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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
"Good catch-- I never noticed what brand the...

"Good catch-- I never noticed what brand the bikes are in that clip (not important to me).

Agenda-- evidently this thread has been take over by the Harley Apologista trying to obfuscate the odder...
Forum: Alaska 03-28-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By AK650
Very cool, Erik; looking forward to it! :thumb ...

Very cool, Erik; looking forward to it! :thumb

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
"Sometimes I wonder how Harley riders see...

"Sometimes I wonder how Harley riders see themselves in the greater scheme of things."

For starters, I don't see myself as a "Harley rider". I see myself as a motorcyclist. I'll ride anything on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By AK650
+1 My mileage begins to go to shit at 70+...

+1

My mileage begins to go to shit at 70+ mph, and/or bucking a stiff head wind. Especially with the panniers on.

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By AK650
I don't know. I took a Lee Parks course last...

I don't know. I took a Lee Parks course last summer, wearing Heid K60's, and it seemed to stick just fine?:ear

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
My response would not differ one bit, whether in...

My response would not differ one bit, whether in person or on line.

You're one of those personality types that takes pleasure in others misfortune and/or pointing out their faults(as you perceive...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
"But chances are better that the Bagger was...

"But chances are better that the Bagger was Blatting along at 10-20 under the limit."

Since the speed limit is probably on the order of only 35, I seriously doubt that the bagger is going that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
Odds are, that bagger is already at, or above the...

Odds are, that bagger is already at, or above the posted speed limit. So the KTM jockey is upset why, because he is held back from riding at 2-3 times the speed limit on a crowded public road?
...
Forum: Alaska 03-23-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By AK650
Not sure. Last winter is was open so late into...

Not sure. Last winter is was open so late into the year, I assumed it was year round, or mostly so. Though I think she did do an extended vacation back to the home country. Had heard her hubby was...
Forum: Alaska 03-23-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By AK650
As per usual, another interesting, beautiful, and...

As per usual, another interesting, beautiful, and inspiring video! Thanks for sharing it! You've gotta have the Guinness world record for miles ridden with one hand!:D

PS, great use of a Tony...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
And the point of taking a 700-800+ pound touring...

And the point of taking a 700-800+ pound touring bike(of any brand) to 140 on a public street, would be what exactly? Oh that's right, you just have to get in a negative comment, no matter how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
"Of course, I mean in just that paragraph about 3...

"Of course, I mean in just that paragraph about 3 choices from 2 manufacturers speaking about "baggers" in general-"

But the paragraph was part of an article with very specific parameters, so your...
Forum: Alaska 03-22-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By AK650
I sure hope that come summer, the Thai truck at...

I sure hope that come summer, the Thai truck at the Hub is re-opened, with the same menu. They closed the truck this winter, and opened what used to be the old Trailside up the road a bit. The food...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
"Odd that there is no mention of what I'd...

"Odd that there is no mention of what I'd consider the "gold standard" of touring- Honda."

Since the article was specifically about American V-twin baggers, it's not odd at all; unless Honda has...
Forum: Alaska 03-21-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By AK650
Thanks for scouting out ERR, and posting the vid,...

Thanks for scouting out ERR, and posting the vid, Nu! Dusted off the F8GS today, and took a spin out to the nature center, and around Eagle River. It was just too damn nice to resist. Around 45F and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
"Yes, youll see ADV bash a Harley. But much of...

"Yes, youll see ADV bash a Harley. But much of that bashing occurs because 99% of them only hit the slab, and most reflect a design and lifestyle which differs greatly than this board is about. Very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
If it bothers you, then WTF do you ride with him,...

If it bothers you, then WTF do you ride with him, so you have someone to ridicule?

If being an asshole were painful, you'd need to be on a morphine drip, just to get through the day.

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-07-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 61,749
Posted By AK650
Get a Camel Tank, and ditch the rotopax's. A way...

Get a Camel Tank, and ditch the rotopax's. A way better mousetrap!

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 24,147
Posted By AK650
Beautiful work Fin, look forward to seeing more! ...

Beautiful work Fin, look forward to seeing more!

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 40,922
Posted By AK650
"This behavior isn't limited to Harleys...not...

"This behavior isn't limited to Harleys...not sure why you had to bring that brand into the mix....and I'm keen to avoid the boredom of yet another HD bashing thread."

Because it's advrider.com....
Forum: Alaska 02-25-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,824
Posted By AK650
Thanks for the edit, and I do apologize for my...

Thanks for the edit, and I do apologize for my constructive criticism being on the harsh/sarcastic side. I should have been more diplomatic.

