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Forum: Alaska 06-29-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Solarmoose
Tom, that's my recollection too. That was a...

Tom, that's my recollection too. That was a favorite camping spot for my dad and the family in the late 50's thru 60's. I have good memories fishing in the creeks, climbing tailing slides and skiing...
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,176
Posted By Solarmoose
Many Alaskans Go South In The Summer

It appears that several Fairbanksans are going to MOA Billings: Bob C, Bob K, Wild Bill, Lee H, Dick R, Cee and myself. Not sure how many of them are stopping by the MT Outpost; not all. Richard M...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Solarmoose
NU, impressive. and inspiring. You guys made good...

NU, impressive. and inspiring. You guys made good time despite the road construction delays south of Healy. That section added two hours to my Fairbanks to Anchorage run last weekend to the Vintage...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Solarmoose
Good points and you need to be comfortable riding...

Good points and you need to be comfortable riding an "iffy" tire. Just saying I've done it before (more than once, I learn slowly) to get home. I was trying to eek the last mile out of a tire and...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Solarmoose
I'm with nuttynu, ride it home. I've ridden...

I'm with nuttynu, ride it home. I've ridden several tires into the cords. Be easy on it, speeds down, check air pressure often. Keep at normal pressure, low air pressure means heat and stress. At the...
Forum: Alaska 06-19-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By Solarmoose
news?

so what was the problem diagnosis? cured?
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By Solarmoose
I would not recommend the kawi dealer in...

I would not recommend the kawi dealer in Fairbanks but I do
recommend Dan at advcycleworks.com if you're looking to
hire the work.
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Solarmoose
Thats a sad picture. Glad you survived this...

Thats a sad picture. Glad you survived this disaster Steve. A lot of us live
in or very near forests of "gasoline on a stick" type trees and given the dry
conditions everywhere we are not out of...
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Solarmoose
sockeye fire

It appears that Fast Idle's home is in the path of the "sockeye" forest fire,
and it may have already reached his place in Willow. I hope some of the
southern ADVer's helped rescue Fast Idles'...
Forum: Alaska 06-13-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By Solarmoose
Sorry, can't help since we are out of town but...

Sorry, can't help since we are out of town but will be back late Sunday nite. I'll check in Monday morning and see if there anything I can do to help. david
Forum: Alaska 06-12-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Solarmoose
The Parks hiway has a LOT of construction, rough...

The Parks hiway has a LOT of construction, rough rock and gravel, mud and
much waiting for pilot cars. It took us two additional hours to drive from Fai
to Palmer. Feel sorry for the shiny bikes...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-10-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,265
Posted By Solarmoose
Maint

You're welcome to do any maintenance in my shop whilst in Fairbanks.
Guzzies are known here. I have a '68 V700 and wife rides an '09 Norge.
BTW, Dan at Adventure Cycle Works is a good guy. PM if...
Forum: Alaska 06-10-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Solarmoose
Yes, we'll both be there. We'll watch for you....

Yes, we'll both be there. We'll watch for you. They're predicting sunny day.
Forum: Alaska 06-10-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Solarmoose
Have a good time Mark, we'll be in Palmer for the...

Have a good time Mark, we'll be in Palmer for the Vintage show.
Forum: Alaska 06-07-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By Solarmoose
I'm looking forward to seeing the bikes at the...

I'm looking forward to seeing the bikes at the Palmer Vintage Show!

I'll bring some too. A 1968 Guzzi (restore in progress) and an unrestored
survivor, 1977 Kawasaki KZ1000A in its original form...
Forum: Alaska 06-07-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Solarmoose
Good mix Nutty! Big Sky Alaska and clear roads.

Good mix Nutty!
Big Sky Alaska and clear roads.
Forum: Alaska 05-31-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Solarmoose
Yes, there's car wash on University Ave next door...

Yes, there's car wash on University Ave next door to Sam's Sourdough Cafe (a good place to eat), its just south of the intersection of University Ave and College Rd. Very close to UAF if you're...
Forum: Alaska 05-24-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,601
Posted By Solarmoose
even better

even better
Forum: Alaska 05-20-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By Solarmoose
If my math is correct then $1.12/L CAD =...

If my math is correct then $1.12/L CAD = $3.47/gal U.S.
Forum: Alaska 05-14-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 878
Posted By Solarmoose
on the road again

I ran into jfishburn at the Silver Gulch tonight. They had a good ride up to Coldfoot today. Glad it all worked out.
David
Forum: Alaska 05-12-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Solarmoose
Haven't heard of a free shop in Fairbanks. Dan...

