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Forum: Alaska 04-17-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,656
Posted By AKoffroader
Nuttynu, when you brought this to the dealer's...

Nuttynu, when you brought this to the dealer's attention, what was their solution to making you a happy customer? Did you even give them a chance to respond?

No service department is perfect. ...
Forum: Alaska 04-16-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By AKoffroader
Craigslist

I've gotten some great deals on Craigslist in Alaska. "Asking price" is just that, the "asking price"!

Greg
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22,772
Views: 4,025,047
Posted By AKoffroader
Adjustable bracket

The reason I asked the question is with the stock and even the Yamaha large windshield, I get a lot of head buffeting. I'm wearing an Arai XD3 and trying to make it work. I'm sure a street helmet...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22,772
Views: 4,025,047
Posted By AKoffroader
Windshield adjustable bracket

Who makes the best adjustable windshield bracket? Is Madstad the way to go or are there other / better options out there?

Thank you,

AK Greg
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,436,508
Posted By AKoffroader
Tenere

The reason I bought one when I got home. Rented Super Tenere on 11,300 km trip around Africa.
...
Forum: Alaska 03-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By AKoffroader
Bike

Jeff, is that a Rick Myers seat? Looks pretty cush!

Greg
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By AKoffroader
Tires

Mitas E07 rear, E10 front. Did 38 days around africa on this setup. They really work well and are available in either a 3 or 4 ply (Dakar) casing.

Greg
Forum: Alaska 03-05-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 25,930
Posted By AKoffroader
Mitas

Ran a Mitas E07 on the rear and an E10 on the front of the Yamaha Super Tenere (BMW 1200GS "compatible" but without the support truck) I rented in Africa. Great tire combo! At the end of our trip...
Forum: Alaska 03-05-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 25,930
Posted By AKoffroader
Mitas tires

Any U.S. suppliers for Mitas tires yet? Only place I see you can get them is out of Canada.

Greg
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22,772
Views: 4,025,047
Posted By AKoffroader
Fork oil

Does anyone know what weight of oil is used on the front forks? I had a particle get under a fork seal and leaked out a lot of oil. Used a Seal Mate to remove it, but now my forks had a dead spot in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,608
Posted By AKoffroader
I really don't think it is the bearing being...

I really don't think it is the bearing being "stacked". Don't even see how this could occur the way it's designed.

The most likely scenario is the axle was put in "dry" (no grease coating) and...
Forum: Alaska 01-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,300
Posted By AKoffroader
Had a converstaion with the owners last year. ...

Had a converstaion with the owners last year. Nice folks. They were having problems with the DEC. Seems they bought the place 6 years ago and a lot of things were not disclosed by the previous...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,608
Posted By AKoffroader
My bike was doing the same thing when it was too...

My bike was doing the same thing when it was too rich (large main jet). If you're at altitude, it could be too rich, especially if your plugs are black like you said. Try dropping the main jet size...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,608
Posted By AKoffroader
I put a set on my DR in Calgary for my ride from...

I put a set on my DR in Calgary for my ride from Alaska to South Carolina. At 3,300 miles the rear was about gone. Now this was the 130/17 size. The 140/17 has a lot more tread depth and I think...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 84,604
Posted By AKoffroader
Fuel pump

Hi Big Dog

Can you point me in the direction of the Ebay fuel pump? Not sure where to search on the site.

Thank you,

AK Greg
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41,314
Views: 7,707,913
Posted By AKoffroader
Chain tension

Good advice!

I tightened mine according to the manual and it cost me $1,000.00+ for a new hub, rear sprocket, front sprocket, chain, slider, etc., etc.. Also blew the trip for my son who was...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 1,579,882
Posted By AKoffroader
Riding Suit

Ed, I'm amazed how you keep your riding suit so clean. When you first started this trip in your light colored suit I thought "this is going to look good a few miles down the road".

How do you do...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 1,579,882
Posted By AKoffroader
Bike availibilty

Might contact these guys.

http://laos-motorcycle-rentals.com/2010/10/honda-baja-250/

Why buy when you can rent for $30.00 a day (Honda XR250 Baja)? If you're set on buying, they might have a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 41,314
Views: 7,707,913
Posted By AKoffroader
DR vs WRR

I have a set up DR and WRR as well as a '12 Super Tenere. If restricted to just one bike, hands down it would be the DR. It does everything pretty well as being easier to fix and simpler to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,608
Posted By AKoffroader
Most likely water in the carb. fuel petcock and...

Most likely water in the carb. fuel petcock and tank. Drain the float bowl and see if any water comes out.

Take care,

AK Greg
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 84,604
Posted By AKoffroader
Ride Report

Great ride report.

