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OFF ROAD BANDIT ?

Post  Handy1250FA on Tue 20 Mar 2018, 8:42 pm

I know the Bandit is not an off road machine, but has anyone swapped over their road tyre for some off road tyres and taken it for a good off road ride? I'm aware it's a heavy machine for this type of thing.....so I'm just asking.
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Post  gus on Tue 20 Mar 2018, 8:56 pm

After the second time you have to pick it up you may realise , not my best idea . Still i'm happy to watch . Laughing
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Post  Chook on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 6:51 am

@gus wrote:After the second time you have to pick it up you may realise , not my best idea . Still i'm happy to watch . Laughing




Seriously, it IS NOT a off road bike and never will be, even if you switched tyres, fitted a taller front wheel etc etc.....

yeh, I want to be standing next to Gus watching when someone tries it



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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 9:13 am

Ha....define off road ???
Mud and sandy tracks, inclines, corrugated and washed out roads, awesome 50m jumps...Noooo.

Some dirt roads, with occasional level, clean and dry slight twistie trails, yeah..it'll do that.

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Post  Handy1250FA on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 1:23 pm

I suspected as much but thought I'd ask in case anyone has tried it. 
I was only referring to unsealed "roads", mostly compacted gravel, certainly not serious off-road stuff.
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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 3:31 pm

Dirt roads no problem at all.
I've done many kms on dirt.  Even low, and I stress low, water crossing as well. I went through a water crossing yesterday, for access, to a mountain I wanted to climb.
A lot of people are buying Adventure bikes, and don't really use them for their intended use. I wouldn't buy an Adventure style bike, just to ride on a dirt road, a Bandit will do that. They're about the same weight as a Bandit, and if you drop one of them, your in the same boat anyway.
If you intend on doing allot of dirt, get suitable tyres to handle dirt roads, not hypersport tyres.

Ride accordingly, with common sense.

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Post  reddog on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 3:48 pm

I don't understand the adventure bike segment. Id use my drz400 and regear it if intended to do KMs through the bush. I can tell you that the bandit will do ball bearing gravel and light sand .The front end will wash out if you push too hard, it's not suited for anything other than getting from one sealed road to the next
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Post  NZspokes on Sun 01 Apr 2018, 2:26 pm

Im a gravel lover. Yes a Bandit can do it with some TKC80s on. 

You will want to raise the bars so you can stand comfortably as thats the secret to gravel. 

If you are doing it with an ABS bike, learn to pull the fuse when you get to the gravel or better run a line to a switch on the bars with an inline fuse. ABS sucks on gravel.

Just dont push it to hard as with the weight of the Bandit it will take over.
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