Prudoe and Dempster in Aug

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Sheps3, May 24, 2013.

  1. AKtracks

    AKtracks Kilted Fükengrüver

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    Tires aren't nearly as important as riding within your abilities. Many have traversed those roads in poor conditions on road tires with no issues, while many others have used full knobbies and crashed. The K60s will be fine as long as you don't ride faster than your skills allow. Just remember that the 50MPH speed limit is just that, a maximum posted limit, it's not a requirement of speed to be maintained. If you're more comfortable riding at 30MPH, do so (just keep an eye on your mirrors so you can get out of the way of approaching trucks).
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  2. Zpower

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    Thank's , Aktracks .Maybe:beer at Fairbanks
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  3. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Planning to do this ride this year soon. Maybe this month or next month .
    Only issue is ill have only about three day to make the run & back.
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  4. ThatGuy

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    I don't think 3 days maybe enough and if its wet, it shouldn't be rushed.
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  5. Dirt2Oil

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    2 weeks from today and I head out to see this part of the world. My wife says I already left for Alaska 2 weeks ago, and in a sense she's correct, my thoughts have been consumed with the trip. Look forward to meeting some of you along the way.
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  6. Full Power

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    . 3 days Roundtrip from Anchorage is no problem, weather permitting.
    Looks real good, no blizzards forecast for next week.
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  7. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Would u like to join me ? I can make the run this mon/tues or first weekend of July. Still have to change my tires first tho... Hrmmm maybe the 6 &7th.
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  8. Full Power

    Full Power Long timer

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    I do appreciate the offer Nuttn
    The reality is I keep strange hours when traveling. .
    Occasional 45 minute naps, on the cold ground.. Beef Jerky, cliff bars, and gasoline stops..

    Likely see ya on the road, at a gas pump, or coffee stand along the way.
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  9. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    I have strange hours too. Ha. I've pulled over times and nap on benches and what not .
    Especially on my trip down to Cali I just did. Woke up in shock once and was like "where the F*** am I ?" Kind of deal.


    All good tho. See ya on the road. :)
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  10. Full Power

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    Couple state troopers once gave me a gentle nudge with a boot tip...
    I had checked into IronButt Motel around Clam Gulch, around 0300 hours.
    Face shield fogged over, electric vest plugged into the Buell.

    I groggily opened my visor a crack mumbled approximately " We're okay, just taking a nap"......
    Troopers left without another word....
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  11. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    The K60 is a fine tire, even if sloppy. Not nearly as agressive as a full knobby but more than enuf for scooting along. Previous posters are spot on with watching your speed. Fast Eddie and I absolutley rallied it last year but didnt stop for too many pix
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  12. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    How about tkc tires ? Any prefer psi to set them for the Dalty ?
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  13. Full Power

    Full Power Long timer

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    Nuttn-you are Wildman..
    Are you preparing to fit Knobbies to a CBR ?
    . Will they clear front fender?
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  14. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Yes. They clear it fine. I was surprise when I installed them.

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  15. Alaskajeff

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    Check his old posts, he has already mounted a set on:eek1 They looked pretty nice...:clap
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  16. Full Power

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    I just put a pair of TKC 80 on F800 this morning.
    First ride felt real good with 32 front and 36PSI rear.
    Real nice street tire, so far.
    Might try dropping pressure down to 25 Front, 30 rear on gravel, if they feel skittery at highway inflation.
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    Surprised how round they are... didn't notice any runout at either end, and the rear came up at ZERO balance, no weights req'd.
    . front used an ounce.., had one laying around anyway..
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  17. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    I just installed mines back on.
    Used dyna bead, ounce frt,2 ounce rear. And started with 32f,34rear for psi. Did a little off road and think I could had drop it a bit.

    Will try to hit the Dalton this weekend. Yay.
    May the sun shine bright !!!
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  18. Full Power

    Full Power Long timer

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    Whats your fuel capacity ?
    You packing couple extra gallons ?
    Probably see you up there, Friday or Saturday.
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  19. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Did about 170 on my recent trip.
    Will pack light this time & bring 2 gallons ...along with my two MSr bottles.
    Hopefully that get me there. Or else I'll have to flag someone and spihon some petrol :/
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  20. Full Power

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    F8 holds 4.2 gallons inside, not sure how much of THAT is usable.
    My spare gas is (2) MSR bottles = half gallon.
    Fox to Coldfoot 245 miles/ 4.7 Gallons = 52.13 miles per gallon.
    I should be okay, but it will be cutting it close.
    For a bit of range extension, I have a couple Techron 16 injector cleaners, and some Thermo-Aid ( ISO-Heet )
    figure I'll dump ONE supplement in, and ONE quart of gasoline, at first piss break after Fox.. keep the other quart for emergency reserve.
    probably do okay.
    Repeat after coldfoot, and return..

    The question mark of course is how much extra energy I burn climbing Atigun pass, and how mileage will be TWO-up.
    I am hopeful that with speeds under 55 MPH, I can make closer to 60 miles per gallon.
    We'll see.
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