High mileage GSsssesss

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by oldbeer, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. eri

    eri Been here awhile

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    350-400km touring, depending on throttle
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  2. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    No worries. Send me a pm when you are de-lurgified. I’m on the Shore.
    FWIW...650 vstrom....520kms on a full tank of 91. At least that’s what the range number on the display says. I’ve never checked it as while the bike may go that far I have usually processed my pre-ride coffee long before and the system needs a discharge and a recharge, so might as well top up the bike at the same time. So while I like to have it, I’m not sure range is all that important in NZ.
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  3. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    This bike is working its magic on me. I may be hooked. Turns out the clunky gearbox was mostly operator error....who'd have though it????
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  4. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    A mate has offered to lend me his GSA so I can take it out on the gravel for a try. Think its a cam head.
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  5. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    So spent today on my mates GSA. Had no trouble with it. Height was no issue. Good solid bike.

    But I would say I missed the lightness of the XChallenge. Hmmmmmmm

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  6. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Agree. Very, very good, solid bike.
    Good luck making your mind up!!
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  7. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    I may have ridden a very low mileage 1250 today

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  8. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    How does it compare to the Connie?
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  9. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  10. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Nice write up. I’m looking forward to my first really long ride on it this week so it’ll soon be an even higher mileage GS.
    Coming from the 650 vstrom the difference in grunt is pretty noticeable.
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