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Forum: Australia 07-08-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,513
Posted By kkodet
Thats where it can get sketchy with these bikes...

Thats where it can get sketchy with these bikes IMO. On the street and rocky trails or hard packed I love mine. Rode it all over Alaska last summer. But as for mud, sand, sloppy stuff it can be a bit...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,513
Posted By kkodet
There is some good info here. As for the stock...

There is some good info here. As for the stock seat, IMO it's hopeless. I was going to get a corbin, but found a smokin deal on a Russel Day Long on ebay. It is quite ugly, but sure is comfy. Prob is...
Forum: Americas 07-03-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,858
Posted By kkodet
Hey guys, sorry to say, out of business due to...

Hey guys, sorry to say, out of business due to divorce. Didn't mean to keep yall hanging!

Ride safe!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-07-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,378
Posted By kkodet
I've only had minor injuries, knock on wood, due...

I've only had minor injuries, knock on wood, due to my own stupidity, mostly burns on my leg from riding in shorts and sandals.

However my brother, (who was a very inexperienced rider at the time...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,858
Posted By kkodet
I'm up for pretty much anything. All my business...

I'm up for pretty much anything. All my business is "customized" to the customer's needs, so please stay in touch.

And Scooter, thank you for the compliment. I assume you are the Scooter from...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Sorry for the big gaps between posts. We were on...

Sorry for the big gaps between posts. We were on an awesome trip and took lots of pics but had no service.

Starting where I left off, Brian checked out a copy of the Thumbprint News from Michigan...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
On the 14th I spent my last day with the family...

On the 14th I spent my last day with the family for a month relaxing with them. I took the kids for a canoe ride down the river in front of our house. The weather was perfect.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 45,617
Posted By kkodet
Some of my fondest memories of my Grandfather...

Some of my fondest memories of my Grandfather were up there. His soul seemed to be etched into the swamps, hills, and backroads of the upper. We lost him two years ago, but every time I walk down the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,308
Posted By kkodet
I have been there twice with my Sicilian friend....

I have been there twice with my Sicilian friend. He says that he's never had better outside his Grandmother's kitchen.

I've never been to Italy, but I've never had better than Pasta Jays, even in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,308
Posted By kkodet
Eat at Pasta Jays! Best Italian anywhere. ...

Eat at Pasta Jays! Best Italian anywhere.

Check out Arches National Park for sure.
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
The trip still isn't over, as for the Lactaid...

The trip still isn't over, as for the Lactaid I've tried it every which way with only minimal sucess, I haven't gotten "officially" checked yet, but I'm leaning towards the belief it is a dairy...
Forum: Americas 08-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,858
Posted By kkodet
I may do a 2013 run, but there will be some...

I may do a 2013 run, but there will be some logistical changes. Pricing will probably be higher as well. I only offered "cut-rate" pricing on this trip to fill up the trailer so I could take the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Adjusting to the time difference for myself and...

Adjusting to the time difference for myself and the kids has been more difficult than expected. I'm not trying to push it, knowing I just have to go back to Alaska time in less than two weeks.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Brian dropped us off at the airport for our...

Brian dropped us off at the airport for our redeye flight, and we handed him the keys to our Cadillac for him to enjoy for the next few weeks:

http://img.tapatalk.com/a6895825-ce86-f19a.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
This will be my last post from Alaska for 15...

This will be my last post from Alaska for 15 days. We will be getting on a plane to Michigan in a few hours.

This morning we checked out the Train Wreck Hotel and Restaurant. It is made from...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 45,617
Posted By kkodet
I just noticed this post. Although my...

I just noticed this post.

Although my drivers license classifies me as a troll, I do own more land in the U.P. than I do in the lower, 40 acres in Mathais Twp., about 15 miles south of Munising. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Another cold rainy day forced us to find indoor...

Another cold rainy day forced us to find indoor entertainment, so we decided to check out the Alaska Sea Life Center in downtown Seward, located at mile zero of the Parks Highway.

Our whole...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Yesterday morning we said goodbye to the Salmon...

Yesterday morning we said goodbye to the Salmon Bake, which was by far our favorite lodging:

http://img.tapatalk.com/a6935997-24cd-cfb2.jpg

And our favorite open air kitchen:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
In between two more great meals at Salmon Bake,...

