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Old 11-14-2013, 02:21 PM   #151
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Simply AMAZING!



Enjoyed every word of your report, especially the surprise proposal
Thanks for taking the time to share!
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:39 PM   #152
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Wicked report, and Congrats to both of you. Can't wait to do this trip again next year, some 25 years since last time.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:13 PM   #153
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Congrats!!!! badass trip AK is on my list possibly next year
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #154
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Just awesome you two are my hero's.. Thanks for the report just great... To think I woosed out on continuing up the Dalton. I am pissed now. Nice ride you two. Glad you survived the crash.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:26 PM   #155
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Day 32

We leave Calgary and head to Glacier National Park.





We enter the US after we throw out our avocados.





We hop on the going to the sun highway. Traffic and construction.



Had some nice views.










Basically going super slow for 20 miles. It sucked.



We stop just outside glacier national park and find a campsite off the side of the road.
Put the food in the air.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:42 PM   #156
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Now we are both sick so we decide to cut out going into Colorado.



Heading into Yellowstone




We cant find a camping spot inside yellowstone so we go outside of the park and get a spot.




Find some dirt roads in the park



Moose





We rode around the park with just our helmets. Gear would have been a pain in the butt to wear around/stow each time we got off.






This is where we camped


Tetons


So basically we just ride home from Yellowstone down the 5.

The last place we camped was in Northern Utah

I took some dirt roads and found the limits of the bike.



Ruts are not its friend.

We set up camp and a bunch of sheep are around us.







This is a national forest and the sheep are allowed to graze here. At night, 2 dogs are released to guard them. Well they found our tent around 2 in the morning and barked at our tent for 10 minutes until I told them to shut up and they did.

We wake up the next morning and see the dogs. They seem less scary during the day.




Happy its the last camping day.

We ride down the 5 and sleep in vegas. Then head home. We stop in baker to buy Alien Fresh Jerky (good stuff) and my card gets declined. Nothing like a good vacation when you run out of money on the last day! Luckily we had enough gas to get home!
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:10 PM   #157
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Great ride report!!

Hell of a gal you have there.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:47 PM   #158
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Love the write up man. I do ride around garden grove a lot, only to get the hell away from it :) ...been riding the fire roads over the SB mountains a bunch north in to Pomona or south on to Ortega Hwy. it's a bunch of fun and nice to get away from all the craziness and cars.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:55 PM   #159
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Thanks for coming back and finishing the report. I always wonder what happened.

"We ride down the 5 and sleep in vegas. Then head home. We stop in baker to buy Alien Fresh Jerky (good stuff) and my card gets declined. Nothing like a good vacation when you run out of money on the last day! Luckily we had enough gas to get home!"

There you go.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:51 AM   #160
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Great RR. Amazing that you did that clutch work in the parking lot by yourself with the manual.
The proposal in the Artic Ocean - wow - that will be talked about in the family for years.
Your fiance is a keeper - not many women can or would do what she did to be on this trip with you. You are a luck man [and after your married she will remind you of that ]
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:10 PM   #161
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So we start to take apart the bike.



We took the fuel tank off and it kept leaking gas. It says something about the fuel pump being pressurized. I couldn't figure out how to depressurize it so fuel kept coming out. We plugged it with ear plugs and it stopped.



Got all the body work and tank off. We set up a little camp in the parking lot. It started to get dark so we pulled out our headlamps.



It took us a while to figure out how to raise the tail up to expose the transmission. We finally figured out how to remove the airbox. We first removed the transmission but forgot to remove the started. We put the transmission back on and removed the starter.


EURIKA!!!!
This is at about 2 in the morning.



From the BMW shop I also got a main seal. I would replace that if the clutch was covered in oil. Luckily there was no oil around so I didnt replace it.

New plate vs vs old.



At about 3 in the morning we got the new clutch in. Im super happy!



Around 6 hours later the bike is back together! We took an hour nap during that time.



There is a laundromat nearby so we do a quick load of wash. We eat lunch and get ready to get on the bike again!
Without a doubt, the ballsiest guy I've ever seen. Find a problem, park in a parking lot, rip into the bike, dismantle damn near everything, then fix. Put that shit back together and soldier on...
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:44 PM   #162
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First of all -

Congratulations on the engagement - not only are you probably the first to propose while kneeling in the ice cold Arctic Ocean - you are also probably the first to have this event memoralized in the Ride Reports section of ADV.com.

Secondly - thanks for a great report!
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:50 PM   #163
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Congratulations on the engagement.

Just found this thread and from the first pictures after the racing ones I thought these folks sure look familiar. Then the story about the KLR wreck seemed familiar too. I meet you in Tok on the 28th I was camped in the site across from you on a yellow gs. Wishing all the best.

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Old 02-11-2014, 10:01 PM   #164
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Great RR Congrats on your engagement. You two are going to be just fine. Thanks for sharing your adventure! God bless and Safe travels...
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:05 AM   #165
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im so jealous

great ride report just finished reading it! im planning on riding up to deadhorse this summer on a much smaller bike from kodiak ak. you guys did a trip of a lifetime!
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