This guy is nuts: riding a Goldwing on rough country roads - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

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This guy is nuts: riding a Goldwing on rough country roads

he does have some riding skills, and he has stripped a lot of weight off of his bike.

but, it looks like hell now....

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Almost a sin, but then again to reach there own. I know I wouldn't do it myself with my Wing!

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The biggest problem is it's way too heavy for that. I had a KLR650, much lighter but still too heavy for serious off roading.

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I've done some dirt/off road riding on Bike, but much slower and more careful. The low center of gravity make a 'Wing fairly stable.

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I've done some dirt/off road riding on Bike, but much slower and more careful. The low center of gravity make a 'Wing fairly stable.
yes,
if necessary, I could ride on rougher roads, but not on the trails he was riding over. not worth the risk of tearing up a showroom quality bike.
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lol , thanks John, fun to watch. In an occasion I got on my bike on gravel more then 3 inch thick. If anyone was around I would have paid them to help me push the bike out. I managed to ride it out. I had beautiful dark hair in the way in and I was all gray at the end of that experience.
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I still vividly remember a trip out to Lake Havasu, AZ where I was to meet my son coming in from California.

I missed the road we had agreed to meet on at a campground, and ended up in Parker, AZ.
stumbled across a park ranger and asked him where the road is and he gives me some general directions that might have made sense in Daylight, but by now, it is Dark Thirty.

so, I turn around and go find "the right road", it is not paved, but looks solid enough, so off I go.

I get up a ways and suddenly the "road" is what feels like Quick Sand... just plop and the wheels are mired down and the bike refuses to roll.

I had the presence of mind to pack along one of those little Army Shovels, so I got that out, and proceeded to dig a trench to get the bike reversed 180 degrees, and get out of there. I spent more than an hour making trenches, riding 2 feet and plop, down we go.

Finally, the surface got hard enough the GL1500 would stay on top of the sand, and I went back to Parker and started calling my son on the cellphone....... of course he is riding and can't hear the phone... but he does stop when he gets into town and reads my Text Message and calls me.... I am holded up at a hotel dissembling the top plastics on the 1500 to get to the carbs and clean out the powdered sand so the plungers wil work again.

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Twice I've had a rough go off it when camping and was to meet up at a campground. Sat image showed press gravel road and out want real bad, but ten miles with my wife and a 500# trailer made out a bit stressful, it only got scary trying to get into the camp site just off the "road". Never dropped it but OMG it was a learning experience. I did find the trailer tracking in the dreaded gravel almost prevented turning, so I slowed to walking speed once or twice on sharp turns. The first time was a creap along and walk the bike episode for about 100 yds. Both trips preceded a long so at the car wash!

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They appeared to be having a grand time . I wonder how it made all the folks with expensive dirt bikes feel when every stop there are a couple of Goldwings right there with them . LOL
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Was going to pull the camper to Lake McConaughy NE with the 1100 one time, looked at the camping spots with Google Earth, looked passable enough.

Glad we decided at last minute to pull with the Jeep instead... When we got there the dirt trails would have been plenty passable for the bike with trailer.... except for numerous 20-30 foot stretches where it was loose sand 6 inches deep. Would have stuck the bike for sure!

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