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    Off road ability
    on: October 08, 2022, 08:09:19 pm
    October 08, 2022, 08:09:19 pm
    Well it does have some as long as your careful. Didnt try flying up a muddy bank obviously but forest  and gravel tracks can be negotiated with caution, not had a dirtbike (ktm 400) since the mid 80s so I'm a bit out of practice but its given me the confidence not to be scared of trying either. Goes to show what a versatile bike this is even with the dashboard from hell.

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    Re: Off road ability
    Reply #1 on: October 09, 2022, 12:03:18 pm
    October 09, 2022, 12:03:18 pm
    The ergo's of these bikes fit me well for gravell roads which are the norm where I live and it handles them well. Had to mod the dash to stop from rattling off though. Drilled a couple of extra holes in the plastics and fitted a couple of extra speed clips with some rubber padding between dash & plastics.

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    Re: Off road ability
    Reply #2 on: October 09, 2022, 07:53:57 pm
    October 09, 2022, 07:53:57 pm
    *Originally Posted by Haddo [+]
    The ergo's of these bikes fit me well for gravell roads which are the norm where I live and it handles them well. Had to mod the dash to stop from rattling off though. Drilled a couple of extra holes in the plastics and fitted a couple of extra speed clips with some rubber padding between dash & plastics.
    Are you running the original stock tyres?

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    Re: Off road ability
    Reply #3 on: October 13, 2022, 12:27:39 pm
    October 13, 2022, 12:27:39 pm
    Pirelli Angel at the moment, can't remember what the stock ones. Ride to conditions on dirt and use compression or rear brakes, don't touch the front if you don't already know this. 🍻

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    Re: Off road ability
    Reply #4 on: October 14, 2022, 01:17:47 am
    October 14, 2022, 01:17:47 am
    This must be the last bike you would ever take off road....it's way too heavy and cumbersome. Done lots of green laning and you want a light and agile bike. I wouldn't take the CR anywhere near a rutted path.

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    Re: Off road ability
    Reply #5 on: October 14, 2022, 11:50:20 am
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    *Originally Posted by Samxboy1 [+]
    This must be the last bike you would ever take off road....it's way too heavy and cumbersome. Done lots of green laning and you want a light and agile bike. I wouldn't take the CR anywhere near a rutted path.
    Common sense of course and you need a bit of off road skill. Coming off a Rocket 3 road bike and riding enduro for 50+ years I find the CR more than capable on unsealed (DRY)!!! roads. They are no heavier than some adventure bikes but we all know they are a sport tourer.🍻



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    Re: Off road ability
    Reply #6 on: October 15, 2022, 11:14:22 am
    October 15, 2022, 11:14:22 am
    Certainly not taking my Mk1 off road. Dropping it with side radiators could result in a long push home with a very heavy bike.  :114:
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