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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By akmnstr
:rofl:rofl I'd like to refrigerate more than...

:rofl:rofl

I'd like to refrigerate more than just my grips.

What regulates the heat of the grips? Is it the ECU? Or is there a separate thermostat located somewhere on the bike? My Haynes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By akmnstr
over heating heated grips

I did a search for this problem but came up with nothing. Even on the lowest setting my grips get very hot. I end up regulating the heat by turning them off and back on while riding. Before I...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 09-10-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 135,969
Posted By akmnstr
video

Thanks to thread my wife and I were successful in riding the divide this summer. I just finished editing our videos and uploading them to youtube. It is a sampler of the roads and landscapes of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 122,415
Posted By akmnstr
My wife and I did the continental divide ride...

My wife and I did the continental divide ride this summer. I put together this video which is a sampler of the roads and landscapes that can be experience on the divide.


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Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-29-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 135,969
Posted By akmnstr
My wife and I finished the ride on the 25th and...

My wife and I finished the ride on the 25th and are now homeward bound to TX. We decided not to go to Roosville for our finish, but to ride into Glacier NP on the Going to the Sun highway and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-12-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 135,969
Posted By akmnstr
Thumb On the divide in CO

We are now in Salida CO. This has been a rainy and slow trip. We have only had one rain free day. Many afternoons we must camp early or find a motel. We have also been challenged by the trail. ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-04-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 135,969
Posted By akmnstr
Fire, Thunderstorms, and now Floods

Just to add to my post of a few hours ago. A big storm has moved in and now there are flood warnings to add to the problems with fire closures. Tomorrow we will ride north on tarmac (US 180) for a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-04-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 135,969
Posted By akmnstr
Gila Forest road 150 closed July 4

My wife and I are in Silver City NM and we can testify that although we are getting rain and the Gila forest is only at advisory 1, road 150 is closed. Fire operations are still being conducted...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-27-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 135,969
Posted By akmnstr
2013 Ride the Divide

My wife and I leave the Texas coast to do the ride this Sunday, the 30th. Our gear is packed and we will follow Big Dogs route. It is predicted to hit triple digits as we cross TX. If I can, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 29,953
Posted By akmnstr
I've been running the Power Commander V with...

I've been running the Power Commander V with autotune for several months now and it has resulted in a great improvement. I was updating my map today and checked the settings and noticed that there...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-22-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By akmnstr
Anyone heard about camping near the track? I did...

Anyone heard about camping near the track? I did a search of the web and found nothing.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,768
Posted By akmnstr
Seems there should be some higher quality, higher...

Seems there should be some higher quality, higher compression, lighter, and cheaper aftermarket pistons available. Since I'm hopefully about 100000miles away from needing them, I haven't done a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 46,335
Posted By akmnstr
I have the enduro seat. I ordered within weeks...

I have the enduro seat. I ordered within weeks of purchasing my bike. It is way better than the original. It is the 3rd sargent seat for my wife and I. All have held up well.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 33,076
Posted By akmnstr
Damn, add me to the list of those with a cracked...

Damn, add me to the list of those with a cracked tank. My bike is a 2010 F 800gs with just over 2000 mi. It was this thread that got me to inspect my bike. I have an appointment with a dealer this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By akmnstr
I've owned several bikes and one thing I learned...

I've owned several bikes and one thing I learned long ago is not to depend on the local dealer or the manufacturer for support. It seems to me that you guys continue to blame BMW and your local...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 195,933
Posted By akmnstr
Thanks for the help everyone. Nice simple...

Thanks for the help everyone. Nice simple solutions. Now, I wonder, would BMW design it that way just so they could sell each of us a special made tool? I'm just cynical I guess:wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 195,933
Posted By akmnstr
Removing front brake reservoir cap

This seems like such a simple thing, but how do I take off the front brake reservoir cap off? Unlike most bikes, it neither twists off, nor are there small bolts to remove. I don't want to muck it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-25-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7,655
Views: 6,901,905
Posted By akmnstr
MS AKmnstr, she rides both a street bike (SV650)...

MS AKmnstr, she rides both a street bike (SV650) and dual sport (DR650)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/780monster/100_1021.jpg
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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,858
Posted By akmnstr
I'm in

I'd prefer a DVD. I live in a rural area which does not have high speed internet making any form of online streaming a real pain. With the DVD I'd have everything at my fingertips. I am not...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By akmnstr
Nice:thumbup

Nice:thumbup
Forum: Alaska 12-18-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 73,183
Posted By akmnstr
From a couple of rides with the wife...

