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Old 08-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #4996
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My first mod needs to be a bash plate. Are they all the same, or are some better than others?

Thanks.
Get one from Adventure Spec/Guard It.
Don't be put off by the price or shipping, I got mine in 1 day from the UK. Crazy! I can't get parts shipped across the state that quick.
It's beefy and has an extension that protects the rear brake master. If there's one plate for the 690, that's it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #4997
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Get one from Adventure Spec/Guard It.
Don't be put off by the price or shipping, I got mine in 1 day from the UK. Crazy! I can't get parts shipped across the state that quick.
It's beefy and has an extension that protects the rear brake master. If there's one plate for the 690, that's it.
I'll try not to be put off by the price.

It is really nice looking.

Is it that much better than the $90 Flatland Racing?
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #4998
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I'll try not to be put off by the price.

It is really nice looking.

Is it that much better than the $90 Flatland Racing?
it is that much better. I have the flatland plate, the Adventure spec plate, and the Rally-Raid UK rally plate. the rally plate is used for rally and the Adventure spec plate for everything else. the A spec plate is tough and offers much better protection than the flatland.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:56 PM   #4999
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I'll try not to be put off by the price.

It is really nice looking.

Is it that much better than the $90 Flatland Racing?
The GIT has protection for the rear master and the sides are extended for better case protection as well.
Obviously it's up to your usage whether or not you need something with superior protection.

Feck!, just trying to recommend a product and turns out sounding like an insurance pitch.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #5000
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The GIT has protection for the rear master and the sides are extended for better case protection as well.
Obviously it's up to your usage whether or not you need something with superior protection.

Feck!, just trying to recommend a product and turns out sounding like an insurance pitch.
Thanks Seth, Barman!

I'll get the GIT in black.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:32 PM   #5001
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Riders,
I have gone through:
1) two sets of Pirelli MT 21's (won't buy again)
2) One front MotoZ HT Desert Tractionator (good on hard surface more than loose stuff)
3) Three Motoz Desert HT Tractionator rears (LOVE them on all surfaces...will continue to buy them....long life)
4) Two Pirelli Scorpion XCMH fronts (like them in loose stuff...good on pavement. too)


What is a good front tire (DOT) for mostly gravel and paved riding (No Dunlop 606's) ???

Yes to Heidenaus as a given....but saving those for Mexico
fuck DOT
i use M-12 on the front but they are getting hard to find
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #5002
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Thanks Seth, Barman!

I'll get the GIT in black.
Excellent choice.

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #5003
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Excellent choice.

Bought another 690?
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #5004
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Bought another 690?
That was the first thing that came to mind after I saw the pic.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:37 PM   #5005
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fuck DOT
i use M-12 on the front but they are getting hard to find
Bob,
Ya, I guess the M-12's last on yer 690....cuz it doesn't run

The Pirelli XCMH is similar to the M-12 re: loose stuff.....and aggressive dirt-knobs....

Just looking for the right "in-between " front tire.....maybe the Mitas options will work well:

A friend, Colin, runs this outfit....and I have liked Mitas E09 Dakars in Baja on 450 EXC:

http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-dual-...venture-tires/

These last better than Conti TKC's....
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #5006
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Bought another 690?
I do miss it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:00 PM   #5007
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I do miss it.
I made that mistake before, so the 690, 950 and the Berg are staying
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #5008
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Bob,
Ya, I guess the M-12's last on yer 690....cuz it doesn't run

....

haha it runs now
how long? who knows
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #5009
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Bob,
Ya, I guess the M-12's last on yer 690....cuz it doesn't run

...
Certainly is an upside of a non running bike. I got 6 months out of a set of MT-21's... while the engine was in Austria!
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #5010
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Front tyres

I just finished the APC rally here in OZ. Went through 2 fronts and 2 rears in 8000kms. First was a Bridgestone ED11 Gritty Enduro which turned out to be a good choice for the first 1/2 for the rocky desert country tracks, and not bad on the tar as well. Then fitted a Michy MH3 for the 2nd half, which is a better option for intermediate terrain. Neither are DOT, but I would use both again depending on terrain and conditions.
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