Specific Tire Scenario... you best advice
I'm heading to Alaska (on my Vee) and will arrive in Fairbanks on or around June 10th. Among other places I plan to investigate is either Inuvik or Prudhue Bay. More than likely it will be Inuvik.
My route from East Cen. Illinois to Fairbanks will be about 4,600 miles on a moderately loaded V. I will be riding up on a set of new Tourances. I expect them to be very well worn by the time I hit Fairbabnks. My original plan was to put on Heidnenau K60 in Fairbanks, make a run further north... etc., then try to get back home on the same. Knowing I might have to change rubber somewhere in the lower 48.
However while the Heidnenau K60 Fronts are available, the backs are not yet. Having just talked to their importer. I am not holding my breath. (Although the 140 K60's are. available... thoughts there?)
So, what would you do? A K60 up front and aTK80 for the back, ride around the state seing what there is to be seen, then replace the rear TK80 before I head south for home with a new Tourance or similar...?
Or... I should....?
Your advice and sound council, as always, will be greatly appreciated.
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