Any dual sport riders here?


Anything goes - doesn't fit any other category!
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
Ob1quixote
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:23 pm
Location: Charleston SC
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200
1979 GL1000
BSA 441
Suzuki DRZ400
Honda CR480

Any dual sport riders here?

Post by Ob1quixote » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:06 pm



Or is it just me?

I run them on my DRZ400. Even been known to attempt an Iron Butt Saddlesore on it.
Adding and organized adventure ride to the mileage to make it tough...



User avatar
Asphaltmaniac
Posts: 207
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:57 am
Location: Sparks Nevada
Motorcycle: 1977 Honda 550K. Sold.
1986 1200 Aspencade. Purchased as a non current brand new in the box 1988. Sold.
2006 1800 Goldwing
2017 BMW 1200 GS Adventure...

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

Post by Asphaltmaniac » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:30 am

I am seriously thinking of looking for a BMW GSA later this year. I do heavy touring with my wing and dont know how many times I have passed an interesting dirt road and wistfully thought, wish I could go down that road. I backpack in the sierras so camping out with an adventure bike off the beaten path here in NV or some other location would be easy for me. I live just a few hours north of Death valley and would like to be able to explore and camp down there off and on through out the winter. And then of course there are huge tracks of open land here in Nevada just begging to be explored. So I'm pretty sure its going to happen for me...ha! :D
I have too decide air cooled or liquid cooled BMW???? I believe13 was the last year for air.

User avatar
detdrbuzzard
Posts: 1212
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:54 am
Location: 42.23/83.33/636
Motorcycle: '11 bmw 1200gsa,'93se
'75750.'79750/9k
'79 750f.'85450sc
'06 st1300a

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:24 pm

does this count? I know it an ADV bike but its about as close to a dual sport as i'll get
Attachments


'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

Ob1quixote
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:23 pm
Location: Charleston SC
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200
1979 GL1000
BSA 441
Suzuki DRZ400
Honda CR480

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

Post by Ob1quixote » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:48 am

Yeah, not exactly dual sport, but hey, you get to see some dirt!

I do both dual sport and adventure type riding.

While the definitions seem a bit fluid, for me, dual sports means riding single track trails, using as much 2 track or dirt roads to get to them, and as little pavement as possible. An adventure ride has little of no single track, lots of 2 track and dirt roads, and avoids pavement where possible.

I am involved with promoting a few dual sport events in the southeast. Spent last weekend marking trail for the Armenia Dual Sport.
Info at www.carolinadualsporters.com
Some adventure rides listed there as well.
The Blue Ridge Adventure Ride in Pineola NC has multiple routes, and the ones mostly paved are GW friendly!

My ride, a Suzuki DRZ400. Have even attempted an Iron Butt Saddlesore...twice!




oldmopars
Posts: 179
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:25 am
Location: Selah, Washington
Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500 SE
1989 GL1500 parts bike
1984 GL1200 Aspencade FOR SALE

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

Post by oldmopars » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:14 am

While not a dual sport, or even a true Adventure" bike, I am building a 1984 Goldwing into an ADV bike so I can do the dirt roads. Its an Aspencade that got the full naked tratment, 1500 forks/wheel/tire/brakes and the 1500 rear wheel/tire/brake/final drive. That way I can get some decent off road tires. it is posted here:
https://advrider.com/f/threads/1984-gol ... 553/page-2

I did have a KLR650 and a Rally Raid CB500X, but sold them both and I regret it.

User avatar
Asphaltmaniac
Posts: 207
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:57 am
Location: Sparks Nevada
Motorcycle: 1977 Honda 550K. Sold.
1986 1200 Aspencade. Purchased as a non current brand new in the box 1988. Sold.
2006 1800 Goldwing
2017 BMW 1200 GS Adventure...

