The Toaster will be Toast
[QUOTE=swall;328726]The key word is "restored". I would not take a nice restored bike of any make to Alaska. Even if it doesn't fall down, the stone chips and calcium chloride crud will make make for a second albeit minor restoration. Better to buy a KLR 650 or DR 650, make the trip and sell it upon the return.[/QUOTE]
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Keep those old /5 airheads on the pavement. The haul road takes a toll on everything that runs on it and a 35 year old bike will be no exception. Do yourself and son a favor, get him that KLR (new or used) for the trip and sell it after you get home. You sure don't want the trip of a lifetime to be your worst nightmare and if you take that /5 on the haul road, that's what it'll be.