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Old 04-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #16906
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Ordered a michelin T63 130/80-18. Looking for something with a little more life than the Dunlop 606.

I need reassurance I made the right choice.
When I saw them in person I thought the t63 looked like a half worn 606. I was going to buy one until I saw that.

How many miles did you get out of the 606?

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:18 PM   #16907
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Yes, but how much?
Just a tad, never noticed before so I wasn't sure.

Thanks.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:46 PM   #16908
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Big game season is a long way away. But I need to start making plans now.
I need to mount a long-gun to my xr650r for travel down fire roads and some open dirt trails.
Any ideas? Anyone find a solution?
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:00 PM   #16909
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When I saw them in person I thought the t63 looked like a half worn 606. I was going to buy one until I saw that.

How many miles did you get out of the 606?

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.

About 2000 miles. Although the last 500 has been pretty bald. Mostly pavement and gravel roads.

I read some talk that the t63 is harder compound and runs cooler on pavement. Price was right too $72.00.

My hope is it will last the season.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:02 PM   #16910
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About 2000 miles. Although the last 500 has been pretty bald. Mostly pavement and gravel roads.

I read some talk that the t63 is harder compound and runs cooler on pavement. Price was right too $72.00.

My hope is it will last the season.
I was hoping for more. Oh well. I have a fairly new 606/mt21 combo on now, but with no odometer I won't really know anyways.

1500 good tread miles will get a season for me anyways, so no big deal. It's not a dd or anything.

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:11 AM   #16911
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Scabbard mounted to the forks? Would be a lot easier with USD forks, but would work with conventional forks if you built stand-off so the forks wouldn't crash into the scabbard on compression. I've thought about how I'd want to carry a gun on a bike and that's how I'd do it.

What happens to the unsprung gun after hitting 1000 miles of washboards, bumps, rocks, etc?
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:16 AM   #16912
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About 2000 miles. Although the last 500 has been pretty bald. Mostly pavement and gravel roads.

I read some talk that the t63 is harder compound and runs cooler on pavement. Price was right too $72.00.

My hope is it will last the season.

Throttle control. If you ride in a very boring manner tires last longer, but its boring.

I am going to try the M43 pro trials tire. Everyone says they last a long time, and have other advantages.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:05 AM   #16913
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I've had two tires make it to 2k miles, an IRC trials tire and a Mitas C-20. It's a shame the C-20 is hard to come by in the US.

The MT43 on my 450 works very well and is wearing good.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #16914
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Throttle control. If you ride in a very boring manner tires last longer, but its boring.
I ride in a boring manner on the street, so that helps. Whenever I start getting into the throttle some I start thinking about the lack of a cush drive and the fact that I'm on knobbies.

My gravel road manners probably offset any savings though. It's fun kicking the pig sideways on turns.

Anyone do the math on rpms at highway speed on stock gearing lately? I have a klr now, thinking about dropping the gearing back to 14-48 on the pig. Can't remember how buzzy it was, but I know I bought the 15 front for a reason. I wish this bike had another gear or something.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #16915
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I nearly bought another 606, It came down to price.... I needed some other stuff. (I told the wifey the tire would be 100 bucks)

If this tire doesn't deliver, I'll do my best to wear it out and buy a D606. It worked really well on just about everything, although once it got worn down past halfway it really showed, wheelie attempts result in spinning out on dirt. Not enough Knob.

WE can't have that!
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #16916
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Anyone do the math on rpms at highway speed on stock gearing lately? I have a klr now, thinking about dropping the gearing back to 14-48 on the pig. Can't remember how buzzy it was, but I know I bought the 15 front for a reason. I wish this bike had another gear or something.
The Rekluse auto clutch is like the cheapest 6pd you can buy! Even with 15/45 gearing, I was riding tight, steep single track yesterday with no issues at all.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #16917
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Anyone do the math on rpms at highway speed on stock gearing lately? I have a klr now, thinking about dropping the gearing back to 14-48 on the pig. Can't remember how buzzy it was, but I know I bought the 15 front for a reason. I wish this bike had another gear or something.[

Jules,
14/48 on mine pulls around 145KM's on the Vapor
Have checked against the GPS and its pretyy well spot on.
Have not paid much attention to the RPM at 100 kms but it didnt seem all that buzzy.
15/48 runs around 160KM's and definately relaxed at 100
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #16918
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Unfortunately I just posted my XR for sale in the flea market. Its in Vancouver BC (thus the price)....bummed about selling it......

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:02 PM   #16919
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The Rekluse auto clutch is like the cheapest 6pd you can buy! Even with 15/45 gearing, I was riding tight, steep single track yesterday with no issues at all.
Sounds expensive.

Seriously though, a rekluse isn't in the budget right now unfortunately. I'll just drop it back to a 14/48 I think and run with it, just stay off the highway as much as possible.

I try not to ride highway anyways, just seems like that never works out for me. Getting to my campsite/riding area is either 20 minutes of highway or an hour of back roads. Back roads are fun, but a lot of times I just have a few hours free time and want to mess around for a bit in the woods.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:44 AM   #16920
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Unfortunately I just posted my XR for sale in the flea market. Its in Vancouver BC (thus the price)....bummed about selling it......

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=881850

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I saw it the other day and wet myself. I'm not too far from BC. Sure as shit wish I had money. I've been wanting a 650 for my second and finally outgrow my 250. Dream bike for sure. Good luck with sale
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