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Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By truax
Reading now.... somehow I missed this one in my...

Reading now.... somehow I missed this one in my initial search and reading on the topic... thanks.

:clap
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By truax
Thanks for all the replies so far. I had a death...

Thanks for all the replies so far. I had a death in the family and have not had time to check back until now. I have been reading through several threads and I have picked up a few things so far...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By truax
School Me, the Argentia big ride

I m looking to ride either from Argentina to Alaska or vice versa. I need all kind of advice from those who are in the know. It's starting to get cool here and the temps really will soon be...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By truax
Check out the Sony HX9V Point and shoot. The...

Check out the Sony HX9V Point and shoot. The thing is amazing. I have access to professional quality video and still cameras. Dollar per dollar this is one of my favorite travel video cameras.

If...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By truax
Long Oval? Take a look at the Scorpion Line. I...

Long Oval? Take a look at the Scorpion Line. I like the exo-700 ( I own three). The 700 is sort of their middle helmet.
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By truax
I've used their tank bags and panniers. If you...

I've used their tank bags and panniers. If you are looking for substance over style, you will be happy. CH makes the good stuff.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By truax
Oregon Trail Ride Report

I took a little ride across the Oregon Trail, Independence Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon. You can read about it and see photos at the link below. The post are in newest to oldest order, so if you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By truax
SW of Casper, info needed plz

This week I'm stating a little trek following the Oregon Trail. I'll be starting in Independence, Missouri and ending my trio in Oregon City, Oregon (No one ever said I was smart).

I need some...
Forum: Canada 11-11-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,604
Posted By truax
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4804586205_317...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4804586205_317ee0cd47_z.jpg (http://www.advrider.com/forums/%3Ca%20href=)
A maple leaf and cross found on a memorial to Kenastons War dead. The memorial is in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-06-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 634,826
Posted By truax
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4805245308_747...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4805245308_747d6ec0a6_b.jpg
Near Fargo, N.D.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-09-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9,533
Views: 3,815,033
Posted By truax
They are Wolfman fender bags. I replaced the...

They are Wolfman fender bags. I replaced the metal clips the bags come with and substituted webstrap clips (Walmart camping web straps). Mounting them forward allows me to move my tools (weight)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-08-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9,533
Views: 3,815,033
Posted By truax
http://www.ittybittyphoto.com/scooters.jpg ...

http://www.ittybittyphoto.com/scooters.jpg

My bike in the parking lot at Scooter's Pub in Millston, Wisconsin (just south of Black River Falls) . I took it on my way back from Alaska. I get...
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,153
Posted By truax
AkTracks (Shawn and Dan) thanks for the great...

AkTracks (Shawn and Dan) thanks for the great service today, great to finally meet you. You guys are a class act.

Any chance you will open a branch in Illinois?

(bp)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9,533
Views: 3,815,033
Posted By truax
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4692419290_c78...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4692419290_c78a783c3a_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ittybitty/4692419290/sizes/l/http://www.flickr.com/photos/ittybitty/4692419290/sizes/l/
In Rockies of...
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,837
Posted By truax
Argyll Motor Sports in Edmonton.

I wanted to share my experiences with Argyll Motor Sports in Edmonton.

This was originally published in a blog chronically my trip to Alaska last week so please excuse me for being lazy and copy...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-31-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,331
Posted By truax
OK, Here is your solution learned the hard...

OK,

Here is your solution learned the hard way.

Re-run the installer ( I know it takes for-ev-er). But when you start up the installer and start clicking buttons, make sure you click on the ...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By truax
I took a 13 inch Macbook up and down the...

I took a 13 inch Macbook up and down the Mississippi backroads with no problem two years ago. I'm leaving tomorrow for Alaska with a new 13 inch Macbook-- the one that was announced last week (with...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,036
Posted By truax
http://www.newssim.com/junk/inside.jpg The...

http://www.newssim.com/junk/inside.jpg
The Explore lite will work well. The photo above is a Rainier. I used a sandwich of 4 foam sleeping pads glued together with contact cement Gorilla glue,...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By truax
I've owed a G series camera ever since the G3....

