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Forum: Alaska 04-03-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,056
Posted By buduski
Count me in!

Hey Justin, I'll be riding solo from West Virginia, stopping by the D2D for a couple days, then onto Fairbanks. This works out perfectly, I have a room at the UA Fairbanks starting Sunday night. ...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,196
Posted By buduski
watch your speed!

That's a lot of miles for the time you have. Word of caution: Skyline Drive is a 35 mph speed limit, and the park rangers are serious. BRP is 45mph and a bit less stringent. The overlooks are...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By buduski
good point, still time...

I appreciate your sharing your experience. I'm doing this now so I can try it out and see how it goes before I leave for my trip. I won't be carrying all my gear when I'm doing the rough stuff. I...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By buduski
chain/ sprocket order

Nope, went with the 525 chain and steel sprockets from Sprocket Center. I did go with the 16 tooth front sprocket. I figure with gas prices being what they will be, an extra bit of gas mileage will...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By buduski
Great advice....thanks!

Okay, have it ordered. Thanks to everyone for the great advice!
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By buduski
520?

Okay, I'm checking out chains at the Sprocket center and see conversions to go from 525 to 520 chain. Why? Is there a big advantage to this? If it's so great, why didn't the factory just start...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By buduski
bit the bullet!

Okay, I bit the bullet and heeded your much appreciated advice and bought the Motion Pro tool (08-0058). I want to stick with steel sprockets, so chain! DID? I was thinking a less expensive X-link...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By buduski
Thanks!

Good advice! I am perplexed, though. I've been riding since 1961 (Honda S65!) and up until about 15 years ago always had bikes with chains. In all those miles with a clip master link, I never had...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By buduski
weestrom chain and sprocket replacement

Okay, it's been awhile since I've had a bike with a chain, so please bare with me. On my '09 weestrom I want to replace the chain and sprockets. Questions:
1. Is it worth getting the stock front...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-16-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,934
Posted By buduski
Martin Backpacker

Several years ago I did a 10K mile 4 corners ride with a Martin "Classic Backpacker" guitar. The only hassle was wrapping it in it's case, then in a HD trash bag every day. It came through the trip...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,841
Posted By buduski
Pee jar?

Just looked in at this thread and thought I'd add some things. First and foremost, I bought a neon green wide mouth bottle to use as a pee jar. In the middle of the night, it's nice to just roll...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,064
Posted By buduski
peg packer vs. RotopaX vs. Kolpin

Question about aux gas. I like the Peg Packer because it's located in a "safe" location and I don't have to drill holes in my panniers. I've heard RotopaX (and Kolpin?) are heavier construction and...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By buduski
chain, sprocket on WeeStrom

Another question tossed into that vast pool of wisdom in the cloud. For many years my bikes have all had either belts or shafts. I have an '09 WeeStrom with 12,000 miles and the original chain...
Forum: Beasts 01-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,947
Posted By buduski
Thanks for the great advice!

Hey Bill, thanks for the great advice. I have an oversize luggage rack on order coming on Tuesday. I'll put the tires on the rack and see how the bike feels. I got some stretch wrap at Home Depot...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,947
Posted By buduski
good idea, but...

I like the idea of tires in PG, but have several issues.
1. How much would a set of TKC80's cost? I can get a set from SW tire for $300. No tax, free delivery!
2. How much to have them...
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By buduski
carrying tires

I've had an idea that may have been thought of before, but I haven't seen it mentioned. I'm carrying a spare set of tires to Alaska this summer and felt there had to be something to do with the...
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,947
Posted By buduski
Thanks!

Many thanks to all, and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! What I have decided from all the great input is to get the tools I need for roadside tire change and try it out in my shop. If all goes...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 79,130
Posted By buduski
Weestrom?

What, no weestroms carrying extra gas? Come on, guys, I need ideas!
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By buduski
heavy tires?

