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Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2011, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Swissican
You're welcome. Sounds like a fun trip. Let me...

You're welcome. Sounds like a fun trip. Let me know when you leave and you better start a RR... :evil
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thank you Dan Let me know how your trip...

Thank you Dan
Let me know how your trip planning goes and don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have. We could even meet up somewhere. Just let me know...

Ride On...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2011, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Swissican
Calypso

As promised, here's a before/after picture. I put all the accessories back on so she's finally back her old self :freaky

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m561/holdrich/RR/Day%2010/bc024ff3.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2011, 09:33 PM
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Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thank you very much. I'm glad I was able to get...

Thank you very much. I'm glad I was able to get the point across that you don't have to have a dual sports bike in order to do some minor ADV riding, as long as you have the right attitude...


...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2011, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Swissican
Cry Last thoughts, including stuff I forgot to mention...

It deeply saddens me to inform you, my avid reader, that this post will conclude my RR :cry In this post I'll bombard you with my thoughts on my trip to Deadhorse. Conclusions that I came to and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2011, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Swissican
Bike mods

This list will be even shorter than my Gear list.

Bike: 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT (Calypso)
What can I say? Hmmm...this was my first bike and it was new when I bought it. Prior to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thank you. I'm glad to hear you've enjoyed my RR....

Thank you. I'm glad to hear you've enjoyed my RR. From my experience (and those of others on this forum) it is possible to make the run up to Deadhorse on pretty many type of motorcycle. What you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2011, 01:50 PM
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Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Gear List

I hate to disappoint you but this list won't be that long. I did buy a few items specifically for this trip but nothing too fancy. Anywho, here it goes:

Helmet: Shoei RF-1100 / Sever 2 TC-1...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By Swissican
The clean-up

Once I returned home I packed up all my stuff and moved to the new place. Since I was leaving for ten days immediately after I got back I decided to give my bike a quick basic wash. Pretty much...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thank you very much for your kind comment :beer ...

Thank you very much for your kind comment :beer Thanks to my parents and various life experiences I've learned not to rush anything; to take my time and to give anything I do my undivided...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2011, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Swissican
Day fifteen to Day nineteen

Dear avid readers! I'll squeeze the last days of my RR into this one post. For one, nothing too noteworthy happened, plus, I don't really have any pictures :cry But lets take one day at a time.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2011, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Swissican
Day fourteen and how Mosquitoes are Satan's Minions

When I woke up in the morning I was still pissed about losing my camera but I tried to think positive. So I left Fairbanks and started heading down the Alaska Highway. The plan was to get as far East...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thank you Rudi! Sorry to hear about your camera....

Thank you Rudi! Sorry to hear about your camera. Not sure if I mentioned this but what pissed me off about losing the camera was not necessarily the fact that I lost it but how it happened. Yes, I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,097
Posted By Swissican
Thanks for sharing :thumb I'm looking forward to...

Thanks for sharing :thumb I'm looking forward to your little trip...:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Bluhduh Day thirteen

Today was pretty uneventful since I took the day off so I could see what was going on with my rear brake and also to do some laundry and rest up for my trip home.

As I mentioned towards the end of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thank you. Yes, some knobby tires would have made...

Thank you. Yes, some knobby tires would have made thing easier. However, my baby would have looked as ugly as a luggage rack on a Ferrari :poser Plus, I don't think they even make kobbies that big....
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2011, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Swissican
What has been the longest on your bike in one...

What has been the longest on your bike in one sitting? As long as you're seat is comfortable and you're back doesn't hurt than you should be fine
After 37k miles on my bike I have still never used...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thanks for the info on the rock piles. On one...

Thanks for the info on the rock piles. On one side I am sort of bummed that I didn't really take the time to stop and discover some places I rode past. I guess that just shows that you should prepare...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thank you for the advice. The lightbar itself is...

Thank you for the advice. The lightbar itself is mounted with large rubber dampers and I also put some foam tape on the GoPro mount but I guess it wasn't enough :cry I'll play around with your way...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Bluhduh Day twelve

I got up bright and early and was ready to get on the road. The temperature was a bit chilly but I've got my heated gloves and my stellar Spacesuit :D While I was carrying my gear back to my bike I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Cool2 Day eleven

You're very welcome Noone. Again, if you have any further questions, just let me know...



