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    Day Fourteen, Denali Highway and on to Valdez

    We all arose early, had some instant coffee and went our separate ways.

    Did I mention that somewhere during the unspeakably rough roads thus far I'd developed a leak in my final drive? I sent...
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    Just a reach out?

    Is anyone reading this? Should I keep writing it?:type?


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    Day Thirteen ? Deadhorse back to Fairbanks

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    We rolled early, but with round the clock daylight it's always a little hard to tell. We had a good grease laden...
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    Day Twelve, The Haul Road aka The Dalton Highway

    We rolled out of bed early, rebalanced our bikes, now freed of a lot of weight, and headed North. I will note that it gets pretty hard for even me to get lost here as the number of options for roads...
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    Day Eleven. Top of the World to Fairbanks AK.

    Believe it or not we were still on schedule because parts of our trip had been clipped due to the non-running ferries to Inuvik. We rolled early, sans coffee, and rode across the famous Top of the...
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    Day Ten Decisions

    We rolled out of our tents early and walked over for breakfast and food. Fran found Stan and was given the keys to his truck and the open bed trailer loaded with debris and trash.. we piled into the...
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    Day Nine ? Disaster on the Dempster

    Sleeping on pointy gravel with an air mattress that either was still leaking, or had developed new holes just isn't a great idea. I rolled over on the gravel, unzipped my tent and crawled out onto...
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    Day Eight ? Carmacks to... somewhere on the Dempster

    We got an early start even though we had a late night previously. We rode over into town and took a quick pass through the small grocery store looking for replacement food for what we fixed the...
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    Or -

    Discovered that cheap and good isn't a very good business model.:cry
  10. Thoughts - back to back off road testing 800 vs 1200GS

    I took the BMW offroad riding course a while back - started with the 800 and switched to the 1200 after lunch. My thoughts? The 1200GS was actually easier to ride in the tight technical stuff -...
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    Mag Wheels

    The mags on the Triumph got bent, and were hammered back into shape as needed with the flat end of a camp hatchet. The RT had other issues, but no bent rims.
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    Day Seven - Watson Lake to Carmacks, or Chaos on the Campbell

    We rolled out of bed early, Fran earlier than the rest of us. We repacked our bikes, storing the removed street rubber in one of the out buildings at the Air Force Lodge. We grabbed a cup of coffee...
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    Day Six - Watson Lake Yukon

    On to Watson Lake. Short day, gotta allow for tire changes to knobbies! The Alcan from Fort Nelson to Watson Lake is WAAAY more interesting, lots of grade changes, still frozen lakes, Toad River,...
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    +1 on the HIDs

    Seriously the best $40 improvement I've ever made to a bike. Easily 30% more light than the old Halogens, they consume far less power and seem to last forever. Installation takes several hours.
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    Day Five

    My pounding hangover was exacerbated by the sound of steel on steel and wheels spinning not far from my head. I was also sleeping on a deflated sleeping pad, as the fix had either not held or I had...
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    Day Four Flathead Lake to McBride BC via the Icefields Parkway

    During the previous night I discovered that I now have a leak in my 'serious top of the line' inflatable sleeping pad. Fran's $3 pool toy was holding up just fine. Fortunately I remembered that my...
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    Day Three - Red Lodge to Flathead Lake MT.

    We got ready early. Fran suddenly realized that the Beartooth Pass had opened for the season yesterday, that he'd never ridden it and that it was just a few miles away! Thomas, nursing a sore back...
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    Aph

    APH = Always Passing Harleys. Don't we all do it sometimes? :D
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    Day Two - to Red Lodge

    I awoke to the sounds of Thomas and Fran packing up their camping gear. I upzipped my sleeping bag, reached over and opened the valve on my sleeping pad and got moving. Dawn in the South Dakota...
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    It Starts.....

    The shattering rain came abruptly and went just as quickly, the lowering clouds shifted like wraiths in the storms, the wind howled, gusted and then withdrew back to the mountain valleys. Clouds...
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    HID lighting options

    DDM Tuning - http://www.ddmtuning.com/

    I prefer the 4500-5000 color range and the 35 watt low beam will make you very happy. Easy install.
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    Thanks Guys -

    I did ride thru very bad storms that last day, it sure seems possible that I got some contaminated gas in the tank, so will try the HEET first and keep your appraised!
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    2005 R1200GS running rough

    Abruptly at the end of a 12,000 mile trip the engine began to idle rough, required elevated PRMs to stay lit in traffic, hard start, misfired when it does run.

    New premium NGK plugs 13,000 miles...
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    The brand new RT...

    came back via motorfreight. The needed repair parts were at least a week and air delivery away. The Triumph experienced British Motorcycle electrical problems, but was patched and kludged back...
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    Teaser -

    On May 22, three bikes and reasonably skilled riders left Chicago to challenge the gods of weather and terrain in the Great White North. Just two bikes limped home under their own power.

    The...
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