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Old 11-27-2013, 12:30 PM   #19111
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OEM rear tire lasted 3900mi :). Not bad.

Plenty of life left in that
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:54 PM   #19112
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OEM rear tire lasted 3900mi :). Not bad.
I only got 10,000 more than that out of mine.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:07 PM   #19113
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+2 on the Mayers. I wouldn't consider anything else. Ok, maybe a Russel, but the Mayer is cheaper
FYI - Rick is running a Black Friday sale -- $100 off all seats. Custom front seat and rear covered to match for $219 plus $35 for shipping. I had leather for my last Mayer seat but the vinyl is such a great deal....
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:25 AM   #19114
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I only got 10,000 more than that out of mine.
Currently close to 13k miles on mine. Don't even think I'm hitting wear bars yet - close though. Researching which tires I want next (roadie)
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:31 AM   #19115
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Currently close to 13k miles on mine. Don't even think I'm hitting wear bars yet - close though. Researching which tires I want next (roadie)
Jeez. Guess I ride harder than y'all :). I have great twisties and my bike sees redline often. A tank where I only get 30mpg isn't unheard of.


Next some Karoo3s will be installed to help me tackle some dirt roads in Death Valley in Jan.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:23 AM   #19116
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Is anyone using Ride-On tire sealant, or Slime? Any feedback on using it?

I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
My bike rode like crap after putting Slime in the tubes. But you don't have to believe me. WTF do I know? Go ahead and try it. Just remember I told you so...

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Old 11-28-2013, 09:28 AM   #19117
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Is anyone using Ride-On tire sealant, or Slime? Any feedback on using it?

I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
I'm using ride-on of my two bikes harley davidson tubeless and tiger 800xc. Since I used this to my bikes I feel more comfortable,balance, speeding @ 90-95 mph no vibration at all. Usually my harley vibrates @75mph without ride-on. If I were you, go ahead use ride-on.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #19118
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Jeez. Guess I ride harder than y'all :). I have great twisties and my bike sees redline often. A tank where I only get 30mpg isn't unheard of.


Next some Karoo3s will be installed to help me tackle some dirt roads in Death Valley in Jan.
Yeah, that's the opposite of where I live (Florida). Flat straight roads and a lot of commuting miles. I don't see a lot of high RPMs or fast starts that much either. I save that for the motard.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:49 PM   #19119
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Currently close to 13k miles on mine. Don't even think I'm hitting wear bars yet - close though. Researching which tires I want next (roadie)
I've been happy with the Michelin PR3's that I've tried, 2 rears. Also Conti Road Attack's have been great, little less mileage than the PR3's. I don't take my Roadie off road now that I have a Suzuki DR650 for that. I have a set of Bridgestones BT-23 in the basement ready to go but haven't tried them yet. They now they have the T-30's out to replace them. Can't go wrong with any of these really.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:27 AM   #19120
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I've been happy with the Michelin PR3's that I've tried, 2 rears. Also Conti Road Attack's have been great, little less mileage than the PR3's. I don't take my Roadie off road now that I have a Suzuki DR650 for that. I have a set of Bridgestones BT-23 in the basement ready to go but haven't tried them yet. They now they have the T-30's out to replace them. Can't go wrong with any of these really.
I'll will be curious to hear your thoughts, once the Bridgestones are mounted, compared to the others.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:25 AM   #19121
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Any other tyre is going to have to be really impressive after the PR3s They really are a great road tyre.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #19122
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OEM rear tire lasted 3900mi :). Not bad.

Once the "Happy" part is worn off, what good are they. My OEM tires are squaring with only 2000 miles. They'll never make it to Belize and back next month so they are being replaced before the trip with new Conti Trail Attacks.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:19 PM   #19123
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Pretty nice boaterbike!

I'm home for Thanksgiving and I got to take my dad's barely-broken-in 2013 800 XC out for a mix of slab and dirt today. We rode from Sugar Land out to the edge of Hill Country - this thing eats up miles a lot better than my 250!



I'm amazed he trusted me with it! (to be honest he was probably second-guessing his trust during that water crossing, but everything went OK)

LOVE that triple - only problem now is I want a big bike someday!

He's thinking of putting on Explorer bars because he finds the stockers too "flat" (not enough bend). Bar risers would also be nice. I'm worried either of those mods would upset the harmonic balance of the bars and cause them to vibrate. It looks like I have a lot of reading to do in this thread - cheers all!
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:24 PM   #19124
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Nice!

I installed Explorer bars (also have rox risers with dampers) and have no issues with vibration.

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I'm home for Thanksgiving and I got to take my dad's barely-broken-in 2013 800 XC out for a mix of slab and dirt today. We rode from Sugar Land out to the edge of Hill Country - this thing eats up miles a lot better than my 250!



I'm amazed he trusted me with it! (to be honest he was probably second-guessing his trust during that water crossing, but everything went OK)

LOVE that triple - only problem now is I want a big bike someday!

He's thinking of putting on Explorer bars because he finds the stockers too "flat" (not enough bend). Bar risers would also be nice. I'm worried either of those mods would upset the harmonic balance of the bars and cause them to vibrate. It looks like I have a lot of reading to do in this thread - cheers all!
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:40 PM   #19125
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Nice!

I installed Explorer bars (also have rox risers with dampers) and have no issues with vibration.
Thanks for the input! Do you use the Explorer roadie or XC bars? Are they even different? A quick look suggests the two have different BikeBandit part numbers but I can't be sure - Google results are vague. If anything, I expect the Explorer XC bars to be wider than the roadie's.

I'm going to get the Explorer bars first and maybe put the risers on later. For the record, I like the bend of the stock bars but I just found them too low to stand up for extended periods (I'm 6'2.5 and I have shorty T-rex arms). My dad finds the height OK-ish but he hates the stock bend and it's his bike, so he calls the shots!

I was really impressed with how smooth the bike felt rolling over washboard gravel, so all-day standing probably isn't necessary unless one is continuously going over something rougher or more technical. Maybe I'll get him those anti-vibe risers as a Christmas present and shame him into putting them on!

If vibrations are an issue at any point, I might look into Bueller's insight on engine mounts but this bike is so smooth compared to anything else I've ever ridden! If it ain't broke, don't go pokin' around with your engine mount bolts.
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