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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone ridden their Road Glide on Gravel and Forest Roads? Just coming off a BMW 1200GS and want to know how far I can push this bike.
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They do as expected. I almost got stuck in the mud in my yard. I got a little place in the mountains North Carolina and its all gravel and steep climbs to get there and heavy ultra does surprisingly well.


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Just remember, with you on it, the bike weighs 1000lbs. They sink like a rock in gravel.


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I don't like riding on gravel roads and I only do it if I really have to. Gravel will kick up and hit components on the bike along with chipping the paint on the frame creating a potential rust spot. These bike don't handle well in sand either.


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you will be fine on actual roads!! this is NOT a trail bike!! I prefer pavement leave the dirt roads for Rob at SW!!


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you will be fine on actual roads!! this is NOT a trail bike!! I prefer pavement leave the dirt roads for Rob at SW!!
That's funny. There's a video on here someplace. Gravel on purpose? Why? These beasts are heavy, but they can do gravel and dirt, mud if you must, but not by design.


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You'll think about it real hard when that piece of gravel goes between the pully and the belt. And through the belt.
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I'll pass on the gravel roads and parking lots whenever possible. They are not the most stable animals when the pavement disappears. I've almost lost it a few times trying to do a slow u-turn in a gravel parking lot.


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My buddies and i go to northern VT several times a year to visit another friend up there. There are a bunch of "groomed" dirt roads. Obviously you need to use caution but the bikes do just fine. That goes for gravel roads as well. after all you can ride down the highway and get crap kicked up at you that can damage the bike too. Just use common sense and youll be fine

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