Going to Alaska 2 up on a 2016 Africa Twin

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Gordon, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Gordon

    Gordon MC Rider Supporter

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    Very sound advice
  2. Dirt_Dad

    Dirt_Dad Been here awhile

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    Gordon, glad to see you are home safe. Enjoyed reading the ride report. It was a pleasure meeting you at the Breeze Inn back in Seward (I was the guy with two Teneres).

    Funny you mention doing the Translab. That's next on the agenda for my us, too. But not until next year.
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  3. Gordon

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    Nice hearing from you. Thinking about doing a Trans Lab ride at the end of August. I was done falling down however Toni wasn't so as you can see from my RR. We had a dead stop parking lot tip over......:muutt I guess if we ride on 2 wheels we are never done falling down...:hmmmmm
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  4. Gordon

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    Yes the Road King is a beast when it takes a nap. That bike has been on its side twice in its life. My AT won't lie down flat the Touratech Bags hold it up but the bags do show the abuse.
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    You will only have your memories to sustain you later in life..Make really good ones... IMG_6304.JPG IMG_1318.JPG IMG_6323.JPG IMG_6619.JPG
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    Could not agree more with your comment about making great memories, plus surrounding yourself with great family and friends! All the best!
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  8. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Thanks for the ride along. Wonderful commentary and pictures. Glad you got home safe and sound.
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    Whitbylad. Been here awhile

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    tremor38 Long timer

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    I'm with beware of clueless debarking passengers.

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  11. Dirt_Dad

    Dirt_Dad Been here awhile

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    I saw that in your report and you are absolutely right. We had our trip tip over before we met you in Seward. Just like you, it was at 0 MPH. At least on this one there were two guys who had my wife's bike back up before I could even park. Wish they were all that easy.
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    This looks to be a good read. I don't think there could ever be too many Alaska ride reports. Thanks for sharing.
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    Excellent!!!!! Thanks for sharing :clap
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  14. Gordon

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    My pleasure, Heading out the first week of June 2018 destinations Dead Horse then Inuvik going to try and ride both the Dalton and the Dempster end to end. Solo trip this time around. Glad you enjoyed the RR.
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    BTW...it appears that a lot of the AT windshield supports are breaking. My buddies broke halfway up the Dalton last summer and Honda told him to pound sand. Many others have the same problem.
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  16. Pantah

    Pantah Jiggy Dog Fan from Scottsdale Supporter

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    I just bumped into this RR. I was interested because I own a AT and I am riding the Alcan5000 this August. I've did it in 2006 and again in 2010. I rode a KTM 950 those times. I'm going to ride a KTM 690 this year. I am surprised you two did so well using those tires in mud. In 2010 I used Mefo Explorers and the front was just terrible in the mud. I used two sets of TKC 80's in 2006 and they were much better. I would use those again even though I would require two sets. I have Mefo's on my AT now, but they must have changed the design of the front tire because it vibrates and makes a lot of noise.

    My wife rides two-up on my AT, but she would NEVER take a trip with me like that. She might fly in and tour a little bit then fly out again but that is about it. We have a Winnebago we trailer my AT behind, which is pretty much as far as she will go so far. Anyway, your bride is pretty special! You are a lucky guy.

    Thanks for the report.
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  17. Gordon

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    I knew they had the potential for breakage. I had the GPS mounted on the upper brace so I left it. I just ordered the lower GPS mount and installed it before leaving in case the windshield brace did break. It did break while we were on the Denali Highway so I remounted to the lower mount. Windshield brace is still broken. If it breaks on both sides I will get it welded or replace it. Until it does and if it does I am going to leave it as is.
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    Camel Adv offers a windshield brace for the AT
    I’m ordering one for my AT before I head up this year
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  19. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD I couldn't hack it. Back on two wheels.

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    Great RR. Thanks for spending the time and effort to let us travel with you. BTW, it was made better by the obvious love you have for each other! Good on ya both. :clap
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  20. Gordon

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    Thanks for the heads up on the Camel Adv. windshield bracket brace I just ordered myself one. Glad you enjoyed the RR