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Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By gharnden
Metzeler Karoo 3

I went about the exact mileage (5500 miles) last summer going from Montana to Dawson, up the Dempster to Eagle Plain, Top of the World, and circling back. A little over 1000 miles off payment. I...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By gharnden
Time of the year?

Your trip seems excellent. The issue I see based on your dates on your Google planning is the time of the year you will be going through the Yukon and Alaska. You can certainly expect some cold...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By gharnden
Dempster

I would suggest the Dempster, not just because of the Dempster but because of the city of Dawson and the Top of the World Highway. If you are going to Dawson and over the Top of the World Highway...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By gharnden
options

1. Heidenau K60s should make entire trip
2. This would be my last option
3. Buy tires at the Honda shop in Whitehorse or in Fairbanks (several places there). Just call ahead and have them...
Forum: Americas 01-29-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
Posted By gharnden
definitely Jasper

I would definitely go to Jasper and spend the night there if possible. Motels are expensive and make reservations in advance. A suggested drive would also be from Radium Hot Springs on hwy 93 over...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By gharnden
Great Route

I am not an expert on Utah but have lived in and ridden most of Colorado. Your Colorado route looks great. Your loop from Durango to Silverton to Ouray to Telluride and down is wonderful. When...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By gharnden
3 times in last 5 years

I have done this 3 times in the last 5 years from the lower 48.
To me, the bike to take depends a lot on where you are starting from and how long it will take you to get to Prince George. If you...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,515
Posted By gharnden
Just curious

Just curious as I have been following this thread, did you ever get your money back?
Forum: Canada 11-07-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By gharnden
Lodging

Cassier: BearPaw Lodge, just outside of Iskut (north of Iskut). Fairly expensive, but really nice. Great owner. Restaurant, but you must tell them ahead of time that you want to eat there. Call...
Forum: Americas 10-29-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By gharnden
5

I would plan on 5 days from Vancouver to Dawson. This assumes you want to stop and see a few things like going into Stewart/Hyder. You can make it in 4 easy if you keep moving but rain, etc. could...
Forum: Americas 10-28-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By gharnden
Try a church or a Harley dealer - big parking lots

I have asked churches as they have large parking lots usually only filled up on Sunday mornings. Either call or just walk in and ask. I have done it over a half dozen times. Certainly, they are...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,190
Posted By gharnden
R1200GS will not work in low position or with front high and back low

This thread has been helpful but the last reply was in 07 so let me ask again. Any new thoughts?

Just bought a used but excellent Corbin for my 2012 R1200GS. It will only latch in high...
Forum: Americas 10-18-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By gharnden
Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Once you get to Iowa, I would suggest you skip Minnesota and go into Wisconsin on up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You can then cross into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie. From there you can head...
Forum: Americas 10-10-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By gharnden
I should have added

I should have added that when we went up from Whitehorse to Dawson City, up the Dempster to the Arctic Circle, and over the Top of the World Highway, it added 3 days. Some of the best days of...
Forum: Americas 10-10-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By gharnden
24 days +or-

MC trips from South Central US were 24-25 days.
The first trip: down day in Fairbanks to service bikes and basically 3 down days on ferry.
Second trip: down day in Whitehorse due to weather. ...
Forum: Americas 10-10-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By gharnden
2009 and 2013

I did the Alaska trip in 09 and again this past summer on R1200GS. Did it in 2011 in a SUV so that my wife could experience it.

As others said, go light. This past summer I had 2/3 the weight I...
Forum: Alaska 09-27-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By gharnden
PM sent to Dick

PM sent to Dick
Forum: Canada 09-26-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By gharnden
Maybe should do it again

Did in 2009 and then again this summer 2013. I guess I will do it again to get stickers.
Forum: Alaska 09-26-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By gharnden
Tried

Tried ebay and googled.
I found big car bumper stickers for Chicken but nothing small.
Forum: Alaska 09-26-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By gharnden
Source for Stickers: Chicken, Alaska and Top of the World Highway

Can someone point me to a source for saddlebag/panniers stickers/decals for Chicken, Alaska and the Top of the World Highway. I am also looking for Dawson City and Dempster Highway decals as well. ...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By gharnden
Saddlebag stickers for Dawson, Dempster, Arctic Circle?

