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Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,256
Posted By terrapinneck
Jesse

We use Jesse Bags. I fashioned an extended rack to give us more room and then braced it with a couple of pieces of aluminum angle, an old CB radio mount, and some U-bolts. My wife likes the set up....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,615,602
Posted By terrapinneck
Spayn

Thank you. 1000 km is a darn good days ride !! :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 09-07-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,615,602
Posted By terrapinneck
Pillion

Searched the thread and have found a few older posts about the 1190's pillion comfort. Anybody's SO have newer updates on KTM's pillion riding. My wife loves to ride 2-up on our '07 R1200GS (short...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,121
Posted By terrapinneck
Washington

I got one in Washington state last month. The idea did cross my mind not to pay it....but, I may one day be there again and didn't want to risk it. 113 dollars. 79 in a 60. The very next day I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By terrapinneck
Saddle Bags

I found some cheap saddle bags, used them for tank panniers. Carried a gallon each side. Total cost around 70 bucks. Not a perfect solution, but it worked for me on a recent trip to AK two up. ...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 49,874
Posted By terrapinneck
Rotopax

Rotopax and mount, will work with lots of bikes.
Light weight tent. Marmot or Big Agnes, etc.
Seat concepts seat cover. Fairly inexpensive.
Russell Day Long. Very expensive. Ought to attract some...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By terrapinneck
Alrighty then...

Thank you
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By terrapinneck
Removal

How does the glass come off #1 to put the replacement lens on ?
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,884
Posted By terrapinneck
GO PRO and Laptop Setup

We like to post pics every evening if possible, so a laptop worked for us. I like two backups for pics so the external hard drive was my choice. Here is what we used for a 36 day trip from Arkansas...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,743
Posted By terrapinneck
K60's

Back from AK. At 4500 miles we were on the Top of the World highway. On the AK side some road contractor had put down railroad ballast for a roadbed. Crap to ride in, we passed two cars that had...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,609
Posted By terrapinneck
A follow up.

After 36 days of travel and 9,955 miles added to the bike's odometer the saddle bags turned tank panniers worked great. A little heavy at times, they hauled my two gallons of gas without fail. I...
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By terrapinneck
Higher elevations

Just got back from a long trip. We enjoyed Utah, but it was a hot son of a gun. I'd go with Glacier and Colorado. And as mentioned earlier, 4 corners is just that, I guess if you got down on all...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,085
Posted By terrapinneck
Grande Cache

We enjoyed meeting you yesterday. Following your trip report now. Keep safe and happy trails !
Forum: Americas 05-22-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,060
Posted By terrapinneck
Saturday 5/24/2014

Leaving on Saturday the 24th. Bike is packed ready to go. I've even started a blog...
http://alaskaadventure2014.blogspot.com/
...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-22-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,609
Posted By terrapinneck
Knee bump !

I've adjusted these up as far as possible without interfering with the handlebars. It was perfect until I borrowed my son's more cushy adventure seat (I have a low seat), now my knees bump just...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,743
Posted By terrapinneck
Thanks

That's good to hear. We depart Saturday !:clap
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,743
Posted By terrapinneck
Yep

Alaska is the destination, but Canada is the trip. :clap
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By terrapinneck
Waypoints

Two things I've found out....When you make your waypoints into a route, they must be clicked on in order they'll be on the map. 2nd. It will try to take the best road apparently so you may have to...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,743
Posted By terrapinneck
Heidenau K60's

A lot of people are saying Heidenau K60's tires are 10,000 milers. I put them on my bike for an upcoming two up Alaska trip. Upcoming in depth tire report in a month, I hope.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,609
Posted By terrapinneck
Pannier

I didn't want to add more weight to the rear of my bike since I'm carrying camping equipment to Alaska. I found these at Wal-Mart for 50 bucks, added a gallon gas can to each side. I also divided my...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,700
Posted By terrapinneck
pic jealousy

that is a very awesome pic, it would have been even better if I could have claimed it....:lol3
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By terrapinneck
Good help

This site helps me find roads I would not know about.http://www.motorcycleroads.com/
Forum: Americas 05-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,060
Posted By terrapinneck
[QUOTE=LONG DONGER;24037594]AK, yes, I rode the...

