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Old 05-21-2010, 10:47 PM   #706
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Bridgestone Battlewings are my favorites. At the moment i´ve got Pilot Road (great grip, dry and wet), but they create howling noises. Will change back to BW soon.

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Old 05-22-2010, 03:31 AM   #707
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This maybe old news now. I used Tourances on my R1150GSA. I liked them a lot. Than they came up with Tourance EXP and I wore one out in 5000 Km trip. I was not impressed especially as I had bought two rears and one front at the same time. What I say wore out it was down on tread noticeablly, about to the point where I had changed out the old one. I also had traction issues with those tires on wet roads. I have no recommendations as to what to buy.

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Old 05-22-2010, 06:01 AM   #708
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:21 PM   #709
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My pal was out on his GS1200 with his buddy on a Varadero last week and filled at the same time and rode the same dirt roads but much faster on the GS. When they filled up again, the GS took 13 litres and the Honda 17 litres. Thats not very good milage.
If they were both at the petrol station at the same time he wasn't that much faster

Was it an older Carbaradero? Not the fairest of comparisons if it was. Daily riding gets me 16 with over 17 on bashes up the expressway at 140-160 with regular bursts to clear traffic. I consider that quite reasonable for the big Blue Blunder Buss with the boxes and all the other junk.

Nice collection of shots Kid, not going to find that kind surface on Serangoon Rd thankfully
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:30 PM   #710
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The Varadero was a new 09. The Beamer was an 08.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:06 AM   #711
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The Varadero was a new 09. The Beamer was an 08.
How many miles on the Dero. Most machines get better mileage after say 5,000Km. Everything loosens up a bit.

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Old 05-24-2010, 06:19 AM   #712
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even if my dero burns heaps more fuel i am still glad i got it over a GS just a better bike alround
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:52 AM   #713
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:30 AM   #714
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:30 AM   #715
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:22 AM   #716
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Does anyone know where to get a better skid plate on this thing? I've already put a little dent in mine.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:50 AM   #717
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Does anyone know where to get a better skid plate on this thing? I've already put a little dent in mine.
What's a skid plate?
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:00 AM   #718
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Does anyone know where to get a better skid plate on this thing? I've already put a little dent in mine.
Here's website for off roading parts
http://www.africanqueens.de/html/varadero.html

Here's the skidplate you might be looking for https://ssl.kundenserver.de/s7427041...D28XRV100%3D29
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:22 PM   #719
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What's a skid plate?
Skid plate is the sump protector, which covers the lower part of the engine from rocks and other debris. Regards,
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:00 PM   #720
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try this link for skid plate www.ultimaterider.net/index.php
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