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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 09:01 PM
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Have you tried the 12 minute tune? You're experiencing temperature and elevation changes.
Good luck on your trip. I went to Pruduoe Bay in the Spring of 2010. The last 500miles north from Fairbanks was interesting - the Dalton Highway aka Ice Trucker's highway. It's 500 miles of two lane road; once past the Artic Circle it's gravel or mud for anther 250 miles. Cold Foot is a the only service area; the population there is less than 20 when everybody is home! Then it's 250 miles to Dead Horse (no service) with the 12% slope of Seguin Pass - highest in Alaska - in between. Managed to take a dip in the Artic Ocean - it was early May and the the ice was just breaking up. I was in my 3/4T Ram Diesel pickup; the only bikes we saw on the Dalton Highway were 2 BMWs - one was a Norwegian, and the other an Italian and his wife. We camped together a couple of times.
Have fun and fuel every chance you get! Watch for bear, carribou and bison on the highway.

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