K60 Scout rear/TKC80 front are popular, but wouldn't work for us with 12k trip.
Why not? ...rider I met in Vermont got 22k miles from his Scout set. You are going to have weight aboard and the Scouts are stiff plus I assume you have ABS.
Choice of a lot of riders heading to Alaska for good reason.
I was heavily loaded ...near max on the Wee as was carrying for two, put on 10k miles then sold the bike and it easily passed safety. Very impressed with the Scouts.
Have a set waiting to put on after the Pilot 3s wear out. I was so used to the Scout's stability on gravel got a nasty surprise with the Pilots...squirmed all over off pavement.