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Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,571
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Posted By Chazbo
Based on my recent trip on my Husky from...

Based on my recent trip on my Husky from Washington to the Arctic Circle via the Dempster and then on to Alaska and back, you made the right choice in the Terra. It is a pack mule that easily handles...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-15-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,420
Posted By Chazbo
Certainly I can and have done that as well. I...

Certainly I can and have done that as well. I also have a PDM60 programmable power distribution module and have programmed the gps circuit with a delayed start and power off with ignition trigger. I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-15-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,420
Posted By Chazbo
Every time I refuel my motorcycle, I have to turn...

Every time I refuel my motorcycle, I have to turn off the engine and remove the key to unlock the gas cap. This starts the countdown before power off. This is more than a small gripe for me. Gloves...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,420
Posted By Chazbo
Here in the Washington state area, you are...

Here in the Washington state area, you are required to carry the map that shows the legal areas to ride. It is available for at the ranger stations. Don't know if the digital version on the Monterra...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
You might try changing the gearing by going to a...

You might try changing the gearing by going to a smaller countershaft and/or a larger rear sprocket.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
If I remember correctly, I think the spoofers...

If I remember correctly, I think the spoofers were originally created to correct a similar problem with some BMW models. The F800GS and G650GS, I think. The Wukka King might even be the same unit as...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,112
Posted By Chazbo
Update on the rib. The folks at the cancer clinic...

Update on the rib. The folks at the cancer clinic where I get my monthly blood draw did an x-ray. Nothing broken! Whew...:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 20,127
Posted By Chazbo
Let's see if function really outweighs appearance...

Let's see if function really outweighs appearance for you. I had bad problems with my riding pants fit. They wanted to slide down and hang too low. I solved it completely by using suspenders like the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
I used the Happy Trail SU rack along with the...

I used the Happy Trail SU rack along with the Nomadic rear rack. The panniers were a set of Happy Trail Tetons from my KLR 650 , but any pannier or soft luggage could be used. It is an incredibly...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
For my Alaska trip I switched to Heidenau K60 on...

For my Alaska trip I switched to Heidenau K60 on the rear and Continental TKC80 knobbies on the front. After nearly 7000 miles, it looks like I could go to Alaska and come back again with the same...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,111
Posted By Chazbo
We camped in Bear country a lot. We had bear...

We camped in Bear country a lot. We had bear spray and used bear canisters which are required for backcountry hiking in many National Parks where we live in Washington state. You can see it strapped...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 20,127
Posted By Chazbo
My son and I, both engineers, just got back from...

My son and I, both engineers, just got back from Alaska and Canada up to the Arctic Circle. He on a 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R, and me on a (wait for it) 2013 TR 650 Terra! It was a great ride and the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
I used Dynamat on a Touratech skid plate and it...

I used Dynamat on a Touratech skid plate and it worked really well. I have an AltRider skid plate on now and it didn't seem to need it.

I suppose I should sell the Touratech skid plate one of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,111
Posted By Chazbo
Highly recommend heated gear as well. My son and...

Highly recommend heated gear as well. My son and I had heated jacket liner and heated gloves. It made all the difference in the world. Several times we wished we had heated socks. Klim jacket and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,111
Posted By Chazbo
Just got back on a trip with my son. Left from...

Just got back on a trip with my son. Left from Redmond and spent 5 weeks. You will enjoy it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
Thanks, TRZ-C. Updating the AdvRider blog is a...

Thanks, TRZ-C. Updating the AdvRider blog is a joint effort with my son and will happen over an unspecified period of time as I review my videos, so it will be a moving target.

On my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
I hear you RD. Welding is the way to go. I am...

I hear you RD. Welding is the way to go. I am 5'8" with a 30" inseam. My front forks are adjusted as far up as they can go. The rear shocks I vary with the load, but typically are at one end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
I wouldn't shorten it. My KLR 650 was a nightmare...

I wouldn't shorten it. My KLR 650 was a nightmare when it got loaded. I had to be very selective on things as common as what side of the gas pump to fuel up. On my recent trip to Alaska with my son,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
Thanks. Unfortunately my cell phone died on Day#2...

Thanks. Unfortunately my cell phone died on Day#2 so I could not make posts easily.

I will probably post a detailed debrief very specific to the Terra, though I am not sure which thread is the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
Yes, you can find the stuff we posted during the...

Yes, you can find the stuff we posted during the trip here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=979458

Gozer is my son. We will be going back and freshening it up some time in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
I am very happy with mine. Just got back from a...

