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  1. I made it to Tuktoyaktuk NWT today. It was by far the most difficult road I’ve ridden to date. Now I’ve been as far north and south as you can ride in the Americas!
    7 points
  2. Well, I can't say I did it today, but after years lovingly wrenching on my older bikes, chucking money aside for the better part of a decade, I bit the bullet on a machine I can trust to not leave me stranded, hammer my spine on bumps or be hopeless when gravel appears. I just completed installing the major farkles I wanted on this bike and so far, I love it to death. Claims it's boring are vastly wrong. Also, hey, I haven't been on this board in a long time. The last few years have been kind of...weird.
    6 points
  3. I’ll be heading back to Dawson and then taking the ferry over to Alaska. I’ll do the Dalton then, so I’ll be through Tok. Too bad you didn’t have time. It would have been a trip to run into you Nevin. And thanks. This has been a crazy road. Still not sure I want to do this last stretch to Tuk tomorrow. My leg still makes it hard to even walk. One fuck up and it could be bad. It’s probably stupid for me to be doing this shit still. It’s all I know now, and one of the few things that make me truly happy.
    6 points
  4. On our third day of five days to the Ozark. Mrs. Durk is killing it averaging close to 500 miles a day. No complaints about speed or cornering too hard. She gets a little green feeling at times so does request at times to back it down a bit. MO 125, AR 125, AR 123, AR 7 are some good roads. Peel ferry is a cool deal, can’t believe it’s free. Did take a route around Lake of the Ozarks that was a nice cruise and had a fun little loop from Camdenton down towards Devil’s Elbow and back up to Bridal falls this morning.
    5 points
  5. Got it fixed! First I planned to pull the oil pan which meant draining the oil that had less than 50 minutes on it. Then I had to remove the exhaust and the lines to the oil cooler before the pan came off. The only useful thing I could see up there was that the part I needed to access was in the clutch compartment. So now on to removing the clutch cover and clutch basket. I probably could have realigned the shift shaft gear without removing the clutch but, WTH, I'm already this far... After removing everything, it was a simple job to align the shifter end and spring. Shifting seemed like Iike it was good, so I put it all back together. New oil and a ride around the neighborhood confirmed that it's fixed!
    5 points
  6. I’ve been off grid for a while, riding the Denali Highway and camping. This is something you folks should make a bucket list item. It’s doable on a road bike if careful. Stunning scenery everywhere you look. Camp sites as far as the eye can see. I have lots of pics and video to download. Here is a cell phone photo from my tent last night Before hotels and motels Alaska had “Roadhouses”. There are some still around. Tonight I’ve got a room at Meier’s Lake Roadhouse near Paxon Alaska at the end of Rt. 8, the Denali Highway its raining hard. Relaxing and wondering what’s to come. Tomorrow it’s into Palmer Alaska and reuniting with a girlfriend I haven’t seen since 1989 !!!
    5 points
  7. Following Tonik's theme:
    3 points
  8. I made it into the Arctic Circle!! I’m riding with a couple of Johns on big Beemers that I met at the D2D Rally. We have conquered multiple sections of the infamous Dempster Highway together already. Dawson City to Eagle Plains. Eagle Plains to Fort McPherson. There to Inuvik where I am. Two of the locations were out of fuel. Many bikes stranded. And the fuel truck carrying two tanks nearly took me out when he passed going the other way! And it indeed deserves its horrid reputation. Two motorcycle deaths in the past week I rode past the remains of one of the BMWs laying in the ditch. The Police tape wrapped on its remains caught my attention. I’ve had several close calls with Semis coming the opposite direction. Thank God for the new knobby tires. Seriously. I don’t care how long they last. They’re worth their weight in gold. Now we are stopped in Inuvik where we got gas and are waiting for John 1 to catch up. We were separated at the McKenzie River ferry. There were two ferry crossings today. Nothing like wet steel ramps and fresh dug dirt hills to start your grand exit. We may get rooms here and attempt to ride to Tuktoyaktuk and back to here again tomorrow. Or we may regroup and ride to Tuktoyaktuk tonight. We’ll see. It doesn’t get dark at all anymore. RIP GS pilot
    3 points
  9. Ran some more good roads today from Russellville Arkansas to Poplar Bluff Missouri. Word of advice don’t stop in Poplar Bluff. Place is a hole. Meth heads everywhere. Pulled the first double yellow pass with her on board. Her only concern as she came on the intercom quick like was “hey was that a cop behind us”. My response “I hope not I didn’t see that SUV until mid pass”. Hit about 30 minutes of a downpour on our way to hotel. Had about an hour to dry out a bit before we actually made it to the hotel. Little over 500 miles today. Homeward bound tomorrow.
