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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By jamesm417
Sea-las

Hello folks,

I've decided to move my old Transalp south so I can ride in the winter when we are showed in up north.

I'll be picking up the bike Friday and hope to immediately hit the road with...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By jamesm417
SEA to MSP

In the second week of May, I plan to ride my 1989 Transalp from Seattle to Minneapolis. I hope to do it in a week, or two.

Can anyone recommend a particular route? things to see?

THanks,
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By jamesm417
Bisbee, Patagonia, Oatman.

Bisbee,
Patagonia,
Oatman.
Forum: Alaska 02-10-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,610
Posted By jamesm417
Where ever you stay, I would recommend driving to...

Where ever you stay, I would recommend driving to up to Fox, about 8 miles, and have dinner at the Turtle Club. Wonderful prime rib!!.
The Silver Gulch, also in Fox is good too, and has a nice...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By jamesm417
Has anyone tried to put Aeroguards on an '07 GS...

Has anyone tried to put Aeroguards on an '07 GS with Hepco Becker crash bars?
It looks like it will be close.

Thanks,


Jim
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By jamesm417
We picked up the bikes Sunday in Phoenix, and...

We picked up the bikes Sunday in Phoenix, and headed east to Superior. From there south on AZ177 to Winkleman, then AZ77 to Oro Valley for the night.
Got up the next day and toured the Biosphere2,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By jamesm417
Thanks folks. This is exactly the type of...

Thanks folks.
This is exactly the type of information I was looking for.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By jamesm417
Nah, we are old men, who ride like old women. ...

Nah, we are old men, who ride like old women.
We suffer from the sins of our past, and have no intention adding to that list.

We'd like to find something comfortable, with a large fairing. A...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By jamesm417
AZ and SW Road Ride

A buddy of mine and I plan to rent a couple of bikes in the PHX area later this month, and depending on the weather, spend a week or so riding.
We plan to spend our time on pavement, and possibly...
Forum: Alaska 01-02-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,753
Posted By jamesm417
You must list yourself and any other members of...

You must list yourself and any other members of your group. How? Easy to do:

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote"...
Forum: Alaska 12-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,744
Posted By jamesm417
Alaska ATV salvage

4) Alaska ATV Salvage: Todd, the owner will mount and balance any tire for you (off the bike) for $25.00 anytime. He will also order any part for you if he doesn't have it, and be happy to talk shop...
Forum: Alaska 10-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By jamesm417
It will get lost just as easy as a $20 knife.

It will get lost just as easy as a $20 knife.
Forum: Alaska 09-29-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By jamesm417
I was building a cabin just west of Skwentna. ...

I was building a cabin just west of Skwentna.
It was the first time I had ever heard an earthquake. A low rumbling proceeded the shaking.
The lake had been like glass, but developed ripples, and...
Forum: Alaska 09-04-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,693
Posted By jamesm417
If a bike is in front, he is not choking on, or...

If a bike is in front, he is not choking on, or looking through a cloud of dust.
Being faster, for the most part, it will be kicking up a small amount of dust well down the road.

If a bike,...
Forum: Alaska 09-04-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,595
Posted By jamesm417
McClaren River Lodge

..I also recommend this place.
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,399
Posted By jamesm417
Need bike hauled, Tok to Palmer.

Hello Folks,

About 30 miles south of Tok there is a VERY soft patch of gravel, and my buddy's tires weren't quite up to the task.

He's ok, but bike isn't.

Does anyone have room in a...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 433
Posted By jamesm417
Seattle to Minneapolis, May 2014

I've decided to move my Transalp south, so I can ride next winter, and would like recommendations of routes, things to see, things to do, etc., between Seattle, and Minneapolis.

As a kid we spent...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 99,901
Posted By jamesm417
Sydney

While you're there, check out a place called Baxter's.
It's a lot like an old "speak easy" from the days of prohibition in the US.
It's located in basement, in the corner of a small courtyard,...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By jamesm417
West Coast, N-S, late May 2014

I'm planning to ship a bike to Seattle, then ride it to SoCal. in late May.
Any suggestions as to route, where to stop, what to see, etc?

