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Old 02-05-2009, 11:54 AM   #61
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more shakeout ride pics

A few more pics from the Duffy Lake Loop ride...





The tire/stud combination was working great. Good grip on the ice but also good grip on dry highway.








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Old 02-05-2009, 12:34 PM   #62
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We lost the snow around Lillloett, and having already had a good highway run and snow/ice run, we packed it up and hightailed it home. It was my first time trailering a bike (or anything). Its pretty easy except for backing up.







Big Wayne, the official support vehicle driver and trip bartender.

Okay. So everything works. Got to tweak out some wiring and tighten up some bolts and loose ends, but it looks like we're pretty well ready to go.

The main thing now is getting the camera gear all figured out.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:51 PM   #63
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ice roads - historical open and close dates

Plugging this in here so I can find it again when I need it.


Call toll free 1 800 661 0750 for the latest information




Mackenzie Delta Ice Roads
Inuvik Area






Inuvik to
Tuktoyaktuk ( 187 km )






OpenClosed
2007 / 2008Dec 17/07N/A
2006 / 2007Dec 05/06May 02/07
2005 / 2006Jan 09/06 May 09/06
EarliestDec 02/01Apr 15/98
LatestFeb 15/88May 09/01
Last 5 years avg.Dec 17Apr 30
Last 10 years avg.Dec 17Apr 27
Last 15 years avg.Dec 19Apr 26
Last 20 years avg.Dec 24Apr 27
Last 25 years avg.Dec 25Apr 28
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:02 PM   #64
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These are the ice bridges I need to make it up the Dempster to Inuvik.

Open and Close Dates for the NWT's Ice Bridges
Ice BridgesMackenzie River Crossing at TsiighetchicPeel River Crossing
1999/00Open15-Nov5-Nov
Closed5-May5-May
2000/01Open16-Nov20-Nov
Closed6-May9-May
2001/02Open20-Nov9-Nov
Closed9-May9-May
2002/03Open21-Nov21-Nov
Closed13-May13-May
2003/04Open20-Nov14-Nov
Closed12-Apr12-Apr
2004/05Open12-Nov31-Oct
Closed4-May3-May
2005/06Open1-Dec17-Nov
Closed9-May15-May
2006/07Open24-Nov9-Nov
Closed4-May9-May
2007/08Open28-Nov30-Oct
Closed11-May11-May
Last 10 Years Average (1998/99 - 2007/2008)
Open21-Nov11-Nov
Closed3-May5-May
Last 5 years average (2003/04 to 2007/08)
Open23-Nov7-Nov
Closed2-May4-May
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:09 PM   #65
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I would like to see Aklavik too if there's time.

Open and Close Dates for the NWT's Community Access Roads

CommunityTuktoyaktuk AccessAklavik Access
1999/00Open14-Dec17-Jan
Closed17-Apr17-Apr
2000/01Open20-Dec24-Jan
Closed9-May8-May
2001/02Open2-Dec31-Dec
Closed2-May2-May
2002/03Open17-Dec17-Jan
Closed26-Apr27-Apr
2003/04Open17-Dec23-Dec
Closed27-Apr26-Apr
2004/05Open7-Dec6-Dec
Closed27-Apr25-Apr
2005/06Open9-Jan13-Jan
Closed9-May8-May
2006/07Open5-Dec6-Dec
Closed2-May4-May
2007/08Open17-Dec19-Dec
Closed24-Apr1-May
Last 10 Years Average (1998/99 - 2007/2008)
Open16-Dec29-Dec
Closed29-Apr29-Apr
Last 5 years average (2003/04 to 2007/08)
Open17-Dec20-Dec
Closed30-Apr1-May
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:15 PM   #66
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http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/_live/pages...onditions.aspx
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:24 PM   #67
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Two years of planning and getting to the nitty gritty. I am looking forward to the report. Have done some long winter sled and camping trips with the rangers when I was up north but never really considered doing it on two (I mean 3) wheels.

