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Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By gatkinson
One came with my Two Brothers low mount exhaust. ...

One came with my Two Brothers low mount exhaust. Not sure if they manufacture it or if they resell it from someone else with their muffler. Love shedding the cat.
Forum: Alaska 03-05-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By gatkinson
Enjoy your trip, I hope to do it again soon.

So I did the trip in June-July of 2006 and thought I'd share a couple things I found out and would do a little differently.

- First, after in-depth conversation with my BMW Master Mechanic of 20+...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By gatkinson
Free standing!

I'm a big fan of free standing tents. I took my REI Taj 3 to Alaska last summer and was extremely happy with it. I don't like being cramped when camping and the 3 person was just right for me and all...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By gatkinson
JCWhitney, just keep and eye on it.

I've had a JC Whitney top box on my 1150GS for 3 years now. Use it on and off but mainly got it for the wife to lean against instead of a $300 back rest. Anyway last year I read a thread where...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,140
Posted By gatkinson
Wet weather gear!

I was in Alaska mid June thru early July this year. Lots of rain, and from what I hear, there was even more through July and August (washed out the road and train line between Anchorage and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By gatkinson
Being height challanged, I spend a couple days...

Being height challanged, I spend a couple days practicing riding off the center stand with the bike unloaded. Now I ride off on the center stand all the time, loaded or not. It took maybe 50-60 time...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By gatkinson
Question How crowded is it?

I see that it's to late to preregister and they have a limit of 250. If I just show up, do you think I will have any problems?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,996
Posted By gatkinson
Aux.

What about an auxiluary tank mounted on the back of the side car or in place of the pillion seat? I have a friend that has a 5+ gallon fuel cell mounted in place of the passinger seat on his 1150GS....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,986
Posted By gatkinson
Eh? Weight saving exhaust.

Two brothers y-pipe and muffler to reduce a few pounds. Not that I can really tell any difference. I just know it's 20 lbs lighter when I have to pick it up. Don't like the repacking every 6-8k miles.
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By gatkinson
Indeed, enjoy. After being back only two weeks...

Indeed, enjoy. After being back only two weeks I'm trying to figure out when I will be able to go back up. Maybe in two years, this time with a pillion (wife).

I look forward to the report. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,345
Posted By gatkinson
Hey, that tee pee looks familiar:D I did have to...

Hey, that tee pee looks familiar:D I did have to move about 10 inches to the left about half way through the night due to rain drops falling on my face.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2006, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,467
Posted By gatkinson
Great report.

I about got blown off the top of Mt. Ellen when I rode over it two years ago. It was a great ride and after reading your report, I believe I have to plan another ride over it again this fall. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,161
Posted By gatkinson
Me call's him Goat.

http://gatkinson.smugmug.com/photos/80591476-M-1.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By gatkinson
Thumb Nice job.

Hope to be doing similar route this August.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Back home, the journy's over.

Saturday


Glacier at last. I changed my departure date and route to accomidate the status of the Going-to-the-Sun road. What a mistake. The road was impressive and the scenery very cool, but I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
No problem. I'd be happy to give you any info I...

No problem. I'd be happy to give you any info I can. Just PM me and maybe we can meet over some beers. Oh, we're in Utah, make that diet Coke.
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
The Icefield Parkway!

Friday


Head out from McBride heading for Jasper and then down through Banff. Just inside Mount Robson Provintial Park, there are the tell tale signs of last nights storm. A fire on the other...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Goodbye Alaska!

Thursday


After the Hyderization that happened last night, it's a medical procedure, I was awakened by someone entering my room to change the linins. Holly cow, it's 11:45. Throw everything in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Yea, I waited a day and a half and after seeing...

Yea, I waited a day and a half and after seeing the weather forcast for the area, and what the sky looked and acted like from Eagle Plains back to Whitehorse, and not wanting to take the chance they...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2006, 11:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Tuesday-Wednesday Put a new tire on....

Tuesday-Wednesday


Put a new tire on. The only thing they have that will fit is another TCK80. The one that is one won't last to Calgary. Maybe 500 miles left on the old rubber but this one...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 512,071
Posted By gatkinson
Found Shougs at the Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake

I pulled into the forest and right away I see a rider running up to me with her helmet on. She said she saw my ADV sticker and introduced herself as Shoganai. It didn't click immediatly. But after...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Why?

