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Old 03-17-2011, 08:18 PM   #391
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It's always fun to re-live a trip through sharing it with others.

Questor and I have a couple of epic trips planned together this summer. I'm also fortunate enough to be going back to Alaska and seeing the rest of the state in August with the Women's Motorcyclist Foundation--it's a dual-sport fundraiser for breast cancer cures.

Back to Alaska should be fun... I cannot wait to hear about the "couple of epic trips" that are on your plate!!!

Be safe and have fun at Overland!

Pat in NH
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:31 AM   #392
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Questor, what is MAG running on her DR for tires?? I also have a 650 and was thinking of a set of Mefo's after some locals praised them with KLR's

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MAG runs Mefo Explorer's on her DR-650.
Her tires were put on in Argentina, and lasted the entire Alaska trip as well.
Something like 10K miles.
Crazy!

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:37 AM   #393
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MAG runs Mefo Explorer's on her DR-650.
Her tires were put on in Argentina, and lasted the entire Alaska trip as well.
Something like 10K miles.
Crazy!

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10K is crazy... but in a good way.. I am gonna have to try some. The last tires on my F650 were only about 4K or so.. TKC's

Thanks

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:54 AM   #394
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10K is crazy... but in a good way.. I am gonna have to try some. The last tires on my F650 were only about 4K or so.. TKC's

Thanks

Pat in NH
Heidenau also sells a very good tire called the K60.
It is very simmilar and comes in most sizes.
Rumor has it that it is actually a "sister company" of Mefo.

MAG and I are going to be trying these out this summer.
They can be purchased from Black Dog Cycles.

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Old 03-18-2011, 11:41 AM   #395
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Heidenau also sells a very good tire called the K60.
It is very simmilar and comes in most sizes.
Rumor has it that it is actually a "sister company" of Mefo.

MAG and I are going to be trying these out this summer.
They can be purchased from Black Dog Cycles.

Q~
I will look forward to hearing you guys on the comparison.. A lot of people up this way use the Heidenau K37's on the urals with good results..

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Old 11-20-2011, 10:16 PM   #396
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I remember reading this RR last year and dreaming about going to Alaska....and that is what did this year and OMG...was amazing. When we got home after 44 days I wanted to rest for a few days and head back out to do out route in reverse. Still do...thanks to this RR and others we got to ride one of our dream rides. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:59 AM   #397
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I remember reading this RR last year and dreaming about going to Alaska....and that is what did this year and OMG...was amazing. When we got home after 44 days I wanted to rest for a few days and head back out to do out route in reverse. Still do...thanks to this RR and others we got to ride one of our dream rides. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW, Soph9, 44 days on the road. Sounds delicious. Hopefully you hit less rain than we did--that made it a tough trip always being wet. Plus I was just back from 7 months solo in South America and I was *whooped*. (wait, and that was right after our riding the the TAT and CDT back to back...)

Hey, pick up a copy of Adventure Motorcycle Dual Sport News http://adventuremotorcycle.com/ (April/May 2011) if you'd like to read the print version of our trip. [Yes a shameless plug for my writing, which keeps me on the road, but also an industry plug for and ADVENTURE motorcycle magazine that's really printing some great stuff.]

And thanks for inspiring us right back!

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Old 11-21-2011, 06:01 AM   #398
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No...we had about 90% rainy days and cold....but no bugs like what you saw....but all in all...depsite weather and stalling issues with the bikes we borrowed from Triumph Canada...the trip was unforgettable and amazing!
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:09 PM   #399
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This is a great thread. Thank you for sharing! I'm planning an Alaska trip July 2013 from Tucson... looking for all the pre-info I can get.
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