Coast to Coast Canada in winter??

Discussion in 'Canada' started by paulmondor, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Shortbuss

    Shortbuss Adventurer

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    I only read two pages, yes you are nuts, it is very dangerous, crazy. Its going to be very hard with the snow, ice, cold, bike starting........If you want a partner give me a call!! I think a side car is a great idea, little gay but riding in -30 kinda cancels that out doesn't it.

    I think once finished the feeling of accomplishment would kick ass!!
  2. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    Better get going mate. Winters almost done!
  3. Rock_93

    Rock_93 Been here awhile

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    Why not do it on a dirt bike and follow snowmobile trails. If it can be done on a sled why not a dirt bike at least you would be away from the cars and trucks.
  4. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Too bad you aren't doing the ride right now...

    the weather is perfect, cold and clear.

    I even got out for a bit today.

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  5. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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  6. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    Thats it!
  7. paulmondor

    paulmondor Iceman

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    Way to go Winterbiker! I like that..
    Looks like a heck of a lot of fun...

    You guys definitely take advantage of the winter and snow..

    keep it up..!!!!!!!:clap
  8. paulmondor

    paulmondor Iceman

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    Hi Again! Well I have some advice to ask once more.. A lot of you have helped so far and this is great.. I appreciate it a lot..
    In the process I got asked why I am doing it on a 650 Dakar and why not on my adventure..???

    Well! I do not know anymore. I thought that the Dakar was light and simple and also light which will help when I have to get it back up.

    Some of you seem to believe that the Adventure would be fine..

    So again I am asking.. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
    GS ADVENTURE? OR 650 DAKAR??:huh
  9. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I talked to Steve last night, he says it's cause the GS wouldn't skid down the road so good with those cylinder heads sticking out!!
  10. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    Lay each bike down and then pick it up 20 times in a row and then make your decision. :rofl
  11. Baba Iguana

    Baba Iguana Bored Track Racer

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    Best advice I have read in a long time. :lol3
  12. paulmondor

    paulmondor Iceman

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    Well! That kinda tell me what i wanted to hear..
    Short, to the point and logical..:huh

    Thanks again!:1drink
  13. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    ...come on up to Alaska.

    The Dalton Hwy/Haul Road in February.
  14. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    Hey Alcanrider-what tires are you using?
    Studded or unstudded?
    Not too many folks riding the Dalton in Feb on 2 wheels. You're an animal! :bow
  15. Alcan Rider

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    Can't really lay claim to having accomplished much. Hauled the bike to around Mile 40 in a pickup. Rode it for less than 2 miles. :wink:
    Hauled it on up to the Arctic Circle, unloaded for a few more photos, then hauled it back to Wasilla. :D
    The tires are some Dunlop knobbies, unstudded, and they did not inspire confidence. It would take a little while to grow accustomed to the wobble of the tires on the scarifier grooves under that thin layer of snow, and stopping was better accomplished by dragging the feet than using more than just the lightest touch of brake. Even engine braking was too much for the limited traction of the rear tire.
    We were just doing a recon of the Haul Road for next year. The truck traffic is moving much too fast on those roads to be safe anywhere near curves where they can't see the bike a mile or more before they get to it. I'll do the rest of my experimentation on the Nabesna Rd., or somewhere else closer to home with little or no traffic.
  16. V-Strom Hooligan

    V-Strom Hooligan E Pluribus Hooligan

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  17. V-Strom Hooligan

    V-Strom Hooligan E Pluribus Hooligan

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    Hiya, Jack!! :wave
  18. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    I can stud up a set of knobbies for you if you want to try them, and I think you'll be surprised. Feels a bit scary at first but after a bit you stop fighting it and realize that it's like any other low traction surface.

    Roads down here in Wasilla are better, almost like spring!

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  19. Alcan Rider

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    The owner of the KLR lives in Wasilla, so he might take you up on that. I was studding tires 30-some years ago but don't have the equipment anymore, so might contact you later after I get a knobby for the front of my GL1800.

    I didn't find myself fighting the wobble - I'm pretty accustomed to letting a bike find its own way on loose gravel, etc. - but this had the feeling of just not quite hooking up at any time. It's possible that this being the first time I had been on that bike made a difference too.

    That photo looks more like the Palmer Fishhook Rd. near the Glenn Hwy. intersection than Wasilla?? But y'er right about springtime down there. This is February, isn't it? Or did I sleep through a month? :huh
  20. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    Hey Art, get some studded tires on that rig and ask Leslie if you can join us next February. :D

    Do you still have the sidehack, or did you get rid of it?

    Let's see... you should be able to find some studdable tires for the 'Strom... :wink: