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Old 07-18-2010, 06:55 AM   #781
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Nice new ride!
Did you sell the XR?
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:45 AM   #782
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This will do until I get it bathed and go and take some good shots. It's been painted in the unavailable to the model bmw pearl white, so it should be fairly unique as far as that is concerned. 45k well maintained miles, with all service records and dealer invoices. BMW hardcases and a Givi top case.

Thats a great looking bike Wolfy. White really makes a bike look classy. Maybe you should sell it to me... Enjoy the new ride, oh and ATGATT bro!
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:24 AM   #783
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Thats a great looking bike Wolfy. White really makes a bike look classy. Maybe you should sell it to me... Enjoy the new ride, oh and ATGATT bro!
Wasn't going to comment on the gear, but I thought Wolfy was confused - it's a BMW, not a Harley. After all, he hasn't riden in a while.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:40 AM   #784
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Sounds a lot like the demise of my new DR650 that was totaled in the rain a couple months ago. A barefoot, cell wielding teenager left turned into my wet path. I skidded, upright, into her rear bumper as the Pathfinder(irony) rolled across my lane. She never saw me(high beam on as always in day time)and didn't know what hit her as I foot chased her from the scene to her resting spot fifty yards away. Over the years I have known several Dual Sport bikes(KLR's) to hit the pavement on wet roads. Dual Sport tires are not worth a shit on wet streets! Be very cautious on wet streets, my friends. I was only mildly hurt and staying upright till impact probably made a huge difference. If i'd hook slid under the unguided vehicle, she'd have run over me and the bike.

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Today I rode to the Kickstand. I passed on a morning ride with a buddy because rain looked eminent. Around lunch the sun came out so I geared up and went looking for motorcycle advise. My front end has been shaking and I try not to cut corners when it comes to safety. While I was waiting inside the rain began, crap this is why I didn't go riding this morning. I met Dwight Rudder while Julio adjusted and tweaked things a little. The rain slacked a little and I left.

I was riding down Galatin Street. As I was approaching a light it turned yellow. The rear end locked up. The light snapped to red and a big bro car started to roll out. The back end started to kick out to the side as I was sliding toward the intersection "flat tracker" style with no sign of slowing down. I looked at the drivers face and we were both thinking . He slowed down just enough for me to let off the brakes and straighten up and gently swoop around the front end. Damn that was close.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:09 AM   #785
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Sounds a lot like the demise of my new DR650 that was totaled in the rain a couple months ago. A barefoot, cell wielding teenager left turned into my wet path. I skidded, upright, into her rear bumper as the Pathfinder(irony) rolled across my lane. She never saw me(high beam on as always in day time)and didn't know what hit her as I foot chased her from the scene to her resting spot fifty yards away. Over the years I have known several Dual Sport bikes(KLR's) to hit the pavement on wet roads. Dual Sport tires are not worth a shit on wet streets! Be very cautious on wet streets, my friends. I was only mildly hurt and staying upright till impact probably made a huge difference. If i'd hook slid under the unguided vehicle, she'd have run over me and the bike.

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I rode from the Big Black Bridge all the way back to the reservoir in a heavy down pour yesterday. The T-63's never slipped, slid or missed a beat. And I was riding rather aggressive trying to out run the storm. Some of the back roads I was on had a lot of pavement irregularities and I was afraid they would cause me to slip a bit, but it never happened. I was rather surprised at how well they did...
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:21 PM   #786
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Still got the XRL for now. Probably not long though. I figure once my leg is healed up enough to allow me to stand up on the pegs again, I'll probably get another ds. Maybe aDr650, maybe get an xr400 and put a street kit on it, or who knows what. Maybe even a killer..

Yah yah..ATGATT SHMATGATT! Just kidding, I know I should've geared up a bit, but hell, it was a 2 mile round trip ride, and I was too excited to think about gear
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:07 PM   #787
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Nice looking bike, Wolfy!!! Needs some dust on it!!!
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:15 PM   #788
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Rode the DRZ today to test out the adjustments to the suspension. Got up to 80ish with no headshake, so I guess it was a success. It's amazing what a half inch adjustment to the preload will do!

The great part is, I found a new off road riding area in Columbus. Miles of trails right under my nose along the Luxapalilla river, literally 1/4 mile from where I work. Very similar to what it was like riding along the Pearl river when it was legal. There is even an abandoned BMX track with some jumps. Ran into a father and his son riding dirt bikes and they showed me around the place. Thanks Aaron and Ivan

Sorry, no pictures. Maybe next time. Wolfy, once your leg is good to go, you'll have to ride over. I wanna see the XRL on a BMX track . It was... interesting on the DRZ.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:49 PM   #789
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Rode the DRZ today to test out the adjustments to the suspension. Got up to 80ish with no headshake, so I guess it was a success. It's amazing what a half inch adjustment to the preload will do!

