Oregon to Inuvik with a Side of Alaska

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by trailgoon, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. John65

    John65 D Ol Man

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    Great report, Really enjoyed reading it.
    You said your bike rolled over 10,000 miles at end of trip. How many of those were on this trip?
    Good to hear someone getting great mileage from the K60's. I have a set on a KLR650 and the back is worn out completely at 3200 miles, and I normally get 7500 from K270's.
    However, My front tire still looks new, which is just my luck, cause I don't like it in soft soil conditions.
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  2. trailgoon

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    At the end of the trip my the onboard computer said an average of 55 which sounds about right. On the way north to Eagle Plains I was being pretty gentle and squeezed out 65. I didn't have to use my rotopax tank once on the trip, but it was nice to know it was back there.

    Roughly 6600 miles was the length of the trip. I think I still squeeze another 3k out of the rear the front is wearing like Iron. I think a lot of the wear depends on the size of the tire. This is a 140/80 R17 rear with the center connecting bar.
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  3. John65

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    My tire is also a 140/80-R17, but doesn't have the center bar, so that must make a huge difference. My front tire looks like it will make 12-15000 miles at least.
    Thanks for the info
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  4. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Thanks for all the effort with the pics and story,looks like a great trip! I once rode to Anchorage from Chico,dry all the way north then rained from Anchorage to Weed CA on the way home,maybe 3000+ miles of good driving rain.
    It stopped if I stopped the bike............but would start again if I got back on it. I got used to it and it was kinda fun.
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  5. Fiend138

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    This is a great report, loved the pics and the way you told the story!!

    THANKS!!!
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  6. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    Ditto!!!
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  7. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    great RR! :clap
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  8. traindriver

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    Great report brings back alot of good memories.
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  9. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

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    Great report and pictures. Thanks

    I guess all GS's need a nap now and then. Don't you wish they fell asleep at better times :lol3
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  10. james1300

    james1300 Track Dazed

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    Thank you for sharing! This is on my 'Bucket List'!!
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  11. NSFW

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    J. looks like a lot of fun, even if it was years ago.

    great meeting you last night.

    see you around.
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