Alaska to Argentina! NEED A BIKE!

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Allthewaydown, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Allthewaydown

    Allthewaydown n00b

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    Hi guys,

    I'm flying to Alaska on 20th August from the UK to start an open ended motorbike trip down to Argentina, but have a slight issue - I don't have bike. I'm hoping that someone might be able to point me in the direction of a suitable bike that someone might be willing to sell in or around Anchorage.

    My budget is $5,000 absolute max and I would prefer closer to $3,000 if possible. Thinking maybe a Kawasaki KLR 650 or similar. Any ideas out there?

    Thanks in advance!
    Nick
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  2. PistonPants

    PistonPants Crankcase Scavenger

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    My '09 Versys. $3500. 4722 miles.
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  3. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    You might be better off putting in your title that you NEED to buy a bike here.
    "Alaska to Argentina" sounds like a ride report so those who have bikes for sale may not look here...

    edit:
    OK, am I blind or what? :confused
    Did your thread title always say "Need a bike" and I completely missed it, or did you change it after I suggested it? :dunno
    I'm losing my mind! :fpalm

    Have you checked the thread Alaska For Sale Info?

    I see a very nicely set up DR650 and a V-Strom on the last page.

    If you are really adventurous there is a neat adv scooter for only $800:
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    That may be available... :hide

    Are you watching the Anchorage CL motorcycle listings?
    Check them at least once a day! :thumb
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  4. Allthewaydown

    Allthewaydown n00b

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    Haha no I changed it at your suggestion! you're not going mad :) not sure I'm feeling quite adventurous enough to do it on a scooter but if all else fails maybe I'll give it a go!

    I am checking Craigslist fairly regularly but still feels a bit too soon to enquire as I'd expect the bikes to be snapped up pretty sharpish.

    Thanks for your help!
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  5. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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  6. keith in alaska

    keith in alaska Valley Gruver

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    I would have a tiger 800, f700, or klr that might work for your budget. These are well maintained bikes from my rental fleet. Things slow down at the end of August, so I always sell off a few to keep the fleet fresh. You are welcome to visit upon arrival. I can help you get it licensed and insured.
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  7. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer

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    I have a 2007 VStrom 650 that has done the Alcan several times now. Could be interested in moving.
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  8. Allthewaydown

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    Keith & mach1mustang, I've pm'ed you both. Thanks for replying!
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  9. Andrewmc

    Andrewmc Been here awhile

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    We have a really nice, low-mileage 2009 Versys 650 for $4500 at The Motorcycle Shop. It comes with bags already, and would do great for that trip. I'd be happy to send you some more information if you're interested.
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  10. Allthewaydown

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    Hi Andrew,

    More info would be great. I'm thinking that Keith might have what I want (he seems to have quite a few options), but if I don't find anything at his place, this sounds like it could definitely work too.

    Cheers,
    Nick
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  11. Marcham

    Marcham Been here awhile

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