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Old 02-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #31
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You might want to ship something up- the selection here is pretty limited!

However, there are lots of attractive women in Anchorage. All are married, or just bat shit crazy, or both. Look like I'll be importing the GF from Colombia. Its been a cold, snowy winter. But, you'll have fun for a couple days in downtown ANC. Just remember to bring your spare liver.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #32
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:41 AM   #33
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i'd change tires in Watson Lake, the miles work out perfectly for the Tourance/TKC swap. i'd also ride the Campbell with those nice fresh TKCs, turn directly up the Dempster, cross the TOW, and on to the Dalton. by the time you get back to Watson Lake, you will have run roughly 4000 miles on the TKCs and the rear will be shot, while the front might still have life. re mount the Tourances, ride home. the rear should be good for 8000 miles, and you'll get home on that set. ride the Tourances the additional miles into Alaska, you probably won't get home on that set. then what?

i've shipped sets of TKCs to Watson Lake twice, no problems. 13,500 miles from the east coast using that tire change strategy, one set of each.
Jdrocks - Were did you ship them to in Watson Lake? Air Force Lodge? Assume you mounted them yourself there? Was originally thinking the same strategy... Makes Campbell/Canol doable.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #34
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I'm making the same trip from Minnesota. Was planning on running Mefo's and notice nobody mentioned those.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:41 PM   #35
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I'm making the same trip from Minnesota. Was planning on running Mefo's and notice nobody mentioned those.

MEFO Super Explorers are essentially the same tread pattern as Heidenau K60 Scouts. I've even heard rumors of them coming out of the same factory in Germany. I ran MEFO's on my KTM950ADV in Central and South America and loved them. Heidenau makes K60's in KTM sizes now too. If any of you KTM'ers out there need Heidenau's I can bring them in for you in an 18" rim size. Drop me an email at: trailsendbmw@gmail.com

We also stock Metzeler, Pirelli, Dunlop (for the H-D guys) and have the ability to special order about anything you would like. (Except Colombian girlfriends and various other Colombian products tend to get caught up in Customs)
**(Unless you are CrashMaster and happen to have your own cargo jet.)**
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #36
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Mefo's were the big thing here a few years ago now you don't here a thing.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:30 AM   #37
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However, there are lots of attractive women in Anchorage. All are married, or just bat shit crazy, or both. Look like I'll be importing the GF from Colombia. Its been a cold, snowy winter. But, you'll have fun for a couple days in downtown ANC. Just remember to bring your spare liver.
Attractive but married, bat shit crazy women, spare liver's. And I thought just the ride was going to be an adventure
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #38
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Attractive women how can you tell? up here they all ware too many cloths.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #39
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Hey we're here in Fairbanks to help you all with your tire changes as well. We carry Tourances, TKC's, and Heidenau's in stock!

All the people mentioned here are great people as well. Friar Mike, Dawson Dick, Adventure Cycleworks all great people!

We'd love to have your business here at Outpost Alaska/ Trail's End BMW in Fairbanks, Alaska. If you are going to have your tires changed in Dawson City, have one of the other blokes bring them up for you because I'll be riding!!

Outpost Alaska/Trail's End BMW
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Justin,

I'll give you a plug for those that haven't been there yet.
I brought the Wing up there a couple of years ago and I have to tell you I was impressed with facility and the service. Nice folks as well. Very accommodating.
I had the new bike serviced and new set of shoes strapped on. (Damn Elite's didn't live up the hype) And the wash job was a pleasant surprise.

I'm coming back this summer on the GSA. I would guess we will meet again as it will need to be re-shod before I start up the road to the north.

This will be my third trip up and I already as a kid waiting on Christmas Day.

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Old 02-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #40
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Justin,

I'll give you a plug for those that haven't been there yet.
I brought the Wing up there a couple of years ago and I have to tell you I was impressed with facility and the service. Nice folks as well. Very accommodating.
I had the new bike serviced and new set of shoes strapped on. (Damn Elite's didn't live up the hype) And the wash job was a pleasant surprise.

I'm coming back this summer on the GSA. I would guess we will meet again as it will need to be re-shod before I start up the road to the north.

This will be my third trip up and I already as a kid waiting on Christmas Day.

Regards,

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Look forward to meeting you Lewis. Thanks for the kind words. If you'd like to get some specific tires set aside send me a PM or drop me an email at: trailsendbmw@gmail.com

Give me a heads up when you'll be coming through so hopefully I'll be able to free up some time and get out for a ride with you. Cheers.

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:23 PM   #41
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And here I thought you dumb asses were all messed up about finding stupid tires and overcoming your anal issues with not having a dealer in every god damn town and you talk about good looking women, okay, I am out, I ain't running no whore house and ain't going to be helpin out all you whore sniffin lower 48 trash!
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:24 PM   #42
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:36 AM   #43
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Did I say that I was a god ferin man!
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:07 PM   #44
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When I did my trip in 2010, I had Friar Mike, in Wasilla, put on my TKCs. Real good guy and a place to sleep for the night.

After running around the state and coming back from Dead Horse and Manley Hot Springs, I had Adventure Cycle Works put on a new rear TKC for my trip up the Dempster. They were also great.

I highly recommend both Friar Mike and Adv Cycle Works.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:25 AM   #45
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Have you considered installing Heidenau K60's before you leave home, and you won't need to change tires?
I only got 5k out of K-60s. Put them on in Fairbanks, then did the dirt roads before heading south. Made it to Missoula, MT. Did not feel comfortable putting another 2700 miles on them for getting back to south FLA.
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