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Old 09-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #39616
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I'd run the chain, Craig, without any concern. Hell my DL chain is over 25,000 miles now and has needed replacement for the last 5k.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:42 PM   #39617
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I'd run the chain, Craig, without any concern. Hell my DL chain is over 25,000 miles now and has needed replacement for the last 5k.
Yeah, but see you're Johnny Danger, a risk taking mofo of the wasteland and shit, and I'm a sissy pants and I worry about stuff.

I'm still sweating Y2k and bird flu.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:47 PM   #39618
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I have Army Reserve battle assembly this weekend, but thanks to you and the others for the offers and advice.
I rode the Spyder down to Ft Knox tonight. It was my first night ride since May. I forgot how cold 60 degrees feels at 80 MPH. I need to get out more.
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Old 09-10-2011, 04:26 AM   #39619
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On Sunday I noticed that my rear tire had a flat spot, worn clear through, cords showing, my plan was to order a new tire off the internets Sunday night, and get it mounted up so I would be ready to go today. I forgot, had a busy week, and didn't give it a thought until last evening. I';; be lucky yo find a rear tire anywhere this side of Columbus, so I'm down for the weekend.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:00 AM   #39620
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On Sunday I noticed that my rear tire had a flat spot, worn clear through, cords showing, my plan was to order a new tire off the internets Sunday night, and get it mounted up so I would be ready to go today. I forgot, had a busy week, and didn't give it a thought until last evening. I';; be lucky yo find a rear tire anywhere this side of Columbus, so I'm down for the weekend.
I was just thinking you might wanna check your bearings if your getting uneven wear resulting in a bald spot.


Well, I'm awake and it looks like it will be a nice day for a little tour around the area.

To anyone who might have missed it yesterday, today in 1.5 hours, 10:30 at Speedway on 54 off I-70 in South Vienna. Group ride doing back roads to Bellfountaine and back to see how many gravel roads are left in the area. Any bike is welcome.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:54 AM   #39621
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On Sunday I noticed that my rear tire had a flat spot, worn clear through, cords showing, my plan was to order a new tire off the internets Sunday night, and get it mounted up so I would be ready to go today. I forgot, had a busy week, and didn't give it a thought until last evening. I';; be lucky yo find a rear tire anywhere this side of Columbus, so I'm down for the weekend.
Don't forget the Frazeysburg Tire Changing Station

What about the Honda dealer is south zville?
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:00 AM   #39622
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Tires,

Anyone have any thoughts about these? Dunlop Trailmax TR 91

Luke,

bearing eh? It wouldn't hurt to look. My rear tire always seems to wear in on place worse, than the rest. I'm always surprised to see a bad spot when the rest of the tire is looking just thin.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:15 AM   #39623
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:05 AM   #39624
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I'm thinking that it looks much more like a road tire than a trail tire. Prolly be good for gravel, but anything past that (dirt/grass/mud etc) I dont imagine they'd have much grip.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:20 AM   #39625
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This is the rear I have on the TDM right now. It seems to be a decent tire and is wearing well so far. Definitely a 90-10 tire.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:25 AM   #39626
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This is the rear I have on the TDM right now. It seems to be a decent tire and is wearing well so far. Definitely a 90-10 tire.
Weren't you running Distanzia's at one time? How did they fare on the TDM? Considering those to replace the OE tires on mrs. dox's Versys when the current tires are worn out.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:34 AM   #39627
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Shinko 705, best tire I've found for do-it-all on the 650 Strom. $120 a set, if that.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:35 AM   #39628
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Weren't you running Distanzia's at one time? How did they fare on the TDM? Considering those to replace the OE tires on mrs. dox's Versys when the current tires are worn out.
I like the Distanzia's a lot, mileage the way I ride isn't great but the traction and feel is terrific. I will pro'ly go back to the Distanzia.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:37 AM   #39629
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Considering selling my WR250R, if anyone is interested. Haven't made the decision yet, but if I knew I had a buyer interested it might be easier.

2008 w/ 12,000+ miles. All the off road add ons / guards. New non-DOTknobs. Mechanically great, plastic looks a bit rough.

Might also trade for a DR650...



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Old 09-10-2011, 08:47 AM   #39630
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I like the Distanzia's a lot, mileage the way I ride isn't great but the traction and feel is terrific. I will pro'ly go back to the Distanzia.
I'd hope to get 5K+ out of a set considering how the bike will be used.


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Shinko 705, best tire I've found for do-it-all on the 650 Strom. $120 a set, if that.
Want to try a set, but after the last two friends who had them chunk/separate, it's a bit distressing to see them come apart like that.
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