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« on: March 03, 2006, 12:12:24 pm »
Was a bit nervous to try this climb. On a dirt bike it is a walk in the park.
Fortunately the 1200GS idles up here just as easily. Incidently, this is on my way home if I decide to go off piste, insteadf of taking the N2 tollroad north. This was with my Dunlop Trailmax's which are very road oriented. I'd imagine knobblies would make much more extreme climbs possible

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006, 12:46:17 pm »
damn!
this is proof that balls need to be bigger than the knobblies  :D
*note to self* - put bigger balls on xmas wish list
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006, 12:46:44 pm »
Love to see you try that in the wet  :twisted:  Great pic!
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006, 01:09:23 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2006, 08:32:00 pm »
Macduff, come to Grabouw, I will show you hills just like that.... Oh wait, you have seen the one, remember? (when Lourens and Nina walked away?)

Now that my friend is a challenge due to its gradient, boulders in the way, and the sheer drop if you cock it up.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2006, 09:08:03 pm »
Easy peasy on that bike :D



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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2006, 09:41:29 pm »
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Oh wait, you have seen the one, remember?

Now that my friend is a challenge due to its gradient, boulders in the way, and the sheer drop if you cock it up.


yes, the 4x4 track?
well, one day when i am big, i know i will be able to do that as well  :wink:
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2006, 12:06:02 am »
Awesome AOR. As I have found out She (the 1200GS) can do a lot more than I thought!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2006, 12:14:52 am »
Peeps who posted replies on this topic.

Why always make comments about how much more difficult your achievements are, rather take some pics of your hills and post them on your own topic. If someone posts as something they have achieved, rather congratulate them. We are not all experts (talking about myself here not AOR). We want to encourage people to try more things and become better DS riders....

I didn't think this forum was a dick size competition
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2006, 12:44:31 am »
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I didn't think this forum was a dick size competition

Unfortunately dick size always gets thrown into any forum :roll:
For the record: I think any first-time achievement is an achievement just the same. No need to measure up to anybody, we are no longer spunk-driven teenagers.

I for one am quite happy that I don't have to ride like a pro - probably because I have a very big... :lol:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2006, 10:09:37 am »
I am a spunk driven teenager in an old mans body...... :D

Hence my frequent visits to : www.russianbrides.com
and also ;www.watchersweb.com Not Work Safe !!
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2006, 10:31:03 pm »
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Peeps who posted replies on this topic.

Why always make comments about how much more difficult your achievements are, rather take some pics of your hills and post them on your own topic. If someone posts as something they have achieved, rather congratulate them. We are not all experts (talking about myself here not AOR). We want to encourage people to try more things and become better DS riders....

I didn't think this forum was a dick size competition


Hi Neil,

Point taken, I know it was directed at me, I appreciate what you were saying, just that McDuff was saying he never saw somehting like this before, I was just reminding him, thats all.

No need to compare dick sizes, quite correct.

My direct apologies if my intentions came out wrong. Spunk driven teenagers. So what are the old farts driven by Lucky Striker?

Whatever, well done to AOR, we know that boy can ride..
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2006, 12:04:03 am »
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Quote from: "funacide"
Peeps who posted replies on this topic.

Why always make comments about how much more difficult your achievements are, rather take some pics of your hills and post them on your own topic. If someone posts as something they have achieved, rather congratulate them. We are not all experts (talking about myself here not AOR). We want to encourage people to try more things and become better DS riders....

I didn't think this forum was a dick size competition


Hi Neil,

Point taken, I know it was directed at me, I appreciate what you were saying, just that McDuff was saying he never saw somehting like this before, I was just reminding him, thats all.

No need to compare dick sizes, quite correct.

My direct apologies if my intentions came out wrong. Spunk driven teenagers. So what are the old farts driven by Lucky Striker?

Whatever, well done to AOR, we know that boy can ride..


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Don't take things so personally, it was a general statement not directed at you personally.... I would have PM'd you if it was directly at you... Just thought it should be said for the spirit of the board!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2006, 08:04:29 am »
Its good to see hardcore Enduro riders converting to big trailies, its a different league.
It is the same ball park, and the same sport, but very different piloting a 200kg pig up a hill.

Lekka stuff AOR.
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2006, 08:53:49 am »
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Its good to see hardcore Enduro riders converting to big trailies, its a different league.
It is the same ball park, and the same sport, but very different piloting a 200kg pig up a hill.

