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Offline Paulhere

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Re: Off road on an XRX
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2019, 09:13:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by me0u01c1 [+]
How capable is an XRX off tarmac on road tires (scorpions)? There is a couple of steep metalled green lanes by me that I can easily deal with on my DT125 on knackered knobblies but any ideas on the tiger? I'd like to have a go on it but I don't fancy picking it up if I drop it nor try to push it up the hill if the tyres won't grip. They're not muddy, certainly not at the moment, just rough.

I know I could use the 125, but it's about as reliable as something very unreliable and don't fancy spending an hour getting the bugger to start when I only want to have a short blast.

Bit confusing. I've been trail-riding some 35 years. A metalled road to me is a hard surfaced road. A green lane or trail is an unsurfaced road known as a BOAT (Byway open to all traffic) in the UK.

If the trail is like this, you'll likely trash your XR


If like this, the XR will be fine.


A DT125 should be capable of tackling anything, make sense to use that, it's made for abuse. If it's unreliable, that's down to you to fix it.
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Re: Off road on an XRX
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2019, 09:56:03 AM »
I wouldn't think twice about riding either of those on a XRX. I probably would not deliberately pick picture one as a route but if that was between me and where I was going then I would proceed.

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Re: Off road on an XRX
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2019, 10:09:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
I wouldn't think twice about riding either of those on a XRX. I probably would not deliberately pick picture one as a route but if that was between me and where I was going then I would proceed.

Yes, difficult to answer when somebody asks "can I ride trail on a Tiger" eh.
There is a lot more testing than that in the PDNP but that certainly bounces me & my old '95 Serow about. Take a tumble on that and there's no soft landing.

Not as bad as this one. The boy coming down is on a big KTM, a 1090 IIRC


Mind, some of the boys down the pub have ridden harder trails on a Harley Fat Boy. Easy Peasy!


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