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Old 03-06-2014, 12:49 PM   #7216
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:53 PM   #7217
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This is how i made my seat completely flat no tilt at all. My lower back is very happy. plus my nards.

Front is on the higher setting and rear is on the lower setting. I cut the watch a ma call it in half. I also have lower grommets in the rear rather then stock. Now I can ride 600 miles plus without severe pain in the lower back etc..

not sure if anyone else did this in the previous posts but it works for me. If I need to be higher I adjust my Airhawk that raises me an inch or two depending on what i want.

I usually don't post pics as i have a shitty camera. But now I am to the Point i don't care anymore. What works for me works. period.

Bike was solid on a 1300 ride this weekend down to Death Valley with 4 wonderful people. Even though i was sick and come to find out with pneumonia.. oh well still made it.. Sick in bed with Pneumonia now but wow what a ride. Rained hard on us for many miles in 34-48 degree weather but damn it was wonderful!! Wife will never understand.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:59 PM   #7218
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Here is a pic of my 2014. It's just 1400 kmts.



The bike has now K3 tires, and the crash bars and engine protector are MASTECH, a Colombian manufactures who, to be honest, had a very good quality.

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Old 03-06-2014, 05:19 PM   #7219
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Do you have more info on them K3 tires?
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:25 PM   #7220
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Do you have more info on them K3 tires?
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What do you want to know? They grip fairly well offroad but on pavement don't grip very well in the wet or on really cold surfaces.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:04 PM   #7221
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:54 PM   #7222
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The reason I bought one when I got home. Rented Super Tenere on 11,300 km trip around Africa.



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Old 03-06-2014, 10:01 PM   #7223
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The reason I bought one when I got home. Rented Super Tenere on 11,300 km trip around Africa.



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Old 03-06-2014, 10:13 PM   #7224
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The reason I bought one when I got home. Rented Super Tenere on 11,300 km trip around Africa.

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Old 03-06-2014, 10:21 PM   #7225
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Here is a pic of my 2014. It's just 1400 kmts.



The bike has now K3 tires, and the crash bars and engine protector are MASTECH, a Colombian manufactures who, to be honest, had a very good quality.

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Enhorabuena Juan!!

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Old 03-06-2014, 10:27 PM   #7226
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:35 AM   #7227
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:54 AM   #7228
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:13 AM   #7229
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Do you have more info on them K3 tires?
Thanks.
Hola amigos,

Si far a partial report on K3

The K3 so far I have tested them on tarmac, have them for a week, about some 150 kmts but I had hit the crop out of them in my Andean curly roads. I had done the testing solo and with my friend Laura, who is about 55 kg. Did not adjust the suspension.

First I will explain why I choose K3. For one, to me going at 130 km/h is enough, K3s are rated R, 160 km/h, and roads and conditions here in Colombia and South America do not call for more speed. Two, we do plenty of off road for fun with my buddies, but we met now and then mud. Three, I do still have to deal with tarmac, I am real state agent so I had to go back and forth on the road, and four, the look fucking cool on the bike.

So far I'm tarmac their grip is about, so to speak, 70% as good as the OEM battlewing. On normal, low speed steering they "drop" as they bite the ground, and a bit faster on counter steering one feels that they do not grab as much as the Batlewings. Eventually al higher speeds, like to say 60 to 80 km/h their grip is not bad al all. As I said I feel they are about 70% of OEM.

Now on wet surface, that's another story. I had tested, and without intention, the traction control several times because the tires are blocky and do not grip as well as road tires. However we all know that in rain is best not to ride, if posible, and all tires loose a lot with rain and K3 are no exception. Indeed my friends with TKC 80 or K60, which are similar to K3s, report same concerns and wet surfaces.

All of the above are normal for blocky tires on tarmac, and like with any tire and motorcycle, one just have to get used to it and adjust driving habits.

Tomorrow friends and I will go for a 340 kmts ride on off road including desert and Andean, unpaved, third world class country roads. It's rainy season here and I suppose we will find mud. I will let you know about the k3 in this forum:


http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=8284.0

Karoo 3

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Old 03-07-2014, 09:49 AM   #7230
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