I'm convinced that out-of-the-box the G310 GS is configured for primarily road use, rubber pads over the enduro style footpegs, handle bars set to a back and lower position.
So started the day implementing some recommendations that have been made for configuring the GS a little better for off-road duties.
Using a 6mm hex bit to loosen the bar clamps, rotated the bars up and forward a few inches. Then using an 8mm ring spanner on the mirror mounts to straightened up the clutch, brake levers and mirrors to match the new angle of attack.
Removed the rubbers from the top of the foot pegs to reveal the cerated metal enduro type pegs beneath. This also adds a few mm to the peg/seat distance.
The result is the bike is even more spacious, with the higher set bars giving it a 'bigger bike' feel. Standing up on the pegs is now much more comfortable for off road use (eyes up, steer with feet).
That all done and a quick chain clean and lube, set off on a 250Km loop that covered city streets, dual carriage expressway, great sealed twisty roads and picturesque, less traveled gravel roads. I had a hoot, the G310 GS performed flawlessly, showing it's awesome versatility, revelling in the mix of road types and surfaces.
Check this link for the track captured on the GPS. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BV...T5&usp=sharing
Stopped along the way to grab a few pics.