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Old 03-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #2101
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[tap] [tap] is this thing on? do i not know the secret handshake or something?
It is a dual-sport, and a new one at that. I don't think too many guys are doing full knobbies yet.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #2102
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I think continental Tkc 80s would work well....probably about as knobby as most would want. They reportedly do well on blacktop too...ymmv. Heindau K60s are also a popular choice. I am thinking I will do the TKC 80s...soon
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:44 PM   #2103
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K60's are the route I'm going. Unfortunately they get here next week, and i head out of town next week. :mad:

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:29 PM   #2104
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K60's are hardly full knobbies. Reasonable dirt road/road tyres but shocking for anything loose or wet. I give up black top traction for being safe where it counts especially with a heavvier bike like the 650. 907f and 908r are very capable on black top. Enough traction to smash any car through the twisties.

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:36 PM   #2105
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[tap] [tap] is this thing on? do i not know the secret handshake or something?
I leave on my adventure Friday. I'll let you know how the Full knobby does on the 1500 mile trip (dirt, pavement, rock, sand, water).

If it survives.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:09 AM   #2106
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I test rode a Terra a few weeks ago, and really like the bike. But do I look too big for the bike?
No, you dont, but just by lookin at, you need: lower footpegs, handlebar risers and possibly higher seat.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:17 AM   #2107
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Burnt through the Sahara at 6,000km so I'll try a Mitas EO7 again. A very durable if squarish profile tyre, just a tad more gravel road focussed than the Sahara. I've had over 12,000km out of a rear on my R80G/S and I got a series of 8,000km runs on my DR650 with these. I don't like the Mitas fronts.

Will go MT21 Pirelli for the front.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:07 AM   #2108
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Why does everyone get lower footpegs? I'm 6'2 and they seem fine to me.
I tilted the bars forward a tad and it seems fine. I can understand some bar risers, but why lower pegs?

Won't you be clunking your boots into things more often with lower pegs?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:13 AM   #2109
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It is a dual-sport, and a new one at that. I don't think too many guys are doing full knobbies yet.

that and the fact there are no less than a dozen good knobbie options.

to answer the Q though, terraflex is the best knobbie option, for any dual sport bike in any terrain street or dirt, no matter the weather, condition or part of the world you live in.

pretty silly answer isnt it?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:32 AM   #2110
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Why does everyone get lower footpegs? I'm 6'2 and they seem fine to me.
I tilted the bars forward a tad and it seems fine. I can understand some bar risers, but why lower pegs?

Won't you be clunking your boots into things more often with lower pegs?
Maybe, on single track, but not on most tracks the Terra will be used on. The benefit is you can stretch out without raising your centre of gravity
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:45 AM   #2111
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K60's are hardly full knobbies. Reasonable dirt road/road tyres but shocking for anything loose or wet. I give up black top traction for being safe where it counts especially with a heavvier bike like the 650. 907f and 908r are very capable on black top. Enough traction to smash any car through the twisties.

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I just changed tires & went with a K-60 R. & a Dunlap D-606 F. on my KLR. Been through ALOT of shallow but VERY slick clay based mud. The K-60 will break lose & slide but, not horrifically & I've yet (knock on wood) to wipe out. The D-606 on the front has stayed planted almost like magic.....so far.
I'm not a fan of deep mud with any bike especially a heavy pig like the KLR & will "usually" turn around if the mud gets too deep.

I've had this tire combo in some deep leans on the street but, not at heroic speeds. I still enjoy a brisk pace but, I'm getting too old for heroic speed anyway.

So far I'm very pleased with this tire combo but, it's still new to me & I haven't had it in ALL forms of terain yet. True, the K-60 is NOT a full knobbie but, it's the closest thing (IMO) to a true 50/50 tire that I've ever experienced.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:27 AM   #2112
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what are the best full knobby tire options you guys are running?
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[tap] [tap] is this thing on? do i not know the secret handshake or something?
The "which tire" question is as bad as the "which bike" question...everybody will tell you that what they currently have is the best ever
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:07 PM   #2113
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Demo bike for sale

Tasky's in Everett, WA is selling their demo bike for $6500:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcd/3679102956.html


...Which looks like an ok deal if you're still interested in this bike. But does anyone else think it's weird or troublesome that this Husqvarna dealer is selling their demo bike?!

Reading between more lines, seems to me like more indirect evidence that this sweet little bike will not be supported in the future.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:05 PM   #2114
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It was really getting boring around here without the Stefan Pierer business strategy discussions.

All dealers sell their demo bikes, usually after one of two conditions is met: time or mileage.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:27 PM   #2115
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It was really getting boring around here without the Stefan Pierer business strategy discussions.

All dealers sell their demo bikes, usually after one of two conditions is met: time or mileage.
Amen to the above. I bought a demo Tiger 800 from a dealer before many of the preorders were fulfilled to paying customers.
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