Jumping my Wee!!!

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by zen rider, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. zen rider

    zen rider veteran rider

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  2. Kevinj110

    Kevinj110 पवित्र गाय

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    Sweet
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  3. Transalp Jas

    Transalp Jas Been here awhile

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    Nice
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  4. Dunkel

    Dunkel Adventurer

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    Someone was having too much fun. :clap
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  5. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    I've had my Wee airborne a few times, though not as much as you. It's a big bike but with a known landing, not unmanageable.

    In my experience, I was riding an old logging road that had some small, worn berms. Eventually I ran into a gate and had to turn around. On my way back I knew that the road was perfectly smooth except for the berms, so I gave it some gas and got some air a few times. Like you, my bike was loaded with side cases. I didnt' get any cool video, though.

    Jamie
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  6. zen rider

    zen rider veteran rider

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    Jaimie,

    I find the V-Strom rides like a big dirt bike and feels very in control when standing up. It takes a pretty big jump to get a 500lb bike off the ground even a few inches. But landing is simple and smooth. My suspension does not bottom since I firmed up them suspenders!!

    This campground we stayed at had this perfect BMX style jump and kids were jumping their bicycles. I raced BMX bicycles as a kid. I could not pass up hitting it a half dozen or so times!!!
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  7. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    I will get a DL jump here soon...:wink:

    Got one on my big SV...

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