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Forum: Alaska 06-19-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By mwarnick1
McCarthy Gas and Pizza

http://www.tailormadepizza2.com/contact-delivery.html

The bus is open at a new location. I don't know if they're actively selling gas or not but they list it as available and the pump was visible.
Forum: Alaska 05-19-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By mwarnick1
I sent you a PM, Bill. If you drop me an email...

I sent you a PM, Bill. If you drop me an email I'll send some itinerary info. We're leaving out of and returning to Alaska. Basically we're doing the Alcan/Cassiar loop to see if my wife and I can...
Forum: Alaska 05-19-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By mwarnick1
My wife and I are riding two up in the Alcan,...

My wife and I are riding two up in the Alcan, Cassiar, Jasper area in early July. Keep an eye out for us to say Hi. We'll be camping:

http://i60.tinypic.com/zjy179.jpg
...
Forum: Alaska 05-09-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By mwarnick1
Here's a pic at a pull-off between Paxon and...

Here's a pic at a pull-off between Paxon and Summit from last weekend. It was 26 degrees so the heated gear was nice but the roads were fine between Glennallen and Fairbanks.

My wife sure looks...
Forum: Alaska 05-08-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,631
Posted By mwarnick1
Sounds good. I look forward to seeing the new...

Sounds good. I look forward to seeing the new shop when I'm back through Anchorage.

There was/is value for me in buying local. In addition to the other usual reasons, in this case my wife...
Forum: Alaska 05-08-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,631
Posted By mwarnick1
How does parts pricing work with BMW parts? ...

How does parts pricing work with BMW parts?

I recently ordered part number 33177685599 over the phone through your shop. It wasn't in stock and is being ordered. The price was $77.95 plus the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By mwarnick1
He's still there. I get the sense that it's a one...

He's still there. I get the sense that it's a one person operation. If he's working in the shop then you get voicemail. I must be lucky because I've spoken with him a few times over the past three...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,637
Posted By mwarnick1
Just to add a data point to an old thread on this...

Just to add a data point to an old thread on this topic:

My 2007 GS driveshaft was just rebuilt by Bruno's at 60k miles. I asked him how it looked and his comment was "the rear was starting to get...
Forum: Alaska 11-30-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,091
Posted By mwarnick1
I'll add one that I see across industries: Parts...

I'll add one that I see across industries: Parts people, sales reps, customer service reps, etc should not interrupt their service of a customer standing in front of them in order to answer the phone.
Forum: Alaska 11-27-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,091
Posted By mwarnick1
Great post. This shared new info that I didn't...

Great post. This shared new info that I didn't know (especially the ownership change)

There are things I liked about the old TMS and things I didn't like. That's pretty much true with most...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By mwarnick1
I just put the same tire on my bike and...

I just put the same tire on my bike and experienced the same thing. The front seems much more sensitive to bar input and feels like it's not grounded as it used to be. It feels light.

I rode...
Forum: Alaska 09-04-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,968
Posted By mwarnick1
Yes please! I have a pig-adventure bike so...

Yes please!

I have a pig-adventure bike so a class for that would be good. I keep telling myself that the true answer is that I need to buy a 'real' dual sport to learn on. So I'd be in on...
Forum: Alaska 09-04-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By mwarnick1
That's something to look forward to! It...

That's something to look forward to!

It would be very tempting to 'fly and ride' this winter.
Forum: Alaska 09-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,968
Posted By mwarnick1
A dualsport class in Alaska would really be...

A dualsport class in Alaska would really be exciting! Thanks for working this.
Forum: Alaska 09-03-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the link. I would have missed it...

Thanks for the link. I would have missed it otherwise and was wondering how your trip went. It looks like it was a blast! When do you come back?

Anyone who saw me paddling my bike two up across...
Forum: Alaska 08-29-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By mwarnick1
I hope your trip went well! The ride south was a...

I hope your trip went well! The ride south was a great time. Lots of fun miles and my final drive didn't explode. I passed 50K on the GS so I'm now wondering if that means my FD isn't going to...
Forum: Alaska 08-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By mwarnick1
I'm planning on the same type of ride and leaving...

I'm planning on the same type of ride and leaving on Aug 11 or 12.

But I'm not counting the days or getting excited yet of course.... :D
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,018
Posted By mwarnick1
I was scared out of eating again at the Caribou...

I was scared out of eating again at the Caribou over 10 years ago but recently went to the Fireweed (same location). They have specials during the week but I haven't tried the specials or the pizza....
Forum: Alaska 06-01-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,721
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the confirmation and the help. I...

Thanks for the confirmation and the help. I thought that might be the case.

