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Old 11-29-2009, 07:26 PM   #151
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look, i mean no disrespect to the folks who rip out huge miles of pavement then take the same bike offroad. my point was that there seems to be a segment of the population that considers big bikes like these the "ultimate" in dirt bikes...
What segment of the population is that? I've never seen anybody here make that kind of statement. This sort of bike is all about ripping off long stretches of pavement to get to the dirt. We may disagree about which bike is the best adventure tourer, and which one will perform better than others in the dirt. But "ultimate" dirt bike? Who here said anything of the sort?

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Old 11-29-2009, 07:49 PM   #152
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What segment of the population is that? I've never seen anybody here make that kind of statement. This sort of bike is all about ripping off long stretches of pavement to get to the dirt. We may disagree about which bike is the best adventure tourer, and which one will perform better than others in the dirt. But "ultimate" dirt bike? Who here said anything of the sort?

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I agree, yesterday I just got back from doing a 1000 mile trip in two days to find dirt roads in the Ozarks. Probably 250-300 miles of that was on dirt and I spent a LOT of time in the saddle. I have no other option to get to good dirt and I find pleasure in being able to turn off the highway onto any dirt road I choose without blinking an eye.

Would I rather have a CR-250 when the shit hits the fan? Yes lol. But I can still go with my F8 and know I can get home. Besides there is something masochistically fun about taking a huge 500 pound bike (with gear) through rough places.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:44 PM   #153
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What segment of the population is that? I've never seen anybody here make that kind of statement.

..."ultimate" dirt bike? Who here said anything of the sort?
I dunno...I don't think I've ever heard anyone actually use the phrase "ultimate dirt bike" either, but I got what he was trying to say. You don't have to read too far on ADV to find someone who considers a 450+ pound twin a notable dirt bike. Some people simply don't know how technical 'technical riding' can be. Personally, when things really get technical, I'd rather trailer my dirtbike. I'm not a hero. Plus, I'd rather make it home.

Its all relative. In some forums, anything over 250 pounds is a worthless pig. And...for a lot of things I do on my 240 pound dirt bike, I'd agree.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:19 PM   #154
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Some people get a kick out of taking their flyweight dirt bikes over inpassable single track and some of us enjoy pig rasslin. Don't know why the purist get so upset with using the term off road riding to describe it. I think most people who ride one of these behemoths know perfectly well what they are not capable of doing, even if they try it once in a while.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:44 AM   #155
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and some of us enjoy pig rasslin.


Just glad my yellow and black piglet is a "little" bit lighter than some.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:04 AM   #156
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Just glad my yellow and black piglet is a "little" bit lighter than some.
Hey, why do you think I named my bike FERKEL (German for Piglet)? See the license plate?



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Old 12-11-2009, 08:17 AM   #157
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Question Front Fender

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Old 12-12-2009, 10:11 AM   #158
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I think I've just seen my next new bike......... Just after I hit the lottery.

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Old 03-11-2010, 03:38 AM   #159
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Awesome bike!

I read that he increased the stroke on the forks 60mm, what about the rear?


F800 Rob,

Can you get a shock with similar specs made by Bitubo?
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:39 AM   #160
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Awesome bike!

I read that he increased the stroke on the forks 60mm, what about the rear?


F800 Rob,

Can you get a shock with similar specs made by Bitubo?
Yes, I think. They were marked as a '2010 Product' but I don't have more information that that. I have an email into Twalcom to ask.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:31 PM   #161
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But what about the rear shock mount? I rode my buddy's F800GS for 2 days in Baja, babied it (no, really), and still pretzeled the rear shock bolt!

What's the solution to that?
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:44 PM   #162
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But what about the rear shock mount? I rode my buddy's F800GS for 2 days in Baja, babied it (no, really), and still pretzeled the rear shock bolt!

What's the solution to that?
That bolt was bent before you got hold of the bike....but you were riding the bike pretty aggressively I'll admit.

Check out about #post 820 or so....(btw, Arno is on the list for one)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...486251&page=55
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:20 PM   #163
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Aggressive would have been jumping it off the 3' ledges. I rode around them.

I want to see what these guys are doing about it.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:00 PM   #164
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Everyone knows race bikes are faster just because of their many bent parts!

(There was some mention somewhere that he's bent bolts also...)
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:06 AM   #165
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I want to see what these guys are doing about it.
read the thread about the rear shock bolt then....
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