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Old 03-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #46576
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I just put a radial rear on the GSA and am measuring/photographing it along the way. Curious if all the fury about chunking & delamination is just carry-over from the previous gen bias ply.
Heard that it was just the bias and others say both. I went to the Anakee 2 on the GSA and very happy with it. Much better traction and wear than the stock Torrances and I personally don't mind spending a couple of extra bucks on a tire for a bike that spends much of its time fully loaded and on the road for hours at a time. At this time in my life I reaslly don't need the excitment of a tire shredding at speed.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:53 PM   #46577
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If they was smart they would put us sportsman first so when we fall down they can use us for traction.


and if he fell in the right spot BigOhio could provide one hell of a lot of traction
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:04 PM   #46578
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and if he fell in the right spot BigOhio could provide one hell of a lot of traction
Or a very nice obstacle for a hero section.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:04 PM   #46579
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What time does it start and is there a website that I can get more info on it? May go down and watch but don't think I'm up for riding a full-blown enduro as I'm still working on my confidence and its a pretty scary thought to just jump into something like that with no clue of what's going on. Anybody else going down to hang out and be a poser?
It starts on Kelly rd about 1.5 miles south of SR50. Kelly road is just west of Allensville a few miles.
The event starts promptly at 10. If you want to see anything, you might want to be there by 8:30 or 9:00.

Steve: this enduro isn't any harder that what you rode with us on the 450. Heck, it is probably easier than what we rode...
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:07 PM   #46580
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Or a very nice obstacle for a hero section.

would you be willing to be a moving obstacle? THAT would be worth seeing
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #46581
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I just put a radial rear on the GSA and am measuring/photographing it along the way. Curious if all the fury about chunking & delamination is just carry-over from the previous gen bias ply.
I haven't heard of any radials having problems, any more than any other tire fwiw. I think if you run them low on air and let them heat up, about any knobbed or step-pattern tire will fall apart. I chunked a TKC-80 that way.

Even if the 705 does delaminate, unless you never pay attention to the tire it's a non-issue. The tread blocks will separate slowly at their edges....I've never, ever, heard of a catastrophic failure with those tires.

My front bias ply started to separate - after 19,000 miles. I noticed, took it off, no problem.

I'll keep buying them.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #46582
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if you run them low on air and let them heat up, about any tire will fall apart.

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #46583
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Excuse my ignorance, but do the "sportsmen" bring up the rear or are they staged with the competivie riders? If in the rear my be the tiicket as I don't want to hold anyone up or get run over.
They are pretty full on early minutes, so at this point, the "sportsman" class would be at the end.
I'm going down to ride if you are interested..
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:11 PM   #46584
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Already checking normal sources like CL, ADV, Stromtroopers, Ebay.


Thanky.
DL1000 right? Just the thing for Two-Up trips for the Meefers. I give you good guy price!

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:38 PM   #46585
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Steve: this enduro isn't any harder that what you rode with us on the 450. Heck, it is probably easier than what we rode...
Thanks for the vote of confidence. The bike is in one piece, my ankle is about healed and the scabs on my shins are ready to fall off so how bad could it be, especially considering I picked up a pair of boots in the meantime?

p.s. please someone come up with another ride before I decide to do this or are there any other "sportsmen" out there that want to tag along. My motto is slow and not so sure....
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:44 PM   #46586
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I haven't heard of any radials having problems, any more than any other tire fwiw. I think if you run them low on air and let them heat up, about any knobbed or step-pattern tire will fall apart. I chunked a TKC-80 that way.

Even if the 705 does delaminate, unless you never pay attention to the tire it's a non-issue. The tread blocks will separate slowly at their edges....I've never, ever, heard of a catastrophic failure with those tires.

My front bias ply started to separate - after 19,000 miles. I noticed, took it off, no problem.

I'll keep buying them.
I have been putting the 705's on my DL1000 mainly due to Swingset's and others recommendations. I got the V-Strom after they switched to the radial so I have never used the bias ply. I have never had any problems with de-lamination on any of them. They had quite a load on them during my trip West between me and all of my equipment and tools. I wore out a brand new tire in 16 days, but I did put over 6k miles on it which about average for me on the V-Strom. I check the pressure often and run them at about 42 psi.

I do get this weird cupping on the front tire that I have never been able to figure out. I run the pressure at about 34 psi which is where the tire seems happy for performance.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:46 AM   #46587
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[QUOTE=mgorman;18262194]GCMK and I were discussing this but in the off-road arena, however there, I'm deliberately putting myself at risk. I wanted to qualify for Loretta Lynn's this year in the Vet class but the imposing thought of more surgery due to riding over my head and failure to make the leap across the downhill double at Crow have quenched that thirst for now.

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Old 03-22-2012, 04:51 AM   #46588
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:40 AM   #46589
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Currently (slowly) restoring a Cocktail Table Ms. Pacman. Also known as the "pizza hut pacman" when I was a kid, since that's where I most frequently played them.

Our local Hut still has one of those. I see more 40+ folks playing it than teenagers. It's entertaining to watch.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:50 AM   #46590
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DL1000 right? Just the thing for Two-Up trips for the Meefers. I give you good guy price!

Mark might just pay you extra to take the top box off. If he sees it on there, it could ruin the whole bike for him though. You've been warned.
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