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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Zerc on June 01, 2008, 09:43:25 pm

Title: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Zerc on June 01, 2008, 09:43:25 pm
As from yesterday I am the proud owner of an 1150GSA so the first thing to do was get used to the larger bike after spending a year and a half with a 650GS. Noble Steed and I decided to to have a ride to Dullstroom today to test it out. We took some of the back roads round to Loskop dam, once we hit the N11 we rode tar round Groblersdal to the R579 and found a nice back road into Dullstroom. There are some seriously nice gravel roads in the area. One of the roads we were on was a single lane which just meandered all the way up and down the hills and the one going into Dullstroom was quite rocky and rutted but a lot of fun. Unfortunately, after Dullstroom we ran out of time and had to return via tar avoiding the tollgates and that was mind numbing.

The bike handles beautifully and is more confidence inspiring at speed than my 650. With the 650 I'm not really comfortable going faster than 90km/h on dirt but with the 1150 I thought I was doing about 60 only to look down at the speedo to find out that I was going over 100, I now understand how the guys with the bigger bikes manage to travel so fast on dirt. I can see many outings for me on my new bike.

My very first taste of gravel with the new bike
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8953/img0003je9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

The single lane road with Noble Steed approachinf
(http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/2032/img0011il4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

The rocky and fun road, it looked a lot worse than this in places
(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/9287/img0017rn1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

A view over the hills
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6671/img0018xr2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)



Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: David van Breda on June 01, 2008, 09:46:20 pm
Nothing like a heay bike on a open dirt road
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Panne on June 01, 2008, 09:51:13 pm
Congrats Zerc. Hope you have many happy (s)miles on the new scoot.  :ricky:
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: noble steed on June 01, 2008, 10:02:23 pm
I still managed to keep up on tar. On dirt I fell slowly behind. Nice bike the old GSA, I'm sure Zerc will have many happy kilos.

Didn't know such pretty little roads existed on the way to dullstroom, complete with mini mountain passes! Has lots of fun, pity we ran out of time. Maybe later can explore around tonteldoos?

Zerc enjoying his new ride...

My pretty scoot

the 2 together

mini mountain pass

and interesting signage
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Adventurer on June 01, 2008, 10:44:26 pm
Bliksem, that's a nice bike... ;D ;D
Good to see you're enjoying it....have fun. :)
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Jay on June 01, 2008, 10:57:00 pm
Sweet ride  :ricky:
Give us more on that routâ?¦. Do you have a GPS track or something, would love to ride it
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: bmad on June 02, 2008, 07:17:43 am
Congrats Zerc :thumleft:

Great choice  ;D

May you have many happy miles on that baby  :ricky:

Give us some more info on the bike please


******* EDIT *******

Not to worry, just noticed that it was Adventurers bike!
Lucky Bastid  ;D

Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Ama ride ride on June 02, 2008, 07:26:21 am
Congrats Zerc. Happy many dirty miles and smiles. ;)
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: keithk on June 02, 2008, 07:33:00 am
Cool ride enjoy it !
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Zerc on June 02, 2008, 08:04:24 am
Sweet ride  :ricky:
Give us more on that routâ?¦. Do you have a GPS track or something, would love to ride it

Here you go
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: GundaGunda on June 02, 2008, 09:11:40 am
Gonna miss the sight of the back of the Dakar, but congrats.
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Jay on June 02, 2008, 10:46:19 am
Sweet thanks Zerc  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: LouisXander on June 02, 2008, 10:48:46 am
I once dated a girl from Tonteldoos! Lekka farming community then.
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Adventurer on June 02, 2008, 12:41:28 pm
I once dated a girl from Tonteldoos! Lekka farming community then.

And how was her Tontel? ;D ;D
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: GSASTERIX (RIP) on June 02, 2008, 01:42:26 pm
hope you have as much fun and joy out of yours as i am having on mine

nice bike

enjoy!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Lourens ツ on June 02, 2008, 02:01:07 pm
Congrats with the bike!  I grew up in Groblersdal district but more to the north-western side of the town.  I know there are hundreds of kilos of dirt roads around there.   Remember that Loskop dam has canal roads that makes Harties' canals look like mickey mouse!  It will have to be one or even two nights out.  I'm busy drawing up plans.
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 02, 2008, 03:52:14 pm
Enjoy it!! I have also gone from a Dakar to a 1150 GSA. What a ride! C.
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: JourneyMan on June 02, 2008, 06:28:10 pm
Great stuff! Enjoy!  :cool:
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Goose on June 02, 2008, 06:37:01 pm
Lekkkerrrrrr... nice one!  ;D
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Mark Hardy on June 02, 2008, 07:02:26 pm
My very first taste of gravel with the new bike
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8953/img0003je9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Would love to have one of these in my garage, once again congrats and enjoy
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Leo on June 02, 2008, 08:04:59 pm
Would love to have one of these in my garage, once again congrats and enjoy

Bavaria has got a few for sale on their showroom floor  ;)
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Frankie on June 02, 2008, 09:38:23 pm
Well done Zerc!

Nice ride - many happy miles to yer! ;D
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: blazes on June 05, 2008, 12:23:10 pm
Nice one Zerc ;) I am planning to add one of those to my stable shortly.
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: malgat (RIP) on June 05, 2008, 01:42:28 pm
i also want one,,,,,,if u find a nice prize one pm me please

will rob an atm or a garage on the way home today
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Ama ride ride on June 06, 2008, 07:58:02 am
Nice one Zerc ;) I am planning to add one of those to my stable shortly.

Jyt te veel moolah....en te min tyd om te ry... :imaposer:
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Extreme Velcro on June 06, 2008, 09:08:40 am
Great stuff Zerc - you must be over the moon......
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Raggety on June 06, 2008, 01:26:45 pm
Nice, Zerc.  Enjoy the stud more and more with avery gravel road.
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Doringboom on June 06, 2008, 01:37:10 pm
Many safe miles and lots of smiles for you Zerc! Enjoy 8)
Title: Re: Trying out my new 1150GSA
Post by: Vonkprop on June 09, 2008, 12:17:48 pm
Welcome to the club. Remember....the more you ride the lighter it gets ;)