Green Ridge Duel Sport/ Adventure ride crash video and photos

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by luckygrownup, May 5, 2013.

  1. luckygrownup

    luckygrownup Been here awhile

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  2. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I think your bike was too small and light for those trails.
    I know its too light as it only took 2 people to pick it up, and its too small (in motor size) because you were not going fast enough when you fell to break a lot of bones.

    I am also sure you could find a more expensive bike to bust up.
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  3. bogey78

    bogey78 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting up. Those big GS bikes would scare the crap out of me in the mud. I remember taking my Weestrom off road a few times and thinking how big the bike seemed off pavement. Heck, the KLR was too much for me offroad (mostly b/c I'm inseam challenged).

    I did enjoy the way you "went for it" and rode it like you stole it style. I know people ride those big ADV bikes but they are just too much for me. I think a DR650 would be about as big as I want. A KLX250 or WR250 would be my first choices in that terrain though. Of course, the ride what you brung motto works also.

    It looks like you and the bike both came out OK in the end. Much respect for riding that beast in those conditions.

    BTW-NJBrett's comments were excellent.:rofl
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  4. JOKER650

    JOKER650 Long timer

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    tires....tires.....TIRES !!:clap
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  5. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Came away uninjured and had fun that's what counts.
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  6. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    But you can only get away with that for so long before something bad happens.

    Such a bold rider needs a better bike in the dirt, I noticed he was passing people and 1st to try the water crossings, while all the others were waiting for someone else to try it...


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  7. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    That was cool, how you got your bike to point in the opposite direction after your crash. :clap :D
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  8. holckster

    holckster dougholck

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    +1
    TKC 80's offroad on the GSA make an amazing difference.
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  9. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    funny seeing how when a obsticle came up. They all stopped and waited for you to go first.
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  10. screwit

    screwit One more time

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    Some are leaders and some are followers, you're obviously a leader. Kudos to you for having the balls to venture away from the "pack".
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  11. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    Some use the right tool for the right job, some don't... :wink:
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  12. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    You need a KTM 950/990 Adventure if you want to play in the dirt & mud!
    I must say that you were going good...................................right until you weren't. :lol3
    Hey, no broken body or bike, so carry on!
    Chris
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  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    +1

    They'll let you get even FURTHER off-road than you probably should be. :nod AMHIK :augie

    Day 6 of my GS-Adv ownership I drowned mine in a creek in CO. My fault for not checking out the depth before I jumped in with both feet metaphorically speaking. Had a note in the service file at the 600mi checkup from the tech: tell the client to lay off the power washer.

    :lol

    You gotta remember while the power makes up for lots of weight, it allows you to outride the suspension. Again AMHIK

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  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I think this may be a case of 'if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.'

    Least that's what happened to me on my GS-Adv. :nod

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  15. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    Yeah but I bet that you at least use the right kind of tires (TKC and the like) on your GS when you're going off-road, right?
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