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Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By UncleRandy
Wow! That's quite a project you're taking on. I'd...

Wow! That's quite a project you're taking on. I'd start with a good cleaning to take stock of what you have. Remove the motor-because that's going to need attention if the miles shown are real. My...
Forum: Alaska 02-04-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,289
Posted By UncleRandy
How about some demo's? 1)Road-side tire...

How about some demo's?

1)Road-side tire changing with/without a center stand (especially that pesky front one!)
2)How to properly set up a suspension (pre-load/sag etc) for ADV touring
3)How to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-08-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By UncleRandy
When I lived along the I-5 Corridor, this was...

When I lived along the I-5 Corridor, this was incredibly common. Your car gets stolen and the police find your car a short time later. Kind of sucks because your insurance may not pay out (your car...
Forum: Alaska 12-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By UncleRandy
Hey JagLite-Yep, AK Cycles is on Potter Drive. I...

Hey JagLite-Yep, AK Cycles is on Potter Drive. I try to visit them a few times a year to see what they've got going on. Definitely Old School, but good folks.

PistonPants-Thanks for the heads up...
Forum: Alaska 12-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By UncleRandy
Gentlemen...Good Catch! I made an error when...

Gentlemen...Good Catch! I made an error when listing the shops I mentioned.

I meant to write "AK Cycles", found on Potter Drive. NOT Alaska Cycle Center.

It's good to know someone's reading my...
Forum: Alaska 12-05-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By UncleRandy
Thumb Why Yes I'll Spend My Money Here (A.K.A. Shops That Get it Right)

This thread was inspired by JagLite's thread regarding Random Thoughts, Suggestions and Ideas for a Profitable Motorcycle Shop.

In the nearly 9 years I've lived in Alaska full time, I have...
Forum: Alaska 11-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,727
Posted By UncleRandy
[/QUOTE]What do you guys think? How can I provide...

[/QUOTE]What do you guys think? How can I provide the best service to someone that is a regular visitor?[/QUOTE]

Just keep doing what you are doing. The fact that you're willing to even...
Forum: Alaska 11-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,727
Posted By UncleRandy
Pissed How about this one? Do offer to mount a tire,...

How about this one? Do offer to mount a tire, regardless of where it was purchased, AND at a competitive price! $45 to mount a tire (off the bike) or $60 if you didn't buy it there is not doing your...
Forum: Alaska 10-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,745
Posted By UncleRandy
It may be possible for you to request to "appear...

It may be possible for you to request to "appear by phone", if you live out of country/out of state. You will need a notary to appear with you, and you may need to re-schedule your hearing, but it is...
Forum: Alaska 10-27-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By UncleRandy
Just love your videos TinyWheel and the fact that...

Just love your videos TinyWheel and the fact that you're never afraid to get wet! Thanks for the great videos.
Forum: Americas 07-23-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,576
Posted By UncleRandy
What Mastery said! Awesome attitude and outlook....

What Mastery said! Awesome attitude and outlook. Wishing you well.:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-08-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By UncleRandy
You'll find that the MSR ATV/High and MSR/ATV Low...

You'll find that the MSR ATV/High and MSR/ATV Low bars are a popular, inexpensive replacement for Vee bars. I have used them on my Vee and they are similar to the factory bars, but reduce...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By UncleRandy
Hey Bill, have had great success with Hotsy-brand...

Hey Bill, have had great success with Hotsy-brand products that you use with a pressure washer/steam cleaner. Sprayed it on with a pump sprayer, let it soak, then hit it with a low pressure blast. I...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By UncleRandy
You're welcome. I didn't know about CycleTerminal...

You're welcome. I didn't know about CycleTerminal so it's a win for me too.:clap
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,154
Posted By UncleRandy
I'm 5' 9" with a set up similar to yours. I've...

I'm 5' 9" with a set up similar to yours. I've got the MS in the highest position, and the w/s tilted nearly all the way back (about 3/16" from the rear most position). This works for me up to about...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By UncleRandy
I'm gonna take a stab at it-it's a 4 Pin 12 volt...

I'm gonna take a stab at it-it's a 4 Pin 12 volt female connector. I've got one just like it on my DL1000. A quick google search revealed a few ranging from $3.99 to $9.00. A local auto parts store...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,540
Posted By UncleRandy
Well, I really like to leave things on the road...

Well, I really like to leave things on the road side for OTHER riders to find. I really like to leave my Givi E21 Side cases unlocked when I take off which allows the lid to flip open and scatter my...
Forum: Alaska 05-22-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,439
Posted By UncleRandy
AlaskaJeff, There's an update listed today-just...

AlaskaJeff,
There's an update listed today-just hover over the highway. (But you probably already knew that :wink: )Basically-road open, intermittent delays. Good Luck!
...
Forum: Alaska 05-03-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,397
Posted By UncleRandy
Get to the ferry about .5 hours early in...

Get to the ferry about .5 hours early in Victoria. You'll clear customs there before you load. For bikes, it's a walk around, a few questions regarding declarations and then you're on. The ferry ride...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,227
Posted By UncleRandy
hps-Good on you for resolving the problem! Now...

hps-Good on you for resolving the problem! Now that there's no snow and plenty of daylight we're going to do some more troubleshooting this weekend. I appreciate the feedback everyone has given here...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By UncleRandy
Well, I'm a bit heavier than you at 220 lbs, but...

