The Pan American Trail

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by stoltzfii, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Gordon

    Gordon MC Rider Supporter

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    This has to be the best Ride Report ever. Thanks so much for taking the time to take us all along. What a ride !
  2. etexWest

    etexWest n00b

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    Incredible! Thanks so much for sharing it all.
  3. BruceT

    BruceT Been here awhile

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    what a cool read, even if I'm way late to the party, you're probably all married with 6 kids a piece now and your bikes and climbing gear covered in an inch of dust and yesterday's newspapers longing to get out of the garage....well done Gents !!!
  4. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    ^^^ ...posted from 2038, via the time machine...
  5. Rougie

    Rougie Adventurer

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    Good ride. Been North of 60 three times now. Best money I spent was a small plane charter at Haines Junction, YT. to see the Kluane Glaciers and Icefields.
    Whitehorse YT. has a great Honda dealership that'll fix anything.
    Buy Bear Spray and a holster and wear it! Always!
    Looking forward to hearing the stories.
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  6. Mourist

    Mourist Been here awhile

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    Thank you for this most amazing trip report. I've got nothing but admiration for the journey you had, especially the fact that you combined it with climbing to make it about ten times harder. AND it made me look into getting leather bags for my bike, so there's that.

    Best of luck in your future journeys!
  7. PeanutRider

    PeanutRider Noendv1 Supporter

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    I keep coming back to this report...you guy's do adventure right!
  8. YoBigT

    YoBigT n00b

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    Dude, if you have holes showing up in the weld beads then it's very probable that you have porosity throughout the weld. That's NOT a good thing and gasket sealer won't help. The porosity is probably from not properly cleaning the surfaces of the two sides to be joined. Could have been paint or some other contaminant on them and dude just ran a bead over it. Happens all the time. Considering where the cracks were and the angles he had to weld from, he may not have even seen the contaminants. The welds may hold for the rest of your trip - I sure hope so because I'm really enjoying reading about your adventures. But beware that another failure may be in the offing. Wishing you cats safety and the best of luck.
  9. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Um, clearly you haven't completed reading all the way through yet. Ask me how I know....:photog
  10. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    Amateurs, right!

    :imaposer
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