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Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 117
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Posted By gozer
Back Home

Back home! Not really much to talk about the last couple of days, we covered the same ground as the trip up, so we just rode through without any sightseeing.

Going to take a couple of weeks off...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
I wear them as overpants. Underneath I have a...

I wear them as overpants. Underneath I have a lightweight pair of pants (ExOfficio BugsAway) and a pair of smartwool long underwear. There are some Velcro straps that you can use to get some...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
In Juneau

Here are some pics from the boat ride today.

http://scottsk.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/img_0526_thumb.jpg?w=800

http://scottsk.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/img_0529_thumb.jpg?w=800
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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Oh yeah, I forgot one other thing - I have an old...

Oh yeah, I forgot one other thing - I have an old pair of Sidi Adventure Rain boots. They leak like crazy, so I bought some Klim Gore-tex socks. Keeps the feet nice and dry.
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
I'll let my dad jump in and let you know the mods...

I'll let my dad jump in and let you know the mods on his bike.

As for the rain, the weather has been way better than we expected. We've had 1 day of constant rain, 2 days with a half day of rain,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
In Haines now!

Ok, I've been slacking with keeping things up to date.

The whole tire thing worked out, I have a brand new Karoo 3 rear tire that should last me all the way home. We made it down to Homer in time...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Glad you made it! Stay safe!

Glad you made it! Stay safe!
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Cool...I've been slacking a bit keeping this...

Cool...I've been slacking a bit keeping this report up to date. I'll post a few more details in a minute, but Homer is the end of the road for us. We are on our way back home now.
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
We called several tire places in Soldotna and...

We called several tire places in Soldotna and nobody would take it.
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
back in Anchorage

We were on our way to Homer and the plug in my rear tire started leaking. We stopped by the Harley Davidson dealer in Selbotna (sp?) to see if they could repair it. They couldn't, but called all the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
On our way to Homer!

Went through Denali yesterday and saw lots of wildlife.

Like Grizzly Bears

http://scottsk.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/dsc03362_thumb.jpg?w=800
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Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
In Denali!

Having some issues w/the forum - I keep getting logged out. Hopefully I can post this, and I'll just blame the internet connection for now.

We made our way from Fairbanks to Denali yesterday...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
One thing that we've started to do is to push the...

One thing that we've started to do is to push the tents further "back" under the tarp. The tail end of the rainfly gets wet but you have a nice area to hang out in front of the tent. When we pack up,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
The mud is probably unlike any other mud you've...

The mud is probably unlike any other mud you've been on, very slick. In addition to my dad's comments, I would say to SLOW DOWN if you get caught in the rain, he would have done way less damage to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Clearwater State Rec Area

We are currently at Clearwater State Rec area - around 100 miles away from Fairbanks. Haven't had decent internet access for a few days. I have orders from the family to make sure that "Grandpa" gets...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Back in Eagle Plains

My dad got his pannier fixed while I slept in this morning. His ribs are pretty sore. I think he may have cracked one.

His big goal for the trip was getting to the Arctic Circle. Inuvik was more...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
We are in Eagle Plains!

First off, there is a card lock station at the beginning of the dempster. Only regular unleaded is available - we filled our tanks and extra cans with premium in Dawson and then topped of our tanks...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
We took a rest day in Dawson City today. Took the...

We took a rest day in Dawson City today. Took the time to do laundry and take a shower. Rained a little bit, but not too bad. Checked at the visitor centers again and the Dempster sounds good to go....
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
We are now outside Carmacks

We made a couple of stops before we left Whitehorse this morning. First at the Honda/KTM dealer looking for some heated socks - our feet got really cold yesterday in the 37F rain. The rest of our...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
I am not...i haven't noticed any loss of power,...

I am not...i haven't noticed any loss of power, although we are just cruising along at the speed limit. I believe the computer can adjust for 87 octane, and the bad fuel dongle is for really bad fuel...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Now in Whitehorse, YT

While we were at the RV park in stewart, this guy pulls in on a scooter.

http://scottsk.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/img_0248.jpg?w=800

Apparently there is a big scooter run from Hyder to New...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
We are in a hotel tonight, so I'll try to get a...

We are in a hotel tonight, so I'll try to get a few more pics up.

As for the KTM...

We aren't pushing the speeds at all, pretty much staying at and even under the speed limit. Mostly been in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Thanks for the link! We'll have to check some out.

Thanks for the link! We'll have to check some out.
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
We made it to Alaska!

I've been doing a bit of a poor job updating things on the fly, but as I said in the very first post we are going to do an *AWESOME* recap when we get home, complete with edited photos and videos....
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
They are Kelty Noah's Tarp (12') with 6' REI...

They are Kelty Noah's Tarp (12') with 6' REI poles. We've mostly dodged the rain so far, but the one evening it drizzled, it was nice to have it set up. I put my camp chair in the vestibule of the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
We've managed to mostly dodge the rain. Did have...

We've managed to mostly dodge the rain. Did have a bit of nastiness though...I put on a taller windscreen just before we left, and I have (had) it adjusted so I was always looking through it. Got...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Prince George

Found a Subway w/WiFi for lunch. The ride yesterday was pretty spectacular - lots of water in the Frasier River and some spectacular waterfalls. Made it to Lac La Hoche Provincial Park.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
made it through the border

made it into Canada. Found lunch and WiFi in Hope. About to start up the Frasier River Valley.
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
I'm always up for a beer or two...i looked at...

I'm always up for a beer or two...i looked at your blog and our paths definitely cross a bit, just going to be a matter of timing.
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
We are on the road!

We are off! But we really haven't gone very far yet...

We kicked off the day with a bbq for friends and family. Quite a few people stopped by to check out the bikes and our route. The crowd hung...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Today is the big day!

We are having a kickoff bbq this afternoon and then we are heading north about 70 miles tonight to Larrabee State Park. Tomorrow will be the first full day of riding.

Bike is mostly packed, still...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Packing (and repacking)

Spent a bunch of time packing, repacking, and taking inventory of all my gear. I've got an Access database tracking all of the items and their location. I keep removing stuff from the list, but it is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
My Bike - KTM 1190 Adventure R

Ok, I’m riding my motorcycle to Alaska…I need to show it off a bit before I go! My previous bike was a Kawasaki KLR 650. It was a fine bike that would take me anywhere, but it was a bit lacking when...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Thanks for the offer! We'll be passing through...

Thanks for the offer! We'll be passing through Dawson City a bit before D2D, but our plans are pretty fluid, if we are in the neighborhood, we'll definitely check it out.
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,169
Posted By gozer
Inuvik and Alaska on an 1190R and Terra

One week from today, my 69 year old dad (Chazbo) and I are departing Seattle for an epic adventure to Inuvik and Alaska. We’ve discussed doing this trip for a couple of years, and started to get...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By gozer
apparently not...i'm taking it in to the dealer...

apparently not...i'm taking it in to the dealer for service tomorrow, i'll bug them about it.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By gozer
I had this issue when I dropped the bike as well.

I had this issue when I dropped the bike as well.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,593,252
Posted By gozer
That's what I'm doing for now...

That's what I'm doing for now...
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