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Forum: Canada 04-27-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,466
Posted By amk
I am quoting myself... It turns out I was...

I am quoting myself...
It turns out I was messing the proper names of the roads. What to me was Quinn Cr. road from White Swan lake side, indeed is Blackfoot Cr. road. I have not reached the point...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,466
Posted By amk
It might have been an old news, but Ram FSR is...

It might have been an old news, but Ram FSR is still passable for a medium size bike and very limited skills rider, or at least it was last year. There was a "speed bump" waist height at the Top of...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,466
Posted By amk
Were you there, Quinn Creek, recently? There were...

Were you there, Quinn Creek, recently? There were "road closed' signs from the Whitswan side, as well as several wash outs behind them, one has stopped me last year. I'd like to know the situation...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,360
Views: 698,032
Posted By amk
Who says I ever did? Anyway, this season may be...

Who says I ever did?
Anyway, this season may be different.
Forum: Canada 04-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,360
Views: 698,032
Posted By amk
Everybody has different skills. The conditions of...

Everybody has different skills. The conditions of road change over time. 2013, and 2014 riding seasons were tough, because of amount of snow accumulated. Some of the bridges and roads/trails were...
Forum: Canada 04-21-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,360
Views: 698,032
Posted By amk
The initial part starting from Coleman, where you...

The initial part starting from Coleman, where you get off HWY3 is not right. There was a file named "advanced alternative" something in the original pack, that is the one to use. BTW, I do not think...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 412,669
Posted By amk
Suzuki DL650 Race Tech Gold valve emulators

Used, Suzuki DL650 front fork Race Tech Gold valve emulators. Come with 2 sets of springs.
$100 + shipping
Call Alexey (780) 481 6418

...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 412,669
Posted By amk
Suzuki DR650 parts

Used, 1996-2014 Suzuki DR650 Rear Luggage Rack with RotopaX Mount Function. DirtRacks.com
Fits 1996-2014 Suzuki DR650SE dual purpose bikes. Made from 5/8 inch steel tubing construction, black powder...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-30-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By amk
If there is no way to personally verify what was...

If there is no way to personally verify what was read, I tend to read several other sources on the same topic. So if multiple sources says: the 64 adds an arbitrary amount of miles to the odometer...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By amk
All iphone/android lovers go to the dedicated...

All iphone/android lovers go to the dedicated thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945386

I have just read
1. GPSmap 64 has even worse interface than mine GPSmap 60, how that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By amk
Garmin vs what?

I have been using Garmin GPSmap 60Cx for 4 years, and can go endlessly on how stupid and dumb this piece of s**t is, but it is better to replace it with something else, what with?
I use mine...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7,188
Views: 2,935,720
Posted By amk
The pot diameter is too small to accommodate a...

The pot diameter is too small to accommodate a 220g. gas tank inside. There are lesser tanks but they are useless (too small) for serious cooking.
Titanium transfers 6 times less heat than...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 350,068
Posted By amk
Bushcraft? WTF do you mean exactly? What do you...

Bushcraft? WTF do you mean exactly? What do you do? Shelter build? Carving wood sculptures with that while on pit-stops? How do you manage to combine 2 in 1, an adv moto with the bush - whatever.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,907
Posted By amk
No doubt the only difference is the brand label...

No doubt the only difference is the brand label and price tag. But the gap in the last is dwindling rapidly....
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 397,109
Posted By amk
No links, sorry. In Canada the line of big chains...

No links, sorry. In Canada the line of big chains is not the same as in US, but every walmart, jisk, ikea has them. The hammock forum is full of advises on how to source down from value village or...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 397,109
Posted By amk
The price of hammocking is especially heinous....

The price of hammocking is especially heinous. Look, a tent or a coat to perform have to be carved, cut, and sewn for a shape, that is where their prices are coming from. To the contrary, hammocks...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,046
Posted By amk
Dome kind of tents are more universal. The only...

Dome kind of tents are more universal. The only thing they require is 2,5 x 1,5 m of more or less level surface, which can be found everywhere, up in the mountains above the snow line, down in a...
Forum: Canada 08-08-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,360
Views: 698,032
Posted By amk
Kootenay River (Settlers) is open, was there...

Kootenay River (Settlers) is open, was there yesterday. The fire is on the left side, up in the mountains, the road is on the river's right side. The Kootnenay bypass rd. is closed, they hold some...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,046
Posted By amk
I am still 48 and in fit shape, so "crawling in...

I am still 48 and in fit shape, so "crawling in and out" is something the other people speak of. But the reason I am thinking of switching to hammocks is as you put it "watch the rain fall while...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,046
Posted By amk
The weight and the packed size for comparable...

