xr650r paddle?

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  • pip_daddy

Posted March 16, 2006 - 07:16 PM


I did a search and did not come up with a definite answer to what size paddle seems to work best in the sand? Should I try a 6, 8, or 10 paddle. From what I read I should not buy a cheng shin for fear of it not holding up. Has anyone had any luck with AMS?

Thanks in advance


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  • qadsan

Posted March 16, 2006 - 07:45 PM


I've only use kings because they're cheap and we only ride sand a couple times a year at the most. Your best bet is either an 8 or 10 cup. Some people will prefer the 10, but I prefer the 8 on our 650R's after trying them both, especially when carving sharper turns in the dunes. Even with the 8, the 650R throws a nasty rooster tail in the sand and you can still get the front end up in 3rd or 4th gear if the sand is dense or slightly moist.

  • HawkGT

Posted March 16, 2006 - 10:06 PM


I've run a Kings 8 with no complaints.

One word of warning when camping at Gecko at Glamis. Watch how far you dig in when parking your bike. There's pavement under the sand a suprising distance from the road in some areas. I tore up my paddle a little from hitting the pavement. :thumbsup:

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