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Old 07-01-2015, 07:55 PM   #1
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Need some advice urgently

Hi,

Originally, I planned to ride my bike from San Jose California to Anchorage, now I got to Whitehorse after 10 days on the roads, everything went well but unfortunately I believe my outer ear got a bad infection from rubbing inside of the helmet. So I plan to go the hospital tomorrow and may end up going home unable to complete the ride.

So what's my option for the motorcycle, of course I would like to keep it. How do I ship it home? Store until next year and complete the ride? What's other options?

Thanks so much. This is a major bummer.

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Old 07-01-2015, 07:59 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:01 PM   #3
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I rented a storage locker before for my motorcycle and took a flight home then came back a few weeks later. In Mexico I stored my bike at a motorcycle shop for a small fee.
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:29 PM   #4
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I have only 1 month vacation, I can't wear helmet with my ear bad like this. If I store it, it might be until next year when I can get it
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:12 PM   #5
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Surly the ear can't be that bad.

New helmet (they are available in Whitehorse), duct tape and rum you may find you are able to carry on.

You made it that far - GO !

Or put it in storage.

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Old 07-01-2015, 10:36 PM   #6
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You can try a long tern storage deal with a bike shop in Whitehorse.
Or you can rent a U-Haul and drive home with it.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:24 AM   #7
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Once you get the ear treated and the infection stopped, you can cut out that part of the helmet lining that is near the ear, to give you more room, in case you need to bandage it for a few days. If you do it neatly, you can glue the pieces back once you get home. Even if you ride home with fewer miles per day, it would be your cheapest option.

Good luck at the hospital.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:34 AM   #8
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I'd trim the foam away so the ear is in a pocket, kind of thing.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:06 AM   #9
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I would explain your situation to the doctor, who is the only one able to give you sound medical advice regarding your situation. If it's well bandaged, I don't know why you wouldn't be able to do as others have said and cut out the helmet and still ride, but your doctor will know.

Couldn't you rent a pickup and drive it home?
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:15 AM   #10
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Maybe call your insurance company and tell them that the bike is broken and needs to be taken to a shop for repair. If it works like here, you can choose the shop ;)
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:03 AM   #11
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Not cheap, but you can fly your bike back.

http://canadamotoguide.com/2015/03/0...cargo-options/
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:37 PM   #12
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I have used Canadian Freightways a couple of times. Good prices, BUT you will need to crate your bike and drain it of fluids. If you ship across the border, expect brokerage fees. You might be better off to ship to Vancouver, ride across the border and then ship from there.
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:33 PM   #13
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There are several ferries that run from Alaska to Washington State.
If you could make it to one of the terminals, it would be a much simpler and cheaper task to get your bike home from say Seattle.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:13 PM   #14
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Thanks very much! Thanks god it's not an infection and doctor fixed it :) So I'm taking a rest and will continue on

I have the new Shoei X2, it fits me very well except putting it on and taking it off, the lower inside liner rubbed my ears badly, I since have shaved the foam and it's much easier to put on/takng off. It's one of the small thing that doesn't bother you on shorter rides but get you on the longer multi-day ride.

Now another question please. Have any has shipped a bike back from Anchorage to the states recently? What do you use?
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:11 PM   #15
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Thanks god it's not an infection and doctor fixed it :)
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