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Old 08-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #5026
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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   #5027
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Ya, I guess the M-12's last on yer 690....cuz it doesn't run

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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   #5028
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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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Old 08-13-2012, 07:15 PM   #5029
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TKC 80s if they have them in 21" (?)
+1 on the TKC 80s. Had around 10k kms on a set before putting on the Heidenaus. Did fine on the slippery clay roads in the jungle, wet asphalt, sand and hard pack. Wore another set at around 6k km in hot tropical temperatures.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:59 PM   #5030
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I'm running a Scorpion PRO on the front and like it a lot
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:13 AM   #5031
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Ged,

I'm going to try this up front next at Brown Dog's recommendation:

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:18 AM   #5032
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I'm running a Scorpion PRO on the front and like it a lot
Agreed - - and it's a DOT tire.

Side knobs chunk pretty bad if you get in the rocks though.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:06 AM   #5033
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If you do not run DOT you will die. Every DOT tire has had a fee paid to the governement so that it can have the DOT letters stamped into the side of the tire. Non DOT tires will explode the instant they touch concrete or pavement and you and everyone in your family will instantly die. Forward this message to 50 of your friends or YOU WILL DIE <-- this means its a joke. Because this is a forum I can write any horrible message and as long as I cap it with a I am ok.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:22 AM   #5034
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If you do not run DOT you will die. Every DOT tire has had a fee paid to the governement so that it can have the DOT letters stamped into the side of the tire. Non DOT tires will explode the instant they touch concrete or pavement and you and everyone in your family will instantly die.
Well maybe yes ...

I tried Michelin M12 and S12 on the 690 and after 500 km, 30% of the knobs on the rear wheel were gone. Reported missing on duty. Needless to say the bike's behavior was similar to some compacting equipments.

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #5035
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Hi Seth,

In the EU running dot or not is more of an insurance issue: if you run tyres that are not road approved and get in to an accident your not insured, even if it's no your mistake.

Wont the US insurances bother you in the same way?
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #5036
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In MI, if the LEO is on his period, he can have your shit impounded - and some in our group have been checked.

Since the Scorpion pro is pretty much an S12 with a DOT stamp, i'd rather not give them the open invitation to nail me.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:06 PM   #5037
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Hi Seth,

In the EU running dot or not is more of an insurance issue: if you run tyres that are not road approved and get in to an accident your not insured, even if it's no your mistake.

Wont the US insurances bother you in the same way?
Prove it please
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #5038
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Well maybe yes ...

I tried Michelin M12 and S12 on the 690 and after 500 km, 30% of the knobs on the rear wheel were gone. Reported missing on duty. Needless to say the behavior was similar to some compacting equipments.

Paul Jr
That has nothing to do with them not having a DOT rating as it is they are MX tires made for well groomed MX tracks.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #5039
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In MI, if the LEO is on his period, he can have your shit impounded - and some in our group have been checked.

Since the Scorpion pro is pretty much an S12 with a DOT stamp, i'd rather not give them the open invitation to nail me.
As if I needed even another reason to avoid MI.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #5040
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Well maybe yes ...

I tried Michelin M12 and S12 on the 690 and after 500 km, 30% of the knobs on the rear wheel were gone. Reported missing on duty. Needless to say the behavior was similar to some compacting equipments.

Paul Jr
i never said rear use for the m 12
i have found the front to last longer on my 690 than it does on my husaberg and it weighs at least 50 lbs less than the 690
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