Tiny Bike to Alaska 2016 (Planning and Bike Prep)

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Tewster2, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Kat-Man

    Kat-Man n00b in training

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    Oh good Idea, I'll have to give that a try.
  2. Keithag65

    Keithag65 Been here awhile

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    Where did you get your coax plug for the intek blower?
  3. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Another inmate told me about this....I'm gonna get one for each hip....

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  5. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Hi John, might I suggest you look into BA inflator bag: http://www.rei.com/product/846714/big-agnes-pumphouse-pad-pump-dry-sack See if any outdoor shops in your area carry it so you can see a demo. Inflator bags work really well and are a lot lighter and more compact than an electric pump. Once you get the hang of an inflator bag they're very efficient. Even the Alpacka Rafts are quickly inflated using one.

    Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
  6. The Dick

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    Which one of you dumb asses ever realized that you are coming from where it gets dark to where it never gets dark!!!!!, no matter what the shit you have under you, you will likely spend a lot of time not sleeping and so not a big deal and it is actually really good for you and part of your new adventure. Anxious is good and planning is great but be prepared to be surprised, scared shitless, giggle crazy, a spare sprocket and chain for all you chain gang guys and totally open to shit as it comes down the line and the best friends and adventure of your lifetime and I don't think from my experience there ain't much better! Might get some winter for a day or two so I have to hunker down! Except that the formula 1 ice track on the river got put in last weekend and it is awesome and so. WE ARE GOING RACING
  7. Tewster2

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    Hahaha well said sir! I'm looking forward to falling into the abyss of the unknown. I'm lucky I guess cause I can sleep inside a lightning bolt :lol3 Can I hang out with you in Dawson so you can tell people to stop making fun of me and my little bike? I cry pretty bad when people are mean because I'm precious and below average sometimes....
  8. The Dick

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    The doors are open!
  9. KHud

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    Below average??? Boy, oh boy are you going to fit right in.
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  10. Tewster2

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    Haha I gonna really like hanging out with a bunch of retards in Dawson :wings
  11. jackrabbit56

    jackrabbit56 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip Mark. Makes a lot of sense.
    Cheers!
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  12. Tewster2

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    I was sound asleep in my chair when the door bell rang. The FedEx man asked me if I wanted some bags that somebody ordered and didn't want. I said "Crap, more stuff to clutter up the living room, ok".

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  13. Drunk_Uncle

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    From personal experience, that holster might not be a good idea in Canada, especially Dawson.
  14. Tewster2

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    Haha you are probably right...It would surely make my hips look way too wide :lol3
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    A right handy spot for Bear spray though.
  16. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Hello,

    Thanks for the list. No stator problems powering all of the electric goodies?
    Have Wolfy expedition bags with the 4 holsters. I gas, for other folks, 1 water,
    now one for chain spray, (great idea), thanks. Now what to put in the other one?
    Little bikes are the best, Honda Super 90 from Socal to Eugene Ore in 1968.
    4 corners on a 67 yr1 350 yam, 13,548 miles in 1970. Trail 90 in 1971 to Yellowstone and Bozeman Montana. 1972 yam 250 twin to Seattle in 1973. xt225 to Eagle ID and back in 2010. Super fun. TW200 from Eagle ID to Yellowstone, and Tetons all on dirt back roads. Little bikes are the best!!!
    Now packing a dr650 with every possible goodie you can think of one, farkled to the max.
    Xt is too spooky riding in SoCal for me anymore.
    Happy riding,

    heirhead
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  17. FredBGG

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    Yikes... nasty ass chemicals.

    Best bug repellent I have come across is https://www.herbdoc.com/bug-barrier.html .
    Organic herbal extracts. Really strong floral smell. I mean really strong!!!!
    The stuff is remarkable and not poisonous.

    Boericke & Tafel SSSSting Stop if anything has bitten you. Itch goes away in minutes.
    Calendula tincture is also good.

    http://www.naturesway.com/Product-Catalog/SssstingStop-Insect-Gel-2-75-oz

    I'm somewhat of an expert having lived in the middle of the rice fields in northern Italy.

    So many bugs that when I bought an electric commercial bug zapper after only three minutes the damn thing had flames coming out of it. When I turned it on it was like one of those biblical insect plagues
  18. Tewster2

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    Howdy to ya....no problems at all with the electrical stuff....the thing has a 350 watt stator and even with everything going I still have a nice buffer of extra power. The little bikes are really fun! Looks like you've had some fun trips. Just got a pair of the updated Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags....awesome quality.
  19. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Hahaha I know what you mean about bug plagues...got covered with fleas one time chasing a bad guy through the woods! I'll check out the links you sent. Much appreciated.
  20. XXMe

    XXMe Not my picture

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    Why should he get mad?

    He is The Dick.