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Forum: Americas 01-23-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By northrider
Tire Advice

I don't know what section this question might best fit in, but since it is part of my trip planning I'll post it here. My two sons (ages 15 and 16) and a coworker will be leaving from Alaska...
Forum: Alaska 04-30-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By northrider
Sharp looking bike

I like what you've done to the bike! Looks very sharp. I just picked up a 90 TA for one of my sons. With any luck I should be out on the road (with my F800GS) with him (on the TransAlp) right...
Forum: Alaska 04-20-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By northrider
Thanks for the parking lot idea legion. i'll...

Thanks for the parking lot idea legion. i'll keep it in mind. It looks like we will not make it to Dawson for D2D this year. The family is all going to Hawaii this June and we don't get back into...
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By northrider
The stable is now full

Well, I bought Fast Lane's TransAlp after the motorcycle show and I just brought home a DR650 I found on CraigsList (an 07 with 194 miles on it). The TransAlp is for my 15 year old son and the DR is...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By northrider
Make a run down Chuckanut Drive. Go into...

Make a run down Chuckanut Drive. Go into Bellingham and through Fairhaven then down Chuckanut Dr. you will come out in Burlington onto I5 again or you can stay along the coast and go out to Whidby...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By northrider
Tires

Check in with the Downtown Dawson Hotel (Dick VanOostram) in Dawson City. They will hold your tires for you if you have them shipped in. There is a guy in Dawson who will mount and balance them for...
Forum: Americas 03-31-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,034
Posted By northrider
I'm also in the early planning stages for a 2012...

I'm also in the early planning stages for a 2012 ride back to Alaska. By early I mean that I know I will be shipping my bike to somewhere in the lower 48 sometime during June or July and riding some,...
Forum: Alaska 03-24-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By northrider
I wondered who was going to make the first...

I wondered who was going to make the first Transformers comment. :rofl
Forum: Alaska 03-19-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,492
Posted By northrider
It sure sounds fun. I've done a little riding in...

It sure sounds fun. I've done a little riding in Guatemala and just general travel in Belize and Costa Rica. It would be great to ride through there and all the way down. As Legion said, make sure...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By northrider
LewisNClark is right. If you don't find anyone...

LewisNClark is right. If you don't find anyone to ride with from the start don't sweat it. I have ridden up three times and i have always run into folks to ride with somewhere along the way. I...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By northrider
I'll definitely give the RCMP a call and see what...

I'll definitely give the RCMP a call and see what they have to say. Thanks to Commuter Boy for the link to the BC RCMP. I appreciate all the info.
Forum: Americas 01-15-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,672
Posted By northrider
I pointed out a couple of mistakes to Google on...

I pointed out a couple of mistakes to Google on the maps they had in Alaska and Yukon. It took them about 6 months, but they did fix them and I did get an email confirming both that the map was in...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By northrider
Yeah, it's mainly going accross the boarder that...

Yeah, it's mainly going accross the boarder that concerns me. My sons have their passports so that's not an issue. I just figure there is a reasonable chance that when they see his age on the...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By northrider
Canadian Lerner Permit Rules

I'm beginning to plan a trip from the lower 48 states back home to Alaska. My plan is to do the ride with my two sons. One of them will be 17 at the time and a fully licensed rider in the US. The...
Forum: Alaska 01-07-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 82,385
Posted By northrider
This one might fit the bill. It's even in...

This one might fit the bill. It's even in English.

http://www.motocyclops.com/thereturn/ (http://www.motocyclops.com/thereturn/)
Forum: Alaska 12-21-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Posted By northrider
You won't spend a lot of time in any one spot,...

You won't spend a lot of time in any one spot, but it's still nice scenery and you would still have enough time to take some pics. This is a 10 day round trip if you could sqeeze that many days.
...
Forum: Alaska 09-17-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By northrider
I'm soooo jealous!!! Have fun.

I'm soooo jealous!!! Have fun.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By northrider
Yes, it's under warranty. However, I'm looking...

Yes, it's under warranty. However, I'm looking at a 2 week wait (starting tomorrow) to get into the shop. As there are only about 4 weeks of riding season left. I was hoping to get some possible...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By northrider
F800GS Electrical Problem

I have an 09 F800GS with approximately 9,000 trouble free miles until this series of events happened the other day.

I went for a short ride (about 75 miles) one afternoon a few days ago. Nothing...
Forum: Alaska 08-21-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By northrider
It's a long shot, but you might try MotoQuest...

It's a long shot, but you might try MotoQuest Tours. They're on Spenard Road next to the Harley dealer. They rent a bunch of KLRs and it's possible they may have one.
Forum: Alaska 07-29-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By northrider
Sorry, I don't mean to hijack the thread, when...

