Thanks very much for your reply, will have to see how it goes but Yes it's very likely we will continue all the way to Tuktoyaktuk, what a name !gv550 said:Don't turn back in Inuvik, the road to Tuktoyaktuk will be open by then so continue on the Arctic Ocean.
After reading your post I am most likely going to just forget about bringing extra gas along, last year we rode from Coldfoot to Deadhorse which is about 250 miles, the low fuel light was flashing for about the last 10 miles, extra gas would be nice but with me and all the other gear things are pretty well overloaded.ST-venture said:I rode to Inuvik on the Tenere in 2012 along with a couple of buddies on KLRs. We had an extra gallon of fuel along but didn't use it. We camped in Eagle Plains and at the Inuvik city campground. The first three days were hot and dusty, the last one was cold, wet and muddy.
Suggestions: Gas up as soon as you roll into Eagle Plains, so you don't have to wait for someone to show up and open the pumps in the morning.
Keep a close eye on the weather and if possible wait out the rain storms. We should have camped at least one more night in Eagle Plains and avoided the extremely lousy riding conditions on that 4th day.
The road can get very muddy after rain, so try and time your ride to avoid the worst of the mud - if possible.
Pull over and let the trucks go by or you will get blasted by rocks, etc.
Plan on staying in Eagle Plains on the way up and again on the way back. I would not recommend trying to ride the whole way to Inuvik in one day.
If the road is open north of Inuvik by then, that might be worth an extra day or two.
Thank you and everyone else that has replied !!! August is sounding like a very good month to go !eemsreno said:I have rode to Inuvik twice in August both times.
No mosquitos, no mud that would even slow you down.
Great weather even with some rain showers.
They are really fixing the road up nice in the last couple years. It is not remote or challenging anymore but still very pretty.
That sounds both painful and expensive. It's why I carry MedJet:PPCLI Guy said:I did that run in 2013 on my 2012 Big Blue - although I carried gas, I made it to Eagle Plains with 0.8 litres left...
It was a truly awesome ride, but I highly recommend not high-siding somewhere North of Eagle Plains on your return from Inuvik - that gets both painful and expensive. Should you decide to do so, the folks at Eagle Plains are awesome and will help you out.
So these are the tires your talking about ? I never heard of the Heidenau brand before.Checkswrecks said:I did a 10,000 mile trip on K60s and they ultimately got replaced at 17,000 simply because the rear was so squared off. I think that the current E-07s will come close.
Adventure Cycle Works in Fairbanks was among the first, perhaps the first, US dealer of Heidenau tires. I bought a set for Spousal Unit's GS in 2009 - 2010. Dan, the owner, was adamant about us running the rear 3-4 PSI lower than normal so that the tire would not square off. I didn't and the tire did.Checkswrecks said:I did a 10,000 mile trip on K60s and they ultimately got replaced at 17,000 simply because the rear was so squared off. I think that the current E-07s will come close.
Interesting, thanks for the information, seems like most Tenere owners run any brand of tires they happen to use including stock tires over inflated by 3-4 pounds even though Yamaha has their 33 front 36 rear recommendation clearly printed under the seat. Do u happen to know where Heidenau tires are made ?Pterodactyl said:Adventure Cycle Works in Fairbanks was among the first, perhaps the first, US dealer of Heidenau tires. I bought a set for Spousal Unit's GS in 2009 - 2010. Dan, the owner, was adamant about us running the rear 3-4 PSI lower than normal so that the tire would not square off. I didn't and the tire did.