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Old 07-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Just Completed the Dempster on Antique Bikes (Knucklehead & R60/2)

A friend and I just knocked out the Dempster on a pair of antique motorcycles. I rode a 1946 Harley Davidson Knucklehead and the other guy was on a 1965 BMW R60/2. I took my Knuckle up the Haul Road to Prudhoe Bay in '06 and it does great on those types of roads. Remember, nearly all roads were gravel when that bike was built. The BMW proved reliable, but it was virtually uncontrollable in stretches of heavy gravel. Consequently, the BMW rode back to Dawson City on the tail end of a flatbed. Next, we rode the Top of the World Highway into Alaska. We left out of southern Missouri on June 10th and have covered 5,000 miles to date. My buddy is out of time, so he bought a truck in Anchorage and headed home this morning. I'm staying in Alaska for awhile and may take another spin up the Dalton.

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Also, here's a video on my '06 trip up the Dalton:

And major kudos to Klim for the Latitude Misano jacket and pants they provided for this trip. We rode straight through the giant storm that knocked out Calgary a few weeks ago and that storm paled in comparison to what I rode through southbound out of Inuvik. Both pieces of Klim gear performed exactly as advertised and I can't brag on them enough!

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Old 07-12-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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That's absolutely amazing.....congratulations galore!

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Old 07-12-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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I like it, a 46 Knucklehead and Klim gear. Now that's a combination! Congratulations!
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:39 AM   #4
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:05 AM   #5
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Looks like a memorable trip!
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:00 AM   #6
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:52 AM   #7
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Awesome first post.

I wonder where that road goes?
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:15 AM   #8
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Awesome and my hat is off to you. Love the foot clutch and hand shift. ;-)
I know the Knuclehead well, My first bike after getting back home from the Corps was a '47 FL.
Great pictures.

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Old 07-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #9
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Awesome first post.
Aaron, Welcome to the Asylum!

Looking forward to more pictures of the Knuck!
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:22 PM   #10
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #11
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It is nice to see something so refreshing on here. A story with old bikes instead of GSA's. Definitely sounds real cool.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:34 PM   #12
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Truly an amazing trip. Great pics. My cousin, a Harley guy, would be amazed by these and your bike.

This trip is in our future.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:19 AM   #13
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solid first post , I'll be watching
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:44 AM   #14
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Don't you know, you can't ride a rigid framed motorbike more than a few miles? That's what I keep hearing, but I'm half deaf. Great ride!
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:08 AM   #15
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Great stuff! Keep it coming. Thanks!
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