Sorry, I don't mean to hijack the thread, when did TMS start renting bikes? Just never knew they did.
Forum: Americas 07-07-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,411
Posted By northrider
My experience is that it all depends on who you...

My experience is that it all depends on who you get at the boarder as to whether or not they ask for a card. What you do need to do is to call your agent and verify that they will pay (both of you...
Forum: Americas 07-06-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,411
Posted By northrider
I would agree with all of Alcan Rider's comments....

I would agree with all of Alcan Rider's comments. I also have a couple of my own.

Mosquito Repellent - Make sure it is 100% (or as near as you can find) Deet. It'll melt plastic, but it'll keep...
Forum: Alaska 07-06-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,673
Posted By northrider
I've been holding on to a kitchen pass for a...

I've been holding on to a kitchen pass for a weekend ride for a while now. Sounds like a good reason to turn that in. So I'm a definite maybe depending on the chosen dates. Keep us posted Legion!
Forum: Americas 06-19-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,188
Posted By northrider
I've got three suggestions for the Washington...

I've got three suggestions for the Washington part. First for the south bound leg. When you get to Bellingham, get off of I5 and go down Chuckanut Drive through the town of Edison and then follow...
Forum: Alaska 05-27-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By northrider
Say hi if you see it around town

Well, the KTM has a new owner. If you see it running around town say hello to Eric, its new owner. I leave tomorrow night to pick up the 800GS down in San Francisco and start the ride home. This...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By northrider
A few years ago I went from Corvallis to...

A few years ago I went from Corvallis to Yellowstone so somewhat the same route. This is how I went. If it's open when you leave I'd suggest going over McKinzie Pass over to Bend. The run up...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By northrider
I checked on the a few years ago (say about 4...

I checked on the a few years ago (say about 4 years ago) only I was looking to send the bike south from Alaska. We have a major UPS hub here in Anchorage and I got a hold of one of the freight...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By northrider
<quote></quote>These "buddy" tickets (Alaska Air...

<quote></quote>These "buddy" tickets (Alaska Air calls them companion tickets so same thing) can be a real deal. My wife and I each have a mileage credit card and we have two kids. So we each buddy...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By northrider
I don't know if Alaska Airlines (where the bulk...

I don't know if Alaska Airlines (where the bulk of my miles are) is any easier or harder than other carriers for using miles to purchase tickets, but I have traded in a lot of miles with them over...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By northrider
If you plan on spending 2 weeks in Juneau, I hope...

If you plan on spending 2 weeks in Juneau, I hope you plan on doing more than riding. There's not many roads there. That said, one possible is to catch the ferry over to Prince of Wales Island. ...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By northrider
Without any specific route info it's hard to say...

Without any specific route info it's hard to say what might be good but here are a couple of suggestions. Try the Cottonwood RV Park at Kluane Lake in Yukon Territory. I know it's an RV park, but...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By northrider
I had always had pretty good luck with Google...

I had always had pretty good luck with Google Maps, but I got a good laugh out of this when I let it route me from Anchorage to Haines. Not only does it send one down to Bellingham and back up, it...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,273
Posted By northrider
I hope this helps for some basics. Make sure you...

I hope this helps for some basics. Make sure you have good waterproof riding gear (helmet, jacket, pants, boots, gloves). While riding up here you are almost guaranteed to get wet at some point...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,273
Posted By northrider
Looks like there are several of you coming up...

Looks like there are several of you coming up from CA in mid to late May. I'll be leaving San Francisco on May 29th. General idea is to go up Hwy 1/101 and the Cassiar on home to Anchorage. If you...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By northrider
My first piece of advice is to go get yourself a...

My first piece of advice is to go get yourself a copy of The Milepost. It has mile by mile descriptions of all the roads, campgrounds, services, etc. in Alaska and the Yukon, plus the access routes...
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By northrider
Spring Garage Cleaning

OK, It has become time to say goodbye to the 9fiddy. I went out this winter and bought a new 800GS. Now the KTM has to go. I thought I would post it here before I put it on Craigslist. If anyone...
Forum: Alaska 03-30-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,177
Posted By northrider
I think anyone who was between 4 and 10 years old...

I think anyone who was between 4 and 10 years old and in Anchorage on that day was watching Fireball XL5 when it hit. I know I was. I had a great time a couple of years ago when someone (one of the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-02-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By northrider
Thanks for the info

Man Mark that was a great post. I'm looking forward to plotting things out so I can get a feel for where all the places are. I am really looking forward to getting on the road. Thanks for the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-01-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By northrider
Route Help

I am picking up a new F800GS in Daytona next week and riding it out to the Left Coast. I'm planning on having the 600 mile service done in the Atlanta area so I need to get there first. I have some...
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