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Old 05-24-2015, 12:56 PM   #1
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I am planning on doing this from Mesa Arizona. I attempted it 2 times last year but had bike problems.

I researched this for over a year with another guy who backed out of the trip.

I am planning on 2 weeks to get to Fairbanks, then to Prudhoe Bay for an Artic Ocean tour then starting the ride. I have 5000 miles of scenic roads form Prudhoe Bay to Cody Wyoming. I am planning about 2 weeks for that leg. Then it is on the highway to Key West. I am riding a 2012 KLR 650. BMW repair shops are few if not non existant.

This is an Iron Butte Extreme ride. The rules are on their website. I am planning on using hotels since camping in the north is forbiden due to bears. I also have maps and notes laminated as we all know, but may not experianced GPS failure.

For more info check my blog hawc17@blogspot.com My email is 0awcantwell@gmail.com
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:19 PM   #3
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:48 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear you had bike issue last year but hopefully not this time.. The ride has been done in as little as 4 days so as long as you maintenance your KLR regularly every 2-3 days and keep your chain lubed daily then you should make it just fine.

Good luck and buen viaje!
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:18 AM   #5
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Oh WAIT!! You can't get up to Deadhorse with the flood 20 miles south of Deadhorse.. Also known as Prudhoe Bay!

I doubt that Iron Butt will honor your ride if you are 20 miles shy.. you might want to confirm with IBA before doing the ride.. may have to do it another time!?

Flooding on Dalton Highway
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