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Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 30,125
Posted By rickj
I shopped around and the best quote I've received...

I shopped around and the best quote I've received has been with Lynden Transport (www.lyndentransport.com). They'll deliver the bikes to a terminal in Fontana, CA for us.
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 30,125
Posted By rickj
Talking SoCal to Alaska - One Way

There's a group of three of us riding from SoCal to Alaska starting June 20th. I'm on a 990 Adventure and my two riding buddies are on R1200GSs. Our trip is one way, and we're arranging to have the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-01-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By rickj
Thanks! Other issues?

Thanks guys! Looks like I'm loosening / removing the header.

Man, seemingly simple things on this bike are hard or a mechanically challenged guy like me! I'm looking forward to actually getting...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By rickj
2008 990 Adventure-How to drain coolant?

Hello Friends,

New owner of an '08 Adventure. Bought recently and have it down doing routine maintenance as I have time before I put it into service. I had decided to flush out the coolant today,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By rickj
Thanks, Tangai! I'm convinced this is...

Thanks, Tangai!

I'm convinced this is something I need to do, so I'll add it to my project list as I'm trying to . I asked the question, as I was unsure if the stock front rim design would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By rickj
OK for front rim on KTM 990?

Considering this option, but I'm unclear on whether the front rim on KTM 990 can be converted to tubeless. Mine's an '08 Adventure.

TIA!

Rick
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By rickj
Thanks for the advice, George. I'll check out...

Thanks for the advice, George. I'll check out gefr's pump and filters.

Yeah, I've been planning on getting in to the air filter, which I think is completely stock.

The bike came with a Remus...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By rickj
Another noob Adventure owner

I recently picked up an '08 990 Adventure and am also wondering what needs to be done. Mine is a bit rough with 47K miles on it. It has some nice farkles, and I'll be adding a few more to get it...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By rickj
Lile jonz mentioned, there are tons of great...

Lile jonz mentioned, there are tons of great twisties all around that area, and the Fall is a great time of the year to ride that area.

Assuming you like twisties, try getting in some of these...
Forum: Americas 08-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By rickj
SoCal storage

Mumfoda,

I live in Temecula, CA and there's a storage place just down the hill from our house called Cube Smart. I know that they rent small spaces, so I called. There were no spaces available...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,505
Posted By rickj
Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I'm...

Sorry to hear about your misfortune.

I'm traveling with a couple of buddies to Alaska next summer, and our plan is to ride up and then ship the bikes back back to SoCal. There are generally lots...
Forum: Alaska 01-14-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By rickj
Man, I hate it when that happens! Actually, it...

Man, I hate it when that happens! Actually, it has never happened on regular roads down here. It's proof that skill definitely plays a role though. I'm pretty comfortable on the FJR and wouldn't...
Forum: Alaska 01-14-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By rickj
Thanks for the tip on the Dunlop 616s and the tip...

Thanks for the tip on the Dunlop 616s and the tip on road conditions. They look like they may do great. I scanned your RR briefly and will look at it in depth tonight. Thank for the link.

Rick
Forum: Alaska 01-14-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By rickj
Thanks. Perhaps I need to have a back-up plan in...

Thanks. Perhaps I need to have a back-up plan in case it is really wet, as that is my biggest concern. It was dry last time in early July, but maybe I was lucky. I did hit some or lots of rain almost...
Forum: Alaska 01-13-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By rickj
TOTW - Road condition during summer?

Hi All,

Hopefully, some locals will chime in here and give me some advice.

Well, I had arranged for a trip to Alaska with my F650GS Dakar LAST summer, but finances and more got in the way,...
Forum: Alaska 01-11-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,322
Posted By rickj
You're on a tight schedule and riding to Prudhoe...

You're on a tight schedule and riding to Prudhoe Bay is going to come at the expense of missing out on some other great areas. There's also significant risk of breakdowns, etc. that could further...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By rickj
Shroom, Another option is to take the ferry...

Shroom,

Another option is to take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay (a lottle north of Bellingham) pver to Vancounver Island. Ride to the north end to Port Hardy and then take the ferry to Prince...
Forum: Alaska 12-09-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 70,491
Posted By rickj
Travel time is a definite issue with 3 weeks...

Travel time is a definite issue with 3 weeks being the absolute limit. I did the trip in '96 from SoCal as far as the Arctic Circle on the Dalton one-way in about the same time frame. (I don't like...
Forum: Alaska 12-09-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 70,491
Posted By rickj
Yet another group northbound summer '09

Just came across this thread...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=395232&highlight=highway

I started a thread in the Trip Planning section a while back as I was working on the...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By rickj
Another group headed northward...

