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Old 02-14-2013, 04:24 PM   #5116
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I want something that will stick in the rain but not make me slide all over the place offroad. I
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:27 PM   #5117
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I want something that will stick in the rain but not make me slide all over the place offroad. I
well that depends on what kind of off-road you are doing.

For my rather dry conditions, I find that the Michelin Anakee 2 is unbeatable on the road WET or dry, and matches pretty well to a front knob off road.... ie no mud. Plenty of traction.

If it's wet off-road then not so much :)
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:15 PM   #5118
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I have been running the piss out my 2013 this week. NE Ohio to New Orleans and now on the way back. I am at 3200 miles total on the odo.

When in 4th gear, and only 4th, around 4000 elms and sometimes a little higher, there is a weird hesitation. Only occasionally and only in 4th. Feels like a slipping clutch or gear isn't engaged properly.

Anyone experienced this or heard about it before?

Thanks
That is an impressive ride, especially considering you are in NE Ohio & February.
What kind of fuel mileage at what speeds were you getting with your windshield set up ?
Are you still happy with your windshield ?
Wheres the ride report ?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:25 AM   #5119
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Well, just got back last evening. Total of 2400 miles. I kept track of all the fuel and at one point I was getting about 45 mpg. Ride report? Do I have to???
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:56 AM   #5120
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Also check the plastic that the gauges sit in on the instrument panel. It sometimes buzzes on the metal bar just below it. Mine did.
Check the rear foot rests. Took me a while to find the rattles and buzz. I took the footrests off, cut some old tube, placed it between the rubber footrest and the square metal plate and re-installed both. Rattle gone!
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:18 AM   #5121
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Dunlop D606 tires

considering buying a set of dunlop D606 tires for only 60 bucks. What are some opinions about these tires?
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:20 AM   #5122
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I'm in need of a new rear tire for my '02. Any suggestions?
depends if you want to do more onroad or offroad, regardless you cant go wrong with some heidenau K60's
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:52 AM   #5123
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considering buying a set of dunlop D606 tires for only 60 bucks. What are some opinions about these tires?
At that price, get them. I have a 606 rear on my xr and like it, and there's a set of 606's waiting to go on my klr. A friend is running them front and rear on his klr. He says he like the performance, but is probably going with something longer lasting next time. He has around 1500 miles now, probably another 1000 left in them.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #5124
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My last three sets were, MEFO Explorers-nice on road,horrible off road. Michelin T63s-liked em, good all around performance,soft compound didn't last long,inexpensive.Recently D606s-no better off road,noisy on road, slow speeds it feels like you are driving on rumble strips. Won't buy them again. I am going to give Kenda a chance next but will probably go back to the T63s. Can't beat the price or performance.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:41 AM   #5125
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Lil Help, gents

I remember a post, and searched, but couldn't find it . . . ..

It was in regard to a wire or two that could be replaced with thicker,/heavier guage wire to increase the voltage from the regulator (perhaps to the battery?) . . . .

My seive-like memory seems to recall the wire to be replaced is white . . .

Thanks for any assistance you can render . . . .that last New Riders of the Purple Sage concert had some long lasting effects . . . . .
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:41 AM   #5126
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Also check the plastic that the gauges sit in on the instrument panel. It sometimes buzzes on the metal bar just below it. Mine did.
Mine did the same as well. I've got a '12 and right off the bat from the dealer it was buzzing from the instrument panel contacting the fairing frame bar right underneith. I put a a peice of truck topper sealing foam on the bar inbetween to fix it. Did the trick.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #5127
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I remember a post, and searched, but couldn't find it . . . ..

It was in regard to a wire or two that could be replaced with thicker,/heavier guage wire to increase the voltage from the regulator (perhaps to the battery?) . . . .

My seive-like memory seems to recall the wire to be replaced is white . . .

Thanks for any assistance you can render . . . .that last New Riders of the Purple Sage concert had some long lasting effects . . . . .
Is this what you were looking for? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=335 This was Sasquatch's way to help update the charging system to handle the additional power provided by uprated stators, IIRC.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:54 PM   #5128
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So, who's got LED driving lamps, and who's mounted them to their forks?

I need to mount mine to my front forks to get better light spread when I'm turning on the trails. It's pretty dark off to the sides
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #5129
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Thanks a million!
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:29 PM   #5130
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So, who's got LED driving lamps, and who's mounted them to their forks?

I need to mount mine to my front forks to get better light spread when I'm turning on the trails. It's pretty dark off to the sides
I bought my lights from inmate, Sanjoh. The lights are great. I mounted them on the lower triple tree clamps with mounts that I bought from inmate, Hanksd. The mounts are top quality. They are powder coated and come with longer replacement bolts for the clamps.
The set up works great.
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