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Old 03-03-2013, 11:04 PM   #2161
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I may be looking up Lior when I get there. I adjusted my F800gs to the "new" valve specs that are looser than the original specs. Now I have a lot more valve train noise. Can't get a straight answer from the dealer.
If that is the case, I'd recommend highly giving him a call before the rally, like this week... Here is the link to his site...
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:18 PM   #2162
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Got my bike back from Lior couple of weeks ago also bought a D606 from him and mounted it myself, still have not had time to test it out
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:23 PM   #2163
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If that is the case, I'd recommend highly giving him a call before the rally, like this week... Here is the link to his site...
Macadamia is a nut

But good advice I'm sure Lior wants to get some rides in too
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #2164
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Got my bike back from Lior couple of weeks ago also bought a D606 from him and mounted it myself, still have not had time to test it out
I had a rear D606 chunk really badly on my G650X Challenge right after I bought it. The place I bought it from said it was probably a bad batch of tires and gave me a new one. I think it may have had something to do with sustained speeds on the freeway and running slightly low in pressure. I loved it in the dirt, btw... YMMV
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:38 PM   #2165
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:22 AM   #2166
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I had a rear D606 chunk really badly on my G650X Challenge right after I bought it. The place I bought it from said it was probably a bad batch of tires and gave me a new one. I think it may have had something to do with sustained speeds on the freeway and running slightly low in pressure. I loved it in the dirt, btw... YMMV
I bought a front
Hope there were no problems with those
I don't hit freeway speeds unless I have a strong wind at my back and I'm going downhill

Good to know though
I will bring the old one just in case
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:48 AM   #2167
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I am riding a DRZ400 desperately need new tires before the trip and I have so far only used Dunlop D606 and now Michellin T63 for front and rear. They are pretty similar tires and I barely get 3000 miles out of them for the price it's kind of high because I'm not an aggressive rider and still a noob. I was wondering if the Shinko 244 would work in Death Valley because of the sandy washes I've been hearing about?
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:06 AM   #2168
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I am riding a DRZ400 desperately need new tires before the trip and I have so far only used Dunlop D606 and now Michellin T63 for front and rear. They are pretty similar tires and I barely get 3000 miles out of them for the price it's kind of high because I'm not an aggressive rider and still a noob. I was wondering if the Shinko 244 would work in Death Valley because of the sandy washes I've been hearing about?
Real knobby tires work best for sand. Period.

For that style of tire the IRC is the best one. None of them are good off road, they are a road-biased dualsport tire. Can suit on the rear of a dualsport, almost anything will work on the rear as long as it will get you going. But the front will washout like a mofo.

I run the T63 on the back of my TE630, it's good, but the front has very short knobs and is pretty marginal for true offroad, prone to washouts as well. I'd nod to a T63 for the back, but stick with a 606 for the front, or even better, Michelin desert (my new fav), Pirelli Scorpion Rally (old fav), or even the mid-hard scorpion. You want real knobbies for out there, IMHO.

BTW, none of them are long-wearing. If you're getting 3K you're doing really good. Rears only last me about 2K. But I don't run them to the carcass - once the knobs get about 3/16's I replace them for a new fresh one.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #2169
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The MT43 (rear) lasts well and does just fine in the sand.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #2170
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If that is the case, I'd recommend highly giving him a call before the rally, like this week... Here is the link to his site...
Yeah, get that taken care of Ratch, so you don't have to ride my XT225
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:55 AM   #2171
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T63 change to a Michelin Desert?

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Real knobby tires work best for sand. Period.

For that style of tire the IRC is the best one. None of them are good off road, they are a road-biased dualsport tire. Can suit on the rear of a dualsport, almost anything will work on the rear as long as it will get you going. But the front will washout like a mofo.

I run the T63 on the back of my TE630, it's good, but the front has very short knobs and is pretty marginal for true offroad, prone to washouts as well. I'd nod to a T63 for the back, but stick with a 606 for the front, or even better, Michelin desert (my new fav), Pirelli Scorpion Rally (old fav), or even the mid-hard scorpion. You want real knobbies for out there, IMHO.
i am currently running Michelin T63 in the Front and the (non DOT) Dunlop GeoMax-71 in the rear. I really like the geomax MX 71 really hooks up well on loose terrain. My front is getting worn. Should i change out to Michelin Desert or put on a D606 or a GeoMax 71.

I am trying to stay away from pavement so i don't chunk up the rear tire and keeping the bike more 80/20 dirt/road.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #2172
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Yeah, get that taken care of Ratch, so you don't have to ride my XT225
Ouch
Yeh you wouldn't want to do that unless that's the only bike you have available

Better than nothing though
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:31 PM   #2173
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