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Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
I used these extensions sold by Wolfman. ...

I used these extensions sold by Wolfman.

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/rotopax-strap-kit

Glad to see a year later people are still reading this report. Wish I was up there again this year.
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
It was about 50/50 for us but we skipped a few...

It was about 50/50 for us but we skipped a few dirt sections to make up some time. Even if we hadn't there are a couple days each way of mostly pavement. The Cassiar Highway is pretty much a full day...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,567
Posted By ManLee
Yep we ate there on the way up and the way back....

Yep we ate there on the way up and the way back. Good Food.
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,567
Posted By ManLee
Great report! Can't believe I didn't see this...

Great report! Can't believe I didn't see this until now. We did almost the same trip a few days ahead of you. Our paths crossed in TOK on our way down. We camped there on the 4th of July.

Fun to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
seats

We both had Seat Concepts seats. Not sure how I would have done 300 miles a day on the stocker.
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Dates

We left June 21st and got back home on July 10th, 20 days. If you have any questions about the trip feel free to ask here or PM me if you'd like.
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Camera

Sony RX100 point and shoot.
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 97,316
Posted By ManLee
Nice ride and report. Thanks to all. Now I'm...

Nice ride and report. Thanks to all. Now I'm rethinking my plan to return to Alaska on my new to me 1100GS. Got to get down south with my WR. Awesome!!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 97,316
Posted By ManLee
Subscribed

I'm in for some more Bigdog/Dingweeds inspiration. Hope to do both of these BDR's in the future.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Suspension was stock. On the rear I cranked the...

Suspension was stock. On the rear I cranked the preload and rebound dampening to max and added a couple of clicks to the compression. On the front I set the compression dampening to max. Should...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Mpg

I planned fuel stops for about 50 MPG. On slower dirt sections we got 60+MPG. If we had a highway stretch where we ran 65MPH it would dip into the mid to upper 40's. I've never seen 70MPG as some...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Be careful what you say, we just might take you...

Be careful what you say, we just might take you up on that.

I'm already re-reading your site for ideas for the next trip.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 20 Last Day

Day 20 July 10, 2013
Ashcroft, BC to Orting, WA
324 Miles

Last day of the ride. We're treated to bacon and eggs for breakfast and we say our good byes to my aunt and uncle....
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 19

Day 19 July 9, 2013
Vanderhoof, BC to Ashcroft, BC
356 Miles

Short Report for today. Not sure why but I didn't take any pictures on the road. It was a hot day and all pavement.

Just like...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 18

Day 18 July 8, 2013
Hyder AK, to Vanderhoof BC
369 Miles

We left Hyder and fueled up in Stewart. A guy pulled up in this and left her running while he went in to the store. Be nice to live...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 17

Day 17 July 7, 2013
Boya Lake to Hyder Alaska
342 Miles

We spent the day on the Cassiar Highway. The weather was beautiful and the scenery is awesome. Much nicer riding than on the way up....
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 16

Day 16 July 6,2013
Haines Junction to Boya Lake
408 Miles

We woke to a nice breakfast. Just like staying at the Hampton Inn....
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 15

Day 15 July 5, 2013
Tok, AK to Haines Junction, YT
294 Miles

Another day on the Alcan. This is where the little bikes start to show their weakness. Be nice to crank it up to 80 and fly. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 14

Day 14 July4, 2013
Fairbanks, AK to Tok
208 Miles


Pretty much the same as day 9 only reverse direction. We got a late start but we had to get our money's worth out of an expensive room.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
I was following you guys on your spotwalla page. ...

I was following you guys on your spotwalla page. Fun to following along but it made the wait for our departure tougher. Definately BigDogs faults for the $10,000 hole in my wallet. I hope for his...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 13

Day 13 July 3, 2013
Coldfoot, AK to Fairbanks, AK
268 Miles

Up and ready for another day.
http://manlee.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Alaska2013/i-KXLxQvn/0/L/DSC00708-2-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 12

Day 12 July 2, 2013
Galbraith Lake, AK to Deadhorse, AK to Coldfoot, AK
393 Miles

We woke early to rain and broke camp and headed for Deadhorse. Light rain off and on all the way to Deadhorse. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
As soon as we stopped you were engulfed in a...

