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Old 06-25-2012, 03:25 PM   #21
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That's an option and is what I was going to do at first. I'd rather buy a bike and finish the trip. I don't want to give up after rising 2,300 miles to get here. (trailed to top of Idaho)
I hear ya, riding back sounds way better than giving up.

Press on and keep us posted on how it goes!
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:26 PM   #22
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If you want some details on the trip check out AlaskaViaMoto.com. I need to update it some but I've been busy.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #23
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This was right before the engine locked up on the Top of the World Highway. Freaking amazing and the picture does it no justice.

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The night before this we partied for the solstice on top of a mountain with 300 hippies from midnight til 6AM.
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Very cool write up. Just read your link.

Good luck, and enjoy this adventure. Sounds like fun!
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hope your a member of www.advrider.com

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how many miles on the klr? just curious.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:18 PM   #27
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Pretty good thread. Made me laugh. Not at your luck but how your going about it. Pretty cool man keep it going. Keep us updated.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #29
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My friend blew his '11 KLR engine 160 outside of El Paso in the middle of nowhere, 600 miles from home. AMA got him a tow for 180$ to El Paso, which is pretty good. When we had it towed from a friend's apartment to the dealership they charged 60$ for the tow across town.

The Kawasaki dealership had it for like 2 months, when we got it back it was still . We trucked it back to Houston, it's been in another dealership for 2 or 3 month again, not been fixed yet.
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It will work out no matter what..good luck and keep us posted...
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Stating the obvious here.

Did I read this right you traveled from northern Idaho 2 up on a KLR 650.

The Goldwing would be more comfortable than the KLR. especially 2 up.
did you like the KLR.

http://www.alaskafuncenter.com/

I assume you went to the fairbanks Kawasaki dealer, looks like they have more Klrs.

Good luck. a real adventure you will never forget.
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Yep, been there for years. Got word tonight that not only piston & cylinder are toast, but also one valve, crank & crankcase are wasted. Fack. I was working a deal on a g650gs to ride home but scratched it and found someone to store it in anchorage and someone else to haul it. Alaskans ROCK!

can't wait for d2d 2013.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:29 AM   #35
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13,000ish. 4,500 on 685. I had 32,000 on my 2000 KLR.
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Pretty good thread. Made me laugh. Not at your luck but how your going about it. Pretty cool man keep it going. Keep us updated.
My moto travels somehow always end up being about partying and meeting cool people just as much about riding. At a dive bar in a basement in fairbanks right now.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:34 AM   #37
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Stating the obvious here.

Did I read this right you traveled from northern Idaho 2 up on a KLR 650.

The Goldwing would be more comfortable than the KLR. especially 2 up.
did you like the KLR.

http://www.alaskafuncenter.com/

I assume you went to the fairbanks Kawasaki dealer, looks like they have more Klrs.

Good luck. a real adventure you will never forget.
no we didn't ride 2 up on the KLR! That was just around fairbanks looking at bikes. Goldwings rear brake was sticking, which scared me for. 4,000 mile ride.

Edit: I love the KLR. Awesome for the price.
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Here's the carnage caused when the piston seized, wrist pin pulled out one side bending rod and raping cylinder.

Sold it for $1,300. Now I'm at the airport. I'll net like $400 after paying shop, ups & airline.

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So, I have to ask, how much oil did you have in it when it seized?
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So, I have to ask, how much oil did you have in it when it seized?
Oil was at the top of the sight glass, problem was that it had a decent amount of gas in it so there wasn't much viscosity.
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