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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,631
Posted By Kommando
...and 2/3 the weight, with a 21" front wheel to...

...and 2/3 the weight, with a 21" front wheel to run inexpensive knobs on.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Kommando
What size and what width are you using? The rear...

What size and what width are you using? The rear K270 can go 10K miles for some people. I've gotten 6K+ miles almost to the carcass out of the 130/80-17 K270 rear on a DR650SE, and I don't baby it....
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,547
Posted By Kommando
I like the gearing choices of 520, but there is...

I like the gearing choices of 520, but there is typically better longevity with 525 because the wear surfaces are larger with the wider 525. I don't know how much longer. I run 520 on my 2003, but...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,547
Posted By Kommando
That is an awesome story of frugality. It turned...

That is an awesome story of frugality. It turned out SWEET!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 975
Posted By Kommando
Use the forums, especially anything specific to...

Use the forums, especially anything specific to your bike. Post questions. Use a shop manual. Clymers is usually ok.

Harbor Freight has a a moto/atv jack/lift that works great if it won't crush...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By Kommando
Go with the used Wee if you want to haul a...

Go with the used Wee if you want to haul a pedal-bike to the singletrack. It's a better highway bike than even the mighty DR650. It can be a handful in soft/slick/steep stuff though.

DR650 if...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,547
Posted By Kommando
Did you ever have an issue fitting the seat on...

Did you ever have an issue fitting the seat on with the stock tank installed?
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,547
Posted By Kommando
I don't know about the Sargent, but I like the...

I don't know about the Sargent, but I like the gripper vinyl top of the Seat Concepts.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,547
Posted By Kommando
Tell Procycle that you just want to pull the...

Tell Procycle that you just want to pull the snorkel, or buy a cut airbox.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,547
Posted By Kommando
I just pulled the snorkel, installed an extended...

I just pulled the snorkel, installed an extended idle-mix screw for easier tuning, and installed an OEM overseas adjustable needle for easier tuning. Then I tested main jets for my altitude. The OEM...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By Kommando
Thank you for the kind words. I am yet humbled by...

Thank you for the kind words. I am yet humbled by the loyalty of many dogs to their loved ones, and the courage and dedication of people like some of the Navy corpsman I served with, Army/AF medics I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By Kommando
I'm not originally from FL, and I've been all...

I'm not originally from FL, and I've been all over. I've seen many winter tires, but I ride relatively-narrow knobs and semi-knobs, which tend not to hydroplane very easily at legal speeds, even if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By Kommando
I don't know if they're necessarily V-shaped or...

I don't know if they're necessarily V-shaped or not, but basically...yeah.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Kommando
I can do 3rd with clutch and a tug, or a hump and...

I can do 3rd with clutch and a tug, or a hump and a tug. I can do 2nd with just gas and a tug. 1st comes up with just gas in the powerband, no tug or clutch.

Cover the rear brake beforehand.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,737
Posted By Kommando
You might experience cold and rain, so be...

You might experience cold and rain, so be prepared for it. Your bike may be due for service too, so take care of it beforehand. Dress for crashing, cold, wind, rain, and snow.

Make contingency...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,547
Posted By Kommando
I don't even have a real gripe with that setup in...

I don't even have a real gripe with that setup in sand and mud. The rear 244 seems better when leaned on pavement than the similar rear K270 that I also like to run. It just doesn't seem to be...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 68,634
Posted By Kommando
'Roids, a...

'Roids, a high-protein/low-carb/low-fat/nutrient-rich diet, and a USMC Recon-level workout/brainwash regimen. I swim further than many "athletes" run...at faster than a walking pace...after my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,846
Posted By Kommando
I'd look into beefing up the Scram. Some people...

I'd look into beefing up the Scram. Some people are allegedly putting out over 80WHP with them now.

The Tiger 800XC or F800GS may also be an option. Modify them to your liking.

You could also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,119
Posted By Kommando
Why not just get a Suzuki Samurai/Sidekick, or a...

Why not just get a Suzuki Samurai/Sidekick, or a Jeep CJ/YJ/TJ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By Kommando
Somebody has no freaking idea what they're...

Somebody has no freaking idea what they're talking about. My moto tires have deeper tread and more channeling than any car tire I've ever seen...knobbies and semi-knobs tend to be that way. Truck/SUV...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By Kommando
It depends on the tire and the load. Some tires...

