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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
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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, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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 07-03-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,697
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, 10:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
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, 06:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,198
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, 10:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,198
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, 10:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,198
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,432
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, 10:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,198
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, 08:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,198
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, 10:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,198
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, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,432
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, 01:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,198
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,198
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, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,432
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, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,432
Posted By Chazbo
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
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.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
Posted By Chazbo
TR 650 Terra GVWR - US Version

I have looked everywhere and can't find it. Manuals only list empty weight. I want to know the maximum Gross Weight Rating.

I will weigh mine after tire and HD tube install and get a good curb...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
Posted By Chazbo
HF, First thank you and AM.E for the excellent...

HF,
First thank you and AM.E for the excellent groundbreaking air filter work. Well done and much appreciated.

A few questions:

1. I think you had the air box out when you glued in the new...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-02-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,432
Posted By Chazbo
My Cardo G9x does turn-by-turn on top of music....

My Cardo G9x does turn-by-turn on top of music. Can select whether to partially or completely mute music during directions. Does it both on FM or mp3, though the mp3 can be finicky with voice...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,432
Posted By Chazbo
My Cardo G9x seems to work fine and the intercom...

My Cardo G9x seems to work fine and the intercom overrides everything but the phone by design. One thing I noticed is that I get strange behavior when I have wifi active. Also, you cannot have two...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
Posted By Chazbo
I zip tied mine to the rear crossover bar on my...

I zip tied mine to the rear crossover bar on my recently installed Happy-Trail Pannier rack. If you bury down through the BS write-up, you will see it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
Posted By Chazbo
I hear you and I am curious too. However, the 911...

I hear you and I am curious too. However, the 911 rescue button is for serious, life threatening situations only. :deal I would not hesitate to press the button to save a stranger's life. With the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
Posted By Chazbo
I have used the SPOT for many years and been...

I have used the SPOT for many years and been satisfied. Recently went with the DeLorme InReach SE because it has two way messaging. Great for keeping in touch with your rescuers and providing...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,994
Views: 132,771
Posted By Chazbo
Here is how he set it up if that is useful...

Here is how he set it up if that is useful http://youtu.be/5-zIyN1sXN0
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,994
Views: 132,771
Posted By Chazbo
This is the audio from the Drift mic mounted in a...

This is the audio from the Drift mic mounted in a Contour +2. Was hoping to see some VIRB sample footage.
http://youtu.be/abfYC8wEk44
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,994
Views: 132,771
Posted By Chazbo
+1. I was just about to post them same question.

+1. I was just about to post them same question.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
Posted By Chazbo
How far in does that hole go? All the way through...

How far in does that hole go? All the way through (unlikely)? Is there enough meat to be able to tap some threads? Material may be too hard, but might not. Once threads are tapped you can make a...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,994
Views: 132,771
Posted By Chazbo
I have a Scale Q9x that replaced a Scala Q2 I...

I have a Scale Q9x that replaced a Scala Q2 I have had for years. So far it is pretty impressive. Whatever you choose, having an intercom is a game changer. BTW, you can also make and receive cell...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
Posted By Chazbo
I am looking forward to seeing this, especially...

I am looking forward to seeing this, especially in light of the many nasty air box discoveries lately. As has been often noted lately, the leaks are coming from more than just the inlet air filter...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 513,752
Posted By Chazbo
I use a similar setup with Moose Racing bags I...

I use a similar setup with Moose Racing bags I have been hauling around since my KLR 650 days. Just for grins, I strapped then up front on my AltRider crash bars, one on each side. Actually doesn't...
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