|08-29-2012, 06:40 PM||#16|
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: NE Oregon
Mine Is 100% Dirt
Well...I added the Adv Rider cylinder head bars [to OEM bars] and they really work...I have "tested" them severly.
My '07 GSA is ridden almost 100% dirt [sand/rock/mud/whatever] only...few pavement miles needed to access dirt out here in NE Oregon or in Idaho or Nevada..and that is the way I like it. Dropping a 564+ bike on pavement may really fold up or wipe off the OEM bars.
Of course my bike has spent significant time reclining on its' side in the dirt and rocks...the bars have saved all the valuable parts. And most of my drops are at slow speeds. I have made mods to lessen projecting parts and protecting others to lessen scrunched pieces. Grunting it upright is still a chore...but at least I can ride it after dumping it. Bars are expendable items; things that assure you have a chance to get home when you are out in BFE.
I have had street bikes over the decades and still find the thrill of riding the GSA off road to be my elixir. Especially out here with so much beautiful and wide open country.
Just my take and I could be wrong...
2007 R1200GS Adventure " ...to explore off-road, alone in my case, way out in the boonies...that feeds the soul!"
|08-30-2012, 03:28 AM||#17|
Dawg bytes reel gud
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: S. Central PA
BTW, nice sidecar set-up!
'07 R1200GS Adv. & '00 DRZ400S
Step-by-Step R1200GSA Gearbox Removal and Clutch Spline Lube Process
Another 100,000 Mile R1200GS Adv.
R.I.P., my faithful dog Ripley (ref. my avatar). April 2001 - April 2013
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