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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 139,759
Posted By Farmholio
Another one cooked

Hi All, I didn't have the time to go through all of this thread (and will make a run at it this week) but figured I'd share for those keeping score. Mine went at about 25,000 miles with no...
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Farmholio
AMHS or AML

If you don't find yourself a samaritan, the ferry will move unaccompanied vehicles for you as long as you have someone to roll it on and roll it off on either end. The cost is competitive to...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Farmholio
I don't

But I'm pretty careful with where I cook and usually only have dry or freeze dried stuff that can be pretty easy to isolate in ziplocks inside stuff sacks, inside aluminum luggage on the bike.
...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,949
Posted By Farmholio
New outfit in Skagway

i just learned of a new outfit that's going to be operating out of Skagway this summer. Most of his fleet are KLR's from talking to him briefly this afternoon.

Its called Inspired Rides, he's...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Farmholio
Just google

Alaska marine highway system. The site is a little archaic but you should be able to figure out what you want from there.
Forum: Americas 01-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By Farmholio
A little digging required but I think

there was a question in there about the least expensive hard cases available. Not sure that you wouldn't get better results in the KLR or another forum but from what I've seen, Happy Trail boxes and...
Forum: Alaska 01-03-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By Farmholio
Crossing the rockies (near Muncho) is exactly...

Crossing the rockies (near Muncho) is exactly where I was starting to get into trouble back at the end of August in 2012. If you can't finesse the dates to allow travel between the very end of May...
Forum: Americas 01-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Farmholio
Good news and bad news

Lets start with the good: Getting to Deadhorse from Fairbanks and then Deadhorse to Anchorage is really quite simple. Go to Fairbanks, turn north. After arriving, turn around the way you came and...
Forum: Alaska 01-02-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By Farmholio
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but if I'm...

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but if I'm not mistaken, only 1 through 3 are accessible by the road system (which includes the Alaska Marine Highway), everything else is fly-in. If you end up...
Forum: Alaska 01-02-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By Farmholio
There's an idea. That sounds like a good...

There's an idea. That sounds like a good candidate for plan B or C although you'd have to time it with the ferry schedule, I don't know how often or on what days they start across the gulf that time...
Forum: Alaska 01-02-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By Farmholio
I think you're pushing your luck that late,...

I think you're pushing your luck that late, particularly if you have somewhere to be. You might get lucky but getting out from the east (Haines, Skagway or either highway route) could get really...
Forum: Americas 12-02-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,390
Posted By Farmholio
Ride what you like, seriously

My wife and I ran across two guys last summer who did the Deadhorse trip, among a bunch of other locales, on two Yamaha 250's. I think they were out of Washington. They more than earned my respect...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By Farmholio
Suzuki DR 650SE

I've got a smaller 250 bike with the 6th gear (KLX 250S) and it'll do your top speed requirement fairly easily on flat ground. However in getting the wife to learn to ride, she found she disliked it...
Forum: Alaska 10-05-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By Farmholio
Mat Glacier?

I haven't camped there for several years but its a nice spot, sort of between the points you were after. I was always in a tent but I think it would work with an RV. Probably be pretty quiet this...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,511
Posted By Farmholio
Nope

Most Alaskans love their guns and in many urban areas they can be purchased at the same places where you buy eggs or paint. If you can pass a background check, you can buy a gun.

That said, I'm...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,511
Posted By Farmholio
No handguns into Canada

I can confirm what others have already put out there with respect to your alternatives. There are none that will legally allow you to be in Canada with a handgun. You could take the ferry from...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By Farmholio
Watch out for rain

Other than that, its just a washboardy gravel road that as someone else mentioned, gets a bit Sandy. If standing up on the pegs isn't your thing, just take it slow and easy through the deep stuff. ...
Forum: Alaska 09-09-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,398
Posted By Farmholio
Same deal with

Bike Bandit. I just got a pile of filters and tubes and miscellaneous stuff that can be hard (er) to run down in rural southeast. They won't do fluids to anyplace but the L48 but they seemed to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,029
Posted By Farmholio
Really depends on your definition of "off road"

I've got a couple of bikes with ABS and routinely forget to turn it off on excursions off tarmac. When this is just a gravel road or hard packed surface, its really not that big a deal or even...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-21-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Farmholio
I passed through there this last summer and I...

I passed through there this last summer and I agree with the previous post. The harley shop is only if you want a doo rag or a T shirt. There's three shops on the way into town from the south, one...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,850
Posted By Farmholio
Only way to go

Another immensely satisfied luxurylite/aerostich cot user after many years of using ridge/thermarests.

