Living the Stereotype
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Henderson County, NC
The percentage of Vstrom owners that ride down steep dirt hills is probably 0.01%
I guess I am one of the elites.
Early in my 'Strom ownership I followed several more accomplished riders on more capable bikes up what once might have been a road.
Coming down is another story, I quickly learned the folly of not pulling the ABS fuse. The guy on the GS1200 Adventure ahead of me disabled his ABS which involved turning off the bike and turning it back on. It ws kinda scary, the bike picked up speed and before I could kill the motor to deadhead down, a nice rock yanked the bars hard to the left and my buddies had to pull 450# of wanna-be MX racebike off my leg.
It was a relatively soft landing but cost a windsheild and turn signal.
The video, which was posted before, is a rather different situation.
There's a good chance that had I been running knobbies (like the bloke in the video) I'd have had enough traction for the ABS not to have intervened.
Sent from my Hewlett-Packard 75C, using the Flying Merkel motorcycle app.
Stromin'Nroman NC28729, USA
DL650A K7 (Greywolf Moto Lab's R&D test mule) June 1, 2012 - present
DL650A K7 April 23, 2007 - January 6, 2012, RIP
"Look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmik debris?" Frank Zappa, 1975
Last edited by Stromin'Nroman; 05-06-2012 at 07:34 PM.