F800GS drops and spills Mojave Desert

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  1. Buster714

    Buster714 I'll ride anything

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    This is my video from the last ADV Rider local meet up out here in SoCal. We started out with a pretty good sized group and eventually widdled down to four big(ger) bikes on the final stretch. We rode through Randsburg, Johannesburg, the Husky monument, Cuddyback dry lake, all the way to Barstow and back to Orange County that night. This was the deepest, longest stretch of sand I had taken the 800gs through to date, so you'll see I had to make some, ha-hem, adjustments :D as we moved along. I made some new friends and learned a thing or two along the way. All's well that ends well. Hope you enjoy...

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  2. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    I see you kept adjusting the seat height....lowered it, then raised it then lowered it...:lol3

    I am not laughing that hard, I hate riding on soft sand!
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  3. cliffy109

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    Jeez man... just wanthing that makes me feel fatigue.
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    Don't those new BMW's have automatic traction and stability control? :wink:
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  5. linksIT

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    Any damage to the bike on those faster crashes?

    I managed to break of the little exhaust protector thingy behind the shifter peg and fried my boot on the way home.

    Now the bike smells funny everytime I take it out.:rofl
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  6. pigpen

    pigpen Gone Riding

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    Buster,
    Your a tougher man than I am! If I had fallen that much I would have wanted to toss in the towels!
    Is the GS800 that much of a bitch to ride in the sand? I used to ride an 1150GSA , it sucked in the sand but I never dropped it! I ride my XR650R exclusively on d/s stuff, it really does not like the sand either when loaded with gear and full,, unloaded it just flies! Nice video I enjoyed it! As you are well aware most of your drops and spills were at a reduced speed, hard to manage that sand without momentum!!!
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  7. Buster714

    Buster714 I'll ride anything

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    Not a single thing. :clap

    No, I'm just making the adjustment from riding 250lb dirt bikes my whole life. There was a modded F650GS, another F800GS and a KTM990ADV in front of me that did just fine.
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  8. linksIT

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    I(otherf800) barley got through that section with 3 drops and the bike was very hard to control.

    that sand was deep really, deep.:1drink
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  9. Buster714

    Buster714 I'll ride anything

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    It sure was. Most of the riding out there isn't that bad. I was surprised....

    over

    and over

    and over again, hahahaha :D :rofl:D:rofl
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  10. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Hey! Watch this.

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    Good ride!!! :clap:clap:clap
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  11. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    HAHAHAHAHA good vid, I am glad ya broke nothing but your pride a few times :D, sand is a pain at slow speeds, especialy when riding a big sand plow like you ride :evil, but looks like you had fun thank you for sharing the video :clap
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  12. oldxr

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    that looks like the first day of the LaB2V ride on thanksgiving weekend.cam you put a steering dampener on those 800's?
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  13. Buster714

    Buster714 I'll ride anything

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    There's a Scotts damper on the bike.

    Yep :hide
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  14. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    :lol3


    That was totally awesome, I haven't laffed that hard in a long time.


    :rofl



    :beer
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  15. acesandeights

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    That was a great video. Thanks for sharing. You ride a nice bike. Deep sand and silt is tough. I kept thinking, is this guy going to keep going. No way I could have picked that bike up that many times.
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    3 words. Ralleymoto Steering Dampener.

    Make ALL the difference in the world on that bike. Trust me.
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  17. linksIT

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    Mo betta than the Scotts? I thought a Dampener was a Dampener do the brands differ that much? I assume you have first hand experience. Looking to get a dampener myself not 100 percent which one.:huh
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  18. Rock Junkee

    Rock Junkee Been here awhile

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    sick video thanx for sharing!!! i like the part where you tell your buddy I Hate U!!! good fun!!!!:rofl
    that sand is a bitch on heavy bikes might help to get a little stiffer front spring and a dampener
    if you dont have one. any way good s**t:lol3
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  19. Cycleman4

    Cycleman4 Been here awhile

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    Holy shit that was awesome. My favorite part was when gently crashed on the left side....picked the bike up and dropped it no the right.:rofl Well done Sir!
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  20. Buster714

    Buster714 I'll ride anything

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    I'm happy to see everyone getting such a kick out of this video. I think it looks worse than it was. I had a lot of fun despite the 20 or so miles of sandy exhaustion.:lol3 This is pretty much the way it goes for me in the dirt regardless of what I'm riding, so I'm sure I'll have more footage like this to share in the future. :freaky
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