    2 points
  10. I don't have that kind of time in a day to ride something that slow. I have many miles to cover and couldn't get that accomplished poking around on something so slow.
    2 points
  11. Found a hotel near Rome NY that has everything you need right next door.
    2 points
  12. Can't say I'm a whole lot better. Been receiving "government assistance" every month since I turned 70. Beats workin'.... 😁
    2 points
  13. Jim is a welfare queen living his life on the backs of the working class.
    2 points
  14. NH and VT. The across to Canada and aroind Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. Back down via the UP of MI.
    2 points
  15. I too will be riding for some forbiden soup in a couple of weeks. Mmmmmm
    2 points
  16. Wasn't today... But Thursday I washed my bike and got it started for the first time since 2018. New battery and drained the old fuel and.... just had to make sure it still worked after letting it warm up. still needs new tires, brakes, oil change and new plugs and it should be ready to go.
    2 points
  17. I’m in Dawson City Yukon, at the entrance of the Dempster Highway. Tomorrow morning I’ll depart in an attempt at making Tuktoyaktuk NWT in three days at the Arctic Ocean and then returning. There are hundreds of Moto-travelers here attending the Dust to Dawson rally. I won’t be alone in my attempt, which is good. The Dempster took another motorcycle rider’s life yesterday in a head on with a gravel truck. He was trying to change “slots” in the deep gravel as he saw the oncoming truck. He lost control while trying to go through the deep stuff. Aside from trepidation and fear, I’m having a great time meeting people I’ve known online and making new friends. I took a flight above the Yukon River and filmed the famous ferry taking vehicles to Alaska
    2 points
  18. Great day. 125, 73, 53 and the rest of 100. Staying in Concord NH tonight and heading back north in NH from here. IRL Donkey Kong!!
    1 point
  19. Lol @ the New Hampshire State Police and their parked cars with mannequins in them. Well played.
    1 point
  20. 5 days, 2500 miles, 6 states, about 45 hours of seat time on a 21 year old Goldwing to celebrate 25 years of marriage. Good times had by all. I would tell you the seat on that Goldwing is nice but my butt is still sore come the end of the day.
    1 point
  21. ..to have friends that bring me the best blue crab bisque in the world.
    1 point
  22. It's been years since I've been to Arkansas an Missouri, when I was there I was following so I don't remember the routes well. I do remember really liking the Eureka Springs area in Arkansas and riding around in the Mark Twain National Forest. Hope you two enjoyed yourselves.
    1 point
  23. Ah-ha! So this is how you finance your hobbies and free time activities....BRILLIANT!!! I never realized that all those lavish, high-dollar casinos made money by giving it away to their customers. 😉
    1 point
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  25. I remember that ferry. We didn't know it was there. We came from the north and crested a hill and saw it. For some reason we got really excited and giggled the whole ride across.
    1 point
  26. Speed safe, Rick. Glad you guys are having a good time.
    1 point
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  28. You can rent a Goldwing in Pigeon Forge and then get soup. https://wolfcreekrentals.us/motorcycle-rentals/
    1 point
  29. Fun video with predictable results given the rules of the game. Start racing in the same gear at the same speed. Way different results were achieved when the MXR was able to pick it's own gear at the given speed. The MXR has the same torque as the RS with more redline, horsepower and less weight.
    1 point
  30. Brought to you by guys who don't use their own money for bikes or tires...now get off my grass.
    1 point
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  32. Death, taxes and a Goldwing.
    1 point
  33. Yes, like death, a Goldwing is inevitable. Resistance is futile.
    1 point
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  36. Have you been introduced to our lord and savior the BMW Rt! It's the most special premium bike available to any motorcycle enthusiast. Don't fight the force.
    1 point
  37. Dan, wish I knew you were right there in Dawson. Would have tried to at least stop one night. I was passing through Tok and saw ton of adv riders heading to the rally, they mentioned it's one of the biggest get together in the area and to join it. Unfortunately was running out of time and couldn't make it. Good luck to you and ride safe. I did the dalton to prudhoe and can only imagine how crazy tough the dumpster might be.
    1 point
  38. Replace oil cooler that ate a stone, oil & oil filter change, air filter change, replace spark plugs, check/top-up transmission and final drive fluids. Should now be ready for another few 1500+ mile trips.
    1 point
  39. Absolutely despicable opinions. You both should be cast down a flight of concrete stairs.
    1 point
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