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Old 12-21-2012, 07:28 AM   #151
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Speaking of the big gas tank, it seems like you're in the know Pantah, any rumblings that they may allow rotopax? I saw their post on the yahoo board and it kinda crushed my hopes.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:18 AM   #152
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Speaking of the big gas tank, it seems like you're in the know Pantah, any rumblings that they may allow rotopax? I saw their post on the yahoo board and it kinda crushed my hopes.
Nothing official, but Jerry said they are revisiting Rotopax because they are inexpensive, time tested and have proven mounting systems we can purchase. They have good experience using them in cars as well. I think they'll tell us after the first of the year. My guess is Rotopax will be allowed. That makes it a lot easier decision to ride my 690 if they do. They recognize that spending over $1k for a fuel tank solution for one event is a stretch.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #153
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I am just east of Kirkland WA here in Duvall , would be happy to help anyone in most anyway . I know it is a ways out , just thought I would make the offer .
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:52 AM   #154
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Looks like today is the last day the Rainier Auto Sports Club will guarantee starters, so if you got 'em fax 'em. After today they will begin a standby list to be given spots as entry's cancel. As of last night they have 15 cars and 49 motorcyclists.

http://www.alcan5000.com/2014entry.htm

Interesting; 11 singles, 9 TBA and the rest twins.

Look down the list of past winners. There's a few Unsers, Dallenbachs and Kraushaar's. A fun event with a great history.

This one's for you, Ned...
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:59 AM   #155
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I am just east of Kirkland WA here in Duvall , would be happy to help anyone in most anyway . I know it is a ways out , just thought I would make the offer .

Hello Tork - Thanks for the offer. I sent a PM
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:40 AM   #156
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To Ural or not to Ural...

OK, still a long way off...but.... I'm registered with my HP2 Enduro, fully capable with some extra fuel packs... Here's the question, without any thought of being competitive, the goal would be completing the rally... What are the thoughts on doing it on a 2012 Ural. Here's my thought process, easy to wrench on, pretty darn rugged, different AND under warranty! May even be able to get Ural to help with tires and such. It will cruise 55-60 all day long, I know that will be pushing hitting the timed stages, but over all completing 5k, what are the thoughts?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:54 AM   #157
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I think it would be a struggle on the Ural. Some days are pretty long, 600+ miles. Plus the gas mileage is kind of crappy. I had a 2005 Patrol and one time into a big headwind, I ran out of gas w/ less than 100 miles on a tankful.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #158
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Hi Guys- I got confirmation that I'm in with a couple guys from Chicago area! This is going to be a blast- I'm 99% sure that my street legal WR450 will not be the weapon of choice (curse you Yamaha!- no 6th gear!)

I've never done an event like this but figure I've got 20 mos to figure it out and hopefully shakedown a different ride
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:29 PM   #159
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I'm in for 2014.

Planning on riding my R12GS if it's back from South America by then and doesn't have a gazillion miles on before the Alcan start.

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:31 PM   #160
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Started a purpose build of a bike for this....20 months to go

I'm very surprised of all the talk of riding smaller bikes.....go big
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #161
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I think it would be a struggle on the Ural. Some days are pretty long, 600+ miles. Plus the gas mileage is kind of crappy. I had a 2005 Patrol and one time into a big headwind, I ran out of gas w/ less than 100 miles on a tankful.
LOL, 100 miles is the range on the HP2 figured aux gas would be needed either way. Lord knows, easier to carry spare fuel in the Ural...
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #162
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LOL, 100 miles is the range on the HP2 figured aux gas would be needed either way. Lord knows, easier to carry spare fuel in the Ural...
I read somewhere that rotopacks might be allowed .
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:19 AM   #163
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Deposit paid, I'm hopefully in. Although it appears I'm second on the wait list. Hopefully that bottle of single malt I sent can smooth things over

Debating on the bike of choice right now. Currently building a Ninja 650 with KTM running gear. Should be a perfect mount for the trip, only thing I worry about is the stock air filter is not really up to the task of large amounts of dirt and is a pain in the ass to get to. Oh well, I have a bunch of time to work it out.

Also have a 2012 Husky TXC511 that I can mod for more fuel and top end.

Or the FZ1 with 145HP and KTM 950 running gear
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:06 AM   #164
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #165
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