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  1. Thread: 2009 f800gs

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    Great Bike

    I have over 70000km on the bike, other then the chain recall here are a few of the issues I had so far. The bike never let me down on the side of the road!

    1. Fan motor, replace under warranty,...
  2. Thread: 2002 F650GS fuses

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    Hope this helps

    Base on the technical manual and research that I did, I believe that you maybe missing a 7.5A fuse but it may depend for what country the bike was made for. My wife's bike doesn't have one either,...
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    The wife and I did this ride in 2011, here is the...

    The wife and I did this ride in 2011, here is the link to the trip we did

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=710844

    To answer your questions here is my take on a trip up North

    1. A...
  4. Thread: Rideabout 2012

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    Rideabout 2012

    Hi everyone,

    We just finished an amazing trip though BC, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. We did 7500 km in 3 weeks, the highlights were part of the Kettle Valley Railway, WABDR, Hells...
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    Hi Susan, I see that you are not going to...

    Hi Susan,

    I see that you are not going to Dawson City, Yukon, I would recommend going Dawson City and then continue by going on the Top of The World highway (Chicken AK is on that road) then to...
  6. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 17, last day

    11 July, day 17, 350 km left to do before getting home.

    On route we stop in Edson for coffee and two guys walk over to ask questions about our BMW, which I gladly answer, I also notice that Josee...
  7. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 16

    10 July, day 16, 740 km from Smithers to Jasper AB. Right after PG we see where the road was almost washed out, the road is now down to a single lane. The amount of damage is amazing. And of...
  8. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 15

    9 July, day 15, 400 km from Stewart to Smithers BC. The was overcast but not raining.

    We leave Stewart for Hyder, AK to see bears and the glacier at the top of the mountain. We skip the bears...
  9. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 14

    8 July, day 14, 655 km all the way to Stewart, BC. We had a good breakfast at the motel, a little on the costly to good never less. We pack all our kit and get the bikes ready to go and the rain...
  10. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 13

    7 July, day 13, 450 km all the way to highway 37 junction.

    Before leaving Whitehorse we stop at the deli shop for some beef jerky, very good. We then go to the airport to see the DC-3 and the...
  11. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 12

    6 July, day 12, only 250 km to Whitehorse.

    The first part of road to Whitehorse provides us with amazing scenery, only after Haines Junction does the road get boring. Well not that much, you...
  12. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 11

    I am now home but will finish my ride report.


    5 July, day 11, Tok to Burwash Landing, 340 km easy day of riding a lot of construction on the Canadian side. The road also has a lot waves.

    We...
  13. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 10

    Rest day

    4 July, day 10, rest day not much to report other an did maintenance on the bikes and had some beers.

    More photos of the trip at
    http://www.gajo.smugmug.com

    In folder "OP Alaska...
  14. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 9

    3 July, day 9, back to Tok and the eagle claw campground. *We left Fairbanks in the fog, no rain and warm. *We made the required stop in North Pole to shop at the Santa Claus house, 75$ later we are...
  15. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 6 part 2

    At the campsite in Tok we meet Coburn and Erin Black who are their third week of a long bike ride across the Americas. *It was great to talk to them during the evening with beer with a good fire....
  16. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 8

    2 July, day 8, 650 km to the Arctic Circle and back. *We leave early in the morning reaching the Dalton around 09:00 am the adventure begins.

    The weather is on our side warm and sunny, off we go,...
  17. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 7

    1 July, day 7, 300km. *We leave Tok for Fairbanks nice ease ride with not much to see because of the cloud cover, hopefully when we come back the weather will be better.

    The end of the ALCAN,...
  18. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    In Fairbanks

    Hi Kevin, we are in Fairbanks and going to Coldfoot tomorrow.
  19. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 6

    30 June, Tok Alaska, 315 km via the the top the world highway. *Had a good breakfast at the hotel, would of been better but the crowd was noisy. *Took the dome road to the top of the mountain to see...
  20. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 5

    29 June, Dawson city here we come, 350 km.

    Well it's still raining, hard breakfast and then broke camp. *Not much to see on the way because of the rain but after Pelly crossing the rain dies down...
  21. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 4

    28 June, Watson Lake to Carmacks 582 km, we traveled a total of 350km on gravel doing on average 80 kpm. *The gravel to Ross River was very hard and smooth, only where they were doing repairs was the...
  22. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 3

    27 June traveled 500km today from ft Nelson to Watson Lake. *Stayed at the air force lodge 80$. *Saw Denis again.

    Helped Denis with his tire change, I provide the 1/2 ratchet, LOL.

    Toad river...
  23. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 2

    Mile 0 to Ft Nelson, camping at the triple G. Had supper at the campground's resturant with beer. During the evening 4 more rides showed up, two riding north and two south. Here are a few photos
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  24. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    Day 1

    Thanks Kevin, here are a few photos of our first day (lots of rain)

    http://gajo.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Alaska-2010/i-2XHwjJP/0/M/DSC04280-M.jpg
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  25. Thread: OP Alaska 2011

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    OP Alaska 2011

    Hi everyone my wife and I are leaving for our trip this weekend to Alaska and then some, here are a few photos before the ride of all the prep getting the route and bikes ready.


    The route 7500Km...
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