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post #1 of 9 Old 07-30-2019, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Made deal on old stock 2016

Just made a deal on 2016 V2 1000 adventure, like 30% off retail. Picking the bike up today, kind of excited. Will be doing dirt road and beach riding, so thinking of going with a middle of the road aggressive tread design. We have miles and miles of rideable beaches up here, a mix of gravel and sand. I'll need to take the tire pressure down a bit on the beach wondering how far. So hove far down can I take the tire pressure? Carry a 12 volt put to re-inflate when I hit the black.

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-30-2019, 05:46 PM
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My Strom hated sand. My Tenere hates it even more. Buy good crash bars.
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-30-2019, 11:17 PM
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Hola, might be nice to where is there? if it's salt ocean beach, mind the salt.
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-31-2019, 06:01 AM
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You can take the tires down to only a few pounds of pressure if you desire. The lower the pressure the higher the risk of the wheel spinning in the tire or damage to the wheels running over hard objects like rocks and logs. The tire can also heat up a lot faster because of the excessive amount of flex.
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-31-2019, 07:20 AM
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Vstrom in deep sand sounds like a helleva workout, your back will be strong like bull from picking that thing up a lot. Nice find though buying new old stock at a discount.
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Ride-able beaches I think is the key phrase. I have ridden ride-able beaches in Oregon and Washington states that are truly ride-able because of the consistency of the sand. The sand on gulf coast beaches would be a killer. Might as well call a helicopter to get you out.

You might need fender risers to accommodate those more aggressive tires. Aggressive tire use ore of the space available between the tire and fender. Rocks get stuck between the tires and fender and scrape all the way around. f you hear a terrible noise scraping noise, that is a rock between the fender and tire.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-01-2019, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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I don't think the beaches down on the Kenai paninsula will offer much of a challenge, the surface is ferm for the most part, I do plan on adding a skid plate after 600 mile oil change.
For now just thinking what stuff I'll want to add to to the bike.
Such as:
Factory bags will get replaced...
Taller wind screen...
Center stand...
Raise the handlebar can move it back about an inch...
Skid plate
Ox lights
Sure I'll think of more stuff as time goes on.
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-01-2019, 03:26 AM
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A beach / sandy ride always seams to leave sand in everywhere on the bike, plus when the deposited sand is moist, it is like grinding paste. Remember to clean, vacuum if required, rinse with clean soapy water and finally lube where necessary on completion of your ride.
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-01-2019, 07:30 AM
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Tires are so stiff i wonder how much that even helps lowering the pressure. And thats a lot of bike for sand, but i dont know the conditions.

Congrats on the bike, i picked up a 16 V2 leftover last summer.

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