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Old 01-11-2013, 06:32 PM   #46
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If only we could consult The Master

he sorted out life's OTHER big question (bin #5 no. 3)

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #47
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I know at least two guys who rides SV's and have riden them on more dirt roads and better than other riders I have seen on dual purposes. The bikes are both SV nakeds though.

Well done riding an S on gravel.

Let me guess, is your SV black?

www.svdownunder.com

Back on topic.

I guess that riding mainly on bitumen is touring but is still riding and could be an adventure to the person doing it.
Good guess Canary. Black 07 with plenty of mods. Not knobblies though.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:51 PM   #48
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yep, only black SVs can handle the dirt.



if riding beyond decent coffee shops then it helps to carry a little pouch of vittoria italian blend to snort in emergencies....


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Old 01-11-2013, 11:17 PM   #49
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"A tight swag and a loose plan". yeah that'll work, every time Ross Green, Dalby Moto circa 2000 and something yeah. ?
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:18 AM   #50
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The tyre shredded @6500 kms.luckily I had sourced a 2 nd hand tyre at Katherine as there were none available anywhere.
Rode 300 kms at night after weather cooled with metal belts showing to change tyre and get home.
Am taking the busa for a quick spin around the world one if these days.its a bike that's made to be ridden!
Couldnt agree more, mind you i take mine on gravel roads a lot (and occasionally bin it doing so).


Busa's are a bloody fun bike
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:24 AM   #51
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adventure

Thought about this one.
Dirt roads -dirt oriented bike
Bitumin - road bikes.
Or make do with whatever one has.
Just ride,ride like the wind to be free again.!
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:58 AM   #52
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Full respect to the guys who do it in the dirt

Ar fuggit, my $0.02 worth...

I mostly lurk because I ride a roadie. When I see photos of bikes at Cameron's Corner or the Cape I think good onya, I'd love to go there, but when it's one bike that I can afford I bought an f800r. I didn't even test ride it. A weekend away with the f800gs and a tiger xc for comparison (cheers to the local dealer who makes that possible) I knew I was paying a couple of extra grand for something I would never use properly.

I knew that dirt adventures for me would require something with one cylinder at around the 100kg mark, and given the last three decades of doing that on pedal power I wanted something more by way of phallic reassurance in a motorcycle, so the naked roadster it is. I guess I look like lots of other 50 somethings who want to recapture the adventures of our youth on the bikes we just rode everywhere

So full respect to the ADV riders who do it in the dirt on long and lonely roads. I can't wait until that's an option for me; but I get off on the fact that we choose to make it hard for ourselves rather than take the airconditioned cage, whether it's the dirt or the pavement, and the risk to life and limb when we are old enough to know better is a sure sign that we are adventurers even when we aren't Adventure Riders.

In the meantime, my trip to Brizvegas next week is a choice between risking it with the caravans and unhappy campers on Highway 1, or the inland route via the Towers, Emerald, Biloela, etc with the company of B Doubles and some serious heat on the blacktop or dirt. Hopefully the country won't be on fire. Hydrate, electrolytes, check the machine all over every couple of hours. No different to an enduro on the mountain bike, except maybe the pace.

I'm gunna have an adventure and I hope you do too. It sustains us all between shifts at work, and I don't mind what you call it

In the words of the immortal Woody Guthrie: "Take it easy boy, but take it"
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:47 AM   #53
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Any ride can be an adventure. Before the "adventure bike" fad, we took our road bikes pretty much anywhere. There was little choice.

P.S most bitumen roads (?) in NSW are an adventure!
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:53 AM   #54
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yep, only black SVs can handle the dirt. (Quoted from B1)

Not true,

The two dirt travelling SV's that I know of are blue. Both the riders ride them just as quick if not quicker than some dual purpose riders we have riden with.

One is a 1000 and the other is a teal blue 650.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:03 AM   #55
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Blah Blah Just ride,ride like the wind to be free again.!




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Old 01-13-2013, 06:52 AM   #56
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song

I was thinking of the same song by SAXON. Don't know who sang it first.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #57
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So Grasshopper - is a sidecar an Adventure bike?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #58
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So Grasshopper - is a sidecar an Adventure bike?
sure why not.if thats what to ride for your 'adventure'.

i want a can am spyder!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:42 PM   #59
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Yeah...if Tripod tiger is behind the wheel...
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:08 PM   #60
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It was with some trepidation that I finally opened up this thread, thinking that it would be annoying, or only mildly entertaining at best, or even majorly pissed off at all the crap. Like these threads usually are whenever they surface.
Actually, what a brilliant read. Some clever, articulate and thoughtful posts on here. (Except that everyone sounds cleverer than me)

I like it!

I still maintain my biggest "Adventure Ride" was on a Yamaha AG100 with no clutch, no kickstarter, worn front sprocket, in the wallum in flooding rain and only did about 30kms (in 5 hours), aged 15. With my 12 yo brother on a TS90.....
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