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Old 09-15-2010, 06:18 AM   #12
markbvt OP
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Location: Georgia, Vermont (that's one town, not two states)
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Originally Posted by bikerjarrel
I just don't have the time for the trek to Washington State, which is where you'll probably pick up your ferry.
No ferry. We're riding to Alaska, not taking a boat. Why take a ferry when you can ride the Cassiar Highway?

Originally Posted by bikerjarrel
I see the semi dual sport rubber, but they still look more street than off road. Was he okay with the 17inch front wheel and was the suspension stock?
Stock suspension, although the Tiger's suspension is pretty good and Jason had it set up pretty well (the rear got chattery on washboard though, as did my Strom's). He did fine with the 17" front wheel and Pirelli MT60R tires, which are a bit more aggressive in person than they look in the pics -- though the rear was very worn by the end of the trip.

Also, Jason's a small guy, so wasn't working the suspension and tires as hard as if I were riding the bike, for example.

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