Lets see your Vstrom OFFROAD!

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

  1. cwadej

    cwadej Keeper of the truth

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  2. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    This is my favorite V-Strom pic of all time!
  3. RedBean25

    RedBean25 Been here awhile

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    Here's mine. Somewhere in WA.


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  4. MPH

    MPH Been here awhile

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    If anyone knows of "The Spot", here's my '04DL1K at the summit of what I'm calling Mount St. Spot (the first hill).

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  5. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    I went over Engineer and Imogene. You should be happy the passes were still closed.... :D The hard parts are at the top, the stuff around the bottom to middle tricks you into thinking it'll be a piece of cake the whole way :deal
  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  7. mullerjd

    mullerjd Adventurer

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    Some ATV trail in northern Maine on my way back from the TLH this weekend... unfortunately every pic I took is blurry :cry
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  8. crosscountry

    crosscountry Bear went over Mountain

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  9. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    В России В-Стромы сильно распространены? Популярны?

  10. MudratinOz

    MudratinOz Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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  11. bryantjt

    bryantjt Long timer

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    Taken about 5 miles back, mostly gravel and hard pack to get there. A few sections of blow sand that were pretty scary when I was down here last year. This time I aired down the nearly worn out BattleWings down to 20 and 25 psi f-r and it made a huge difference. No drops and only a few foot dabs to get here.


    The way home was another story, I took the direct route out and went through 10 mostly dry mud holes. When full they are nearly 2.5 feet deep of water with a clay like bottom. This time of year they are more like pudding and maybe 3 bike lengths long with 1 foot deep ruts where the quads go through. I ended up walking along side slipping the clutch letting the bike pull itself along the high and somewhat dry edges. One of them the tire just balled up and was spinning. Was a bit nerve wracking since I had no one to call to bail me out and ATV riding is technically illegal so I saw no one all day. I ended up taking a go around through the trees on one hole that didn't have a dry spot, it was all torn up snot from the last guys through.

    None of the above looked like much so no pictures but I've been through before on my KLX and Sportsman 500 so I'm familiar with the sloppy traits of that trail. I ended up doing 15 miles or so of dirt and gravel, good times, I miss my thumper though for riding back there.
  12. Wildhair

    Wildhair Adventurer

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    I knew it wouldn't be long before you would be one uping me.:huh

    You've taken that Wee places that most people wouldn't even take a dirt bike.:eek1 When I grow up I want to be just like you.:clap

    No kidding, maybe next year I could talk you into going back out and letting me tag along.
  13. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Hey buddy! :wave

    I wasn't trying to "one up you" :lol3

    ..just thinking that you wouldn't have had any trouble with those passes had they been open! :deal

    In fact, one of the guys at RMAR crossed Engineer on a ninja! Yes, a stock sportbike with all it's fairings!!
  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Searching the RMAR pics thread for other folks pics here's what I found

    ...there's the Ninja on the far right atop Cinnamon...

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    ...and again on Engineer...

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    ...all the way around the Alpine Loop. :dunno How hard can it be?

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  16. M700

    M700 Been here awhile

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    Nice shot Burren Rider!

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  17. PacificPT

    PacificPT Been here awhile

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    Punta Gorda, CA My long travel DL650 on a 900 mile 4 day trip with my nephew, his first ride and camp trip. He now wants to never have a car and just ride. I guess the trip was a success.

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  18. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    Haha! That must have just took the wind out of those GS riders' sails.

  19. PhotoBiker

    PhotoBiker Please insert title here

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    Partial off-road:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsansoucie/4602343437/" title="May 12 - Dirt by DamnBeavers, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4602343437_33e94b9a5a.jpg" width="500" height="334" alt="May 12 - Dirt" /></a>

    More Partial:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsansoucie/3832341506/" title="Unexpected Dirt by DamnBeavers, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2586/3832341506_1ba947fd27.jpg" width="500" height="334" alt="Unexpected Dirt" /></a>

    Field of dreams:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsansoucie/3796137979/" title="Aug 06 - Field of dreams by DamnBeavers, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/3796137979_18bc99e2d3.jpg" width="500" height="500" alt="Aug 06 - Field of dreams" /></a>

    Off Road:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsansoucie/4643683100/" title="Pointing Back by DamnBeavers, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4643683100_9f172dcd2b.jpg" width="500" height="334" alt="Pointing Back" /></a>

    Off Road:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsansoucie/4643069729/" title="May 26 - Exploring Trails by DamnBeavers, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3364/4643069729_15d3bb99c6.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="May 26 - Exploring Trails" /></a>
  20. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    This weekend, 30th Anniversary Dargo Rally, Victoria, Aust.

    Heading into the rally site.
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