***Maybe I will video and take pictures of our BMW pick up day! After all, this is still part of the post report isn’t it?***
It is unknown if we will become the owners of the Tigers we rode for 44 days. They will be dropped off at Western Powersports in Langley, BC so the bikes can be looked over, hopefully get the stalling issues rectified and maybe Triumph might even learn a thing or two as to how the bikes really held up throughout our adventure.
I hope they can check things like the chains, sprockets, cables, our air filters most likely are quite dirty again, fluids (all seems OK), wear and tear in general.
We hope by the end of the week there will be a better understanding of the cost to us if we were to buy these bikes. The offer has to be a good one because the cost of this trip overall was high but well worth it.
Anyone thinking of traveling to the north need to be prepared for high prices for gas, food and some lodging options where there are no options. For instance if you ride the Dempster or Dalton your choices are slim to none for safe housing and that comes at a cost. We will be posting our expenses soon, but by all means many can do this trip a lot cheaper than we did. Due to the weather being so wet we did not camp as much as we wanted to. Having said that many would have just sucked it up and set up outside anyways.
So, hopefully we will get our BMW bikes back today and only time will tell if Cheryl & Leslie will own the Tigers which we found to be just a great all around bike.
First picture of us after we arrived Deadhorse at the end of the Dalton Highway. Picture was taken by Ray Jardine, our new friend from the road. Ray is a well known inventor of the rock climbing tool called the “Friend”. Google his name, great adventurer and neat guy.
2 thoughts on “Picking up our Beemers today”
Here’s hoping you get to keep the Tigers, i just purchased a 2012 model Tiger, just getting off a 1992 R100Rt and so far have not been disappointed! Leaving this week to ride from Georgia to North Carolina and Tennesee.
crossing fingers that the numbers work out…but we have to be realistic, Triumph is a company after all and in the market to make not lose money. They do not make decisions based on emotion but business, so we are not totally getting our hopes up that this will make financial sense for us. Our Beemers are ADV loaded and paid off. The last thing we need is to be laying out more cash that we do not really have at this moment. Enjoy your trip!