It depends on the tire and the load. Some tires are so stiff that they almost don't need air if the bike and rider are light enough.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,866
Posted By Kommando
DR650. SE and 2015 S are pretty much the same...

DR650. SE and 2015 S are pretty much the same except for year and graphics. The earlier S, RS, and RSE are different bikes. Suzuki just wanted to be stupid.

If you want an economical and simple...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Kommando
I really liked the T63 rear on my DR650 as a...

I really liked the T63 rear on my DR650 as a street-sticky/stable tire that could self-clean through sand/mud. My only issue with it was that I got a little over 3K miles out of it, while I often get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,695
Posted By Kommando
Priorities and $$$. I have no interest in being...

Priorities and $$$. I have no interest in being Rossi.

I took a BRC in IL, where it's free, but you can donate. A BRC is also not mandatory in IL.

I also watch online training videos, read...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Kommando
The 700s are a very different tire. While the...

The 700s are a very different tire. While the D606 rear and MT21 front are capable and popular DOT knobs, they also tend to be expensive, miles/$$.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Kommando
I often run a front TR8 and a rear 244 or K270....

I often run a front TR8 and a rear 244 or K270. The 244 rear feels better when leaned on pavement, but the K270 rear often lasts a little bit longer.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Kommando
The rear 244 works well for me off-pavement in...

The rear 244 works well for me off-pavement in all but very soft conditions. I like it on the pavement too, but it wears a little fast compared to some rear tires.

The front 244 doesn't have the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Kommando
3.00x21 IRC TR8 front does nice on the road for...

3.00x21 IRC TR8 front does nice on the road for me, and is adequate for mud or sand. It's also only around $52.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Kommando
Neither of those is a mud tire. Do you...

Neither of those is a mud tire.

Do you want something DOT-approved?

Pirelli makes a few nice DOT knobs. I make do with an IRC TR8 front. I run a 244 rear, but our mud isn't typically very...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,547
Posted By Kommando
Shinko miles/$ on a big-block knob would be nice....

Shinko miles/$ on a big-block knob would be nice.

I wonder if these were designed for a new smaller Yamaha adv bike? :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By Kommando
Our sand has obstacles too. We have rutted and...

Our sand has obstacles too. We have rutted and rooted singletrack through palmetto bushes, swamps, and trees around here in sand.
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Kommando
Many of us would love to have an affordable,...

Many of us would love to have an affordable, non-monstrous, multicylinder with a 21" front here in the US. The KLE650 Versys could have been that bike. The DL650 could have been that bike. The CB500X...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,631
Posted By Kommando
400-450lb curb, with a 21" front wheel, optional...

400-450lb curb, with a 21" front wheel, optional ABS, and a similar or cheaper pricetag for a bike with slightly more power, suspension, and better looks would go a long ways towards displacing the...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,631
Posted By Kommando
So will a $2K DR650 with a big $150-$300 used...

So will a $2K DR650 with a big $150-$300 used 5-8gal tank and a comfy seat. I've done 1100-mile days on a DR's stock seat at around 80MPH. A simple $160 Seat Concepts kit made it better. When I get...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,631
Posted By Kommando
The NCs are purposely built for good MPG.

The NCs are purposely built for good MPG.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,547
Posted By Kommando
Yeah, the tooth width is 520, but the spline...

Yeah, the tooth width is 520, but the spline width on the CS is wide for more engagement.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,547
Posted By Kommando
Has anybody found IRC TR8 front tires in stock...

Has anybody found IRC TR8 front tires in stock lately? They were supposed to be available around the middle of this month, and I'm on notify lists with Bikebandit and MSS, but still no word. I just...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Kommando
Availability of front IRC TR8?

Does anybody know of someplace that has these in stock? If not, does anybody know when they're supposed to be back in stock?
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By Kommando
Shop for a used Givi E251 plate and an E45/52/55...

Shop for a used Givi E251 plate and an E45/52/55 topcase. I see used E45s go for $40-$50. They pop right on/off, have a carrying handle, and are lockable. The E35s/E45s can also be used as panniers,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Kommando
Lock it up like any other moto. This has been...

Lock it up like any other moto. This has been discussed many times...Xena alarmed disc-lock with a 15' cable around the frame, wheels, and something immovable. Throw on a cover if you're going to be...
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