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Thread: Which bike for green-lanes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suffolk View Post
    ride if you like but for green lanes a bit over kill, why ruin a great bike when you drop it . any old trail bike will do you dont have to worry about the repair bill.
    At last...

    an admission that GSA is not intended for use off-road. In other words, it's simply an inferior kind of RT...


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    Quote Originally Posted by richardbd View Post
    At last...

    an admission that GSA is not intended for use off-road. In other words, it's simply an inferior kind of RT...


    The GS and GSA are highly capable bikes off road or on the trails in the right hands
    The main problem as I see it ,is overweight middle aged blokes,that think ,having just bought one,that they can ride the thing on the loose stuff.
    It's a MAN thing,can't be seen on a 250!No no no.
    They have to buy the biggest ,fastest, and baddest thing they can afford.
    Then ,after they have shit themselves,hurt themselves,broken the bike(delete as ness)
    They give up
    Start with a manageable bike and learn to ride it
    overland and classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyboy View Post

    The GS and GSA are highly capable bikes off road or on the trails in the right hands
    The main problem as I see it ,is overweight middle aged blokes,that think ,having just bought one,that they can ride the thing on the loose stuff.
    It's a MAN thing,can't be seen on a 250!No no no.
    They have to buy the biggest ,fastest, and baddest thing they can afford.
    Then ,after they have shit themselves,hurt themselves,broken the bike(delete as ness)
    They give up
    Start with a manageable bike and learn to ride it
    Words of wisdom Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyboy View Post
    They have to buy the biggest ,fastest, and baddest thing they can afford.
    Of course. Otherwise where's the fun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Black View Post
    Harley electraglide ?
    Well my old man did a bit (accidentally) on his Virago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyboy View Post

    The GS and GSA are highly capable bikes off road or on the trails in the right hands
    The main problem as I see it ,is overweight middle aged blokes,that think ,having just bought one,that they can ride the thing on the loose stuff.
    It's a MAN thing,can't be seen on a 250!No no no.
    They have to buy the biggest ,fastest, and baddest thing they can afford.
    Then ,after they have shit themselves,hurt themselves,broken the bike(delete as ness)
    They give up
    Start with a manageable bike and learn to ride it
    Quote Originally Posted by Caesi View Post
    Of course. Otherwise where's the fun?
    I'm as guilty as the next man
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    This like can certainly ride a GS off-road!


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    So many roads...........So little time......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyboy View Post
    I'm as guilty as the next man
    Nice one

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    for god sake let the dr 350 have a rest, it must be retirement age older than some riders !

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    Still plenty of late model electric start Japanese import XR250R's out there , most of them have minimal miles , cost bot all to run , spares are readily available and unless you are an off road riding god or doing enduro's for 90% of the time they are the perfect trail bike.

    Stick a larger tank on the bike for a 250 mile plus range , no radiators to puncture and after a couple of years you will get back what you paid for it if you decide to go large .

    Love my CCM 404 but the old XR250 is so much more relaxing off road and has a much better range

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    Has anybody suggested a Husaberg?

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    CRM 250

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    I've just up-graded today to this 2006 525 EXC, can't believe it really. 11.2hrs and 278 miles in 10 years.
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    Wow !! Has it been off road at all ?

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