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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Baby GS taking a Beating... ha itís a Rally

Saw this video and I think it speaks to the capability of the Baby off-road. Slide the counter to 2:30 and it gets interesting. I didnít buy the Baby GS for this type of off-road driving. Did notice the stalling when it became more technical. What are your thoughts on the Babyís off-road abilities? Realize BMW didnít market this bike for this type of off-road riding but I thought it did ok.

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Whoa that's quite a ride! He did really well considering he has stock tyres on. I just got my bike and have done about 300kms offroad hitting the trails around. Am happy with the power it has but i find it hard to keep the rear tyre grounded and get proper traction. Also it seems I'm bumping the throttle while in being bounced along coz its so soft. Proper tyres help. The slow technical stuff goes very well. Quicker trails less.
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this bike desperately needs a lower gearing to avoid stalling and allowing more control in low speed. i am looking to get hold of 15T front sprocket, and later on maybe also of 42 for the rear. even though crf250L has lower gearing, changing the front sprocket to smaller is what everybody does from the start. I personally love the dual purpose tires on this bike, but I am not using it for off-roading, just for tarmac and bad roads. off-road tires make you sacrifice stability on tarmac.
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I thought he done really well considering it looks like a stock bike. Just goes to prove to me anyway the bike is capable of being a good all-round ride. I was on a similar track just recently and found feathering the clutch with a little more throttle worked a treat.
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you should check this out. This is way much more adventure-like.
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Re-adjust your clutch

I have used my bike as a commuter / trail bike since I bought it. I did put quite a few add-ons as several things broke very quickly (kickstand sensor is vitually unprotected from factory). However I have dumped this bike repeatedly as will happen trail riding. All plastics are still together with a few scratches, and the bad exhaust routing has made that the main contact point, scratching up the stainless guard. But other than that it does fantastically! The clutch stalls are very easily remedied. Just re-adjust the cable tension so it starts grabbing on 1/2 release instead of full extension. You will instantly notice far better control over the stalls.
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I have used my bike as a commuter / trail bike since I bought it. I did put quite a few add-ons as several things broke very quickly (kickstand sensor is vitually unprotected from factory). However I have dumped this bike repeatedly as will happen trail riding. All plastics are still together with a few scratches, and the bad exhaust routing has made that the main contact point, scratching up the stainless guard. But other than that it does fantastically! The clutch stalls are very easily remedied. Just re-adjust the cable tension so it starts grabbing on 1/2 release instead of full extension. You will instantly notice far better control over the stalls.
do you mean to make the clutch cable really loose? but wouldn't it give problems with going into neutral?

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Yes that makes the clutch cable loose, but I haven't had trouble with neutral. If it did, I would still trade that off for the smoother starts from the stop. I don't put the bike in neutral nearly as much as I stop & go.
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