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Old 07-21-2014, 10:14 AM   #4516
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You're asking the guy that dropped his Concours C10 in the parking lot of Granny's donuts Wouldn't be my first choice of bike for the trip; I'll look forward to seeing you there
As of now, it's the only bike in the stable...
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:30 AM   #4517
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Dirt/gravel roads aren't *that* big of a problem. I rode dirt for 40 years on and off, so I know a little about it...

But, water crossings like that are meant for high speed on one wheel - preferably the rear one. The C14 isn't likely to be able to do it that way. As long as the rest isn't deep gravel or deep, soft sand...
Oh I hear ya...I am not well versed at true off road riding...it was fun to see what the bike and myself could do...just wish i had a bike like the Super Tenere...
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:17 PM   #4518
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Here is my riding skill level in "sand" or whatever the fesh-fesh was, using a bald rear tourance I only dropped her when I stopped though as I was too tired



It then made for an interesting U turn and run back, good thing there was plenty of space to weave all over

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Old 07-21-2014, 02:21 PM   #4519
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Go faster, stand on the pegs, keep your weight back and go easy on the brakes.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:46 PM   #4520
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Go faster, stand on the pegs, keep your weight back and go easy on the brakes.


Are you going to give a demonstration on the Connie?
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:19 PM   #4521
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Go faster, stand on the pegs, keep your weight back and go easy on the brakes.
That is great advice which I know works when I can apply it .. challenges I found are overcoming the instinct to slow down and the transition part when starting until getting up to speed and vice versa.. the bike can do it even with street tires I noticed.. btw I started in 2nd gear and found easier to get up to speed that way, there is enough power on the GS for that
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:54 PM   #4522
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Are you going to give a demonstration on the Connie?

I'll be happy to on your WR. I just sold my KTM...
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:10 PM   #4523
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I'll be happy to on your WR. I just sold my KTM...
You're welcome to, but I was really looking forward to watching you powering the Connie through the sand!!!
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:43 PM   #4524
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I'd be happy to try it on someone else's.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:12 PM   #4525
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What do you guys think of this place for a Saturday lunch? Good food, bike friendly, and it's on the lake. http://www.thepointeonlakegaston.com/
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:12 AM   #4526
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What do you guys think of this place for a Saturday lunch? Good food, bike friendly, and it's on the lake. http://www.thepointeonlakegaston.com/

Good area to ride and gather file tags in...
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:36 PM   #4527
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What do you guys think of this place for a Saturday lunch? Good food, bike friendly, and it's on the lake. http://www.thepointeonlakegaston.com/
Sounds like a neat location. I'd be interested.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:40 PM   #4528
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I'd be happy to put something together.

Peter

Peter, this sounds like a "ride to fish". I'd be interested. It might even lure Luni out of his kayak long enough to join us. The SE dual-sport group on Facebook might have some takers too.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:38 AM   #4529
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I'd be up for that too Peter. Doesn't even have to be an official lunch meet up. Let's just all meet up to ride. I'd prefer we waited until it cools down a bit though.
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:27 PM   #4530
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Id definitely be game

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