I've owed a G series camera ever since the G3. The G10 and G11 Powershots are great camera. However, the Canon S90 (already suggested by others) is an awesome camera and much cheaper.

The s90 is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,891
Posted By truax
I put on the same bars. I am very happy. I was...

I put on the same bars. I am very happy. I was able to find fuel line (Ace Hardware) that was not too thick for use remounting the bar weights. I have mine attached to Rox bar risers. This is a...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By truax
Heavy duty Velcro top of the clutch fluid...

Heavy duty Velcro top of the clutch fluid reservoir. It has been there for two years and has not budged.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9,533
Views: 3,815,033
Posted By truax
Well it's just mt Storm's front tire, but you...

Well it's just mt Storm's front tire, but you might like it anyway:
http://vimeo.com/10968077

If a mod know how to embed this moive, plz do so.
Forum: Face plant 04-14-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,869
Posted By truax
In Illinois to renew tags (online) you have to...

In Illinois to renew tags (online) you have to put the name of your insurance Company as well as the policy numbers. I just renewed the tags for my duaghter's Honda Ruckus. As I was too lazy to look...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By truax
That's how mine look too.

That's how mine look too.
Forum: Alaska 04-10-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,477
Posted By truax
I'm riding up to Fairbanks on a Vee early this...

I'm riding up to Fairbanks on a Vee early this summer. North of Fairbanks I'm going to run Heidenau K60s and try to squeeze back to East Central Illinois on the same K60's .... it will be close.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,061
Posted By truax
+2, Canon G11

+2, Canon G11
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,201
Posted By truax
You may find this very through comparisons of...

You may find this very through comparisons of waterproof point and shoot cameras helpful: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q209waterproofgroup/
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,450
Posted By truax
http://www.eurekatent.com/p-63-pinnacle-pass-2xta....

http://www.eurekatent.com/p-63-pinnacle-pass-2xta.aspx

+1

Good choice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,541
Posted By truax
Find out where the RTOC guys/gals park their...

Find out where the RTOC guys/gals park their bikes on campus. I can assure you a lot of them do ride. Nothing like fit military types getting on and off their bikes to scare of interlopers. You...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By truax
One thing I did was put a bead of caulk on the...

One thing I did was put a bead of caulk on the outside around the lower two mounting pucks/hangers (make sure you check to see they are in the correct alignment with the rack first). I once had a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By truax
Does this help?

Does this help?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By truax
The muffler shields DO NOT come off (on the...

The muffler shields DO NOT come off (on the DL1000).

The rack arm mounts that attach near the pegs go BEHIND the footpeg mount. Put everything together lose, then tighten at the end. The...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By truax
+1 I also use these and found them to be...

+1

I also use these and found them to be very accurate. My Walmart carried them up until about a year ago. The battery in them also seem to last forever
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By truax
You mean I have to spend $149.95 (full suggested...

You mean I have to spend $149.95 (full suggested retail price... see fine print in rebate form) so I can save $25? For a device that has significantly less battery life? Thanks, but no.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,375
Posted By truax
I forgot... I added mirror extenders too... also...

I forgot... I added mirror extenders too... also I have Rox risers on and I'm 6-4.

I found helmet choice (and interaction with all of the above) was the biggest factor after the Mastad was added.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,375
Posted By truax
I have a Givi tall screen with Mastad a bracket...

I have a Givi tall screen with Mastad a bracket on mine too, after properly adjusted I have no issues. I think individual rider characteristics have a lot to do with how aerodynamics work for...
Forum: Alaska 02-24-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,967
Posted By truax
The 2010 is out, already have it in my hot little...

The 2010 is out, already have it in my hot little hands from Amazon.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By truax
I ordered one last week.... back ordered. They...

I ordered one last week.... back ordered. They say ten days. We shall see.
Forum: Vendors 12-19-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,716
Posted By truax
Here is what they look like installed on my...

Here is what they look like installed on my V-Strom. I made my brackets with $5 worth of aluminum bar stock and some bolts installed where the reflectors usually would go. These are the blue ones....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,645
Posted By truax
Assuming my internet research is correct: More...

Assuming my internet research is correct: More than 12% of American have hearing loss... I assume it is no better in other places...More than 60% of people with hearing loss do not, or can not use...
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