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Old 09-08-2011, 07:47 PM   #54241
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:08 PM   #54242
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thanks for the suspension info. does anyone know when the 2012's will be released?
In 2025.
I think they are going to a 5 speed box and air/oil cooling.
Don't quote me though.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:13 PM   #54243
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In 2025.
I think they are going to a 5 speed box and air/oil cooling.
Don't quote me though.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:42 PM   #54244
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lol Nostradamus up in here.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:05 PM   #54245
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Mounting Heidenau K60 Scout tires.

Yesterday i started with my tire change, by hand. Becaus i knew the rear wou dbe most difficult i started with that. Still don;t have it on right. Man, a 130 on that 2,50"rim is hard. Or perhaps i need to practivc more en have better technique. Mounted a 190 tire on a 6"rim, Easy peasy. But a puny 130 is giving me trouble, haha

Pictures will follow, hopefully soon, because i don't want to be strugling with these tires a lot longer. So i watch some youtube to see how the pro's do it. They make it look so darn easy, it's amberrasing.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Keep you updated.

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:19 PM   #54246
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Certain tires can be tough on the DR650 rims. I've also had an easier time changing the 180 section tires on my 1050 Tiger.
Tires changing involves lots of swearing, blood and hopefully a Beer when the job is done. It is not easy ... unless you have a tire machine ... in which case it's very easy!

Make sure you have proper tire lube. Dish soap is OK but real tire lubes is best. (buy from tire shop)

Sometimes using wood wedges or small blocks are useful to help hold the bead down in the "Well" of the wheel. This is the low, center part of the wheel. Keeping as much of the tire bead as possible into that Dropped Center really helps with mounting a new tire. BOTH SIDES.

Multiple tire Irons can help hold things down. Take small "Bites" with your levers. Very small. Don't get greedy or you can damage the bead or pinch your new tube.

Also, an extra set of hands .... AND FEET are useful! Make sure to wear big riding or work boots ... or have your friends wear dirt riding boots. Helps.

Make sure you remove valve core from air valve before you try to break down old tire.

Leaving the NEW tire in the Sun for an hour or two can help.
You could take your tire and wheel down to a dirt bike shop ... if there is an Enduro rider there ... they can show you all the tricks.

Any ISDE rider can dismount, change and and remount a tire in under 4 minutes. The Belgians are some of the best in the world.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:28 PM   #54247
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UNBEFRIKKINLEAVABLE

So between my last post and this, i got it mounted.

Small bites!!!!!!!

And in the youtube vids, they had something called a beadbuddy, which helps keep the bead in the well, so you have more room.

I only have 2 small tire irons, and plenty off muscle, so should be ok. But i really tried the "iff youre working to hard, youre doing it wrong" motto.

So what i did differrently, used a crowbar to keep the tire in the well, take small bites and 2 knees, with the crowbar between... jep there. Popped right in, YEAH

victory.

Now straight to the front tire. And the pictures will be up soon.

Thanks for the support.

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:15 PM   #54248
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if you got the rear on, the front will be a breeze. Especially with no rimlock.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:45 PM   #54249
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Bolt it on bro. And post the picture!!
Here ya go!
Took 10minutes, including running down town to grab some blue loctite. Didn't bolt the Rotopax plate on, will put it when I need it (sooner rather than later I hope) but it looks very easy as well. Very happy with the quality of both the bags and racks, looks like they will take some punishment.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:58 PM   #54250
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Dig the graphics on the Safari Tank.

Where did u get them?
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:03 AM   #54251
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Dig the graphics on the Safari Tank.

Where did u get them?
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:04 AM   #54252
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:56 AM   #54253
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I only have 2 small tire irons, and plenty off muscle, so should be ok.
You don't need muscle.
As long as the side wall is in the dish it is a breeze.
That is where a lot go wrong,that and not putting air to inflate the tube a little to avoid pinches.
Not to much that it would hinder the wall going into the dish which in effect increases the diameter of the tyre compared to the rim.
It should be easy,any fighting comes back to the dish.
It also risks tearing of the bead.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:19 AM   #54254
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Well here's the result. At the moment i'm a bit tired and dirty, so the testride will have to wait a little.

Brains over brawn is definately the way to go when mounting tires.

Not going to show you all the pictures i took, which can be found here:
http://a-stefanes.hyves.nl/album/669...EV&__state__=1

Here's some excerpts:




OLD (2007) Pirelli Scorpion S/T








Can't wait to take it off-road. Yeah. Really curious how it'll ride.

Greets,
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:27 AM   #54255
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In 2025.
I think they are going to a 5 speed box and air/oil cooling.
Don't quote me though.
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