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Old 05-17-2012, 04:30 AM   #14341
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Maybe I'm just lucky, but with stock gearing on my S, at an indicated 60mph, I did 180 miles averaging 71 mpg. My mileage is the biggest deterrent I've had for doing the 3x3/rejet.
I am like a brick wall on this thing @ 6' 6" 260 lbs, I wouldn't be surprised if others get better. I also never get a full tank of just slabbing it. I don't go more then 30 miles from home without loading it up in the truck.

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:20 AM   #14342
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old is new again. DRZ rack.

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Old 05-17-2012, 07:03 AM   #14343
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Good morning all, I have a quick gearing question. I have an 02 S and have played with the gearing several times. I started with the stock 15/44, then went to 14/44, which was a pretty decent compromise but I then went to 14/47 to help lug around while riding with my kids. I'm thinking about going to 15/47 (obviously very close to 14/44) for most of my riding and to make easier swaps to 14/47 when its needed for certain outings.
My question is can I run 15/47 gearing with the stock chain or will I need to add a link or two to make it fit? thanks in advance.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:45 AM   #14344
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ok. i'll give it a shot. I appreciate the help.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:50 AM   #14345
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Guys I need help figuring out what kind of tires I should replace as mine is starting to run out. I am running a DRZ400 S with Dunlop D606 and they worked great for a thousand miles or so but I am looking for something less knobby and more durable for asphalt. I have been riding a lot of street to get to the trailheads. So far I have just been riding jeep trails and all around Trabuco Canyon. Most riding is done in asphalt, loose gravel, some sand and a little bit of mud after it rains. I would say the riding is 50/50 at this point.

My current list I have in mind are:

Perelli Pro (F)
Pirelli MT43 (R)

MT21 (F)
D606 (R)

Shink244 (F/R)

Kenda K760 (F/R)
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:18 AM   #14346
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Imho

Better to run knobbies on the street and slow down a bit

than to run any type of street/combo tire in the dirt and crash your brains out and not have any fun.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:32 AM   #14347
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Better to run knobbies on the street and slow down a bit

than to run any type of street/combo tire in the dirt and crash your brains out and not have any fun.
That's how I feel too.... at $200 a pair of tires , it def is not cheap by all means!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:39 AM   #14348
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That's how I feel too.... at $200 a pair of tires , it def is not cheap by all means!
Then buy the Kendas and get by for half that price!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:44 AM   #14349
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Then buy the Kendas and get by for half that price!
Schweeet, I run Kenda's on my MTB right now and they are quite good. I will give the K760's a try.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:46 AM   #14350
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I've had good performance with Michelin T63s. They're just less than $70.00 and are a pretty good compromise tire for all conditions.

We don't need to start another tire-thread so suffice it to say that others will have widely varying opinions depending on local conditions, riding style and what they expect their bike to do.

I've just never found any type of "less-knobbie" tire to have any kind of acceptable performance off-road. You spend all your time trying to save your life on every corner and climb.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #14351
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I'm running the Kenda K270's. I ride 50/50. Asphault and mostly gravel roads, some dirt and some sand. No mud yet. I keep my tires at 24psi. They do well on Gravel and dirt and ok in sand as long as it's not too soft or too deep. Oh and I have about 1300 miles on them and they still have lots of life yet. I bet they last another 1000.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:50 PM   #14352
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Back to the tire question, I want a good knobby tire that I can run on the road to get to and connect the trails, I don't mind going slower on the roads.

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Old 05-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #14353
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About the IMS 4 gallon tank, why is it so much less expensive than the Safari? What am I missing?

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Old 05-17-2012, 05:00 PM   #14354
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Back to the tire question, I want a good knobby tire that I can run on the road to get to and connect the trails, I don't mind going slower on the roads.

Thanks Bob
I run IMS desert intermediate. I can get 1k out of the rear with a average street/dirt mix. They hook up very well for agressive dirt and corner well on the street. I run them reguarly
at 65+ dirt and street. Rear usually goes for $60.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:03 PM   #14355
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About the IMS 4 gallon tank, why is it so much less expensive than the Safari? What am I missing?

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Most safari tanks start at 4.5 gallons and go up from there, dont know why a 4 gallon is $250 and an average 4.5 safari is $5-600. I plan on getting a 4 and if I need more I have a 1.5 koplin
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