Dual Sport Continental Divide - Canada to Mexico Pt 1





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Published on Dec 21, 2009

5,300 km off pavement from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to the US/Mexican border. 19 Days - September 23, 2008 to October 11, 2008. This could have be done much quicker with an earlier start. Cold mornings meant for later starts each day and less riding time with early sunsets.

GPS Tracks can be found here:

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The Steel Horseman
Which bike was better? XL or the R?
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Keith White
What maps did you use? While researching I find it hard to find a 100% no pavement option.
Turbo Dad
whoa....badd asss! hey guys great video...I gotta have a copy of sound track...tell me where I can get......thanks!
No bracing. Just carried very little gear and have learned not to hammer the bike too much through the really rough stuff to make the bike last throughout the trip. I learned that the hard way with bent rims and broken frames in the third world. Farkles: Dual Sport kit from E-Line, large tanks from Clarke and Acerbis, Billet racks, wide pivoting foot pegs, Acerbis bars and hand guards, rad guards, steel rear sprockets. No performance mods - fuel efficiency is key in some places.
fiddy duke
Hi, did you brace or replace the rear subframe? Also could you give us a list of the farkles you did? great vid and trip! 
Great vid. Am saving up for a KLR and then giving my wife my 200cc chinese enduro (she's tiny). Would not trust it on a long trip though. Will get her a Kawasaki 250cc. Love the soundtract. What is it? Can I get it on I tunes? Thanks for the post.
What did you guys do for gas? How often on those trails where there places to stop and gas up?
I have names from Garmin Maps which often differ from local signage. We rode to the border and then south on 93 to Eureka. Then west onto Dahlberg Siding Rd which parallels 93 until it rejoins further down. Then East on Grave Creek Rd which becomes NF-114 then becomes 486 which goes to Polebridge. I remember thinking there is probably more off road options then we utilized especially on the Canadian side. Send me your email address to Engtech305@live.ca and I will send you our GPS tracks.
Stephane Riendeau
Hi, nice vid! Did you fallowed the North Fork Flathead road from Canadian Border to Polebridge? I would like to do a weekend trip from Canmore to Polebridge do you have any recomandations?
No. We have never been bothered anywhere with these bikes. They are quiet, street legal, plated with signals and mirrors. We ride these bikes mostly in Ontario, but have ridden them down to Nicaragua and back and have never had a problem.
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