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Old 04-10-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Quick ride on the Wee

So, I had some free time today so I took the Wee out for a spin to see how it liked dirt. They were just forest service roads, but still dirt. Here's some pics from the ride.
Heading out towards the canyon


Got through the little town of Silverado and started going up the paved section of the service road.


Now, we hit the dirt.



Stopped to take a few pics and enjoy the view before heading back down



Hey, my bike got dirty!


Heading back into Silverado for lunch



And of course the food shot
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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Nice ride and pics, thanks for sharing. I've yet to get mine on much dirt, how did it handle? Would you recommend different tires?
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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Nice ride and pics, thanks for sharing. I've yet to get mine on much dirt, how did it handle? Would you recommend different tires?
I've only had the bike for a little over a month, and my other two bikes are a KTM 525 and 300, so I'm probably a little biased since I also have bikes that are very dirt specific. With that said, the bike handled kind of like I thought it would. It made it through just fine, but I had to take it slow. I'm used to jumping over the water bars, on the Wee I had to roll them slowly. Suspension was a little harsh in the rocks. It was fun to ride the big beast in the dirt though. Kind of felt like cheating! As for the tires, I didn't push them that much and I also did not air them down, so that would have probably helped. I would like to try the bike with knobbies though. This bike will be 80% pavement 20% dirt/gravel roads for me, so it will be great for what I want to use it for.
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