Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Victoria BC Canada
Model: 1985 GL1200 Limited Edition and 1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
Day 9 - July 2 - started off with a bit of work. Had to secure the trailer hitch. Had used questionable brackets on install, but thought I had a good enough solution. Turned out the weight wore on the install brackets, so replaced this morning with u-bolts. All is good now. Did find out that the stock 1500 tool kit is not very good, will be rectifying this when I get home. The fellow at the ACE hardware store where I got the parts I needed also loaned me a couple of tools so I would not have to buy, recommend this ACE Hardware in Fort Nelson.
Had another issue, the clutch MC push rod stuck and would not fully release. Could also be some of the internal parts. Caused the clutch to slip. At the next stop, checked the fluid, down a bit, will be topped up. Nothing else out of the ordinary so I worked the lever and the push rod and internals moved full stroke. Will be monitoring this as well, rebuild of the clutch MC and slave when return home.
So much for the maintenance issues.
Day was gorgeous and hot. Ride started well, lovely weather but it did deteriorate, attachment Toad River 1 - Start of Pics
Started clouding over and by the time we got to Muncho Lake it was raining, attachment Mundo Lake
We gassed up at Muncho Lake - $1.90/litre - ouch. Had lunch at Liard hotsprings, attachments Laird Hotsprings for Lunch, Laird Hotsprings for Lunch - 2
We finally got to see some of the wildlife that is on the highway signs, attachments Bison Herd 2, Mountain Sheep
Road conditions were good after Muncho Lake, attachment Leaving BC for the Yukon Territory
The road from Fort Nelson was fair to good, had a lot of chip-seal repairs. This is a more aggressive road repair than just tar-gravel. Can understand why tires need to be replaced.
The road winds in and out of BC-Yukon some six times before dropping back into BC for the turn north to Watson Lake. There is a good BC-Yukon cairn to display this, attachment BC-Yukon Border
Took a pic of Sonya, and while she was hamming it up, noticed a bison about 100 feet behind her. Don't know if I was more surprised seeing the bison, or found her shock and get the heck out of there attitude after I mentioned the bison, attachment Sonya - one foot in BC one foot in Yukon with Bison behind her
The black spec behind her is the bison, attachment A small Bison at the BC-Yukon Border, attachment A small Bison at the BC-Yukon Border.
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