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Old 10-31-2011, 03:11 AM   #6796
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:20 AM   #6797
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Anyone try a Mitas E-09 Dakar? Only comes in a 130/80-18 though.
http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-e-09-...-69t-rear.html
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:17 AM   #6798
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Anyone try a Mitas E-09 Dakar? Only comes in a 130/80-18 though.
http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-e-09-...-69t-rear.html
I've gone through about a half dozen E-09s on my 640 and found them to be a very good tire... I wish they were available in 140 as the 130 is low profile and lowers the back end....
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:06 AM   #6799
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Okay, I've bought a Mitas EF-07 for the back (120/90-18), but I was thinking about what to put on the front.. I have a 90/90-21 TKC 80 from my 950ADV in good condition, however my main problem is that I ride 90% in sand.. Now the TKC 80's on the 950ADV were even worse in sand, than the stock scorpion mt90's - at least for me.

Any thoughts about the TKC80 front + 640 Adventure? Will it be good in _sand_, or should I go for something more serious?

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:21 PM   #6800
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Anyone try a Mitas E-09 Dakar? Only comes in a 130/80-18 though.
http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-e-09-...-69t-rear.html
I've run a couple of non-Dakar E0-9's, they work ok, very similar to a Michelin T-63. The 'barred' tread pattern means they tend to step out sideways more than the likes of an MT-21 or D606 I find.

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:56 PM   #6801
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Okay, I've bought a Mitas EF-07 for the back (120/90-18), but I was thinking about what to put on the front.. I have a 90/90-21 TKC 80 from my 950ADV in good condition, however my main problem is that I ride 90% in sand.. Now the TKC 80's on the 950ADV were even worse in sand, than the stock scorpion mt90's - at least for me.

Any thoughts about the TKC80 front + 640 Adventure? Will it be good in _sand_, or should I go for something more serious?

Thanks!:)
From my experience, TKC80 is not good enough on sand. Try something better.
I would recomend the Kenda Carlsbad, I think its the 779. or other more agressive tire.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:21 PM   #6802
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New Stablemate for my Adv Touring DR650

Had an '03 but lost my mind and sold it. Came to my senses and Bought an '07 two days ago. It's stock except for the little Pelican box on the back, grip heaters and the removal of the snorkel and smog crap. Mods? I'm going to start with a high front fender and outfit it for Adv Touring and head out for Moab next spring with my son....he will be riding the DR
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:09 PM   #6803
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To remove the shock does the air box have to come out?

Shock blown on the ride to work this morning.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:14 PM   #6804
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No, You don’t have to remove the air box.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:47 PM   #6805
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No, You don’t have to remove the air box.
Thanks.

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Old 10-31-2011, 05:05 PM   #6806
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Thanks.

Any tips.

I've made a DIY-focused shock service thread, read it here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653302

Regarding actually removing the shock, perhaps this is of help.



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Old 10-31-2011, 05:10 PM   #6807
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:18 PM   #6808
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My second one... I lost my mind and sold my other one now I'm happy again!

Excel rims on RAD hubs
Chris Barnes tank guards
Akro Exhaust
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and a handlebar trip meter

not pictured are a new set of Wolfman luggage dry expedition bags!

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Old 11-01-2011, 02:26 PM   #6809
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Weatherm....how's about some nice closeups of the additional SWAG on your trusty steed or we won't believe you.

Seriously though, it sounds like you have it set up very nicely

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Old 11-01-2011, 02:48 PM   #6810
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I'll get up some pr0n tonight with the big camera... on another note heres a action shot

akro exhaust is a sale pending but I haven't heard back from the guy in a few days




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