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Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 490,641
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks! I will if I can find some time. I had...

Thanks! I will if I can find some time. I had to cut my trip short due to a flooded basement at home and a pending home sale. I ended up hoofing it from Denali back to Illinois (4000+ miles) in 5...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-06-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 490,641
Posted By RedFrogTango
I bought a 2' long by 2" wide strip of reflective...

I bought a 2' long by 2" wide strip of reflective tape and cut it into a bunch of chevron (arrow) shapes, then spaced them along the bag of the side bags: > > > > > > > >

I had some left over...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 3,098,038
Posted By RedFrogTango
The lights and the fork mount brackets are both...

The lights and the fork mount brackets are both from Clearwater Lights.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 490,641
Posted By RedFrogTango
The brackets were supplied (as were the lights)...

The brackets were supplied (as were the lights) by Clearwater Lights.
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 3,098,038
Posted By RedFrogTango
TKC80s - I swapped out tires in Whitehorse, YT,...

TKC80s - I swapped out tires in Whitehorse, YT, and used them throughout Alaska (TOW, Dalton and Denali highways).
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 3,098,038
Posted By RedFrogTango
Moss Stardome II - I've had the tent for 20 years...

Moss Stardome II - I've had the tent for 20 years (from my climbing days). A bit heavy, but completely bombproof in bad weather. It'll stake out with 8 stakes for a basic fair weather set-up. Add...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 490,641
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks. I was surprised at how well the...

Thanks.

I was surprised at how well the bike handled on asphalt with the knobbies.

All the reflective decals were made from a 2' x 2" strip of reflective tape cut into the shapes shown.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 490,641
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks. Yes, that is the Z-Technik Sport...

Thanks. Yes, that is the Z-Technik Sport windscreen (the smallest of the three available sizes). It worked very well - complete dead air zone above the tank bag and in front of the chest. Air hits...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 3,098,038
Posted By RedFrogTango
Here is a photo of the same set-up after a tire...

Here is a photo of the same set-up after a tire change in Whitehorse (I left the street tires with Yukon Honda until I switch again on back).
...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 3,098,038
Posted By RedFrogTango
My R1200R ready for Alaska (I just got back). ...

My R1200R ready for Alaska (I just got back).

Tank bag carries IDs, electronics, water bottle, coffee thermos, bear spray and rain over-gloves.

Left side case carries tool and first aid...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 490,641
Posted By RedFrogTango
A couple of photos. The first is fully loaded and...

A couple of photos. The first is fully loaded and carrying tires, while the second is with knobbies and on the Dalton.


...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 490,641
Posted By RedFrogTango
Just got back from a Canadian & Alaskan trip on...

Just got back from a Canadian & Alaskan trip on my 2013 R1200R. Just under 9000 miles in 17 days (including a layover day in Fairbanks). I did a BB1500 on the first two days out (1600+ miles in 36...
Forum: Canada 06-01-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By RedFrogTango
Do I need tie-downs for the internal BC ferries?

Do I need tie-downs for the internal BC ferries?
Forum: Canada 05-24-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks to all. This is great information and I...

Thanks to all. This is great information and I will use it over the next week to finalize my route.
Forum: Canada 05-22-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm now thinking...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm now thinking about a route with the following way points:

a) Prince George
b) Valemount
c) Vernon
d) Naskup
e) Kaslo
f) Kalispell, MT

...
Forum: Canada 05-21-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By RedFrogTango
Route suggestions - Southern BC and AB

I'll be riding to Alaska in a couple of weeks and I'm looking for some suggested routes between Prince George (BC) and Kalispell (MT). I'll be riding through Banff and Jasper on the Northbound leg,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4,902
Views: 839,077
Posted By RedFrogTango
2007 KTM 990 Adventure - sold. Edited to...

2007 KTM 990 Adventure - sold.

Edited to show that the bike has been sold.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-25-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,763
Posted By RedFrogTango
I have a similar commute, but without the lane...

I have a similar commute, but without the lane splitting. My R1200R is the best commuter I've had, without sacrificing on long-distance mile crunching gear carrying capacity. More maneuverable in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-22-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4,902
Views: 839,077
Posted By RedFrogTango
Link to ad in Flea Market Section: ...

Link to ad in Flea Market Section: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1051774
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,902
Views: 839,077
Posted By RedFrogTango
2007 KTM 990 Adventure - NW IL

Just a head's up - I plan to put my 2007 KTM 990 Adv up for sale within the next couple of weeks - as soon as I can take some photos and pick up the title/extra keys from the bank box. Just under 50K...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-06-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,963
Posted By RedFrogTango
I plan to be in Alaska then. Otherwise, I'd be...

