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Old 01-31-2013, 11:34 AM   #16
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Did you stay in motels or camp most of the time?

Looks like you had the weather horseshoe with you.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:13 PM   #17
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Great report! I never get bored seeing pictures of that route, as the weather seems to vary so much that no two look alike anyways! It looked like your big adventure bikes were a great choice for the trip.If I may ask, what tires did you run, and how did they wear for you?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:14 PM   #18
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Great ride report!! Thanks for taking us along on your adventure.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:52 AM   #19
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Did you stay in motels or camp most of the time?

Looks like you had the weather horseshoe with you.
Hi!

We were all equipped for camping but we end up staying at motels and at a friend in Goose Bay as we did cover a lot of distance each day (never enough vacation)....it is day light very late and early up north.....usually cold nights ...and when its warm you have the famous black flies.....

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:11 AM   #20
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Great report! I never get bored seeing pictures of that route, as the weather seems to vary so much that no two look alike anyways! It looked like your big adventure bikes were a great choice for the trip.If I may ask, what tires did you run, and how did they wear for you?
Hi!

Yes, the XTZ and GSA were in their natural elements ......we have met some nice KTM 990s, KTM 690s and some good old KLRs.....we even met some folks on Harley-Davidson from Texas who did the southern part of Labrador which is paved from Blanc Sablon to Red Bay....they came in from Newfoundland....

(7,000 km or 4,500 miles trip)
My XTZ was equipped with brand new Continental TK80 and the rear was finish by the end of the trip....
The GSA was equipped with almost new Heidenau K60 and the rear was half done at the end of the trip....

We were both sastify with our tires but if I had to do it again I will use the Heidenau for more durability expecially if you folks are coming from the US.....

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