Quick ride on the Wee

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by socaltrailrider, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. socaltrailrider

    socaltrailrider Adventurer

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    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    So, I had some free time today so I took the Wee out for a spin to see how it liked dirt. They were just forest service roads, but still dirt. Here's some pics from the ride.
    Heading out towards the canyon
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    Got through the little town of Silverado and started going up the paved section of the service road.
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    Now, we hit the dirt.
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    Stopped to take a few pics and enjoy the view before heading back down
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    Hey, my bike got dirty!

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    Heading back into Silverado for lunch
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    And of course the food shot
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  2. azwheelin

    azwheelin Adventurer

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    Phoenix, Arizona
    Nice ride and pics, thanks for sharing. I've yet to get mine on much dirt, how did it handle? Would you recommend different tires?
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  3. socaltrailrider

    socaltrailrider Adventurer

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    Tustin, CA
    I've only had the bike for a little over a month, and my other two bikes are a KTM 525 and 300, so I'm probably a little biased since I also have bikes that are very dirt specific. With that said, the bike handled kind of like I thought it would. It made it through just fine, but I had to take it slow. I'm used to jumping over the water bars, on the Wee I had to roll them slowly. Suspension was a little harsh in the rocks. It was fun to ride the big beast in the dirt though. Kind of felt like cheating! As for the tires, I didn't push them that much and I also did not air them down, so that would have probably helped. I would like to try the bike with knobbies though. This bike will be 80% pavement 20% dirt/gravel roads for me, so it will be great for what I want to use it for.
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