Lets see your Vstrom OFFROAD!

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

  1. G.Gordon

    G.Gordon Nation of Frustration

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  2. xr75er

    xr75er Wish I knew now

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    Hey Flash,
    Thread hi-jack - Do you have suggested routes in this area?

    Thanks,

    hi-jack over!
    Bob
  3. coop74

    coop74 Deal's Gap Junkie

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    Here is a shot of a little scouting action...


    Coop

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  4. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    So far, I haven't seen anywhere the BMW R 1200 GS can go that the
    Strom can't.

    Don't mean to slam the Beemer guys, because I was one. Just say'in. :D
  5. mdw612

    mdw612 Adventurer Rider

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  6. G.Gordon

    G.Gordon Nation of Frustration

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    Yea you can hope into the forest off of Hwy 9 in Paron, AR just south of Willliam's Junction on Hwy 10/9. That'll take you about 28miles to Hwy 7. Just accross the Hwy you will see it keep going......another 30 miles or so of great riding to hwy 27 I think. You go south here to CR 12 if I remember right..........wind around a bit and you'll end up in Oklahoma.

    Of course in between any of these areas you can loop around and explore a bunch. You can go from Hwy 9 at Paron, AR. into Oklahoma via gravel and only touch pavement about 10 miles or so.
  7. Forseti

    Forseti Long timer

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    No road.. just a "path" through the trees. :evil

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  8. Forseti

    Forseti Long timer

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    Umm... gona have to make my own path I guess... :wings

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  9. xr75er

    xr75er Wish I knew now

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    Sounds great - thanks!
  10. MGB

    MGB ex. BmwDuc

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  11. Wee Hermanator

    Wee Hermanator Adventurer

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    Here's the Strom on a gravel ride in the Western Cape.
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    Then, in preparation for the BMW Off-Road Skills course, thought I'd take it for a bit of technical riding....
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    Hot Dog, a Jumpin Strom....
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    Stromin, gotta love it!
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    Great pics from the others, hope to se more in the future.

    Cheers

    Lawrence
  12. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    I usually don't have many pictures of my bike, but we took quite a few on
    this trip, so here are mine and Remarksman's bikes in the dirt:

    On the road to Cueva de la Olla (pic - Remarksman):
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    Same road (pic - CrazyBrit):
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    Remarksman on Chihuahua 23:
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    Do bridges count as road or off-road?

    Remarksman crossing the Batopilas river on the way to Batopilas:
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    This is me crossing the second of the Batopilas bridges (pic - CrazyBrit):
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    There are more (OK, a lot more :lol3 ) pictures in our trip report - Trailer Queens.

    Gustavo
  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    The good: I picked up the bike last weekend in Tucson and rode it back home to Oregon. But I didn't get the chance to try it out on the dirt until today. I had too much fun getting here, flogging it over some of my favorite roads. And though I didn't spend a lot of time in the antelope refuge, I'm certainly going to come back here once the weather gets better.

    The bad: On the way home, about 15 miles from my house, I managed to lock up the rear brake and did a low side in some gravel into a ditch. I was unscathed, but the plastic on the left side of the bike is toast. Here's hoping that Suzuki plastic is a lot cheaper than the plastic on my old BMW R1100GS.:cry
  14. d.t vet

    d.t vet v2

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    That's the reason to buy a adventure 990s:evil
  15. mtrrnn

    mtrrnn Paladin

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    Here is a shot from last weekends fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains...

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    Of course my buddy is pointing to the spot where I dropped the strom after his GS "just died" in front of me - no damage except a couple of scrapes on the Givi.

    Take care,
    Bob S.
  16. G.Gordon

    G.Gordon Nation of Frustration

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    This thread is toooooo dry.:lol3

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  17. Todd-Squad

    Todd-Squad See Ya, Bye.

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  18. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    Hey Todd,

    What kind of rear rack is that?
  19. Liquidsunshine

    Liquidsunshine Adventurer

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    Were you in Moab Saturday?

    I saw another yellow 1000 there around 5 or 6 in the evening. Mine was parked on Main.
  20. U235Power

    U235Power Been here awhile

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    A short jont off the pavement outside Valdez.

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