A buddy I work with just got back from Thailand and was doing some riding out there. Also he just finished watching "Long Way Around". He has motorcycles running through his veins now. He wants to ride up to Alaska and back over two weeks. I sat down with him and explained what he should do before taking on this huge trip. I explained why he should take a course, how much riding he should do before the trip, etc. He does not own a bike and wants to get everything done for the June/July trip.
What I need from you guys is a list of good bikes to do this on and any information from the people who have done this ride before.
I know this type of trip is not best trip to do so early after getting his license but it seems like he is going to do it anyway so save all the "he's gonna die" comments. I would like to get him the best information possible for a safe ride.