In between two more great meals at Salmon Bake, reindeer sausage sourdough sandwich for breakfast and buffalo chicken blue cheese dip for dinner, we visited Denali again. Today the weather was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Entering Denali this morning we parked at the...

Entering Denali this morning we parked at the Wilderness Entrance and checked out the things to do for the day. The weather was perfect, so we decided against the all day bus thing for the time being...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
If you think you are seeing a theme here, you are...

If you think you are seeing a theme here, you are not mistaken. I like talking about food.

And to start off such a discussion, I chose eggs and reindeer sausage for breakfast......delicious!
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Yesterday we had to finish dropping off the last...

Yesterday we had to finish dropping off the last bike up in Fairbanks, so we headed out from the Denali park hotel. Shortly into our trip we stopped at a gas station and got talking to the attendant....
Forum: Americas 07-24-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,858
Posted By kkodet
Well, all bikes have now officially been...

Well, all bikes have now officially been delivered. The last one went to Fairbanks. It's vacation time for me!
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Saturday night my phone froze up. I took the...

Saturday night my phone froze up. I took the battery out, put it back in, and it was done. Nothing I did could revive it. So Sunday morning we got up and walked up the hill to the outdoor market...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
I don't remember the brand of tire. It is stored...

I don't remember the brand of tire. It is stored in Brian's garage so I'll have to check it out later. The tires are much milder than what I had, but I really like them on the road and in gravel.
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
When we crossed into Alaska we found a...

When we crossed into Alaska we found a stop/restuarant called Fast Eddies. Stopping for lunch we ordered pizza, which was very good. It was refreshing to have some food with flavor!

The trip...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Leaving Watson Lake on thursday morning we...

Leaving Watson Lake on thursday morning we stopped at the signpost forest on the edge of town. There are thousands of signs, liberated from places all over the world. It was very unique:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
We are at the point now where the kids are...

We are at the point now where the kids are noticing the extra daylight. Crossing into the Yukon last night the sun didn't go fully down until midnight and came up about 5 AM.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Leaving Dawson Creek this morning and entering...

Leaving Dawson Creek this morning and entering the Canadian Rockies we quickly found the roads to be a combination of dirt and tarred gravel, snaking through areas of steep dropoffs with only the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
So the plan this morning was to get up early and...

So the plan this morning was to get up early and get some miles covered today. Well, Abby busted a sandal last night, so Dad made the stupid promise to get her some new ones today and didn't hear the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
We spent the morning doing laundry in Red Deer...

We spent the morning doing laundry in Red Deer and got a late start while we let the kids hang at the hotel pool. Even so, we made great time today. Heading highway 43 west of Edmunton the weather...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Starting from Kalispell this morning we headed...

Starting from Kalispell this morning we headed north on 89 and up through Glacier National Park. Although it poured all day, we were treated with some impressive sights. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
It will make it, knock on wood. What is scary...

It will make it, knock on wood. What is scary about it?
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
8 total bikes and six boats. The boats were in a...

8 total bikes and six boats. The boats were in a rack over the bikes and are all delivered now to their new homes across the continental U.S. I probably could have put 3 bikes without bags in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Last night we stayed in Moses Lake, Washington....

Last night we stayed in Moses Lake, Washington. Today we worked our way over to Kalispell, Montana where we have our last stop before heading into Canada. First off, the drive between the two is only...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
The old thought by many is that Idaho is nothing...

The old thought by many is that Idaho is nothing but potatoes. However in the last few months I've been here twice and love it. Lots of neat little towns, gorgeous views, and cool places like this. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
The last few days my oil pressure gauge has been...

The last few days my oil pressure gauge has been acting very hinky. Most of yesterday it read zero. I believe it is the sending unit or possibly the gauge itself, but I'm never comfortable when I see...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Sunset over mid-Washinton ...

Sunset over mid-Washinton

http://img.tapatalk.com/4a52f37d-072c-3713.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By kkodet
Working our way up to Seattle via I-5 skirting...

Working our way up to Seattle via I-5 skirting Mt. St. Helens our first excitement for the day was when we heard a loud siren sound from under the hood of the truck. Climbing underneath we found an...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,858
Posted By kkodet
Started a "ride" report for the trip. ...

Started a "ride" report for the trip.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19112939
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