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Old 04-01-2012, 10:32 PM   #1201
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Don't know when that will be, but eventually I will get back. Still own a home in VB
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #1202
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A bit out of its element.

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:40 PM   #1203
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:23 PM   #1204
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Hey Guys
Looking for advise for a Baja ride. Tires, fuel, insurance, Lodging and such. Looking at a three day loop. Leaving Tecate, first stop would be in San Felipe, then over to Ensenada, then over to TJ. and Back to the US. Maybe 10% dirt.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:17 AM   #1205
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Sweet like the shiny wheels. Did you just remove the paint or are they chromed?
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:48 AM   #1206
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Sweet like the shiny wheels. Did you just remove the paint or are they chromed?
Just stripped the paint off. They are shinny under the paint. Now I just wipe them off with a cloth and some mothers polish every now and then. I realy like how they turned put.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #1207
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Off road tires

Whats the best tire for baja on my Dl1000. What tire pressure are you guys using for offroad?
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #1208
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a couple of mine

I posted those pics in the other vstrom thread but i figured i would do that on this one as well since.. well i' want to show my bike haha
















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Old 07-05-2012, 05:10 AM   #1209
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Wow, you better hit that bridge FAST...............

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:53 AM   #1210
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A couple of (short) videos from last weekend.

2012 Vee with stock tires. You can hear my EnduroGuardian skid plate take a whack each direction!





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Old 07-09-2012, 05:24 PM   #1211
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I posted those pics in the other vstrom thread but i figured i would do that on this one as well since.. well i' want to show my bike haha
















Is that a K60 rear and Mefo from tire?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #1212
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Is that a K60 rear and Mefo from tire?
No, I believe they are Mitas e-07's. I asked him what he thought of them in the other thread but never got a reply.

http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-dual-...venture-tires/
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:51 AM   #1213
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mitas tyres

sorry guys i was away on a trip to the appalachians this week. Yeah the mitas 07s are great for the kind of riding i do. By that i mean 90% tarmac 10% offroad/gravel. I lifted my wee 1 inch in the back and still manage to grind the pegs easily in corners when i ride with sport bike friends. So traction on dry tarmac is very good. Wet tarmac on the other hand, you have to be careful because they lose grip if you push it. Offroad traction is very good as long as you aren't trying to bury the bike in mud. As shown in one of the pics i posted, you CAN get stuck with these tires . All in all im pretty satisfied because the tires really do work great as a 50-50 tire. The only thing im not so keen about is the durability of the front tire. It's going to need to be replaced at the same time i will do the rear. I think it has less rubber on purpose to replace the whole set at the same time but it's much more expensive. I was thinking 2 rear for 1 front, but nope, front is already cupping at 9k km. So all in all, not legendary durability but very good traction. I expect the set to last around 11- 12k km and i already need to slow down on gravel since it's worn to the markers ( still 3/8 of knobs to go ) on the rear. For tarmac duty, no difference.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #1214
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bridge crossing

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Wow, you better hit that bridge FAST...............

dude, that was the most dangerous bridge i've ever crossed even tough it wasn't all that high up. We aligned the planks on the extreme right of the bridge to run on them since there was no solid part left on the entire surface. Had to cross it again since it was a dead end on the other side doh !
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:00 AM   #1215
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