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Old 08-28-2010, 03:59 AM   #7591
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just picked up a nice RD07A.

Can anybody tell me if a Dunlop D606 will loose/tear knobs on the road?
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:22 AM   #7592
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Can anybody tell me if a Dunlop D606 will loose/tear knobs on the road?

Yes. Go for good quality rubber- Mich Deserts, Met Karoo, Mitas E0, etc. Normal tyres like the D606 should last as long as you stay off the bitumen. There is too much movement in the rubber on the black stuff, resulting in the casings overheating and thread/knobbies separating from the casing. Picture below is a brand new Maxxis with 250km on it


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Old 08-28-2010, 04:55 AM   #7593
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Thats what I thought.

The e09 looks pretty impressive. Perhaps a desert will work well too.

Im definitely dropping a tkc80 upfront!
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:59 AM   #7594
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Thanks for answers guys!

@Jim: I'm not running on H4, just standart setting. But I was still planning on checking the switch...

@Joz: Yeap, first thing I always check is that connection, happened to me the first day I bought the bike!

For some news:
-I rode the bike to work, when I got out 9hours later, batery was at 12.5V
-When I got home, batery at 13.1V
-10 seconds later: 13.08V
-Again 10 seconds later: 13.06V
-and again... well you guessed...

First thing today, I'm ordering a new batery!
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:08 AM   #7595
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Got her yesterday, got her a little grubby earlier...

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Old 08-28-2010, 07:20 AM   #7596
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They are the WP 48mm USDs fitted to the KTM Adventures.

There are lots of pics HERE. - and just for you here's a very basic build report.




We'd just finished the XL600LM and the Tenere 3AJ -



and were wondering what to do...............



Well we found these lying about the shop............



so we made some of these



Bolted them all together and hey presto............

Bike #1



and Bike # 2

Is that the 640 adventure fork or 950?
I have tried to finde a used but whit no luck, a have a cr250 forks on my bike, but it would be nicer with dubbel brakes.
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:42 PM   #7597
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Is that the 640 adventure fork or 950?
I have tried to finde a used but whit no luck, a have a cr250 forks on my bike, but it would be nicer with dubbel brakes.
The forks on this particular bike are from a KTM 950ADV
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:07 PM   #7598
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Yes. Go for good quality rubber- Mich Deserts, Met Karoo, Mitas E0, etc. Normal tyres like the D606 should last as long as you stay off the bitumen. There is too much movement in the rubber on the black stuff, resulting in the casings overheating and thread/knobbies separating from the casing. Picture below is a brand new Maxxis with 250km on it



The E09 dakar is the longest lasting knobby type tire I have ever used.
5000 miles from a rear. No chunking.
I am currently running a D606. no problems so far but it does wear noticable quicker than the E09. None of these will last long if you really twist the throttle on paved roads.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:01 AM   #7599
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Here is my little baby, this was last year in Sardinia. In 3 weeks I`ll return to the best Island.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:39 AM   #7600
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The forks on this particular bike are from a KTM 950ADV
oooooh, Nice! I´m not jealous at all, not at all.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:34 AM   #7601
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Here is my little baby, this was last year in Sardinia. In 3 weeks I`ll return to the best Island.
Nice därr boxes, are you using H&B racks?
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:52 AM   #7602
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Nice därr boxes, are you using H&B racks?
No, Touratech. The Därrboxes I use since 1988. They are very ok.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:03 AM   #7603
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Back again!

Hey guys,

i just wanted to say i´m back again (tough i wasn´t sure to make it back). To make things short - one chain torn apart (without accident ) and a CDI-problem the last 600 km (one cylinder had failed a few times on the autostrada in Italy). So far, so good... Soon i´ll post some pictures.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:41 PM   #7604
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I need some feedback from anyone who has tried the following RD07A front brake disc rotors from ebay. Honda specs. say min. run out is 3.5 mm and mine are approaching 3.6 mm...or so.
I'm due.



Ok...so just how cheap are they? Well they are on sale this week and they come in at $150 for left and right (includes both)...plus pads!! Chinese is my guess but what isn't these days.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

For a 1 only OEM Honda rotor you are looking at $273 USD!! Plus shipping from europe if I can't source here.

Again...to answer my question. Just how cheap or bad are they? I have to assume they will probably wear faster than OEM and even have a cheaper look. You get what you pay for right.

Any other alternatives, brands etc.? Or do I just spend $600 on OEM vs the $150 and be done with it and avoid these knockoffs? Comments please.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:30 PM   #7605
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That's some dank right there ..............

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Hi Dear Stormforce8
Where did you found out the seat cover ?
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