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Old 05-26-2009, 05:50 AM   #1516
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:31 AM   #1517
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Skippii - thanks for the helpful comments and links. Will be delving into that when I have the chance to help me with my next tire purchase.
Sorry, but I have an 18" rear so can't help you with losing the 19".
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:02 AM   #1518
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This link has pretty much every DS tire out there all on one page with nice pictures and descriptions.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...res.aspx?N=800

I went for the Pirelli
Scorpion Pro All Terrain/Enduro Rear Tire FTW! They won a big DS tire shootout in Dirtbike mag, so if it's good enough for them...

I can say I rode a lot of sand with it just fine and the big open blocks sure get me up slick red clay mud on a steep incline that we ocasionally find around here. Works good on rocks too and all other trail situations. Not the best wear on the street of course but it still does ok.

Superstore also ships free and has decent discounted prices that are lower than MSRP.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:03 AM   #1519
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Skipii you need to get and ride around with the bigbutt backpack.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:44 PM   #1520
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Some neat Combo Tire Irons from Motionpro.

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Old 05-26-2009, 02:33 PM   #1521
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They are nice. Good size, big alu spoon is kind to rims, and they're light. They'll also make a fistfull of greenbacks get "light".

When I had my KLR, I realized MotionPro was missing an essential size. Luckily, these folks fill the gap: http://www.blueridgeracing.com/t7Tools.htm

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Old 05-26-2009, 02:42 PM   #1522
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Blueridgeracing also has the "end all" ADV tool kit but its $$$ (probably well spent when it saves your ass)
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:01 PM   #1523
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Blueridgeracing also has the "end all" ADV tool kit but its $$$ (probably well spent when it saves your ass)
The first thing I do when I get a bike is go through the tool kit and figure out what replacements work and/or are needed. The BRR kits are indeed really nice, but I'd rather piece something together so it's specific to the bike. With a t-handle (hard to find these days) you can keep the kit size really compact. I also like double ended open-end wrenches. I'm talking about the kind that have two diff sizes on each end. Dunno why they've also gotten harder to find.

Did your new bike come with a toolkit? The older airheads at least, come with a pretty ok toolkit, amazingly enough! I just enhance it with a small LED light, mini-vise-grips, and a couple of other minor items/parts. Airheads even came with a bicycle-style pump which fits in the backbone tube under the gas tank (which itself is removable w/out tools). Brilliant stuff!
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:22 PM   #1524
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Weekend weather is looking good...

It's about time to get another group dual-sport ride together. (Sunday?)
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:29 PM   #1525
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Gimme' my bike has the original BMW toolkit which I plan to inventory this week. Also has a fresh pack of plugs (not sure what type) I just bought the mini Slime compressor from Autozone for $30 and will check if my BMW already has one ala your ol' GS.

psucanary, this weekend I may take my Dad moto camping around Seneca Rocks
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:02 PM   #1526
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Gimme' my bike has the original BMW toolkit which I plan to inventory this week. Also has a fresh pack of plugs (not sure what type) I just bought the mini Slime compressor from Autozone for $30 and will check if my BMW already has one ala your ol' GS.

psucanary, this weekend I may take my Dad moto camping around Seneca Rocks
Lemme know if you do - it's possible I might head that way for a quick spin on the rocks. Never made it this past weekend - ended up working on shed. Got framing up to eave line, so I'm not complaining...
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:07 PM   #1527
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Props on the shed progress. I'm assuming your goal is completion by winter? Pics? Screw it, I'll just buzz your house
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:01 PM   #1528
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Props on the shed progress. I'm assuming your goal is completion by winter? Pics? Screw it, I'll just buzz your house
Winter?!? You musta heard how porch took me 3 years

I'm hoping to be done in a couple more weekends. Tired of not having a place to work on bike. It won't be big enough, but better than working in front yard all the time.

This took me two days. Noob...




Hopefully will look something like this before too long:
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:50 PM   #1529
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Nice image there! Lets compare the finished product to the last photo hehehe
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:48 PM   #1530
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Nice image there! Lets compare the finished product to the last photo hehehe
Thanks man...it's a quickie. Can't afford to do it right for myself. What is it about the cobbler's kid's going w/out shoes

Funny thing is I wanted a two car garage. On one side steep hill and lots of rock ($$), downhill we got the septic tank, in front the underground cables, wife wouldn't let me take more of parking area, and the rest of the accessible property is flood plain. 10x15 started looking pretty good .
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