All is good.
I just got a phone call from Dease Lake & something from an operator about trouble with long distance calls from pay phones.. So I phoned Chuck and they got the bike into town. "I fixed him up and he's on his way down the road. He didn't phone you, eh?" Apparently he tried.
just a minute, incoming email :
"Charlie in dease lake got me going! looks like bad fuel, probably sucked up some water into the carb...he gave me a bottle of methyl hydrate, should be good to go."