From a couple of rides with the wife...
Forum: Alaska 11-12-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,082
Posted By akmnstr
Eek Check this out! ...

Check this out!

http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=9340118

3 votes now seperate the candidates
Forum: Alaska 11-12-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,082
Posted By akmnstr
Today is suppose to be the day the remaining...

Today is suppose to be the day the remaining ballots are counted. I read that there are about 30,000 of them.
Forum: Alaska 08-27-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,307
Posted By akmnstr
There can be mechanical or electrical problems...

There can be mechanical or electrical problems associated with riding in the rain. There are many stories of water getting into electrical components. On a long tour my wife had the spark plug well...
Forum: Alaska 08-27-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,975
Posted By akmnstr
Mark, Thanks for the tour. I've been meaning to...

Mark, Thanks for the tour. I've been meaning to stop in at Barbs. I need a new zipper pull on my old leather jacket. The new place looks great. What is going to happen to the old buildings?
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By akmnstr
Okay, my work is done. Thanks for the help

Okay, my work is done. Thanks for the help
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By akmnstr
I'm going to give this a bump. I've got the bike...

I'm going to give this a bump. I've got the bike running now. If I block of this
hose the engine will die. Seems to be drawing in air. Seems it should be attached to something. Can someone...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,382
Posted By akmnstr
For the exhaust leaks you can clean up the joints...

For the exhaust leaks you can clean up the joints with some emory paper and then apply high tempurature silicone. Permatex 81160 Hi-Temp Red Form-A-Gasket Silicone is what I use.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By akmnstr
Yes you are right there are 2 hoses and I forgot...

Yes you are right there are 2 hoses and I forgot to mention the larger diameter hose that is now hooked up. The hose that is giving me problems is the smaller diameter hose.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By akmnstr
DR650 right side carburetor hose

I had a cylinder base gasket oil leak, so I installed a new one. I have nearly got everything back together. I've got the carb in and find that I don't remember where the hose that comes out of the...
Forum: Alaska 07-16-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By akmnstr
There are plenty of places to eat along the AlCan...

There are plenty of places to eat along the AlCan and other roads up here and you can get anything you want as long as it is fried. To be honest, I get real tired of road food and always bring my...
Forum: Alaska 07-15-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By akmnstr
Well, my garden is way behind, so are the salmon...

Well, my garden is way behind, so are the salmon runs (if at all), I'm not getting in enough riding, but besides that all is cool. :D
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,008
Posted By akmnstr
Our DR650 loaded with pelican boxes. The...

Our DR650 loaded with pelican boxes. The brackets for the boxes were made in my shophttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/780monster/100_1751.jpg
Here are our road bikes loaded to the max....
Forum: Alaska 06-24-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,475
Posted By akmnstr
It is a 98 and started life as a 750 but is now a...

It is a 98 and started life as a 750 but is now a 800. And think how happy your wife will be when you get her one. But these are holligan machines. Every ride has the potential to end with me in...
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,475
Posted By akmnstr
Yep, there are other Ducatis here in AK. Here's...

Yep, there are other Ducatis here in AK. Here's a pic of my monster.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/780monster/monsterondeck.jpg
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By akmnstr
Dan, I'm so sorry that I missed your message for...

Dan, I'm so sorry that I missed your message for all this time. I've been out on the YK Delta for work for nearly 3 weeks. I think that the guy I was thinking of was Chris at Calcycle Works. His...
Forum: Alaska 05-31-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By akmnstr
One great feature of this trip - it was so cold...

One great feature of this trip - it was so cold there were no detectible mosquitoes. It was so early there were few RV caravans. LOTS of snowshoe hares crossing the road (especially the Tok...
Forum: Alaska 05-29-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By akmnstr
Well, it wasn't bad. There was a long section...

Well, it wasn't bad. There was a long section where the surface had large rocks scattered. 3 of them were thrown up and hit me in the left foot. Not bad but after the last one I stopped for a...
Forum: Alaska 05-29-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By akmnstr
Just my opinion, but I'd say the Anakees will do...

Just my opinion, but I'd say the Anakees will do you fine to Dawson. In the gravel be smooth on the brakes, I use both, and a light grip on the handle bars. Have fun! There is much info here on D2D.
Forum: Alaska 05-29-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By akmnstr
Oh, and I must add. Many thanks to...

Oh, and I must add. Many thanks to Barb:clap:clap

With out her help this would have been a much colder trip.:nod
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