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Old 11-13-2012, 05:36 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by Ullr View Post
Am I the only one that dumps most of the air out of the tires in Chicken? The pavement was a little scary at times, but I never noticed any loose gravel this last year.

So, I will add in my $0.03 (inflation), I was up there in the summer of 2010, right after they reopened the road after the mud slides that summer. On my KLR, with 80/20 tires, I think I slowed down to 30-40mph for some of the freshly grated sections. I left Tok 2 hrs before the border closed, and I still had time to buy a couple of t-shirts in Chicken.

So I guess it all depends on the bike, some skill, and rider mental instability, which is a nice way of saying many of these answers need a bit more information.

If I was on my old '99 ZX9r or worse '01 TL1000S (190 rear), I would have had to schedule 2 days for the trip from Tok to Dawson, and I still might not have made it

Boy, I want to go back up there!

TxLoneRider screwed with this post 11-13-2012 at 06:30 AM Reason: bad grammar, forgot last comment.
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