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Old 01-11-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
gharnden OP
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Location: South Central US
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Tires - Missoula to Inuvik to Top of the World and back

I have read almost everything on this website and am very confused on tires for my upcoming trip. I would like your suggestion in relationship to tires for my upcoming trip to the NWT and Alaska. I have a R1200GS. I have ridden for over 40 years but am far from an expert on gravel and mud. I am leaving from Missoula going to Whitehorse to Dawson to Inuvik (Dempster) to Tok (by way of the Top of the World) to Missoula.
I would like to not change tires during the trip.
I have had Tourances and Anakees and know what they can do.
I went to Alaska in 2009 but not on the Dempster, Dalton, or Top of the World - Had Tourances
I realize this all depends on road conditions due to weather when I go in July.
I realize individuals do it on HDs, Goldwings, etc. and on all types of tires, especially under perfect condition.
Weather will cause us to adjust and use a little common sense.

This is what I am currently thinking as choices. What is your best all-around recommendation:
a. TKCs
b. TKC front, Heidenau K60 rear
c. Anakee 3s, if they are available
d. Shinko 705s (this is currently my last choice)

Thanks in advance for your input.

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