Red Clay, I can't agree with you more. I loved my 1200 but the 650 did make travel on some of the trails much easier. My biggest point to anyone out there is just do it. It will change you as a person. I just saw a review on a book that Motoquest did about Alaska and it makes it easy and is a great read. Don't hesitate, I did and was beside myself leaving my kids but in the end I was much better after the ride and my kids enjoyed hearing about it. As a birthday present for my kids, when they each turn 14 I will be giving them a trip to wherever they want to go on a tour and we will sleep in a tent the entire time. Life is short, enjoy. Progressive Suspension knows it, they say "Ride More." Here are a few more shots, now go do it. :)
Alaska oil line. I saw it in pictures and in movies, but it pails in comparison to seeing it live.
The smile is still on my face. When were you this happy? Go on an adventure. Take the risk, it will be worth it. Sorry to rant, I am just passionate about it.