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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 28-Oct-2018, 03:35 AM (357)
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Did you check your battery to see if the cables came loose?.. also, I would be eating ibuprofen like Skittles... Lol
IŽll second that! Sometimes battery is the problem but people forget to check that.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 28-Oct-2018, 07:55 PM (038)
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Looking at the picture of your spill, my suggestion would be to ride with a buddy on that kind of terrain, AND/OR, get you some better tires. Those look like the OEM Anakee III's. Good luck and heal fast...
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Looking at the picture of your spill, my suggestion would be to ride with a buddy on that kind of terrain, AND/OR, get you some better tires. Those look like the OEM Anakee III's. Good luck and heal fast...

Good suggestions, not too many retired guys where I live that ride big adventure bikes. Tires yes, but until I hit this hill I've been very happy with the A III's. They are exceptional on wet pavement and a good on corners as well

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I'm surprised you did that much damage. I dropped my GSA in similar incline but not so rocky on one of my adventure , it was on its side for over 10 minutes until I could rotate, pointed in right direction and gather up enough energy to lift. I must have dropped her 6-7 times at low speed. The major damage was bent shifter ,broken windshield tabs $33, lost a $15 cover and some minor scratches on crash bars on both side. I was concerned a bit because ABS light stayed on for a while.

I was really surprised after I washed her that there was so little damage. I bent shifter back, during adventure and replaced with stock one. I didnt go after market cause I saw how much abuse the stock ones can take. I still carry the bent stock just in case i go in another adventure.

Here's the initial tip over , where i had to grab the front tire, and spin her around. Harder than it looks in picture due to incline and not able to get footing traction. Fortunately I watched alot of youtube videos on GSA offroading , how to maneuver on inclines and pick up heavy GSA on any surface before i set off on my adventure.

Look at the dings on the bottom left pannier, that's from hitting stumps on goat trails at good pace. I now have beautiful nature scrape painting on both side of my panniers. Badge of honor.
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perhaps it was how violently mine went down?

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I sympathize with the OP since I have to ride by myself most of the time also. I bought a set of Mitas E-07+, thinking I'd do some off-roading, but after considering how long I might be lying under my bike in the woods, waiting for someone to come looking for me, I never put them on. When I rode enduros 35 years ago, I never rode by myself, practicing on off-weekends. I guess my friends have all died off or got old...
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