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post #1 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping the V-Strom...really?

So, I've seen the videos on YouTube of a couple of guys getting some air while riding their V-Stroms over small jumps on a track or over a hill.

Have you actually jumped your bike (on purpose) and lived to post about it?

Fess up. I want to hear the gorey details.

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The term "airborne" would be pushing it, but I did whack the throttle going up a small ramp into a parking lot the other day and I did get enough "air" for the RPM`s to scream for a split second. Does that count? I know my front was about 2-3" and that back enough to let it tach out. I call it baby air!
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I live in SF. It might be fun to be a complete hooligan every now and then and go jumping a few specific intersections. Of course, that's illegal and reckless, I'd never do that.

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I live in SF. It might be fun to be a complete hooligan every now and then and go jumping a few specific intersections. Of course, that's illegal and reckless, I'd never do that.
Well next time you wouldn't, please take a photo and post it of you not ever doing that.

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There's a little rise in the road near me that you can get air off of easy, I've done it several times. I'd be lying if I said I got anymore than 6-8" in the air, but it feels like you're in the clouds when a Vee leaves terra firma. Scary, but really unless you do something stupid it comes right back down and keeps going.

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Absolutely! I have no pics to prove it, but it handles jumps quite well.
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Well, i bought a wee last week, used 08 w/ 3500 on the odo, completely stock. coming from an enduro/ mx background, i had to see its dirtworthiness. Considering its weight, i was very impressed on some local dirtbike trails. Jumped it probably 20 times, getting no more than 3 ft up in the air. while it's no jumper, it can be aired out a lil. try it, and STAND UP WHEN YOU DO IT! And the live to tell about it guy, c'mon, are you serious?!
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