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Forum: Alaska 05-17-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By AKTREADs
Tabasco Sauce will work as good as bear spray,...

Tabasco Sauce will work as good as bear spray, since a bear does not have to be down wind from you to sent you like a dog or cat.
Sprinkle the Tabasco sauce over yourself like perfume/cologne.
...
Forum: Alaska 05-15-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By AKTREADs
6pt vs 12pt sockets- Look at the rear axle...

6pt vs 12pt sockets-
Look at the rear axle nut(s) on a Ducati & you will soon realize why they require the correct tool for the task.

The 12pt. 55mm "Piloted" socket works as designed.
Forum: Alaska 05-13-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By AKTREADs
Solarmoose & NzRalphy are correct. Space &...

Solarmoose & NzRalphy are correct.

Space & critiquing available Free of charge!

NO HARLEY'S ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES.
(park the boat anchors on the road)

Preferably NO Honda's.
Forum: Alaska 05-13-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By AKTREADs
Piece of cake w/ the correct tools for the task...

Piece of cake w/ the correct tools for the task at hand.
New Pirelli's carried in for the front & rear.

They are on the road again!
Forum: Alaska 05-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By AKTREADs
In contact w/ OP. The silencers have to be...

In contact w/ OP.
The silencers have to be removed prior to removing the rear wheel on a Ducati Multistrada.

Full Power-
(delete your BS before someone makes the attempt)
There is not a pipe...
Forum: Alaska 04-22-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By AKTREADs
HayDee- I short coarse threaded metric bolt of...

HayDee-
I short coarse threaded metric bolt of the same diameter & thread pitch w/ aluminum washer would do the trick.

(I don't have a DR oil fill plug with-in reach to give you the diameter &...
Forum: Alaska 04-22-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,095
Posted By AKTREADs
XXMe, A front tire ,even a Conti TKC80 lasts...

XXMe,
A front tire ,even a Conti TKC80 lasts quite a bit longer than a rear tire,especially when steering w/ the rear wheel,,,,as one should,,,,in the dirt,,,, of course!

note;
A clutch -who...
Forum: Alaska 04-21-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,249
Posted By AKTREADs
A 140/80-17" tire is NOT going to fit in your KLR...

A 140/80-17" tire is NOT going to fit in your KLR swingarm unless you grind/plasma cut the top & bottom gusset plates out strengthening the fwd pivot point & then add links to the chain to allow the...
Forum: Alaska 04-21-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By AKTREADs
Kodachrome- Simple solution w/ less expensive...

Kodachrome-
Simple solution w/ less expensive shipping rates-

Move to the lower 48 !!
Forum: Alaska 03-18-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By AKTREADs
I've installed numerous Safety Seal plugs @ -35...

I've installed numerous Safety Seal plugs @ -35 degF & colder w/ minimal preheat,mainly to keep hands/fingers working efficiently.
Forum: Alaska 03-16-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By AKTREADs
Safety Seal

For those looking for the ultimate "worm" to plug a tubeless tire-

Safety Seal
North Shore Labs in Peabody,MA.
www.safetyseal.com

The only patented self vulcanizing tire plug.
No goop/butyl...
Forum: Alaska 03-16-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 40,113
Posted By AKTREADs
WHAT ! Black Silicone RTV ? Next time...

WHAT !
Black Silicone RTV ?

Next time clean the rim's bead seats with a wire brush(manually).
Wipe off rim w/ shop rag.
Lube rim flanges & bead seats.
Lube tire beads & inside flanges....
Forum: Alaska 03-03-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,114
Posted By AKTREADs
As previously mentioned- Don't forget about...

As previously mentioned-

Don't forget about the 2 individuals that originally got Heidenau's into N.America thru the sole N.A. Importer.

And we have KTM consumables & MotorEx also....
Forum: Alaska 11-19-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,523
Posted By AKTREADs
One FACT is clear- You can not & will not...

One FACT is clear-

You can not & will not please everyone....all the time!!!!
Forum: Alaska 07-27-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By AKTREADs
Save yourself some grief- Install All Balls...

Save yourself some grief-

Install All Balls Fork Seals #28-129
&
All Balls Front (#25-1195) & Rear(25-1056)Double sealed Wheel Bearings.
Forum: Alaska 06-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By AKTREADs
H2O pump drive gear was replaced during...

H2O pump drive gear was replaced during pump/impeller/seal rebuild?

Drive gear pin is installed?

Over Temperatures are actual or indicated?
Forum: Alaska 05-24-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By AKTREADs
R1200 (#541 filter) & first yr production...

R1200 (#541 filter) & first yr production F650/F800 (#357 filter) use a 76mm-12 filter wrench.
R1200GSW (#779 filter) & R1100/1150 (#845 filter)& present F650/F800 (#357 filter) use a 76mm-14...
Forum: Alaska 05-23-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By AKTREADs
op- seriously!

op-
seriously!
Forum: Alaska 05-06-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,822
Posted By AKTREADs
gregp, Which tire(s) are you looking for & to...

gregp,
Which tire(s) are you looking for & to fit which bike?

No HD's
No Exceptions
Forum: Alaska 04-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,327
Posted By AKTREADs
Check Federal DOT regulations prior to getting...

Check Federal DOT regulations prior to getting too carried away.

Lights & Reflectors to outline - Length Width & Height.