It has not been a problem using it with my tents. I actually put it under my MSR hubba...
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,136
Posted By Farmholio
wow

I've come close to doing the same a few times but am thankful to not be writing your post. I'm glad to hear that you, the bike and presumably the bear all came out for the best.

I'd always gone...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Farmholio
Awesome, I'll give er a go with less at the pump...

Awesome, I'll give er a go with less at the pump and see if it clears up. I've had the bike for a while and don't think that I've been doing anything any differently with the bike since I've had it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Farmholio
Eh? Odd post fill up phenomenon '10 R1200GS

I've got a 2010 regular GS that's developed an odd "feature" that I've noticed shortly after I fill up the bike. I was wondering if anyone else has observed anything similar or otherwise might have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Farmholio
That'd totally be my vote. Bend the thing out...

That'd totally be my vote. Bend the thing out yourself to reduce its height.
Forum: Americas 06-10-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Farmholio
That'll be amazing. I just moved here last...

That'll be amazing. I just moved here last summer and have yet to get over there but hear its awesome. Give me a shout if you need a place to stash the bike for the week you're on the water.
...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Farmholio
If your looking to make time, get across at...

If your looking to make time, get across at Shelby and hammer through Calgary and Edmonton. It's not scenic, the traffic can suck and the drivers are generally asshats but it is definitely the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By Farmholio
If you aren't going native and will be...

If you aren't going native and will be maintaining a residence somewhere else, why not just keep your license, current bike and plates and save yourself the hassle and cost? I can't offer any...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Farmholio
You've got a couple of options by land. As...

You've got a couple of options by land. As mentioned by Herb, there's the ALCAN. If you take it all the way to Alberta however, it'll dump you back down in the states around Montana or so. Since...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Farmholio
Might work. Depends on where you'll be...

Might work. Depends on where you'll be stopping/camping. Even the smaller towns and villages usually have at least an NPR/community station and you should get quite a few options in Southcentral...
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,657
Posted By Farmholio
[QUOTE=AKDuc;21568582]Does Skagway have a...

[QUOTE=AKDuc;21568582]Does Skagway have a Mountain Market equivalent? I love that place. Yeah, I'm a "tree hugg'n granola." :D Free wifi at the library in Haines too.

Not that I'm aware of but...
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,657
Posted By Farmholio
I just re-read your post and noticed that your...

I just re-read your post and noticed that your friend is covering the expenses for your trip. If that's the case, go to Skagway. There's much better and a much wider variety of accommodations there...
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,657
Posted By Farmholio
Both routes are great but there are a few...

Both routes are great but there are a few differences that may tip the scale for you. As far as the passes go, the climb up out of Skagway is steeper curvier and shorter to get up to and over. The...
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By Farmholio
You could head out to Butte on the Old Glen. I'm...

You could head out to Butte on the Old Glen. I'm pretty sure you can get away with anything you want out there and I seem to remember gravelly, sandy and muddy places for that sort of thing. If you...
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,632
Posted By Farmholio
Just bring your passport (the regular book one). ...

Just bring your passport (the regular book one). If you're talking about AK/Canada crossings, the express nexus lane is not going to really apply. We have only one road in Haines and it goes to...
Forum: Alaska 05-23-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Farmholio
You might be better off looking for something in...

You might be better off looking for something in Wanker-rage. I lived for a few years in Eagle River not that long ago and actually can't think of any hotels although if there are, there on the one...
Forum: Americas 05-22-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Farmholio
Your trip looks awesome. The only suggestions...

Your trip looks awesome. The only suggestions that I'd have would be to bail on Winslow and Carlsbad, maybe cut across Utah through Southern CO, maybe dropping down to Taos or further east. That is...
Forum: Alaska 05-16-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 21,005
Posted By Farmholio
No worries, I'll keep an eye out for you if I...

No worries, I'll keep an eye out for you if I don't head out early.

Going north, keep in mind that the border crossing doesn't open until 8 AM and that they're on BC time which is an hour ahead...
Forum: Alaska 05-16-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 21,005
Posted By Farmholio
Most stuff around town is hit or miss but the...

Most stuff around town is hit or miss but the Fireweed located in the Fort Seward part of town is usually a decent bet, sort of continental fare. Also on the edge of the Fort off of Portage I think...
Forum: Alaska 05-13-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 21,005
Posted By Farmholio
The road from Prince Rupert to Haines is the...

The road from Prince Rupert to Haines is the ocean. I predict it will go just fine. If it starts snowing, report immediately to the ship's bar.

Don't forget to put those TKC's on beforehand. I...
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