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Old 08-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #5026
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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   #5027
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Excellent choice.

Bought another 690?
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #5028
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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   #5029
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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   #5030
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Bought another 690?
I do miss it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:00 PM   #5031
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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   #5032
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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   #5033
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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   #5034
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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   #5035
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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   #5036
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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   #5037
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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   #5038
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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   #5039
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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   #5040
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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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