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Forum: Alaska 12-29-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,358
Posted By vette
Haul Road

My two cents worth. I rode up to the Arctic Circle in July of 2009 on a 2008 Harley Street glide. I started out in Kentucky. I looked at the road as a more or less a construction road for the oil...
Forum: Alaska 12-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By vette
alaskahack

The conti milestone looks pretty good and didn't see that the TKC70s come in 16". The thread with "doug" riding everywhere with his RK with street tires just shows that worrying about too much...
Forum: Alaska 12-07-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By vette
Thanks for the info. Didn't worry about tires...

Thanks for the info. Didn't worry about tires the first time up in 09 with the marbles and stuff but since I had a crash and burn in 2012 and spent too much time in hospitals and operations, now...
Forum: Canada 12-07-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By vette
Thanks again for all the info and the last...

Thanks again for all the info and the last picture tire would work with a "little" bike mods....
Forum: Canada 12-06-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By vette
Thanks for the tips and the pictures of the...

Thanks for the tips and the pictures of the Liard. Good advice- if the sky is blue- ride it. While I have the thread open, are there better tread design tires being used on big bikes- Harleys for...
Forum: Alaska 12-06-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By vette
Big Bikes in Alaska

Curious, those of you that ride the big bikes Harleys, etc., do you keep the OEM tires on or have you found a better tread design tire for the gravel construction roads and the hard packed unpaved...
Forum: Alaska 12-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By vette
Alaskan touring bikes

Just curious, do the big bikes(Harleys etc.) in Alaska run with the OEM tires or have you guys found other tires with a better tread design to handle those gravel roads( hard packed gravel in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-05-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,720
Posted By vette
Dunlop d606

only found it in 17 or 18 inch rim size
Forum: Trip Planning 12-05-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,720
Posted By vette
Speaking of tires

What would be a good tire for a touring bike(Harley Street Glide) for gravel/hardpacked/sloppy road conditions? Heading back up to Alaska and last time had many occasions where roads were torn up for...
Forum: Canada 11-22-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By vette
question for Cal

How is the Liard when it is wet.... with a touring bike...sloppy to say the least....
Forum: Canada 11-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By vette
Yellowknife

Thanks guys for all of the info. I'll be heading back from Yellowknife towards the AlCan and up to Dawson. Running a 2014 Harley Streetglide with 6 gal. tank- 200 mile range. Had a 2008 model when I...
Forum: Canada 11-07-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By vette
North to Yellowknife

Next July, will be heading back up to Alaska from the lower 48 and want to drive up to Yellowknife on my travels north. How are the roads, gas stops, lodging from the lower province such as Edmonton,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 80,731
Posted By vette
Where you at??

Have been following this trip for sometime but no entries for some time. Everything OK??
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 28,608
Posted By vette
first unknown picture location

Your first unknown picture location may be as you come into Beaver Creek on the right side heading to the border. Stopped there in 09.
Forum: Canada 04-03-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By vette
Road to Thompson

So take hy 6 all the way to Thompson- paved correct? How about fuel? I can go about 200 miles before needing. Come back to hy 39 then over to FlinFlan and onto hy 106 to Prince Albert. Come...
Forum: Canada 04-02-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By vette
Road to Thompson

Riding this July through Canada and looking for info on the road to Thompson. On a RoadKing but hardpacked dirt roads are nothing to worry about.
Forum: Canada 04-02-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17,700
Views: 1,006,717
Posted By vette
Road to Thompson

Live in Kentucky, USA and will be heading North this July. Will be coming in from the East out of Ontario. What is the road like heading up to Thompson? Riding a big RoadKing. CTH
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,343
Posted By vette
Impressed that you did some of these rides on a...

Impressed that you did some of these rides on a cruiser rather than a tourer bike. I ran around the USA on a Harley Dyna for some years before getting a Street Glide than a Roadking. I would think...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,343
Posted By vette
The question earlier asked was how to do like the...

The question earlier asked was how to do like the Vic Vision? How did it do on the long haul? Am thinking very seriously on trading my 2010 RoadKing in on a new Vision. Need some real feedback from a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By vette
I'm riding a HD RoadKing. I have driven many...

I'm riding a HD RoadKing. I have driven many miles on loose gravel/hard packed gravel roads with big touring bikes in Alaska. With that, feel comfortable on those kinds of roads. Rutted roads are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By vette
West from Bonners Ferry

Thanks guys for trying. Right now unless someone comes up with a route, I'll either go over the top through Canada then down into Washington or double back on route 2 then up into Washington.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By vette
Bonners Ferry West

Will be traveling next month across the Northwest and want to know of any roads that lead from Bonners Ferry ID. across to Washington State that a touring bike can travel on- hard packed gravel...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 86,367
Posted By vette
Blue Waterproof bag

Couldn't help but notice the blue waterproof bag- what brand and size is it?
CTH
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 184,657
Posted By vette
Texas to Alaska

Brings back memories of my kentucky to the Artic Circle trip in july of 2009. Many of your pictures are almost the same ones that i took. I went to Newfoundlland last summer and this year heading for...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,217
Posted By vette
Going To Alaska

Went to the Artic Circle in July 0f 2009 from Kentucky. Weather as expected can be different from day to day region to region. Was 90 degrees in Fairbanks and in the 50s down by the southern coast....
Forum: Americas 04-05-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,119
Posted By vette
Nova Scotia

Rode from Kentucly to Newfoundland-via Nova Scotia last June(2010). Weather wasn't a issue(except on Newfoundland Island), June is a good month to go. CTH
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,502
Views: 890,064
Posted By vette
pics of the Northwest

Have been following this thread for a few days and am enjoying all of the great pictures. I will be heading your way this July for a few weeks riding and camping. Would be great if I knew where all...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,638
Posted By vette
Fairbanks Housing

I did this last July while riding up to the Arctic Circle from Kentucky. The dorms are clean big cheap and handy location. Best deal going. CTH
Forum: Americas 02-05-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By vette
Thanks for ther tip

Thanks for ther tip
Forum: Americas 02-05-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By vette
Lodging in St. John.s NF

Planning on biking to the Rock in June. Are there university dorms available for lodging like(UAF dorms) in Fairbanks AK.?
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,170
Posted By vette
BLK-Betty

Sorry I haven't replied sooner but out of town. My SG came through 400 miles of the haul Road ok. No extra squeeks/rattles. I did take it easy so to lessen any problems. The first gravel section is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,736
Posted By vette
Lots been said about whether to create law to...

Lots been said about whether to create law to mandate the wearing of a helmet when riding a motorcycle or not. Provide the means for a rider to be able to acquire a helmet if so desired, but creating...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,170
Posted By vette
Thumb 09 RoadGlide

Another 2 cents worth. Rode from Kentucky to Arctic Cirle but first through Wyoming/Montana on an 08 Streetglide. One in group rode a RoadGlide(09) from Key West FL. to AC and back to Southern...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-04-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,896
Posted By vette
Going to Fairbanks next july

Will be going in ur direction next year too. w/b heading to Deadhorse, AK if luck holds out. CTH
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