Quote: Originally Posted by Deuce Phil Funnel, the old Vancouver BMW dealer did it with an old airhead and sidecar. He also went to 'Took in the NWT in January the year after (late '70's I think). Quote: Hey I met Philip Funnel when he was heading up North, he was known for his love of BMW's so seeing him on a FLH was kinda strange, he had a sidecar and all sorts of electric gear, hippo hands on the bike, said the only time you could go to the far north was during the winter because the muskeg and the rivers freeze over and they plow a road thru, he was a regular contribute This was two separate trips. He rode a solo R80/7 to Tuk in 1979. His FLH days were in the early 80's. He was carrying an extra batttery in the top box and did have to drain the oil and heat it up. He was running 5-30W in the engine and 20-50W in the tranny in the really northern bit. Another problem after several falls his handlebar windscreen shattered like glass due to low temps. Ended up making a shield using a foam camping pad over the remaining framework. Visor on his helmet also shattered. Phil still lives east of Vancouver, BC, but is retired from motocycles due to health.