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Old 06-06-2013, 07:22 PM   #16
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following this thread, I will be in Fairbanks July 15 approx., looking at riding or taking bus to Arctic Circle. I am on a borrowed bike, so being a bit more careful than on my KTM back in New Zealand, or at least I will try to be. I hope to met some fellow travelers along the way. But not head on, I must learn to stay on the right (wrong for me) side of the road!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:00 AM   #17
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How sweet will that GSXR look with knobbies on it! Hope to see you on the road. How far are you going?
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #18
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I'LL do Fairbank's -Prudhoe around the firts week of august , i'll came from Calgary and make stop at Dawson and see if i do the Dempster to Innuvick before . If we can meet somewhere no problemo !
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:54 AM   #19
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I rode to Inuvik last year, was on the Dempster the last few days of August. Linky to my ride report.

I suggest DEFINITELY go in late August or very early September. That's the fall colors season in the Arctic, and it really is fantastic. You may hit some snow but just keep an eye on the forecast and treat the road with respect, IMHO.

Here's the sort of colors and fun you see that time of year on the Dempster:







This one from Top of the World Highway:

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:58 PM   #20
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Doing the Dalton or the Dempster with Heideneau scout is it good enought if it rain a lots .
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #21
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Tires aren't nearly as important as riding within your abilities. Many have traversed those roads in poor conditions on road tires with no issues, while many others have used full knobbies and crashed. The K60s will be fine as long as you don't ride faster than your skills allow. Just remember that the 50MPH speed limit is just that, a maximum posted limit, it's not a requirement of speed to be maintained. If you're more comfortable riding at 30MPH, do so (just keep an eye on your mirrors so you can get out of the way of approaching trucks).
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #22
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Thank's , Aktracks .Maybe at Fairbanks

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Old 06-29-2013, 01:37 AM   #23
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Anch to prudhoe

Planning to do this ride this year soon. Maybe this month or next month .
Only issue is ill have only about three day to make the run & back.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #24
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Planning to do this ride this year soon. Maybe this month or next month .
Only issue is ill have only about three day to make the run & back.
I don't think 3 days maybe enough and if its wet, it shouldn't be rushed.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:47 PM   #25
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2 weeks from today and I head out to see this part of the world. My wife says I already left for Alaska 2 weeks ago, and in a sense she's correct, my thoughts have been consumed with the trip. Look forward to meeting some of you along the way.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:03 PM   #26
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Planning to do this ride this year soon. Maybe this month or next month .
Only issue is ill have only about three day to make the run & back.
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. 3 days Roundtrip from Anchorage is no problem, weather permitting.
Looks real good, no blizzards forecast for next week.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:15 PM   #27
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. 3 days Roundtrip from Anchorage is no problem, weather permitting.
Looks real good, no blizzards forecast for next week.
Would u like to join me ? I can make the run this mon/tues or first weekend of July. Still have to change my tires first tho... Hrmmm maybe the 6 &7th.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:49 PM   #28
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I do appreciate the offer Nuttn
The reality is I keep strange hours when traveling. .
Occasional 45 minute naps, on the cold ground.. Beef Jerky, cliff bars, and gasoline stops..

Likely see ya on the road, at a gas pump, or coffee stand along the way.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:14 AM   #29
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I have strange hours too. Ha. I've pulled over times and nap on benches and what not .
Especially on my trip down to Cali I just did. Woke up in shock once and was like "where the F*** am I ?" Kind of deal.


All good tho. See ya on the road. :)
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:33 AM   #30
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Couple state troopers once gave me a gentle nudge with a boot tip...
I had checked into IronButt Motel around Clam Gulch, around 0300 hours.
Face shield fogged over, electric vest plugged into the Buell.

I groggily opened my visor a crack mumbled approximately " We're okay, just taking a nap"......
Troopers left without another word....
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