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  • Offline ArthurY   us

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    Off-road
    on: Sep 10, 2022, 01.08 pm
    Sep 10, 2022, 01.08 pm
    Anyone of you taking your CT off-road?
    I saw one thread dated 2016 about this.
    I went on a compacted gravel road for about 15 miles with the OEM Bridgestone BattleWing and it was a blast.
    Thinking about trying this elsewhere.
    Can the OEM suspensions take this sort of thing?

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    Re: Off-road
    Reply #1 on: Sep 10, 2022, 02.49 pm
    Sep 10, 2022, 02.49 pm
    You can ride any bike offroad, within limits.  You just have to know the bikes and more importantly - YOUR limits.
    I have ridden my VFR on compact gravel and forest service roads at moderate pace without issues. 

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    Re: Off-road
    Reply #2 on: Sep 10, 2022, 03.13 pm
    Sep 10, 2022, 03.13 pm
    Yup, I'm pretty moderate as well.
    My main aim is to enjoy the mountain views which are not accessible on asphalt.

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    Re: Off-road
    Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2022, 09.16 am
    Sep 11, 2022, 09.16 am
    Have a look here, it’s a friend of mine :

    https://youtube.com/user/damk150

    We both have a DCT Crosstourer and we are doing a lot of TET in France near Paris and this bike is definitely a beast. You just need a good crashbar but you’ll be surprised by what you can achieve off-road when you ride it

    Also, the DCT is quite enjoyable when doing off-road. No risk to stall

    For those who don’t know, this is the TET :

    https://transeurotrail.org/

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    Re: Off-road
    Reply #4 on: Sep 12, 2022, 03.50 pm
    Sep 12, 2022, 03.50 pm
    When the pavement ends here in NE Florida (and neighboring SE Georgia), the road changes to sand about 95% of the time.  I've run a few miles of unpaved roads here, but it's not fun with 80/20 tires and a 600-lb machine.  Other places I've lived (Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania) would be a different story.

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    Re: Off-road
    Reply #5 on: Sep 12, 2022, 04.00 pm
    Sep 12, 2022, 04.00 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ernest_T_Bass [+]
    When the pavement ends here in NE Florida (and neighboring SE Georgia), the road changes to sand about 95% of the time.  I've run a few miles of unpaved roads here, but it's not fun with 80/20 tires and a 600-lb machine.  Other places I've lived (Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania) would be a different story.

    Yea, soft sand would be an issue. I agree.