With 160+ mile round trip, probably a couple trips between McCarthy/Kennicott, and riding two-up, it looks like this...
Forum: Alaska 05-31-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,721
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the pics to get me even more motivated...

Thanks for the pics to get me even more motivated to take the bike there the weekend after D2D.

I've never bought fuel before in McCarthy. Can you confirm if fuel was available in McCarthy and...
Forum: Alaska 02-02-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 26,659
Posted By mwarnick1
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 03-21-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,250
Posted By mwarnick1
How comfortable are you with high mileage days?...

How comfortable are you with high mileage days? Some riding history or style information might make the feedback more valuable. If you're a seasoned long distance rider then 20 days is a lot of time...
Forum: Alaska 02-01-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,743
Posted By mwarnick1
Just wanted to throw in a +1 for Greatland. Gary...

Just wanted to throw in a +1 for Greatland. Gary does a great job on custom projects.

Matt
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the 'hand-holding' to get me off the...

Thanks for the 'hand-holding' to get me off the fence on this. I'll get my order in shortly.

This forum ROCKS!

I'd completed rides in the past that would have qualified for Iron-Butt but...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By mwarnick1
HID Pricing and Long Usage with Elect Vest ?'s

Hi,

I've read and re-read all the lighting threads I could find. I have a 2007 GS and want to do the HID upgrade for high and low beams.

I think I've decided on:

DDM 55W Motorcycle HID...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By mwarnick1
I don't have an answer but have the same thing on...

I don't have an answer but have the same thing on my front A-2.

Matt
Forum: Alaska 09-15-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By mwarnick1
Definitely a great trip! Thanks for the...

Definitely a great trip! Thanks for the invitation and for the suspension tip.

Matt
Forum: Alaska 09-14-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By mwarnick1
PM sent. Probably way too late on my part.....

PM sent. Probably way too late on my part.....
Forum: Alaska 07-31-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the help. We're going Sunday to look...

Thanks for the help. We're going Sunday to look at a used Buell Blast. We'll see how it goes.

Getting a starter bike will take the pressure off her finding the 'perfect' bike and give her time...
Forum: Alaska 07-29-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By mwarnick1
Hello Ben, I sent you a PM but I'm not sure...

Hello Ben,

I sent you a PM but I'm not sure if you got it or not. Please disregard the PM request to view the bike. After additional consideration and research by my wife she thinks this bike...
Forum: Alaska 07-27-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By mwarnick1
Any leads on a starter bike for my wife in Anch/Valley?

Hi,

My wife (with absolutely no prodding on my part) decided to get her motorcycle license. She now has around 10 hours of riding time on a bike at the ABATE classes.

Does anyone have a lead...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,671
Posted By mwarnick1
Yep. These aren't quite round. 'Slightly...

Yep. These aren't quite round. 'Slightly irregular' might be the best description.

What kind of issues are you thinking of?

Thanks,

Matt
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,671
Posted By mwarnick1
My wife had a spare 2 pound bag of poly-pellets...

My wife had a spare 2 pound bag of poly-pellets that I think I'll try.. If anyone has thoughts on using these please let me know. The pellets are smaller than air-soft but larger than dyna beads.
...
Forum: Alaska 01-13-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the help! Looks like I'll try...

Thanks for the help!

Looks like I'll try the June trip this year. Hopefully I won't come back with stories about the bugs, the rain, and the crowds.

Late May has previously been great with...
Forum: Alaska 01-12-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By mwarnick1
May versus June - Camping in Canada? Alcan, Cassiar, etc

Hi,

For the past couple years I left for a loop ride from Anchorage down through Canada/L48 looping primarily down and up the Alcan and Cassiar.

I never had a problem getting a campsite in...
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By mwarnick1
Weird. It appears that the link is no longer...

Weird. It appears that the link is no longer working for comments. It worked yesterday.....
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for posting comments to the fed site! This...

Thanks for posting comments to the fed site! This is a great opportunity for some positive change.

I believe this would be a done deal if the stall tactics weren't being used (but that's just a...
Forum: Alaska 07-09-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By mwarnick1
Here's some info on the current push to allow...

Here's some info on the current push to allow carry in Nat'l Parks. Please take the time to comment. This is a very important freedom issue.

The info below was snipped from a NRA alert. In a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By mwarnick1
Great timing on the post. My low beam went at 14K...

Great timing on the post. My low beam went at 14K miles. Interestingly enough it was the first time I've ridden in the dusk so I had to use the high beam for the last 2 hours.

Usually if there's...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By mwarnick1
Free camping location at Christina Lake (over by...

Free camping location at Christina Lake (over by the picnic tables). I only took four pictures on the entire trip so I don't have many shots to choose from.
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