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Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 03-28-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By BuffaloAl
I am actually in St George as I write this. My...

I am actually in St George as I write this. My KLR calves as I was loading it so all of my exploring has been in my pickup. We drove out to Toroweap yesterday from St. George via the Mt. Trumbull...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 02-28-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By BuffaloAl
St. George Spring 2013

DirtReeper:
I certainly will. I'm planning on coming down during the week of April 15-19th. The plans are still not firm yet. Thanks for the information. I was planning on stopping in at the BLM...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 02-03-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By BuffaloAl
Garmin Map Culture

Hog Wild:
Thanks for the information. As I said, the tracks are preliminary and based on Garmin's map culture in their Topo US 24K product. I've found their culture to be out dated quite frequently,...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 02-02-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By BuffaloAl
St. George - Spring 2013

:clapAfter reading Red Rock Rider's posts about the St. George area, I've decided to head down this spring to extend my riding season. I plan on going the week of March 25th or the week of April...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,213
Posted By BuffaloAl
Helmet Styles

That's why I was asking. Like I said, I ride with a street helmet with the flip up chin bar. I generally have the face sheild cracked a bit for ventilation unless it's really dusty. Do the MX style...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,213
Posted By BuffaloAl
Goggles vs. Full Face Helmet

I ride with a "chin flip" full face helmet, but I see a lot of DS riders using the open face motocross style and goggles. I've never tried the open face helmet. Is it better for DS riding? Just...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,374
Posted By BuffaloAl
This is a pretty entertaining thread. I started...

This is a pretty entertaining thread. I started reading it because my wife has a 2005 Wee that she hardly ever rides. She had an unfortunate get off and really hasn't wanted to ride much since. I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22,727
Posted By BuffaloAl
amazing....

:clapWhat amazing scenery, I just returned from Utah but I had the wife and kids with me so I couldn't do much exploring. I wish I'd gone here on my trip to Utah and Arizona last summer.
Forum: Americas 07-10-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,207
Posted By BuffaloAl
Suggested ride through Northern WA and Southern BC

I would highly recommend State Highway 20 from Burlington, WA through the Cascade mountains. I rode it in 2008 on my V-Strom and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I crossed the border near Osoyoos and then...
Forum: Americas 07-10-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By BuffaloAl
Trip Suggestions from Central Alberta

I am headed out for nine days of riding from the afternoon of August 12th until evening August 21st :clap. I've got a V-Strom and a KLR. I'm hoping to ride my KLR this trip as I took my V-Strom down...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 112,443
Posted By BuffaloAl
Trouble with photos

I was looking through the ride report and couln't actuall see the photos. There was just a rectangle saying that "bandwidth exceeded, upgrade to photbucket pro". What's up with that? How do I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,365
Posted By BuffaloAl
Tires

I think we all started off with Kenda 270s. I actually made it home and a few thousand klicks more with the 270 but Chris needed a new rear along the way home. Not sure if Andy needed a new one or...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,365
Posted By BuffaloAl
That's EXACTLY why I have four canisters! Should...

That's EXACTLY why I have four canisters! Should take care of the rear and the front!

I'd guess your tool organizer would be pretty big to handle the diesel fuel can for fuel tank drainage,...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,015
Posted By BuffaloAl
Wink Makes a pretty good seat pad too!

By the way, since we're talking about sewing projects and biking, here's the other creation I'm pretty proud of:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u181/atokarch/143.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,015
Posted By BuffaloAl
Fabric

I picked up some pretty strong camo twill from a fabric store that was closing last year, so I used it. The pattern suggested leather or denim, but I thought this would be a little thinner.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,015
Posted By BuffaloAl
Talking Martha Stewart eat your heart out!

I've tried the $40.00 purchased ones but nothing ever fit everything I wanted and did it without being too large. This should fit inside a 4" ABS tool carrier mounted on my engine guard. I've got a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,365
Posted By BuffaloAl
Homemade tool roll

I thought I'd add a few photos of my tool roll for anybody that's interested. I carry a few more tools than Andy, heck, I carry a few more of everything than Andy. Guess that's why he was always...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,015
Posted By BuffaloAl
Last picof the tool roll.

Here's the pic of all of the tools I keep in it.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,015
Posted By BuffaloAl
More pics

I'm not sure why I'm having trouble uploading the pics, but I'll add them as files.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,015
Posted By BuffaloAl
Homemade Tool Roll

During the winter I decided to spend some time on some of my riding gear to get things a little more organized. I did a search for a tool roll pattern on the web and found one so I grabbed my tools,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46,287
Views: 9,271,594
Posted By BuffaloAl
New WR250R ('08 I Think) Pricing?

