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Old 12-06-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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Alaskan touring bikes

Just curious, do the big bikes(Harleys etc.) in Alaska run with the OEM tires or have you guys found other tires with a better tread design to handle those gravel roads( hard packed gravel in the rain) with a little more ease? Thinking of those scenic roads that are not hard paved.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:11 AM   #2
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It's all up to the rider, and their skill set. I rode to Dawson City this year with a buddy from Fairbanks on a Suzuki Savage 650 with BALD street tires through what some D2D veterans were calling the WORST roads in 10+ years. And he did fine. Was it the best bike or tire to run the TOW Highway, NO, but he did it with a smile on his face and had a blast doing it.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:26 AM   #3
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Here's a good thread on it.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1028885
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Didn't worry about tires the first time up in 09 with the marbles and stuff but since I had a crash and burn in 2012 and spent too much time in hospitals and operations, now getting gun shy with riding on loose gravel and slick hard packed gravel roads. Oh well, will get over it...
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