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Dempster Highway-where does the cravel starts?

Hi Northmen and -women,
2014 we are planning a trip from Vancouver over the sign post forest and then.....? Either to Fairbanks and Anchoreage or to Inuvik. In case of Inuvik we are wondering where the cravel starts and what´s the general condition of this track. We are travelling most probably with an 40 year old Triumph Bonnie and a 1982 Harley Shovelhead (customized) wondering if it could work.
Thank you in advance for your comments also the ones with words like "stupid, crazy,think about and so on..."
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Here's a pretty good site that looks fairly realistic. Only you know what your capabilities are and what your bike can do. I'd wait until the ice clears off the roads and it dries up enough to enjoy the trip though...

Yukon's Trans-Canada Highway Route
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Dempster gravel

Of the ~735km . . . > 700 are gravel.

It's rideable on that fat-tired Harely IF it's dry. Rain tends to bring out the clay and that get's REALLY greasy. The road is a marvel in the way it winds through the sub-Arctic so beautifully but there are a number of places where washouts occur and delays can be a few hours or days though multi-day delays are rare.

You'll need to make it to Eagle Plains from "the bottom" for gas - ~350km.

Highly recommended and massively over the "haul road" (Dalton Hwy) to Prudhoe Bay. Did it in '93 on a K75s (lots of rain), did it in 2010 on a KTM ADV (dry and rain, didn't matter much to the KTM).
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