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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by flux_capacitor, Feb 6, 2006.
got a little dirty this weekend
those in the uk should know how hard that can be
did about 120 miles, 50 on dirt roads, the rest on single track paved roads.
Was sure i'd loose the top case along the way, 45mph on potholed gravel tracks and it stayed on
On the Dalton Highway.
HELLO : all my friends
please see my love dakar rally
good luck !!!
yes, very good bike !!!!!!
In the Banyuls vineyard ( south of france ).
Me, too. Would appreciate info on wheel/tire setup, forks, and other fundamental mods that make it more offroad worthy.
Thanks, Stuntman, if you wanna see sweet go look at our ride report, you will love it.
The one we posted for the South African folks, got some additional pics.
Thanks for the link. All I can say is WOW! Truly an impresive trip.
A few years ago I spent a couple of weeks touring through Mexico on a KTM 640. We did over 2000 miles off-road there. It was a hell of a lot of fun, but did not pose the challenges y'all experienced (much safer, gas/water/food everywhere, and I speak a fair amount of spanish). I am planning another trip down there this spring. But this time I'll be a lot more comfortable on the Dakar!!!
First BMW and loving it! Only problem, too many Farkles to buy!
Just finished looping Huron and Superior. This pic is from the Keweenaw near Cliff Ridge.
Dakar meets Mississippi
Thompson Creek ( a little smaller than the Misssissippi )
Kick stands? We don't need no stinking kick stands!
Here ya go: playing in the pines near Portland, Vic:
is the cellar door open?(Coonawarra wineries)
heading home via some sweet dual-track in rural Victoria, Australia
Here are a couple of recent pics of my Dakar, loaded for travel.
1. August 2007 -- near Atlantic City, Wyoming. Fully loaded and heading north towards the start of my Great Divide ride
Same trip -- along the Lolo Motorway, in Idaho:
2. September 2007 -- packing lighter (tank panniers instead of Jesses), and on my way to do part of the Alpine Loop near Lake City, Colorado
Every time I'm tempted by something newer, smaller, bigger, faster, or more off-roadable, I take a step back and remind myself what a versatile machine the Dakar is. For those of us limited to one bike in our garage, it does many tasks quite well.
+1 Hakatan. It is a very versitile bike. This weekend I rode 400 miles, a lot of those off road and was still in great shape when I arrived home.
Northbound on US395 near Colleville, CA...
...a few days later on Eastbound CA 89 heading back to US395 South to get home...
That IS a bicycle pump BTW. I was riding motorcycle SAG for a bicycling event and thought the bike pump would be more useful since it had both Presta and Shrader heads whereas my portable, electric pumps only had Shrader heads and no Presta adapter in site. Gotta work on this. And maybe some pannier bags for the next Big Trip so's I can leave the so-long-it-blocks-the-fuel-door-duffel-bag at home.