Anywho...here goes day 11

Since I didn't go to bed until around 3 in the morning I slept until...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,727
Posted By Swissican
Very true. I did have quite a few close calls...

Very true. I did have quite a few close calls when I went up to Deadhorse on my Vulcan 900 Classic LT. I have enormous respect for anyone who attempts to take on the Dalton...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2011, 01:09 AM
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Posted By Swissican
Eek Day ten Part III

So at first I thought that that little hill was Atigun Pass and that everyone was making a big deal about this pass. Well, when I got to the top of if I was greeted by this view
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2011, 11:29 PM
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Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thank you. It makes it easier to put these posts...

Thank you. It makes it easier to put these posts together when I know people are actually reading...

Here goes the last part of Day ten...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 94
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Posted By Swissican
Very sad. I hope the others have a quick...

Very sad. I hope the others have a quick recovery. I guess James W Dalton doesn't care who you are, what you ride, or how old you are. If he wants to take you, he will...

rest in piece Robert Munn
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2011, 07:29 PM
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Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Eek Day ten Part II

So of course I drove right past Yukon Crossing because I saw all the signs that said there would be gas at mile marker 60 where Hot Spot Cafe is located at. The weather was interesting. It constantly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Eek Day ten Part I

Dearly avid readers. I would like to forewarn you that the Day ten post will be pretty long. A ton of pictures and, if I can stick to it, lot of commenting on the photos and how I experienced the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Why certainly. At the end of the RR I will have a...

Why certainly. At the end of the RR I will have a somewhat detailed list of the items I brought along, which isn't much. But I'll give you the specifics so you don't have to wait :D

The tent I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,727
Posted By Swissican
Congratulations on making it to Deadhorse! Thanks...

Congratulations on making it to Deadhorse! Thanks for posting the dates. Looks like I was three days ahead of you. We probably saw each other on the road since I was heading back down to Fairbanks on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thank you for your kind words :thumb Day ten...

Thank you for your kind words :thumb

Day ten should be up by tonight, hopefully...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,337
Posted By Swissican
All that comes to me right now is: WOW!!!...

All that comes to me right now is: WOW!!! Absolutely interesting RR and you have some awesome pictures (wish they were a bit larger but then again, how selfish of me to think something like that...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,727
Posted By Swissican
Awesome! Thank you very much. I will keep it in...

Awesome! Thank you very much. I will keep it in mind for my next trip...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Bluhduh Day nine

Thank you cardoctor1 for your comment

Here goes Day nine...

As I mentioned yesterday, I spent the night in Tok, AK and the plan of the day was to arrive at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,727
Posted By Swissican
Sorry to hear you didn't have nice weather on the...

Sorry to hear you didn't have nice weather on the Top Of The World Highway. Last night I posted my Day eight where I took the Top Of The World Highway. I had beautiful weather so if you want to know...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2011, 09:09 PM
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Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thumb Day eight Part II

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m561/holdrich/RR/Day%208/28c46c2e.jpg

View of Dawson City from the Yukon river

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m561/holdrich/RR/Day%208/d52f86f6.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2011, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Swissican
Thumb Day eight Part I

Below you can find my recollections of the eighth riding day...

As you can remember I spent the night in Carmacks, YT at The Coal Mine Campground. Once again, I didn't sleep well at all. I slept...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Thank you, Hanzo. Well, I was planning on...

Thank you, Hanzo.

Well, I was planning on posting Day eight yesterday but...something got in the way :freaky

Anywho, working on Day eight right now and it should be up within the next few...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Another day another mile...I'll do my best to get...

Another day another mile...I'll do my best to get Day eight posted tonight. Thanks for all the comments...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Cool2 Day seven Part II

So now I've made it onto the Klondike Highway. Initially I was thinking of taking the Campbell Highway but when I saw the pictures and read the reports on Rudi G's Alaska RR I decided the Campbell...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,863
Posted By Swissican
Cool2 Day seven Part I

My plan for the day was to take the Alaska Highway and head west until Whitehorse, YT where I'd be turning off onto the Klondike Highway and head towards Dawson City. I was hoping to make it onto the...
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