His view of the Pan Am.
Yup,the bad decision was deciding it was a dirt bike. The worse decision was to press an already bad situation. It's not quitting when masochism is unpleasant. That's just smart.Knobby tires would just help you get into a really impossible situation with that bike......
A smaller BMW is better.Not meaning anything at all about the bike but as well as wrong tyres I think he had wrong bike. A BMW would have been a better choice perhaps. Just saying.
Yeah, I think that's where Lofty was going too. The BMW flat twin carries its, substantial weight, way down low. With it's girth, potentially easier to make upright.I agree with you, the KLX300 is a blast. However, I believe that on this trail it would be a giant yawn. The KLX would be an overklll for a flat trail with a mud puddle. She is built for actual offroading, stairs, logs, jumps, wheelies.
The Pan America weight more than double. Not easy to lift 500+ lbs in a slippery muddy spot.
Imagine taking your VTX on a flat dirt trail. I would not be afraid. But I would bring 5 friends to help me lift her WHEN I drop her. I am not skilled enough to weave that heavy thing around tree trunks on dirt or mud. I can do it on the knobby tires on my KLX but not on the street tires on my VTX.A bike that size for a track like that, by choice, is not something that should be taken lightly, by any rider.
I don't remember that. I have seen a couple of totally Mad Max'd Sportsters with knobbies that would have eaten up that back trail. But again, that doesn't come without a special skill set. A VTX ... OMGImagine taking your VTX on a flat dirt trail. I would not be afraid. But I would bring 5 friends to help me lift her WHEN I drop her. I am not skilled enough to weave that heavy thing around tree trunks on dirt or mud. I can do it on the knobby tires on my KLX but not on the street tires on my VTX.
Didn't somebody post a funny video of VTX offroading recently? I was laughing hard because those kids had some skills, riding those behemoths through dirt and jumping over obstacles. I think one had a trailer, no?