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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,069
Posted By LDRydr
Marilyn, we're sorry for you and your family's...

Marilyn, we're sorry for you and your family's loss of James. Know that he'll be in the thoughts of our adventure-riding community.

Dennis
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,069
Posted By LDRydr
I was trying to be delicate in my earlier...

I was trying to be delicate in my earlier wording. Evidently they've found him and the outcome was not good. That's all I was told. I'm sure they'll issue a press release when they're ready.

Yes,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,069
Posted By LDRydr
I just spoke with the head of the search & rescue...

I just spoke with the head of the search & rescue group, and they're done searching. I was going to offer assistance with his SPOT account. I think they had a press conference scheduled for 11am to...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
Do you still have the AHAMAY touring shield? I'd...

Do you still have the AHAMAY touring shield? I'd like to try one as I'm not 100% satisfied with my Powerbronze.
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
It's an extension of the factory warranty, so...

It's an extension of the factory warranty, so everything the factory warranty covers is included. The exceptions, of course, are maintenance items (brake pads, bulbs, etc.). Plus you get travel...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/content/30/Sport%20Ext...

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/content/30/Sport%20Extended%20Service%20%28Y.E.S.%29%20Protection%20Plan.aspx

Shop around for best pricing...like any other Yamaha part prices will vary by dealer. Some...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
That's a better deal than I got (and I got a good...

That's a better deal than I got (and I got a good one). Jump on it. But check to see when the dealer put the bike in service as it will affect the warranty date. I lost 4 mo on mine but wasn't...
Forum: Alaska 07-17-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By LDRydr
+1 on the museum at UAF and the visit to Chena...

+1 on the museum at UAF and the visit to Chena Host Springs. It's worth the drive out there to soak. And I saw moose while riding both directions. Another thing I'm glad I took in was the...
Forum: Alaska 07-15-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,793
Posted By LDRydr
Guess I'll chime in here with my .02 since I...

Guess I'll chime in here with my .02 since I happened to pop in at Trail's End last month on my Super Tenere after "doing" Deadhorse. I didn't need any service (after all, I DO ride a Yamaha :nod)...
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By LDRydr
I rode from the hotel to a Barnes & Noble in...

I rode from the hotel to a Barnes & Noble in Fairbanks so I could catch up on ADVrider. I did have to WORK at loading my luggage on my bike. Does this count? Hope so, as I'll do no "official" work...
Forum: Alaska 06-13-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,284
Posted By LDRydr
I went through it yesterday after a brief (<10...

I went through it yesterday after a brief (<10 min) wait. Thought I had video of it from my GoPro camera but obviously I don't know how to operate it properly. Don't sweat the section, you could ride...
Forum: Alaska 06-12-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,284
Posted By LDRydr
It's open again and part of the backup here in...

It's open again and part of the backup here in Ft. Nelson have moved westward.

http://www.511yukon.ca/map/map0A.html
Forum: Alaska 06-06-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,971
Posted By LDRydr
Thanks Kevin. I did that Anchorage-Seward RT on...

Thanks Kevin. I did that Anchorage-Seward RT on the trip once and had a good time. May add it to our itinerary if the weather is bad.
Forum: Alaska 06-06-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,971
Posted By LDRydr
Any idea if the train down to Seward is running...

Any idea if the train down to Seward is running yet?
Forum: Alaska 06-05-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By LDRydr
Dan, if your route is Dawson Creek-Ft....

Dan, if your route is Dawson Creek-Ft. Nelson-Whitehorse-Dawson ping me back.
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
Yes, but it would be ugly. Just measured...

Yes, but it would be ugly.


Just measured one. It's 3" exactly. I'll have Dallara correct the listing for this filter.
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
AltRider skidplate and aftermarket oil filters - Don't do it!

During a recent trip my S-T developed an oil leak leading to oil pooling in the bottom of my AltRider skidplate. It seemed to be coming from the front but it was hard to see exactly where. I thought...
Forum: Alaska 05-31-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,971
Posted By LDRydr
I think they were meandering then heading to a...

I think they were meandering then heading to a ride-to-eat in Lynden WA this weekend.
Forum: Alaska 05-28-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,971
Posted By LDRydr
I heard in a ride-report from another friend...

I heard in a ride-report from another friend (Voni....always dressed entirely in red, bet you saw her and Paul) that a bear had been visiting daily to scavenge around a burned up homesite. I haven't...
Forum: Alaska 05-28-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 19,562
Posted By LDRydr
Did somebody say fudge? I must be made aware of...

