Cruisers and gravel roads

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CentralOzzy
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Re: Cruisers and gravel roads

#21 Unread post by CentralOzzy » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:11 am

My friend & I rode our 1990 Heritage Softails all over Tasmania, mostly in the rain. We quite often encountered dirt roads which our 2 Softails handled quite well. Saying things like...."Harley's don't belong on dirt" has some merit....However, we went where we wanted & did not let dirt roads interfere with our fun.

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Re: Cruisers and gravel roads

#22 Unread post by ShovelheadJohn » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:31 am

Comfort zone is the key word for sure when riding. I also have to consciously remind myself to relax and not freeze up on that loose gravel so I avoid those roads if possible.

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Re: Cruisers and gravel roads

#23 Unread post by jmillheiser » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:58 pm

Wrider wrote:
SlimColo would disagree with you here. I've met him in person and he's a ton of miles on a Sportster with dual sport tires cruising the dirt roads of CO.
That would be a sight to see. I could see some of the taller mid-mount sportsters making interesting "dual sportsters". the wrecked one I saw was a custom or a low, it had forward controls (had being the key word, it snapped off a peg in the lowside) and was sitting very low.

Having ridden a sportster 1200 custom myself its definitely not a bike I would want on anything but smooth pavement, between the riding position and the sheer torque of the engine.

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Re: Cruisers and gravel roads

#24 Unread post by JakePoppa » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:13 pm

Dirt is fine. Grass is fine. But gravel....OOOOOO.

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