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: Trip Planning 04-09-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 91,112
Posted By jamesm417
Bwcaw

It was the Spring of 2001, and a buddy and I went to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota.

My buddy had a 6 month old yellow lab named Buck, who had so much energy, the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-06-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 372,690
Posted By jamesm417
It's a company called Hawkins and Powers. They...

It's a company called Hawkins and Powers.
They do aerial firefighting.
http://cgibin.erols.com/afia/handp.html
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7,620
Views: 2,635,917
Posted By jamesm417
Unfortunately, the Forks Roadhouse burned to the...

Unfortunately, the Forks Roadhouse burned to the ground a couple of years ago.
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 90,456
Posted By jamesm417
stranded

Make sure that bike is good and ready before you leave that place!!
Forum: Alaska 12-11-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 25,990
Posted By jamesm417
This is a graded exercise; do your own work and...

This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the best you can.

You must list yourself and any other members of your group. How? Easy to do:

1. Scroll to the LAST post!
2. Copy these...
Forum: Alaska 12-04-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 186,613
Posted By jamesm417
Stock Windshield 2007 R1200GS

$60/obo.
It's in great shape.
I went with a taller one.
Forum: Alaska 08-28-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,129
Posted By jamesm417
crowds

I don't think the group photo really counts as a crowd.
Forum: Alaska 08-18-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,129
Posted By jamesm417
D2d 20132

I generally hate crowds, and wasn't really excited about going, but a buddy talked me into it.
There really weren't any crowds.
The poker run was a muddy mess, but I'm glad I did it, (once).

I...
Forum: Alaska 08-12-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By jamesm417
I love that thing. It reminds me of bombing...

I love that thing.
It reminds me of bombing around on a CT70 as a kid.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,544
Posted By jamesm417
[QUOTE=FatChance;21683947]It is only worth that...

[QUOTE=FatChance;21683947]It is only worth that much if you are willing to pay it. :
You cant sell sentimental value, unless, the buyer personally knows previous owners, or they
walked on the...
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,114
Posted By jamesm417
I would recommend a copy of the Milepost for an...

I would recommend a copy of the Milepost for an trip along the Alaska Highway. Worth its weight in gold.
milepost.com
Forum: Alaska 02-10-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,841
Posted By jamesm417
How to post: 1. Copy these instructions along...

How to post:
1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 90,456
Posted By jamesm417
If you have something broken in the drive line...

If you have something broken in the drive line between the gearbox and the rear wheel, it may be binding enough to keep the rear wheel from moving freely in neutral.

JMHO.
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 105,051
Posted By jamesm417
Love your story

It makes me realize how much more my TA is capable of.

I'm definitely jealous.
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 119,191
Posted By jamesm417
Great Photos

I loved seeing your photos.
I hope to ride to Deadhorse next summer, all the way from Anchorage.

Thanks for the RR.

Jim
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,694
Posted By jamesm417
old RS

I'm looking at an old 85 K100RS.
It's got low mileage, and has been sitting in my friends garage for years.

What do I want to look for in regard to maintenance issues?

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 68,033
Posted By jamesm417
Thanks Rich. That's the kind of information...

Thanks Rich.

That's the kind of information I needed.
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 90,456
Posted By jamesm417
sound like fun

I'm in.
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 62,523
Posted By jamesm417
trailering to alaska

I think that's great.

In spite of what people may think, the Alaska Hwy is suited for a K1200LT, or a BMW sports sedan.
If I could get my wife to agree to come along, I'd trailer my bike behind...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 68,033
Posted By jamesm417
Tall Windshield for '85 K100RS

I am looking at a 1985 K100RS to do some long range touring with, but would like a tall windshield to keep me out of the elements.

The bike is much more sporty than my riding style, (old man), so...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 56,478
Posted By jamesm417
Arthur M. Anderson

That is great.

My uncle worked on the Anderson, and was on it the night the Fitzgerald sank.

He quit after that, and took a job in Duluth.

I remember seeing that boat as a kid.

Thanks.
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