I would think a passenger is far more stressful to the bike then 2 tires. Am I missing something?
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By buduski
Carrying tires to Canada

Thanks for all the advice. Yes, I have heard there are tires in Alaska, but I have also heard there may be a problem finding the ones you want in the size you want. I have also heard they can be...
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By buduski
help with weestrom luggage rack

I have decided to take a spare set of tires to Alaska this summer. Now I need to figure out the best way to carry them. After looking at the bike, I don't think hanging the tires on the back would...
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,947
Posted By buduski
shelf for rear luggage rack on V Strom?

I like the idea of a larger shelf for the luggage rack mentioned by Voluhzia. Anybody know where to get these? I've seen smaller ones, but if I'm going to have tires on the back, I like the idea of...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,947
Posted By buduski
okay, about tires...

So I think what I will do is mount new Anakee 2's on my bike when I leave and arrange for two off-road worthy tires when I get to YT. So, my question is this: what off road tires would be...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,947
Posted By buduski
Watson Lake or Whitefish?

Good idea! Anyone know anywhere in Watson Lake, YT where I could ship tires and preferably have them mounted? I could do it myself, but would rather have a shop do it. How about Whitefish? That...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,947
Posted By buduski
Thanks again!

Good thoughts! I really appreciate the opinions. I like the idea of carrying the spares. I'll have to check out the load and see. If I'm buying new tires, I'd rather find a dealer that will ship...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,947
Posted By buduski
Thanks!

Hey, thanks for the response. I have been reading on some other forums where folks have been getting 14-15,000 miles on their rear Anakee 2 and double that on the front. I have a set on the bike...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,947
Posted By buduski
Weestrom tires to Alaska

I'm planning a trip to Alaska this coming summer and am considering tires. I estimate the trip from West Virginia to Alaska and back will be about 12,000 miles. I have a new set of Michelin Anakee...
Forum: Alaska 12-03-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 32,865
Posted By buduski
Thumb count me in!

This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the best you can. Each person gets their own number.

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply"...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,887
Posted By buduski
Question V Strom kickstand extender

I imagine that this has been covered but all I can find is the Touratec version. I want to extend my side stand by at least 1/2" so the bike doesn't lean so far to the side. At home I normally park...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,489
Posted By buduski
Blue Ridge Parkway/ Skyline Drive

I live near Harpers Ferry, WV and ride the Blue Ridge Parkway/ Skyline Drive often. I can ride the complete route in 2 longer days. Several things to consider:
The maps show gas stations on the...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By buduski
campground recommendations

Thanks to all for the replies! One other question. Can anyone recommend the best campground to stay in or near Dawson City? The Milepost lists 3 private and 2 government campgrounds. The...
Forum: Americas 03-22-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By buduski
D2D....I'm in!

D2D, I'm in! :clap
Forum: Alaska 03-22-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 36,366
Posted By buduski
1. Copy these instructions along with the most...

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your name; each member...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By buduski
Many thanks!

Hey, many thanks for the info. I had been planning on the June-July time frame so I could stop by the Americade rally on the way up and the BMWMOA rally on the way home.
I am hoping to hit the...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By buduski
best time to Alaska?

I'm planning a solo trip to Alaska this summer. I can leave (from WV) the second week of June and return the 3rd week of July or leave the 3rd week of July and get back early September. Any...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 68,479
Posted By buduski
Warranty

It is my understanding that "put in service" means actually having the paperwork put in a buyers name. When car dealers sell cars used by factory executives, they carry a new warranty because they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By buduski
I don't currently have them on a GSA. I've been...

I don't currently have them on a GSA. I've been looking at other BMW mirrors to substitute for the stock ones. One other option I have yet to try is to get a set custom made for the stock mirrors. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By buduski
Multivex mirrors

I have been using the "Multivex" mirrors on all my vehicles for years. There is no blind spot and your eye doesn't have to readjust to the different focal distances. I understand they were made for...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By buduski
Aerostitch

Aerostitch Ultralight cover is pricey, but is an excellent cover. It is well made, holds up well to all conditions and packs very small. I have several others, but they are so bulky I found I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,787
Posted By buduski
lowered ESA?

Just curious, does anyone know if the ESA has any "play" in it for ride height? If not, is there a way to lower it like an inch or so? Would you have to resort to GS ESA on a GSA? I haven't seen...
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