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Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« on: August 05, 2021, 05:19:30 AM »
After the wettest July in 50 years for the Seward peninsula the clouds parted and we hit 70f. On the ther-hot-o- meter today...heatwave! Clouds away time to play! Have not had much chance to go ride since I got the Guzzi so off to fish camp about 40 mi. North of Nome.



And one of my little cabana on a bluff overlooking the Pilgrim river



 I had been warned by the p.o. of a leak @ the hub but this is the first time it happened, but only after stopping. Could this just be from the heat? I checked fluid level and is still full. Should I be worried about. This or wait till I need to replace the tire?



Also lost a cap nut from left rear blinker, no big deal but have been having some intermittent blinker failure.
Got in a snooze and back to the graveyard shift. More rain on the way!
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2021, 06:18:36 AM »
Wow... that view is... just WOW...  :bow:

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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2021, 08:00:49 AM »
Epic location! The tundra is very interesting. If you leave the Guzzi idling on the kickstand, will the bike gradually sink beneath the thawed permafrost?
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2021, 08:19:31 AM »
 Ok, fist pic was north, second west and this one is South. Was not going to post because of sun glare taken @ Solar noon (about 3pm). You can just see the river in the background behind trailer running r-l. Sorry no pic east.
The area there is glacial gravel(river bench)about a mile east of salmon lake 64.93N 164.94W , mostly hard not frozen almost got stuck in truck going through a soft spot in spring though. Camp is about 300 yards off the highway. Can't see it in pics.


« Last Edit: August 05, 2021, 09:58:03 AM by aklawok »
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2021, 04:25:38 PM »
I'll be landing in Anchorage on the 24th  :grin:
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2021, 11:22:35 PM »
I'll be landing in Anchorage on the 24th  :grin:
the REAL Alaska starts as soon as you get outta los anchorage! just a suburb of seattle lol!
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2021, 12:27:35 AM »
One more pic today, it's blueberry pickin time! We went for a ride me and my hunny, she pick and swat. Skeeters....I just snooze!


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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2021, 12:50:20 AM »
I'll be landing in Anchorage on the 24th  :grin:
John, how long you gonna be here? Rodekyll just left. Give a shout if you wanna get together.
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2021, 01:03:35 AM »
 FB from my gf. matteo! I dont use FB personaly!
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2021, 06:13:06 AM »
Re the rear end leak.
Pull the level plug out and check for water in the oil;
You don't happen to ride through any streams do you, sudden cooling can cause it to suck in water, you would want to add a vent hose.
Any water leaking into the drive shaft area will also end up in the rear end, there is no seal back there.
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2021, 09:14:36 AM »
Looks like a nice Vintage, only one I've seen in the state. How did it get there?


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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2021, 01:52:24 AM »
Looks like a nice Vintage, only one I've seen in the state. How did it get there?



Bought from a gentleman in fairbanks, Everts air cargo trucked it to Anchorage and then on the jet to Nome
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2021, 01:19:23 PM »
Bought from a gentleman in fairbanks, Everts air cargo trucked it to Anchorage and then on the jet to Nome
https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=111169.msg1763329#msg1763329
I was on a month long road trip in June so missed your post. Glad you revisited so I could catch up! Always wondered about your road system. It's bigger than I thought. Way more than my 2 previous homes in Sitka and Kodiak.
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2021, 12:27:05 AM »
I was on a month long road trip in June so missed your post. Glad you revisited so I could catch up! Always wondered about your road system. It's bigger than I thought. Way more than my 2 previous homes in Sitka and Kodiak.
at least you had pavement there! all gravel here! a real PITA after such bad weather when the graders go through and leave nothing but loose rock on top. dry now but too rough to go anywhere till some of the top crust goes away. the teller road is notorious for sharp rock. most people go to 10 ply tires around here on there trucks. got two flats in one week on my chevy 2 years ago and spent $1400 on a set of cooper discoverer at3 and have not had a flat since.
council road seems to get better maintenance as it is a rock haul road to the quarry at cape nome and the local rich folk have thier summer homes in council on the niukluk river.
the kougarok (taylor hwy.) road gets maintained till mi. 78 or so but i hear new culverts are being put in farther up that have washed out the road there for years. Taylor is an old mining town very close within the Bering straits national preserve and previous administrations have been favoring "road-less" policy that keeps funding to a minimum there, similar to logging road expansions in SE Alaska.
but once winter comes its all open country here, I put way more miles on my snow machines than i do on a road bike!
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2021, 08:42:25 AM »
Check this guys videos, I met him when he got back to Anchorage from Prudhoe bay. He put a lot of miles on his V7 on really bad roads.
http://guzzigalore.nl/
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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2021, 01:06:22 AM »
Check this guys videos, I met him when he got back to Anchorage from Prudhoe bay. He put a lot of miles on his V7 on really bad roads.
http://guzzigalore.nl/
the haul road...in may....an a bike....real masochist that one! most outer roads here are not even plowed open till mid may! best spring snow machining (and bear hunting season) in the mountains
here a better link:
http://guzzigalore.nl/james-w-dalton/
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2021, 03:45:47 PM »
the REAL Alaska starts as soon as you get outta los anchorage! just a suburb of seattle lol!

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Re: Lil' Guzzi on the tundra...
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2021, 03:46:47 PM »
John, how long you gonna be here? Rodekyll just left. Give a shout if you wanna get together.
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