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Forum: Alaska 09-01-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By RedShift42
I'm running north on Thurs morning.

I'm running north on Thurs morning.
Forum: Alaska 08-18-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,955
Posted By RedShift42
Homer has had all sorts of construction this year...

Homer has had all sorts of construction this year w/ road closures.
A few weeks ago, deciding I'd already seen enough RV backsides for one summer, I let myself up to the front of que waiting for...
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 167,032
Posted By RedShift42
AKCharlie's '79 GL1000 GoldWing is for sale. I...

AKCharlie's '79 GL1000 GoldWing is for sale.
I don't have pics or particulars right now but plan to be out at his old apt tomorrow and will be able to update w/ both.

Suffice to say, it's in fair...
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,794
Posted By RedShift42
If the bike is a beater, as you say, it's a good...

If the bike is a beater, as you say, it's a good chance the seals are shot. However, KLR forks can be kinda weepy-- A year after replacing mine, one started leaking, followed by the other the next...
Forum: Alaska 07-05-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,439
Posted By RedShift42
Thought y'all should know...

Charlie passed away this morning at 11am.

As many of you know, this past year had been a tough one for him. Numerous hopes of recovery dashed by the cancer popping up elsewhere, followed by long,...
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By RedShift42
Hi Amy-- I'm here with Charlie, greetings to your...

Hi Amy-- I'm here with Charlie, greetings to your DR!
It occurred to us that you may have a solenoid or relay issue. If you can look up the DR's wiring diagram you may be able to find out if there's...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By RedShift42
FirstGear Kenya jacket sizing Q

Looking for some insight on the fit of FirstGear's Kenya '13 jacket.
Typically, I've worn a Large in every jacket I've owned, but FG's size chart and Revzilla's video review suggest Medium...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By RedShift42
Try Target's store-brand Evolve boxer-briefs. ...

Try Target's store-brand Evolve boxer-briefs.
Been meaning to post up about these for a while-- 95% cotton, 5% spandex, reasonably flat seams, short leg for minimal bunching, excellent quality. ...
Forum: Alaska 06-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 167,032
Posted By RedShift42
What part is that? May be interested

What part is that? May be interested
Forum: Alaska 06-10-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,766
Posted By RedShift42
All this begs the question: It's a KLR, it...

All this begs the question: It's a KLR, it already comes w/ an oil filter, why would you buy another one??
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 91,592
Posted By RedShift42
Not mine. But so appalling I had to share... ...

Not mine. But so appalling I had to share...
(either here or the WTF Pic thread down in the basement)

http://images.craigslist.org/00Z0Z_9ufUllY3JmL_600x450.jpg

Who does this??

CL: Buell...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 91,592
Posted By RedShift42
Can't believe I'm admitting to this, but I...

Can't believe I'm admitting to this, but I actually found myself checking out the chicken coop and wishing for a better shot.
When did I get so boring?:huh
Forum: Alaska 04-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By RedShift42
Most remarkably is that the sole bike pictured on...

Most remarkably is that the sole bike pictured on the cover is a KLR-- That's gotta be a first.
Look for newsstand sales to decline and thefts from waiting rooms to increase!
Forum: Alaska 04-06-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,538
Posted By RedShift42
Years back I recall the Anchorage REI having one...

Years back I recall the Anchorage REI having one on display that was pretty darn gnawed on. Or was it at the visitor center in Denali? Hmm, hard to say, I may be a little PUI, but either way, it...
Forum: Alaska 01-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,003
Posted By RedShift42
I was being overly pedantic... There are no...

I was being overly pedantic...
There are no grizzlies on Kodiak, just Kodiak brown bears. The brownies (Ursus arctos middendorffi) are genetically distinct from the broader category of grizzlies...
Forum: Alaska 01-26-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,003
Posted By RedShift42
Nope, don't have to worry about any grizzlies on...

Nope, don't have to worry about any grizzlies on Kodiak.
Forum: Alaska 01-06-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,003
Posted By RedShift42
I lived on the rock 7 years, defecting to the...

I lived on the rock 7 years, defecting to the mainland 3 years ago. My ride was/is a KLR650.
It was a good Kodiak bike, but I'll cast another vote for a DR400/650, XR, or even TW. The KLR's...
Forum: Alaska 12-22-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,272
Posted By RedShift42
Hey, hey-- everyone lighten up on the guy. ...

Hey, hey-- everyone lighten up on the guy. Seriously. Isn't this the sort of sentiment we want to encourage? (Tho' I suppose in your own way, you are)

This place can be a downright cold, harsh,...
Forum: Alaska 12-07-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By RedShift42
I'm curious too-- caught glimpse of a similarly...

I'm curious too-- caught glimpse of a similarly incongruous bike go by in traffic when I was up there a few months ago. Wasn't able to get turned around and give chase in time, tho'.

-Eric.
Forum: Alaska 10-13-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By RedShift42
Cool find! We've got pretty serious winds down...

Cool find!
We've got pretty serious winds down here tonight and the temp is now 5* warmer than it was this afternoon. I'm considering an excuse to run out to the store.

