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Old 08-22-2013, 07:38 AM   #46
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It's a Trailtech headlight! http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Headlight.aspx with the windscreen off of a KTM 640 adventure I think, with a KTM fender too. Makes it look edgier than the stock DR right ?
Awesome, I now need to find the pieces...

Sorry for the breakdown
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:36 AM   #47
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Fun stuff

Looks like a fun road trip. Is this an insurance money funded life experience? Sorry about the breakdown hope you get up and running again soon. I like the video blog because I cant read...
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:01 AM   #48
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August, 2012 Ride to Prudhoe Bay

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Dalton Hwy Part 2!

Riding my heavy touring bike, 2010 Harley Davidson Street Glide, with my wife and my bike packed with all my gears plus a 6 gallon auxiliary tank hanging in the back of my top box.

We left Fairbanks at about 5:00 am., and ride straight non stop and arrive in Prudhoe Bay at midnight on the same rainy condition as you had.

Next morning after having a picture taken at the Prudhoe Bay store, as we ride towards the main road, my front tire lost traction and the bike is sliding. I counter steer couple of times and occupy almost the whole width of the road until I was able to straighten it out and avoid crashing on the soupy dirt and mud. That is when I realized that the traffic on both sides had stop and waited for me. After that my wife is crying and begging me to just ship our bike back to Fairbanks. But I finally convince her to keep riding and everything would be alright. We arrive in Coldfoot with out any more incident and camp for the night then continue our ride to Key West, Florida to finish the Iron Butt Association's Ultimate Coast to Coast Ride.

Good Luck on your adventure and ride safe.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #49
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Well done, and thanks for the time and effort you're putting in to making such succinct and enjoyable installments! Looking forward to more.

You're welcome! :)


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Great stuff so far...

Your best ride in Alaska installment looks to be more of BC than Alaska...Your only in Alaska from Hyder to a little past the Fish Creek viewing platform and then you pass back into BC on the way up to the Salmon glacier... Your timing was right to catch it in good weather...
Ha you're right! I'll see if I can change that title. I think I was in Alaska so long I began to think of the whole thing as Alaska. Sorry Canada, you're beautiful too!

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I so agree that the ride in Stewart BC and Hyder Alaska was one of the best rides of our trip so far. The moment you see the bear glacier is magic. Great RR.

Sara
I think it's Salmon Glacier not Bear Glacier right? Or do you mean one of the smaller ones on the way in? Glaciers are really something though! Especially when you're from the desert!

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Hi Becky,
It does pretty good translating your voices. About 95% of it which is enough for me to understand. For example, when you are saying riding, it would say writing but the sentence was enough for me to guess you meant to say riding. You should try seeing it for yourself sometime. And try seeing other video where it can be real bad at guessing what a person is saying. Maybe because you speak better or it liked your accent better? haha

And is it 1TB MyPassport storage device?

Sorry to hear about your engine failure but don't let it get in the way of your trip! I am certainly there will be someone who will help you. When I had coolant problem twice in Oregon last year, dealer in Lakeview let me use their tools and shop to fix my problem then later someone fixed it for me and gave me coolant and water to take with me. I am sure you will have similar luck I had in Oregon.
I'm glad it translates so well! I've been told by people who speak English as a second language that I'm very easy to understand. I'm from Arizona and I guess they get a lot of newscasters from that region because they don't have pronounced accents. And yet random people have complimented my accent and guessed a whole variety of places I might be from, so who knows?!

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Awesome, I now need to find the pieces...

Sorry for the breakdown
Be aware you have to drill into the windscreen and mount it on the sides because the original holes don't line up to good drilling points on the light. It looks a bit weird up close with no screw heads in those holes, but you could glue some buttons or something in there if it bothered you. I'll try to post a close up later so you can see the mod.

I'm sorry for the breakdown too. It's the most serious motorcycle issue I've encountered. Not quite trip ending, but I know financially it's going to hurt. I've already curbed my spending by comparing every potential purchase to days on the road and I'm like, oh god this is going to cost like 2 months of riding.

