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Old 02-18-2013, 08:36 AM   #16156
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The XT1200Z Yamaha Super Tenere should COME with K'60's on it. :)

It would be a much better understood bike on the showroom floor too.
Considering what the bike felt like the 1st time I rode with the K60's () that probably wouldn't be such a good idea....

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:40 AM   #16157
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I need some advice here.
I just ordered k60 rear for the trip to Colorado in June. My question is about which front tire to get. I read some reports about bad vibrations coming from front on k60. Will getting different front fix this problem? How bad is it on k60 fronts. Thanks.
I love my K60 rear / TKC front combo.


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Old 02-18-2013, 08:42 AM   #16158
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What kind of mileage are you getting out of the front TKC?
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:45 AM   #16159
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So who rides with a xd3/4 or hornet type helmet? How is the wind control on the S10 with stock screen?
I have/had, a XD4 and a stock screen. Not all that happy with the noise level. My friend lBever has same helmet with a Parabellum medium screen. Now I have a Parabellum medium. Much better! I'm 5'11". I think the medium is 22".
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #16160
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So who rides with a xd3/4 or hornet type helmet? How is the wind control on the S10 with stock screen?

I ride with a XD3, and my stock screen is in the upper position. For me is ok, but I'm only 5'8" ( 173 cm ).

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #16161
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I have an XD3. The stock screen didn't work at all, so I put on a cal-sci XL with touratech adjuster and that did the trick. I'm 6'5" or so.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:27 AM   #16162
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Had a set of the TKC's on my GSA and could grind the pegs through corners. A little squishy/wiggly but not too concerning after you got used to it.
You won't get as good traction in the rain as compared with a less aggressive tire.
Thanks DaFoole,
TKC80 is more aggressive than the K60, but at the same time is a softer tire. So one thing should compensate the other, and the difference on traction ( road ) should be minimal ???
Need an expert on both tires before I spend my money
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:00 PM   #16163
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Considering what the bike felt like the 1st time I rode with the K60's () that probably wouldn't be such a good idea....

I get what you are saying, but it would just feel like a dirt bike feels on the street.
Which is what I was thinking the buyer SHOULD know. :)
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #16164
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Im trying now som Mitas E09 Dakar. At the end of March Im going to Morocco and need a hard tyre. The Mitas is proven to be REALLY hard!!
I have a 90/90-21 TKC in front and the combo works well, except in a wet tarmac where the Mitas is awful.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:24 PM   #16165
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Im 6'3" and apparently only the the second generation in my family to walk upright (my inseam is 32/33 my sleeve is 36/37) and im pretty long torsoed so the stock screen sucks for me.

The tall screen was a little better.

Didnt get it right until the v-stream tall screen, thats the ticket for me, I wear an AGV D/S helmet with comm system, no issues at all.
Me too. I was using the OEM touring screen and with an XD it was bad. Put the tall V Stream and
nothing but calm air. Just looks a little supersized.


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Old 02-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #16166
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I have an XD3. The stock screen didn't work at all, so I put on a cal-sci XL with touratech adjuster and that did the trick. I'm 6'5" or so.

XD3 here with stock screen in top postion. 5'11 no issues.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:55 PM   #16167
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Thanks everyone. I think I am going with an Arai Signet Q and then will pick up the fly adv helmet for use off road only or with wr250r.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:33 AM   #16168
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Long trip spares

Anyone got any suggestions as to long trip spares.

So far I have listed:
Wheel bearings and seals, back and front.
Both filters
Both ends brake pads.
Throttle cables (possibly)

I considered fork seals but I have them covered with neoprene socks.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:33 AM   #16169
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Anyone got any suggestions as to long trip spares.

So far I have listed:
Wheel bearings and seals, back and front.
Both filters
Both ends brake pads.
Throttle cables (possibly)

I considered fork seals but I have them covered with neoprene socks.

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Isn't most of your trip in the US? Parts are available pretty easy.
When I went to Alaska I packed all this food. Duh. Gee who
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Besides, if you do have a failure you can start a thread and have half
the ADV community jumping to your aid.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:19 AM   #16170
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Ole Git,

I dare you to have a problem over here. We ain't gonna leave you stranded.
Just ride and post. We're like ants. We're everywhere.
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