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    First drop on the VFRX
    on: Dec 05, 2016, 03.42 am
    Dec 05, 2016, 03.42 am
    Ran too wide around a gate and stuck the front wheel into a soft hole.  No speed and no damage.  It was about as hard to pick up as my loaded up V-strom 650.  Not easy, but doable.  I think I will make a couple of short webbing loops to wrap around lifting points and get better leverage if I ever need it.  I can imagine some dropped bike angles that would be harder than today.

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    Re: First drop on the VFRX
    Reply #1 on: Dec 05, 2016, 06.18 am
    Dec 05, 2016, 06.18 am
    I don't think I would attempt that Greg unless there was no help around, not with my back problems. Good job in did not fall to the left!! Ride safe.
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    Re: First drop on the VFRX
    Reply #2 on: Dec 05, 2016, 08.28 am
    Dec 05, 2016, 08.28 am
     :062: amazing ...how lucky you are, to have a route like that to ride...is it a Fire Road?
    Well done for lifting the beast.... :047:
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    Re: First drop on the VFRX
    Reply #3 on: Dec 05, 2016, 10.18 am
    Dec 05, 2016, 10.18 am
    I'm amazed you could lift it  :156: would have thought 2 or 3 guys required, you must be VERY strong  :037:

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    Re: First drop on the VFRX
    Reply #4 on: Dec 05, 2016, 02.54 pm
    Dec 05, 2016, 02.54 pm
    I was thinking about getting a pair of stabilisers for my 2013 CT DCT it fell over 3 times.ask forum who has dropped there CT.
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    Re: First drop on the VFRX
    Reply #5 on: Dec 05, 2016, 02.57 pm
    Dec 05, 2016, 02.57 pm
    It was not a fire road, we don't really have those in the way we used to.  Most of the un-paved roads around the west simply remain after logging or mining activities and are then minimized a bit and repourposed for recreation accesses for various uses.  So we normally refer to them by the land agency of the area.   Forest service roads, BLM roads, state forest roads, DNR roads, park roads, etc.   There is a lot of public land out here and for street legal vehicles, there are loads of roads to ride. 

    The area where I dropped the bike is actually in the middle of a area full of designated off road vehicle trails.  It is loaded with single track trails but I use it for the dirt road system snaking through the area.   

    Here it is... http://www.dnr.wa.gov/GreenMountainTahuya

    I was riding some of the green roads on this map and dropped the bike near the point marking the road washout center left.  Very rocky (glacial) area but good practice.

    http://file.dnr.wa.gov/publications/eng_tahuya_both.pdf

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    Re: First drop on the VFRX
    Reply #6 on: Dec 05, 2016, 03.12 pm
    Dec 05, 2016, 03.12 pm
    *Originally Posted by pete fairbairn [+]
    I was thinking about getting a pair of stabilisers for my 2013 CT DCT it fell over 3 times.ask forum who has dropped there CT.

    I was thinking the same but I want the pneumatic version that pushes the bike up from laying down to about a 45 degree angle to make lifting much easier.

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    Re: First drop on the VFRX
    Reply #7 on: Dec 05, 2016, 05.27 pm
    Dec 05, 2016, 05.27 pm
    Yes it looks like a lovely area, you are lucky to have that sort of countryside near you, enjoyed the video, I can see where you get your name from, you certainly were not hanging about at times there :002: