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post #1 of 49 Old 08-21-2014, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Dalton Hwy V-Strom Video

Rode my 2012 650 from TX to AK this summer and shot a lot of pics and GoPro footage that will take quite a while to sort through. Anyway, I just put this vid up of the ride north on the Dalton. I rode with a fellow named Clark from Tennessee, whom I met while northbound in Montana. We crossed paths again in Fairbanks and decided to ride the Dalton together. Clark had ridden the road when it was first opened to the public 20yrs ago, so he made a great riding partner. The weather was good going north, so we made it to Deadhorse in 1 day. It rained continuously on the return trip, so the road was muddy the entire way. That was 2 long days I'll never forget! I've been home over a month and am still finding Dalton mud stuck to the motorcycle every time I think I've got it clean.

Part 1. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPma3DbDI94
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Nice video. I also rode it this summer and hit some bad weather. Just watching the muddy road parts makes my heart beat faster.
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Really enjoyed this, TeeBee. You captured the spirit of the ride very well with your music selections. Thanks!

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Very nice. When is part 2 coming?
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post #5 of 49 Old 08-21-2014, 09:29 PM
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Enjoyed the video. Two questions...what tires did you use, and what can you tell me about your video mount setup?

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Very nice video. I am jealous. Did you ever get the windshield clean?

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Thanks guys.

The GoPro was mounted on the right chin bar of my HJC modular helmet using the optional stick-on GoPro helmet bracket and the waterproof case. It rode there for nearly 11k miles during the trip with no problems.

I installed Heidenau Scout K60s just before leaving the TX coast. Made it to Deadhorse and back to Fairbanks on them. Replaced the rear there but it probably had enough tread to make the return trip. The front tire is still rolling and has over half it's tread left. They performed well in the conditions up north and proved durable enough to get me there and back. From looking at other adventure type bikes in Canada and AK, they seem to be the tire of choice. My local TX dealer had never heard of them and couldn't get them for me. Not too many ADV types down here.

The Givi windshield did clean up afterward but the trip did leave tons of tiny dings and scratches on it.
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Really enjoyed this, TeeBee. You captured the spirit of the ride with your music selections really well. Thanks!
A big +1. Usually I have to mute these because some people have very different tastes in music. This was well done, so much so I'll watch it again just for fun.
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Great video, thanks for posting.

Cant wait for part 2.

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Thanks guys.

The GoPro was mounted on the right chin bar of my HJC modular helmet using the optional stick-on GoPro helmet bracket and the waterproof case. It rode there for nearly 11k miles during the trip with no problems.

I installed Heidenau Scout K60s just before leaving the TX coast. Made it to Deadhorse and back to Fairbanks on them. Replaced the rear there but it probably had enough tread to make the return trip. The front tire is still rolling and has over half it's tread left. They performed well in the conditions up north and proved durable enough to get me there and back. From looking at other adventure type bikes in Canada and AK, they seem to be the tire of choice. My local TX dealer had never heard of them and couldn't get them for me. Not too many ADV types down here.

The Givi windshield did clean up afterward but the trip did leave tons of tiny dings and scratches on it.

Did the heidenau fit without any modifications to the front fender? It looks like very limited space there and just wondering with mud in the knobbies if the fender would create any problems? Of just put them on like any other tire..
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