Summary for those that don't read the story: You guys had to split up after the BMW RT rear wheel literally came off and was unrepairable. Resulting in a separate, costly adventure for your buddy. "Thomas still owes me a write up on his separate adventures down in Dawson City. From a brief conversation after the trip, I understand that he had to pay $1400 to have the bike brought down from Eagle Plains - cash. And the RBS Bank refused to cooperate, so he had to have a fake bar tab created and paid cash out from that to the driver. It seems that he was 'adopted' by the town for a few days, the Mounties stopped by to see him - he was invited to people's homes for dinner, there were reportedly dancing girls, perhaps additional tatoos and more. In the end, he flew back and had his beautiful RT shipped back motorfreight to Bob's BMW for repair near where he lives. And no, I don't know how much this misadventure cost him." And your scary encounter with flying debris on the Alcan... . As bad as that was it pales compared to this guy's story who made it to Tuk a month before us and had a bad spill on his way back, just south of Inuvik. Was helicoptered out and had no memory of the accident. Deals Gap sticker, aux fuel tank, Barkbuster handguards, proper tires, you know looking at the bike that this wasn't his first rodeo... Could happen to anyone. (he's on ADV, maybe he'll pop in) .