|12-09-2013, 02:57 PM||#1|
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Bellevue, WA
Washington Backcountry Discovery Route - Free Screening
Touratech is extending this invite: Please join us at this FREE event on Thursday night. The head of sales for Yamaha is flying up to attend this event to help determine their future involvement in the BDR’s. We need to pack the house and show them that our community enjoys ADV riding opportunities like Backcountry Discovery Routes. We’ll also show some highlights from other BDR trips and a bit of a teaser for the upcoming AZBDR Documentary.
Please share with your ADV friends and help to pack the house. Hope to see you there.
When: Thursday, December 12th at 6pm.
Where: Hinshaw's Motorcycle Store
1611 West Valley Highway South
Auburn, WA 98001
Call 253-939-7164 for additional info.
2009 BMW F800GS
2009 BMW G650XC
2012 KTM 350 EXC-F
MoxieGirl screwed with this post 12-09-2013 at 03:29 PM
|12-11-2013, 09:59 PM||#5|
Joined: May 2010
Location: Rainy, Wa
2012 300 EC Race
2010 690 R
2007 990 S
|02-23-2014, 10:48 PM||#7|
Joined: Feb 2014
Location: Olympia Washington
Hi all. Sorry to intrude. I am wanting to progress in the manor of power and delivery but for this journey it would be best if I had some extra balls. I am wanting to explore the Washington back country discovery route and my little XR250l will not cut the task. I stand short at 5.5 w/ a 30 inch inseam I like the the DR650, would you folks help turn me on to a bike for me and the trail ahead? Any thought on the best application for the Price? Your experience is of high value to my attempt.
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|02-23-2014, 10:57 PM||#8|
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Monroe, WA
I'm 5'7" with a 29" inseam. I have a BMW F650gs Dakar with a kuba ( lowering) link a d a Husaberg FE390 that's been lowered about an inch and a half. Both work very well for me, off road. I think you can get a link for the DR as well. I don't think you'll find too many truly off road capable bikes suitable for the WABDR that fit us short-legged guys in stock trim, but it's usually not that expensive to fix.
My big concern with lowering the Husaberg was losing some of that tremendous ground clearance - but then I finally realized:
1. The ground clearance on a race bike isn't for creeping over tall obstructions - it's to keep from bottoming out from big jumps, and I don't ride that way.
2. Sure, if you lower your bike you'll lose a dab of ground clearance - but if you can't get a foot down now and then for balance and support in rough terrain, your ground clearance reduces to essentially zero when the bike tips over.
2011 Husaberg FE390
2006 BMW R1200GS
2001 BMW F650GS Dakar
And a fluffy cat named Chester....
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