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Old 09-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #12916
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Curse you dogs that wonder around in the middle of the road.

Curse you Dodge 4x4 that can't make the speed limit in the wet stuff.

Curse you oncoming granny who takes her half out of the middle.

Curse you people who talk on cell phones and only look one way before turning.

Curse you Goretex boot that leaks after one season.

Curse you car that swerves into my lane while I'm passing.

Curse you oncoming cowboy and curse your horses, truck, and trailer that's completely on my side of the road.

Curse all you idiots that were out in force today.

Thank you God for the rain.

And thank God I rode to work today.



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Old 09-13-2012, 07:33 PM   #12917
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SOG:That's just plain silly, Rod. He don't got no reverse.

Well..Some folks have had decent results puttin a rear tire on the front & mounting it backwards. (take a look at the tread patterns on most of the ADV 80/20 tires frt & rr ...groove orientation opposites generally)

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110/18 front and 120/18 rear. I figured the big BMW's were in the same weight range and have twisted the troddle a couple of times on gravel.
I kno these are inexpensive tires but.....offered in both sizes for a close match. Kenda K761 110/80x18 front or rear use & 120/80x18 rear use

An 80/20 tire & maybe not up to TKC capability for sure...but ???
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #12918
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A guy in Anchorage with a Jackal is running Michelin T63 rear and Kendra 761 front and really likes how they hookup. Might be a little more vibs with that back tire but I would be able to get a grip.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #12919
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Well..Some folks have had decent results puttin a rear tire on the front & mounting it backwards. (take a look at the tread patterns on most of the ADV 80/20 tires frt & rr ...groove orientation opposites generally)
Very true! The fronts are designed for good traction stopping while the rears are designed for good traction accelerating.

Can't you run some MX style rears on both the front and back? 18" is a very common size. The width may be different, but desperate times call for compromise...
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:13 PM   #12920
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I don't see a way in hell a T63 will last on the rear in Texas. Front, yeah.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:41 AM   #12921
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Tire/wheel sizes???

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SOG, Ghost or others, What tires would be great for my Moto Guzzi Cali on the 50/50 roads, running the way we do?
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110/18 front and 120/18 rear. I figured the big BMW's were in the same weight range and have twisted the troddle a couple of times on gravel.
Hey cleatus,
Are you shure about that rear tire size?? All the charts I've found show a 17" rear on the Californias. Maybe your wheel was changed for a different size though??
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:31 AM   #12922
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I don't see a way in hell a T63 will last on the rear in Texas. Front, yeah.
Wish me luck...I have a set ready to go on the KLR
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #12923
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Hey cleatus,
Are you shure about that rear tire size?? All the charts I've found show a 17" rear on the Californias. Maybe your wheel was changed for a different size though??
I'm sure the California 3 were still 18 both ends. I can swap to a 17 when I find a rim.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:08 PM   #12924
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I'm sure the California 3 were still 18 both ends. I can swap to a 17 when I find a rim.
Well...If 18s all around ....& those Kenda 761s work great on the front......The availability of a matchin rear tire (at a reasonable price to boot!!) might cinch the deal....?huh less than $140 set w/shipping

If the rear doesn't last so great.....at least the front would be sorted. Then just try sumthin a bit different on back next.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:51 AM   #12925
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In other news....Bored. Bored. Bored. Mixed with insomnia and access to ebay? Never a good thing. Python print vinyl wrap? OooooOOooh......sure. I could use that for something. Big Ugly V 3.0 coming soon. Now. Where's my 17 lb TT catalog?

Now I just need to find a completely empty weather-proof garage for the coming transformation. Think. Think. Think.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:16 AM   #12926
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In other news....Bored. Bored. Bored. Mixed with insomnia and access to ebay? Never a good thing. Python print vinyl wrap? OooooOOooh......sure. I could use that for something. Big Ugly V 3.0 coming soon. Now. Where's my 17 lb TT catalog?

Now I just need to find a completely empty weather-proof garage for the coming transformation. Think. Think. Think.
Oooooh! I think I know where one is!

(hint: mine isn't even close to being weatherproof, spider proof, or critter proof)


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Old 09-16-2012, 08:06 PM   #12927
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Now I just need to find a completely empty weather-proof garage for the coming transformation. Think. Think. Think.
Nephews sure are great. I bet lawnboy is eager to move his lawn equipment out of the shed for your next big pig molestation.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:18 PM   #12928
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Hey. You know they don't like me. In other news , are we gonna have a lift? I need a lift. Does anybody have a lift I can buy?
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:51 AM   #12929
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SOG, you can own your own, for about the price of the last 2 exhaust cans you donated to the Texas byways.

http://www.derekweaver.com/update/index.aspx Several choices.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:46 PM   #12930
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SOG, you can own your own, for about the price of the last 2 exhaust cans you donated to the Texas byways.

http://www.derekweaver.com/update/index.aspx Several choices.
I gave $300 for my HF lift. It is manual hydraulic but works well. I reall want a airpowered lift but not decided to spend the money. There was some nice ones from a dealer ship for sale on Craigs List not long ago for $500 If I could sell mine I would buy one
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