Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northern Lower Michigan
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Jeez, disappear for a few days, and look what I miss.
Yes, it would be ideal to trade into an 800GS or Tiger 800 XC, but I have a Versys, and I don't have an endless pocketbook. I have ridden dirt roads and done small water crossings (about 1 foot deep, 15 feet wide, with slowish current) on it, all with the current PR2 wrapped on stock rims. So, it feels like the bike has some decent chops to it, but I'm not 100% sure how the dirt roads I have done in MI, WI and IN compare to AK. Not to mention I haven't ridden a dirt road for nearly the miles as I would be, and probably not the speeds I need to be.
I would like to not be limited in where I go by the bike.
As for why the group, it is with another forum that my brother is a part of. I'm using it as an enabler more than anything else, but seems like there could be an interesting group. Plus, there looks like we might have support trucks!
As for the seat, I think one of those Alaskan buttpads and I'll be set. My legs cramping is a much bigger problem then my butt when I ride the V over distances. Just did about 430 miles yesterday, and the rump could easily outlast the legs.
I'll re-read everything else.