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Old 07-14-2008, 11:12 PM   #41
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thanks ill give ak leather a call tomorrow,, what is the abby,,, and to ssound really stupid what are dyna beads? i was planing on sliming the new tire. i go about 80/20 and am looking at the brigstone tw 22,,, looks like it should shed rain well. just a little rain here! thanks for the tip
The Abby is a motorcycle repair shop in Wasilla. Mike can help most everyone out...call him at 376-6979 and see what there is in stock. He generally has chain, filters and tires in stock or can get them ASAP. He does wonders with tune-ups too. He has worked on my Beemer and I get some tires, ect from him.
Dyna beads are ceramic beads that get installed in tires and tubes to balance your wheel/tire. No need to spin balance again!
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:12 AM   #42
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thanks otter,,, ill call tomotow,,, cool stuff dyna beads,,, works with slime? my kid got a ducati,, maybe needs the balance thing
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:15 AM   #43
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Nope, you've gotta choose Dynabeads OR Slime. Only downside- other than that, I love the beads.

Neither Barb @ AK Leather or Mike @ Abbey Auto charge ANY shipping on tires. Small markup, but no shipping.

I was talking to a KLR rider in town yesterday. He was showing me his new Tourances. With an innocent look on his face, he asked me "Do you think $100 a wheel was a a good deal for mounting labor?"

That's what you get for riding in to a dealership (TeamCC in Eagle River) and saying "Change 'em."
For $100 each, I'll do them!
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:42 PM   #44
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wow id ride up from seward and do it for a cnote! thanks for the tip i went to ak leather i am getting the brigstone tw 22. i am 90/10 so i thinkit will work . i am going to pay the 45$ (including tube) and let them do the dirty work,,,, i am working on getting the doo tools and tbob when i do ill try to set up a tech day in seward to do the doo and some other suff
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:56 AM   #45
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Try Regional>Alaska on ADVrider. Pretty solid group up here, including several KLR guys, some with tools to loan.

The T-bob's great! Warm in 2 blocks. I'm really looking forward to this winter to see how it does.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:11 PM   #46
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yeah i got a bunch odf stuff coming,,, 1440 top loader cases from pelican,, they are huge! t-bob, dohicky, tire, i am psyked
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:45 PM   #47
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Is your 100$ change over job backed with a warranty? meaning if my tires fall off while riding are you paying the bill?
Nothing wrong with Team CC Eagle river, they treat me right, not like the OTHER Team CC in the Valley! Wouldn't even sell me there oil for my bike! SOOOO I will take the extra time for the ride to Team CC in eagle river.



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Nope, you've gotta choose Dynabeads OR Slime. Only downside- other than that, I love the beads.

Neither Barb @ AK Leather or Mike @ Abbey Auto charge ANY shipping on tires. Small markup, but no shipping.

I was talking to a KLR rider in town yesterday. He was showing me his new Tourances. With an innocent look on his face, he asked me "Do you think $100 a wheel was a a good deal for mounting labor?"

That's what you get for riding in to a dealership (TeamCC in Eagle River) and saying "Change 'em."
For $100 each, I'll do them!
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:40 PM   #48
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Man, am I embarrassed!

This "Alaska" forum has been here since some time in 2007and I just found it today. Talk about senior moments - I have senior years! (Shut up, Charlie. )

Well... now that I know it's here, I'll try to remember that and come visit now and then - especially once summer gets here again... if I can remember that long.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:25 PM   #49
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Alcan Rider:

I'll help you remember it's here. I would have told you about it but I figured you already knew. I won't say anymore, since your an oldtimer I'll go easy on you.

Anyway, welcome aboard, even with your memory lapse.

