Canadian Arctic Winter Ride; Ice Roads and the Dempster Highway

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Northern Rob, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Richard2112

    Richard2112 '00 R1150GS - RIP GhostRider!

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    +1 I met him only recently - a class act that helped me with my new ride.
    Cheers!!
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  2. D-Mac

    D-Mac Been here awhile

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    I'm glued to this thread. That video clip was awesome!:clap :clap :clap
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  3. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    "Hi, Rob!"
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  4. Northern Rob

    Northern Rob Con Brio!

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    I'm really glad to have captured some of Phil's adventure riding stories before they disappeared...

    Here Phil talks about how I'm likely to have problems riding in truck ruts with a sidecar rig. He warms me that the cold shattered most of his plastic including his face shield. Waiting for a road crew to get through snow drifts. The cylinder on the wind exposed side of his BMW boxer stopped firing in the cold...


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    more soon...
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  5. Northern Rob

    Northern Rob Con Brio!

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  6. Northern Rob

    Northern Rob Con Brio!

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    Hi Spice. In 07 I didn't use anything and the bike did get some corrosion over the winter. In 08 I've been using something called ACF-50 anti-corrosion formula. I got it from my Ural dealer. It's a spray can that sprays foam that turns into a coating of oil. Just spray everything down with it. I don't seem to be getting much corrosion since I've started using it. But... it is after all a Ural, not a 68 vette, so I'll not worry about it too much and paint it with a roller when it starts to look really bad. :D
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  7. Northern Rob

    Northern Rob Con Brio!

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    4 weekends to go!
    If work wasn't so busy, I'd have already lost my mind waiting. :jive

    Here we have a clip of Phil talking about his motorbike ride across Canada in the winter of 1984. He was on contract with Harley for the bike show circuit. Not to start another oil thread, but he has some good insights about changes to think about for your oil, transmission etc if you want to do winter riding. Also tips on starting a frozen bike with hot water...

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  8. Northern Rob

    Northern Rob Con Brio!

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  9. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I'll ship your tankbag warmer tomorrow, Rob.

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  10. Northern Rob

    Northern Rob Con Brio!

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    3 weekends to go! :jive :jive
    Working on getting the truck ready this weekend. Snowtires, synthetic oil etc...

    This is the last Phil interview clip. Hope you enjoy it.


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  11. erichthered

    erichthered Been here awhile

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    Been following this for a few weeks now. Can't wait any longer, please start the ride now. :lurk
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  12. roninwva

    roninwva Been here awhile

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    Won't be long now.......tick,tock,tick,tock,etc.:lurk
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  13. Northern Rob

    Northern Rob Con Brio!

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    I feel your pain lads. I'm losing my mind too. I peaked early! I'm ready! But I can't leave work yet! Doh!

    :becca

    Its like when I was a kid waiting for Christmas

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  14. Andrew2

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    :rofl :rofl .I'm subscribed so get a wriggle on will you:rofl.By the way,where does Phil originally hail from?.

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  15. Northern Rob

    Northern Rob Con Brio!

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    He has a funny accent like you Andrew. :D Can't quite place if its ground zero or the colonies though. Will have to ask him next time.
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  16. Northern Rob

    Northern Rob Con Brio!

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    This just came in the mail today! Nice farkle!
    ZZ Ron , you rock!:drums :dj :super :strum :beer
    Will have to go into the freezer and test it on the weekend. :evil


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  17. Loud Al

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  18. WrenchRider

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    I'm subscribed :thumb Wow can't wait for the RR to really start

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  19. TriplePete

    TriplePete Been here awhile

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    Good Luck Rob! Try not to run into any polar bears up there!:D
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  20. Andrew2

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    :rofl :rofl.Me either.Sometimes it sounds Aussie,then I think Kiwi,then I hear a hint of Pommie (English).
    Good luck on your trip mate,we're really looking forward to your report.

    Cheers
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