Did somebody say fudge? I must be made aware of this location. To miss a fudge shop on my Alaska trip would surely leave me greatly disappointed (that and I don't want to be empty-handed if/when I...
Forum: Alaska 05-27-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,701
Posted By LDRydr
My Gerbing liner and waterproof Warm-N-Safe...

My Gerbing liner and waterproof Warm-N-Safe Carbon heated gloves never leave my luggage. Of course I ride year-round and live in the PacNorWet. But my philosophy on heated gear is this: if you don't...
Forum: Alaska 05-27-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By LDRydr
Lots of flight-seeing outfits in Talkeetna...

Lots of flight-seeing outfits in Talkeetna (between Fairbanks and Anchorage). I flew on K-2 Aviation once, had a great time landing at the base-camp for climbers up on Denali. There's also Talkeetna...
Forum: Alaska 05-25-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,223
Posted By LDRydr
Is that one of those newfangled tankbags with an...

Is that one of those newfangled tankbags with an airbag in it?? Holy smokes that thing's BIG! :lol3
Forum: Alaska 05-25-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,971
Posted By LDRydr
Tim, riding a red Wing. I think his wife is with...

Tim, riding a red Wing. I think his wife is with him this year. You might have heard him on Sidestandup.com
http://www.sidestandup.com/SiteImages/angela%20%20tim.jpg...
Forum: Alaska 05-25-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By LDRydr
Hewby, I'll watch for you. I'll be on a...

Hewby, I'll watch for you. I'll be on a raven-black Super Tenere with charcoal grey Jesse boxes.
Forum: Alaska 05-25-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,971
Posted By LDRydr
Say Hi to my friend Timmer there in Hyder! And...

Say Hi to my friend Timmer there in Hyder! And eat eat some fudge, and have some fish at the bus for me.
Forum: Alaska 05-24-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By LDRydr
Thanks for the report!

Thanks for the report!
Forum: Alaska 05-23-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By LDRydr
Tentatively 6/10 after departing Mucho Lake that...

Tentatively 6/10 after departing Mucho Lake that morning. I've heard something about some hot springs along the way, and to bring a padlock to lock things up while I soak?
Forum: Alaska 05-23-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By LDRydr
D'oh! Guess I meant the folks that weren't going...

D'oh! Guess I meant the folks that weren't going or were along the route.
Forum: Alaska 05-22-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By LDRydr
Cool2 AK or YT Meetups during my June ride?

As the departure date is rapidly rushing closer for my big BC, YT, NWT, AK ride I've been reading all I can on ride-prep, weather guesstimates, tire-choices and the like. And I've noticed there's a...
Forum: Alaska 05-22-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 19,562
Posted By LDRydr
Thanks for your post Jack. I'm headed to the...

Thanks for your post Jack. I'm headed to the shredder now to destroy my June itinerary. :lol3

See you in Glenallen June 30th?
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
Velcro and zipties are your friend....

Velcro and zipties are your friend. http://www.kriega.us/off-road-enduro-motorcycle-fork-seal-covers/
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
No, but since others may want to know this, I...

No, but since others may want to know this, I just installed a Bosch 3300 on mine, which has the ALTrider skidplate. The Bosch filter is slightly longer than the stock filter, and thus WILL NOT be...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
From reading the comments on their other products...

From reading the comments on their other products I'd personally stay clear of this one.
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
Not to hijack this thread, (since I did own a...

Not to hijack this thread, (since I did own a DL1000, and currently own both an FJR and a Tenere) but if there's anybody interested in a low-mile '06 Man-Strom that's nicely outfitted for...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
Tenere at Deal's Gap

Haven't seen this one posted here yet...


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Forum: Vendors 02-06-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,442
Posted By LDRydr
I'm in for a set if you think they'll mount OK on...

I'm in for a set if you think they'll mount OK on the curved portion of the crash tube of my Alrider bars. It would be low part of the picture below, right above the letter L. How do I order?
...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,442
Posted By LDRydr
Oh heck yeah! I'm going to look at the new...

Oh heck yeah! I'm going to look at the new halogen lamps I just purchased and see if these might work for mounting them on the Altrider crash bars on my S-T.
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
I just forwarded this to my wife, as she's going...

I just forwarded this to my wife, as she's going to love to see this. We haven't had an opportunity for her to ride on the back yet (I've hardly been out myself...damn work) but this sounds...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22,763
Views: 4,021,903
Posted By LDRydr
Which is why I'm having to sell a perfectly good...

Which is why I'm having to sell a perfectly good set of Odyssey II boxes off my V-Strom that I picked up for a steal on Flea-Bay. I'd love to just get a new set of mounts for the Tenere and use the...
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