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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By tomdubz
My pleasure. I've always had mixed feelings...

My pleasure. I've always had mixed feelings about the book but the podcast shed some new light on it - for me at least.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By tomdubz
Really fun podcast re: Zen & the Art...

I stink this goes here. If not, please kick me.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-motorcycle-is-yourself-1.2914205
Forum: Alaska 04-06-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,749
Posted By tomdubz
Schedule isn't hard once you figure out which one...

Schedule isn't hard once you figure out which one to look at. Kennicott is your tub of choice.

http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/doc/schedules/Summer15/CrossGulf_S15.pdf

key to abbreviations...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By tomdubz
There isn't one. They're under the clear coat.

There isn't one. They're under the clear coat.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19,522
Views: 8,182,278
Posted By tomdubz
A few from Ketchikan, AK and Prince of Wales Island

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By tomdubz
Works for me as long as I massage (squeeze) the...

Works for me as long as I massage (squeeze) the big hoses a lot while slowly adding fluid.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By tomdubz
All's well. Pulled the new pack out and found...

All's well. Pulled the new pack out and found the original skinny plate in its original spot. Also found the new skinny plate that the EBC kit came with. I had put it in the wrong spot. The rest...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By tomdubz
Eureka! Possibly, guess I'll fish them...

Eureka!



Possibly, guess I'll fish them all out to check again. That would explain my mysterious extra new friction plate but the belleville spring came out so I thought I had them all. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By tomdubz
Ok stupid question time: did you soak your...

Ok stupid question time: did you soak your friction plates in oil? If so, for how long?

Also, is there any specific pattern you're supposed to follow aside from start and end with a friction...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks, that's what I was banking on but always...

Thanks, that's what I was banking on but always good to know. Now if I'd just smartened up and looked in my trusty owner's manual which has plenty of torque values listed that I'd forgotten about I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By tomdubz
Torque value on spring bolts? Is that tool...

Torque value on spring bolts?

Is that tool I've seen kicking around necessary?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By tomdubz
Thread Hunt Clutch Rebuild

Call me a pest but I'm wondering if anyone knows of any threads that detail clutch rebuilding for the LC8?

I managed to dump an entire martini into my laptop that has my manual. Someday, I'll...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11,936
Views: 2,604,645
Posted By tomdubz
Yes

Yes
Forum: Alaska 02-01-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 181,442
Posted By tomdubz
Bohn Armored Shirt XL

$60 for in-state shipping address. Otherwise... + $5

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1040895
Forum: Alaska 02-01-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 181,442
Posted By tomdubz
Frogg Toggs Toadz Hi-Viz XL Jacket

$30 (AK shipping only) All those down southers can give me + $5

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1040897
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By tomdubz
Casting sand? ...

Casting sand?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=378949

What year model? Ever have a proper douching flush?
Forum: Trip Planning 01-24-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,986
Posted By tomdubz
1) do you find all the outdoor living wears you...

1) do you find all the outdoor living wears you down, how do you handle it?

No. I actually sleep better in my tent than I do in a hotel. I ditched the smartass phone years ago and I find the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,577
Posted By tomdubz
Extender for the stock toolkit's axle nut sized...

Extender for the stock toolkit's axle nut sized wrench
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,083
Posted By tomdubz
You know, been so long I don't remember but I...

You know, been so long I don't remember but I know I didn't have to remove the oil tank. Maybe pull radiator forward? Maybe a swivel socket on an extension? Definitely remove SAS hose first to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,993
Posted By tomdubz
Dude even ships USPS at request for those of us...

Dude even ships USPS at request for those of us that live in bumfuck Alaska and only play the PO Box game.
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 69,930
Posted By tomdubz
living the dream

living the dream
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By tomdubz
Yes, yes, yes, & always coolant flush? ...

Yes, yes, yes, & always

coolant flush?
spark plugs? especially if you're already playing with valves.
fork oil?
fuel filter?

It's all in the manual. It's like connect the dots for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,539
Posted By tomdubz
Really? Mine lasted 4 years and 41K. Took it in...

Really? Mine lasted 4 years and 41K. Took it in and tendered it every winter.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By tomdubz
exhaust juice

exhaust juice
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,596
Posted By tomdubz
I'm sorry, was there a question there? And yup,...

I'm sorry, was there a question there? And yup, I'm a dick and that's my opinion. I do shut ABS off when I'm getting really dirty because I know how stupid it can make downhills. I've also had it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 174,495
Posted By tomdubz
Forgot about this fantastic thread

Missing VT

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,596
Posted By tomdubz
Skidding would not have improved your stopping...

Skidding would not have improved your stopping time. Better not wear your seatbelt either. You might get trapped.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By tomdubz
Easy outs are evil. Try a titanium left handed...

Easy outs are evil. Try a titanium left handed drill bit maybe... Good luck. Looks like you're on the right side, right? Part # 6000508600001S

For future reference, the HOW (ktm950.info) is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By tomdubz
Hdb +1

Hdb +1
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,376
Posted By tomdubz
OK, so, this is the last post. All ride reports...

OK, so, this is the last post. All ride reports must end right?

Been in my new hood for almost two months now. Mostly digging it, even if it is the gnarly storm season. "Who rides a motorbike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,397
Posted By tomdubz
Speaking of wiring, I vaguely recall a long lost...

Speaking of wiring, I vaguely recall a long lost thread describing a change that resulted in turning the high beam switch on and having the same effect as using the trigger flasher while in low. I...
Forum: Alaska 09-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By tomdubz
Huh. Not sure about that. Is he out of Craig?

Huh. Not sure about that. Is he out of Craig?
Forum: Alaska 09-12-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By tomdubz
It is pretty neat. ...

It is pretty neat.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=997255&highlight=maniacal

POW starts on Post 45.

Planning on trekking to the northern tip this weekend.
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,376
Posted By tomdubz
Maniacal? meandering moto move from VT to AK

Taking the bus - Southeast AK style

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Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,376
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks Ted! Sure was.

Thanks Ted! Sure was.
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,376
Posted By tomdubz
Ferry day was pretty dreary. I got dumped on...

Ferry day was pretty dreary. I got dumped on while waiting in line to board but I was the only motorcycle so the wait wasn’t long. The ride over was longer than I’d anticipated from looking at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,376
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks Kelly! There are only so many ways south...

Thanks Kelly! There are only so many ways south from here so I just might take you up on that. And of course, if you ever want to take your DR for a ferry ride...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,376
Posted By tomdubz
Baha! Welcome to the asylum.

Baha! Welcome to the asylum.
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,376
Posted By tomdubz
Word! It's on the short list.

Word! It's on the short list.
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,376
Posted By tomdubz
And the details to follow: So, Emma wound up...

And the details to follow:

So, Emma wound up landing a nursing gig in Ketchican and recently left VT via cage. She's excited and so am I.

Back when I kept getting strep she kept wondering,...
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