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Old 03-23-2013, 11:55 PM   #181
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Hi guys, I am in Eureka on my way to Anchorage.
Your weren’t very clear about your location. You’re in Eureka California & not Eureka Alaska, ain’t ya.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:56 PM   #182
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Yeah, I am in California. I put some new tires in san Diego, dual sport but with ice on the roads I will get some studs...

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I'm sorry you must mean Eureka California. If so you better throw on some extra layers, are you running tires roads up here are snow and icy.
Let me know when you get closer.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:52 AM   #183
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Check out the studs on page 9 of this link. Your going to want them on the front and rear wheel

Check out that companies web site they are real easy in and out.

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:15 AM   #184
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I think its getting to be almost 6 months since I've been on two wheels, and I'm starting to really lose it. Even my girlfriend is ready for me to go for a ride. I either need a snowmachine, studded tires, or a warmer place to live next winter.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:41 AM   #185
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I think its getting to be almost 6 months since I've been on two wheels, and I'm starting to really lose it. Even my girlfriend is ready for me to go for a ride. I either need a snowmachine, studded tires, or a warmer place to live next winter.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:35 PM   #186
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Hey Scott, great shot and great board!

Yeah, I do have fun on my studded tire KLR but come Spring I really start doing a lot more 'boarding.

Been getting a bit more into the color green lately. Gonna christen this baby later today. Yahoo fun!

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Old 03-25-2013, 03:14 PM   #187
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Hey Scott, great shot and great board!

Yeah, I do have fun on my studded tire KLR but come Spring I really start doing a lot more 'boarding.

Been getting a bit more into the color green lately. Gonna christen this baby later today. Yahoo fun!

Sweet board, Mark! I wish I could come with you today, should be pretty fun out there with all of this AWESOME SNOW WE'RE GETTING!!!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:24 AM   #188
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Vancouver

So guys, I just made it to Vancouver and I am staying at the International Hostel. I will spend some time tomorrow visiting hardware stores and motorcycle stores to buy some stuff to deal with the weather from now on.

If someone is from here and would like to join me while I go gear hunting is more than welcome.

I don't have a phone but I will get notifications on this post if you ever reply.

Studs: If I buy them here should I mount them on right away or wait until the road it's actually iced?

Does anybody in Anchorage know where I can find a motorcycle metal crate?

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Old 03-27-2013, 02:10 PM   #189
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So guys, I just made it to Vancouver and I am staying at the International Hostel. I will spend some time tomorrow visiting hardware stores and motorcycle stores to buy some stuff to deal with the weather from now on.

If someone is from here and would like to join me while I go gear hunting is more than welcome.

I don't have a phone but I will get notifications on this post if you ever reply.

Studs: If I buy them here should I mount them on right away or wait until the road it's actually iced?

Does anybody in Anchorage know where I can find a motorcycle metal crate?

Thanks

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Get with Brendon on here. Here works at The Motorcycle Shop here in Anchorage. I don't know what you are riding, but if you let him know he can set a new bike shipping crate aside for you. What you pay is between Brendon and you. 907.561.1165 is there number.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:28 PM   #190
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Hi Drunk Uncle (nice nick name),
I just made it to Dawson Creek and hope to be in Anchorage within 4 days. About the crate I am looking to a metal one, just like the ones I used in the past when I shipped the bike from continent to continent.
I used to find them for free at any motorcycle shop as they import bikes from Europe or Japan and are left with all those dismounted crates in the back of the shop, just like junk!
They were always very please to give me one for free so I hope to repeat that one last time in Alaska to ship the bike.
Normally I can fit it in a 250cc crate cause I take wheels and side cases apart and squeeze it all to reduce cost for the freight.
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Get with Brendon on here. Here works at The Motorcycle Shop here in Anchorage. I don't know what you are riding, but if you let him know he can set a new bike shipping crate aside for you. What you pay is between Brendon and you. 907.561.1165 is there number.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:56 AM   #191
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Well if you don't have housing arranged, you are welcome to stay with me and my wife. What bike are you riding? I'll talk to Brendon today when I go check the new water boxer. My number is 573.528.5212.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #192
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Hi Drunk Uncle (nice nick name),
I just made it to Dawson Creek and hope to be in Anchorage within 4 days. About the crate I am looking to a metal one, just like the ones I used in the past when I shipped the bike from continent to continent.
I used to find them for free at any motorcycle shop as they import bikes from Europe or Japan and are left with all those dismounted crates in the back of the shop, just like junk!
They were always very please to give me one for free so I hope to repeat that one last time in Alaska to ship the bike.
Normally I can fit it in a 250cc crate cause I take wheels and side cases apart and squeeze it all to reduce cost for the freight.
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Just talked with Alaska Cycle Center, Anchorage and they advise No free crates as they now return all crates to manufacture.
Happy to help construct for $300-$500.
They also advised all roadways are iced over and not suitable for riding.

Looks like roads are currently "Bare" to Beaver Creek?
http://www.511yukon.ca/map/map0B.html
Whitehorse might be last chance where STUDS go in.
In Whitehorse there is Yukon Honda on the north side of town, see John, maybe he can help.
Call them for Whitehorse road conditions 867/6684451

Here are other shops in Anchorage to try.
https://www.google.com/search?source...38...........0.

Following along and hoping you arrive safely.
BTY, did you ride the Lost Coast?
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:05 PM   #193
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I used Alaska Classic Motion to ship my bike from Anchorage to Jackson, MS last year. It cost around $1,000 and included a metal shipping crate. If I had my crate in AK I'd give it to you but it's back in MS at the moment.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:10 PM   #194
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Just buy nails,hammer,& some 2x4
And make one.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:41 PM   #195
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Dear Uncle, the accomodation is sorted with another adv member who invited me to his place few days ago. I guess the final challenge will be to find that free crate for the bike.
Cheers
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Well if you don't have housing arranged, you are welcome to stay with me and my wife. What bike are you riding? I'll talk to Brendon today when I go check the new water boxer. My number is 573.528.5212.
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