Lets see your Vstrom OFFROAD!

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by LaOutbackTrail, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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  2. Mooneyes

    Mooneyes Slow But Steady

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  3. Mooneyes

    Mooneyes Slow But Steady

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  4. Mooneyes

    Mooneyes Slow But Steady

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    A little gravel and dirt off Hurricane Ridge Olympic NP Washington..

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  5. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    They must had had a sale on the organge paint, huh? After you got done spraying the bike, what else did you paint? :evil
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  6. gregbenner

    gregbenner Long timer

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    Everythings relative.

    For me, handling a VStrom (or a 12GS) off road is a real bitch without a sidecar. These things are HEAVY.

    I use my XR400 for real off road.

    The hack has a separate brake pedal for the sidecar, makes handling kinda fun. Does great donuts.

    Plus, it will roll backwards, (downhill) without tipping over

    With the trunk of the SC full of beer, I don't have to turn around.:freaky

    Also, i have a passenger who can help some.

    Finally, I usually pay attention where i am riding on any of the big bikes.
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    southforkspeedster koolaidless

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  8. GS Spirit

    GS Spirit Downsizing

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    This thread is long overdue keep it coming.:thumbup
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  9. unlawfulsm

    unlawfulsm Bearded Hooligan

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    Off-Road

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  10. Bayou Boy

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    Jere's a couple that I drug up from Smugmug. Both from the Big Bend area.

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  11. sandiegoland

    sandiegoland Adventure Boy®

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    New category from southforkspeedster.

    Your Strom, Kickstand Optional
    ... :lol3

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  12. G-man17

    G-man17 The Devil Drives!

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    More than any pic of a strom --I love the one of the Great Pumpkin. I just love that big-ass orange strom.
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  13. Jantar

    Jantar Kiwi

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    I just had to see how well this bike could climb hills where there is no defined road.
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  14. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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  15. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    From what I've been seeing, the Stroms can go anywhere the GS's can go and do so more reliably. More power, better handling, etc.

    When is BMW going to get their bikes straightened out? Seems like they've been in a downward spiral for a number of years. It seems that the price of their bikes keeps going up and their quality and reliability keep going down. They are the only motorcycle company I'm aware of that keeps getting knocked on their reliability, consistently. It's a real shame, they used to be pretty good bikes. Are they trying to take the old boxer twin beyond what that basic design is capable of?
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  16. WestRider

    WestRider Been here awhile

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    Ok...it's the beasts first trip off pavement but I had to be gentle as my buddy was riding a Shadow...not the same kind of adventure!! It was a 400 mile day in the hills with 100 degrees in Boise...what a day. :D

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  17. WIsixfitty

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  18. Scoop

    Scoop runs with scissors

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    I don't mean to get off topic here, but do you have more pics of that bike? I am intrigued by the paint on the passenger pegs and exhaust etc.
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  19. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    i think that ol boy has a nice website with everything he's done to the bike.
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  20. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Not dummer...just more adventurous...yes that was me.
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