R1100S in the Snow (Long) — Pelican Parts Technical BBS

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Yamaha FZ 1S ABS
Yamaha FZ 1S ABS

R1100S in the Snow (Long)

I returned from a 4 day tour on my through parts of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. We started Albuquerque, with six riders on a of bikes including my R1100S, two FZ 1s, a R1150GS, a Kawasaki Concours and a Valkerie.

The first day’s was Monticello, Utah by way of Cortez, From Monticello, the next destination was Panguich, Utah. We back roads through country side.

Forecast for southern Utah snow.

We awoke in Panguich the morning to find a dusting of on the bikes. Then it began at the rate of about 2 inches per We were heading south to Arizona so we decided to immediately up to head south to try to escape the

No luck! We got about fifteen south of Panguich through higher elevations and found the covered lightly in snow. We on without discussion. I was the second behind one of the FZ 1s when I noticed the S started crabbing down the with the tail end coming to the right. This caused me to most of my directionsal control.

I slowed and was passed by the GS and then the FZ 1. The riders on these bike to have considerably less in the snow that I was having on the S. The and Valkerie riders were having difficulties in the white The three of us caucused and decided discretion was the greater part of and turned around. The GS and the FZ 1s trudged on the snow.

Yamaha FZ 1S ABS

The three sane riders a small cafe about miles back and had breakfast. about an hour and a half the dissappated and we headed out again. By now and warming temperatures had cleared the where we encounted the most We went about twenty miles and ran into more

This time we waited 45 minutes for things to clear and we on to Chinle, Arizona through wind and snow flurrys, but to cause us to turn back.

When we caught up with our on the GS and the FZ 1s in Chinle, they indicated they spent about an battling the snow before cleared up. The ride the next day Chinle back to Albuquerque was under near pefect conditions. The trip was puntuated by at the Canyon De Celly and travels some of the most beautiful and parts of the planet.

The one thing I still puzzle is why the S seemed to pull to the right in the I originally attributed this to the drive shaft/boxer twin set up. the GS has this same set up but did not have problem. Can anyone think of explanations for this.

Tires? By the I was quite impressed with the of the FZ 1s both in an out of snow. That provides a lot of performance and handling for little money.

Yamaha FZ 1S ABS
Yamaha FZ 1S ABS
Yamaha FZ 1S ABS
Yamaha FZ 1S ABS
Yamaha FZ 1S ABS
Yamaha FZ 1S ABS
Yamaha FZ 1S ABS

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