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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2018, 11:21:51 pm »
Yes indeed, I was lucky to land in the soft tundra rather than the gravel surface. My leg was twisted and foot stuck under the frame but I was wearing heavy motocross boots which likely prevented injury. As you found out, plastic doesn't play well with gravel, as did this fellow rider from Ontario. I don't know the rider but the talk at Eagle Plain was that he suffered a broken leg.
Garry

2016 Super Tenere ...fast Yellow....
*Givi engine guards, skid plate and XS308 tank bag.
*Oxford heated grips with Grab-on wrap.
*Yamaha panniers and top box.
*Yamaha tall shield and side deflectors.
*Zumo 395 with TPMS
*Mitas E07 tires
2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2018, 11:24:34 pm »
Here's a pic of road surface heading south from Tuk. Loose gravel, wet and very slippery. I couldn't get off the bike, my boots just sunk into the muck when I put weight on them.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2018, 11:27:14 pm by gv550 »
Garry

2016 Super Tenere ...fast Yellow....
*Givi engine guards, skid plate and XS308 tank bag.
*Oxford heated grips with Grab-on wrap.
*Yamaha panniers and top box.
*Yamaha tall shield and side deflectors.
*Zumo 395 with TPMS
*Mitas E07 tires
2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2018, 11:36:05 pm »
Great report and pictures. Life achievement.
Thanks!
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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2018, 01:05:30 am »
Thanks for the pics and RR! Great information for future planning purposes.

Heck of a trip y'all did, sounds like timing is everything when heading north to Tuk. 

~G

If it's dry you can fly ! ::015:: !!    I'm sure as time goes on that the road will get better

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2018, 10:23:16 am »
Great report.  You did a great job of capturing the trip.

Your experience on Rock River reminds me why I have been told over and over to not use hard bags when riding in offroad or tough conditions.  Soft side bags make sense now.

Thanks for taking us along on your trip.

Skoron

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2018, 01:22:47 pm »
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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2018, 12:31:27 am »
Great report.  You did a great job of capturing the trip.

Your experience on Rock River reminds me why I have been told over and over to not use hard bags when riding in offroad or tough conditions.  Soft side bags make sense now.

Thanks for taking us along on your trip.

Skoron

Yeah my future set up will be Mosko moto soft panniers  for the knarly and Bumont's for the urban assaults  :)

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2018, 12:42:16 am »
Yes indeed, I was lucky to land in the soft tundra rather than the gravel surface. My leg was twisted and foot stuck under the frame but I was wearing heavy motocross boots which likely prevented injury. As you found out, plastic doesn't play well with gravel, as did this fellow rider from Ontario. I don't know the rider but the talk at Eagle Plain was that he suffered a broken leg.

Nasty ...  ???   On our ride we didn't encounter anyone personally who injured themselves or lost a bike . That being said our friends helped out a guy who abandoned a BMW and another guy on a V-strom  on the road to Tuktoyaktuk . As for injuries one big group that went up a couple weeks before us , out of 10 riders 4 went down, 2 with trip ending injuries .
 Other reported injuries , broken leg , broken arm , dislocated shoulders , and one fella broke his pelvis which was confirmed to his buddies ( he called from the hospital ) while they were toasting there ride  .

It was also reported that the local towing / pick up truck for hire to transport your bike if damaged or un-rideable  on the Inuvik - Tuktoyaktuk  was $ 700 to $800  ??? :o  That's gouging

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2018, 12:43:41 am »
Great report and pictures. Life achievement.
Thanks!

Thanks , it was my first real out and out ADV ride with my Tenere  and it didn't disappoint   :) ::26::

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2018, 11:45:04 am »


It was also reported that the local towing / pick up truck for hire to transport your bike if damaged or un-rideable  on the Inuvik - Tuktoyaktuk  was $ 700 to $800  ??? :o  That's gouging

I have a little story about transporting a bike from Inuvik, although I never followed through with it.
My first day on the Dempster was a bugger, but got to Eagle Plains for gas and late lunch and continued on hoping to make Inuvik that nite. I had my little get-off shortly after and the road and weather got worse so I camped in Ft McPherson. It began raining overnight and was 4 degrees and pouring when I got up but I packed and geared up to continue on. I had water but no food so I was hoping to make Inuvik for lunch, but the wet road and heavy rain resulted in a very slow ride and I didn't arrive until 7 pm. The last 30-40 kms was particularly bad with construction and 3" of new loose gravel, but I plodded along thinking about how much money I would be willing to pay someone with a truck to haul my bike and my a$$ back to Dawson on Monday morning. I was still committed to riding to Tuk on Sunday but I dreaded having to ride the 750 km Dempster again, after all, I told my friends I was riding to Tuk but never said how I was getting back! I came up with a number.............. $2000. That's a lot of money for my cheap Dutch heritage to pay but I was so physically and mentally exhausted that I left word and my phone number at the gas station and motel desk and pizza parlour that I wanted a ride.
I had a shower, got supper, and went to sleep. Nobody called me that night and when I got up I felt much better, and revised my offer to $1000.
I rode to Tuk and back to Inuvik on Sunday and felt elated that I actually made it, nobody offered the ride so I headed south Monday morning with a whole new attitude.  ::015::
Garry

2016 Super Tenere ...fast Yellow....
*Givi engine guards, skid plate and XS308 tank bag.
*Oxford heated grips with Grab-on wrap.
*Yamaha panniers and top box.
*Yamaha tall shield and side deflectors.
*Zumo 395 with TPMS
*Mitas E07 tires
2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk June 2018 " Tenere Trio "
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2018, 01:04:25 am »
I have a little story about transporting a bike from Inuvik, although I never followed through with it.
My first day on the Dempster was a bugger, but got to Eagle Plains for gas and late lunch and continued on hoping to make Inuvik that nite. I had my little get-off shortly after and the road and weather got worse so I camped in Ft McPherson. It began raining overnight and was 4 degrees and pouring when I got up but I packed and geared up to continue on. I had water but no food so I was hoping to make Inuvik for lunch, but the wet road and heavy rain resulted in a very slow ride and I didn't arrive until 7 pm. The last 30-40 kms was particularly bad with construction and 3" of new loose gravel, but I plodded along thinking about how much money I would be willing to pay someone with a truck to haul my bike and my a$$ back to Dawson on Monday morning. I was still committed to riding to Tuk on Sunday but I dreaded having to ride the 750 km Dempster again, after all, I told my friends I was riding to Tuk but never said how I was getting back! I came up with a number.............. $2000. That's a lot of money for my cheap Dutch heritage to pay but I was so physically and mentally exhausted that I left word and my phone number at the gas station and motel desk and pizza parlour that I wanted a ride.
I had a shower, got supper, and went to sleep. Nobody called me that night and when I got up I felt much better, and revised my offer to $1000.
I rode to Tuk and back to Inuvik on Sunday and felt elated that I actually made it, nobody offered the ride so I headed south Monday morning with a whole new attitude.  ::015::

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