After reading the great reviews on the bike I think I'm ready to take the plunge on one of these:clap . I was just quoted $6,250 CDN for a new (in crate) 2008. With our goods and sales tax of 6% and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,114
Posted By BuffaloAl
I think it's the biker wannabes...

I've found that the closer I get to the larger cities in Western Canada, the less likely it is that people will wave or nod. It's usually the guys and gals on the overpriced American cruisers that...
Forum: Canada 11-04-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By BuffaloAl
Talking Nice 'hopper!

By the way, nice 'hopper! Sure glad you were wearing glasses. I suspect a bug that size in the eye might play havock with ones depth perception!:rofl

Al
Forum: Canada 11-04-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By BuffaloAl
Thumb I think it's coming together

Got a call yesterday from a fellow at Fort Walsh with some suggestions for reading material on the march west. I've ordered both of them up and I'm hopeful that they will point me in the right...
Forum: Canada 11-01-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By BuffaloAl
Thanks

Thanks everybody, I have a few leads that I'm chasing down. I'll keep posting when I get more details. I'll post the route once I get it planned too. One thing is for sure, the ride will be early in...
Forum: Canada 10-26-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By BuffaloAl
NWMP March West

I am trying to plan a ride which loosely follows the NWMP March West next summer. My plan is to start near Edmonton, follow the NWMP route down to Roche Perce, then to Dufferin, MB and back to Ft....
Forum: Canada 05-28-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By BuffaloAl
Final Details

Here are the final details for the Central Alberta Ride:


Date: Saturday, May 31, 2008.
Meet Time: 10:00 am, leave at 10:30 am.
Location: Tim Horton's in Stettler (W side of town on HWY...
Forum: Canada 05-23-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By BuffaloAl
Thumb It IS May 31!

Thanks for pointing that out, it was May 31!
Al
Forum: Canada 05-22-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,887
Posted By BuffaloAl
Bike choices

I have a KLR 650 (love it), a DL 1000 (like it a lot), and my wife has a DL 650 (like it).

If I were you I'd go for the DL 650. Plenty of power, put on some TKC 80s and you'll be fine on gravel,...
Forum: Canada 05-22-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By BuffaloAl
GPX file

Here is the GPX file which can be viewed on Google Earth and imported into Mapsend or Mapsource.

AL T
Forum: Canada 05-22-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By BuffaloAl
Central Alberta Ride - June 31, 2008

I've been drumming up support on the Alberta Dual Sport Motor Cycle site (adsmc.ca), but I thought I'd broadcast some information here too.

I am organizing a ride from my place on the South side...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,216
Posted By BuffaloAl
Thumb You're on the right track...

Squee, er Brian, I'm Al, the guy who escorted you to the highway after your crash. I'm glad to hear that you're fine. I have to echo the enthusiastic support for your ride. I think it's great and I...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,059
Posted By BuffaloAl
Al T may be there...

I should be there. I have some business to attend to that week so we'll have to see if it's all wrapped up and I'm back in town. Barring any significant snow over the next couple of weeks, I'll...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 746,327
Posted By BuffaloAl
Talking I have a DL 1000 and my wife has a DL 650 (but I...

I have a DL 1000 and my wife has a DL 650 (but I consider that to be mine too!). I have a KLR as well, when I'm riding it I think "why do I have the DL, I could get by with just the KLR". When I get...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,365
Posted By BuffaloAl
Al's two cents

Great report Andy. You looked ecstatict at Antelope wells. It was a great trip. From my perspective, I'd like to do it a little slower and take some time in the cool towns we passed, then slab it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,763
Posted By BuffaloAl
Most Important Upgrades (IMHO)

Here are what I think are the most important upgrades:
1. Bark busters. I would have paid for the bark busters a couple times over in saved brake and clutch levers if I'd put them on when I bought...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 73,594
Posted By BuffaloAl
Wicked Nice job hondo

Man, I've got to echo all the other cudos about the project, great results, and a great record of your work:thumbup. As one poster said earlier, you are a patient man! Keep up the good work, it all...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,075
Posted By BuffaloAl
Adjustable Links

Whwere did you get your links? I've been looking for some adjustable ones for my wifes DL 650.
Al T
Calgary
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,075
Posted By BuffaloAl
Short Little Bugger on a KLR

I'm 5'7" and a relatively new rider (3 years). My first bike was an '03 KLR. I used to stand on the left foot peg while the bike was on the side stand and swing over "horsey" style. After riding my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,180
Posted By BuffaloAl
Talking My Two Cents

I just have to add a bunch of points. I bought my first KLR for $5300 CDN (plus GST) in Feb 2004 and loved it. I met up with some boys that taught me to ride gravel pretty fast. I'd say I do about...
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