Arctic Wolf Ride Report

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by gpskevin, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

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    Everyone loves their Klim gear, For years I used the BMW gear

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    But the Klim is way better, the Beemer stuff was ok, if the weather was nice. But for real weather go with the Klim.

    I wore the Klim Tomahawk, and it is the first gortex that I have owned in 20 years that really works. Our group had a mix of a lot of different Klim gear and everyone was happy, except for the price.

    100% happy with Klim

    80% unhappy with Beemer
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  2. LATJ

    LATJ Been here awhile

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    Subscribed!
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  3. Too Tall

    Too Tall Been here awhile

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    Absolutely loving this report; brings back memories of my past trips north and provides inspiration for another trip to AK & YT in 2013.

    If I can ask, what tires are being used on the Versys? Front seems larger than stock. Did the front fender require relocation?

    Keep the ride report coming.
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  4. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

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    Too Tall: We did raise the front fender, made some homemade brackets and went up about 1.25 inches. We have ran the Bridgestone TW302 4.60-17 and it seemed ok but after a couple of thousand miles it cupped bad, then we ran the Shinko 705 120-90h-17 and we love it. Does good in the dirt and we still run it tubeless, we run about 20-25 psi , unless we only run street and then we run 35. Love the tire on the front of the versys. The versys can Rock off road!
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  5. Dubl-A

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    Great read! Keep us posted and stay safe! :thumb
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  6. Bob

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    Cool report, thanks!
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  7. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

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    Day14: Update from gpsKevin:
    Today we had to return the rental truck in Whitehorse, sell the Kawasaki for salvage value, and somehow load Jeffrey up and travel another 200 miles to Haines Alaska. Wow, So Traveling from Carmacks to Whitehorse half of the team stopped at “Moms Bakery” somewhere along the road was a sign so they stopped and met a wonderful old woman and had coffee and pastries. She explained in her day she rode bikes too.
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    Wow you can meet the best people on the road, and when you get to thinking your hot stuff, then you meet a woman like “Mom: and realize, Wow we have a long way to go to be cool.
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    Jeffrey and I went ahead into Whitehourse, and tried to sell the Kawasaki, it was clear that we could not get it fixed in only a few days. So we went to the three motorcycle dealers, two said they did not want it at all, and one said that the season was short and even if fixed he would have a hard time selling it, but he would give me $200 for it. So a bike that I thought was maybe worth 4K a few days ago, I could now get $200. So we decided not to sell and we would tow the bike to the ferry in Haines AL and see if we could find a way to get it shipped to Seattle SOMEHOW?????

    Wow this is it 250 more miles of towing Jeffrey behind the Yamaha
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    And it is noon as we are getting started, I hope we don’t get caught by the police.
    But we are off
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    Check this out, the Tenere really tows well, here I am at 60mph one hand just as smooth as can be. BTW the gas mileage in the Tenere dropped from 40mpg to 20 mpg
    Still very scenic:
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    By now, the Bears did not even notice we were towing
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    Without the Kawasaki running Jeffrey got cold (no more heated vest or heated grips) so we stopped to take a warm up break.
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    Then we arrived in the United States, We hoped they would not hastle us for towing with a rope
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    No problem, if anything the border patrol cheered us on!
    Around 8pm we made it to Haines!
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    Tomorrow we plan to tow the Kawasaki onto the Ferry! I think we have logged 500miles of towing, let hope we can quit now, but after the Ferry in Prince Rupert, it is stull 1000 miles to Seattle and we have no plan…
    End of day 14, gpsKevin
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  8. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