I am very happy with mine. Just got back from a 6700 mile trip to the Arctic Circle and back from Seattle. I picked up a stumble in Alaska for a bit, but that might have been from the variable gas...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,129
Posted By Chazbo
I am the father part of the father/son ride that...

I am the father part of the father/son ride that used Noah's tarps. They worked great. Many times we went to bed with a clear sky and were hit by rain later.

If you haven't already, you...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,631
Posted By Chazbo
Just returned from a 5 week ride to Alaska and...

Just returned from a 5 week ride to Alaska and the Arctic Circle. Here are some things you may find useful:

A Jetboil is perfect for freeze dry, oatmeal etc. For 6 days, you may not need any spare...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,112
Posted By Chazbo
The Terra performed flawlessly and far exceeded...

The Terra performed flawlessly and far exceeded my expectations. It handled the good and the bad very well. It is a real pack mule too. All of the mods to the bike I performed worked well. The mpg...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,112
Posted By Chazbo
Bad area is about 50 km from Eagle Plains. If you...

Bad area is about 50 km from Eagle Plains. If you stay away from the soft part you will be ok. Ride so your tire is on the edge with gravel with some gravel always under the tire. That way you will...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,112
Posted By Chazbo
We Did It! We made it to the Arctic Circle! Here...

We Did It! We made it to the Arctic Circle! Here is the photo of both of us.
https://charlessk.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/20140607img_0567.jpg
Still more adventures with my son to come. What a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-07-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,420
Posted By Chazbo
We are having a great ride and the Monterra has...

We are having a great ride and the Monterra has been performing very well. The glitch that appeared, disappeared just as quickly. Made it to the Arctic Circle today! Took a nasty spill yesterday on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,112
Posted By Chazbo
We made it to Dawson City today, the major kick...

We made it to Dawson City today, the major kick off for our trip up the Dempster. We are getting mixed reports on the conditions, but things are trending positive. Got some warnings to double check...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,112
Posted By Chazbo
Teslin Bridge

The Teslin bridge is the third longest on the Alcan. We crossed it when it was raining and 37 degrees. My video (to be posted later) shows 47 seconds of butt clenching instability. The steel decking...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,112
Posted By Chazbo
My terra has been performing great. I got a high...

My terra has been performing great. I got a high of 67 mpg on one stretch but it dropped just like Gozer's on the stretch to Teslin to the worst of the trip, 47 mpg. I need 45 mpg to make it to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-30-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,420
Posted By Chazbo
Mine has been running great on our motorcycle...

Mine has been running great on our motorcycle trip to Alaska, but today it started doing exactly as you described. I will be in a world of hurt if this doesn't settle down. Well, maybe not. I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,112
Posted By Chazbo
We have been staying at the Provincial Parks so...

We have been staying at the Provincial Parks so far and they are very nice. No showers but very clean and reasonably priced at $16 CF/night. There are a bunch spaced out along our route to choose...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,112
Posted By Chazbo
Chazbo's 2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra

I am Chazbo, Gozer's chaperone for this adventure. Here I am sitting on my Italian redhead, looking like the 69 year old geezer that I am. I wasn't always this old.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-20-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,420
Posted By Chazbo
I had several of the problems you were talking...

I had several of the problems you were talking about several revisions ago about the first of the year. The Basecamp one was especally troubling. Taked to the very nice Garmin support and they...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
Thanks John. My son, Scott (gozer) has just...

Thanks John. My son, Scott (gozer) has just posted the ADVrider ride intro. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=979458
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
Did the Dreaded Air Filter Replacement

It was not that hard to get out. After 3800 miles, my air box in the area of the filter is spotless. There was not much crud in the filter either. Could have reused it. But I haven't been in much...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
I think just repeated spring assisted hammering...

I think just repeated spring assisted hammering when the brake pedal snaps back into position and the tab hits the stop would be enough to do it over time. I have not been in any area with bad...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
Brake Light Sticking ON

Just got back from a 500 mile ride over the Washington Cascade mountains as a final dry run for my upcoming Alaska trip. My son who was following jazzed me about applying too much brake through the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,420
Posted By Chazbo
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 693,525
Posted By Chazbo
BTW, many aftermarket grip heater kits have more...

BTW, many aftermarket grip heater kits have more coils on the LH than the right since most LH grips are on bare bars. This makes the LH heated grip much hotter than the right.
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