Going to Alaska 2 up on a 2016 Africa Twin

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  1. Gordon

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    My welcome home committee Toni and my Grandson Christian IMG_1318.JPG
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  2. Gordon

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    The AT after the Alaska ride in almost the same spot as the before ride photo. Needs some TLC before our next adventure. Who knows maybe I will go ride the Trans Labrador Trail at the end of August. How about South America next fall ? IMG_1317.JPG
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    Congratulations, Great to hear you are home safe and sound. :clap
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  4. Gordon

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    Thank you Passim,
    Thanks for the comments and for following along..
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    My pleasure sir, time for the AT to get a good bath by the looks of it.
    Thanks for the great RR.
    You guys take care.
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    Gordon, congrats to both You and Toni, for such a great ride, and for keeping us informed. Truly enjoyed it.
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    Thank you for following along and the comments. Until next time...
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  8. Gordon

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    A bath for the AT is a very good place to start but she is going to need a bit more than that to get her back adventure ready.
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    Welcome home Gordon....
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  10. Gordon

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    Thank you black8, Thank you for your comments and for following along.
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    Been following all along , great report ! Your North Dakota insect encounter is very similar to what happened to me in Montana in 84' . My nemesis was blue mud dobbers right after being stung by a honey bee between my eyes . I was already numb and did not feel the multiple stings over my chest . Lucky for me I had recently graduated from EMT classes and finally figured out I was going into anaphylactic shock . By then I had about 18 miles to get to Helena and spooled my old Sabre to top end . I am still allergic even after taking a 16 month series of shots . So riding is a completely sealed up ordeal for me . Be careful of your next sting ! Epi pen might be considered .
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    Great RR, thanks for taking us along. Looks like you got a great welcome home too... :lol3
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    I have enjoyed your ride report as well, thanks for sharing!
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    It always starts with a good bath, then oil and filter, clean or replace air filter, then go from one end to the other and find what else it needs, and then give it what it needs, I'm always being kidded by folks about being too anal about these things, but my belief is you look after your bike and it will look after you, how are your tires after the trip?

    That's a great picture of Toni and your grandson, that truck is either really tall or Toni is short like my wife was, she'd always claim she was 5'2'' and I'd say Nah, you're only 5'1'', which would always get me a slap on the shoulder and that look. :D
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    Tires are toast. Toni is very short 4ft 8inches tall. Look at her standing behind the AT.
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    You are both lucky to have each other, and I mean that in the nicest possible way.
    Take care.
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    Congrats on safely completing an exciting safe trip. Best wishes for your future rides and a big thanks for an excellent ride report. Jim
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    Clearly the danger has passed but best to get medical attention for stings on the neck.

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    Enjoyed your ride report. Thanks for posting. :thumb
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    Awesome report! Was surprised that you mentioned ease of picking up after drop as a plus for the AT. I found that picking up the S10 was easier because the AT lays very flat in comparison. I suppose it's all relative when a Road King is thrown into the mix!

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