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    After leaving Elvis Presley house Graceland 2, we had to travel another 40 miles up to the next town which was our camp for the day in the faroway lodge in Faro, Yukon. It was a nice smooth fast dirt road winding through the mountains. The group was traveling at a great pace and making good time by now we only had about twenty miles left my bike had been running great all day long however this was about to change. With about fifteen miles left the bike did a huge cough and then rolled down the hill to a stop. The bike wouldn't start so we decided to tow it to town and figure it out when we got there.
    We got there and began by pulling off the pannier and tank trying to get inside the bike to the motor. Once we got everything off I knew there was a major problem a chunk of metal was sticking out the top of the engine. Deciding to take the head off to see what happened. We encountered that the cam balancer had fatigued and broke off and then got jammed under the cam and jammed under the cam and broke the cradle. Overall this meant that the bike was unable to go any farther without parts. Now we needed to decide what to do in order to get the bike home.
    Discussing all of the options we decided that we would tow it 300 miles to the nearest main town Whitehorse and try to sell it and find out if we could leave it up there. We were unable to find anyone of interest and found that we would have to tow it to our next destination a whole 300 miles away.
    We continued to tow having it behind the mighty SUPER TENERE and log miles to the ferry in Haynes Alaska. By now we were fairly good at towing having several hundred miles down our belt. This morning while we were towing we ran into a wolf that just jogged across the road. We continued to tow across the mountains up into the snow. By now I was miserable traveling at about 50 mile per hour without heated clothes and minimal ferries on the bike, however a mission needed to be accomplished traveling to Haines. Going through road construction was the worst part because the bikes were so close together with the rope that all of the rocks were flying up into my face and chest and extraordinary velocities. We continued on seeing many grizzle bears off to the side along with caribou. Finally we came to the border and crossed back into the United States. By now I was feeling fatigued and wanting to be done but there was still another twenty miles of towing. The road wrapped along the river showing us the true power and size of these northern rivers. Along the river we found many beautiful bald eagles flying through the canyons finally we came to the Bear Creek Inn. This was a nice little place
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  9. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    I'm really enjoying this RR. Nice to see the Versys doing so well.

    Obviously, you've acquired considerable towing experience. While I hesitate to give advice...you might want to become familiar with the 'peg to peg' towing technique . It is quite stable and allows for quick release of the tow line when wrapped around the peg and held in place with the foot.
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  10. dusty-dogg

    dusty-dogg n00b

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    While I hesitate to give advice...

    gpsKevin has towed his son 500 miles so far with out incident-believe the man knows how to do this.
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  11. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    Never a good idea to confuse good fortune with good technique. :D
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  12. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    :lurk
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  13. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

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    We all had a look around Haines AL before getting on the morning ferry
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    Then it was time to get on the Ferry
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    Now it is time to just relax
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    Missy talked (romanced) the Ships Mate into letting her drive the boat
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    Steve: We are on a cruise-kind of. Traveling from Haines to Prince Rupert. This Alaska is spectacular! I will come back here.
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    We are seeing whales, eagles, glaciers, snowcapped mountains, & huge forest. Juno area had glaciers right above the city. Two nights on board. 500 passenger ship with all needed amenities. Restaurant is good; bar-lounge has a piano. Kevin has promised to play some honky tonk later. He does sing a pretty good Ricky Nelson “Traveling Man”. Missy does her thing! Girl has found a way to get a young, in training Pilot, to wash her cloths in the crew’s laundry. Us guys are wondering if this cute boy from California will bring her stuff back all folded up and ask her to join him in the crew’s quarters for dinner & wine?
    All of us are holding up quite well. These two days onboard are a great time to refresh and reflect about the great adventure we are into. Three more sleeps and some of us will be home with family. OK, on with the adventure---Steve
    #73
  14. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    116
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ok, we still need a way to get the broken Kawasaki back home. So the current idea is maybe we can find someone with a truck headed south. So at every port we watch all the cars getting on to the ferry. Juneau, no luck no truck get on the ferry, Petersburg also no luck, one port left. Yes at Wrangell some puckup with California plates drives onto the Ferry, We look the guy up on the ship and we tell him our sob story and the answer is YES, SCORE! We can put the Kawasaki into his truck and he will take Jeffrey and the bike south with him. His name was Larry
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    Also he is passing right by the Spot in Seattle where we have left our support Van. So Maybe Jeffrey could drive back to Canada and meet us for the final ride celebration dinner!
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    Now it's working out for us! Thanks Larry for CA

