TUKTOYAKTUK 2019

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Lizzard323, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. tridawg

    tridawg Been here awhile

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    I know right!! it's kind of relative though the locals told me that it's been above-average heat wise up here. And I was still wearing two pairs of pants and 3 jackets. Headed home to the hundred degree heat woohoo
  2. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    July 2nd.

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    Highway 10, ITH was good with some deep loose gravel. The Dempster was wet for the last 200 miles.

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  3. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Been here awhile

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    Desolate looking place for sure! You see many riders out there?
  4. tridawg

    tridawg Been here awhile

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    It rained on me back down the Dempster. Looks like I got out of there just in time. Of course I got stuck in the forest fires that almost closed down the highway but hey that's all part of the adventure.

    I saw probably 5 or 10 other riders. Lot of traffic though, trucks, cars and RVs, so it's really not as desolate as it seems. I actually wish there weren't as many RVs. Those things kick up a huge amount of dust and they never seem to move over or slow down and let you pass.

    and if it may affect anyone's ride the gas station eagle planes doesn't open until 8. I camped just south of there and got to the gas station about 7:15. Ended up wasting about an hour hour and a half but part of that was talking to a truck driver who came in who believe that 911 was inside job. He was actually a real hoot. I would have loved to have a beer or two with him. Meeting people like him are what make these rides so much fun.
  5. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    The DL is clean again! :-)

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  6. jeckyll

    jeckyll Kneedragger

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    Haven't seen many updates lately. Anything recent on road or fire conditions based on actually travelling there?

    I'm heading North tomorrow, we'll see how it goes :)
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  7. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    I'm just east of Terrace BC and would like to know the status of the North. When the conditions are
    Good we'll pull the pin and blast up to Tuck At present we're six weeks into kayaking trail riding and day rides on the 1290 SAR. Waiting to unleash the Beast into the North.

    Max
  8. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    Hola Max
    Terrace to Tuk is 2800km the weather will not be the same when you arrive as when you leave:lol3 Hows that 1290 running? My buddy in Fort Simpson emailed last night and said the weather in the NWT sucks right now.
  9. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Bring cold weather gear. Autumn often starts around Aug.15 snow or ice soon after. Amazing colours though. OTOH, Ft Simpson is a long way from Tuk.

    June 25 we had +3°C in Tuk with high winds & wet snow the next morning
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  10. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Thanks for the info we're geared up for the ride.
    Most likely leave after a week on Haida Gwaii.
    Middle of August. I'm good with fall colors
    Max
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  11. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue Supporter

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    I’ve been meaning to ask you, how did you get it that clean? Seriously.
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  12. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    Took it apart and cleaned each piece with a brush and I'm still working on other parts.
    Last weekend I removed the foot pegs, disassembled them and cleaned each piece with a brush. I had power washed them twice in Canada, washed them when I washed the bike but they weren't clean until I used soup, water and a brush on each piece. The mud/calcium chloride mix is like removing concrete.
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  13. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue Supporter

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    I was wondering. I have a black 2012 dl and it’s absolutely filthy (not as bad as yours was!) right now, it hasn’t looked like yours does now since it was new.

    You do housecalls? :lol3
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  14. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    ………… no. :D
  15. bawa

    bawa Adventurer

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    Just completed the Dempster today (on 4 wheels not 2). The road is mostly good with a few rough patches. The road is much better in the Northwest Territories than Yukon. It was 5 degrees Celsius in Tuk when we were there - highest I saw in 5 days was 9 degrees Celsius. There are quite a few folks on the road - lots of RVs, and I saw at least 5 motorcycles heading up this morning.
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  16. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    ugh, RVs...
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  17. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Been here awhile

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    How much time have you spent dissembling the bike for cleaning? Myself and another rider are planning a trip to AK and other parts unknown next year! I’ve got a 2017 explorer and a 2010 tiger 1050 and I’m giving serious thought to taking the 1050 just to avoid making such a mess on the explorer.
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  18. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    I have been working on the DL for several weeks, it will never be completely clean. The calcium chloride also corroded the rotors and took the finish off some of the plated parts and I had already power washed the bike in Inuvik and Dawson City on the return trip.
    Just soap and water does not remove it, you need to get a rag or brush on every surface to remove it.

    I had a lot of rain/mud - https://advrider.com/f/threads/back-to-the-arctic-tuktoyaktuk.1396549/

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  19. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    yeah that crap from the roads leaves a forever mark on the bike...
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  20. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Been here awhile

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    That is a good RR for sure. I’m really Leary of taking an otherwise pristine bike into that environment. Leaning more toward taking the 1050. Hope all is well with your wife. Hopefully you will have other opportunities to ride again.
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