I plan to be in Alaska then. Otherwise, I'd be in. I'm still trying to learn more about the off-road routes since moving out here from the Western Chicago burbs.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-27-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 490,641
Posted By RedFrogTango
Search for my posts earlier in this thread. I...

Search for my posts earlier in this thread. I have an oil cooler protector for my 2103 R1200R that I think I bought from Wunderlich. It went on super easy.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,510
Posted By RedFrogTango
That is exactly what I want to do. I've got...

That is exactly what I want to do.

I've got a couple of questions:

1) How long does it take to re-charge the the unit from the bike?
2) Any advantage of going with the slightly bigger xp1...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,790
Posted By RedFrogTango
Makes sense. Thanks.

Makes sense. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,790
Posted By RedFrogTango
The dealer installed an SAE pigtail wired...

The dealer installed an SAE pigtail wired directly to the battery on my R1200R for use with a battery tender. I'm guessing that I can plug the Antigravity unit into this if I need a jump. Is that...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-24-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 490,641
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks to all for the info. I had always assumed...

Thanks to all for the info. I had always assumed that I had plenty of extra electrical power for add-ons and heated gear, but I don't want to find out that my assumptions are wrong out in the middle...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-23-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 490,641
Posted By RedFrogTango
2013 R1200R - anybody know how much extra juice...

2013 R1200R - anybody know how much extra juice is available for accessories and electronic add-ons? I'm trying to figure out if I am drawing too much juice. I'm planning an trip to Alaska this June...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,790
Posted By RedFrogTango
I almost forgot, I'm also running a set of...

I almost forgot, I'm also running a set of Clearwater LED running lights.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,790
Posted By RedFrogTango
Anybody know if the Antigravity devices can be...

Anybody know if the Antigravity devices can be charged from a motorcycle? If it makes a difference, I running an Escort radar detector, Garmin GPS, and maintaining a charge on my Blackberry phone...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By RedFrogTango
It should work. I run a switched SAE cord to my...

It should work. I run a switched SAE cord to my tank bag to run/charge various electronics while riding. While parked overnight, I plan to run an SAE extension cord from the tank bag to the SAE...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,146
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks - I'll give this a try.

Thanks - I'll give this a try.
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,146
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks. Any suggestions on a free video editor? ...

Thanks. Any suggestions on a free video editor? Something even a simpleton can use? :1drink
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,502
Posted By RedFrogTango
I have a couple of 2" wide rolls of the Solas...

I have a couple of 2" wide rolls of the Solas tape - one white and one yellow. I cut it up into 3" strips, then cut each strip in half along the diagonal to make triangles. I arranged the triangles...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,146
Posted By RedFrogTango
Super easy to use, although I have just been...

Super easy to use, although I have just been playing around with it so far (home movie type stuff). I'm still trying to sort out the best mounting options - ideally 1 mount of the side of my helmet...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,146
Posted By RedFrogTango
FWIW - I recently bought a Roam2 at B&H photo for...

FWIW - I recently bought a Roam2 at B&H photo for $125, and I think Contour was running a Black Friday deal for the Roam2 for even less.
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,506
Posted By RedFrogTango
Current timeline 10-28-14: Order placed ...

Current timeline

10-28-14: Order placed
11-17-14: Notice that suit has been cut and sent to sewing staff
11-24-14: Notice that suit is finished and being shipped
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm planning to have tires changed (Road Pilot 4...

I'm planning to have tires changed (Road Pilot 4 to TKC80) in Whitehorse next June on the way to Dawson and then Prudhoe bay. I'll change the knobbies back to street tires on the way back through...
Forum: Canada 11-10-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,023
Posted By RedFrogTango
Interesting. I just did a ride around the Great...

Interesting. I just did a ride around the Great Lakes this past August starting and ending in Chicago. I have an Escort radar dector mounted on top of my clutch reservoir - very visible and out in...
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By RedFrogTango
I rode around the Great Lakes this past summer. I...

I rode around the Great Lakes this past summer. I would recommend riding through Canada via the Trans-Canadian Highway. The stretch along the Northern shore of Lake Superior is one of the best roads...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,176
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm seeing deals on the Roam 2 for $120-125. It...

I'm seeing deals on the Roam 2 for $120-125. It has me wondering if I really need the extra features of the Roam 3. I'm guessing that once I figure out what resolution/speed I want to shoot in, I...
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