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Old 07-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #8116
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The Liard Highway (#7) is gravel from the BC border to where it hooks up with the main east west highway across the NWT (#1), which is also gravel until it hooks up with the turnoff north to Yellowknife and south to Hay River, Edmonton etc.; which is paved with some gravel sections for ongoing construction.

What makes the Liard unique (other than its absolute remoteness) is the type of gravel used seems to be clay based, and after/during heavy rains, can\will become a nightmare. Much worse than a wet Dalton or Dempster.

Fuel up in Fort Liard (gas is closed at night). There is a really nice free campground with a shelter and free wood between the highway (#7) and Fort Liard.
Head north on #7 then detour north on #1 to Fort Simpson (gas is closed at night, as is the ferry to get to it) for more fuel, backtrack and head east again then north on #1 towards Fort Providence (across the new Mackenzie River bridge) for more fuel.
Then head north to Yellowknife. If you run fast, you will be on reserve and fumes by the time you get there.

I recommend you carry at least three extra litres just in case.
Note other than the places I mentioned, there are no gas stations, restaurants, houses, phone booths... Nothing except the road, the occasional microwave tower, and a hydro pole or two. And lots and lots of mosquitos.

A word of extreme caution:
Heading north from Fort Providence to Yellowknife the road is relatively straight with a few curves thrown in for the fun of it. Lulls you into a relaxed mode.
However, I guarantee that if you barrel over a blind rise on one of the straight sections into a dip at warp speed... you will run head-on into a herd of bison.
A shit yourself moment unless you're lucky like I was. (Ok, I still shit myself even if I was lucky.)

Done Yellowknife? Retrace your steps and head south towards Hay River, refuel at Fort Providence and fuel up at Enterprise. Then head south into Alberta. You can make it with a full tank to High Level unless you're running silly speeds, though Indian Cabins (gas is closed at night) is not far into Alberta and also has fuel.

I know I should have PMd you this info but thought others might use it down the road (so to speak).
Cheers, Brian
Thanks Brian, very much appreciated! I have a tire waiting for me in Alaska...so I guess it's a go
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:38 AM   #8117
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Great to see your back is healed up, & your KLR is dialed in for the ride up North, Lappeman!
Have a good run.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:41 PM   #8118
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Great to see your back is healed up, & your KLR is dialed in for the ride up North, Lappeman!
Have a good run.
Thanks Hekto! Back isn't a 100 percent but much better than it was! Hopefully it'll be a good ride...knock on wood
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:08 PM   #8119
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Nice little ride around Cloud Lake area

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At the boat launch.



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Old 07-15-2013, 06:16 PM   #8120
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Good day all.
A couple of pic's of the new to me DR 750 from last weekend. It was our vintage bike club's annual "Isle of Man(itoulin)" and this year's theme was thumpers so my recent acquisition fit in nicely. At 24 she's not really vintage but still garnered lots of attention. I'd planned to have the Panther, (truly vintage) on the Island but it's just not quite ready for prime time.

At the Gore Bay harbor---



And at the ferry dock, South Baymouth ---



I hope everyone continues to enjoy the summer riding season...

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #8121
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Hey Ken, "Dr Big", a great bike... Finndian, North Rider and Old Fart at Play have them as well. Haven't seen a red one , very nice!
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #8122
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Hey Ken, "Dr Big", a great bike... Finndian, North Rider and Old Fart at Play have them as well. Haven't seen a red one , very nice!
I think Old Fart sold his...it was the 800.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #8123
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Leaving soon...

You can follow my report at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...6#post21881586
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:19 PM   #8124
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Hey everyone, I am living in Kenora, ON, I have been here for around 5 years. Currently I am riding a 99 F650 and a Triumph Speedmaster. I am looking at selling both and trying to find a 08+ F650gs.

I am not very active here, but after attending the last D2D and heading up the Dempster i met a lot of riders that frequent here, so thought i would poke around a little more. I am glad i found this thread, I would love to see a get together in Kenora on a nice weekend in the future!

Hit me up any time.

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:50 PM   #8125
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Hey everyone, I am living in Kenora, ON, I have been here for around 5 years. Currently I am riding a 99 F650 and a Triumph Speedmaster. I am looking at selling both and trying to find a 08+ F650gs.

I am not very active here, but after attending the last D2D and heading up the Dempster i met a lot of riders that frequent here, so thought i would poke around a little more. I am glad i found this thread, I would love to see a get together in Kenora on a nice weekend in the future!

Hit me up any time.

Ben


Ben, nice to see another local rider, born again!!! Lol

Join us on the Areostitch run in August!
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:04 AM   #8126
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I just completed my trip report covering my most recent 4000km camping/touring adventure on my 2011 CBR150R across Ontario in late June. You can find it here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901903

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Old 07-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #8127
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Hey everyone, I am living in Kenora, ON, I have been here for around 5 years. Currently I am riding a 99 F650 and a Triumph Speedmaster. I am looking at selling both and trying to find a 08+ F650gs.

I am not very active here, but after attending the last D2D and heading up the Dempster i met a lot of riders that frequent here, so thought i would poke around a little more. I am glad i found this thread, I would love to see a get together in Kenora on a nice weekend in the future!
Did the same trip last year. It was an anniversary year for D2D and had a great time. Did you make it to Inuvik? Met a fellow this year who tried it but the road was closed past Eagle Plains.

I am in Dryden and there are a few of us here who ride local. As for myself I am heading to the Black Hills on the KLR this weekend. Meeting a guy from Wyoming that we traveled the Dempster with last year.

The Winnipeg thread also has some folks that may be closer to you. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472265 They are always looking for an excuse to get off the windy old prairie and ride the Whiteshell and into Ontario.

The Aerostitch VBR rally is being held the weekend of Aug 23-25 at Spirit Mountain in Duluth. A bunch of us are heading down to it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #8128
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Speaking of VBR, it looks like our trip for that time has fell through and Im thinking of doing this, I got some time off before so would make trip out of it but would look forward to meeting some of you there.

Backroader, I think we met at EOAR, I believe we had....shall we say a leisurely stroll from the fire back to the tents with Brian that night......no?

Cheers, Todd
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:17 PM   #8129
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Speaking of VBR, it looks like our trip for that time has fell through and Im thinking of doing this, I got some time off before so would make trip out of it but would look forward to meeting some of you there.

Backroader, I think we met at EOAR, I believe we had....shall we say a leisurely stroll from the fire back to the tents with Brian that night......no?

Cheers, Todd
Will see ya at VBR!
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #8130
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Ahhhh I will be away the week of that ride, visiting family back home in NS. I would love to get out some other time. I havent had many riding buddy's since i moved from NS.
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