The weight and the packed size for comparable setups is the concern. Whenever I think of switching to a hammock I find the lightest hammock, tarp and mosquito net along with corresponding harness...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 108,372
Views: 21,691,686
Posted By amk
chain sprocket wear pattern

Mine DR is going to wear out its first OEM set of chain and sprockets at ~ 20K km. It seams the rear sprocket gonna give up first. How normal is that? I mean the pattern, on the previous bikes it was...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,360
Views: 698,032
Posted By amk
I cannot believe on this. I did the road at July...

I cannot believe on this. I did the road at July 17, everything was clear!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By amk
All sorts of Garmin maps for the whole globe are...

All sorts of Garmin maps for the whole globe are available through torrents. IMHO, they beat any "home brewed" or free apps for details and accuracy. Just visit garmit's web, choose the right product...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 158,575
Posted By amk
Мужики, снимаю шляпу. Интересно что с...

Мужики, снимаю шляпу.

Интересно что с техникой после стало? С той которая сама вернулась. Как она перенесла такие нагрузи? Есть ли трещины в рамах, что с подвесками, повышенный износ движков,...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5,643
Views: 469,094
Posted By amk
The official site at...

The official site at http://alberta.ca/Transportation-Infrastructure-Damage.cfm says it is still closed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,318
Posted By amk
DR & KLR are not dedicated street bikes. Do not...

DR & KLR are not dedicated street bikes. Do not buy them for streets/HWY/commuting. They are for carrying the rider and his gear to faraway off road tracks and doing those tracks.

Many will say...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
Posted By amk
If you rides require camping gear, than you gonna...

If you rides require camping gear, than you gonna get the bigger tank. Additional part of luggage, the additional tank, makes finding a place for the rest of the gear even worse. It adds much hassle...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 108,372
Views: 21,691,686
Posted By amk
Well, coming down from bigger 21" to lesser 19"...

Well, coming down from bigger 21" to lesser 19" diameter will change several things.
1st it will reduce the inertia moment which allows to change the speed of rotation faster. On the other hand it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 108,372
Views: 21,691,686
Posted By amk
To run faster, with better dynamics, have more...

To run faster, with better dynamics, have more acceleration I would recommend a sport bike. 21" front is one of the DR, as well as other dual sport bikes, advantages.
Anyway, 19 alone wont get...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 108,372
Views: 21,691,686
Posted By amk
I have the same filter, it looks like exactly the...

I have the same filter, it looks like exactly the same, or the level is even lower. But filter might be the culprit. To find out for sure connect the tank and the carb directly, w/o filter, by a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 108,372
Views: 21,691,686
Posted By amk
All needed info is here....

All needed info is here. http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/index.php

Gaps in foam or any other imperfections are not or hardly noticed after the cover, unless you do it for business purpose....
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By amk
One thing common to all maps, especially to...

One thing common to all maps, especially to backroadmaps, all of them show a road or a trail where no roads/trails exist. Whatever one finds on these maps should be verified over google earth before...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By amk
Ibycus does not provide enough details. Many FSRs...

Ibycus does not provide enough details. Many FSRs are missed.
Backroadmaps are unreasonable pricey.

Topo Canada V4 provides much more details than Ibycus, and is free via torrents. It is 5Gb to...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5,643
Views: 469,094
Posted By amk
Thank you. I know you had some rains, but did not...

Thank you. I know you had some rains, but did not notice they were
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5,643
Views: 469,094
Posted By amk
Who has trespassed Dutch Creek this year? What to...

Who has trespassed Dutch Creek this year? What to expect?
Thank you.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-02-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By amk
BaseCamp does not see maps

BaseCamp 4.3.1 does not see Topo Canada V.4

All worked well on other comps under Win32 OSes (XP & Win7), now under Win7 64 it only shows global map or nothing.

How to fix than without running...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,771
Posted By amk
I think motorcycle boots aren't made for hiking,...

I think motorcycle boots aren't made for hiking, unless hiking means walking around the camp for insignificant amount of time/distance. There are relatively cheap brands or models of respected brands...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,766
Posted By amk
Unleaded gas stoves, should I switch?

You should not. Unless you camp above the snow line in mountains or you have to take quite a detour to get the premixed butane/propane canister. Unleaded gas has much higher flame temperature,...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,664
Posted By amk
The OP definitely has a soft spot for beemers,...

The OP definitely has a soft spot for beemers, nevertheless, the jap made bikes, zuks especially, DRZ & DR, are much reliable, nearly maintenance free, cost next to nothing to ride/to drop/to...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By amk
These diameters require 2 people, if they use a...

These diameters require 2 people, if they use a hand saw with 2 handles on each side, do not know a specific name. Or, you need a gas powered saw, they are quite compact/portable for a truck...
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