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Old 12-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #1246
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:51 AM   #1247
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Not me, my bike or even my picture

From Motorcycle News in the UK - one of their journalists contending with recent flooding in the UK on their long term test V-Strom 650

Does it really count as 'offroad' - after all there is tarmac under that water

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #1248
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Not me, my bike or even my picture

From Motorcycle News in the UK - one of their journalists contending with recent flooding in the UK on their long term test V-Strom 650

Does it really count as 'offroad' - after all there is tarmac under that water

About 2-3 inches deeper, and he'll get water in the air intake.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #1249
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That's about as deep as it will go. Airbox snorkel is almost under water!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:15 PM   #1250
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #1251
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #1252
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That's about as deep as it will go. Airbox snorkel is almost under water!
Unlike a well known German motorcycle , DL's do cope quite well with deep water.
I'll admit - that's pretty much the limit and you do want a nice smooth bow wave plus no unexpected holes when it's that deep but the air inlet is at least higher than the riders knees.

When you start to wonder if you've pissed yourself though - definitely too deep

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:33 AM   #1253
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Well, I tried to get some pics in here but I see no way of doing it. Not sure if it is because I'm new here or the rules changed... Would someone let me know please?

I've got a few pics of some light off-road riding in the upstate... don't want to feel left out

I have no problem

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:00 AM   #1254
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Well, I tried to get some pics in here but I see no way of doing it. Not sure if it is because I'm new here or the rules changed... Would someone let me know please?

I've got a few pics of some light off-road riding in the upstate... don't want to feel left out

Try this link from the other Vstrom thread.

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No problem.

This will explain things better than I can.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #1255
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Thanks Long Beard. Here's what I got:
"Got pics? Here's how to flaunt them:
As of 1/9/2012 this no longer works, image attachments have been disabled. Option 2, linking an image from another hosting service is the only option. Option 2: Open a SmugMug or Photobucket account"

The images I linked were from Flickr, that doesn't seem to work. Anyway I appreciate the help.
Sorry. I have always used a photobucket account and it works fine. If you've got something different, you'll need help from someone more smarter than me.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:42 PM   #1256
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #1257
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I've been trying to decide if I want to take my dl650 to Colorado next summer and ride some of the high passes. I came across this video while searching youtube. Some of the stuff near the end looks like terrain that could be similar to some of the passes in CO. I'm still not sure if I want to try it on the dl though.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #1258
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[QUOTE=trespalacios;20272286]Horse Pasture Trail:



Looks almost like you are getting ready to joust
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #1259
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Having ridden 100,000 plus miles on Dl1000's and a Dl650 and having done much of what I see on your video there are better bikes for that. I'm taking my DR650 to Mexico next month to rodes like I see on this video and leaving my V Strom at home.

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I've been trying to decide if I want to take my dl650 to Colorado next summer and ride some of the high passes. I came across this video while searching youtube. Some of the stuff near the end looks like terrain that could be similar to some of the passes in CO. I'm still not sure if I want to try it on the dl though.

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Old 01-04-2013, 05:14 PM   #1260
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