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Old 02-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #16876
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Tires

I used Maxxis Desert IT's for Vegas to Reno and Baja 1000. The tire was worn more after V2R (550 miles) because of the terrain, but it had a lot of life left on it. You can see my tire after Baja below (lots of sand whoops) but it could likely do the loop backwards and still have life left in it. I really like the tires. I'd need a good reason to try something else. Avoid them for the front though, they suck beans. If you get the 6 ply ones (what I used) they barely require any air.

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:08 PM   #16877
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When Kevin and I did our 2000 mile loop last year, we both started with fresh tires. He had Dunlop 606, I had Maxxis IT. My rear tire looked better than his at the end of the loop. Cheaper tire, more robust it would seem. I'll never buy a 606 again. Waste of money.

I figured the engine size was proportional to the wear. A valid test would be the same mileage, machine, rider, but two different tires. a heavier bike would wear more with identical roost time. I don't mean to get all double-blind hoo-hah here, but, having said that, I do think formal logic should be taught in our elementary schools. I love the D606 on twisty pavement! if those other rubber ride slab well then i'm all ears! I did get 2000 mile and have 30% left over.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #16878
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Fixed.

It's my turn to return the favor.

The period comes before the end quote.

Sorry, man, that's the Lit degree talking. . .
Fixed. (Fixed is spelled 'fixed').
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #16879
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Mud dobber!

How do u like that big clunky folding mirror?
Neutral on the mirrors -- After I saw 'em on Kev's bike, I figured I'd follow the trend.


Severeliously, I haven't validated the fold-downability by bashin into the scruboakies yet. I'm hoping the windshield breaks before the mirror.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #16880
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Fixed. (Fixed is spelled 'fixed').
Yes. I was using the parlance of our day.

Thanks for pointing that out...without you, "fixt" would go into all my business memos.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #16881
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I figured the engine size was proportional to the wear. A valid test would be the same mileage, machine, rider, but two different tires. a heavier bike would wear more with identical roost time. I don't mean to get all double-blind hoo-hah here, but, having said that, I do think formal logic should be taught in our elementary schools. I love the D606 on twisty pavement! if those other rubber ride slab well then i'm all ears! I did get 2000 mile and have 30% left over.
I agree 450 vs 650 you can not compare the tire wear, my 650 threw every knob off of those maxxis it and desert it tires. 606 lasted almost as long as the gritty. Hard to compare an apple and an orange.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #16882
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I agree 450 vs 650 you can not compare the tire wear, my 650 threw every knob off of those maxxis it and desert it tires. 606 lasted almost as long as the gritty. Hard to compare an apple and an orange.
Perhaps it has more to do with how hard you twist the throttle. My right wrist is notoriously weak...
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #16883
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I agree 450 vs 650 you can not compare the tire wear, my 650 threw every knob off of those maxxis it and desert it tires. 606 lasted almost as long as the gritty. Hard to compare an apple and an orange.
DieselCruiserHead had 606's on his KTM 510cc bike, I had a new Maxxis on my 450cc KTM. Pretty damn close to the same horsepower, different torque. Anyway, the Maxxis outlasted the 606 on our 800 mile Colorado ride.

Just an observation. If nothing else, the 606 seems to cost a bit more too.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #16884
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Fixed. (Fixed is spelled 'fixed').
Fixt is ADV speak.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:12 PM   #16885
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Shit.. Sorry Rick!! Not meant to be offensive and sorry about that...
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:45 PM   #16886
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To be honest, my faith in the bike-God is shaken... I don't get the logic of a bike-God who, on the one hand is a benevolent, omnipotent, golden-rule God, but on the other hand, would restrict the kind of beer my bike can carry, allow his prophets to preach a dogma which encourages the stupidest bikes to reproduce, hire a clergy packed with KLX-ophiles, and make them work on Sunday (the best riding day of the week)!!
Ok. Let's everyone calm down...everything is ok.

Looking forward to a stellar trip next week.

"in the midst of winter I have finally learned there is, within me, an invincible summer." --Camus.



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Old 02-08-2012, 10:16 PM   #16887
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Ok. Let's everyone calm down...everything is ok.

Looking forward to a stellar trip next week.

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Just joking around, ... hope nobody's offended.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:25 AM   #16888
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Shit.. Sorry Rick!! Not meant to be offensive and sorry about that...
I don't think I can be offended. I know the status of a KLR and humbly accept it.

Just to be safe if every Utard could send me a 3 page apology PM I think I could sleep better. Maybe.

Okay, big group hug and I need to get serious about packing for La Paz.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:42 AM   #16889
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Offensive.......................Defensive......... .....WTF.......................where is this boy.........?

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Old 02-09-2012, 10:00 AM   #16890
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Just joking around, ... hope nobody's offended.

Nope.

Everything is five-by-five here.

Prepping the GSA for the trip next week. I'm stoked that my GPS has the Mexican maps, too.

Meeting Andre today to check out those gloves.

It's all coming together.
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