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 02-24-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,824
Posted By AK650
Thanks for the edit, and again, apologies for the...

Thanks for the edit, and again, apologies for the sarcastic rant! Hope to see a nice variety of bikes at the show.

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 02-22-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By AK650
:thumb Any time. Jeff

:thumb Any time.

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 02-22-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By AK650
Just an FYI. The OP specified using the rental on...

Just an FYI. The OP specified using the rental on gravel. In AK, most every major rental company such as Hertz, Budget, Avis, etc...has specific caveats in the rental agreement forbidding use on...
Forum: Alaska 02-22-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By AK650
Kevin, I've seen Airport Rental trucks on the...

Kevin, I've seen Airport Rental trucks on the Haul Road. They may be worth a try. Likely pretty spendy, but maybe rent from them for the dirt, and a regular rental car for the rest of the time?
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,592
Posted By AK650
You're probably trolling, but WTH, I'll bite. If...

You're probably trolling, but WTH, I'll bite. If not, you should really do a little research first.

The OP was regarding the F800GS.

It doesn't have cast wheels, it has laced wheels.

Yes it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,551
Posted By AK650
So, you didn't like the F800 on a test ride, and...

So, you didn't like the F800 on a test ride, and yet put money down, on a totally new model, that you haven't even threw a leg over?

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,985
Posted By AK650
Your welcome. The Hyperpro is a pretty good bang...

Your welcome. The Hyperpro is a pretty good bang for the buck upgrade. While I'd love to have a top shelf set of adjustable forks/shock, I'm not in the mood to drop $3K on it. I'd rather buy a used...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,215
Posted By AK650
:thumb Thanks! Jeff

:thumb Thanks!

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,480
Posted By AK650
Well, I guess I can add you the short but...

Well, I guess I can add you the short but distinguished list of flaming assholes on my ignore list. You are so superior in your knowledge of, and appreciation of fine motorcycles, that I'm simply not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-16-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,985
Posted By AK650
I think you're optimistic. I weigh 240# With just...

I think you're optimistic. I weigh 240# With just maybe 50# of gear on board, I was using every mm of fork travel, just blasting across the Denali Hwy, which is simply a potholed, washboardy, public...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,480
Posted By AK650
"Quote: Originally Posted by AK650 View Post ...

"Quote:
Originally Posted by AK650 View Post
Pretty obvious this will be a highly divided thread. I enjoy this genre of bikes, and also enjoy the show. It's basically the only show out there, for...
Forum: Alaska 02-16-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By AK650
Hi Jack, hope winter is treating you well....

Hi Jack, hope winter is treating you well. Originally my plan was to have the 18/21 Woody set made up, mount mostly off road tires on them, and then lace a 19" front to the stock hub, and tubeless...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,638
Posted By AK650
Teach, Is that windscreen the MRA X-Creen,...

Teach,

Is that windscreen the MRA X-Creen, or the Vario-Touring??

Thanks,

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,638
Posted By AK650
"next up is a snowmobile trail/ice shred session;...

"next up is a snowmobile trail/ice shred session; but I gotta figure out the rear tire. I have a set of trellemborg tires but either need to build an 18" rear rim for the GS or custom stud a tkc80...
Forum: Alaska 02-15-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By AK650
Kevin, The rear was a little over a grand,...

Kevin,

The rear was a little over a grand, but bear in mind that is a completely new billet hub, sprocket, spokes, etc...I went this route, as I desired a 18" rear. They can simply seal a factory...
Forum: Alaska 02-15-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By AK650
I looked into it when converting my F800GS to...

I looked into it when converting my F800GS to tubeless. I found that they are for MX bikes, and not intended for street use. From their FAQ:

GENERAL INFORMATION & TIPS

TUbliss is for OFF-ROAD...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,215
Posted By AK650
I very much liken my mental state while riding to...

I very much liken my mental state while riding to the 4 color mental state of awareness coined by Col. Jeff Cooper, that was taught to me during the academy, when I was a reserve LEO.

White:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,480
Posted By AK650
Pretty obvious this will be a highly divided...

Pretty obvious this will be a highly divided thread. I enjoy this genre of bikes, and also enjoy the show. It's basically the only show out there, for cafe bikes. This being a ADV forum, it's not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,638
Posted By AK650
Bitchin video! What is that neat little...

Bitchin video!

What is that neat little abbreviated windscreen? Looks like just enough to protect the instruments, and be as quiet(wind noise wise) as no windscreen. I like it.

Jeff
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