Tin Horn to the Klondike and beyond 2017

Discussion in 'Americas' started by gpax, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. HuskerBlue

    HuskerBlue Adventurer

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    Cost about $200 - not bad for cruise if you ask me. Install has been kind of fun, if you were closer I'd help you do it if you decided to - it's somewhat involved but not terribly difficult. There is a very detailed thread on the Stromtrooper forum. Hope we find a way to have our paths cross in Alaska as well!
  2. Alcan Rider

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    Just a suggestion - Contact Denis, XC Rider (link to his Alaska RR: KW to AK) and see if he has any information to share in regards to tires, or anything else to do with an Alaska trip.
  3. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Thanks for the congrats remarks. Speaking of long roads, Alex has taken one.

    What's amazing is how focused Alex has become on this goal. He spent six years at Auburn University switching majors until he graduated in Public Relations. He worked for ten years and then dropped into a Fire Fighting Academy. While getting his EMT training he decided medicine was for him. He went back into the corporate world full time and went through LPN training at nights and on weekends. He applied to RN transition programs. He works in a hospital using his now LVN in employee health. In May, at the age of 37, Alex becomes an RN. He wants to go on. It's either PA or NP that is his long term goal. He has a family tradition in medicine, so we are happy for him.

    Thanks again for the congratulatory remarks!
  4. CrashTestAnnie

    CrashTestAnnie Keeping the good, the bad and the idiots alive

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    Sounds like it is going great for him. Lot of different areas he can work towards. I kind of went that route also. EMT, paramedic, flight paramedic, RN, ED RN, won the lottery.... shoot missed that last one:umph Have to meet up at D2D and tell war stories!!
  5. CrashTestAnnie

    CrashTestAnnie Keeping the good, the bad and the idiots alive

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    Sounds good, anything to keep moving through the soft stuff!! thinking maybe shinko's or TKC's
  6. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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  8. Coastie3202

    Coastie3202 King of MY Mountain

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    Hey gpax. If your route still includes Reedsport, Oregon drop me a note when you know when you will be there and I will ride my DL650Adv out and ride up the coast with you a little ways. Would love to see how you set your bike up for your trip north. I am in Cottage Grove, Oregon and ride that section of the Oregon Coast often.
  9. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    I would absolutely love that ... but my cousin who lives in Reedsport has my schedule full seeing family during my two days with him. Then I go see my "second son" and his new son in Portland for two days on my way to Spokane. I had not planned on taking my bike off the trailer until Spokane. I hoped to come back. Maybe next year. I hope you'll give me a "rain check". I lived on an island in Puget Sound 79 - 81 and love the Northwest but have never ridden the coastal highway.

    Skoal (Swedish for, "to your good health"),

    Greg


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  10. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Spring is beautiful in the Smokies and along the Blue Ridge. I am gathering with friends at Tewster2's place for four days after Easter Sunday. I can't give out invites but if you can make it, PM Tewster2.


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  11. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Received a new gadget for my trip. Western Digital Passport Pro Wireless 2TB. This solves a big problem for me. On a 90 day trip I will take oodles of photos. My SD cards can be directly copied (backed up). It has a large battery and a SD slot. Just insert the card and it copies automatically. I don't have a laptop. I just plug this unit into my desktop and it is a USB 3.0'ext disk drive. On the road I can wirelessly access the drive with my iPhone or iPad to post photos.

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  12. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    That looks like a really good set up

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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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  14. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Plexiglass Headlight guards from Ebay


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  17. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Barkbusters, Oxford heated grips, friction throttle cruise control and a crampbuster

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    Sw-Motech gps mount with a Zumo 660 and a glarebuster cover (not shown). X-mount Ram cellphone mount. SAE power connection (USB pig tail for cellphone not shown). Heated grip controller on the left.

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    Scott Oiler (auto chain oiler)


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  18. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Givi racks for three hard cases.

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    Gremlin bell from my wife.

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    Lovely Rita is nearly ready for her trip to the Smokies.


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  19. oldgrizz

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    Looking good. Have a great ride.
    Minus 15 here today

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  20. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Hold fast. Spring is just around the corner! 64F and cloudy here today. Had to put on a sweater this morning with my shorts (of course).


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