Lekka stuff AOR.


and with gear and petrol and extras? 250? (iamgine that, 1/4 ton between your legs and we are not talking about dick sizes either.)

thanks Neil, I thought it was directed at me.

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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2006, 09:15:40 am »
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thanks Neil, I thought it was directed at me.

It WAS directed at you :wink: . Read it again:
Quote from: "funacide"
Peeps who posted replies on this topic.

It was just not directed at you alone. Some of it was directed at me. As they say: "If the shoe fits, wear it"
And why did you direct the 'Old Farts, whatever' comment at me? I didn't direct the 'spunk' comment at you. I don't want to get directly involved in this hi-jacking but this whole "I'm so insulted" diva behaviour can get a bit much sometimes.

The Diva comment is not directed at anyone in particular. It's just a direct result of Monday morning irritation :P . Can someone please ask the Director to yell 'Cut'?


Back to the thread: (just to show that I'm not a hi-jacker :D )
It amazes me to see people get upset when their pigs don't handle as well as smaller bikes in the rough stuff. Some people are genuinely disappointed in their big trailies when they can't cross technical obstacles after the salesperson assured them that they would be able to.
If you want to make your pig go over technical terrain you have to work really hard and allow for a fall or two - no biggie, it's the way it is.
Unless you are very proficient (and who has the time to get the excersize) you will always struggle more with a big bike than a smaller 650/400.
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2006, 10:36:23 am »
What worries me about the GS is the "fall over bit".
I can just imagine plastic panniers lying in shreds, nasty scratches in my lovely metalic yellow paintwork :shock: dented aluminium tank shrouds :roll:

The "Me falling" bit is not a problem, done it many times, almost every offroad ride I do with my full blown enduro bikes. Learning the limits of you and your bike often requires crashing when you've gone a little too far.
 
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2006, 10:46:14 am »
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I don't want to get directly involved in this hi-jacking but this whole "I'm so insulted" diva behaviour can get a bit much sometimes


perhaps a direct correlation with my thread in jouma.

and i apologised if i was wrong, so there you go, piss off. not that your opinion counts much to me anyway :wink:

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AOR, I must say that BMW stuff to replace is ridiculous. So freken expensive. I am actually glad my little Dakar got stolen because for me to replace all the plastics and bent and broken and deeply scratched goodies would have been over R20000, which is around 50% of what I paid for it.

So I hear you. And I do believe those plastic panniers are particularly soft, our mate was going 5kays/h around a corner in the hell, had a tipover from going too slow and damaged them quite a bit.

I am sure your own personal limits are  a bit higher!  :P
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2006, 10:54:26 am »
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thanks Neil, I thought it was directed at me.

It WAS directed at you :wink: . Read it again:
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Peeps who posted replies on this topic.

It was just not directed at you alone. Some of it was directed at me. As they say: "If the shoe fits, wear it"

Back to the thread: (just to show that I'm not a hi-jacker :D )
It amazes me to see people get upset when their pigs don't handle as well as smaller bikes in the rough stuff. Some people are genuinely disappointed in their big trailies when they can't cross technical obstacles after the salesperson assured them that they would be able to.
If you want to make your pig go over technical terrain you have to work really hard and allow for a fall or two - no biggie, it's the way it is.
Unless you are very proficient (and who has the time to get the excersize) you will always struggle more with a big bike than a smaller 650/400.


Except when its the Groot Swart Vark, then you struggle A LOT MORE, and what is the question?

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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2006, 10:59:05 am »
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What worries me about the GS is the "fall over bit".
I can just imagine plastic panniers lying in shreds, nasty scratches in my lovely metalic yellow paintwork :shock: dented aluminium tank shrouds :roll:

I used to feel exactly the same as you but I think you will find that the bike can take quite a beating before it shows any damage. My bike has fallen over too many times to recall but it has only minor damage to the hand guards, the crash bars and a few scratches on one mirror. It can all be sanded and polished back to (near) perfection. Light scratches on paint can be buffed away. As a precaution you can protect your paintwork by sticking those clear sheet adhesives to exposed bits (see Superbike magazine of three months back...I think)
I'm not going to go on and on - you will see for yourself that breaking or damaging something is a rarerity and not a train smash when it happens. Just ride it - I'm sure you'll fare much better than I did and I don't have anything to sulk about.

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