Winter Riding

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Alaskahack, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Six weeks?! :nono I’m lucky if the ice is off my driveway & road by May 1st. Even then there are some bikes that I don’t want to ride unless I want it, & me, to be covered in mud.
    Flatlanders! :ddog

    10 weeks from Feb 11, 4-25-08 7:45 am, Seward Hwy @ Huffman.

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    Same day, same place, 7:01 pm.

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    :lol3
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  2. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    As long as there's pavement for traction? I'll be riding. Sand,rain,gravel; excuse excuse. I understand some ppl like to ride on hot nice clean days, not here in ak for me
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  3. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Did you miss the part about ice?
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  4. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    Ya Tom there not to smart:nah then they will get to watch from there hospital window as the spring turns into what little summer we have seen it happen every year whos it going to be this year who can't wait.
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  5. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Friar, it was their overly optimistic “snow gone in 6 weeks” stuff that got me. It’s not impossible but not very likely. I don’t remember that happening since that one year in the early 1970s when I was riding single track trails thru the woods here in mid-March.
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  6. Alaskahack

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    A close friend of mine came to visit me a week ago from Whitehorse YT

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    His riding time between Whitehorse and Wasilla was a little over two days


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    Last March he did the first solo ride to Tuktoyaktuk via the ice road.

    His plans are to do this winter ride to Deadhorse and then go back to Whitehorse and do Tuk again because they are supposed to stop doing the Ice roads and I guess build a road instead.

    Anyway he spent a week here changed his oil he is using
    Mobil1 0W40 to assist in starting the bike in the cold.

    He camps outside and is not using any electric clothing because it might breakdown.


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    He's adding 2 Grip Studs to the center knob of his TKC's (Google to find out about them) He's tried almost everything And he is using the Part#1200 for the front and back a little over 200 in front and back.

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    Anyway he is on his way and I expect him back in a week
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  7. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Love it!!

    I may be riding next week .. Well see how this weather goes
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  8. Alaskahack

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    try those studs they screw in and out

    They wont hurt your TKC and you wont have a clearance problem


    Bob
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  9. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Mmm not now. I don't want to destroy them. I know it may not hurt . But ...trying to keep them fresh for this summer when I do need them. And I'm not soooo much in a hurry to ride. Hoping the highways clear and dries a bit. So I can do some back and forth riding
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  10. Alaskahack

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    I went ahead and bought a spare front wheel and tire like the cagers do, and stud the TKC.
    Bostjan rode from Whitehorse and never threw a stud and they looked brand new.
    He showed by removing a few to show me that there was just a pin prick in the rubber.

    I'll let you know how it goes for me
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  11. Alaskahack

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  12. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Alaskahack, where in Europe is he from? How much tread do those studs require? My rear is almost to the treadware indicator. Would be worth trying if that is enough rubber.
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  13. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Pretty impressive that he hasn't thrown any studs. Everyone else who's tried em throws a few.

    TMS said he was from Slovenia. I was in the shop last Saturday visiting.

    I see he has an ADV sticker. Is he an inmate on here?

    Wonder if he and Sjaak will cross paths?

    Mark H.
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  14. Alaskahack

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    Drunk Uncle he is from Slovania and is in the middle of a world tour. His web site is www.aroundtheworld.si

    And he still has to update it, and you have to use google to translate it

    The studs that he is using are Grip Studs #1200 they have a solid carbide the length of the stud, the part that screws into the tire is a auger thread that is 3/8" dia. The length is also 3/8" this is on the #1200

    Ya Mark we were in TMS friday I bought a spare wheel and TKC for the front of my bike. He's tried about everything for studs and came up with the ones that he is using. Between Whitehorse and Wasilla he didn't throw any studs

    I gave him the sticker a couple of years ago because he was the first guy I met that was a adventurer

    Sjaak seem to be having a little problem with the amount of weight he is trying to pull
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  15. Alaskahack

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    I just got off a Skype call with him he's doing a R&R at the hotel and will probably be back in Wasilla in three days. :clap
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  16. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Did u ride today?
    It was so nice, but I was stuck at work. Hoping tomorrow hit the same.
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  17. Alaskahack

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    It was 40* today I couldn't believe it. Had to drive in to pick up my new wheel at TMS.
    Traffic Northbound was backed up from Eagle River to Bragaw around 5-5:30 three wrecks,roads clear and dry. Stupid people :1drink

    Riding tomorrow :clap:clap
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  18. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    If it doesn't snow like it says in the news. I'll be out riding too. Might just head up to wasiila.

    :)
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  19. Alaskahack

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  20. nuttynu

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    Beautiful Alaska ...


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