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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Impressive video!

You had everything that Triumph likely exposed that motorcycle to.

Water? check
Asphalt? check
Hardpack dirt? check
Soft sand? check
Steep inclines? check
Woods single track? check
Mud? check
Gravel? check



Well done sir!
Can't wait to give her a second test.... Just to be sure.
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That was great. I am sitting here in my chair, watching that great video, and at times I would find myself reaching for the pegs and a standing position, lol. Hard to do in a living room chair, hehe.
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Standing on the pegs wasn't so bad. It was ducking under all the branches in the first off road section that was hard for me. I'm 6'4" & I almost got knocked out of my chair at least twice!

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Standing on the pegs wasn't so bad. It was ducking under all the branches in the first off road section that was hard for me. I'm 6'4" & I almost got knocked out of my chair at least twice!
At 6'2", I feel you pain. This is the first bike other than my XR650R where I don't look like a monkey date raping a deflated football.

Why do I ride? Seriously? If you have to ask, then you would never understand my answer.
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Enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing.
Don't you just love it when other people look down on your bike, all thinking ; "we're gonna be doing an lot of picking this sucker out of the bushes", And then proving them wrong?
Happened to me a few years ago when I took my Scrambler900 to an ADV riders meet and I took it steady and picked my line carefully and got further than a lot of others on their, supposed, more suitable bikes. I love it.
Looking forward to more of your vids. Are you going to change the tyres?

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Yeah, been there, done that. I weigh less than 150lbs and my primary offroad steed is an XR650R. I get "the look" any time I ride with new guys.

I haven't decided on the tires. I bought the bike primarily as a streeter, with the occasional dirt stint. Last thing I want to do is lay tis thing down.

BUT, after feeling it's prowess with banana skins..... The temptation is impressive!

Use that video to get into my channel. There are MANY that will keep you entertained, though on other bikes. Of particular interest will be KTMiBR and Why I Ride.

Enjoy!

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