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2WheelNut

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I think some just like getting muddy, lol.
True. It also depends on the frequency....when there's a puddle once every mile or so, maybe you ride around. When there is one every 50 feet, you start just plowing through them.

To be fair, in this picture, there appears to be another spot right after this one. They were probably just in "ride through it" mode.
 
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This is actually 2 of my,buddies at our local hare scramble practice track. No go around other than skipping section. Which my group need Tuesday.
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I thought maybe the dog was to help you find your way home after you got lost exploring... Or to attract babes since the bike won't do it :-P
 

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They said a GS could do it, so figured this hog would, lol
Wonder why he didn't just ride the middle section? Soil looks like sand or sandy loam and not clay. If so, it would have easily went through the middle without sliding off and to the side tracks. Tire tracks would suggest he didn't even try.

Then again....the fact that he's riding that bike on that road would suggest he might not have a lot of dirt experience and might not have had the skill to read the better line.
 

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Bwdmax , his son and me were riding into Bastrop on our dirt bikes a while back. I passed an HP while standing and I'm pretty sure he told me to sit down over his PA .

Stickers ??? We don't need no stinking STICKERS !
 

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It always pains me to read a thread like that. So many people have no clue about CoG, CoM, Coupled and De-Coupled bodies, etc,... There was a link into there to a Jimmy Lewis article that was pretty good.


His point about learning to go slow to go fast is spot on!
 

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At a Q&A with Victoria PD I asked about standing up, was told it was against the law. That it's considered a "stunt".

Never agreed with that
I'd have to go to court for that one. I guess for a sport bike, if you were standing with no hands on the bars, you could argue it was a stunt. However, for a bike like my GS that is DESIGNED to be ridden while standing or sitting, I'd be making the point that it is perfectly safe to operate the bike while standing and it is NOT a stunt.
 

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Texas Transportation Code
Sec. 545.416
Riding on Motorcycle
(a)

An operator of a motorcycle shall ride on the permanent and regular seat attached to the motorcycle.

This is usually what is sited about standing. The law says on the seat. The fact that the bike is designed to be ridden from a standing position doesn’t change the law. I’m not saying I wouldn’t fight a ticket. I know it is possible to get one and will cross that bridge if I receive a citation. I do stand a fair amount to stretch my legs and have never had a problem.
 
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Texas DPS Motorcycle training manual instructs you to lift yourself from the seat when traversing rough and uneven surfaces i.e. railroad tracks, potholes, etc. I keep a pdf copy on my cell phone to show any LEO that would ever object to me doing it.


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I would hope most officers have a little common sense to consider the reason you're standing as far as actually getting a ticket. Surely they can see the difference in a stunter and stretching your legs. Although when I do stand when on public roads I keep an eye out for LEO just like I would if riding over the speed limit just to try to avoid confrontation.
 
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