[QUOTE=LONG DONGER;24037594]AK, yes, I rode the Icefield Parkway coming back from Alaska in 2010, but wife hasn't been there. The trip started out to be a fly and ride for her to Glacier NP in...
Forum: Americas 04-27-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,060
Posted By terrapinneck
Here we go !!

My wife and I will leave the last week of May for 5 weeks Arkansas to Alaska. Don't know if we'll make the Arctic circle or not, if we do it will be on the Dempster. I'll turn 55 on the trip,,,Kat...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-27-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,742
Posted By terrapinneck
My setup

I like the looks of the Hyperdrive, but I have never used one or even heard of one before Tricepilot's post. I went with a 10.5 inch Asus laptop 500 GB hd and a 2 TB WD external hd.(it's the size of...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By terrapinneck
K60's

I'm putting on K60's before we head out to AK last week of May. I want to make one set last there and back, about 10,000 miles. I've heard good and bad about K60's but on the whole I think they'll...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,700
Posted By terrapinneck
Jealous

Wish I was there. Looking forward to what looks to be some awesome riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,873
Posted By terrapinneck
A3's

I have a couple thousand miles on the A3's. Previously ran A2's. A3's give me better highway traction, wet and dry, better gravel and dirt, worse in any type of mud.... as far as noise, I'm about...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,663
Posted By terrapinneck
No

Pavement great, gravel ok and better than the anakee II (imho), mud.....it has nearly dumped me twice. no grip whatsoever...:eek1
Forum: Americas 03-09-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,181
Posted By terrapinneck
Groups

We wouldn't dream of riding in a group to Alaska... If we want to stop and take a pic or drink a beer, we want to be able to do that without worrying about other riders getting irritated. Also, if I...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-25-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,486
Posted By terrapinneck
Not a camper ! Yet.

Preparing for a trip this summer. I bought the Marmot Limelight 3 person tent on sale for 200 bucks from REI. From the time it was delivered by UPS I had it set up in our den in 5 minutes. EASY. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By terrapinneck
Tether

I take no chances. A strap with quick release buckle ran through the Montana and around the handlebars. Now if I could just figure how to use the Montana...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,425
Posted By terrapinneck
Alpinestars SP-2

OK, they're gonna cost you about 100 bucks. They're comfortable, plenty of protection. They look hot but are not, at least if your moving. I normally wear a large but had to get a 3x to fit me....
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,431
Posted By terrapinneck
Well done !

Drum roll please.....! And the winner of "Great Trip Report"......PDX Alamo !
Thanks again for sharing your report. I know it takes a great deal of time to do one right. It will be useful for our...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,179
Posted By terrapinneck
Correct

I had forgotten to set up the shock for two up and it was riding heavy in the rear. Setting the shock to max stiffness helped a lot. I now have the Anakee 3 (front and rear) and it is indeed a...
Forum: Australia 02-12-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,893
Posted By terrapinneck
Thanks

Didn't know that, I will be sure to keep that in mind.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,619
Posted By terrapinneck
I vote hi-viz.

I first became of hi-vis while working on the railroad. They started making us wear it a long time ago. I hated it. But then I noticed when approaching workers while I was in a hy-rail on the track,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,179
Posted By terrapinneck
Yep

We would love to have an easy cruiser to ride on...if, cruising was all we did. So often we stop and decide, let's take that road, which turns out to be an old logging road or jeep trail, rocky or...
Forum: Australia 02-11-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,893
Posted By terrapinneck
Marmot

I'm not a camper, having to spend a summer in a pup tent way back then while working for the railroad. But, planning a trip to Alaska next summer I went ahead and bought a tent after a lot of...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,179
Posted By terrapinneck
I've been looking on fleabay for some used...

I've been looking on fleabay for some used armrests. The new ones are a bit steep for me....but, the search is on. It's an idea I've been tossing around in my mind, but that's the first pic I've...
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