It should have been me, BMWMOA srticle TAT on a GS

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by One Less Harley, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    Just got this month's MOA magazine and there is an article about a guy doing the TAT on a R100GS. I haven't read it yet but heck if someone did it on one of those paralevers.......dang maybe I should have done it on the G/S.

    OH well someone needs to get their G/S out and do this. Any underemployed G/S riders up to the task!!! I can't see the TAT in my future as employment is very uncertain hence currently re-enrolled in school after 20 plus years....

    I think this would be a great thing for Jenna to do...a girl and a mono lever. Wonder if we could talk her into it. Better yet two or three monolevers togetherf!!
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  2. StephenB

    StephenB G(/)S ... what else!

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    Where have you been all these years, OLH, it has been done hundreds of times not only by me ...

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    I did three quarters of it in 2006, 2007 and 2008,the last portion from mid Colorado to the Pacific is still to be done.
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  3. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    So you haven't done the fun part yet? Is that what you're telling me:amazon Sorry couldn't resist that one....

    I just haven't seen anything recently, or any threads here about it at all. Most do it on a thumper. Anyone who does it on a big bike KTM 950 or big GS has my admiration for their skills:norton. I just got by and probably would have done lots worse if riding solo. Riding w/ two others gave me the confidence to do things I wouldn't have done solo.

    On thing i noticed about the article is they were going lite...sans camping gear:puke1. Probably be a PITA with a big bike, but very doable on a little thumper. That's kind of wussing out, but still rough work on the GS anyway. Heck running w/o camp gear would have been a lot easier. I only removed my duffel once ( still had saddle bags)for a bad water crossing. The only one of three that removed gear and the only one that didn't dump too.
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    StephenB G(/)S ... what else!

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    I did the first (Tennessee, MS, AR) section alone, and then the others with a good friend. We didn't take any risks and still had way too much fun :evil. Believe it or not, for the last most Western sections of the TAT I will have a thumper too. Those sections of the TAT are more technical than I think I can master on a loaded DS bike.

    With the same rider and gear:
    G/S Paris Dakar - 330kg/730lbs (205kg bike wet, 100kg rider + gear, 25kg gear)
    DR350 - 255kg/560lbs (130kg+100kg+25kg)

    I am also following those minimalist threads ("RTW on a 250") in the thumper forum and like the idea of touring long distance on a KLR250 or DR/XT350.
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  5. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    Oh if I can do it on a DRZ fully loaded then I'm sure you won't have a problem. My first experience on sand and bouncing over large (to me) rocks. I could have done the CO passes on the G/S. Not Tomicci which isn't on the new maps though. Your DR350 would be a blast!!
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  6. Stagehand

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    I would do it, and connect that bastardi to the TCanadianT, as well, to get back home :D OH, to have the time....
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