Airhead on gravel and dirt

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

  1. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

    Dec 11, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    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.
  2. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

    Jul 4, 2005
    Halfway between Munich and Redditch.
    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.