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Offline Vulcan

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Re: Going off-road
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2020, 10:22:45 am »
I have to make a conscious effort to RELAX and TRUST the bike while I am off a hard surface.....
Got a friend who hates the front moving a little hence he slows down to snailpace .... and then things get worse, paddapote come out and 'fun' is nowhere to be found:

Sounds like me... :-[

When the front end moves without me initiating it, I feel like stopping, getting off and pushing the thing.  The F800GS gets heavy after some pushing.  Maybe I need a lighter bike that will push easier  :imaposer:

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Re: Going off-road
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2020, 12:43:55 pm »
When you're on the kind of surface where the tyres move around, then ANY bike is bloody hard to push. :snorting:

Rather stay on board and paddle it with both legs while the engine does the pushing.

That's what slow old geezers do, so they tell me.  :3some:
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