Headlights-White
Sides-Orange/Amber
Rear-Red

White reflector tape...
Forum: Alaska 04-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,642
Posted By AKTREADs
Pint, You could relocate to the lower 48 states...

Pint,
You could relocate to the lower 48 states for better deals.
or
Purchase from conus & ship or ride back up to AK.
Forum: Alaska 04-06-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,710
Posted By AKTREADs
Bears unlike dogs(coyotes/wolves)&...

Bears unlike dogs(coyotes/wolves)& cats(cougars/lynx)will not & do not have to come from down wind to sent you.

Dogs or Cats, either wild or domestic,are dumber that a box of hammers compared to...
Forum: Alaska 04-02-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By AKTREADs
The moral of the story is that you get what you...

The moral of the story is that you get what you pay for.

With 2 contact patches on the road-choose wisely!

Good to hear that you didn't have a get-off.
Forum: Alaska 02-28-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,716
Posted By AKTREADs
A grizzly hackled MOSQUITO dry fly works wonders...

A grizzly hackled MOSQUITO dry fly works wonders for grayling.
Jim River 3 has some 18"-20" grayling(upstream).

A spinning reel attached to the fly rod w/ 6Lb test to cast a #11/#13 silver/black...
Forum: Alaska 02-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,716
Posted By AKTREADs
think ARCTIC CHAR & LAKE TROUT on the North...

think

ARCTIC CHAR & LAKE TROUT on the North Slope.

Beats the hell out of combat fishing the Kenai any day of the week.
Forum: Alaska 02-25-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By AKTREADs
Bob, Just a thought- Meeting at one of the...

Bob,
Just a thought-
Meeting at one of the "Hi Test"/Espresso shops in town may render a better "Air Head" turn-out.

No possible DWI politics !! either.
Forum: Alaska 02-07-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 40,113
Posted By AKTREADs
AK650- Comparing the Heidenau K60 50/50 tire to...

AK650-
Comparing the Heidenau K60 50/50 tire to the Metzeler Karoo 10/90 tire is equivalent to comparing apples to oranges.
Any of the 10/90 tires will warrant you approximately 3-4000mi & then you...
Forum: Alaska 02-05-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By AKTREADs
Depending on year of manufacture & mileage on...

Depending on year of manufacture & mileage on bike-

Double the weight of fork oil in the front legs & add 1" to the level w/ new seals/wipers.
Check static length of springs during...
Forum: Alaska 02-02-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 40,113
Posted By AKTREADs
jfman, You are aware,the new Heidenau K60 to...

jfman,
You are aware,the new Heidenau K60 to the RH side in above picture is the old block version of the 140/80-17" rear tire.

The latest production Heidenau K60 Scout has the full center...
Forum: Alaska 01-28-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By AKTREADs
Mother Nature will clear the road .... in time - ...

Mother Nature will clear the road .... in time -
Horsetail Falls & Bridal Veil Falls may change from the last time you witnessed them.

Currently the only access to Valdez is by boat or air!
Forum: Alaska 01-14-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By AKTREADs
smitty141- the pic of the GSA is actually clean...

smitty141-
the pic of the GSA is actually clean compared to most that run the 950+ mile round trip from Fbks to Deadhorse.
Continuous rain will completely cover cyl/jugs.
redish mud from above the...
Forum: Alaska 08-23-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By AKTREADs
$30.00 a wheel here @ADVCycleWorks in Fbks. or ...

$30.00 a wheel here @ADVCycleWorks in Fbks.
or
An hour lift ride if we pull/re-install wheels for $70.00hr.
Forum: Alaska 05-21-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By AKTREADs
Purchase a length of AeroQuip double braided...

Purchase a length of AeroQuip double braided teflon & associated fittings to manufacture your own.
Works for aircraft.
Forum: Alaska 05-16-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By AKTREADs
Alcan Rider, A problem w/ banjo fitting copper...

Alcan Rider,
A problem w/ banjo fitting copper washers??

Lightly Draw File/sand the burr off & re-use.
or
Install 1/16" thick aluminum aircraft washers.

Works on AeroQuip braided stainless...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By AKTREADs
After installing LED Turn Signals- Disconnect...

After installing LED Turn Signals-
Disconnect the battery for a couple minutes.
Reconnect battery.
Lamp Warning will go out.
Forum: Alaska 05-05-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By AKTREADs
Tire Rack dot com Delivered to your door in...

Tire Rack dot com

Delivered to your door in a couple days-DONE.
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 22,783
Posted By AKTREADs
Have a set of Heidenau K60's mounted & don't look...

Have a set of Heidenau K60's mounted & don't look back as the H K60's will take you 2X the distance compared to TKC 80's!
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,072
Posted By AKTREADs
Are You! Ever been there? Didn't think...

Are You!

Ever been there?

Didn't think so.
Forum: Alaska 04-04-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 40,113
Posted By AKTREADs
sewerman, Clean the bead seat area of your rims...

sewerman,
Clean the bead seat area of your rims - clean enough to eat off of.
Hand wire brush any rubber etc from the rim.
Wipe Clean.
Lube w/ tire mount soap(Murphy's is my recommendation)
...
Forum: Alaska 03-30-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By AKTREADs
Jacob Timm contact info

Jacob Timm to the white courtesy 'phone.
or
If you know of an individual named Jacob Timm.

Have him contact us.

nine zero seven
four,five,seven-four,two,five,nine.

Thanks
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