It's about time we start a new Alaska thread, no? I'm making plans for my trip from New York City to Alaska and back for the summer of 2009. My goal is to reach Prudhoe Bay and experience the Artic Circle first hand. I'm looking for advice anyone may have as well as fellow travellers who may want to meet up along the way. I've my bikes narrowed down to either the KLR, 650 GS, or the Versys depending on availability and affordability. I'd love to get my hands on the Versys but am wondering how it would hold up from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. My dates are open at this time and I'm looking to do the entire trip in abut six weeks. I'll be camping all the way as well, looking forward to seeing lots of national and state parks.