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Old 10-23-2012, 07:15 PM   #676
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dunlop 606's

Did the Dunlop 606's increase the height of your bike? If so how much? Thanks....
Size 120/90/18 and 90/90/21
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #677
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Just out of curiosity, why would you want a tubeless tire? I assume that's what you would put on a wheel that could accommodate a tubeless tire....
Cause when you find a screw you can just pull it out and plug the hole instead of removing the wheel, dismounting half the tire and replacing/patching the tube.





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Old 10-24-2012, 05:17 AM   #678
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Just out of curiosity, why would you want a tubeless tire? I assume that's what you would put on a wheel that could accommodate a tubeless tire....
Often it can be an easy patch without removing tire.

Maybe slower deflate when picking up a puncture on the road. Tube might tear and decompress quickly. Tubeless maybe a little slower allowing a controlled stop.

Any ideas why Yamaha put a tubeless on the back?
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:55 AM   #679
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Did the Dunlop 606's increase the height of your bike? If so how much? Thanks....
Size 120/90/18 and 90/90/21
Hi, I put 606's on my '09 and I noticed the added height right away. I measured from the center of each axle to the ground with 18psi (on road pressure (I run 10psi off road)) front axle to ground=334mm rear axle to ground=229mm. Maybe you can measure yours and let us know what the difference in ground clearance/ride height works out to. The tires have some wear, maybe 600 miles now so maybe -3mm?. The tires were the first thing I swapped on my bike and it was one of the best moves I made IMO.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:23 PM   #680
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Cause when you find a screw you can just pull it out and plug the hole instead of removing the wheel, dismounting half the tire and replacing/patching the tube.




Uugh... nothing worse than finding a nail/screw in a tire when on the road and having to unpack the whole bike to do the repair.

However, have you considered that in many cases a tubeless tire is not repairable with a plug, rendering the tire useless? Also, a plug is not a permanent solution and the tire would have to be replaced whereas a tubed tire simply requires a new tube...

Additionally, it's been suggested that since tubeless tires generally have lower sidewalls, you are at greater risk of damaging the rim as most off road rides include lowering tire pressure.

Fortunately your scoot has wire rims and wouldn't be as expensive to replace as cast wheels.

I'd think twice about tubeless wheels but of course, it's your bike.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:02 AM   #681
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Tubeless tires generally carry more load and as mentioned previously, can be repaired in some cases without removing the tire from the rim. Also, there's no need for a rim lock devise for running low pressures while off road.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #682
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Have you guys seen this?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822894

I am getting one, but does anybody know what the axle size is on the 08 XT? I am mostly getting one for the KLX tho. I tend to go though more tubes & tires on it.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:16 PM   #683
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There is actually a guy from New Zealand that makes these for about $80. He is getting together a group of people together in the Minimalist Touring thread to do a group buy. Should be less than $100 shipped to the US.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:45 AM   #684
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Did the Dunlop 606's increase the height of your bike? If so how much? Thanks....
Size 120/90/18 and 90/90/21
I noticed a bit more height, but not much. I run 130/90 18's on the rear and 90/90 21's on the front. I never measured how much it raised it......
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:25 PM   #685
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I ended up getting Michelin T63's so I can keep the normal 120/80/18 in the rear, and 90/90/21 front.Its at the perfect height I didn't want to screw it up like I did with my WRR.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #686
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Anybody know the bolt pattern for the skid plate? I have an extra drz skid plate and was hoping to modify it to fit. I can figure it out if nobody knows it.

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:05 AM   #687
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If anybody is interested i have the following things for sale, for a 2008 and later XT250

trail tech temperature meter, the kind that goes around the spark plug and displays engine temps while riding

16 tooth front sprocket in excelent condition, with a new OEM yamaha locking tab for it.

coleman/stearns atv seat cover, with the bungee mod allready done to it, so it just slides on the seat, super easy to put on and take off, like new, no fade, stains or tears, used for a bit, but always garaged.

2 stock front turn signals, and 1 rear turn signal,

will like to sell it all in package for $65 shipped, thanks.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:46 PM   #688
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If anybody is interested i have the following things for sale, for a 2008 and later XT250

trail tech temperature meter, the kind that goes around the spark plug and displays engine temps while riding

16 tooth front sprocket in excelent condition, with a new OEM yamaha locking tab for it.

coleman/stearns atv seat cover, with the bungee mod allready done to it, so it just slides on the seat, super easy to put on and take off, like new, no fade, stains or tears, used for a bit, but always garaged.

2 stock front turn signals, and 1 rear turn signal,

will like to sell it all in package for $65 shipped, thanks.
I might be interested in the 16 tooth sprocket if it doesn't go in a package. Did you try it on your bike & how was it? I'm looking for a little more top end speed but I am afraid it might not have enough power to pull the higher gear.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #689
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I might be interested in the 16 tooth sprocket if it doesn't go in a package. Did you try it on your bike & how was it? I'm looking for a little more top end speed but I am afraid it might not have enough power to pull the higher gear.
yeah, i tried it, makes 1st and 4th gear really good, 4th will be good till 55mph with power all the way through, 5th will be faster too, but if there is strong headwinds or a incline, it will have a hard time pulling it.

pm me if you are interested in the sprocket.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #690
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