I messed up and did not purchase saddlebag/pannier stickers/decals when I went to the Arctic Circle above Eagle Plains on the Dempster. In searching on the internet, I am having a terrible time...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By gharnden
Well it will not work anyway

I have the Zega Pros with the exhaust cutout for my R1200GS. When installing the template for the left side (cut out side), I discovered it will not work as there is not enough room. When going...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By gharnden
Touratech RAPID TRAP system for panniers installation question

I just purchased a rapid trap opening system for my Touratech Zega Pros.
Simple question: Does the handle to open the left side go in the front?

I assumed they would both be in the back of each...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 76,428
Posted By gharnden
5000 miles plus - up Dempster, Top of the World

Just finished a 5000 plus mile trip on my Karoo 3's. Left Whitefish, Montana, rode up to Dawson, did the Dempster to the Arctic Circle, Top of the World, etc. and back to Whitefish. Pretty much...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By gharnden
Metric to Inch Conversion for Tube?

What does a 110/80-19 convert to in inches for a tube?
What does a 150/70-17 convert to in inches for a tube?
It looks like the 150/70 may convert to a 500/530 based on an earlier posting. Is that...
Forum: Alaska 06-12-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,437
Posted By gharnden
Haines

Haines. Been to both. Skagway was way too touristy for me. Haines is a neat little port town. Drive from Haines Junction to Haines was awesome. Downside is that the drive from Whitehorse to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 76,428
Posted By gharnden
Tires for R1200GS shipped today

I was just notified that my tires, both front and back, for my R1200GS shipped today from Revilla. I preordered and paid for them at the end of January so I assume I was near the front of the line...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 76,428
Posted By gharnden
This is strange

After seeing your message about receiving an email from Revzilla that your 150-17 had shipped, I called Revzilla about my order (placed at the end of January/first of February) and they said they had...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,868
Posted By gharnden
Rain Gear and Tools

Get the best rain gear you can afford
More tools than basic kit
Tubes, tire irons, tube plug kit, and portable air compressor
Having said that, do not take more than you need. I always seem to ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 76,428
Posted By gharnden
I guess we will be the Guinea Pigs

We have been waiting, excited, thinking these will be the best tires ever. The longer we wait, the more we want them. Now I am starting to realize that the first to try these (me, being one of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 76,428
Posted By gharnden
Please let us know

Cliffy109, Please post what your dealer (father in law) finds out.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 76,428
Posted By gharnden
Dempster is the Reason

The reason I am looking to go away from Tourances on my R1200GS for my Alaska trip is because of the 1000 mile round trip on the Dempster Highway.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 76,428
Posted By gharnden
Mitas E-07?

As I stated in my previous posting, I may not be able to wait for the new Karoo 3. Is the Mitas E-07 a good option for a 50-50 tire. I know there are postings everyway about tire options, but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 76,428
Posted By gharnden
New date

Yes, I called Revzilla yesterday (April24) and they have been delayed again. The new date is now May 3. I have been on the list for several months and continue to get new shipping dates every week...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By gharnden
Did it in 2009 and 2011. Will do it again this summer

I made the trip from the south central part of the US in 2009 and again in 2011. We are doing it again this summer. Every year we left in late June and were in Canada and Alaska during July. I...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By gharnden
Trip

I80 to US 183 south to US 24 east to US 59 south to Ks State Hwy 68 east which becomes Missouri State Hwy 2 east (to Harrisonville, Mo.) to Hwy 71 south (just a few miles) to Missouri State Hwy 7 (to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By gharnden
Off-road training coursed in south central US?

Does anyone know of an off-road/adventurer training course within a few hundred miles of Little Rock, Arkansas that will be held sometime from April to June? I have a R1200GS that I need to learn...
Forum: Canada 03-04-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,529
Posted By gharnden
Shipped to US?

So, has anybody had them shipped from MX1 Canada to the US?
Will they ship to the US? I will just call in a few days if I do not hear from anyone. Thanks.
Forum: Americas 02-27-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By gharnden
weather

Planning is good but be ready to adapt to weather which will change your plans.
Forum: Americas 02-17-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By gharnden
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is a great central location to go in and out of.
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