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Old 02-07-2011, 09:14 AM   #6031
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Hey thanks for the fast reply. Do you do much pavement? Im just asking as I was thinking a longer trip where Im on alot of mixed dirt then pavement, or highway runs, if they would hold up at higher speeds over longer times??? Ive heard a few people mention D606 so they seem poular for sure.
Yeah, I put a lot of high speed pavement on both those tires. Probably more pavement than dirt on the 606 and about 50% on the T63's.

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bridgestone gritty ED78's i found quite good
Damn, I think I'll get those next.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:21 AM   #6032
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:44 AM   #6033
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Interesting! Funny how the KTM could never get ahead of the police cars!
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:14 PM   #6034
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Has anyone tried putting the newer ('01 & up) rear fender, side plates and number plate on the earlier (pre '01) subframe? My plastics could use a change and I was considering loosing the orange rear and just running with the dark blue tank/fairing and black fenders. I looked through the fiches and they use different subframes. I was considering the Duke2 plastics til I saw how most of the tail parts are different, like air box and battery box. That seems too drastic a change, but I like the minimal side plastics.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:21 AM   #6035
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Thumbs down Dont F*ck It Up

The early ones have the best plastic!! They have a nice flow. You get a complete fairing. Not just a 3/4 one. The side panels have handy hand holds. Plus you dont have a big penis sticking off the front of your bike.
And this is from a guy that has a 01.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:54 PM   #6036
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The early ones have the best plastic!! They have a nice flow. You get a complete fairing. Not just a 3/4 one. The side panels have handy hand holds. Plus you dont have a big penis sticking off the front of your bike.
And this is from a guy that has a 01.
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Not about the penis part though, I think Jonnyw is seeing things!
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:24 PM   #6037
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My thought was to keep the front plastics and change out the rear fender and side panels! I too prefer the 2 piece front fairing! But the front fender sucked, so it got a black supermoto style, all thats needed for most of Cali weather!
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:16 AM   #6038
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Yeah the front looked floppy

That is the only thing I would change. By the way there is a luggage rack for 99 and earlier on Fleabay for $39. I would jump on that If I were you.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:52 AM   #6039
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I've got the Pro Moto Billet unit, wouldn't trade it out!
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:21 PM   #6040
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here's a link to the thread.

My German is shit, Google translate is better.

But I see Franksoest is already on the job!
Yeah, so is mine. I finally just checked out the forum, and there's no way I could find where the guy that makes the taller shield would be at, so I just PM'd *kartman* to inquire for me.

I seriously would like to get one of those taller shields. It's not too tall, and it seems it would be perfect for me.

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Old 02-14-2011, 01:22 PM   #6041
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Tyre choice is for sure very personal. What kind of terrain would You be raidin' in?

Generally speaking: for more pavement riding a set of Continental TKC80 seems to be a good choice. It is not a very good choice for mud, single track conditions but for gravel they work very well.

My choice would be a set of Pirelli MT21 - they seem to gather also a few good reviews here though. Good self cleaning profile in most off road conditions, fair enough grip on tarmac, fair enough on wet tarmac.

For serious sand work a set of Michelin T63 seems to be the peoples' choice. You can also consider a Pirelli Scorpion for that. Anyway - for sand get a steering damper, too :)
As for me and tires, I love D606s .....

That's all I use on the bike, and for any pavement stretches, I have found them to be alright. Once on the dirt though, I think the tires are awesome!

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Old 02-14-2011, 05:04 PM   #6042
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I've got the Pro Moto Billet unit, wouldn't trade it out!
ditto, excellent piece of kit
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:21 PM   #6043
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Yeah, so is mine. I finally just checked out the forum, and there's no way I could find where the guy that makes the taller shield would be at, so I just PM'd *kartman* to inquire for me.

I seriously would like to get one of those taller shields. It's not too tall, and it seems it would be perfect for me.

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Old 02-15-2011, 02:38 PM   #6044
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Here ist what you need : calle69@telfort.nl

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Old 02-15-2011, 04:07 PM   #6045
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well my bike 640adv was up for sale. had a buyer & he came for an inspection on sunday. fired up bike as normal buyer was happy blah blah.
i had to put 3 mths rego on the bike monday when the DMR office opened then he would come back to pick up.
tuesday he arrives to pick it up. wheel the bike out the shed go start it crank crank crank on the starter bike trying to fire up but not hmmmmmmm maybe just cold but thinking to myself it's never been hard to start like this on colder days WTF is going on. well ended up with a dead battery in the end so threw on charger. tried again same again now it's making me look bad & embarrassing.

next i thought must be plug - in the mean time he calls raa (road side assistance) he arrived by the time i pulled the tank etc. done a check over said yep your right it must be the plug. go tool box no plug spanner fits it & realize shit i got no tool fit my 950Se as well. so off to the local stealer no can't help we had the same problem need there special tool. try local lawn mower shop for a thinner enough tube tool no go after all the rounds of the auto shop last one AUTO PRO had one (KING TOOL 18/19 tube spanner) fit perfect not even needed the outer ground to fit.

take plug out yep stuffed replaced with new. hit starter fired up first go & ran perfect. ok turn off.

now replaced tank , fairing etc

fire up runs then starts running shit like missing look down fuel pissing out the FRC carb over flow now FMD what else can go wrong
so now buyer backs out of sale :(


so now ill pull the carb check needle & seat for crap causing it.

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN guys please what setting do you have if you have a FCR carb fitted or even if you know what settings i need i want to check the pilot
mains etc while its apart.
altitude for my town Murray Bridge is at an elevation/altitude/height above sea level of 35.5 m above sea level.



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