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Old 04-21-2012, 01:29 PM   #5551
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Looks like fun. Get some crash bars and a real skidplate, throw on some knobbies and let the real fun begin!
Check on the crash bars...
Installed the H&B crash bars directly when I came home.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #5552
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Looks like fun - where in Holland was this? I'm going for a family reunion in May and this looks like a perfect side trip!

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Today my 2nd all-road drive ever.

Standing and steering is still very difficult.
When steering to the left, you should balance to the right.
But then my weight is on the right peg and it's difficult to steer to the left...

During the drive, I came close to an old playground in the forrest, so I went to play a bit...

With my default F800 tires, I went into the sand and up a hill.
But the GS stalled (sorry, my bad).

I started the GS uphill and tried to drive, 5000rpm in 1st gear, but not a lot of movement.

this is what my GS had done.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #5553
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The snow is nearly all melted now so I snuck out and hit the mountains. Found some new logging roads that were pretty gnarly. They put larger sharp rocks on the steeper sections for traction. Kind of have to have a lot of momentum to make it up. And I finally found the fabled "deck in the middle of nowhere". Have no idea why someone would build such an amazing deck in the middle on nowhere up an old logging road but I won't complain. The view is amazing.

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #5554
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Looks like fun - where in Holland was this? I'm going for a family reunion in May and this looks like a perfect side trip!

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Hey George may be "De Kuil" is something you would like to visit, check:http://www.youtube.com/user/RobertMokum/videos
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #5555
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Hey George may be "De Kuil" is something you would like to visit, check:http://www.youtube.com/user/RobertMokum/videos
Thanks for that! I'm not going to be too far from there (about an hour away) - If I have enough time following family commitments, I will definitely check it out.

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Old 04-22-2012, 05:12 PM   #5556
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Nice looking rig, That tank looks bigger from the front than i thought it would.
Are they crash bars you have under the TT tank there? which brand and do they protect the tank at all in a tip-over?

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Old 04-22-2012, 05:22 PM   #5557
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Nice looking rig, That tank looks bigger from the front than i thought it would.
Are they crash bars you have under the TT tank there? which brand and do they protect the tank at all in a tip-over?

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the crashbars are modified givi's. they protect well enough
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:55 AM   #5558
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Looks like fun - where in Holland was this? I'm going for a family reunion in May and this looks like a perfect side trip!

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I think you have much more fun in "the KUIL", the location I was is pretty small actually.

but, there is a dutch guy who build a GREAT tool.
check: http://www.allroadmap.nl

In green you see 'all' (or at least most of the) unpaved roads that are legal to go on.
You can even calculate a route using as many as possible unpaved roads.

currently, I'm using this site to explore and find new spots.

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:31 AM   #5559
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the crashbars are modified givi's. they protect well enough
Cheers wasnt sure if they would keep the tank off the ground.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:09 PM   #5560
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I think you have much more fun in "the KUIL", the location I was is pretty small actually.

but, there is a dutch guy who build a GREAT tool.
check: http://www.allroadmap.nl

In green you see 'all' (or at least most of the) unpaved roads that are legal to go on.
You can even calculate a route using as many as possible unpaved roads.

currently, I'm using this site to explore and find new spots.
This is perfect - thank you for the link. I wish they had something like this in the UK, it would save having to study all the individual county byway maps which are not easy to access at all... they're like something out of the early 90s!

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #5561
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Added some goodies. Also have a skid plate but need the BMW hardware. After one short ride I absolutely love the bike. Doesn't have the power or torque that I'm used to but its just such a well balanced machine.

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Old 04-23-2012, 09:01 PM   #5562
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Now with added ground clearance!




Intiminators up front and put a stock 800gs shock in the rear. Geometry seems fine once I sit on it.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:28 PM   #5563
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #5564
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Nice. Look forward to a RR.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #5565
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Nice. Look forward to a RR.
I've started posting one. So look no farther than here.
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