Let's see your GS offroad!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Clayton Bigsby, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    So far, way too many of the bikes in these pics have been in places I would drive my Corolla. The above pic is a great off road pic. The next one below is a great off road pic. I've ridden my bike like that a few times, but it makes me nervous to do it alone.
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    Beautiful scenery, but road touring none the less.
    Gonna be pretty hard to convince folks that a GS is NOT the same as a Vstrom!
    I don't have anything constructive to add to this thread. I nearly always ride alone and don't photograph myself or bike. Most of my "off road" riding has been more like the roads in the last two pics which, as I said, I would drive my '03 Corolla on.
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  2. QUICKDRAW

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    This one isn't going to be a pretty landing!!

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  3. QUICKDRAW

    QUICKDRAW Bug Murderer

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    Here's a video of a fairly steep hill on a 1200GS. Sorry I couldn't insert it into this post.

    Linky

    -Shawn
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  4. PacWestGS

    PacWestGS Life Is The Adventure!

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    It wasn't bad - far as I could tell it didn't even bottom out.

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    OK so the road (trail) ended, I kept going... :D (just all alone)
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    All these pictures and more are in the RR's in Sig line... :D
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  5. Grad

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    Just because the GS CAN go offroad and do water crossings and the like, doesn't mean everybody wants to do those things. The key is the versatility, not that every one of us go out and do monstrous hillclimbs or traverse boulder-strewn goat paths every weekend.

    And I think you would beat the crap out of the bottom of your Corolla on most of these roads. Remember, the photo isn't always symbolic of that entire road...there are likely places with gullies or large rocks that would tear up a passenger car.
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  6. PacWestGS

    PacWestGS Life Is The Adventure!

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    Nice :thumb

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    There is a video somewhere of this too, just not mine...
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  7. PacWestGS

    PacWestGS Life Is The Adventure!

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    A buddy of mine on the same trip as above... :lol3

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  8. pinecone

    pinecone 任意人

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    You're gonna love those TKC80s! They do provide lots of traction in the dirt.

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    Sometimes, too much traction!:lol3
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  9. PacWestGS

    PacWestGS Life Is The Adventure!

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    I'm a firm believer in the "Tread Lightly" program, I want to come back time and time again.

    Most places where pictures get taken are places where the demands of riding are, well less demanding. :evil

    I always ride like I've got to ride this thing back home, it's not like my pickup is in the parking lot. :D

    I don't want to buy your Corolla when you are done with it... :lol3
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  10. QUICKDRAW

    QUICKDRAW Bug Murderer

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    I thought you looked a little "off-axis" on your way up.... If you pulled it off.... Good on ya :thumb

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  11. onesaintsfan

    onesaintsfan BigJohnHart

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    I am jealous. I wish I had the money to throw my bike around like that. Guess I have the wrong bike to be anal about. Tear it up, write a check, keep ridin. DAMN should of got a harley
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  12. atomicfuze

    atomicfuze Been here awhile

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    One's wealth doesn't always correspond to how they ride. I'm not a wealthy man but I sure do like to, as you say, "throw my bike around". :ricky
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  13. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    morocco, dry river bed. sandy as hell

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    morocco. in the sand ! my personnal nightmare

    noticed the ktm ? it is the one u saw some pages before jumping :D

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    morocco, Col de Belcassem. stony, very.

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    Doh!!!!! Sand......

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    if u don't know what's u'r doing, shit happened.

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    Oh no ! Sand everywhere !!!!!

    /thierry
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  14. mazinger

    mazinger Been here awhile

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    yes it does some off road.....

    Madrid, Spain, Sierra Norte (North Range)

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    ...rail road...(near Uyuni Salt Sea in Bolivia)

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    snowroad (Paso Los Conquistadores, between Argentina and Chile)

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    salt road- Uyuni (Bolivia) salt sea

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    Jama Pass (4500 m, around 14000 feet above sea level)

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    Mazinger
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  15. Gringacho

    Gringacho Una Aventura Loca

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    Don't be so sensitive to orange there Clayton, were all proud of our GS's and most of the threads in GSpot (except for the 1000 Final Drive polls).....yet I was simply asking for some pictures of GS's in action and somebody to post something different like a GS doing a wheelie offroad or jumping something completely stupid.:deal
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  16. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    KKtos, do you have a trip report of those Morocco and other rides pictures you posted?
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  17. crash a-ron

    crash a-ron mmm...burnt steel Supporter

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  18. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    hum.... I know, I know.... still have to write it....
    Pictures came from our 3 trips. 2 are written (check my signature). The last one needs to be... shame on me.
    /thierry
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  19. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I assure you, there's no way in hell your Corolla (or any other passenger car) could've made it where we were. The pictures don't do the steepness justice nor can you really see how deep the ruts were. I stopped just below where NBeener was because the trail turned into a gully that was so narrow and deep I got hung up on my crash bars. NBeener and I had to pick up the ass-end of my bike to turn it around to get it out of there.

    I admit that most of my off-road riding is on the GS is on gravel roads, but not in this case.
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  20. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Basted, it's cool looking trips you've done. :tb :thumb Where can I see more picuters of your trip?
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