Who said a F650GS can't go off road?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by soph9, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    OK...here is a beginner video from a beginner off road experience.....be kind and again my Contour HD1080p cam is still having audio issues....just can't seem to get it right. PART 1

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  2. giodog2000

    giodog2000 Been here awhile

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    Hey Soph , you did awsome . That dirt bike experience you have from when you were young certainly helped and it shows. Once you put on those more agressive tires it'll be night and day... I thought you said it would be about 10% offroad ? Seems to me it's 50/50 so far. :lol3
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    :D THANKS!

    Looks like weekends might be for off road exploring once we get the K60's...good work out and what a way to see the back country....part 2 coming up later...just my ride out which was more tricky then the ride in...
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    Part 2 heading out...more tricky then heading in!

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  5. giodog2000

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    Tough conditions... good job!
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  6. straightrod

    straightrod Long timer

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    You sure have a decent friend/guide watching out for you.
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  7. amk

    amk Been here awhile

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    OK, then what is a road?
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  8. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    a road is a bit smoother and does not make a bike with Tourance tires hydroplane....at every turn.:rofl
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  9. levity

    levity nano-Adventurer

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    play nice -- think she meant "off-pavement"

    OK, now I see why it's so green up there

    yer gonna like the K60s :thumb
    might also consider a mudsling to protect the shock from all that splash:

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    we both have mudslings on our bikes, and it WORK GREAT and now I am going to need new boots...I think I trashed my Alpinestars...I really commute to work everyday and did not know i would enjoy this type of riding so much. I know the 650 suspension can not take too much but it can handle this type of road/trail with the preload as high as it can go. The K60's I think will give me more confidence on mud.....so i am looking for a new Dual sport boot...any ideas for two chicks?
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    Hey Soph. Congrats on finally getting the bike for one. Second, looks like you're doing the same trail as the Spring Newbie Ride. Why weren't you there?????


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    OK Levity. For all that fancy schmancy suspension you got on there I'd expect that thing to be a lot dirtier!! And then, let me know how you like the suspension.
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    I was tired from the work week and went for a long ride the day before....and I LOVE this bike!
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    Ya, I was blasting past most of the KTMs on that ride. It's not as rough so the extra horsepower kicks ass.

    You'll love the K60s. I'm riding those and love em. (think i told you that on the other forum).

    If you do that ride a few more times and get your confidence up you'll kick ass real soon. There's lots of water bars and pot holes you can get air out of.... and bottom out the shitty rear suspension.
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    yeah I can attest to the amount of water....felt like I was on a boat...and as for those who think I took it slow all the way...I actually edited out the high speed areas because my stupid cam and the amount of wind noise it picks up was ear drum blowing.....:D
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  16. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Yeah... right. :D
    And thanks for not editing music into it. I think it impairs the experience.

    Edited: and congratulations on the bike and the nice ride!
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  17. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Nice vid but that's forest road riding, not offroad riding.
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    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    My wife is from Chilliwack and wants to move back but the weather is too miserable for me. Your videos of the riding areas are helping her cause....except for the miserable weather. :lol3
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    not sure where you take your bike if it is a BMW...but to me this is off road...I am used to tar.:wink:
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    BC weather is pretty wonderful compared to the rest of Canada. Chilliwack looks and sounds great to me!

    http://www.tourismchilliwack.com/content.php?pageID=35
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