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Old 12-21-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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Talking F800GS drops and spills Mojave Desert

This is my video from the last ADV Rider local meet up out here in SoCal. We started out with a pretty good sized group and eventually widdled down to four big(ger) bikes on the final stretch. We rode through Randsburg, Johannesburg, the Husky monument, Cuddyback dry lake, all the way to Barstow and back to Orange County that night. This was the deepest, longest stretch of sand I had taken the 800gs through to date, so you'll see I had to make some, ha-hem, adjustments as we moved along. I made some new friends and learned a thing or two along the way. All's well that ends well. Hope you enjoy...

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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so you'll see I had to make some, ha-hem, adjustments as we moved along. ..
I see you kept adjusting the seat height....lowered it, then raised it then lowered it...

I am not laughing that hard, I hate riding on soft sand!
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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Jeez man... just wanthing that makes me feel fatigue.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:41 PM   #4
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:45 PM   #5
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Any damage to the bike on those faster crashes?

I managed to break of the little exhaust protector thingy behind the shifter peg and fried my boot on the way home.

Now the bike smells funny everytime I take it out.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #6
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drops

Buster,
Your a tougher man than I am! If I had fallen that much I would have wanted to toss in the towels!
Is the GS800 that much of a bitch to ride in the sand? I used to ride an 1150GSA , it sucked in the sand but I never dropped it! I ride my XR650R exclusively on d/s stuff, it really does not like the sand either when loaded with gear and full,, unloaded it just flies! Nice video I enjoyed it! As you are well aware most of your drops and spills were at a reduced speed, hard to manage that sand without momentum!!!
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:24 PM   #7
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Any damage to the bike on those faster crashes?
Not a single thing.

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Is the GS800 that much of a bitch to ride in the sand?
No, I'm just making the adjustment from riding 250lb dirt bikes my whole life. There was a modded F650GS, another F800GS and a KTM990ADV in front of me that did just fine.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:43 PM   #8
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I(otherf800) barley got through that section with 3 drops and the bike was very hard to control.

that sand was deep really, deep.

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Old 12-22-2011, 02:35 PM   #9
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I(otherf800) barley got through that section with 3 drops and the bike was very hard to control.

that sand was deep really, deep.
It sure was. Most of the riding out there isn't that bad. I was surprised....

over

and over

and over again, hahahaha
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:49 PM   #10
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:29 PM   #11
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HAHAHAHAHA good vid, I am glad ya broke nothing but your pride a few times , sand is a pain at slow speeds, especialy when riding a big sand plow like you ride , but looks like you had fun thank you for sharing the video
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:44 PM   #12
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that looks like the first day of the LaB2V ride on thanksgiving weekend.cam you put a steering dampener on those 800's?
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:34 PM   #13
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that looks like the first day of the LaB2V ride on thanksgiving weekend.cam you put a steering dampener on those 800's?
There's a Scotts damper on the bike.

Yep
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:08 AM   #14
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That was totally awesome, I haven't laffed that hard in a long time.






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Old 12-24-2011, 03:51 PM   #15
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That was a great video. Thanks for sharing. You ride a nice bike. Deep sand and silt is tough. I kept thinking, is this guy going to keep going. No way I could have picked that bike up that many times.
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