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Old 08-16-2012, 01:18 PM   #5056
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I ran the Michelin Desert Racing tires in Baja. They were very durable but the front was very skittish on sand covered hard pack. I was running about 20psi which was probably high but I did not want any pinch flats either. Normally I run TKC-80s and have been happy enough with them for a highway/trail tire although wear rate is pretty high.
I think any front tire in Baja will be skittish, I think its the nature of the terrain to a certain extent. I found the same to be true with the Motoz HT front on my SE. It felt flat the whole time but it wasn't.... until it suddenly was
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:32 PM   #5057
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I think any front tire in Baja will be skittish, I think its the nature of the terrain to a certain extent. I found the same to be true with the Motoz HT front on my SE. It felt flat the whole time but it wasn't.... until it suddenly was
Yeah you are right. Hard pack dirt with a coating of sand is asking a lot from a tire.....

The Michelin tires were great in deep sand though.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:39 PM   #5058
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Yeah you are right. Hard pack dirt with a coating of sand is asking a lot from a tire.....

The Michelin tires were great in deep sand though.
If they ever make a tire that allows a 500# bike to handle the whoops in San Felipe, let me know
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:53 PM   #5059
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I think any front tire in Baja will be skittish, I think its the nature of the terrain to a certain extent. I found the same to be true with the Motoz HT front on my SE. It felt flat the whole time but it wasn't.... until it suddenly was
Have you ever run the MotoZ s/t front? I have one on the shelf I have not tried yet..
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #5060
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Have you ever run the MotoZ s/t front? I have one on the shelf I have not tried yet..
No, not yet. I'm getting ready to order another pallet of tires though, so I'll be sure to grab a few.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #5061
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I can't believe how quick it got to me. It was faster than anything I've ever ordered here in the US! It looks to be a high quality skidplate. Thanks again!

I pulled the Scotts damper of my XR, and ordered everything needed to put it on the 690.

I ordered an Advspec plate and the same day I ordered something from California. The Skidplate arrived from the UK days before the California object and they shipped on the same day
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:21 PM   #5062
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No, not yet. I'm getting ready to order another pallet of tires though, so I'll be sure to grab a few.

I was just curious if anyone knew how they performed/ held up.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:56 PM   #5063
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oh another tyre thread
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #5064
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oh another tyre thread
what would you like to talk about?
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #5065
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I was just curious if anyone knew how they performed/ held up.
The rear didnt last 500 miles on the SE, destroyed it on a long dual sport ride Hooked up well in the muddy woods though.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #5066
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Looks like it:
http://www.scottsperformance.com/Sta...o&BI_ID=169154

Raises bars 13mm vs 20mm on standard submount, I think.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #5067
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That AdventureSpec skidplate is the nicest looking, best finished, I have ever seen and it fits right up perfectly. But it resonates like a mofo even with a bit of rubber damping applied to the interior surface.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #5068
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That AdventureSpec skidplate is the nicest looking, best finished, I have ever seen and it fits right up perfectly. But it resonates like a mofo even with a bit of rubber damping applied to the interior surface.
They all do that, especially when they're shaped like a bathtub. I've made a few and that's my results.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #5069
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It is.

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Looks like it:
http://www.scottsperformance.com/Sta...o&BI_ID=169154

Raises bars 13mm vs 20mm on standard submount, I think.
20mm for the rubber mounted sub mount.

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That AdventureSpec skidplate is the nicest looking, best finished, I have ever seen and it fits right up perfectly. But it resonates like a mofo even with a bit of rubber damping applied to the interior surface.
I've only put a few miles on the bike with the AS skidplate, I haven't noticed the resonance.
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