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Dual Sport

#1 PostAuthor: nicomkii » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:41 pm

Anyone else dabble in Dual Sport bike riding ?

Along with my 2 Zeds I've often had a Dual Sport bike parked somewhere nearby. I enjoy getting out and about escaping the rat race and away from the normal travellers. In my time I've had a few BMW's, a couple of KTM's and one XR600. All have been problem free ( except I did right off a BMW1200GSA in Queensland a few years back ) and they have gotten me to a few interesting places around the country.

My latest is a 2014 F800GSA which, though a little larger than the CC;s would have you believe, is a good fun bike.

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Re: Dual Sport

#2 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:10 pm

Now you’re making me green with envy. Lovely scenery.

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#3 PostAuthor: Savage » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:55 pm

Must be an amazing feeling being miles away from civilisation, here we've got break down recovery, but you must plan for weeks before you set off out. Respect.
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#4 PostAuthor: nicomkii » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:06 pm

Savage wrote:Must be an amazing feeling being miles away from civilisation, here we've got break down recovery, but you must plan for weeks before you set off out. Respect.


We're pretty lucky these days, I always carry an Epirb and on longer trips I usually get hold of a Spot Tracker which allows others to follow my progress and also the ability to send pre set SMS if I need help due to a breakdown where there is no threat to my health.

I'm in the early planning stages of a trip in August this year straight through the centre of Aus from West to East. It's known as the worlds longest short cut. Hopefully it comes off, be an epic 10,000km trip. Be doing this on my BMW F800GSA

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#5 PostAuthor: garyd » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:24 pm

Looks like the route I took when on the Isle of Wight. :roll:

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#6 PostAuthor: Gonzo » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:41 pm

garyd wrote:Looks like the route I took when on the Isle of Wight. :roll:


Ha! I can see the comparison, both are similar in shape - it's just the matter of distance... Bembridge to Freshwater is one hell of a schlepp! :roll:
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#7 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:52 pm

nicomkii wrote:We're pretty lucky these days, I always carry an Epirb and on longer trips I usually get hold of a Spot Tracker which allows others to follow my progress and also the ability to send pre set SMS if I need help due to a breakdown where there is no threat to my health.

I'm in the early planning stages of a trip in August this year straight through the centre of Aus from West to East. It's known as the worlds longest short cut. Hopefully it comes off, be an epic 10,000km trip. Be doing this on my BMW F800GSA

That looks a great and enviable trip, how long would that take you?

Not on a bike but we've planned (well, Bev, my wife has) a 3 week trip in June down to Spain (Ferry: Portsmouth to Santander), then into the South of France and onto the Italian Rivera, up to Lake Garda etc then home via Switzerland to Calais in our Triumph TR6.

Last time we did a trip like this was in 2012, so looking forward to it:

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Re: Dual Sport

#8 PostAuthor: nicomkii » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:28 pm

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That looks a great and enviable trip, how long would that take you?
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Wouldn't mind doing your trip either but have to be on two wheels just to calm the soul. Planning on about 28 days for this trip with a few breaks over east to catch up with family and friends. Longest day is just over 1100km.
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