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Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 180,844
Posted By aquadog
Ouch. Ouch, ouch, ouch. That's a lot of money.

Ouch. Ouch, ouch, ouch. That's a lot of money.
Forum: Canada 03-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By aquadog
I got in the business because so much of what you...

I got in the business because so much of what you can rent in the north is crap. At one put-in, my group saw a couple rafts left on a pallet and somebody commented "oh, they're throwing those rafts...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 180,844
Posted By aquadog
I haven't had significant vibration issues at any...

I haven't had significant vibration issues at any speed. What I do get is little rocks getting in between the plastic and hard parts and buzzing like mad! Easily removed, once I figured out what it...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By aquadog
Try Chuck Austin, an engineer. He got certified...

Try Chuck Austin, an engineer. He got certified as a home inspector as well, for small cash flow jobs... :wink: In the phone book. He's out of town for a few days.
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By aquadog
If anybody wants to run the Firth, I operate the...

If anybody wants to run the Firth, I operate the quality river rental business in Whitehorse, which is the closest you'll get to rentals for the Firth. Our web site is old since we haven't needed to...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,904
Posted By aquadog
I have a 2012 Versys 1000, 2005 KLR650 and 2003...

I have a 2012 Versys 1000, 2005 KLR650 and 2003 KLX400 (DRZ in green), so cover the bases. Have to say that for distances, the Versys 1000 doesn't shy from roads like the South Canol, and getting to...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By aquadog
We had an unseasonably warm early part of March,...

We had an unseasonably warm early part of March, and around Whitehorse the Alaska Highway is mostly bare. Snowed today, but melted and blew off quickly. No guaranty elsewhere, I haven't been...
Forum: Canada 03-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,147
Posted By aquadog
That broken bridge in the photos I posted is as...

That broken bridge in the photos I posted is as far as most people ride up the North Canol. You have to get beyond Twin Creeks to about KM150 before it opens up, that's about the first vehicle...
Forum: Canada 03-04-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,502
Posted By aquadog
The Shoei website confirms Commuter Boy's take,...

The Shoei website confirms Commuter Boy's take, warranty only, not a definition of Dead Helmet or a time limit on replacement.

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WHEN SHOULD A HELMET BE REPLACED?
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Forum: Canada 03-02-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,471
Posted By aquadog
Living in the Yukon is sometimes like those...

Living in the Yukon is sometimes like those tennis matches on TV where they show the spectators - heads turn to follow the ball...heads turn to follow the ball...sometimes we're far enough away it...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By aquadog
Second the Backroads books, but they also print...

Second the Backroads books, but they also print maps for some regions, much smaller to pack.
Forum: Canada 03-02-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,502
Posted By aquadog
So you're saying that a high mosquito population...

So you're saying that a high mosquito population is a cosmetic benefit? Cause there's places you just don't want to stop, let alone bare anything, like Rock Creek on the Dempster. Reminding me of...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,502
Posted By aquadog
"taxi 40kms out of town"...hmm. Not happening...

"taxi 40kms out of town"...hmm. Not happening here, but then again, last time I got stopped near Dease Lake, he let me go for doing 140 in an 80 zone. I was safe and respectful, even if fast, and...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,502
Posted By aquadog
Commuter Boy makes lots of sense. I checked the...

Commuter Boy makes lots of sense. I checked the web last night and found lots of stories from both sides, but no testing. There's also a thread here on helmet best-by dates. Seems like Snell is...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,502
Posted By aquadog
Any experience with how police in B.C. treat...

Any experience with how police in B.C. treat those from other locales who may have non-compliant gear, based on different regulations (not just helmets)?

While I like my head, I'm careful with my...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,147
Posted By aquadog
Yukon Spring Birds. Think you can climb that...

Yukon Spring Birds. Think you can climb that willow? Hunker Creek Road, Dawson area.
http://aqua.smugmug.com/photos/i-w4mbqMx/0/M/i-w4mbqMx-M.jpg...
Forum: Canada 02-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,316
Posted By aquadog
1) Meadow Mountain, used to be pretty good road,...

1) Meadow Mountain, used to be pretty good road, haven't been in years - this was before they started cat skiing up there, bet they clear downed trees for ski access. 2) Up to Ferguson from Trout...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By aquadog
It's a great place. For those who ride it in the...

It's a great place. For those who ride it in the summer, it's one thing; in winter it's transformed. Winter is the "natural season" in the north and provides absolute clarity as to just how...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,214
Posted By aquadog
You are taunting us. What's your home address? ...

You are taunting us. What's your home address? :evil

I used to ride 365 when I lived in Vancouver, except for the rare snow/bus day.

Riding rat bastards. Only another 3 months...
Forum: Canada 01-10-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By aquadog
Yes, we're nicer! Get just enough coastal...

