Alaska to Argentina on a Grom/R3

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by GromWayRound, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    No way I cannot watch this one, you be safe and have fun while doing this. Grom, I have the Thai version in Thailand and the local shop is far enough, respect you giving this a go my friend. Bike however looks very well setup, better the Grom than the R3.
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  2. Kyron

    Kyron Oncler Inds

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    Nice!!

    following you on Instagram too
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  3. fanatic291

    fanatic291 Desert Tortoise

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    Good luck on your adventure.
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  4. td63

    td63 Been here awhile Supporter

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    My new hero. In.
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  5. alf

    alf Adventurer

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    those knobies on Grom are very cute
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  6. GromWayRound

    GromWayRound n00b

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    So if you hadn't gathered from the last picture, I did make it to Deadhorse. :smile6 The Dalton ended up being in fair condition. There was some work being done at some points and I had a good amount of rain/mud coming back through Atigun but other than that it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. I was very grateful I put the knobbies on - would've eaten it if I hadn't. :muutt

    Coming back down to Coldfoot I had a headwind all day and couldn't go much faster than 35 or even 30 mph at some points. It totally tanked my efficiency and I ended up with about 10 miles to go and the engine started cutting out. I slowed down to about 25 and made it easily. Other than that I had zero mechanical issues.


    Near Galbraith Lake:
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    Atigun Pass:
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    Dalton mud on the tires:
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    As I was coming back from Alaska, I stopped in Whitehorse to do an oil change. A guy walking past me in a dealership parking lot did a double take and came to check the bike out. He had purchased two buses for RV conversion in Whitehorse and was driving the first one home. He offered me a ride down to Prince George and I accepted (glad I did - it was cold and rainy the whole way down). Not but 20km out of town and we popped a tire on the bus so I ended up helping him replace them all the way around. What an adventure.

    Jade City, B.C.:
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    Crazy Sherp ATV:
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    I'm back in PG now and riding out tomorrow toward the Vancouver/Seattle area. :ricky
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  7. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    The bike look great really is a tiny ADV bike well put together, nice work, enjoying this thread already.
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