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Old 09-12-2011, 02:12 AM   #796
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Fitted a new front today, Kenda 784 Big block.



Anyone else tried them yet?
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:17 AM   #797
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i was thinkin E09 for the front,that kendra looks like it might be a alright.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:32 AM   #798
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i was thinkin E09 for the front,that kendra looks like it might be a alright.
I looked at the 09 Dakar today at GC's but decided to give the Kenda a go.

Cost me $130.

From Kenda 's site:

- Large tread blocks for improved tread wear and high speed handling.
- High impact, Bias ply, casing structure providing a high level of puncture resistance.
- Bias belted casing for improved handling & stability.
- Rubber compound designed specifically for wet-slick & dry-hard packed terrain.
- Dot & E-mark approved
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:36 AM   #799
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From Kenda 's site:

- Large tread blocks for improved tread wear and high speed handling.
- High impact, Bias ply, casing structure providing a high level of puncture resistance.
- Bias belted casing for improved handling & stability.
- Rubber compound designed specifically for wet-slick & dry-hard packed terrain.
- Dot & E-mark approved.
cheers thanks for that,let us know how it goes,be away for the next 3 weeks.look forward to your thoughts on it
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:43 AM   #800
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...especially as a comparison to the TKC80 front which is a lot dearer.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:47 AM   #801
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...especially as a comparison to the TKC80 front which is a lot dearer.
Yeah, $160 for the TKC
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:55 AM   #802
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...especially as a comparison to the TKC80 front which is a lot dearer.
Me too
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:41 PM   #803
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Fitted a new front today, Kenda 784 Big block.



Anyone else tried them yet?
Well; what do you think of the Kendas. I see that $30 for a TKC80 is not that much extra really (considering that a fuel up is nownearly $40 anyway).

I've been poring through the TKC80 Vs Kenda 784 Big block thread, and the ......"feel" ...... is that they are pretty similar with perhaps some quicker wear out of the Kenda. Some suggestion the Kendas are more 'off roady'. Hard to say though unless you've have BOTH and ridden BOTH under the same conditions.

I think I'll just get whatever is local and will fit for free. Never have changed one of these big tyres yet, not sure I want to.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:18 PM   #804
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For me it's not about the money I just liked the look of the Kenda.

As for changing tyres, I find it very easy.

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Old 09-15-2011, 10:48 PM   #805
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what is that blue thing, how much is it and where do I get one from.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:02 AM   #806
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If you want dented rooted rims put and E09 on the front.

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Old 09-16-2011, 04:19 AM   #807
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what is that blue thing, how much is it and where do I get one from.

http://www.nomartirechanger.com/products/4

It's as good as they say.

I've had mine for 3 years & maybe 30 tyre changes & love it.

A balancer comes with it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:02 PM   #808
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If you want dented rooted rims put and E09 on the front.
Im not a fan of the e09 fronts either but Im a big fan of the Trelleborg Army Special front 3.50 x 21 , very stiff sidewalls and long wearing, cheapish and pretty good grip

http://www.trelleborgtyres.co.uk/product_details_32.htm

Get em from the same place as Mitas

http://www.motorcycletyres.net.au/ty...oss/index.html

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Old 09-16-2011, 06:47 PM   #809
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Changing the shims for valve clearance,
do the cams have to be taken out,
or is there a tool that compresses the spring like the Jap bikes use.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:20 PM   #810
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Changing the shims for valve clearance,
do the cams have to be taken out,
or is there a tool that compresses the spring like the Jap bikes use.


http://paochow.com/forum/index.php?topic=45.0

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