Brett,

A small group of us is planning a trip from soCal in mid-June this next summer. Check it out at the link below. A lot of people have helped out with the route and given great...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,654
Posted By rickj
I talk about the islands often and have shown...

I talk about the islands often and have shown pictures to my wife, and I will visit some day. I sent this thread to my brother and he thought some of the pictures looked like Burgaz.

So many...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,654
Posted By rickj
Awesome Pictures!

Thanks for posting these pictures. I'm going to check out your other threads as well. Small world...

My Dad married a Turkish woman (Greek ancestry) when I was 7 years old and brought her back...
Forum: Alaska 11-11-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 17,778
Posted By rickj
Off by a few days!

AAARGG!! I've been working on the route for a planned trip up north in June, factoring a 6/14 departure date from SoCal, ferry schedules, taking in the best sights and roads along the way, etc. ...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Thanks for the advice!

Thanks again for all the advice - you guys from up north rock! :thumb I consider the route MUCH improved over the original route, and also far better that the route I took in '96. I'm real excited...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Mark, Thanks again. I'm going to take your...

Mark,

Thanks again. I'm going to take your advice and sit on this final route issue, and most likely we'll decide once we're up there. At this point we're not even sure who is going! So far,...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Hi Mark, There's just so much to see up...

Hi Mark,

There's just so much to see up there and so little time! At this point it's all a matter of cutting one area out to visit another. In the first drafts of the route we were looking at...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Thanks for the suggestion. We're definitely...

Thanks for the suggestion. We're definitely riding up the Dempster. Minimally, we'll go as far as the Arctic Circle marker, but we may go as far as Inuvik if time allows.

Rick
Forum: Americas 11-06-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Alcan Rider, Point taken. I don't have a...

Alcan Rider,

Point taken. I don't have a copy of the Milepost yet, but I will be getting one soon. I had one for my '96 trip and it was invaluable. The software tool I have been using to create...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,596
Posted By rickj
I'm also organizing a trip up north this summer....

I'm also organizing a trip up north this summer. I don't own a firearm and no intentions to look for one. However, since we're going to be camping most nights, some in the group have expressed...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Hi Brian, Thanks for the suggestions. I...

Hi Brian,

Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't realize there was a way to cut across from Paxson Lake area to Cantwell. It looks like that might be a better route than staying on the main...
Forum: Americas 11-04-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Well, I've received some great advice and the...

Well, I've received some great advice and the route has been changing as a result. (Thanks very much!) Interestingly, this new route would negate the original question of taking Highway 1 or 2. We'd...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,403
Posted By rickj
Chris, Great ride report! I have lots of...

Chris,

Great ride report! I have lots of family in Melbourne and Wodonga, as well as a cousin in Brisbane, and have traveled the area by car several times. However, I'd love to ride down there...
Forum: Americas 11-04-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,596
Posted By rickj
Some friends and I are also making plans for a...

Some friends and I are also making plans for a trip north this summer. You may want to check out that thread. A lot of people have contributed some great suggestions.

For planning purposes I...
Forum: Americas 11-02-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Daniel Wow, the ferry ride is far more than...

Daniel

Wow, the ferry ride is far more than I had heard that it would be. Thanks for the info. We may look at another option of shipping the bikes from Anchorage back to Seattle or Southern...
Forum: Americas 11-01-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
You're welcome, Daniel. Good luck with your...

You're welcome, Daniel. Good luck with your planning. Keep me posted on your dates, as our paths might intersect up there!

Rick
Forum: Americas 10-30-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Hi Coltok, We've got the route pretty much...

Hi Coltok,

We've got the route pretty much finalized. If you send me your e-mail address I'll be happy to send the the Street & Trips program file. Here's the basic route:

- Trailer bikes...
Forum: Americas 10-27-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Benjava, Well, we met a few nights ago to...

Benjava,

Well, we met a few nights ago to discuss the route. There was general consensus that going all the way to Inuvik would be in fact be worthwhile if we had the time. Otherwise, we'll...
Forum: Americas 10-24-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Thanks for the suggestions

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I've made a lot of changes to the route as a result. Since the last posting I also picked up an '02 BMW F650GS Dakar, with suspension upgrades (Progressive...
Forum: Americas 10-13-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
I agree. TOTWH is the Best and I want to spend...

I agree. TOTWH is the Best and I want to spend more time on it, especially the town of Chicken and some old mining equipment along the side of the river!

If we do Snuffy's suggested route, we'd...
Forum: Americas 10-13-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,853
Posted By rickj
Option C is definitely on the table and up for...

Option C is definitely on the table and up for discussion with the others planning to be on the ride. Looks really great! I also found some informtion about it on Wikipedia.

Thanks for the...
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