I wish I could have met you when you were up here. The one year I missed D2D and you guys show up. Been following your reports for a while now.

Have a lot of the same build...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 25,569
Posted By AKoffroader
Getting "it"

I was forced to ride a Super Tenere on a 40 day ride around Africa (2011) when my riding partner's 660 Tenere was replaced by the rental agency and he wouldn't take the S-Ten.

Three days later I...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22,772
Views: 4,025,047
Posted By AKoffroader
Fork seal leak

I had a piece of junk get under one of my fork seals and a lot of the oil got out before my Seal Mate arrived and I cleaned it out.

Does anyone know what weight the stock fork oil is and how to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 98,947
Posted By AKoffroader
Rr

Thanks for sharing your ride and feelings. Hope you can find peace and and comfort in your life.

Take care,

AK Greg
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 98,947
Posted By AKoffroader
Gravel

Gravel roads are what I look for! Don't really like riding pavement much. Gravel lets the bike loosen up and drift a bit in the corners. Also fun roosting out of the corners.

I know some riders...
Forum: Alaska 09-05-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,476
Posted By AKoffroader
Chicken

I knew it was a "Bad" hood the minute I rolled in there. Maybe we need to route D2D around it next year.... :-)

Greg
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 91,690
Views: 17,074,608
Posted By AKoffroader
Rivet master link install

Interesting video on installing rivet style master links. Learned a few things from it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GZPkqaHhbs

Greg
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-26-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 1,095,693
Posted By AKoffroader
Running "motorcycle", locked on road, toll road...

Running "motorcycle", locked on road, toll road avoidance only. Have tried it every way but still not locked on to the road. Goes point to point.

Greg
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-26-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 1,095,693
Posted By AKoffroader
Mapping on roads

I'm trying to make routes for TAT off the maps. Using the built in Garmin Topo maps on the 650T and Base Camp the routes only go point to point and do not follow the roads.

Tried using City...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4,257
Views: 957,320
Posted By AKoffroader
Tires

Bet they'll work just fine. Surprised just how well my Tenre does on dirt roads and trails with the stock Metzler Torrances on it with similar but not as aggressive tread pattern. By the way, what...
Forum: Alaska 07-18-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,698
Posted By AKoffroader
Dick

Dick,

Congratulations on your retirement. Sold my business a few years ago and loving the freedom from it. They can be all consuming!

Also, thank you for all you and your hotel have done over...
Forum: Alaska 07-18-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By AKoffroader
Dempster Hwy. question

Making plans for next year's D2D and thinking about riding up to Inuvik after the event.

Looking at the map it looks like it's about 450+ miles from Dawson City to Inuvik.

Is it something that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41,314
Views: 7,707,913
Posted By AKoffroader
Fuel pump

Looks like some aftermarket "generic" pump. The stock pump comes as a unit with base, wiring connector, sensor, etc.

I would order the Yamaha original part instead of trying to cobble something...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By AKoffroader
Thumper

I have either owned or spent time on most of the thumpers on the market.

If I could only have one bike, it would be a DR650. Does everything fairly well and is simple / cheap to own. It's a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 225,864
Posted By AKoffroader
Lowering

Is there anyway to lower this bike? I sat on one and with a 30" inseam it was way too tall to get a foot on the ground.

With out a shock linkage, I didn't see a way to lower it.

Greg
Forum: Alaska 06-24-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,986
Posted By AKoffroader
If you're down around Kenai, I've got a guest...

If you're down around Kenai, I've got a guest cabin if you need a place to stay. (907) 242-0078 cell

Greg
Forum: Alaska 06-24-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,219
Posted By AKoffroader
1+ A public thanks to Doug from Alaska...

1+

A public thanks to Doug from Alaska Leather for hauling one of my bikes back from last year's D2D as well.

He's a real stand up guy in my book.

Thanks again Doug!

Greg
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41,314
Views: 7,707,913
Posted By AKoffroader
Headlight

Hello fellow WR riders. I got hit with a rock in the headlight that broke the lens.

Just wondering if anyone out there went to an aftermarket headlight and might have a stock headlight they would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 41,314
Views: 7,707,913
Posted By AKoffroader
I drank the Kool Aid at first and did the FMF Q4...

I drank the Kool Aid at first and did the FMF Q4 pipe, FMF controller, airbox mod. Made the bike less enjoyable to ride due to the additional noise. I also didn't see / feel much gain in it. Felt...
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,241
Posted By AKoffroader
Sorry but they're no long the "hot setup". ...

Sorry but they're no long the "hot setup". Everyone's going over to Mitas E09's. :rofl

Greg
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