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A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« on: January 04, 2012, 11:32:56 am »
Nice video compilation............  some difficult terrain but capable bike!

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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 11:58:36 am »
Lekker vid  :thumleft:
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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 12:05:29 pm »
Thanks Goosey  :3some: enjoyable to watch and lekker music too.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 12:43:48 pm »
I like the blue colour.
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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 01:11:07 pm »
I agree, great bike that is under appreciated off road. This December we were in Barkley East/Lady Grey and I lent my 990 to an accomplished enduro rider to ride back up and over the Joeberts pass. I used his 1200GS ADV on Metzeler Karoo2 rubber and was properly impressed by the big block 'o flats. Suspension was confidence inspiring but had too little ground clearance so the stand smashed all the time even over small jumps, but it did track well and true.
Awesome torque which saved wheelspin out of the tigher corners and transferred throttle into forwards, not sideways movement. You had to roll on hard and early if you wanted to kick the back out to tighten your line though! :o
Brakes are good providing your body position is correct and the weight, well I didn't find it too much of a problem.
My feet were fucked though when we got back to Lammergaaier, indicating that lots of pressure was being required on the pegs to help it change direction.
I'm actually smiling, sitting here writing this, remembering how much fun I had... :ricky: :thumleft:
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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 01:18:33 pm »
...Suspension was confidence inspiring but had too little ground clearance so the stand smashed all the time even over small jumps,....
Was the settings correct on the suspension?
 

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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 02:31:14 pm »
Think so Brandt? High mountain on soft... What you think. I used the soft as it was quite rocky and didn't want to get bounced around too much, is tha tgood or bad?
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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 05:34:36 pm »
Where's Uncle Dan  :patch:
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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 06:01:49 pm »
Cool vid, music made me think of Lord of the Rings  :thumleft:
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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 06:09:56 pm »
Nice to see that the medium sized continent can be put through smaller places - probably not really what it was designed for, but heck, who cares.

Do you guys reckon that the "nick" at 1:39mins will result in a new left cylinder head protector?
 

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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 10:16:08 pm »
Oh dearie me, that boxer engine. One cylinder in Croatia, the other one in Turkey. The same bike's cylinder heads need different passports at the same time. :xxbah:
 

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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 10:46:06 pm »
Cool video Goose, het hom baie geniet. Nou weet ek daai bike kan. :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 10:53:52 pm »
Cool video Goose, het hom baie geniet. Nou weet ek daai bike kan. :thumleft: :thumleft:


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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2012, 11:12:46 am »
Now that is EXACTLY what I want to be able to do with my Lump - and we are getting there slowly, not too many cylinder head guards so far  :biggrin:

And thats also why I am considering the GreatLoop Luggage too.....
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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2012, 08:46:26 pm »
Very nice video,... thanks for sharing. :thumleft:

It is pretty amaizing just how capable these Big DS Bike really are. I still have a lot to learn. ;)
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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2012, 09:18:42 pm »
Very nice video,... thanks for sharing. :thumleft:

It is pretty amaizing just how capable these Big DS Bike really are. I WE still have a lot to learn. ;)

fixed!!   :thumleft:

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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2012, 09:37:33 pm »
Very nice video,... thanks for sharing. :thumleft:

It is pretty amaizing just how capable these Big DS Bike really are. I WE still have a lot to learn. ;)

fixed!!   :thumleft:

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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2012, 09:54:12 pm »
Very nice video,... thanks for sharing. :thumleft:

It is pretty amaizing just how capable these Big DS Bike really are. I WE still have a lot to learn. ;)

fixed!!   :thumleft:

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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2012, 09:57:01 pm »
That guy is a good rider.
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Re: A bit of GSA inspirational riding!
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2012, 10:02:19 pm »
Nice to see that the medium sized continent can be put through smaller places - probably not really what it was designed for, but heck, who cares.

Do you guys reckon that the "nick" at 1:39mins will result in a new left cylinder head protector?


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