I am starting to think of a trip to take next summer and a friend of mine and inmate on here mentioned doing an Alaska trip. I am all for it and i am even planning on trading my "last" streetbike for a very low milage like new DL650 next week. Just looking for pointers from anyone who has done a trip up north on one. It will have the factory Suzuki side bags and i am looking into the biggest top box that happy trails sells (58L i think). Just wondering if this setup would take us on a three week trip 2 up the whole way. Anything in particular to watch or service on this bike? I figure it will be a solid 9-10,000 mile trip. What would be the best tire to use on the way up and back? Should i use a knobby once i get to Alaska? I am still sifting through ride reports and the Vstrom index but any help would be great.