Yes, we're nicer! Get just enough coastal influence that winters are more moderate than places like Dawson City. Or Fort Smith!
Forum: Trip Planning 01-10-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,747
Posted By aquadog
You guys don't find your legs getting sore from...

You guys don't find your legs getting sore from sitting on the throne that long? :evil Maybe I need one of those padded seats.
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By aquadog
Further to the wood question, you mention...

Further to the wood question, you mention currently using 10 cords a year. I'm currently in 1,700 sf, R40/R28, well sealed, and use 2 - 3 cords a year as the primary heat source. Small oil Monitor...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By aquadog
Yes, harvesting your own is fine, there are...

Yes, harvesting your own is fine, there are designated areas for private vs. commercial cutters, First Nations, just check the regs.

I see I'm getting a deal at $1.25 for arctic stove oil vs. the...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,903
Posted By aquadog
Divide cost of stocking gear by population base...

Divide cost of stocking gear by population base and multiply by shipping across a huge country. I buy some things online, but often from Canada, and support my local dealer when I can so he'll still...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By aquadog
Buying an existing house is going to fix a system...

Buying an existing house is going to fix a system for you unless replacment is in the cards. A lot of newer condos have gone electric baseboard due to low installation costs. Not bad in that...
Forum: Beasts 01-01-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 180,844
Posted By aquadog
Yeah, cause it's going to be about the same type...

Yeah, cause it's going to be about the same type of bike dressed up in ADV drag. At least the Kawi is honest about what it is! :evil
Forum: Canada 12-22-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By aquadog
Probably a surprising number of members. You'll...

Probably a surprising number of members. You'll like the riding opportunities, with lots of exploration roads and little erosion, you can get all sorts of places. Main roads like the Canol(s), side...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-17-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,252
Posted By aquadog
Pelican Case

Re: using a Pelican or similar case instead of a bear cannister, different animals (sorry!). The bear cannisters are a) smooth, no place for claws to grip, b) recessed, screwturn, or? operation that...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-21-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By aquadog
In the north we have pretty intense versions, as...

In the north we have pretty intense versions, as the rain doesn't get absorbed in the permafrost/rocky soil, so most runs off. I've also seen rivers come up a couple feet overnight from rain 150 km...
Forum: Canada 11-19-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,610
Posted By aquadog
Two business methods, perhaps based on...

Two business methods, perhaps based on personality, and often succeeding (or not) based on the customer personality. Never dealt with DSP, but on-line I note that AVC has what seems like a broader...
Forum: Canada 11-17-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,610
Posted By aquadog
As a mail order customer of AVC, I've had no...

As a mail order customer of AVC, I've had no issues and prompt delivery. I appreciate supporting a company because of activities like rally organization and fund raising, but those are primarily...
Forum: Canada 11-10-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By aquadog
C'mon, internal combustion is evil and you're all...

C'mon, internal combustion is evil and you're all bad people for not, somehow, riding Skytrain. Left in 1987, before the big change, don't miss it. Now if only those pesky moose would jog instead...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 180,844
Posted By aquadog
Which I don't understand, as I love mine too. ...

Which I don't understand, as I love mine too. Kawasaki stated upon introduction that they weren't going to build a motorcycle for a market that was largely illusionary - i.e. riding your GS around...
Forum: Canada 10-01-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 57,842
Posted By aquadog
News Flash

For those who may want to do the trail in 2014, check the ferry availability at Ross River come spring. The old suspension foot bridge upstream of the ferry was condemned in 2012, now they've...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-01-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,252
Posted By aquadog
What group are often the subject of bear attacks,...

What group are often the subject of bear attacks, and get mauled? Hunters. What do hunters have? Guns. It's where and when you are, and what you're doing (hanging out with meat) that may affect...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-11-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,252
Posted By aquadog
Well, at least you picked a pistol that might do...

Well, at least you picked a pistol that might do some good. I find it surprising how many people make the assumption that a 9mm or .45 will be effective - that's the "magic talisman" effect...
Forum: Canada 08-07-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,072
Posted By aquadog
That goes double for the north west, where we're...

That goes double for the north west, where we're about to enter parka season anyway....
Forum: Trip Planning 08-07-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,252
Posted By aquadog
More blunt than I was, but absolutely right from...

More blunt than I was, but absolutely right from my point of view. Nice job! Want to trade? And yes, we went from a late, cold spring to worrying about forest fires. Nice summer this year.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-06-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,252
Posted By aquadog
I pretty much agree with the above, with one...

I pretty much agree with the above, with one addition.

Just to clarify, there are about 15 residents in Keno, and that's not a good representation of the Yukon population or what can work overall....
Forum: Canada 07-23-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 57,842
Posted By aquadog
Don't really know, but I'm guessing a very long...

Don't really know, but I'm guessing a very long day. The fellow from Old Squaw has been in, but he also has a Unimog...although I think he mostly drives a pick up to the lodge, the mog stays there. ...
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