Recently retired so now have time I have never had before. Starting to put together plans for a 2-month trip to Alaska from Tennessee In June / July 2019. I have a good friend considering joining me on his Goldwing. Expect the trip to take full 2 months with 12,000+ mile of riding. I drove the Alaskan highway in '86 in a van with family from where I was working in Alberta, and visited again in '07 by cruise ship, plus bus and train through Denali and up to Fairbanks. No interest in haul road as few I have talked to consider the road anything but a challenge to allow them to say they have done it, but not particularly fun. It is not about the destination but the journey seeing as much as we can on the way. Will be a mix of camping with occasional hotel. Initial rough idea of route is to work northwest from Tennessee through South Dakota Black Hills, Yellowstone, then north along Alberta / British Columbia border picking up the highway in Dawson Creek, B.C. Turn north at Whitehorse to Dawson City for D2D, then over Top of World Highway into Alaska. Back south to Haines Alaska. Couple days break from riding taking the Alaskan Ferry to Prince Rupert, B.C. then work south into eastern Washington towards Utah before turning back east to Tennessee. Only significant gravel will probably be Top of the World Highway for a day. I have 4500 miles on X-300. I have a center stand and T-Rex skid plate installed. I have SWM crash bars to be installed. A Corbin seat and Madstadd windscreen are on order. Need to get all the tools and learn to use them to repair a tube tire on the road. I’ve plugged multiple tubeless, but that is a piece of cake compared to removal of tire. Previous time in Dawson City it was 85 degrees and we were trying to get hotel room cooled down to sleep. Shower head spraying 40 degree water works to cool air but I don’t expect to see those temps and sunshine twice in a row that far north. I have Gerbing heated jacket and gloves. My feet tend to get cold and I use HotHands toe warmers for them. Will camp most of the trip. I will start with fully serviced bike with new tires, chain, sprockets and valve adjustment Expect to need at least one more rear before finishing the trip. Stock rear only lasted 4,000 miles. Running Shinko 705 now with just a couple tanks of gas with them on. I plan to camp most nights. My wife doesn’t ride but says if I am leaving home for 2 months she is going somewhere too and it is up to me to find temporary lodging for Deuce, our 13 year old blue lacy. I’d put him in a trailer but that might be a bit much for the 300cc traveling over 12,000 miles. He would like it though. A few months to work something out so hopefully not a show stopper. Probably put him in a dog B&B for the duration. Deuce Any and all advice is welcome.