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Old 11-12-2012, 10:53 PM   #121
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Sorry guys for posting Unimportant questions about d2d in d2d general info thread.

Carry on.
Don't pout, don't sulk, don't go away. Do think, read and avoid the attempts at mindless cute banter. Before you'll be an just like us. And watched your video...... Stay in your lane
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:36 AM   #122
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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!

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:53 AM   #123
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Only rode the Taylor / TOW once when I thought it was dangerous; 2010 west. Both Annie and I nearly went down, visibility sucked, deep mud and the road washed out behind us. Still, 3 of 4 Goldwings that were behind us made it; one went down hard.







That is HackyMoto and MotoMamma's boy in front of us on the ferry. Passed us riding a mile or so on one wheel in a successful attempt to make me feel old and slow.

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:05 AM   #124
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Only rode the Taylor / TOW once when I thought it was dangerous; 2010 west. Both Annie and I nearly went down, visibility sucked, deep mud and the road washed out behind us. Still, 3 of 4 Goldwings that were behind us made it; one went down hard.

I will fully submit, I did not see rain on the road.

Here is what I got to see




Now, with my words, you know if I make it up there this summer, I will see rain ......
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #125
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I will fully submit, I did not see rain on the road.

Here is what I got to see




Now, with my words, you know if I make it up there this summer, I will see rain ......
That is beautiful!! But of course a deadly dirty when rain I bet !
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:59 PM   #126
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Oh come on guys ! ;)
Not every post has to be important !

Plus it good for bumping the thread.
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No worries man! You are just excited and that's great. I was excited the first year I went to D2D. Just lurk and all your questions will be answered between now and then.

Huddy- I remember '10. It was pretty interesting and I was glad I had taken the KLR since it had knobbies. The ape had anakees and those suck in the mud.

This past year the TOW was great both times I ran to Dawson. I do agree with Ulir as the pavement on the Canadian side was quite interesting.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #127
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Hey nuttynu, how about you read my ride report on taking a sportbikes across the TOW? And through some of the construction zones.....and campgrounds....are you planning on using some of those newfangled semi- knobbies type tires on the Bike? Or full on sport touring tires?

Please visit trip planning as well. And equipment.

I was a noob as well,( aren't we all at some point?) and the folks here were and are fantastic!,!! I am very pleased to call many of them friend......
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:37 PM   #128
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Might just be using michy roads 3 tires. I done lots of touring on the bike and also half of the dalton. And just wanted to get an idea of TOW. But guess ill find out myself when I actually ride it. Guess I shouldn't let ya spoil it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:05 AM   #129
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Ummmmm.....ok. Enjoy!
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:23 AM   #130
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Well,good for you for riding up the dalton, you're a better man than me. You shouldn't have any problem on the TOW. Just a suggestion, you may want to stay off the painted lines in the wet,. Ah,the impetuousness of youth......remember what that felt like Kevin.?........Jack?.........Annie?.........bob?.. ....
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:20 AM   #131
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Yes, will do. I checked out your ride report . Awesome.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #132
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Now thats funny

"Well,good for you for riding up the dalton, you're a better man than me. "

Shnizzle.. I don't think anyone has ever called you a MAN.

You got the Hyabusa and all the other stuff over the TOW and you weigh what? a buck and a quarter US.. Maybe..

We will see who shows.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #133
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"Well,good for you for riding up the dalton, you're a better man than me. "

Shnizzle.. I don't think anyone has ever called you a MAN.

You got the Hyabusa and all the other stuff over the TOW and you weigh what? a buck and a quarter US.. Maybe..

We will see who shows.
i thought she was a guy, until i read her ride report.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #134
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Ah,the impetuousness of youth......remember what that felt like Kevin.?........Jack?.........Annie?.........bob?.. ....
YOUTH!! It's totally wasted on the young whippersnappers.

But boy, could I use some of it!
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #135
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i thought she was a guy, until i read her ride report.
Hmmm. Might be a lesson there. Read first, comment second.
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