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Old 11-12-2012, 12:53 PM   #31
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Sounds awful, but with the right skid plates even a cruiser can do it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IqR...e_gdata_player

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #32
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When i first got my motard i was a little hesitant to go up them. After seeing a guy on a downhill mtb go up a set of 14 I figured out i was being a puss.

It's not that big of a deal anymore, just gas it and let the front hit the second or third step and stay on the gas. Fast is key, but not too fast. Stand if you want.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:46 PM   #33
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When i first got my motard i was a little hesitant to go up them. After seeing a guy on a downhill mtb go up a set of 14 I figured out i was being a puss.

It's not that big of a deal anymore, just gas it and let the front hit the second or third step and stay on the gas. Fast is key, but not too fast. Stand if you want.
Ditto... I have a dual suspension MTB and can get up 4-6 stairs if I hit them hard enough. I got some stuff near my house, will try to get video when I go play on the EXC.

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:00 PM   #34
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I was expecting something completely different. Stairs have a different meaning to off road riders in rock country.
Ditto.
When I read the title the first thing I thought of was the Silver Stairs on Elephant Hill in Moab.

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #35
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A guy from a local forum went down those stairs on a supermoto.

LOL yeah that was me.....not one of my smarter moves. Need to talk myself out of (or into) going up them next. They are so steep not sure it is possible without either looping or spinning too bad losing momentum.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:08 PM   #36
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Stairs make for some great pictures! We always make it a point to find some good stair sections on every ride!






P.S., those stairs are a lot taller than the pic shows lol...
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:49 PM   #37
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My wife groweled at me for riding up the bank in front of our house so I used the steps a few times. When I started leaving a black strip of rubber on the side walk she told me to use the bank. I rode my XS 650 dual sport up the stairs and the side stand got caught on the top step and tossed me over the bars. It left the bike idling in gear with the tire spinning stuck on the top step and me on my back in front of the bike, all this on a sunny Saturday afternoon as my wife pulled up in front of the house and a couple neighbors doing yard work. Oooops! Yes I did learn my lesson, the side stand has been moved to the swing arm and I have a skid plate mounted.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:24 AM   #38
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Good skills! I have done down small/gentle flights of stairs on MTB a few times (including ones made of mud held in place with boards on hillwalking trails). I've never done more than about 3/4 on a motorbike though, but I'd love to learn.

There's an entertaining video (which I'll post up if I find it) of one of our local heroes using a freeway overpass as an impromptu 'junction' to change direction on a dual carriageway, instead of riding several miles on to the next turning point. So it can be a useful skill.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:49 AM   #39
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I scrape the shit out of the frame on my croozer just on little bits here and there getting on/off gravel.

I really need to get rid of that thing and get something I can act like an idiot on.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:08 PM   #40
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LOL yeah that was me.....not one of my smarter moves. Need to talk myself out of (or into) going up them next. They are so steep not sure it is possible without either looping or spinning too bad losing momentum.
Nah man you got it!

Pin it to win it!
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:48 PM   #41
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LOL yeah that was me.....not one of my smarter moves. Need to talk myself out of (or into) going up them next. They are so steep not sure it is possible without either looping or spinning too bad losing momentum.
How much trouble did you get into? How many officers were waiting at the bottom?
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #42
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #43
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Buddy of mine tried a set of stairs on a Z1R Kawasaki . Went ok till he hung on the top step of about 10 . Took out porch post,hand rail , bits and pieces of him and the bike. Yes drinking was involved
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:54 PM   #44
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How much trouble did you get into? How many officers were waiting at the bottom?
You have mistaken the MPD for a police department that gives a damn about people being stupid. Especially in Georgetown where drunken debauchery is pretty much the norm. Besides, the Exorcist stairs end in a gas station parking lot.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:40 PM   #45
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Bluhduh cops

I can confirm that campus police have NO sense of humor about stair climbing AT ALL.
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