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Old 04-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #6976
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I have an un-opened titanium jet kit if anyone's looking.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #6977
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New tires

If any of you are looking for a new sporting road tire you may want to check this out:

http://www.bikebandit.com/bridgeston...otorcycle-tire

I just ordered a new pair of Bridgestone's latest, the Battlax S20 from above for $197 shipped. These replace the Battlax BT016 pro. Early feedback seems pretty positive plus the price from BikeBandit was attractive enough, I decided to roll the dice.

Was also considering another set of the Pirelli DRC's or some of the new Mich Pilot Road 3's. But for close to what I would have paid for a just a rear of either of those fine tires I'll have a set of tires that I hope will best match what I do with my SMR (Mostly road with the rare track day).

Visor Down review,
http://www.visordown.com/features/br...iew/20314.html

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:59 AM   #6978
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Hey goodcat, I would be interested in your jet kit, but I know nothing about if the jetting would be the same where you live to where I live.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:57 PM   #6979
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i called a local shop to get a quote to change my tires to pilot road 3s. they said $680 for tires and labor!! wtf...how does this place stay in business with prices like these?!??
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #6980
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i called a local shop to get a quote to change my tires to pilot road 3s. they said $680 for tires and labor!! wtf...how does this place stay in business with prices like these?!??
Yeah, time to get you own tire machine...they've gotten crazy
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:23 PM   #6981
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I bought a no-mar tire changer for less than that quote for tires!!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #6982
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i have a harbor freight tire changer at my home in nj. but i recently moved to western mass now living out of an apt so space is limited, and couldn't bring my tire changer. i leaning toward brushing up my tire spoon skills with prices this high.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:59 PM   #6983
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Hey goodcat, I would be interested in your jet kit, but I know nothing about if the jetting would be the same where you live to where I live.
Its just a little plastic box (looks like a little fish n' tackle box) that has various jets and needles to set up your bike where ever you may live.

My 950 went to a Frenchman last night. Who looked at it. Gave me an envelope of cash. Asked to ride it. Came back from said ride and said "Yup."

We had a smoke, then he rode it from LA to Lone Pines CA starting at around 7pm. My kinda dude!

I was really bummed. Should a 950 and my paths cross again some day I won't be a bit surprised. You guys have been awesome w/ info and have one of the lowest dick head ratio's of any thread I've participated in on ADV

I'll continue to lurk you son's a bitches.........

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Old 04-03-2012, 05:13 AM   #6984
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Its just a little plastic box (looks like a little fish n' tackle box) that has various jets and needles to set up your bike where ever you may live.

My 950 went to a Frenchman last night. Who looked at it. Gave me an envelope of cash. Asked to ride it. Came back from said ride and said "Yup."

We had a smoke, then he rode it from LA to Lone Pines CA starting at around 7pm. My kinda dude!

I was really bummed. Should a 950 and my paths cross again some day I won't be a bit surprised. You guys have been awesome w/ info and have one of the lowest dick head ratio's of any thread I've participated in on ADV

I'll continue to lurk you son's a bitches.........

You will always be an SM Chronicler at heart, GC8.....ride safely ( S/F)
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:53 AM   #6985
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Its just a little plastic box (looks like a little fish n' tackle box) that has various jets and needles to set up your bike where ever you may live.

My 950 went to a Frenchman last night. Who looked at it. Gave me an envelope of cash. Asked to ride it. Came back from said ride and said "Yup."

We had a smoke, then he rode it from LA to Lone Pines CA starting at around 7pm. My kinda dude!

I was really bummed. Should a 950 and my paths cross again some day I won't be a bit surprised. You guys have been awesome w/ info and have one of the lowest dick head ratio's of any thread I've participated in on ADV

I'll continue to lurk you son's a bitches.........


Goodcat, please drop in from time to time. I will miss your awesome photos so you need to let us know what other thread you will be joining!

Good luck to you. If you are ever in RI let me know, I can show you some local hospitality!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:25 AM   #6986
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Looking for love in all the wrong places.

Hello, I have an '06 950sm. very low miles, basically just sits since my injury/being old. emig trees and stabilizer. fmf ti pipes. etc etc. new tires. well maintained and serviced often. 7500$ please refer to my ad on craigslist and in the flea market bike section of this fine website/forum. thank you, william.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ighlight=950sm
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #6987
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Man I thought my local shop was high, $680! That's crazy. I can get a set of 4 high end SUV tires installed on my truck for that money.

Got to hand it to Bike Bandit. Ordered the Battlax S20 tires at Noon yesterday, they just arrived. May have them installed by the weekend, if I can get a little wrench time in on the SMR over the next two days.



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i called a local shop to get a quote to change my tires to pilot road 3s. they said $680 for tires and labor!! wtf...how does this place stay in business with prices like these?!??

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:39 PM   #6988
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I'm a big southwestmoto fan for tires. Been getting rubber from them for years. They used to have a buy 2 tires get free shipping thing going in too. Fast shipping. Lots of options, and some of the best prices around.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #6989
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Cycle Gear is advertising Pirelli Diablo's for $189.99 a set; 120/70/ZR17 & 180/55/ZR-17.
Anybody have any experience with them?
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:22 PM   #6990
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While you guys are playing with tires, if you stumble across - or get a confirmed delivery date - for the new:

Conti Trail Attack in 120/70 R17 & 180/55 R17 (The Perelli Scorpion Trail would also work)

Continental TKC-80 in 120/70 R17 & 180/55 R17

Please post up.

They've all been promised for this spring and I need both for my Alaska trip.

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