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Looks like a fun road trip. Is this an insurance money funded life experience? Sorry about the breakdown hope you get up and running again soon. I like the video blog because I cant read...
Largely. A combination of that and living with 3 roommates in a 2 bedroom apartment and eating lots of rice and beans.

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Riding my heavy touring bike, 2010 Harley Davidson Street Glide, with my wife and my bike packed with all my gears plus a 6 gallon auxiliary tank hanging in the back of my top box.

We left Fairbanks at about 5:00 am., and ride straight non stop and arrive in Prudhoe Bay at midnight on the same rainy condition as you had.

Next morning after having a picture taken at the Prudhoe Bay store, as we ride towards the main road, my front tire lost traction and the bike is sliding. I counter steer couple of times and occupy almost the whole width of the road until I was able to straighten it out and avoid crashing on the soupy dirt and mud. That is when I realized that the traffic on both sides had stop and waited for me. After that my wife is crying and begging me to just ship our bike back to Fairbanks. But I finally convince her to keep riding and everything would be alright. We arrive in Coldfoot with out any more incident and camp for the night then continue our ride to Key West, Florida to finish the Iron Butt Association's Ultimate Coast to Coast Ride.

Good Luck on your adventure and ride safe.
Geezus. I can't imagine riding that on a cruiser. My hat is off to you sir.

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Old 08-22-2013, 05:26 PM   #50
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Sorry to hear the bad news, I hope you can get the bike fixed and pickup your journey from where you are real quick.

good luck
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:53 PM   #51
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I have really enjoyed your videos, what a great way to document your ride. I can imagine they take some time and it's obvious you take the time/effort to prepare as it show in how your are telling your story.

Sorry to hear about your bike..keep up a good spirit, I know a solution will quickly be found. I hope to see your journey continue soon.

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:46 AM   #52
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Do not be discouraged. Your bike may have failed, but it failed high. Mechanic and Fed-X should not be a major deal. Fingers crossed Becky.

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #53
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It would be really great if a company like Procycle in Oregon could help you out, what a great PR move for them if they could. They are a great after market shop for Suzuki's.
Keep smiling, you will get through this.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:18 PM   #54
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Ahh Adventure

Bummer about the motor. Hoping you can get it sorted shortly and the videos rolling again.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:48 PM   #55
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Sorry to read of your mechanical misfortune . Hope it can be sorted fast and economically .
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:02 AM   #56
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So whats the prognosis Becky? We are all waiting impatiently for your next update.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:07 PM   #57
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so whats the prognosis becky? We are all waiting impatiently for your next update.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:35 AM   #58
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It would be really great if a company like Procycle in Oregon could help you out, what a great PR move for them if they could. They are a great after market shop for Suzuki's.
Keep smiling, you will get through this.
Not likely. I showed up at their store on my way up to Alaska with a leaking cct. I asked what it would cost to have it swapped and was told they don't work on bikes. I doubt they'd have the tooling for a rebuild. They might have a lot of the parts though..

I hope the lapse in updates is just dealing with the motor and not the death of this report. What a shitty fluke!
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #59
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Not likely. I showed up at their store on my way up to Alaska with a leaking cct. I asked what it would cost to have it swapped and was told they don't work on bikes. I doubt they'd have the tooling for a rebuild. They might have a lot of the parts though..

I hope the lapse in updates is just dealing with the motor and not the death of this report. What a shitty fluke!

Well they may not do work for customers but they do work on bikes, their own. Recently they built a big bore 900 cc kit on a DR650 er 900. i can see not wanting to get involved personally but free parts would be nice. there are a lot of us Suzuki owners following Becky with great interest and I have spent some money with Pro Cycle and I like to buy from supporters of our sport. Just sayin.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #60
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Umm, Becky to the white courtesy phone. Hello Becky

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