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post #1 of 10 Old 07-17-2018, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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BMW K1600 of the Month contest

2016 BMW K1600 GTL Packed and ready to take off for Alaska. Peace.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-17-2018, 01:09 AM
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Thats an overloaded motorcycle...good luck in your travels.


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post #3 of 10 Old 07-17-2018, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanx Joe.

The trip took place July 2017. I packed the bike with the heaviest supplies starting from the lower end.
I traveled 14,482 miles in 68 days (includes days staying with friends along the way) without a hitch.
West Virginia>Glacier Park, MT>Arctic Circle Sign>West Coast Canada>San Francisco>Gunnison Colorado>Tempe, AZ.Tail of the Dragon/Cherohala in TN & NC.back to WV.
It was an awesome trip. I recommend seeing Alaska now before they totally screw it up.
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Thanx Joe.
It was an awesome trip. I recommend seeing Alaska now before they totally screw it up.
Peace,
Fernando

I have been to Alaska back in 1995. I have plans to return next year RT from Minneapolis.
Approx 8,000 miles or so...give or take depending on my return route. I thought about a GS for the trip but your GTL gives me inspiration.


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Everyone attempted to talk me out of riding my K1600gtl. It performed awesomely over every type of road.
I met a rider from Fairbanks that followed me into a rest stop to tell me that mine was only the third K1600 he had ever seen up that way!
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Epic Fernando

I wish you well on your future endeavours - it's way beyond my meagre attempts at touring doing only a three and a half thousand miles over a couple of weeks round Europe half a dozen times. A 14k bike trip is just pie in the Sky for me.

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This is inspiring and makes me yearn for June when I finally get to put my B16 through the crucible of traveling. Thank you for this sir.
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Awesome. I did something similar in 2006. Clocked just under 20k miles. EVERYONE should do a trip like this sooner rather than later.


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Question so many questions

Fernando, what does that cylinder below the license plate hold? How is it mounted/secured? So, is the artic circle as far north as you went? Did that include Prudhoe Bay?

I'm really intrigued. I always figured I'd need to take a dual sport that way. Now you got me thinking.

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I’m curious too. I want to do Deadhorse, but a little afraid to do it on my GT. I was thinking of a KLR or GS800. The GT might be a handful on that 400 mile stretch of dirt highway.
But your trip has me thinking!!!
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