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Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7,016
Views: 915,560
Posted By TSD
Sertao Chain Adjustment

At the risk of getting blasted for not searching enough...

Just picked up a Sertao and wanted to tighten up the chain a bit. Manual indicates that bike should be on its "stand" to do the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44,803
Views: 2,590,103
Posted By TSD
Presque Isle Mechanic for Pre-purchase Inspection

Wondering if there were any suggestions for a mechanic in the Presque Isle area to do a pre-purchase inspection on a BMW Dakar I am looking at on eBay? Even a knowledgeable rider that was willing to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7,016
Views: 915,560
Posted By TSD
BMW "Fleet" Bikes

Thinking about a "previously owned" bike(sertao) from Max's that is listed as a "fleet" bike. Apparently designated to the dealership for sale by BMW. Interested in opinions on these bikes. Really...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,449
Posted By TSD
C-3, 2nd try

Had a C-3 for about a year, couldn't get past the forehead pressure issues. Tried my best to make it work; tried all of the suggestions - no go... Ended up selling it.

Had the oortunity to try...
Forum: Alaska 11-27-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,954
Posted By TSD
I'd Do the Dempster

I did the Dalton last year and was a bit of a challenge for a newbie in the rain. Like others have said, Prudhoe Bay is not worth much more than "I did it" rights... The Pass was nice and saw a...
Forum: Alaska 08-11-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,139
Posted By TSD
+1 on Cassiar, 37a to Hyder if you get a...

+1 on Cassiar, 37a to Hyder if you get a chance...

http://tsdanforth.smugmug.com/AdventureTravel/Alaska-Ride/Alaska-Ride-For-Juvenile/i-HdPv9m2/0/M/pond-1-M.jpg...
Forum: Alaska 07-12-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,466
Posted By TSD
I'd have to agree with KHuddy on this one... I...

I'd have to agree with KHuddy on this one... I too went to Trails End a few weeks ago anticipating an oil change and a few other minor maintenance items. When I arrived, it was clear that the...
Forum: Alaska 07-11-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By TSD
Launch Point for Haul Road Run

On my recent trip up the Haul Road, I ran across the Northern Moosed RV Park and Campground (http://www.northernmoosed.com/index.html) which served as a point to drop off gear, do some maintenance...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By TSD
Thanks! - See you Saturday!

Thanks! - See you Saturday!
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By TSD
Thanks D2D! Anchorage Gathering

Just a quick note of thanks to the "Counter-Steering" committee and all who contributed to the Ride to Alaska for Juvenile Arthritis at the D2D. Special thanks to Akrider and Fighter for their...
Forum: Alaska 06-19-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By TSD
Thanks for the input all - Was thinking the same...

Thanks for the input all - Was thinking the same about Chicago - early morning passage. Actually the route through Canada would expose some areas I haven't seen.
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By TSD
Anchorage to Philadelphia - Quickest Route

Planning for after the D2D and a run down to Anchorage, then back to Philadelphia. Anyone out there have any suggestions for the fastest route? Google Maps routes me through BC, Edmonton, AB then...
Forum: Alaska 06-17-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By TSD
Road to Stewart/Hyder - 37a

In case any are traveling to Hyder (thru Stewart) - conditions are good. One, single lane bridge, but no problems. Pretty neat ride if you get a chance. Here is a not-so-good video clip on the way...
Forum: Alaska 06-08-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,475
Posted By TSD
http://www.511yukon.ca/map/map0A.html

http://www.511yukon.ca/map/map0A.html
Forum: Alaska 06-08-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By TSD
Mark - Great news! Looks like there is some...

Mark - Great news! Looks like there is some momentum gathering. Will be a bunch of bikes meeting up with me and riding through town to the picnic at the Center. If you want to join us, let me know...
Forum: Alaska 06-06-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By TSD
Anchorage Gathering/Picnic June 30

As some of you may have heard, I am doing a ride from Philadelphia to Alaska to benefit kids with Juvenile Arthritis - leaving June 10. As a bit of a celebration on arriving in Alaska, we have put...
Forum: Alaska 04-28-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By TSD
Yup - trying to work it in. Was thinking about...

Yup - trying to work it in. Was thinking about Skagway then ferry to Haines, the up to Haines Junction. Might be able to get it in just before the D2D. Trip is very fluid, weather and time...
Forum: Alaska 04-28-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By TSD
Thanks!

Thanks for the donation Mark! All the details of the ride will be at the "Alaska Ride Blog (http://ja4ja.wordpress.com/)". Subscribe to it if you want regular updates. Hope to have the SPOT up and...
Forum: Alaska 04-24-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By TSD
North Pole Jingle Bell Run

I know this doesn't have much to do with moto adventure stuff, but thought I would throw it up here and see if there is any interest.

