Originally Posted by Navin
Alot of riders wanted less and do use these off road. Look at the other thread with the poll numbers! Sounds like you defined yourself as a street riding adv poser squid and then slammed them?
My 950 has been 95% off road use and its been fun. A new one that weighed 380-420 lbs would have been better.
DAMMIT! I am a poser! Ya got me!
Now give me my mochafrappachaitea super vente on ice and
This is what got me into "Adventure Touring".... This was a TOUGH afternoon. 94 degrees / 80% humidity, by myself and 16 miles from the nearest road.... oh, and the reserve light came on just seconds before this mess happened.... "ooops?"
This is how I learned that even if you are strong enough to lift a 900lb beast, the GROUND may only support 50lbs...
I got in position.... gathered all my strength (cause I had already tried lifting it and the mud was sucking it down into the Bermuda Triangle so it would. not. budge...) huffed some 02 a couple times to get ready and then....... heaved like a sumo only to drive my feet down about half the length of my legs....
Awww shit.... So I took off my pants and started working on this problem in my underwear and socks...
It was about then I realized the misquitoes were extremly happy with both my arrival and my prodigious surface area... no air traffic control issues with me around - EVERYBODY has a place to land!
I also started to hear banjo music playing softly in the woods....
There was mud halfway across the dash after this.. and I had to get my ass moving cause I had a dinner show to get to! EVERYONE laughed at me when I walked into the dinner...
So I went out and bought a basically brand new GSA - this is a couple days afte I bought it
This was tougher than it looks, everything around the water holes was ice..
A little later
: (Prettiest bike there I might add!
Getting to know the guys... gee, this is FUN!
And then, just a few minutes later..... on a smooth, flat fireroad....
And yeah, that fucking HURT! Hardest faceplant I've taken in a loooong time... BUT, I got to put new LED lights on it now!
it doesn't look like it, but that's about $1500 or so in repairs there....
This helmet was about 5 days old... but, I am Sooooo happy I had this puppy on... I'm already "follicley challenged" as it is!
I'm smiling because no bones were sticking out!
THIS is why I ride