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    Right Wing Conspirator Grey_Matter's Avatar
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    Fun in the mud

    I met up with some guys from ADVrider for a little ride last Saturday. This is how the trails are most of the winter in the Pacific North West.

    What goes up must come down.


    Wipe-out. I must have hit a tree root or something. I was the only one who dumped it.




    Just a little puddle.


    Thanks to Davidovich650 for taking the pictures & for setting up the ride.

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    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
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    Very Muddy! Very Cool
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    I have to applaud you!

    You rode that GS in places that I would consider to be off-limits. I have an '86 XR600R Honda.....made for places such as you rode.

    I can see a GS going down a dirt or gravel road, but that's about it. It's not exactly a "real" dirtbike you know.

    Anyway.....a tip of the ole hat to you......

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    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
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    whoooo-weeee! i commend your playing in the mud. i also commend your willingness to share your wipe out with your bmw bre/sis across the nation - both activities are gutsy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dano
    Anyway.....a tip of the ole hat to you......
    I second that! Especially if you didn't have the TKC80s on (can't see for sure...)

    At 600 pounds, these things are full-on pigs the mud... and I don't know whether it's worse to fall over in a mud puddle like that one, or to get it stuck.

    I once got my G/S stuck in what turned out to be quicksand... dang near sunk the bike. Had to walk about two miles and get a farmer to pull me out with his tractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian
    I second that! Especially if you didn't have the TKC80s on (can't see for sure...)

    At 600 pounds, these things are full-on pigs the mud... and I don't know whether it's worse to fall over in a mud puddle like that one, or to get it stuck.

    I once got my G/S stuck in what turned out to be quicksand... dang near sunk the bike. Had to walk about two miles and get a farmer to pull me out with his tractor.

    Ian
    I was planning to put the TKC 80ÔÇÖs on the night before the ride but I was too tied (lazy) I did the ride with the Tourances. The GS is more capable than people give credit. Having said that once it start going down it is going down. If you take your GS off road it will go down, itÔÇÖs just the way it is.

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    I don't think I'd have the "brass", to take an $18,000.00 motorcycle off-road, and try to turn it into a dirtbike.

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    If I did not want to ride off road I would be riding an RT. Heck, I will probably get an RT or a GT anyway. Mine did not cost near $18,000.00.

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