the beginning with my morning coffee, and late night drinks, I hate to see it end. Thanks so much for taking us along for the ride.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 289,296
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
:lurk:lurk:lurk My morning coffee just isn't...

:lurk:lurk:lurk My morning coffee just isn't the same without updates! :deal :lol3
Forum: Americas 07-04-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,583
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
That's correct, you have to take the tour of the...

That's correct, you have to take the tour of the oil field. Schedule 24 hours in advance with Prudhoe Bay motel for security checks.
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 289,296
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
WHEW! I though it was the end of the trip report...

WHEW! I though it was the end of the trip report there for a minute! Heading out in the morning for a few days in the mountains, I'll catch up when I get back.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7,191
Views: 2,938,116
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Jed Clampett style on a 37 day trip to Alaska....

Jed Clampett style on a 37 day trip to Alaska. :lol3

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/Ironheadziggy76/Alaska2009090.jpg

Camping at the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway. :evil
...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,001
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
I put on a set in Tok, AK and they made it all...

I put on a set in Tok, AK and they made it all the way home to western KY on dirt, gravel, slab. I ended up putting a little over 6,000 miles on them before changing out for another trip, but they...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,886
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Thumb You can't go wrong with the small canister...

You can't go wrong with the small canister stoves. I have a couple of Primus stoves and a Coleman that I've picked up over the years. You can even buy the canisters in your local Wally World now, so...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 289,296
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Nothing could ever be as easy as just a flat for...

Nothing could ever be as easy as just a flat for me, I had hit a large hole and bent the wheel bad enough that I had to buy a new one in Fairbanks! Any luck I have is always bad! :lol3

Please...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 185,237
Posted By Ironheadziggy76
Thanks for this great ride report, it brings back...

Thanks for this great ride report, it brings back some great memories of my trip in 09. We have the same taste in bikes! :clap
...
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