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Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,484
Posted By Arkrube
Cool2 K1600 GTL ride...

I rode the one demo model the dealer had, last week.

My complaints:

- mirrors are so small...hey, you got alot hardware attached to the rear portion of this long machine.

-forward...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-05-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 29,292
Posted By Arkrube
Talking Yellowstone

Icebox, very nice photos; thanks for sharing. Interesting place, but as a motorcyclist you can find yourself overwhelmed by the bison herds crossing the road; yet, the tourists in cars and RVs will...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 175,259
Posted By Arkrube
Laugh Nice...

Hey Texan

I was there in July 2010 and loved every minute of it; didn't do the Haul Road...I regret that part.
Cracks me up that you, too, found Fast Eddy's in Tok to be delightful; first...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,238
Posted By Arkrube
Cool2 The Professional

You are a man by which all others shall be judged by...

You should look into making those jigs to sell, DIY video and/or do all the work on final drives in your area...you do have skills!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,187
Posted By Arkrube
Wtf..?

At least a prostitute provides a service to society...what service(s) were provided in issuing a citation to this elderly lady...any lessons learned...was there a teachable moment? It's all about...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,971
Posted By Arkrube
No regrets

Harris1200 nailed it...these dudes were overgrossed and then, rode wheelies slamming the bike down and bottomed-out on occasions.
29 months and 30K miles later...I keep having to replace my tires;...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By Arkrube
Do it!

I traveled to AK last July on my GSA with plenty of daylight...up on the AMHS ferry from Bellingham, WA to Haines, AK (saved me roughly 3 days)... many other motorcyclists on there; great way to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,351
Posted By Arkrube
5,800 miles on a front and rear Shinko 705...no...

5,800 miles on a front and rear Shinko 705...no problems and impressed how well they hold pressure; rear is at 50% of tread depth and the front has a loss of 1/32nd of an inch.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-15-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,038
Posted By Arkrube
Cool2 Tents and travels

For me it's ask the locals at the "mom-and-pop" restaurant/cafe before the sun gets low.
Riding alone and conversing with the local populace is just good business and a wealth of info...and no,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 55,547
Posted By Arkrube
Bluhduh You wanted change..?

It's West Coast socialism....retroactive/post de facto laws on the behalf of the environment....get ready for more is surely to come.

Nice of KTM to "push you under the bus" in supplying WA...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 140,277
Posted By Arkrube
Cool2 Shinko 705/Happy at 5K

Over 5K miles on the Shinko 705s which have been mostly commuter miles in the rain; no complaints at the moment...I have rarely had to service these tires versus my prior Michelins and Bridgestones...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,921
Posted By Arkrube
Adopt me!

One of the best accounts of adventure and memory-making I can recall reading here! Great photos, too.
I saw Beartooth Pass, but no Glacier NP?...Kootenay and Banff are worth the drive; expect 30...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Arkrube
BMW Tank Bags...

So, have I overlooked a smaller tank bag (BMW) for the GSA that is comparable to the R1200GS's 5-liter bag or is one limited to the bag that is 10-12" tall when positioned on the tank?
Forum: Americas 11-29-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Arkrube
NPs

In July '09 I did Kootnay NP, Banff, Glacier, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Little Bighorn and the Lolo Pass in SW MT; the first four are just ones that you wish to re-visit as soon as you...
Forum: Alaska 10-08-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 21,301
Posted By Arkrube
Laugh Ak 2010

I am planning a trip for August 2010, solo, departing from NW Oregon intend on taking the ferry from Bellingham, Washington, to Skagway; camping on the deck for three days (approx. 1800 miles up the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By Arkrube
Wink No joke...

Hey Lime, checkout : "Speedometer repair and a melted instrument housing".

Looks like we have the same problem and as I point out in the aforementioned chat session one can have internal...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By Arkrube
Cool2 You should've spoken earlier...

I have taken this bike on a couple trips...one 3500 miles and the other about 850 miles; plus, I commute 94 round-trip 14 days per month on it...rain or shine sans ice.

Totally shocked about...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By Arkrube
Eh? Melted instrument cluster...it's real!

I picked up my new '09 Adventure on October 31st and at the 600 mile oil change in mid-November the BMW technician pointed out that my instrument cluster was melted in several locations to include...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 2,029,077
Posted By Arkrube
Bluhduh Brother-Sister offspring..?

"If you got it on your license why take another stupid safety course?"... this was thrown upon me by some 'tard while I awaited to board a flight and was "caught" looking at schedule/brochure for a...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,315
Posted By Arkrube
Hot WX Gear

First thanks for the responses to my question...and I am not attempting to "steal" anyone's post(s)...definitely a great subject to discuss among brethren.
I have a trip planned for July through...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,315
Posted By Arkrube
ATGATT and Hot Weather...

I agree with the concept of safety and the wearing of safety gear and practice it, but what is a general consensus on what is the minimum gear to wear in hot weather?...and no, I don't mean shorts,...
Forum: Face plant 05-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,276
Posted By Arkrube
Laugh It's all good...

You walked away...and the bike parts and pieces put back in place. Thanks for the reminder about loose gravel...the residuals of snow removal and plenty of rain found at every curve and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,697
Posted By Arkrube
Cool2 Burly Vermont!

Your summers are short, but sweet and the winters are... well, I spent my time in Plattsburgh "wrenching" on those F-111's (Aardvarks) for three winters once in a lifetime.

Use to ride my...
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