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Old 06-08-2013, 06:56 PM   #4786
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #4787
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Front tire choice?

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Karoo 2 (??) on the front w/ a Tractionator rear?

Ever tried this front tire? I've had great luck with it... holds it own on pavement but stiff sidewall and good bite for all-around off road.

Great bike. Wish I was packed up and heading out too! Have fun!
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:16 AM   #4788
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about hadling...

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And once again my SE turned into a SM for next couple of weeks
br, Tapsa and SE/SM



Could you please comment on the handling? Both low and high speed.
Handling my SE with SM wheels is totally different; in low speeds steering is so much quicker and more nimble thanks to agressive steering angle. But it goes straight ahead very well; yesterday I was having fun with my friend on narrow tarmacroads and on a long direct part of that road speedo showed for a moment 207km/h and GPS trapped 199km/h and it still felt like it was pulling some more speed .
SO; it handles well .
br, Tapsa and SE/SM
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:09 PM   #4789
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front is a kenda big block. left over from when i bought a bunch for my now (not)dearly departed f800gs. correct on the rear. giving it a whirl - everyone i've talked to says it's a good choice and cheaper than the 908rr which i prefer. just so damned expensive and i end up always taking them off when they have 1/3 of their life left but don't want a used tire on the upcoming trip (see 908rr in picture - still plenty of life left on that!).

i run the xcmh (front & back) on my berg 570 but never tried the rally. i'll consider it next time i need to swap out the sneaker in front - except i still have a second kenda to mount when this one goes. i figure that's probably about 3 rears to go before that happens...damn thing eats tires!


Karoo 2 (??) on the front w/ a Tractionator rear?

Ever tried this front tire? I've had great luck with it... holds it own on pavement but stiff sidewall and good bite for all-around off road.

Great bike. Wish I was packed up and heading out too! Have fun![/QUOTE]
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:53 AM   #4790
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Outside the Kempton Hotel in Kempton Pa.- lunch stop on a 200 mile mixed surface ride




Gratuitous odo picture




For those keeping score:

- original clutch slave
- water pump seal at 24,000 as a preventative
- 3rd set of fuel pump points just installed before failure
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:34 AM   #4791
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Outside the Kempton Hotel in Kempton Pa.- lunch stop on a 200 mile mixed surface ride





For those keeping score:

- original clutch slave
- water pump seal at 24,000 as a preventative
- 3rd set of fuel pump points just installed before failure

Are you running stock seats on the SE and SM
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:33 PM   #4792
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Prepped and at the iron mountain, erzberg, the entry in the prologue....

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Old 06-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #4793
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Prepped and at the iron mountain, erzberg, the entry in the prologue....

Great pic ... one lucky Kiwi!!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:12 PM   #4794
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:55 PM   #4795
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Awesome series of pics there Mr. Triplenickle. Where on earth is that glacier ?

The scale is hard to wrap your mind around. Wow.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:21 AM   #4796
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Awesome series of pics there Mr. Triplenickle. Where on earth is that glacier ?

The scale is hard to wrap your mind around. Wow.

Thanks, all the pics are Northern BC or the Yukon and the glacier is the Salmon Glacier in Northwestern BC. Where it comes out of the mountain it splits and goes to the left or to the right where you can see behind the bike and the right side is the small half! We got right down to where it was calving, pretty cool indeed. There's pretty good satellite pics on Google.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:11 AM   #4797
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:46 AM   #4798
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i recognize that location!




xmoto on the way up


boatman also making it look easy




"while the bmw's are at starbucks the SEs are at timmys! " - paraphrased from the legendary EC.
there's always gotta be that one guy!
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:50 AM   #4799
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Riding the Erzberg Prologue, lovely weather for it.... :)







Ride report is here
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=893981



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Old 06-25-2013, 10:43 PM   #4800
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Here she is up at Capitol Forest.

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