Rode my Rebel 300 from CA to Alaska in 21 days - Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Rode my Rebel 300 from CA to Alaska in 21 days

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Brand new member of the forum. I took a class, got my license, and bought a 2018 Rebel 300 a few months ago as my first bike. One thing led to another and I decided to take a solo ride from Morro Bay, CA up to Anchorage, Alaska. I crossed the finish line last night.

I took a circuitous route, so my total distance (including a few side trips) was about 4,650 miles in 21 days, with one day off.

In the States, I tried to stick to the 101 up the coast. I crossed the border north of Bellingham, WA. Rode east across Southern Canada to Calgary, backtracked slightly to see Banff and Jasper on my way to the Alaska Highway. Stayed on the Alaska Highway until I veered north to enjoy about 236 km of the legendary Dempster Highway and Tombstone Park, then hit Dawson City and crossed into Alaska via the Top of the World Highway.

As far as modifications to the bike, I added a small windshield, an AirHawk seat, and some saddlebags. I also wore a light backpack the whole way. It wasn't pretty, but I made it.

The Rebel held up more or less perfectly, despite the punishment of bad roads, bad weather, long days, and a rider who was still learning. Vibration knocked the muffler and seat loose eventually, but it was my own rookie mistake in not checking them before the problems became apparent -- and both were easily fixable.

Happy to answer any questions about long-distance riding on a Rebel 300 if anyone's curious. My bottom line is that it was an incredible journey and a pretty big challenge.

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That's pretty awesome man, congrats. Always wanted to a long trip like that.
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Excellent! You have achieved hero status.
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Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool.

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**** man that's nuts. good job
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When I rode up through Alaska it took $40.00 worth of quarters to get the mud off of the bike.

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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 09:08 PM
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Just awesome. Thats one unforgettable ride. You rode solo ? I salute you !!! How do you keep yourself awake ? Post more pics
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some shots from the journey.

Top of the World Highway:


Alaska:


Banff:


Alaska Highway:


On the road between Banff and Jasper:


Tombstone Park, Yukon:
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awesome dude! great pix too
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-14-2019, 12:35 AM
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Great photos . Absolutely great views. You’re one lucky guy . Just wishful thinking on my part. Hopefully one day I may be able to do it.
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Are you planning to make a photo daily journal of your trip that would be awesome read 😀
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