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Discussion in 'Americas' started by Lizzard323, Jun 27, 2018.
Its just a machine.....but I do understand.
Just adds credibility to the history of the bike.
When I went, it was mostly dry on the Dempster but I still have pebbles and dirt finding it’s way out of my Tiger.
I'm heading out tomorrow for Tuk from SoCal. Pointing it north and not stopping until I hit water!
(RR link in my sig)
I’ve got to make it to Memorial Day 2020 before starting my journey, until then I can read the RR’s and plan. Enjoy the ride. Post up pictures.
I’ve always been picky about my bikes. My 1050 is a 2010, bought in 2011 as left over stock, got a good deal on it. Had 1 minor mishap in 2013, a lady in front of me merging onto a busy street started to go, then suddenly stopped, I accidentally bumped her and lost my balance ( my left arm was in a short arm cast ) and dropped it. Couple of slight scratches on the left side of the front fairing. Other than that the bike looks pretty much like it just came off the show room floor.
Me too until they get up over 100,000 km, then they are worth nothing in the end so cosmetics take a back seat to mechanical.
The 1050 just turned 35K. Last few summers I’ve been spending more time on the boat with the grandkids and a little less time running the roads.
Road was not passable yesterday. Got 250 km in and it was raining hard, mudbath, bikes stuck who were a bit further based on reports from car that made it through and stopped to warn people not to attempt to go further.
Mud was 3or 4 inches deep and like ice.
Inuvik forecast is wet till next weekend, inadvisable to attempt until weather window opens.
Total bummer... I'm in Prince George now working my way north...
What were the smoke conditions like on your ride up through the Yukon ?
No real smoke. Some haze the last couple of days (in teslin right now).
My trip to Tuk was a spiritual ride for me and it was an absolutely amazing ride of a lifetime...
I’m posting pics on my thread below if you would like to see pics from my Saved My Ass in 2018 ArKtic Adventure.
Looks like the riding season is over
Maybe so, in June it snowed more than .1 in the same area in the higher elevations at the border of Yukon and NWT, it melted quickly. The trip was so much fun!!! I’m already wanting to make the trip again...
In Dawson now. Weather is beautiful here. I know the Dempster is closed around Eagle Plains, but the forecast looks good so I'm hoping it opens by tomorrow morning so I can head up.
The road conditions literally change by the hour up there. My experience was the road was worse in two locations. First just north of Eagle Plains about ten miles or so after you pass a bridge the road gets muddy and transitions up a hill and to your left. The other area was around Sheep’s Creek where you drop down a hill to the creek and then crawl back up a hill.
I had a hard time balancing the reports from people up there. Everyone’s experience is different so their interpretations and mine were not the same. I would say if you are experienced off road you may take a little chance that what they are saying is true or maybe it’s a little better. If little experience listen to what they say.
Have fun I wish I was with you! The fish and chips place in Dawson City on the end of the board walk as you enter the south of town has amazing halibut and chips!!!
Road is open! Will check again in the morning.
Got to Inuvik last night. The Dempster was fast and in good shape until about 100-120km south of eagle plains. You climb up a big hill and it was muddy and slick for that climb. Stayed wet most of the way to the NWT border, but there were dry tire tracks to hang out in.
In the NWT you had to go slower - no dry lanes for some reason. By the ferries it was dry and fast, except any loose gravel areas.
After the McKenzie ferry the road turns into a wet, muddy, pot holed piece of shit and more or less stays that way until Inuvik. All passable, just wearing. Even if it were dry it would beat the shit out of you.
Going to Tuk today, back in Inuvik for tonight and heading south tomorrow. Weather looks iffy, unfortunately, but it gets worse as the days go on.
Have fun in Tuk! Lunch at Grandma's?
Made it to Tuk, back in Dawson.
The road to Tuk from Inuvik was basically good - a little soft for the last 25km or so, but manageable.
Dempster going south today was much better from Inuvik. Graders came through and cleaned up that mess.
Rain, snow me slick from just before the NWT border to about rock river. Still a little muddy south of Eagle Plains, but better than a few days ago.
It was a good trip!
More pics in my ride report (link in my sig)