xr650r paddle?

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


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.

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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