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

Post by Asphaltmaniac » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:38 am

Asphaltmaniac wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:30 am
I am seriously thinking of looking for a BMW GSA later this year. I do heavy touring with my wing and dont know how many times I have passed an interesting dirt road and wistfully thought, wish I could go down that road. I backpack in the sierras so camping out with an adventure bike off the beaten path here in NV or some other location would be easy for me. I live just a few hours north of Death valley and would like to be able to explore and camp down there off and on through out the winter. And then of course there are huge tracks of open land here in Nevada just begging to be explored. So I'm pretty sure its going to happen for me...ha! :D
I have too decide air cooled or liquid cooled BMW???? I believe13 was the last year for air.
Update 4/24. Local find..


Spotless Triple black 2017 BMW 1200 GSA with 2700 miles and the first two dealer services done. Bells and whistles cruise, heated grips, technology package and the BMW panniers. This is just an off the highway extension of my high sierra backpacking.

User avatar
LeMaitre
Posts: 69
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:03 pm
Location: NE Minnesota
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200A Aspencade
1975 CB550F Super Sport

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

Post by LeMaitre » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:31 pm

I have taken the UJM concept to the practical level.





'75 CB550F Super Sport. Paved roads, gravel roads and some two track, (No mud holes). It has also done an IBA Saddlesore 1000 at 40+ years of age. With the Aux Tank, I can run 300 miles on two lane roads. It may not have the punch of my GL1200A but can easily do GPS verified 80 mph.

-Mark

PS. Playlist of rides it has taken.

[url]

1985 GL1200A

Ob1quixote
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:23 pm
Location: Charleston SC
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200
1979 GL1000
BSA 441
Suzuki DRZ400
Honda CR480

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

Post by Ob1quixote » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:51 pm

When I made my Saddlesore attempts, I added an organized adventure ride route to the mileage.
1000 miles seems just too easy.

1st attempt, my bike fell and engine side cover got holed, lost 3 hours waiting for a store to open to buy JB Weld Quick, done deal.

2nd attempt, partner's bike primary sprocket loosened up enough to let all the engine oil out, at highway speeds.
He saved it and when well pulled off at a convenience store in the middle of the night, we figured it out, but the diagnosis and clean-up time stopped us, but we were close!

I did get to battle with a vintage AJS on the adventure ride route. He had universal knobbies and a hardtail in FL sand roads, I had suspension travel and Death Wings. We had fun!

User avatar
LeMaitre
Posts: 69
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:03 pm
Location: NE Minnesota
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200A Aspencade
1975 CB550F Super Sport

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

Post by LeMaitre » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:12 pm

oldmopars wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:14 am
While not a dual sport, or even a true Adventure" bike, I am building a 1984 Goldwing into an ADV bike so I can do the dirt roads. Its an Aspencade that got the full naked tratment, 1500 forks/wheel/tire/brakes and the 1500 rear wheel/tire/brake/final drive. That way I can get some decent off road tires. it is posted here:
https://advrider.com/f/threads/1984-gol ... 553/page-2

I did have a KLR650 and a Rally Raid CB500X, but sold them both and I regret it.
Watching the thread on ADV.

-Mark
1985 GL1200A

oldmopars
Posts: 179
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:25 am
Location: Selah, Washington
Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500 SE
1989 GL1500 parts bike
1984 GL1200 Aspencade FOR SALE

Re: Any dual sport riders here?

Post by oldmopars » Wed May 01, 2019 11:57 am

LeMaitre wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:12 pm
oldmopars wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:14 am
While not a dual sport, or even a true Adventure" bike, I am building a 1984 Goldwing into an ADV bike so I can do the dirt roads. Its an Aspencade that got the full naked tratment, 1500 forks/wheel/tire/brakes and the 1500 rear wheel/tire/brake/final drive. That way I can get some decent off road tires. it is posted here:
https://advrider.com/f/threads/1984-gol ... 553/page-2

I did have a KLR650 and a Rally Raid CB500X, but sold them both and I regret it.
Watching the thread on ADV.

-Mark

While I have not updated the thread yet, I did get the rear shocks mounted and I hope to get it out for a test ride in the near future. However my GL1500 has been eating up my time this last week.
I did get a new Carport ordered that has a dedicated shop at the end big enough for my bikes and all my tools. I should be able to get more work done when it arrives. There is a limit to what I can do out in the dirt.



Post Reply