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Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By Graftyman
I found that it was all about the mirrors. I...

I found that it was all about the mirrors.

I did the madstad bracket and a different screen but the buffetting felt side to side. I added mirror extenders and the head wrapping stopped..

Some...
Forum: Alaska 03-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,920
Posted By Graftyman
Didn't the Prudhoe Bay Hotel offer Tours also?

Didn't the Prudhoe Bay Hotel offer Tours also?
Forum: Americas 03-27-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By Graftyman
I did it on Heidenau K60's, but there were times...

I did it on Heidenau K60's, but there were times I wished I had TKC's. June 2010 when I was there supposedly had good road conditions. I didn't find it too bad, the worst sections were the...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,332
Posted By Graftyman
A Gateway to what? All mine has been a gateway...

A Gateway to what? All mine has been a gateway for is letting me explore the continent. Bigger isn't better and better isn't always better. I shudder at the thought of a big GS. Just not for me. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,236
Posted By Graftyman
Who buys an Adventure bike because of how much HP...

Who buys an Adventure bike because of how much HP it has or how fast it goes? If you want a swiss army bike you need to find something that is good at most things, just not Great at everything. I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,553
Posted By Graftyman
Don't encourage him ....:wink: Pete looks...

Don't encourage him ....:wink:

Pete looks like another good trip.

Steve in N. Grafton
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,694
Posted By Graftyman
I don't like to deal with coffee presses and...

I don't like to deal with coffee presses and wanted the same drip coffee I have at home, So I take a ziploc baggy filled with my favorite ground coffee and another with some sugar and another with...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,521
Posted By Graftyman
I use a Byer TriLite Cot: ...

I use a Byer TriLite Cot:
http://www.byerofmaine.com/products/camp-furniture/trilite-cot.html

I then put an small packing sleeping pad on top of it. The combination of cot and sleeping pad (big...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-03-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 50,623
Posted By Graftyman
June 2001.. Sabmag gathering. Great place, sad...

June 2001.. Sabmag gathering. Great place, sad day.
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,023
Posted By Graftyman
Love the Jack-Leg Kludge Pete... love it. ...

Love the Jack-Leg Kludge Pete... love it.

SiNGMa
Forum: Americas 11-07-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,684
Posted By Graftyman
42 days, depending on how long you ride each day...

42 days, depending on how long you ride each day and the weather you should have more then enough time. This past June I rode the following roads,

Started in Seattle to Sea to Sky Hwy, Cassier...
Forum: Americas 10-20-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 28,459
Posted By Graftyman
Yes, you want more. It was in HV-GB last year...

Yes, you want more. It was in HV-GB last year that I decided to go to Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay. Now that I've done that I'm thinking of getting to the section between HV-GB and Cartwright which I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,664
Posted By Graftyman
Not to mention a good amount of the Sabmag...

Not to mention a good amount of the Sabmag guys/gals are also here :)

I had talked to Ziggy (Dave) before the event about buying the bearings before hand to leave Maine with a running bike. He...
Forum: Alaska 07-07-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By Graftyman
Well as someone that had dreamed of riding the...

Well as someone that had dreamed of riding the road since it opened and did it this June I can tell you it is a big deal. No it's not the most challenging road in the world, but it does change every...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 333,215
Posted By Graftyman
150's probably won't be available before July. ...

150's probably won't be available before July.

For 140's I would start here:

http://www.moto-amore.com/heidenau/new/dealersnew.html

You can also call John per their contact page directly.
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 333,215
Posted By Graftyman
I ran a set of K60's on my WeeStrom with the 140...

I ran a set of K60's on my WeeStrom with the 140 rear heavily loaded up with a full givi and happy Trail Denali bags all over the North. Cambell highway, Top of the World Highway, Denali Highway and...
Forum: Americas 06-27-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 28,459
Posted By Graftyman
Great pictures, makes me want to go back and ride...

Great pictures, makes me want to go back and ride Phase 3 (did 1 and 2 last september).

If I didn't just ride the Campbell, Top of the World, Denali and Dalton Highways and then high tail it back...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By Graftyman
Good to hear you guys got on the road. I...

Good to hear you guys got on the road.

I was the guy you asked if I had a spare BMW fuel pump at the Super 8 as I was getting on my WeeStrom. I thought you had the pump coming that day or I...
Forum: Alaska 06-19-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,926
Posted By Graftyman
On their way to your email. For those...

On their way to your email.

For those looking at this post in the future, have not a question in your mind to do tires, maint, break fix stuff with Dan and Shawn(AKTRACKS). I haven't let a shop...
Forum: Alaska 06-19-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,926
Posted By Graftyman
Got back into Fairbanks this evening. I think the...

Got back into Fairbanks this evening. I think the road was in great condition. There were some nasty construction zones but those changed how nasty they were every hour. On my way back I watched the...
Forum: Alaska 06-12-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,926
Posted By Graftyman
I ran into GSTouring at Bell 2 on the Cassier...

