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Hello everyone, I'm RoadToNorden a newbie rider in offroad.
First of all apologices for my not good level of english 馃槄
Finally I found this forum to share our opinions, routes and tricks with own machines.

Ride a demo bike in last days of december 2021. One hour later, I save one for me.
I purchase my Norden on early february.

No options are buyed.
But stock bike is not her final form :sneaky:

Rider:
My height is 1,8m, like 5,9 feet and 110kg/242lb


The day the adventure began

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New, new. 500 meters on odometer


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First off road, little route. My very first kilometers out of asphalt in my life

I search an easy route near home to test me in offroad. I carry a puncture repair kit, compressor, little first aid bag and water.
At the same time I premiere new Leatt 4.5 boots and Nexx WRL helmet.
The track was very easy and haved a big smile in my face :D Any accident, good weather, enjoy the journey and return home.

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Day 3. Oh, no!

I lost the position of the bike when i'm turning using my legs and fell to the ground.
Results: Broken handward

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But the day is was not finish.
Following the track I arrived at downhill road with rocks.
Remember was my 3th day in off road

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Yes I know, you are waiting the consequences :confused:
Well, some scraches on side gas tank protectors. And little fissure

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A day to forgot! :cry:
 

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Thank you for sharing your experiences, @RoadToNorden! You've taken the route to adventure riding that I took...buy an expensive ADV bike and head off the pavement with no training and no prior experience. While this method has been adopted by many, it is an expensive way to go. I totaled two flagship ADV bikes (KTM 1290 Super Adventure and BMW R1200GS Adventure) before I wised up and purchased a small dual-sport bike to learn on. In my case, a Yamaha WR250R. I learned a lot more, with less expensive consequences, on the smaller bike. I suggest you get a small dual-sport bike to learn off-road skills on, and to take on the more off-road focused journeys. Save the Norden for the more pavement focused journeys, but where you can still enjoy some light off-pavement rides. Also, if you find an enduro training course and take it, you will learn proper skills from experienced riders instead of learning a bunch of bad habits that you will have to train yourself out of later....
 

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Road skills don't transfer to gravel roads very well.
Take an adventure course. Learn to steer with your feet when standing, hands always light on the bars, knees tight when appropriate, eyes up, elbows out.
Some simple exercises to practice and build confidence.
 

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Thank you for sharing your experiences, @RoadToNorden! You've taken the route to adventure riding that I took...buy an expensive ADV bike and head off the pavement with no training and no prior experience. While this method has been adopted by many, it is an expensive way to go. I totaled two flagship ADV bikes (KTM 1290 Super Adventure and BMW R1200GS Adventure) before I wised up and purchased a small dual-sport bike to learn on. In my case, a Yamaha WR250R. I learned a lot more, with less expensive consequences, on the smaller bike. I suggest you get a small dual-sport bike to learn off-road skills on, and to take on the more off-road focused journeys. Save the Norden for the more pavement focused journeys, but where you can still enjoy some light off-pavement rides. Also, if you find an enduro training course and take it, you will learn proper skills from experienced riders instead of learning a bunch of bad habits that you will have to train yourself out of later....
Thank's for advice
I know have many forms to get knowledge
My form Is the hard way. My first motorbike, 10 years ago, was an BMW R65 from 1979. Oldie motorbike for a person who never ride (execept driving school) is not the best 馃槄 And second was an KTM 690 supermoto
In my first real travel with Norden. Couple weekends ago road in Monegros Desert, I ride 750km (466mi) with any problem.

Now with 3300km on it ( 2050mi) I'm more confident when I ride in little techical zones. My use is roads, highways and good conditions offroad pavement.

About training offroad school. Yeah. Near home have TwinTrail. I choose "invest" the money who cost a training day in gasoline. Another time maybe not the best choice.
 

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Road skills don't transfer to gravel roads very well.
Take an adventure course. Learn to steer with your feet when standing, hands always light on the bars, knees tight when appropriate, eyes up, elbows out.
Some simple exercises to practice and build confidence.
I ride with a friend, owner a T茅ner茅 700cc and he told me my driving looked good for a benigner. And give me these same tips.
Look far, the weight balance in footpegs and how take slow turns.
I think I need more miles of experience. I started in offroad 2 month ago only
 

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Discovering the Norden

After 2000km (1200mi) and a month and a half, now I'm more happier than first days

Note:
First service (1000km / 600mi) my local dealer charge me 199鈧 (215 USD) No problem or any thing to fix

Traveled along highways, small town roads, and easy offroad tracks, I have better feeling with this big bike
Better feeling but not the best fitting

Thinking about that I decided to buy three pieces to improve my driving experience

1. Foam over grips. More confort to my hands. Makes grips bigger

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2. Lowering footpegs from SWmotech. 2 positions 15mm lower or stock. In images it's in lower

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3. Rise the handlebar 20mm.

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All 3 pieces makes a big difference. From the first kilometers I feel the bike good for road but not for driving standing.
My height is 1,8m (5,9ft)
 

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Study and apply

After a month and a half with my Norden making kilometers, called a friend who Is a Yamaha T茅n茅r茅 owner and have offroad skills to take a short sunday ride.

Easy trails most of the time. Good humidity. Not sunny, not very cloudy.

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And time for Catalan breakfast (pork sausage with beans). Time used to talk about motorbikes and he give me some advices about offroad riding style.

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