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Old 10-14-2012, 11:34 PM   #16
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When I was in Fairbanks at the U I saw all sorts of bikes go up the haul road - a Vespa scooter with two women in their 70s did it - R1 Yamaha - Rebel 250 - Goldwings - Harleys - RTs all did it. The fastest ride down the haul road from Deadhorse to Fairbanks that I'm aware of (about 6 hours) was done on a Yamaha FJR running Metzler 880 tires in the rain. No reason you cannot do it. Most important thing to get is to get your head right. Ride within your abilities and know when to go slow or even take a break. Have you checked to see if they make TKC80s for your bike? If not then there are other good dirt tires that may come in a size that will fit. For example, Heidenau, Kenda and Shinko. A place like Alaska Leather can help you find a tire that will work. Good luck!
Yes they make the tkc80 for my bike and ak leather also have them.. About $400 a set
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:31 AM   #17
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Nutty,
Will not be taking my 2012 C14 up the haul road. Planning on buying a bike in Alaska just to make that leg of the trip instead of renting one. Think I could buy (and sell upon leaving) a bike just for the haul road for less than renting one from the established shops.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:35 AM   #18
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Nutty,
Will not be taking my 2012 C14 up the haul road. Planning on buying a bike in Alaska just to make that leg of the trip instead of renting one. Think I could buy (and sell upon leaving) a bike just for the haul road for less than renting one from the established shops.
What kind of bike are u planning to get ? U might be able to buy and sell in that te frame. Depends . How long you going to be staying up here ? And I know most place rent for like $1500 for 7 days . Something like that
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:21 AM   #19
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Renting is not a viable option due to overwhelming liability when used off road. looking for something less than $3000 that needs no repairs except tires and brakes and able to take on the haul road. think I can probably do more than $3000 in damage to my new C14 on that haul road. so I prefer to park it and use something more disposable. I am willing to buy a bike for $3000 and sell it for $1000 two weeks after and consider myself ahead of the game. will start looking in the bike for sale ads to see what's in fairbanks.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #20
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Sounds good Morethanone.

For all whom been up to dead horse . Beside staying in rooms .. What are th option of tent camping ????
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:58 PM   #21
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Sounds good Morethanone.

For all whom been up to dead horse . Beside staying in rooms .. What are th option of tent camping ????
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:26 PM   #22
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I have spoken to someone who camped a few kms outside DH. Personally I would not do it, too cold and the chance of polar bears


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Old 10-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #23
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morethanone you have mail. Ad is post 706 in the sticky for pic of the bike
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #24
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It can't be tht cold camping out in dead horses in July ...? I'll. bring my gun in case of bears or wildlife ...
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:27 AM   #25
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Check with the guys at MotoQuest, they may have an older style KLR for sale that you could buy, beat up, and choose what to do from there. Shoot maybe even a new style?
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:13 AM   #26
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It can't be tht cold camping out in dead horses in July ...? I'll. bring my gun in case of bears or wildlife ...
As Kevin stated, you can't camp in Deadhorse...the cops will run you off because of concerns with polar bears, so unless you plan on shooting the Trooper to secure your camping spot, you'll have to head south. The problem with heading south is there's NOTHING to act as a windbreak, and if the wind kicks up to 40+ mph (which is regularly known to happen) yes it can be that cold in July.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:44 AM   #27
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And here I was thinking that "Zero" would be clear enough for just about everyone..... Guess not.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:33 PM   #28
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Zero huh ?!! Man that stinks. Why don't designate an are. Guess I have to book a room that's going to cost $100 just for one night!! Man that's a shyhigh
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #29
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Well you don't have to stay in Deadhorse at all unless you want to. Ride to Deadhorse then head back south to Coldfoot or at least until you find a suitable camping spot. If Alcan Rider ever pops-up on the forum again, then he will be able to give you the precise distance from Deadhorse to the first camping area, along with pictures and the nicknames of the local bears and squirrels. But he seems to be away on some sort of sordid trist with Maggie. Come up for air Jack.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #30
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I heard about 5 miles north of cold foot , there's was a camping place. Will read milepost for info
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