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Old 02-10-2012, 12:27 PM   #59866
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Good call IMO on beefier for the TKC's. I rode a KLR with skinnier TKC's and it was worlds different from my beefy current ones.
Goodcat8, Are you saying the TKC 150 rides better then the 130? I would like to get the 150 rear. Also are you putting it on the OEM stock rim?
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #59867
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I rode a KLR with skinnier TKC's and it was worlds different from my beefy current ones.
How much skinnier?
I rode one with an IMS tank and 120 TKC80 rear and it handled... Quickly...
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:02 PM   #59868
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Goodcat8, Are you saying the TKC 150 rides better then the 130? I would like to get the 150 rear. Also are you putting it on the OEM stock rim?
The KLR had a stock rim with a130 TKC. My DR has the wide supermoto rear rim. So that in itself will lend a difference. I wouldn't recommend (or even know if it's possible) to fit a 150 on our stock rear rim. I love the way it handles with its current set up.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:35 PM   #59869
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I wouldn't recommend (or even know if it's possible) to fit a 150 on our stock rear rim. I love the way it handles with its current set up.
It would definitely be a bad idea to cram the 150 tire onto the stock rim.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:42 PM   #59870
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Sage advice from Procycle...indeed a narrower 130 TKC80 should weigh less & less rotational mass=quicker acceleration. I also tried a TKC80 140/17 rear (on a 2.5" Behr tubeless rim) & didn't like it...almost a totally different tire...the 140 had a shorter looking profile, much bigger, wider tread blocks, & a much more rounded profile so that the outer tread blocks wouldn't fully contact the pavement at full lean. I went back to a 130/17 with a flatter profile & smaller tread blocks & am much happier with it.

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #59871
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Quick question, I currently use regular motorcycle 10W-40 oil and change it about every 2,000 miles. How long could/should I go between oil changes if I switched over to synthetic?
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that is an adwantage for sure. but, synthetic has other adwantages that would make it worthwhile, even if if it weren't better at tolerating high heat:
- lasts much longer before it breaks down
- flows much better at low temps, ensuring better oiling & less metal-to-metal contact at cold start (even on hot days, this is important - 100f is still cold for an engine)
- has much higher tensile strength & shear strength, ensuring much less likelihood of metal-to-metal contact
- sticks to metal much better, ensuring much less likelihood of metal-to-metal contact, especially on cold start

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #59872
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Quick question, I currently use regular motorcycle 10W-40 oil and change it about every 2,000 miles. How long could/should I go between oil changes if I switched over to synthetic?
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You will get many answers... Here is my version...

3000 is a safe interval, oil is not that expensive.... yet...
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:27 PM   #59873
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http://www.vstroma.com/oilfillercap.htm

dr & strom use ths same oil filer cap.
this provides security
Very nice!
Thanks for the link.
I will order a couple of them.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #59874
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Quick question, I currently use regular motorcycle 10W-40 oil and change it about every 2,000 miles. How long could/should I go between oil changes if I switched over to synthetic?
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I would say the Suzuki interval or less is the best. Its every 4,000 miles or 6,000 km or every 12 months. If I have synthetic in the bike I change it around 4K. It all depends on use, if its all dirt roads I change more often. If its touring on two lanes I don't go past the Suzuki 4,000 miles. I've been chaniging the oil on average about every 3600 miles, nothing has blown up in the last 16K.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:13 PM   #59875
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SW-MOTECH bash plate

Here's one Jeff can proably address: I was shopping for an SW-MOTECH bash plate for my 2008 and found prices from $124.99 (ProCycle) to $249.99 (Twisted Throttle). They look to be the same piece? Any idea as to why the huge variance in cost?
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #59876
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It would definitely be a bad idea to cram the 150 tire onto the stock rim.
I have heard it works OK, if you like knobs on the side walls.

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:26 PM   #59877
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Here's one Jeff can proably address: I was shopping for an SW-MOTECH bash plate for my 2008 and found prices from $124.99 (ProCycle) to $249.99 (Twisted Throttle). They look to be the same piece? Any idea as to why the huge variance in cost?
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #59878
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Here's one Jeff can proably address: I was shopping for an SW-MOTECH bash plate for my 2008 and found prices from $124.99 (ProCycle) to $249.99 (Twisted Throttle). They look to be the same piece? Any idea as to why the huge variance in cost?

Twisted Throttle is used to the BMW crowd...those guys will pay any $$ if you tell them it is the best! I think they have about a 150% mark up on everything. A BMW coffee mug from them is probably $50!
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:44 PM   #59879
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http://www.vstroma.com/oilfillercap.htm

dr & strom use ths same oil filer cap.
this provides security
I must live a sheltered life, didn't know cap jacking was that prevalent?
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #59880
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Twisted Throttle is used to the BMW crowd...those guys will pay any $$ if you tell them it is the best! I think they have about a 150% mark up on everything. A BMW coffee mug from them is probably $50!
Hey . . . I resemble that remark!

I bought my Barkbusters from Twisted throttle and they weren't any more expensive than anybody else. Of course nobody else sells Barbusters.
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