A Little Bigger Bike To Alaska 2017 (prep and planning)

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Tewster2, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. GDP65

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    Well, how about that T2...I'm impressed as well. Nice job Taff.
    However, besides the 'Bike Lift' being a convertible bed for guests staying over.... we also have an expectation your bringing it along incase we require Roadside Assist.

    Taff, your bike looks great....The Russell Seat & Woody rear rim is a great choice along with your choice of tyre...
    C U in 3 days 12hours 4 minutes

    :ricky
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  2. ShineySideUp

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    that is a great looking wheel from woody!
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  3. cptnwightwen

    cptnwightwen Been here awhile Supporter

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    That is a beautiful bike.
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  4. cptnwightwen

    cptnwightwen Been here awhile Supporter

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    Congrats Tim, very nice
  5. Zac Blackhawk

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    Well looks like your all sorted, hope you all enjoy what should be the journey of a life time, take lots of pics enjoy each other's company and try and take in all the great vistas along the way, hope Curry's got his little Sony ready, look forward to your updates....! Happy birthday Tewster!!
    Safe trip all!!
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  6. nixter

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    following! I'm doing Vancouver to Alaska the last two weeks of july
  7. Tewster2

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    Anthony says thanks!

    Yes, the lift has been put to good use the past couple of days for sure!

    Thanks...65...who knew haha...I looked at Taff's little Sony...that thing is built like a rock and should take super photos :thumb
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  8. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Can you put the lift on the back on your bike? I'm full from the beer and Taff has the BBQ grill on his...and the Princess is having to carry the credit card.
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  9. oldgrizz

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    Happy almost birthday.
    Looking forward to meeting your circus.
    Putting in an order for good weather when you are here.

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    Happy B-day Tewster :clap
  11. Tewster2

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    Thanks guys
  12. Culveres

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    Tim, almost enjoying your planning and prep as much as I expect to enjoy your ride report. HBD2U. Have a great, safe, and fun trip! Anxious to hear how the 700s do. Don't forget to come home.

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  13. gssarasota

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    very cool honda
  14. Hi-De-Ho

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    Happy Birdie Day, Tim. Very cool present from the other three circus acts. I have to agree, that Africa Twin is going to be THEE bike that really shines on this trip.
    Of course, the other three are Beemers, and...white ones at that :rofl

    Happy Birthday Tim. :p3rry
  15. Tewster2

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    :lol3
    Haha, if I could stay on the road the rest of
    my life that would be great!



    Taff says thanks!

    Thanks! Taff's AT might be THEE bike and with the way we ride it'll never break a sweat :lol3

    But don't count the 700's out....they would weigh as much as the AT.....if we each were carrying a passenger :-)
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  16. JagLite

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    Wow! The 700's are that much lighter than the AT? :eek2
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  17. Tewster2

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    About a hundred pounds difference from what I've read.
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  18. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist Super Supporter

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    Just now checking...because a lot of us are interested in bike weights....according to the official BMW website, the 700 GS weighs 461 lbs, with all fluids and a full tank of fuel. According to the official Honda website, the Africa Twin 1000 weighs 511 lbs, with all fluids and a full tank of fuel.

    The difference being exactly 50 lbs.

    And of that extra 50 lbs, the Africa Twin hold 0.77 gallons of fuel more than the F700GS. :-)
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  19. JagLite

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    Interesting weight comparison from the manufacturer's.
    I think they are more accurate than the old days with the "dry" weights.
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  20. Tewster2

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    if we are cutting hairs...you forgot the auto tranny....538 pounds...77 pound difference....about the same weight as a Japanese girlfriend :-)
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