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Old 04-03-2012, 04:42 PM   #6991
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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?
Very good sportbike tire, sticky, won't get a lotta mileage
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #6992
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Very good sportbike tire, sticky, won't get a lotta mileage
Compared to Pilot Power 2CT's i like the diablo's will last twice as long.

I ran a set on mySV650S and was presently surprised how well they gripped and lasted
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #6993
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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?
I've run many sets on my SMR. I like them, they just don't last very long for me (<3K miles for a rear).
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #6994
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After years of measuring tire life in laps I get a chuckle reading about 3k vs 6k mile tire life. Grip is the drug. Your tire dealer is the pusher. I go for a fix when they go off, regardless of tread wear. Currently running the dual compound Dunlop something-smart. They stick really well. Got them for a great price from Trackstar1.com. Good folks. Shameless plug.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #6995
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After years of measuring tire life in laps I get a chuckle reading about 3k vs 6k mile tire life. Grip is the drug. Your tire dealer is the pusher. I go for a fix when they go off, regardless of tread wear. Currently running the dual compound Dunlop something-smart. They stick really well. Got them for a great price from Trackstar1.com. Good folks. Shameless plug.
Agreed, sticky is like health insurance...the stickier they are the less likely I am to end up off the road or in a grill..
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:00 AM   #6996
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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.

Thanks,
I have been watching and sending requests for updates, nothing new to report though.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:09 AM   #6997
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I did find the Perelli Scorpion Trail tire and if I don't here something positive about the Conti, I'll just buy them.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:19 AM   #6998
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I have been watching and sending requests for updates, nothing new to report though.
Two weeks ago it was still June 15th...
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #6999
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Hey guys,

I was wondering if any of you guys know... are all sprockets/chains the same from say a 950 adventure, to a 950 SE, to a 950 SM?

Im looking for replacements on ebay, and have came across a decent set i would like to buy in 16/43 teeth, but the add says for 950 adventure.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #7000
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You need ones from a cast wheel LC8 bike, like the Superduke or RC8.

I do suggest the 16T front....in fact I may try a 15T just for fun this season too.
I got an EK ZSTring pre-stretched chain in orange, becasue I had fanatstic luck wth the EK I put on on my GSXR1000.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:25 PM   #7001
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Cast wheel bike, ill look for that, thanks!
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:44 AM   #7002
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Hey guys,

I was wondering if any of you guys know... are all sprockets/chains the same from say a 950 adventure, to a 950 SE, to a 950 SM?

Im looking for replacements on ebay, and have came across a decent set i would like to buy in 16/43 teeth, but the add says for 950 adventure.

Thanks in advance.
Should be able to look up the part for an Adventure and an SM on bike bandit or KTMTwins and see if they are the same part number
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:26 AM   #7003
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Hey guys,

I was wondering if any of you guys know... are all sprockets/chains the same from say a 950 adventure, to a 950 SE, to a 950 SM?

Im looking for replacements on ebay, and have came across a decent set i would like to buy in 16/43 teeth, but the add says for 950 adventure.

Thanks in advance.
I believe stock rear for the SM is 41T, I know the stock front is 17. I went down to a 16T front sprocket and am running stock rear gearing, it shortens the gears a bit and takes maybe 5-10% off the top end. With the stock 17 front, I feel like I have to be going 85+ to shift into 6th gear. I may be going back to the stock 17 this summer as I have a couple of longer trips planned but like the 16T for shorter hops.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #7004
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15/41 or 16/44 and you will never go back.

And the SE/Adv rears are interchangable, the SM/SMR/SD are different.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #7005
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Thanks for all the info guys, I believe mine has a 16 tooth on the front right now, but I never counted the rear yet.

Seems tough to find a decent chain/sprocket combo set for a good value.

I can find lots of combo type sets for well over 250 bucks though haha.

Are chains and sprockets really worth that much? Might end up just buying a new chain and using the sprockets I have. They are in good shape, was just gonna change things up a little bit.
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