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Discussion in 'Americas' started by migilito, Nov 28, 2017.
Nice. At least I know how say Tuktoyaktuk
What sort of tires are appropriate? What about in the rain?
Just debating with myself about where to send my knobbies (likely Kenta K764 or TKC80).
I can either send them to Whitehorse, and then have a pair of tires as luggage from Whitehorse to Tok, and put them on in in the Tok campground for the TOW to Dawson, Tuk, and back to Whitehorse. Or I can send them to Dawson and not have to carry a spare set of tires from Whitehorse to Tok and to Dawson and put them on during my nice rest day in Dawson. I would really rather not have to put them on until Dawson. It will be 3500km in 5 days to that point, so the couple hours of not changing tires in a campsite on a riding day will be nice.
My other tires will be the stock Dunlop trailwhatevers that came on the AT, with about 7500km on them when I get to the TOW.
So... YE or NAY for well-broken in 90/10 tires on the Top of the World highway?
My opinion....wait to put the new tires on in Dawson City.
The TOW is relatively easy, even if it rains.
But....if you choose to install the new tires while in Tok, Alaska...they won't be hurt or worn much by the TOW ride from Tok to Dawson City.
Not sure what your riding, but. I'm riding a bike with 17" rims so my choices are limited. TKC80 front and Mitas E07 rear. If you're going to Dawson anyway have em shipped there and spoon em on. No reason to carry tires when you can ship em.
Thanks guys. @HeidiHo thats exactly the answer I was hoping for. Ill ship them straight to the Dawson post office and spoon them at the campground.
Just thought id throw a little controversy into a non- controvertial thread...Chain Lube
No controversy here.... I use a ScottOiler on my bike.
I used a Scott oiler for a while. His hands kept getting caught in the chain, so...
Just to switch the subject, I just contacted the Honda dealer in Whitehorse wanting to purchase and have waiting for me some mich. anakee wild tires for my gs, and they say that mich. does not supply 120/70 R19 tires in Canada. I have a '15 1200GS. Any other Canadian GS riders, is that true. They are the only tires I have used off road on the bike, what is a more common tire that would be easy to get up there? thanks
I will look at them, but would they ship to a shop in Whitehorse? I could buy them here in town or online for cheaper, but I do not want to carry them all the way up.
No probs H, I'll sell you mine....
I'm having a TKC80 shipped to The Bunkhouse in Dawson City. I'll be staying there.
Is the road to Tuk that much worse than the Dalton? I am planning for 2019, but thought I’d take Hidenau K60s. They were fine for getting me Deadhorse and back. Hopefully some of you guys will have ride reports, and I’ll have a better idea on what the roads are like.
One of the other threads has a link to an articles speaking to the road closures, see link below. And the road, well, it looks like shit. Maybe one can lug a 125 or 250 along and ride it up that road. Gonna be a bear on a loaded ADV bike.
Yikes! I really lucked out on the Dalton. Had nice dry conditions almost all the way to Deadhorse. If it’s that brutal, I’ll head elsewhere.
Here's a photo of the road during the recent closure:
Probably won't be that bad as this is during the spring thaw. However, if I was waffling on whether to chose a more aggressive dual sport tire vs a more street oriented tire, I know which was this photo would push me.
Aw come on guys! These are adventure motorcycles and we are Adventurers. Stop the whining. Anyone know of a good tire for 3 feet of muck?
Gonna leave the snow stakes and sand stakes for the tent and take the muck stakes....
I don' think riders realize what the road will actually be like. I believe I stated last year that it' not going to be easy at all, it' going to be a different road than getting to inuvik