Haven't heard of a free shop in Fairbanks.
Dan at Adventure Cycleworks (http://www.advcycleworks.com/) is a good guy.
Some of us (including myself) have personal shops and have been known to help...
Forum: Alaska 05-12-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By Solarmoose
ad verbiage is not very enticing

ad verbiage is not very enticing
Forum: Alaska 05-07-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,903
Posted By Solarmoose
hey hey hey, Kevin's time in Fairbanks had...

hey hey hey, Kevin's time in Fairbanks had nothing to do with his mentals, I'm sure he arrived here with all his uh, whatevers, and left with them in the uh, same condition. Might have been that time...
Forum: Alaska 05-01-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Solarmoose
Very cool vid. You demonstrate power (lots)...

Very cool vid.

You demonstrate power (lots) to weight is good.

More power to you,
dR
Forum: Alaska 05-01-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By Solarmoose
The ride going south from Anchorage to the Kenai...

The ride going south from Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula is spectacular but I recommend you avoid being on those roads on a weekend day. Both Seward and Homer are nice destination rides.

The...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-27-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 79,455
Posted By Solarmoose
Visit GuateRider if you have time, they are great...

Visit GuateRider if you have time, they are great people that my wife and I hosted when they were in Alaska.
Forum: Alaska 04-22-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 60,877
Posted By Solarmoose
K, no romantic two-up ride for the 40th? :lol3

K, no romantic two-up ride for the 40th? :lol3
Forum: Alaska 04-15-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By Solarmoose
Might have to show up for this and maybe bring...

Might have to show up for this and maybe bring something old (besides myself.)
Forum: Alaska 04-06-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,505
Posted By Solarmoose
Of course you should carry some cash just as you...

Of course you should carry some cash just as you do anywhere. There are always places where cash is necessary, as in the example you noted, or more convenient. Easy to find an ATM after you cross the...
Forum: Alaska 03-12-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By Solarmoose
make a crate

I shipped a bike to Seattle and back in Sept. '91. Made the crate myself. Make sure to cut slots underneath in wide enough for fork lift to pick it up. Look at a pallet for those dimensions. Then...
Forum: Alaska 03-03-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,258
Posted By Solarmoose
Fairbanks has had snow, though not much, all...

Fairbanks has had snow, though not much, all winter. Got another four inches
last Saturday along with high winds. Then two days of sun and tonight its
snowing again though doubt we'll see much...
Forum: Alaska 03-02-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,258
Posted By Solarmoose
Nice vid Nu. Good to see you enjoying the road....

Nice vid Nu. Good to see you enjoying the road. It'll be a while yet here.
Forum: Alaska 02-17-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,176
Posted By Solarmoose
Kevin, When should we plan to arrive your...

Kevin,
When should we plan to arrive your outpost?
Got an idea on when we "convoy" to Billings?

I think Cee and I will be tenting at the MOA. Towing the RV trailer does not appeal.
We might...
Forum: Alaska 02-02-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,687
Posted By Solarmoose
Interesting to hear the recommendations and as a...

Interesting to hear the recommendations and as a resident of Fairbanks I agree based on what I've observed and heard from friends who have stayed in most of those places. I usually recommend Sophie...
Forum: Alaska 01-28-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Solarmoose
Come back.

Come back.
Forum: Alaska 01-20-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,184
Posted By Solarmoose
I think he asked: "What are you paying for...

I think he asked:

"What are you paying for gas these days up in the Last Frontier?"

....
Forum: Alaska 01-19-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,184
Posted By Solarmoose
2.85/gal for 92 octane this week in Fairbanks

2.85/gal for 92 octane this week in Fairbanks
Forum: Alaska 01-17-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By Solarmoose
I rode the organized Tok to Dawson ride Mar 7-10,...

I rode the organized Tok to Dawson ride Mar 7-10, 2013 with Cubdriver. Its
well run and the road was groomed. Most of the 180+ miles you can ride as
fast as you want. They open the lodge at Chicken...
Forum: Alaska 01-14-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,767
Posted By Solarmoose
Thanks for putting this on tonight! Was great...

Thanks for putting this on tonight! Was great seeing everyone.
Forum: Alaska 01-12-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,433
Posted By Solarmoose
Yes. Lee sold the 900 (mistake) and got a KZ1000...

Yes. Lee sold the 900 (mistake) and got a KZ1000 a few years later (which I have now.) But he never really got into bikes. He borrowed my Suzi GS1150 once and promptly got a speeding ticket; then...
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