TLH Trans Labrador Highway Question and Answers

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Newfie Rider, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Canadian FJR

    Canadian FJR Been here awhile

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    Ferry is booked - August 15th. A buddy from Ontario is traveling with me. Take a ride over to the ferry that evening to see us off.

    We plan to have a set TKC-80s waiting for us at L'Anse-au-Loup. Already have it worked out with the dealer up there. We both have extra rims so the plan is to ship the tires/rims to the dealer, switch before we do the dirt and he will send the street tires back home for us. They should arrive about the same time we do.




    Canadian FJR
  2. bumsted

    bumsted Adventurer

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    I just tried out my first set of those. 1000 miles in of mixed surface, and the rear is almost half gone and the front is showing some pretty good wear as well. Keep the speeds down on em or they seam to burn up. 90 mph of WOT against a head wind has just about done mine in. :lol3

    I like my old D606's better. Trying out the Mefo's next.
  3. Littlepeter

    Littlepeter Been here awhile

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    That sounds like a good plan.
    If all goes as planned for me I'll be out of the country on the 15th. I wonder if my foot will set off the metal detectors? Maybe I'll see you before then, if not, have a great ride.

    Peter
  4. Canadian FJR

    Canadian FJR Been here awhile

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    "I just tried out my first set of those. 1000 miles in of mixed surface, and the rear is almost half gone and the front is showing some pretty good wear as well. Keep the speeds down on em or they seam to burn up. 90 mph of WOT against a head wind has just about done mine in."


    As long as I can get 2700 km out of the set then I'm good.


    Canadian FJR
  5. huguesfrederic

    huguesfrederic HF

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  6. Canadian FJR

    Canadian FJR Been here awhile

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    What bike and what tires? Looking to your updates.






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  7. huguesfrederic

    huguesfrederic HF

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    A DR650, with TKC80 front and Shinko 705 rear. I ordered a Mefo Explorer for the rear, but it is still in the mail, will have to leave with the Shinko.
  8. huguesfrederic

    huguesfrederic HF

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    I am not sure if the Shinko will last the trip? They seems to have melted on yesterday 750 km...
  9. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Are you keeping the pressure high?
    When I ran a heavier ADV bike (600lbs) I ran this tire lots of miles.
  10. huguesfrederic

    huguesfrederic HF

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    First thanks for your answer. Yes I do and I am now at Relais Gabriel and everything looks find. Having a great time driving here. I should post a trip report when I will be back with tones of pictures of spruces.

    Time to go back on the saddle.
  11. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Your welcome.
    Pleas do a Report and give us a link to it! :thumb
    Enjoy the ride brother. :norton Just came down through the Gatineau region from a trip to the Gouin... you live in a Beautiful region!
  12. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    How much time to comfortably do the TLH? I have a limited amount of vacation time next summer, and will be coming from SLC, UT.
  13. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    I'm here in Nefoundland now came over the TLB and hit Blanc Sablon a week ago Saturday. NomadGal and I took 9 days from Baie Comeau to St. Barbe... we camped alot, picked Bluets, did bike maintenence in Lab City and visited folks all along the way includung in Cartwright and Red Bay (don't miiss these towns- also passed by some great Heritage sites sooo you'll have to choose). You could easily do it in half the time if you wanted to...

    That stretch is roughly 1,200mi so depending on your daily mileage choice.:deal

    I'm leaving 2mro on some of the T Rail toward Howley, then the Viking Trail again to St Barbe to Blanc Sablon, then supply boat to Kegaska then back on the bike along route 138 southwest, and up through Saguenay and across the Gouin to Val d' Or and then southeast home.:norton
  14. R_Rick

    R_Rick Been here awhile

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    I took 5 days to get from Campbellton, NB through to Blanc Sablon, with overnights at Manic 5, Lab City, Goosebay, Port Hope Simpson, and L'anse aux Loop. It felt rushed to me and I missed out on a lot of areas, particularly on the eastern side of Lab; however, I was also travelling with two others so didn't get the early morning starts that I would have had I been solo. :deal
  15. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    I did Alaska this summer and had 3 1/2 weeks. It definitely felt rushed. It was the longest non-unemployed vacation I've ever had. I need a job with more vacation time. lol
  16. Canadian FJR

    Canadian FJR Been here awhile

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    Left North Sydney (Ferry) Friday night (midnight crossing)
    Spent Saturday night in Deer Lake
    Sunday we toured Gros Morne, L'Anse Meadows & St. Anthony - caught the 8:15pm ferry
    Monday night in Port Hope Simpson
    Tuesday up to Cartwright then spend night in Goose
    Wednesday into Churchill and landed in Lab City
    Thursday camped in Godbout
    Friday 8:00 am ferry to Matane then back to Nova Scotia

    Seemed like plenty of time


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  17. Newfie Rider

    Newfie Rider Concentrate Samir please! LOL Supporter

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  18. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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  19. Littlepeter

    Littlepeter Been here awhile

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    The black flies will be waiting for you! Hope you have a good trip.

    Peter
  20. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Wooop Wooop ENJOY!!! I haeded up this past August 8th with NomadGal for a 6 week HighAdventure... AWESOME!!!
    Have a BLAST!:clap