As soon as we stopped you were engulfed in a swarm. We talked to a couple different road workers and they said the bugs had not been this bad in 10 years. After Atigun, besides the birds we saw no...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
More Day 11

Day 11 Continued

The road had been closed for 12 hours to replace a bridge deck 20 miles north of Coldfoot. It was scheduled to open at 7PM. The weather was so good we decided to wait for it to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 11

Day 11 July 1, 2013
Fairbanks, AK to Galbraith Lake, AK
370 Miles

Today we ride the haul road. I already said that Day 3 on the Gang Ranch was one of the best days of riding but Day 11 on the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 10

Day 10 June 30, 2013
Tok, AK to Fairbanks, AK
210 miles

Short report for today. All pavement, all Alcan.

http://manlee.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Alaska2013/i-8RrpG3x/0/L/DSC00541-2-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Doghouse

I'd blame Bigdog. His website sucked me in. I guess that's why they call it the doghouse.
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Tires

We both ran a Dunlop 606 on the rear and a Pirelli MT21 up front. We changed tires in Fairbanks with about 4000 miles on them. Fronts were about 1/2 gone and only cupping a bit. The rears were...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 9

Day 9 June 29, 2013
Carmacks, YT to TOK, AK
411 Miles

This was our longest day of riding on the trip. Good thing we broke camp early and headed for Dawson.

We stopped in Pelly Crossing for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
I hadn't forgot about your mattress. Don't know...

I hadn't forgot about your mattress. Don't know if it was them but they definitely had room in their trailers. I almost forgot about those guys. They were funny. Not funny ha ha though.

First...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 8

Day 8 June 28, 2013
Francis Lake, YT to Carmacks YT
289 miles


Its 120 miles of dirt road from Francis Lake to the town of Ross River. The first 10 miles were some of the worst washboard I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Francis Lake

Too bad its so far away. Thats a spot we'd like to return to and just spend some time. Deans dying to catch a 30lb trout. The only diapointment was that the weather was so nice we did't take...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 7

Day 7 June 27, 2013
Boya Lake, BC to Francis Lake, YT
178 Miles

Today we enter the Yukon!
http://manlee.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Alaska2013/i-wZTpgWh/0/L/DSC00459-3-L.jpg

You cant help but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Updates

Its definately a lot more work doing these reports than I anticipated. Up until midnaight last night. I'm trying to get one done every day. Fun way to relive the trip though. Its worth doing.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 6

Day 6 June 26, 2013
Hyder, Ak to Boya Lake, BC
395 miles

Up at the crack of dawn to go see the salmon glacier. Yay right, not after you've been "hyderized". Plus I'm not sure there is a crack...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 5

Day 5 June 25, 2013
Vanderhoof, BC to Hyder, AK
380 miles

We woke up early to rain so we decided to just pack up quickly and get coffee and breakfast on the way out of town....
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Good to hear. Funny how we leap frogged each...

Good to hear. Funny how we leap frogged each other for a about 4 days and arrived at Deadhorse at almost the exact same time.

How was the Arctic tour?
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Rubbermaid

Here's what I used. They make several heights that have the same lid and all stack together. Any of them will work, just cut it down, drill some holes and make cuts down the sides so it goes in and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Day 4

Day 4 June 24, 2013
Williams Lake to Vanderhoof
206 Miles


Between Williams Lake and Quesnel we traveled a country road that followed the Frazier river but on the opposite side as the highway. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 70,901
Posted By ManLee
Gear Update

The tail bag is the medium wolfman expedition. At first I thought it was too big but it allowed me to put a rubbermaid container in the bottom and it seemed easier to pack and close a partialy full...
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