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    Posted: 03 Dec 2020 at 12:03
The V85 is an adventure bike, so I took mine green laning.... the trouble is, the lane was ruined!

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Another enjoyable vid ThanksThumbs Up
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Ahh cheers @Johnno :-)
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Great to see a green laning video on a Guzzi forum!
You’re a braver / stronger man than I, my 105 kg WR250F was heavy enough for me off road! I sold it due to decreasing numbers of green lanes near me unfortunately. 
Despite being a lovely shade of green, my V7 Sport would definitely not be at home, I / we don’t even like getting wet these days! LOL
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Until the tyres get swapped out, it'll not do anything more taxing than this TBH, we are quite lucky in the Surrey/Hampshire area to have quite a lot of green lanes of varying difficulty, am hoping in the summer to do more with the V85, but like you say, it is a big ol' beasty and winter mud is super slippy.
Haha... I'm looking out the window today with sadness as I have a new exhaust fitted to the V85 I want to test ride, but it is tipping down with rain here, so will have to wait for another day.
My V7 is off the road currently, it doesn't get used in winter much anyway, but it has no rear wheel until my local shop fixes the damage they did to it on the last tyre change.
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Are you involved with the TRF?

I think you might need floats fitted for a trip out today.
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Hi Brian, yes I am a member of the TRF, great organisation :-)
Hahaha, yeah today would not have been much fun on the V85 with the standard tyres :D
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I reckon these Maxxis tyres for off road LOL
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Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

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Oh WOW, that looks a lot of fun.... Not sure them tyres do though for dirty bits! :D
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Only a fool would ride on them tyres Thumbs Up
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This one is fun also 
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how big are the tanks on those?
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33 Ltrs but the 650tt now as the original little tank on . 
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WOWZERS, bet that got a little top heavy when full! :D
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