    The Ferry was great fun and we needed the break, we had our final celebration dinner in port
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    We get up at 2:00am to get off the Ferry and start tomorrows ride. Only 2 days of riding left
    #74
  15. rckt grl

    rckt grl Sportbike Addict

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
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    Location:
    Minnesota
    Great RR from all of the different perspectives. Great adventure for all of you and I loved the Chubby Bunny clip! :rofl
    #75
  16. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
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    Location:
    San Diego
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    Story by gpsKevin
    The Ferry arrived in Prince Rupert at 3:00am; we were all forced to get up at 2:00am in order to get the bikes off the ferry. As last night was the last night on the ferry we had all stayed up too late partying. But so after only a couple of hours sleep we found ourselves back in line to enter Canada. We are down to 6 riders as we watch Jeffrey and the Kawasaki drive away with new buddy Larry.
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    So in the dark, in the rain, a bit hung over at 3:00am we start our ride. The plan is to ride to Terrace and find a place for breakfast. At 6:00am we arrive at Denny’s, today right now Denny’s sounds good to us.
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    So it’s a full big breakfast for everyone, I had pancakes and lots of Diet Coke, everyone else went for egg, bacon and coffee (except Tracy). Now with caffeine we are all back on the road, today we will need to log 460miles
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    After about ½ hour I am feeling tired so I decide to pull over and check in with everyone. As soon as I stop, Missy gets off her bike and lays down on the pavement and fall asleep. Wow I have never seen such a thing.
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    Turns out we are all just beat, so we pull out the chairs and proceed to have a nap at now 8:00am in the morning. (except Steve, he never sleeps)
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    Ok, so after an hour group nap we are on the road again. They sure do get a lot of rain up here.
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    The destination for the evening was Punchaw Lake, a remote forest camp about 50 south of Prince George. Ok so do you remember day 2, we stayed with GISDood (Kelly) at his tent Space in Prince George, So we had texted Kelly and told him where we would be camping. Kelly packed up his bike and rode out and met us at our camp. Wow great guy and it was good to see him again.
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    I love this Tent Site stuff when you meet good people. So we all had dinner and camped together around a beautiful lake.
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    Long Day turned out great
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  17. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

    Joined:
    May 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    567
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    I've enjoyed following this RR. Especially like to see the pics of the route you've followed.

    Appears that most members of the team carried a generous amount of gear. What was the opinion regarding stuff that would be eliminated from the packing list of a similar future journey?
    #77
  18. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    713
    Location:
    SE michigan
    Great report so far, I've been following along. I also did a ride to Alaska this past summer from June 19 to July 17.
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  19. JakePoppa

    JakePoppa n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9
    What a terrific ride report. Seeing this makes me want an adventure bike rather the fat old harley I ride....LOL.
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  20. GISdood

    GISdood Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    803
    Location:
    Prince George, BC
    Great stuff, everyone! Those pictures of the 'street nap' were hilarious! :rofl I've got a few photos from the evening at Punchaw Lake as well, so I'll post them up here for you all and try not to get ahead of the timeline...

    I don't need much of a reason to get out... the weather was nice, the wife was working out of town, and I wanted to get out fishing. And it was great to see you all (minus Dave and Jeffrey, of course) on your way south.

    Don't need much of a reason to get out and join friends for a ride when the road to meet you looks like this:
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    Plus a little gravel along the way...
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    I got to Punchaw Lake a couple hours before the rest of the gang and killed some time fishing. Caught a couple coarse fish (suckers) but no trout for dinner, unfortunately. At least the water was nice!
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    Soon enough I heard the distinctive sound of adventure twins (and Steve's single, too) so I headed back to shore. By the time I got back everyone had nearly finished setting up their tents.
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    Missy and a couple of the guys decided the water looked 'good enough' to have bath in... and away they went!
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    Being that this was to be the last night of camping for the group, there was no reason to hold back - I think at least half the bottle of fire starter was sacrificed to the camp fire gods and Missy had an inferno roaring in no time!
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    Once the flames died down, it was nice to just put your feet up and stare at the fire, mesmerized...
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    Great seeing you all again! Looking forward to the rest of the story!
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