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So after a few years of talking about it, saying we would do it, then postponing it, she finally agreed to do it. We are driving the bike to Alaska this September. We will be leaving from Northern Michigan and traveling through Canada and will eventually end up in Fairbanks, AK. She will join me on the ride there and will fly back to FL once we tour AK. I will journey back solo. Extremely excited and will be putting together the tentative plan to get from A to B.

For those who have done it, I am open to advice and suggested stops along the way.
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I have not driven into Alaska, but I travel way up north here in British Columbia often enough to know that September is a roll of the dice for weather - expect the unexpected. Heck, we just had snow here in the south of the province on our mountain highways - in June. October 1st has mandatory snow tires here in our Province.

Have a good set of chaps - keep them long, let them bunch up at the boot. Rain gear - definitely have a good set. Extra boots or plastic bags for your feet if your boots get soaked through. Fill up when you see a gas station. Plan your stays, some small towns may only have a few places to stay and they may be booked.

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I would watch Shrug's Alaskapade video.. I believe it could help you out.

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Been several times on Harleys , first in 1979 , will go again ..
September is way to late in my opinion , should be leaving about right now ...
Really only a couple months window ..

get a copy of the milepost for starters

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Agreed with the others ^^^. September is too late for this trip. Do in in July or August.

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So after a few years of talking about it, saying we would do it, then postponing it, she finally agreed to do it. We are driving the bike to Alaska this September. We will be leaving from Northern Michigan and traveling through Canada and will eventually end up in Fairbanks, AK. She will join me on the ride there and will fly back to FL once we tour AK. I will journey back solo. Extremely excited and will be putting together the tentative plan to get from A to B.



For those who have done it, I am open to advice and suggested stops along the way.


You should definitely get one of those gas cans that fits in the back of a saddlebag. Saved me on a trip. They hold a gallon of gas.


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we go north in late july-last summer was prince George.a couple of us will probably go to anchorage next july right before shark week
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I would watch Shrug's Alaskapade video.. I believe it could help you out.
I have been watching bits and pieces. This is what made me push the wife to move forward on doing the trip.

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Been several times on Harleys , first in 1979 , will go again ..
September is way to late in my opinion , should be leaving about right now ...
Really only a couple months window ..

get a copy of the milepost for starters

I cannot go anytime earlier as I have a campground that is open till just after Labor Day. Thus, I leave early Sept. So when I look at the average temps and it is telling me that is will be between 60-70 during the day and 40-50 at night is wrong?

I will lookup the "milepost"

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You should definitely get one of those gas cans that fits in the back of a saddlebag. Saved me on a trip. They hold a gallon of gas.


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Love this! Thanks for posting.
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