View Poll Results: How do you use your GS and what about tires?

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  • Street tires only, love new pavement and hate rough roads

    5 5.26%
  • Dual sport tires but avoid dirt roads when possible

    14 14.74%
  • Dual sport tires and ride wherever the GPS says. Seeks out forest and dirt roads.

    59 62.11%
  • Switch between dual sport tires and knobbies. Some trail Ridingods

    10 10.53%
  • Knobbies all the time, let's get dirty!

    10 10.53%
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Thread: How you use your GS

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    Quote Originally Posted by 149931 View Post
    2010 Rocky Mountain GS Challenge (Canada)



    There is a GS Adventure upside down about 1/2 way up the hill.

    Video: http://kloc.smugmug.com/Other/vids/1...VxMfh&lb=1&s=A
    Oh, that looks really steep and muddy. What happened when you all went through that puddle at rhe end of the vid?

    Ian
    Go soothingly through the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.
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    It wasn't my R1200GSA, but I did get to ride one, and do a review:

    http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34827

    Harry
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    I've run the Tourance mostly for years and a few sets of TKC in betwee. Last fall I spooned on some Heidenau's and probably stick with them for a while. So far good tread wear, good all around traction.

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    It wasn't my R1200GSA, but I did get to ride one, and do a review:

    http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34827

    Harry
    Great report!

    Ian
    Go soothingly through the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    Great report!

    Ian
    Thanks, Ian.

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    No compromises for my GS as I rely on it to take me further off the beaten path than normal dual sport tires will allow.
    Knobbies all the time for me, never know when I'll really need the traction to get to the best remote camp spot, or want to ride real fast through the desert would be just a couple of the many reasons I run knobs. Cheap, easily found at any bike dealer while traveling (18" rear mind you) and the ability to run low wire pressure for maximum traction would be a couple other reasons I run knobs.
    Lower gearing and the ability to have 9.5 gallons of fuel on board doesn't hurt me either to get way out there and LOST.





























    Then again, I have fun with knobbies no matter the terrain on my GS.

    Last edited by lostrider; 02-07-2012 at 12:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    Oh, that looks really steep and muddy. What happened when you all went through that puddle at rhe end of the vid?

    Ian
    Not much happened at that puddle, but a KTM did manage to drown itself earlier in the day.



    The trail network was a bit muddy:




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    Quote Originally Posted by 149931 View Post
    Not much happened at that puddle, but a KTM did manage to drown itself earlier in the day.

    Looks more like it was euthanised by it's rider
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
    2008 K1200GT, 2009 F800GS
    I can't wait to retire and have a fixed income. The one I have now is always broke.

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