Originally Posted by Karolien78
Hi, i'm new here. I've been riding for almost a year now(7.000km hurray) on my trusted ER5. I'm wondering if it's possible to ride offroad with it. Anyone experience with that? And if so, any modifications needed to ride offroad? I don't want to ruin my bike.
Thanks a lot! Karolien
I love your question, not least because offroad is not defined here, or anywhere; to some folks it means disappearing into the bundooks searching out the most difficult terrain, on wheels, that they can find. To others, it means going off bitumen surfaces, such as riding a gravel track for a few hundred metres as the entrance to a campsite.
And, to others, off roading is riding competitively.
And long may that continue; no one owns the terminology.
So, as muppix says, you can do it, whatever it is that is within your own comfort zone and, sometimes, you will exceed that.
"I don't want to ruin my bike"
Your right, take care of your ER5, try it out doing whatever you are contemplating, be prepared to pick it up when it goes over and learn from that ............................... usually it's only the plastics that break, and some of the bits that stick out, like mirrors and levers.
BTW, you have been riding for a year -- have you dropped the bike yet? If so, how many times/what circumstances (there used to be a website, "100 ways to drop your bike", or something like that).