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Old 02-16-2012, 06:11 AM   #76
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:48 AM   #77
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #78
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Excellent journey and report. Brave and crazy to do the Dempster solo. Your timing was good, not much life left in those tires. Tres bon. Merci.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:47 AM   #79
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Excellent journey and report. Brave and crazy to do the Dempster solo. Your timing was good, not much life left in those tires. Tres bon. Merci.
Thanks!

Yes, indeed, a bit crazy to do it alone... And on that particular day, felt pretty alone too! Didn't see any other bike an only a handfull of cars/trucks.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:26 PM   #80
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Nice read. Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #81
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Great trip report!! I enjoyed the read! The the great pics ! Fantastic!
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:31 PM   #82
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Marcoue,
Very nice Road Report. I am amazed on how impressively long distances you've covered in one day sometimes. I never thought that was humanly possible on a motorcycle.
Have a Happy New Year!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #83
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Nice read. Thanks for posting.
Thanks for the comment! Glad you enjoyed!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:18 PM   #84
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Great trip report!! I enjoyed the read! The the great pics ! Fantastic!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #85
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Marcoue,
Very nice Road Report. I am amazed on how impressively long distances you've covered in one day sometimes. I never thought that was humanly possible on a motorcycle.
Have a Happy New Year!
I did push it a bit, to say the least. Especially when I got back to Montreal from Calgary in 2 days!!! Can't say it was very fun though. But I just wanted to get home. You know the feeling when you just want to be sitting in your backyard, using your BBQ and drinking a cold one, without having to plan for the next day!

Distances are so great in Canada that sometimes, you just have no choice but to just... ride! Especially when you're travelling alone.

I've done a few more trips out west in the last couple of years and I try (not always successfully...) to do a bit less distance per day and enjoy the moment.

Thanks for reading the story and happy new year to you too!
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:53 AM   #86
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I did push it a bit, to say the least. Especially when I got back to Montreal from Calgary in 2 days!!! Can't say it was very fun though. But I just wanted to get home. You know the feeling when you just want to be sitting in your backyard, using your BBQ and drinking a cold one, without having to plan for the next day!

Distances are so great in Canada that sometimes, you just have no choice but to just... ride! Especially when you're travelling alone.

I've done a few more trips out west in the last couple of years and I try (not always successfully...) to do a bit less distance per day and enjoy the moment.

Thanks for reading the story and happy new year to you too!
Execllent report. I'm new to the forum and haven't gotten my adventure bike yet. I'm still on my H-D when I'm at home. This is a ride I've thought about for some time. Not sure why Inuvik but I want to go there. I know what you mean about just ride. I've done 1000 miles in one day and only did that because I had to make it home from Sturgis very quickly. Wouldn't want to do that often for sure. On your trip to Inuvik, did you pack an electric compressor or hand pump for your tires? I'm wanting a KLR and trying to figure out what I want to get even before my bike gets home. I've got another few months before I get there too.
Great ride. I had fun reading it.
Be safe there neighbor.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #87
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Execllent report. I'm new to the forum and haven't gotten my adventure bike yet. I'm still on my H-D when I'm at home. This is a ride I've thought about for some time. Not sure why Inuvik but I want to go there. I know what you mean about just ride. I've done 1000 miles in one day and only did that because I had to make it home from Sturgis very quickly. Wouldn't want to do that often for sure. On your trip to Inuvik, did you pack an electric compressor or hand pump for your tires? I'm wanting a KLR and trying to figure out what I want to get even before my bike gets home. I've got another few months before I get there too.
Great ride. I had fun reading it.
Be safe there neighbor.
Hello

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment the report!

Yes, I did take a pump. I would NEVER do that ride without some way to repair a minor flat, even a major one. There is simply no help around and towing will cost you 1000$!

I used this one: https://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-1...ump-gauge.aspx but there is plenty of choice around.

Also carried a tube (for my tubeless tires!) in case of a major puncture. With a KTM, you'll have to consider extra gaz as well.

The ride to Inuvik is simply incredible. Difficult, isolated... But this is why it's so great!

Hope you get the chance to make it one day and good luck in Afganistan (Stay safe).
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:24 AM   #88
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Great read & Pics.
I recognized a couple of pics in BC area as I was out in the area
during the summer.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #89
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Great ride report and I really enjoyed the picture link. This is one of the trips on the "to do list" as I pick up my new to me 2012 GSA Triple Black. I really hope the stock seat works for me.

Thanks for taking the time and effort to translate all this for us...Merci.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:28 AM   #90
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Thanks for that report Marc.
I know it's a bit long in the tooth now; but I'll bet the adventure (muck on the Dempster) will stay with you forever.
I've had the despair "I want my momma!" rides as well (Liaird soup comes to mind first), but what impressed me the most was your continued sense of humour throughout the ride report. Made me laugh out loud a few times. Thanks!
Salute!
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