GS too big for Superstition in So Cal?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by prince_ruben, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Heading out there with some buds in a few weeks and trying to decide if I should take the GS 1200 or the XR650. Anyone with first hand experience?
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  2. SouthWestRider

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    If you are referring to Superstition mountain north of Seeley then you can ride to the base of it on Wheeler Rd. and that is about it as the sand gets deep. Much more fun on a XR650.
    http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/california_05663/ride_562e.htm
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  3. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Thanks for the feedback. The XR it is. :evil
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  4. Themiker

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    Depends on what you want to do. Definitely the XR if you want to ride hard. I had my KTM 990R out there over New Year's and had plenty of fun but there were some places I just couldn't keep up with the smaller guys; mainly skill related not bike. I still managed to wow a lot of people with the places I did go. There has been quite a bit of rain and it has packed down the main riding area really well. If you want to test the handling limits of the GS in sand and whoops and are okay with riding the main area, take the GS. If you want to run the washes for a day trip definitely XR
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  5. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    I think it'll be a safe bet to take the XR for the first time that way I can understand the riding conditions. Honestly, we're bringing a toy hauler out so I can actually bring both bikes. I definitely appreciate the feedback though. Do you have any pics of your recent ride?
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  6. caljw

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    Had the XR400 out there a couple of weeks ago...you'll have a blast on the smaller bike. I can remember saying to myself..."crap I'm glad I didn't bring the GS"! :evil
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  7. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Ha! I want to trade my XR650 for an XR400 or DRZ400. Ok, no dice on the GS!

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  9. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    What you asking for the XR400?

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  10. Themiker

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    Sorry no pics. Too busy riding!
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  11. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Preach!

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