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Old 01-10-2010, 11:31 PM   #50
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By the way Alcan Rider. Don't expect to get off so easy next time.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:45 AM   #51
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wow is it a slow winter or what,,,, how is the healing going charlie?
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:18 AM   #52
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Healing is about all done. However my KLR is all tore apart, I'm doing the 685 Mod on my new 04. Then I have to take off all the mods from old and put on new. It's a lot of fun but also a lot of work. Be glad when spring is here and I get to try it out.

How's things with you and your sweetie?

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:10 PM   #53
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Been using this forum as a resource for a while now but have never posted. Really just wanted to say hi to fellow Alaskan riders. I got my KLR last August and love it. Had a blast doing the Hatcher Pass-Willow Highway last summer. If I had known so many Alaska riders use a variation of the name "Alaska KLR" I would have tried to come up with a more creative name! I can't wait until I can get some 2010 riding in. Last year my first motorcycle ride was around March 30th so it may be only a couple of months away. I am into videography and like making personal riding videos. Recently got a full HD helmet cam (Contour 1080p) so I plan on making a lot of riding videos this summer.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:24 PM   #54
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Heya!

I, too, have been trying to get into making videos of trips out on the KLR. Camera's and I have a long-standing hate-hate relationship however, and the results are usually less than ideal.

Case in point: I was SURE I had the camera mounted in a good spot. Apparently not so much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiZ1BwhA6ug

Good luck to you, and see you out there..

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:51 PM   #55
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Hey Skyd1v,

Pretty cool to see such recognizable scenery shot so recently on a KLR. Thanks for sharing. You must have studded tires? So far I haven't been ballsy enough to consider winter riding but now I'm getting curious. How does the bike handle on ice/snow? How different is the riding technique vs summer riding?
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:31 PM   #56
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Dimond @ Minnesota We ought to get all the studs together... I know there are several of us riding, it'd be fun to see the looks on people's faces when 4 or 5 KLRs ride by...
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:17 PM   #57
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Hey fellow's

Do you know of the movie nite at AK Leather on the 30th of this month.
There will be a lot of riders there, including Alcan Rider who rides yr around. He's the man, anything you want to know about a bike or riding, he's the one to ask.

Glad to have some activity on our AK forum.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:56 PM   #58
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Hey Skyd1v,

How does the bike handle on ice/snow? How different is the riding technique vs summer riding?
Well, I am just getting into the winter riding this year. Made myself a goal to ride all 12 months of the year and so far-so good. I only go out on weekends though, when traffic is light.

I got a bag of the self-tapping carbide studs from Aerostitch and augmented those with #10 1/2 inch sheet metal screws. I have found that on ice or hard packed snow they grip so well its almost like riding on dirt. On that freeze-thaw hard ice (like at intersections) or bare asphalt the bike will tend to wander as not much of the rubber gets a chance to touch down. So far I have only been sticking to the neighborhood (Bayshore, Klatt, Sand Lake area) but am expanding outward slowly.



As far as riding style goes, its a lot like riding the wet sand next to the Knik River. Just take the turns REAL SLOW and forget all about the front brake. Aside from that, just gun it and go.

One thing I do need to get but haven't yet is a helmet with a heated visor. Rain-X anti-fog only gets you so far when its 10 degrees out there. Just another thing to add to the farkle list I guess.

And yeah, I heard about Barb's movie night @ AK Leather. Keep meaning to get to one of those but the woman always seems to come up with some d@m thing to interfere. This time around is no different. But if anyone does want to make a run around town some weekend just let me know. Maybe I can sneak one in behind her back...

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Old 01-14-2010, 03:28 PM   #59
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good to see some activity on the ak front,,, i am in seward/ moose pass and had a few riders stop by last year if you are in the area drop a pm ,,,,, have gotten around to studding the tires but what a cool idea! we did a camo on my girl friends klr last summer worked pretty good
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:27 PM   #60
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yeah i got a bunch odf stuff coming,,, 1440 top loader cases from pelican,, they are huge! t-bob, dohicky, tire, i am psyked

Did you that crack in your crankcase sealed up. Have you tried it yet??
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