Originally Posted by Ironheadziggy76
Rick, thank you for posting this excellent trip report!
I made the trip back in 2009 on a 650 V-Strom, and am planning to go back in 2015 with a good friend of mine. He is trying to decide what bike to take on this trip as I don't think he will want to take his new Street Glide on this trip.
It looks like they have paved a little more of the Dalton since I was last there.
Yes - there is a stretch of highway starting at Coldfoot heading north that was freshly paved for 20 miles.
Nearly Zero traffic, pristine new pavement with bright white lines, no highway patrol, unlimited visibility....
Max Speed? No comment...
But that may all change in the next 12 months, the way the weather attacks the pavement up there.
I did see a guy on an ElectraGlide on the south end of the Dalton.
According to the staff at the Yukon River station, he went down when he hit the "construction area mud". He didn't get hurt, and was able to go as far as the Arctic Circle.