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post #31 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 08:33 AM
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Still riding, but slower and less often.

If you're taking these fellas on the street, be mindful that they're hard to see and people love to pull out in front of you. If I'm approaching a car at an intersecting road, I've learned to swerve a little and flick the lights to make sure they see me.

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I have a Suzuki DR650. Bought new in 2014. Drive mostly on the paved rural roads around my house or thru a few big fields or old woods roads. Do not drive it in the rain or in mud.

Been a great bike with no mechanical issues. Will do over 100 mph, and has plenty of power. A lot of fun.
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I don't ride the streets anymore but occasionally I hit the trails with my old Bultaco if it feels like starting.
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post #34 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 05:59 PM
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Riding dual sport since about 1970, called them either enduros or on/off roads back then. Now they are either dual sport or adventure bikes. Have a bmw 650 single now, similar to the klr's and dr's but water cooled. Ride it all over north america, with this bike ridden in about 29 states, 10 provinces, and Baja in Mexico. Considering other bikes rode 49 states (no Hawaii) and 12 of the 13 provinces (no Nunavut).
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Riding dual sport since about 1970, called them either enduros or on/off roads back then. Now they are either dual sport or adventure bikes. Have a bmw 650 single now, similar to the klr's and dr's but water cooled. Ride it all over north america, with this bike ridden in about 29 states, 10 provinces, and Baja in Mexico. Considering other bikes rode 49 states (no Hawaii) and 12 of the 13 provinces (no Nunavut).


Trip to Prudhoe on my bucket list. I ride a 2013 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere'. Big bike and a beast on the highway. I put a lot of miles on it. Comfortable on any style highway and more capable in the dirt than I am, so two tracks are my limit. Have a Goldwing too but that's for colder weather and when wife wants to tour. Adirondacks this weekend on the Tenere'.

I envy you. Did you do these trips alone? 99% of my riding is alone cause I can't find anyone crazy enough to ride ten or twelve hours a day. I had a 2005 F650GS for a while and a 2016 KLR. Been riding some sort of dual purpose (Yamaha enduros and eventually any make of thumper) 50 plus years and this Yamaha is easily the most fun bike I ever owned. Looking forward to retirement soon so I can start racking up more adventures.
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Yes I was alone and all of the pics above are from a single trip. Trip was 18,700 miles with about 2300 on dirt, 6 weeks 1 day. Top 3 pics are on the Dempster highway through Yukon and Northwest Territory up to Inuvik at the arctic ocean, roundtrip about 1000 miles of dirt. Next 3 are on the Dalton (Haul Road) in Alaska to Deadhorse on Prudhoe Bay.
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99% of my riding is alone cause I can't find anyone crazy enough to ride ten or twelve hours a day.
I occasionally ride with a group out of Wheeling called Hoagy's Heroes. Check out their website and join us for ride sometime... I bet you'll find a crazy or two to ride with there.
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Yes I was alone and all of the pics above are from a single trip. Trip was 18,700 miles with about 2300 on dirt, 6 weeks 1 day. Top 3 pics are on the Dempster highway through Yukon and Northwest Territory up to Inuvik at the arctic ocean, roundtrip about 1000 miles of dirt. Next 3 are on the Dalton (Haul Road) in Alaska to Deadhorse on Prudhoe Bay.
Average 435 miles a day! What an epic trip. I see something similar in my future.

Did you camp most of the trip?

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Yes I was alone and all of the pics above are from a single trip. Trip was 18,700 miles with about 2300 on dirt, 6 weeks 1 day. Top 3 pics are on the Dempster highway through Yukon and Northwest Territory up to Inuvik at the arctic ocean, roundtrip about 1000 miles of dirt. Next 3 are on the Dalton (Haul Road) in Alaska to Deadhorse on Prudhoe Bay.
Congrats on your accomplishments. I only made it to Arctic Circle on my dual sport but didn't push my luck to Prudhoe

I am getting the bug to travel to Invuk and also Newfoundland, I have been to Novia Scotia on the Cabot trail but didn't have time to go any further. I have heard Route 138 to Kegashka is scenic but when you reach Kegashka the ferries don't directly run over to Newfoundland which I would love to make it a big circle. I might have to ferry hop to get me where I wanna go. And I am going to add an adventure bike to my stable soon for at least the trip to Invuk.
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You guys have much larger bikes than I, but here's a picture of my 2005 Yamaha TW200. I trailer it to my cabin in the summer and ride state forest roads. It's not good on the highway as it's screaming pretty good at 55 mph, but it's perfect for the state forest roads. I could change the sprockets and get more top end, but then I'd miss my low 1st gear when I go off road on steep trails. Also, the 31" seat height is great for me since I'm only 5'8".
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