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Old 06-14-2013, 05:51 PM   #106
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I bet taking the Concours on that route is an adventure in itself. Next thing you'll hear is how a goldwing faired on a trip like this
Oh... my Gold Wing has made that trip several times as well. Including back when there was some really serious roadbuilding going on. But then, when you have a GL1800 dualsport, anything is easy.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #107
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But then, when you have a GL1800 dualsport, anything is easy.
I think the word you are looking for is "duel sport"
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #108
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the time is getting near

About 10 Days left before the Ride to Alaska
I have some updates to the Blog, Including

Budget Top Box
Shake Down (Pre-Trip Ride)

http://ridealaskasolo.blogspot.com/

Im so excited to get out on the road , hope to see some of you out there!
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:39 PM   #109
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Budget Top Box
I was in the same dilemma as you about the top case, and finally picked up a Shad 42 litre case.

My reasoning was that there are going to be bumpy roads along the way, and having a stable top case is a must. Shad seems to be a decent name contributing parts to a few OEMS (I know that the seat on my F800GS was made by them). Plus, you don't want to have the top case break out on you in the middle of nowhere.

But with that kind of a tribal case, you should look into buying a KLR. You're already halfway there
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:27 AM   #110
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A little under 2 weeks for me....

Interesting top case discussion. I normally carry all in 1 Helen2Wheels roll top duffels - with my panniers - but thought adding a top case would give me a bump in weatherproof, quick access (thinking rain gear, electronic stuff...etc) storage. I installed a 26L Caribou (seahorse) but am still on the fence about keeping it or adding a second H2W duffel (I've done this before...it's just not as quick access)..

More experimentation this weekend!

I do run the small TT tankbag, buts a non issue ride/space wise for me.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #111
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:56 PM   #112
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Four of us on the way. First night in St Joseph Missouri, tomorrow night in Lusk Wyoming. Hope to be in Deadhorse by the 28h..
I'm hoping the clear skies stay around for a while.
Just checked the weather. I guess it's raining in Fairbanks.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:45 AM   #113
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Leaving tomorrow morning. I am supposed to link up with my brother in Edmonton, but his brigade just got deployed to Calgary to help with the massive flooding there. The downtown core is under water...

We'll see if he is done by the time I get out there on Friday. I may very well end up doing the Dempster solo.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #114
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We leave from Reno 7/5. Headed through Vancouver, Whistler, Prince George and up the Cassiar/37.

Any issues with flooding/road closures?

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Old 06-22-2013, 07:52 AM   #115
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The Shad top-case looks like a cost effective option, I think I will like the easy access to the gear in the top case, but I think I will take the hose to my case today to see how water tight it proves to be. Love the Tribal comment, I was worried I would be headed down that path..... I don't see myself back on a KLR anytime soon, but I do love to see them out there, the more tribal the better!

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I was in the same dilemma as you about the top case, and finally picked up a Shad 42 litre case.

My reasoning was that there are going to be bumpy roads along the way, and having a stable top case is a must. Shad seems to be a decent name contributing parts to a few OEMS (I know that the seat on my F800GS was made by them). Plus, you don't want to have the top case break out on you in the middle of nowhere.

But with that kind of a tribal case, you should look into buying a KLR. You're already halfway there
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:34 AM   #116
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:17 PM   #117
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Having a really well made Black and Tan and some scotch eggs in lovely Marquette, MI
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #118
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We got rerouted trying to get on ice fields parkway. West of Calgary. Too many roads flooded.
Trying o route north and still get to Dawson Creek tomorrow.
I was warned. Ha
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #119
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We got rerouted trying to get on ice fields parkway. West of Calgary. Too many roads flooded.
Trying o route north and still get to Dawson Creek tomorrow.
I was warned. Ha
https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...451a49c0148f3f
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:58 PM   #120
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We got rerouted trying to get on ice fields parkway. West of Calgary. Too many roads flooded.
Trying o route north and still get to Dawson Creek tomorrow.
I was warned. Ha
https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...451a49c0148f3f
So are you headed due north to Edmonton then? Keep us posted (if you have time) - my route plans changed and headed straight up through Calgary/Edmonton/GP next Wed...

I know you're on a short timeline - hope it works out for you!

EDIT: Just saw your Spot...up 22. GL in the re-route. I was thinking about that as an alternative to the highway between Cal/Edm.

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