The great part is, I found a new off road riding area in Columbus. Miles of trails right under my nose along the Luxapalilla river, literally 1/4 mile from where I work. Very similar to what it was like riding along the Pearl river when it was legal. There is even an abandoned BMX track with some jumps. Ran into a father and his son riding dirt bikes and they showed me around the place. Thanks Aaron and Ivan

Sorry, no pictures. Maybe next time. Wolfy, once your leg is good to go, you'll have to ride over. I wanna see the XRL on a BMX track . It was... interesting on the DRZ.
Well, how about you buy the Honda, and keep it at your house for me to ride
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:21 PM   #790
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I rode from the Big Black Bridge all the way back to the reservoir in a heavy down pour yesterday. The T-63's never slipped, slid or missed a beat. And I was riding rather aggressive trying to out run the storm. Some of the back roads I was on had a lot of pavement irregularities and I was afraid they would cause me to slip a bit, but it never happened. I was rather surprised at how well they did...
The T-66 is one of the good street tires. Not familiar with the T63.
Usually, things are fine, then your on the ground is the way it plays out. Not much warning with wet DS tires on curvy tarmac. I saw a fellow KLR go down in front of me on Church road out of Monticello in the wet. He was playing along fine then Bamm!

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Old 07-19-2010, 06:00 AM   #791
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While I am not a traction expert (don't claim to be) I do have a lot of hands on experience sliding intentionally on pavement from track riding a 600 to the limit to slinging sideways on the motard. From my viewpoint the problem is as greg said dual sports simply do not offer a great deal of predictable traction on pavement. The tires offered for these bikes is at best only good enough riding straight up and down in dry conditions. An example in tire physics, my motard will slide everywhere on pavement in a very predictable manner. Loads of traction on the sidewall of the tires but here is the key. Those tires are designed to do that. Take it off-road and it's a matter of throttle control and self control or you will end up on your head. The DS tire is designed to get you by on two different surfaces, pavement or off-road. Neither of which it excells at. another thing with a dual sport tire on pavement verses the sticky street rubber on my motard is I get a warning on the sticky street rubber on pavement at full tilt boogie, a DS tire typically does not give a warning shot. I have busted my butt fairly simple on a DS tires on pavement and was always left thinking what the hell happened. The skinnny front tires on those DS don't help either where there really is not a lot of weight on a DS bike up front to begin with. It is best to respect a DS tire because they are evil in my opinion, just sayin.

T-63 appears to be similar to the old Pirelli MT-21 I used to use, ass buster on a pavement waiting to happen.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:09 AM   #792
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Well this is a where did you ride thread? opps forgot how to do that....

No where on saturday!!

Sunday I did ride (wheelie) down hwy 18 yesterday on the motard and didn't get 6 miles from the house and the bottom fell out. Sucks with slicks on wet pavement I high tailed it back home and was wheeling down Big Ck. Rd. off Springridge rd. when I met a state trooper in a nice shiny SUV needless to say all ended well as I pulled the diappearing act he was out done by 35 hp damn they seem to be everywhere these days.........
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:57 AM   #793
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Good to see you and Greg agree on something for a change!! Does that mean the marriage is back on? ?

I've never ridden on street slicks or racing tires, but I have drug pegs around corners on my stock Dunflop KLR tires and the T-63's. I'm not saying they will hang corners like a street racing or motard tire, cause they were not made for that. But I am constantly impressed at how sticky they are on pavement and off road. For my riding style, they do both really well! YMMV...


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While I am not a traction expert (don't claim to be) I do have a lot of hands on experience sliding intentionally on pavement from track riding a 600 to the limit to slinging sideways on the motard. From my viewpoint the problem is as greg said dual sports simply do not offer a great deal of predictable traction on pavement. The tires offered for these bikes is at best only good enough riding straight up and down in dry conditions. An example in tire physics, my motard will slide everywhere on pavement in a very predictable manner. Loads of traction on the sidewall of the tires but here is the key. Those tires are designed to do that. Take it off-road and it's a matter of throttle control and self control or you will end up on your head. The DS tire is designed to get you by on two different surfaces, pavement or off-road. Neither of which it excells at. another thing with a dual sport tire on pavement verses the sticky street rubber on my motard is I get a warning on the sticky street rubber on pavement at full tilt boogie, a DS tire typically does not give a warning shot. I have busted my butt fairly simple on a DS tires on pavement and was always left thinking what the hell happened. The skinnny front tires on those DS don't help either where there really is not a lot of weight on a DS bike up front to begin with. It is best to respect a DS tire because they are evil in my opinion, just sayin.

T-63 appears to be similar to the old Pirelli MT-21 I used to use, ass buster on a pavement waiting to happen.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:07 AM   #794
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I imagine the type of bike comes in to play as well. The R75 handled like crap with knobbies, but I can drag pegs on some good street tires. My cornering with knobbies was wobbly at best!

Now the new bike.....well....I'm thinking a set of distanzias is in my future!
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:19 AM   #795
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Good to see you and Greg agree on something for a change!! Does that mean the marriage is back on? ?
not sure I understand what you are saying
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