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View Poll Results: On road and Off road (respectively)
Only on road so far 25 37.88%
90 % and 10 % 34 51.52%
80 % and 20 % 4 6.06%
70 % and 30 % 2 3.03%
60 % and 40 % 0 0%
50 % 1 1.52%
mostly off road 0 0%
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post #1 of 17 Old 08-18-2006, 02:56 AM
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How much off roading have you already done?

Im not asking how much you plan on doing in the future. How much on-road/ off-road have you already done on your Strom.
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post #2 of 17 Old 08-18-2006, 02:59 AM
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There was supposed to be one more option in the poll. "Mostly off Road" I dont know why it didnt get on there. Maybe too many options. Oh well just pick the 50% option if you do 50% or more off road.
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With my limited past experience with dirt riding, I just kind of plod along off road, but am enjoying seeing some areas I wouldn't see otherwise. Find hard pack trails and dirt roads easier than soft sand with the trailwings.
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There was supposed to be one more option in the poll. "Mostly off Road" I dont know why it didnt get on there. Maybe too many options. Oh well just pick the 50% option if you do 50% or more off road.
I added it for you.
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80/20 as I ahve to travel to decent riding/exploring.
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post #6 of 17 Old 08-18-2006, 03:04 PM
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None so far. The Wee sucks for me at low speeds. I dont even want to add bad roads WITH slow speed riding! When my OEM tires run low, im buying pure road tires. Its nice to know it has that capability, but I will buy a Jeep for off-roading thanks
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None so far. The Wee sucks for me at low speeds. I dont even want to add bad roads WITH slow speed riding! When my OEM tires run low, im buying pure road tires. Its nice to know it has that capability, but I will buy a Jeep for off-roading thanks
I've got a jeep the v-strom is a lot more fun off road, and handles low speed just fine, don't put it down till you try it. A little off road experiance will make you a better street rider. Try it you may like it.
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post #8 of 17 Old 08-18-2006, 09:02 PM
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I travel some dirt roads and a few less than dirt roads. The V does OK, if I do not try to ride it like my DRZ400S.

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post #9 of 17 Old 08-18-2006, 09:42 PM
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A couple here have complained of the Srom's low speed capability.

Here in NSW Australia all our rider training is done at low to very low speed, and I have ridden a few bikes in very low speed situations. The Strom is fine barely crawling along and balances well almost stopped. It ain't no trial or motor cross but for a big dual it is capable.

Mine was only two weeks old when I first went off road through the Murramarang National Park fire trails.

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/...=N0025&Type=Xo
http://www.southcoast.com.au/shvnparks/index.html

It had rained heavily two days earlier and the tracks were still slippery (lots of red clay) and there was still much free standing water. Long story short, I deflated the tyres (had a mini-pump and came out of the forest near a garage) and at first took it easy, gradually getting bolder as I got the feel of the Strom. In the end I left a Rangers 4x4 pickup and two other 4x4's for dead. As I said no trial or motor cross but damn its capable and fun.

Btw everyone thought I was crazy for taking a brand new bike under warranty off road like that.

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If I had wanted to ride all pavement I would not have bought the Strom. This is the most versatile bike I have ever had. I can ride in town, I can tour and I can ride the asphalt as far as needed to get to the dirt and gravel roads that can take me where no cruiser of pure tourer can go. What more could I want?
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