I ran into GSTouring at Bell 2 on the Cassier today, He said he group got turned around at the Brooks range due to ice.

Probably gone by now.

Ran into 5Dinks in Hyder last night. I passed a...
Forum: Alaska 06-10-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By Graftyman
Call Federal Transport (www.funtransport.com) ...

Call Federal Transport (www.funtransport.com) They did a great job at shipping my bike. I don't think they need that much notice to pick up.
Forum: Alaska 06-01-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By Graftyman
As someone who is traveling to AK and on a budget...

As someone who is traveling to AK and on a budget let me give you my perspective.

I'm a lowlander, city boy from the East Coast. I'm going to a place that I would consider remote. Even the...
Forum: Alaska 06-01-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Graftyman
Wild Fires -- Road Closures

Being that I'm heading out in a week I've been reading some of the local news reports. As this week has progressed so seems the fires are getting worse.

Today's report shows the Elliot Highway is...
Forum: Alaska 05-28-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,718
Posted By Graftyman
Boy I hope someone told you guys not to eat at...

Boy I hope someone told you guys not to eat at the lodge at Old Faithful. (where you are when I'm posting according to SPOT).

If you did, you will be introduced to the pit toilets up around the NE...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9,240
Views: 3,617,775
Posted By Graftyman
Those are Heidenau K60's. They have 15 miles on...

Those are Heidenau K60's. They have 15 miles on them. I'm shipping the bike to Seattle to save me a few days on the road that I would rather spend in AK. The tires were put on the night before the...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,240
Views: 3,617,775
Posted By Graftyman
It's finally done

Well, after months of working on the thing I'm finally done and ready for AK.

Here are some pictures of my efforts:


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4637277290_3bb9c2bd26.jpg...
Forum: Alaska 05-18-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Graftyman
Anyone own, run or work at a Flightseeing place around Denali

I'm hoping to drop down to Talkeetna on my trip to do a flightseeing tour with a landing on the glacier. I know from searching and reading that most of the places in Talkeetna are on the same block...
Forum: Alaska 05-18-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By Graftyman
There seems to be a very large contingent of...

There seems to be a very large contingent of people that will be up there around that time. Including the Aerostich tour. Myself included.

If you see a Yellow DL650 milling about with an ADV...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,093
Posted By Graftyman
Primus 1.5L bottles and Touratech bottle holders

Anyone know or have any experience if the toura-tech fuel bottles will hold a Primus 1.5 L bottle.

I've searched and searched and have not come up with anything. I have the water bottle holders...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,398
Posted By Graftyman
Be very careful, One addition leads to another...

Be very careful, One addition leads to another addition next thing you know you have a very capable adventure bike that everyone thinks is a BMW :)

This is what I did, not in order of importance....
Forum: Alaska 04-12-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By Graftyman
I'm going up on a DL650. Although I've never...

I'm going up on a DL650. Although I've never been on the Dalton, I have done the Translab which from what I'm told seems to be similar. I'll let you know my opinion when I get back. The Wee did...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 381,703
Posted By Graftyman
I've been sitting here twitching. I would have...

I've been sitting here twitching. I would have been there already but I had something happen at work and have to go to whittensville first.

At least I don't have to go there now.
Forum: Alaska 03-30-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,926
Posted By Graftyman
I'm just hoping all of you going up there (myself...

I'm just hoping all of you going up there (myself included) will have an ADV sticker on your bikes. That way we can all laugh about all the questions we've pestered the locals for. :)

Although I...
Forum: Alaska 03-24-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,926
Posted By Graftyman
FYI the 2010 Milepost edition is now available. ...

FYI the 2010 Milepost edition is now available.

I'm still coming. Should be hitting the road from Seattle on 6/10
Forum: Alaska 03-01-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,926
Posted By Graftyman
Where is the can swap location? :D I'll need to...

Where is the can swap location? :D I'll need to know where to drop mine off for others.
Forum: Americas 02-02-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,141
Posted By Graftyman
As much as you all stay stay away from Boston, if...

As much as you all stay stay away from Boston, if you are into Revolutionary war history it is a great place. As long as you limit your riding in and around the city you should be fine. Museum of...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 333,215
Posted By Graftyman
Had already made arrangements for tires in...

Had already made arrangements for tires in Fairbanks at a local shop there. There should have been a set of K60's waiting for me there. That should have been plenty for the entire trip. I would have...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 333,215
Posted By Graftyman
Which is what really sucks as I was all set to ...

Which is what really sucks as I was all set to use these for an Alaska Trip. I was going to purchase a few sets in the next few weeks. So, basically I'll either wind up being a guinea pig with the...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,007
Posted By Graftyman
I'll be leaving from the Seattle Area on June...

I'll be leaving from the Seattle Area on June 10th. Heading north up the Cassier, stopping in Hyder then up through Chicken then across the Denali Highway. I think I'm going to take a day off around...
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