Looks like FullPower Dean...
Forum: Alaska 10-05-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By RedShift42
Thanx for all the suggestions. Not sure where...

Thanx for all the suggestions. Not sure where we'll wind up yet-- got your ideas jotted down and stuck inside the cover of the Gazetteer.

I like the idea of utilizing the the vehicles...
Forum: Alaska 10-04-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By RedShift42
What's the opposite of ADV? RV.

So it seems Dad has been out-voted and the family will be spending several days in a rented RV this weekend (or, a &^%$#! RV, as we call them May-Sept on the Sterling Hwy), for my girl's 6th...
Forum: Alaska 09-24-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,439
Posted By RedShift42
I'm happy to report Charlie is back at home...

I'm happy to report Charlie is back at home tonight. :clap
While maybe not out of the woods yet-- he's still got chemo to face-- his energy & spirit was better than I've seen in weeks. He regrets...
Forum: Alaska 06-28-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,708
Posted By RedShift42
Great pics Jeff, Mark. Thanks! They help...

Great pics Jeff, Mark. Thanks!
They help soothe-- or perhaps exacerbate, I'm not sure-- the pain of not making it this year. Snafu's turned me back just 10% of the way there.
Anybody want to see...
Forum: Alaska 06-28-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,387
Posted By RedShift42
Hannes, was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks again...

Hannes, was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks again for joining us for dinner and providing the excuse I needed to go "out the road" again.
Godspeed on your adventure!

Next time you're on for...
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 32,905
Posted By RedShift42
Kenai Pen

Planning to roll outta Homer at noon on Wed., make Tok before sunset.:D
Anyone else heading up about that time?

-Eric.
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 25,202
Posted By RedShift42
1. Copy these instructions along with the most...

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your name; each member...
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 167,032
Posted By RedShift42
Got a pair of nib TCX/Oxtar Infinity boots, size...

Got a pair of nib TCX/Oxtar Infinity boots, size 47 (little over a US12).
Looking to get $280, which is what I paid back when NewEnough was clearing them out.

There probably isn't a better...
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By RedShift42
Yeah, what he said. Come on down and work on...

Yeah, what he said. Come on down and work on your tan.
Might just be the best spring ever here in SouthCentral-- no need to go anywhere else (altho' the peninsula's RV traffic may make you long for...
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,533
Posted By RedShift42
Hey Bud, Biscuits & gravy @ the Burnt Paw...

Hey Bud,
Biscuits & gravy @ the Burnt Paw cabins!
Doubt they're serving at 0400, but might be worth waiting a few hrs for; had 'em there in '03 and still fondly remembered as the best.
Ride...
Forum: Alaska 06-13-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 32,905
Posted By RedShift42
Tire recommendation?

Despite a decade as an Alaskan, I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't been to a D2D yet so I don't know what kind of roads to expect beyond Tok. I'm looking for a suggestion about which tire choice...
Forum: Alaska 05-31-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,830
Posted By RedShift42
:puke1 A boot to the head for any ADV-er...

:puke1

A boot to the head for any ADV-er spotted coming out of there in one of those &^%$#@! hoodies.
Forum: Alaska 05-30-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,830
Posted By RedShift42
What he said. ANC is a place to buy stuff...

What he said.

ANC is a place to buy stuff and catch flights. If you don't need to be there you should be someplace else.:D
Forum: Alaska 05-13-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,938
Posted By RedShift42
Been looking for an excuse to visit Homer for a...

Been looking for an excuse to visit Homer for a weekend?

There's a store here that allows folks to include palletized stuff in their weekly inventory loads that ship up from Seattle.

Last I...
Forum: Alaska 12-03-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,356
Posted By RedShift42
I must confess that Alaska's riding has been my...

I must confess that Alaska's riding has been my biggest frustration since arriving a decade ago.

Thousands of miles from family?
High cost of living?
Limited luxuries & comforts?
Extraordinary...
Forum: Alaska 11-14-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,137
Posted By RedShift42
Looks like you've selected the Cassiar Hwy...

Looks like you've selected the Cassiar Hwy instead of the AlCan.
Good choice. :thumb
Traveled it again this summer myself, just opposite direction, and woulda been up for the return trip 3 days...
Forum: Alaska 09-28-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By RedShift42
You got out just in time-- it's snowing right now!

You got out just in time-- it's snowing right now!
Forum: Alaska 09-27-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By RedShift42
Brrr. I feel cold & wet just thinking about that...

Brrr. I feel cold & wet just thinking about that trip home. I'm turning into a fair-weather rider in my old age!
We had some pretty wicked wind last night; pretty exciting out there @ Land's End? ...
Forum: Alaska 09-27-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By RedShift42
100,000 tourists can't be wrong, right? ...

100,000 tourists can't be wrong, right?

Sorry we didn't get to cross paths, nuttynu-- I've gotta check ADV a little more often.


The Salty Dawg
A quaint little garment outlet
with a liquor...
Forum: Alaska 09-24-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By RedShift42
We inmates really do seem to need an...

We inmates really do seem to need an extraordinary amount of body work!

Here's the most recent thread on the subject, started by Yours Truly, who also failed to use the search function:...
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