Thinking of joining my buddy for a ride to Alaska this summer. I live in Nebraska and he's from Arizona, so we would probably meet at some logical point and ride together from there. He has a 999KTM dual sport and I ride an RT. The plan is to go on all paved roads, including the AK highway up to Fairbanks. I'm aware that the AK highway is under construction and repairs every summer, so my question is: will an RT be OK for this trip, or do I need to find a GS or some other type of dual sport bike? Again, we're planning to be on pavement for the ride, other than the road construction sections.