Well, I'm a bit heavier than you at 220 lbs, but you could add always add some luggage! I installed 1.0 Sonic Springs with 15w fork oil and my Vee is a handling monster now. I couldn't be more...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-30-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By UncleRandy
These are great units and might make a great...

These are great units and might make a great donation to a Scout Troop, school or some other similar organization. I prefer these over my E-Trex because of the larger screen for back country hiking...
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,397
Posted By UncleRandy
Good Point-Maybe just North of the Brooks Range!

Good Point-Maybe just North of the Brooks Range!
Forum: Alaska 04-28-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,397
Posted By UncleRandy
Titan, no matter how far you go, you're sure to...

Titan, no matter how far you go, you're sure to experience an adventure! And, I would almost bet you won't see a single mosquito-but I could be wrong.:D Good Luck!
Forum: Alaska 04-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,892
Posted By UncleRandy
Though it's not specifically "spelled out", by...

Though it's not specifically "spelled out", by default within the Municipal code, a single meter parking space is for a "single vehicle" which includes motorcycles. Currently, there is no exception...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,227
Posted By UncleRandy
hpsVFR-Congratulations! I wish I were as lucky....

hpsVFR-Congratulations! I wish I were as lucky. I'm now focusing on a rear window/lift gate switch that may be causing the problem. Seems common out there on same year Jeeps. If this doesn't solve...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By UncleRandy
"As for performance, the number of discs...

"As for performance, the number of discs certainly WILL make a difference. They control the flow of exhaust, which affects performance. Go stick a potato in your exhaust and see what it does - if...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By UncleRandy
Honestly, I think it's more of a gimmick than...

Honestly, I think it's more of a gimmick than anything else. There is some increase/decrease in noise levels as well as back pressure, depending on how many discs are used. I wouldn't believe any...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By UncleRandy
A good exhaust shop should be able to make you a...

A good exhaust shop should be able to make you a slip on, expanded and slotted spacer out of raw pipe. And, NAPA would probably have a donut that would fit within to seal the deal as well as a HD...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 165,769
Posted By UncleRandy
The plan is to most likely keep it stock, just...

The plan is to most likely keep it stock, just get it to running driving order. fluids, brakes and clutch. But what are some things i should look for when inspecting it before i buy it? or family....
Forum: Alaska 04-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,043
Posted By UncleRandy
Laugh Props to TomS and AlaskaHack. I checked my...

Props to TomS and AlaskaHack. I checked my Gerbings Jacket last night and what do you know? It does have the wiring elements in the sleeve. I stand corrected.

HOWEVER, my Gerbings CoreHeat Jacket...
Forum: Alaska 04-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,043
Posted By UncleRandy
Hmmm. Good question. I didn't buy it because...

Hmmm. Good question.

I didn't buy it because it was cheaper, that's for sure.
I'm going to look tonight when I get home. Maybe there are wires and heat in there? Or, I could be thinking of my...
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By UncleRandy
3-4 years (especially Alaska years) seems like an...

3-4 years (especially Alaska years) seems like an awfully short time for a tire, but I don't ride on Shinko's so I may be wrong. Glad you're Ok, and I'll see you out on the road.
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,227
Posted By UncleRandy
I feel for you...no success on my end either....

I feel for you...no success on my end either. Please keep us posted. Trying to find a replacement head unit where I am (in Anchorage) is impossible.
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,043
Posted By UncleRandy
Since you're going to go with heated gear, be...

Since you're going to go with heated gear, be sure to check if the heated jackets have wiring within the sleeves. I bought my Gerbings jacket 3 years ago (from AK Leather) and it doesn't have any...
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By UncleRandy
Holy Cow Mudder!:eek1 Glad that worked out well...

Holy Cow Mudder!:eek1 Glad that worked out well for you and you were able to get off the highway without a "get off". Question: How "old" was your tire?
Forum: Alaska 03-28-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,043
Posted By UncleRandy
Laugh I think you're off to a good start with what you...

I think you're off to a good start with what you have listed here. You will have the options of purchasing additional goods along the way, but not along the last 600 miles or so of your trip North to...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,227
Posted By UncleRandy
I'm experiencing the same malfeasance on my 2001...

I'm experiencing the same malfeasance on my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. A web search reveals that this is fairly common with Chrysler products, and someone else noted it here too. After placing a...
Forum: Alaska 01-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,722
Posted By UncleRandy
Hey Trayvessio-come on up! Are you the one in the...

Hey Trayvessio-come on up! Are you the one in the background with the pink shirt! :lol3 We love to have people come up who want to work. Your budget is well in line with a room, or even a one bedroom...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,662
Posted By UncleRandy
If you're talking about the Givi Windscreen sold...

If you're talking about the Givi Windscreen sold with the MadStad, I have that on my Vee and I love it. It's a great combination for me. I'm 5'9" and have it on the lowest setting and it works...
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