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Offline Doc

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Tarmac - who needs tarmac!
« on: February 29, 2012, 09:03:02 PM »
Only one wheel required   :005:

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Re: Tarmac - who needs tarmac!
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 09:42:25 PM »
Hey Doc   :047: ... where did you get that picture from ?
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Re: Tarmac - who needs tarmac!
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 11:10:31 PM »
Totally agree ... good to see  :156:
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Re: Tarmac - who needs tarmac!
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 08:29:24 AM »
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Re: Tarmac - who needs tarmac!
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 04:24:31 PM »
Not climbed any big hills but i have tried CT on gravel a couple of times now. Nothing scary, just did a video when we went down that dam in Elsass.
Crosstourer on gravel
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Re: Tarmac - who needs tarmac!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 01:15:07 AM »
*Originally Posted by ojo [+]
Not climbed any big hills but i have tried CT on gravel a couple of times now. Nothing scary, just did a video when we went down that dam in Elsass.
Crosstourer on gravel

WOOOOW!!!! It looks scary in the video man......  :062: :028: :037: :020:

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Re: Tarmac - who needs tarmac!
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 01:04:30 AM »
Hi Ojo,
Nice video thank you - a few questions
  • Did you feel that it was capable in the gravel ?
  • With the factory tyres did they give you any slipping or skipping feeling?
  • What speed did you end up doing on that gravel ?
  • From a handling perspective if it had knobbies would you think it would behave better ?
Keen to know your thoughts as my intention is to do more dirt and gravel work with the Crosstourer not just tar.
Thanks ... Jacob
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Re: Tarmac - who needs tarmac!
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 07:48:43 PM »
Hi Jacob
That was the only short ride out on gravel road i did - yet.  As i still have the "feeling" on thousends of km's on gravel road in australia (hehe ;-) ..... ) with a somewhat heavy loaded AfricaTwin, two up ......  i sure would want to know what CT is feeling like on that.
My short answer here - YES i bet the bike is capable to drive on gravel. Factory tyres felt just fine on the tight gravel, i ended up some 70kmh perhaps - at this short run up the hill. Didn't want to exercise further anyway at that moment.
I am still learning on the feel and moves on CT - basically she is very easy to handle though at some stages “she told me” that she is not a lightweight either (of course we knew that). It sure needs some exercise and some good foresight to handle that bike offroad. And i think she would not forgive any slippery terrain on the standard tyres.
Sure there will be others around here soon to give more meanings and tips  :305:
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