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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-09-2009, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just for S&G, did any of you realize what the most popular motorcycle in the world is? It's the Honda "Cub", according to three websites I visited last evening. Having traveled in many under developed countries and even some developed ones, I can understand this. Even in Saudi Arabia, only about 2% of the roads are paved.

I've seen folks in Thailand pack their kids, all worldly possessions onto small motor bikes and putt-putt down the road. Talk about overloading a bike!!!

Anyone had thoughts of how to make the Vulcan 750 more gravel road friendly?

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Anyone had thoughts of how to make the Vulcan 750 more gravel road friendly?
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[QUOTE=Ablerider;117819]Anyone had thoughts of how to make the Vulcan 750 more gravel road friendly?[/QUOTE]

In David Hough`s book, "Proficient Motorcycling", one hint he gives, is to ride a little faster to get on top of the gravel, instead of going so slow that you are plowing through it. I have ridden a little on gravel years ago, on a Honda 650, but no experience on my vn750.

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Knobby tires.
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I am in agreement flitecontrol and KM. One other suggestion for gravel, outriggers. LOL.

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And 250 lbs shaved off the weight!
That was cold!............I've gotta ride somewhere!!!

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Anyone had thoughts of how to make the Vulcan 750 more gravel road friendly?[/QUOTE]

In David Hough`s book, "Proficient Motorcycling", one hint he gives, is to ride a little faster to get on top of the gravel, instead of going so slow that you are plowing through it. I have ridden a little on gravel years ago, on a Honda 650, but no experience on my vn750.
I totally agree with the above and Hough's book is an excellent must read!

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That's not cold, I was thinking about myself also. I'm a polio victim. Gravel and I just don't get along even on the best days.

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