Why do I find this sign so odd? Even the folks down in Utah don't post signs like this, at least none that I've seen. Those folks out around Duschesnes are a little odd.:eek1
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Mother Nature 1; my mud riding skills 0.

Sunday-Monday


Heading for Inuvik. At last, the ferry is running on the Peel river. Give it a shot.
http://gatkinson.smugmug.com/photos/79574562-M-1.jpg

Late that day: not such good news....
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Waiting in Dawson for the ferry.

Friday Jun30 and Saturday July 1.


Left Chicken around 6:40. Arrived at the boarder around 7:35. Visited with the two gals that passed me while I was getting gas at Chicken. They arrived about...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Yea, Homer is GREAT! One of the best, most...

Yea, Homer is GREAT! One of the best, most interesting places I've been. I didn't make it to Inuvik so the title of this post is more along the "maybe" lines. Trying to get bandwidth up here is a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
She's both. She is just so significant! There's...

She's both. She is just so significant! There's no way I could handle two.
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Denali Hwy

Haven't had internet access for a few days, so I'll try and catch up.


Left Denali and headed east on the Denali Highway.
http://gatkinson.smugmug.com/photos/79412159-M.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
http://gatkinson.smugmug.com/photos/77360862-M.jpg...

http://gatkinson.smugmug.com/photos/77360862-M.jpg

This was Mark as we were waiting on the pilot car. That bike was pretty well loaded down.
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Denali Part1

Monday


Not much today. Slept in till about noon. Ran in to the park to get a shuttle for tomorrow. Last seat on the Wonder Lake shuttle. Still raining, this gets old fast.


Tuesday, Denali....
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2006, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Head north for Denali.

unday, Homer to Denali.


Ride back up from Homer to Anchorage was nice. Stopped at Portage to check out the glacier but didn't go through the tunnel due to the fact that I was sitting in a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Kenai Peninsula

Saturday Kenai Peninsula:


Headed south for Seward for lunch at Ray's. Excellent fish and ship! Doubled back and headed down the Sterling Hwy to Homer. Got the last room in town but anything...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2006, 12:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Friday; what a way to start week two!

All I did today was laundry, had TKC 80's mounted on the rims at Alaska Leathers; thanks Doug, then catch up on this link for the folks at work and the family. Oh, yea, to any one else out there...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Valdez then Anchorage.

Thursday


Spent the night in Tok at little motorcycle camp. For $10 I got the tee-pee with a wooden floor and a cot. Broke out the Thermarest and bag and hit the hay around 2 am. Man I dig...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2006, 11:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Out of Whitehorse; oh yea, my wife likes the name.

She also want's me to pick something up from there. What?

Wednesday.


Left Whitehorse around noon, called Alaska Leathers to make sure there would be someone to change me over to the TKC's...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
http://gatkinson.smugmug.com/photos/76991732-M.jpg...

http://gatkinson.smugmug.com/photos/76991732-M.jpg


Monday, on to Hyder.


Left Prince George with the temp just perfect. Put the Gerbing jacket on but never turned it on. Weather wat great...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Salmon Glacier, Wow!

Road up to the Salmon glacier in the morning. The summit overlook was fogged in but the views from the bottom and up by the mining camp at the end were great....
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Photo update problems.

Haven't been able to upload photos so until I get to a system I can do that, I'll just say that it's a great ride. The internet access here at the cafe won't allow me to upload to my smugmug...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Please forgive the first post. This is my first...

Please forgive the first post. This is my first ride report and I'm just getting used to the formating layout. I promis to do better from now on. Mmmmm, maybe I can edit the first one.
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,718
Posted By gatkinson
Utah 2 Inuvik and back, hopefully.

Utah to Alaska, day one.


After missing my Tuesday, Wednesday and then Thursday departure do to the fact that I told my wife I would have the wiring and insulation done in the basement before I...
Forum: Alaska 06-06-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By gatkinson
Spoke with the guys at both the Yamaha and Honda...

Spoke with the guys at both the Yamaha and Honda dealer today in Whitehorse. Both seemed more than willing to help get me tires shipped up there. I have their phone numbers at work, but a simple...
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