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Old 06-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #16
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Haines. The drive from Haines to Haines Junction is beyond words. Plus, I hate pasty people wearing black socks. And yes, most of the shops in Skagway are owned by the cruise ships and sell Chinese crap to the tourist. No thanks.
How's the brewery?
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:49 PM   #17
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Haines Brewing makes some DELICIOUS beer.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:48 AM   #18
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Heres a fun place to go because no matter where you go, you will pass through Haines Junction. From Alaska, you come to the T in the road. Left at the T, and the first left road you can take, take it. go to the end (I think) of the road and on the left at the T, the builidng in the trees is a fun little hippy bakery.

It has some fantastic food, prices are on the spendy side, but worth it! You might see some cardboard signs pointing toward the bakery if you are lucky.

I got a number of things, including some Quinoa squares, similar to rice crispy treats, quiche, and a number of other yummy things. Made for a great dinner when we got to Takhini hot springs out of Whitehorse.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:39 AM   #19
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Haines, for two very good reasons. Not in any order.

1. Mosey's Cantina. Some of the best Mexican food to be found.

2. Haines Brewing Co. Some of the best brews to be found. The Spruce Tip Ale is unreal!

OK, a few more reasons.

Nice people.

The town isn't shuttered up with plywood after tourist season....people actually live there year round!

The stretch of road from Haines Junction, to Haines, is a fantastic ride.

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Old 06-28-2013, 07:38 AM   #20
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Haines, for two very good reasons. Not in any order.

1. Mosey's Cantina. Some of the best Mexican food to be found.

2. Haines Brewing Co. Some of the best brews to be found. The Spruce Tip Ale is unreal!

OK, a few more reasons.

Nice people.

The town isn't shuttered up with plywood after tourist season....people actually live there year round!

The stretch of road from Haines Junction, to Haines, is a fantastic ride.

Jeff

+1 on the road from Haines Junction to Haines! Good pavement, incredible
scenery, fast sweeping curves, virtually no traffic early in the morning and
no Mounties
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:53 PM   #21
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+1 on the road from Haines Junction to Haines! Good pavement, incredible
scenery, fast sweeping curves, virtually no traffic early in the morning and
no Mounties
Except for that damned plywood cop car!(can't remember where it was). Friggin' thing made me slam on the brakes coming and going! :)

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Old 06-29-2013, 10:38 AM   #22
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That's at Destruction Bay. Those sneaky Mounties....
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:00 PM   #23
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There used to be one in Haines Junction, too, but it's not there anymore.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:49 AM   #24
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Do NOT speed anywhere near Haines Junction! Mounties were out hardcore 2weeks ago. From border to 5 miles outside of Haines spirited riding is fine as HPD only working inside limits.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:20 PM   #25
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If you're hoping for a free but secure spot to camp along the Alaska Highway, about halfway between Haines Junction & Whitehorse, let me know. Can offer you a spot to set up your tent.

Our cabin is small so can't offer space inside. But there's lots of space outside.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:41 PM   #26
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Thanks for all the input. I'll skip the breweries because I don't drink alcohol, but I'll try to find the small bakery with the quinoa squares. Yummy!

I tried starting my friend's KLR last night and tonight (after hooking it up to a battery tender overnight) and met with no success so far. A friend came over with a 6V battery charger and the KLR battery stubbornly refused to take a charge. The battery appears to be mortally wounded. (I'm assuming the bike is a male since it's being so stubborn about not starting. )

I called the Handsome, Intelligent, Charming, Gregarious AlcanRider to ask for some of his amazingly prescient advice, and he blamed the KLR's mis-behavior on Loquita, my #1 DR. That's baloney! Loquita hasn't even seen the KLR.

I admit I am somewhat paranoid about riding this bike, based on past history. However, I rode a KLR in the mountains down in CO and had a great time, so hopefully this KLR will be fun once it quits being stubborn. Hopefully somebody can help me get the bike started so I can test ride it before I leave town.

Paging Beezer - I sent you a PM. I know you have a magic touch with the KLRs. Help me! Help me!
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:22 PM   #27
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I have available KLR 650 Starter O/H kits ( brushes, bearings... If you smoke the armature, you're outta luck )
and also can ship high quality USA made DEKA ETX15L batteries to fit KLR.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:25 PM   #28
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Meet my DR's new BF

After installing a new battery, the non-responsive KLR started right up. My friend who installed the battery rode Soquili, my DR #2, and provided great escort service while I went on a couple of test rides on the KLR. I think the two bikes bonded! Since the KLR is green and reminds me of trees and jungles, I named him Bolivar, in honor of the Bolivian jungles I'll see this fall. I'm sure Bolivar and I will feel lonely riding all alone without Bryan and my DR to escort us.

I dropped the KLR off at the Kawasaki store for an oil change and a safety check. The next day I noticed an oil leak and discovered the oil drain plug was loose. I could turn the plug with my fingers, which is why the oil leaked. That's NOT good at all and could have caused major problems. I called to complain and learned a lesson: always check the drain plug after an oil change.

Here's a photo of Bolivar and Soquili at Sheep Mountain. I'm confident Bolivar will safely transport me all the way to Skagway (and Juneau). It's a nice bike, bought from a local inmate, but I still prefer my DRs, which are lighter and easier to handle.

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:58 PM   #29
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Heres a fun place to go because no matter where you go, you will pass through Haines Junction. From Alaska, you come to the T in the road. Left at the T, and the first left road you can take, take it. go to the end (I think) of the road and on the left at the T, the builidng in the trees is a fun little hippy bakery.

It has some fantastic food, prices are on the spendy side, but worth it! You might see some cardboard signs pointing toward the bakery if you are lucky.

I got a number of things, including some Quinoa squares, similar to rice crispy treats, quiche, and a number of other yummy things. Made for a great dinner when we got to Takhini hot springs out of Whitehorse.
The bakery is awesome! I asked for a good sandwich, didn't really care what kind. Man was I surprised. I took a few pastries along for the ferry ride the next day out of Haines. Thanks for bringing back a great memory of an awesome trip.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:12 PM   #30
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Glad you got the KLR sorted.

For future reference, note the KLR will require "12 volt nominal " battery charger.
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