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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    How do they view the G650 Xchallenge on rideouts?
    The chaps in the Peaks just laugh at me on the 950SE, but there has been only one trail I couldn't get it up and most of them were struggling to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDiddy View Post
    The chaps in the Peaks just laugh at me on the 950SE, but there has been only one trail I couldn't get it up and most of them were struggling to...
    It's called 'care in the community'.....
    Did they miss Chapelgate, Hollinsclough and Three Shires Head out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timpo View Post
    It's called 'care in the community'.....
    Did they miss Chapelgate, Hollinsclough and Three Shires Head out?

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    LOL - The only one I haven't done both ways is Hollinsclough -

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    How do they view the G650 Xchallenge on rideouts?
    Usually from the front!

    Well, it would appear that size is important, which is contrary to the message that I have been promulgating for a number of years

    The initial reaction would appear to fall somewhere between WTF and a healthy degree of scepticism. Whether that's because I'm a relative newbie (or rusty oldie) on trails, the bike, or a combination thereof I'm not sure.

    That said, for many of those that I've ridden with, it's generated a fair amount of interest and discussion, probably as they don't seem that common and are definately not the steed of choice for the trails round here. The feedback re the bike has been good, and has pleasantly surprised a few with what it will do. People's experence may be of the Transalps and Dominators of old, and this is a totally different beast

    My view is the bike is great, and it's capabilities are far beyond my current ability (though I hasten to add that I am working on that). Mechanically it's very strong, and does not suffer in deep water, being dropped etc.

    On the horizon I have a DRZ E lined up to get on the road, which will be a little lighter though still relatively heavy in trail terms. It'll be interesting to see what difference that brings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFJ View Post
    Usually from the front!

    Well, it would appear that size is important, which is contrary to the message that I have been promulgating for a number of years

    The initial reaction would appear to fall somewhere between WTF and a healthy degree of scepticism. Whether that's because I'm a relative newbie (or rusty oldie) on trails, the bike, or a combination thereof I'm not sure.

    That said, for many of those that I've ridden with, it's generated a fair amount of interest and discussion, probably as they don't seem that common and are definately not the steed of choice for the trails round here. The feedback re the bike has been good, and has pleasantly surprised a few with what it will do. People's experence may be of the Transalps and Dominators of old, and this is a totally different beast

    My view is the bike is great, and it's capabilities are far beyond my current ability (though I hasten to add that I am working on that). Mechanically it's very strong, and does not suffer in deep water, being dropped etc.

    On the horizon I have a DRZ E lined up to get on the road, which will be a little lighter though still relatively heavy in trail terms. It'll be interesting to see what difference that brings.
    Good thoughts....................I went to a TRF meeting to see some mates earlier in the year, that I used to ride with 15 years ago and when I told them what bike I had.....they pissed themselves and fell about laughing
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    virtual peaks site

    Anyone know whether this is still up? Been struggling to get on it since the weekend, my browser just times out.
    Gareth

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFJ View Post
    Anyone know whether this is still up? Been struggling to get on it since the weekend, my browser just times out.
    Gareth
    The site is still live just not very active
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