Airhead on gravel and dirt

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Prairie Beemer, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Back in the 1970`s riders in this country would use their airheads on roads where now a lot of people wouldn`t take a GS.

    Tires were either an Avon Roadrunner rear, with a Metzeler Block C on the front, or in really bad conditions, trials universals. K70`s were good too, as were cheap $20.00 rear Dunlops for a quick dash across the Nullabor.
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  2. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    I'll second (or third, fourth...?) the comments about tires being the main limitation.

    Not an issue at all in dry weather. I ride my R100RT on unimproved roads fairly often, and I've also been riding my 1965 R69S offroad quite a bit lately.
    In my opinion, the Earles Fork models are better than R100GS's on gravel roads where ground clearance isn't an issue.

    I left the guy with this GS for dead on the washboard and deep gravel we found on this road.
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