I am doing a charity ride from Philadelphia to Prudhoe Bay...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 87,094
Posted By TSD
Schuberth C-3 Replacement Liner

For those dealing with the "Mark of Schuberth" , talked to a Schuberth rep yesterday and he indicated that a completely new liner will be available for the C-3 with less padding in the rear,...
Forum: Alaska 03-14-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,283
Posted By TSD
lifting the bike

There are a bunch of sources for lifting instruction and various methods, but give it a try - its really not so bad...

Check out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ6_2VqSHBw&feature=related...
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 31,043
Posted By TSD
Heidenau K60 Tire Review

This thread may get bumped to the "Equipment" section, but with so much discussion on tires to and from AK (Dalton, Dempster, etc...) and the general endorsement of many shops in Ak for these tires,...
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,283
Posted By TSD
Shnizzle - if it is any comfort, I am doing the...

Shnizzle - if it is any comfort, I am doing the same - solo on the Dempster with little off-road experience. Although it sounds like it can be a challenge, the consensus seems to be to ride within...
Forum: Alaska 03-06-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,138
Posted By TSD
Same conclusion I came to after weeks of...

Same conclusion I came to after weeks of stressing. Order a set of tires, load up the bike and just ride. Figure it out on the way...
Forum: Alaska 03-05-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,138
Posted By TSD
A couple of shops seem to stand out in the...

A couple of shops seem to stand out in the discussions I have had. Most will order the tires for you and have them there when you arrive. TKC 80s seem the norm for gravel and dirt while Heidenau...
Forum: Alaska 03-05-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,138
Posted By TSD
Hey Shnizzle - Have pondered the same issue ad...

Hey Shnizzle - Have pondered the same issue ad nauseam. After plowing through endless threads, advice and a few trial runs, I decided to just buy the tires in AK, mount them up and not deal with any...
Forum: Alaska 02-24-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,608
Posted By TSD
Bluhduh Ahhh.... the Schuykill. Nothing like bumper to...

Ahhh.... the Schuykill. Nothing like bumper to bumper at 70 mph between the woman putting on her make-up and the guy texting his boss to say he was running late... Sometimes feels kind of naked on...
Forum: Alaska 02-23-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,694
Posted By TSD
Jdrocks - Were did you ship them to in Watson...

Jdrocks - Were did you ship them to in Watson Lake? Air Force Lodge? Assume you mounted them yourself there? Was originally thinking the same strategy... Makes Campbell/Canol doable.
Forum: Alaska 02-21-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,330
Posted By TSD
I love this part of the instructions: "Use with...

I love this part of the instructions: "Use with extreme caution—if not used properly, it can disable the user, rather than the bear" :rofl
Forum: Alaska 02-21-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,694
Posted By TSD
What about Trails End BMW...

What about Trails End BMW (http://www.trailsendbmw.blogspot.com/), Fairbanks?
Forum: Alaska 02-21-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,694
Posted By TSD
Bigphish - I am struggling with the same dilemma....

Bigphish - I am struggling with the same dilemma. Don't want to carry tires from Phila, but want the flexibility to change routes and timing based on weather, distances and interests. Did some...
Forum: Alaska 02-10-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,503
Posted By TSD
Didn't realize that Trail's End was still there!...

Didn't realize that Trail's End was still there! :clap I am also heading that way (Prudhoe Bay bound) after the D2D. I'll definitely stop in if the party continues...

May be looking for a fresh...
Forum: Alaska 01-19-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,608
Posted By TSD
Wow! Was planning on a trip to AK this summer,...

Wow! Was planning on a trip to AK this summer, but after reading this article I think I'll just stick to riding the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia... Better yet, maybe I'll just stay home...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,084
Posted By TSD
Heard these "Yurbuds" work well, but have no...

Heard these "Yurbuds" work well, but have no experience with them. Any thoughts on brand/type of earbuds?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,005
Posted By TSD
Have the F3s on my 2009 GSA and love 'em. 1st...

Have the F3s on my 2009 GSA and love 'em. 1st item I added when I got it.
Forum: Alaska 10-26-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By TSD
Thanks!

AKmud & AKDuc - Thanks for the pictures - posted a few on the blog. Sure to create some interest on the ride for Juvenile Arthritis and may even generate few bucks!:clap
Forum: Alaska 10-25-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By TSD
D2D 2011 Pictures?

Am doing a charity ride to Prudhoe Bay next year and am trying to explain the D2D to the readers of the blog. Wondering if anyone has any pics of the 2011 gathering that I could use in the blog? ...
Forum: Americas 10-25-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,985
Posted By TSD
If you can time it right, be sure to check out...

If you can time it right, be sure to check out the D2D. June 21-22 I think. Just do a D2D search in the regional (AK) forum...
Forum: Americas 10-25-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,985
Posted By TSD
Ak Trip

Heading that way myself in June 2012 - from Philadelphia, solo. Maybe paths will cross...
Forum: Alaska 10-23-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 45,477
Posted By TSD
Thanks! All is clear now. Just gotta get there...

Thanks! All is clear now. Just gotta get there - D2D should be the icing on the cake. Can't wait to meet some of these folks I have seen on line for the last year or so. Probably never be the...
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