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Old 02-05-2009, 07:03 PM   #68
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Paul, if you're still online, can you tell Dusty about your Bomber helmet? Its got some pretty cool features. Paul talked me into using it
Hi Rob! Sorry i am so late. It is the Bombardier b2sv helmet. Here you go Dusty! But I read you already guessed it. I read about how some of the guys say how to keep your camera warm and not fogging up. I know my setup worked fine cause I have about 6 hours of video in -45 and colder. I suppose it still works.

I will keep looking for yur post. I am looking forward to see you on the road!

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Old 02-05-2009, 07:11 PM   #69
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This was a good weekend!

Most of the farkles are on the bike. Got some cleaning up to do with wires and stuff, but its mainly together and working. Time to test the gear! The snows have melted around Vancouver, so we went up into the mountain passes in search of snow and crappy roads. For those of you not from BC, the Duffy Lake loop is one of the popular biker day trips. It takes you up along the coast on some very scenic but traffic filled sweepers and then up into the Coastal mountains. Past Whistler the traffic dies off to almost nothing and the scenery gets even better with alpine passes, nice mountain and valley vistas, lakes, twisties, and rough but paved road. Within about 50 kms the climate changes from lush green rainforest mountains covered with moss and waterfalls to the dry interior with bare mountains, sharp deep valleys and a few pine trees. Its a great backdrop for a ride. I've never done the route in the winter before and the road reports said it was snow covered, so off we went...

We had our fingers crossed for some snow and ice ...and the gods granted us our wish.

frozen waterfalls everywhere




Shit! I have an idea! why don't we start an "Ice Wall" thread?

Here is mine!
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"Hi my name is Rob, this is my second meeting. Its been 72 hours since I last bought a motorcycle accessory..."


Okay, this is for Spicy...
The bike mods (so far )



In this shot you can see;
Lap apron from Langlitz Leathers http://www.langlitz.com/index.html
Hippo hands (covering the handlebar grips) from http://www.hippohands.com/index.htm
Fork Gaiters (covering the shocks) from http://www.hippohands.com/index.htm
bash plate and better left head armour from http://www.uralnw.com/
Two spare tire holder mod (holds one disc brake tire and one drum brake tire) from http://www.silvergoosestore.biz/URAL.HTM
Accessory lighting on tub - PIAA's with offroad bulbs



Another shot of the fork gaiters.

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Old 02-08-2009, 11:30 AM   #72
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oil temperature dipstick



Under the Hippohands, I have heated grips from http://www.hotgrips.com/

Also a very expensive mod - I wrapped tennis racket grip tape around the clutch and break levers to give me some insulation from the cold steel. I then covered the tennis racket tape with hockey tape to keep it stuck on better.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:50 PM   #73
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Studs: Aerostich #4706. (www.aerostich.com) These just screw in with an electric drill.
Paul Mondor recommended these studs and they're working great.
Almost 1000 kms now on them and they're not showing much wear.
Also just as Paul predicted, the tires aren't showing much wear now either.

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Old 02-08-2009, 07:55 PM   #74
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:19 PM   #75
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Gotta clean up that wiring and tweak the positioning, but you get the idea.
Left to right; GPS,
left & right head temperature gauge,
voltmeter/cappuccino maker,
tachometer,
thermometer,
partially hidden - three Powerlet BMW type power outlets (two up front and one in the tub). Also an SAE power outlet and the stock cigarette lighter type outlet.



Spot satellite based emergency responder http://international.findmespot.com/





I've added a deep discharge wheelchair battery in a great little custom insulated wood box in the tub. It's hooked up in parallel to the bike battery. Also you can see a bit of the Centech fusebox that runs all the accessories.
(Still have to put a cover over all those wires).




Here you can see the second spare gas can,
and the tub's front bash plate.
The rack on the front top of the tub is from Dauntless Motors.
I switched the front brake line from rubber to braided stainless steel.

I think I might be forgetting something, but that covers most of the mods.

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