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Old 04-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #6796
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:23 PM   #6797
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I've been looking into the K60s as well, how are they in turned on pavement from your experience? I've talked to some lovers and some haters but the haters mainly complain about corner stability. Not being a small man (cough cough) this is pretty important
Thought I would jump in and give my impression of the K60s. Been on them for about 500 miles now. 400 miles various types of hardtop, 100 miles dirt, rocks, gravel, sand. Changed my Tourance EXP for them as I wanted something a little (lot) more dirt friendly. Very happy off concrete — increased confidence. Today was 170 miles of Coastal highway, super slab and canyon roads. This morning the PCH was humid. These tires seemed as surefooted as my Tourances ever were. side to side in the canyons as well. They performed great. Granted, as a middle aged (50) relative noob I might attack less than others, but still, riding two up today, I was impressed. I have only experienced 2 situations where I needed to get acquainted with their reaction: highway speed (70+) on grooved pavement (floating feeling) and slowing to a stop (<10 mph) front end vibration. I would buy these again. FYI tire pressure is 33 psi Front and Back.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:31 AM   #6798
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From Switzerland.
We had 6 month of snow. Not on the mountain tops, but in the lowlands.
People here can't even think of snow anymore, without going ballistic
Call it the "proof of global warming".


That is one ugly ass bike!! Im sorry
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #6799
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Your not the first to call it ugly!!,to each his own I guess!...


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Old 04-25-2012, 07:17 AM   #6800
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:09 AM   #6801
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I really like it.!!! He put a lot of time , attention to detail and MONEY into that bike. I think it's purdy.

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Old 04-25-2012, 03:20 PM   #6802
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:49 PM   #6803
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new threads !

new tires, skid plate and givi crash bars. Bike is almost complete and all that is left to do this year on it are the front brake lines! Should have em tommorow or something like that





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Old 04-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #6804
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New markings.

Finally got around to replacing the stock '08 graphics with the cool, reflective, "German" style decals I bought last December. It's been too cold until recently to apply them. When I first took the factory decals off, I really liked the clean look of the bike. I was hesitant to apply the new decals but I had already purchased them so I figured I might as well use them. I'm very pleased with the black decals on a black bike. It still results in a subtle, clean look. The reflectivity gives them a dark metallic gray appearance in the daylight, which I like.

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:50 AM   #6805
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here's my new to me bike! had it for about a thousand km and already modified it a bit ! I've been riding for 8 years now and got from super sport bike to motard to dual to mx to standard and then finally this wonderful machine ! best machine i've ever bought! far far better to live with than my last stupid bmw. :) anyways here it is





How did you raise your front fender?
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:20 AM   #6806
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high front fender is awesome

i raised it by building a bracket that is bolted on the lower triple. Check out the weestrom index, there are a couple of different approaches that are shown. Instead of the fender moving with the bike, it's locked on top like a mx. I really like this mod. It makes the bike look awesome and no more jammed pebble between the wheel and fender.

here's my approach

i removed the triple and drilled 2 holes in the front of it. Then i built this L bracket to hold the fender in place. The key was to build the bracket out of very thick steel so there would be no vibration and then remove excess metal to lighten it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:12 AM   #6807
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Thanks for the info. Looks great. I'm going to try doing something like that.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:48 PM   #6808
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looks good but....want a S10!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:14 AM   #6809
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s10 !

please please keep me away from the S10. Ive seen it a powersports ottawa and don't like it one bit. Way too many electronic systems on it. Traction control ? no thanks, joint braking ? no thanks , Abs ? maybe.. shaft drive ? no thanks. I like to change ratios. I mean the weestrom is as good as you can get for the money.. throw in another 2 grand and you got your suspensions on par with Ktm. Can't go wrong with that especially since the bike is so reliable.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:33 AM   #6810
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I mean the weestrom is as good as you can get for the money.. throw in another 2 grand and you got your suspensions on par with Ktm.
No you don't, but it at least becomes tolerable.
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