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Offline Darsey

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Not great in the sand
« on: May 12, 2018, 07:55:32 PM »
I thought that I would do a bit of off road today on the beach. Whenever I felt the bike beginning to sink in the sand I stopped just in time, as I had to pull her backwards onto the harder stuff. Maybe if I was a bit younger, I would have ploughed on, but I was 40miles from home and didn't want to be stranded. The multi is a fare weight to pull through the sand backwards. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I know one thing and that is i was glad to be back on the tarmac and don't intend anytime soon to be back on the beach with the Duc.
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Offline Dave G

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Re: Not great in the sand
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 09:15:41 PM »
I wouldn't dream of going on the beach.
The sand and salt will surely destroy components so I hope you cleaned it and treated with ACF afterwards.

Offline Darsey

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Re: Not great in the sand. th
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 09:57:11 PM »
Yeah all back and cleaned up. I must give her another coat of ac50. Thanks for all your advice Dave. Don't worry I wasn't over 15 mph. I would say the salt on the road  n winter time would be far worse.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 10:07:06 PM by Darsey »
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Offline Murf46

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Re: Not great in the sand
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 10:08:18 PM »
I find sand gets in all my  crack, fissure, cleft, chink, cranny, nook, vent, slot, slit, split, rift, gash, rent, fracture, rupture, breach, perforation;

So no i never go in the sand  :232:

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Offline Ferret

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Re: Not great in the sand
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 07:56:13 AM »
Sand s natures grinding paste  .The multi can do it with proper tyres on but sand will wreak havoc just as it does to our mx bikes .

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Re: Not great in the sand
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 08:32:51 AM »
I don't see any bucket and spade  :018:

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Re: Not great in the sand
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 09:14:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Darsey [+]
I thought that I would do a bit of off road today on the beach. Whenever I felt the bike beginning to sink in the sand I stopped just in time, as I had to pull her backwards onto the harder stuff. Maybe if I was a bit younger, I would have ploughed on, but I was 40miles from home and didn't want to be stranded. The multi is a fare weight to pull through the sand backwards. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I know one thing and that is i was glad to be back on the tarmac and don't intend anytime soon to be back on the beach with the Duc.

Think you'd be better off with a Desert Sled for that sort of activity!

You are a brave man to even to attempt it. I wouldn't go anywhere near it.
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

Offline Conman

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Re: Not great in the sand
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2018, 10:21:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by Darsey [+]
... i was glad to be back on the tarmac and don't intend anytime soon to be back on the beach with the Duc.
Got stuck in sand up to my axles once... never again. I thought it was a shady spot under some trees and out of the 40C Spanish heat, but it was deep loose sand. I was exhausted by the time I got out. Never again  :151:
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