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Old 02-17-2014, 09:20 AM   #76
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So is the 690 a "better" bike that the XR for this type of gig?
Faster, more abusable, sucks up terrain, etc...
Just totally curious, not suggesting anything.
I think so?

I haven't got to ride the 690 much because of snow. Looking at the stats I think it will be. Compared to the XR650L I was riding the 690 should have more poop, much better suspenders and it weighs less.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:13 PM   #77
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I will be taking off work on that Friday to head over. If i bring a Penske Truck with my bike and weekend crap stuffed in the back, anyone want to split costs or tag along? Yeah, I could load the Tenere down with crap and drive it, but for such a long period of time to be there the whole weekend, I want an area in the truck that might actually be dry. I can bring a grill too!!!

I am planning on DS ride on saturday only at this time. I don't want to bash the hell out of the Tenere for the ADV race. I have never done anything like that before. I will be installing Scorpian Rally on the front, don't know yet about rear tire. Would a BigBlock be good enough?

Oh, I will look to get a spot near the PSSOR ADV area as well.


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Old 02-18-2014, 05:02 PM   #78
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I will be taking off work on that Friday to head over. If i bring a Penske Truck with my bike and weekend crap stuffed in the back, anyone want to split costs or tag along? Yeah, I could load the Tenere down with crap and drive it, but for such a long period of time to be there the whole weekend, I want an area in the truck that might actually be dry. I can bring a grill too!!!

I am planning on DS ride on saturday only at this time. I don't want to bash the hell out of the Tenere for the ADV race. I have never done anything like that before. I will be installing Scorpian Rally on the front, don't know yet about rear tire. Would a BigBlock be good enough?

Oh, I will look to get a spot near the PSSOR ADV area as well.


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I think the importance of your tire choice will really come down to how wet it is. I'm having a hard time deciding on what tires to ride. I have a mostly worn out rear tire that I might ride down on and then just spoon on a new dirt forcused tire at the event.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:11 PM   #79
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I will be taking off work on that Friday to head over. If i bring a Penske Truck with my bike and weekend crap stuffed in the back, anyone want to split costs or tag along? Yeah, I could load the Tenere down with crap and drive it, but for such a long period of time to be there the whole weekend, I want an area in the truck that might actually be dry. I can bring a grill too!!!

I am planning on DS ride on saturday only at this time. I don't want to bash the hell out of the Tenere for the ADV race. I have never done anything like that before. I will be installing Scorpian Rally on the front, don't know yet about rear tire. Would a BigBlock be good enough?

Oh, I will look to get a spot near the PSSOR ADV area as well.


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For most of us in this class, suspension will be the limiting factor not tires. I ran Dunlop 606 last year and it was great. I could have just as easily used a Big Block, TKC 80 or even a K60 without any issues. I slid down some greasy hills but anything short of studded would have done the same.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:31 PM   #80
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Whichever tire you choose, plan on thrashing it. I witnessed a brand new Michelin knobbie that had entire knobs ripped off at the end of the poker run last year.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:10 PM   #81
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For most of us in this class, suspension will be the limiting factor not tires. I ran Dunlop 606 last year and it was great. I could have just as easily used a Big Block, TKC 80 or even a K60 without any issues. I slid down some greasy hills but anything short of studded would have done the same.
Konflict did My front forks last year, and shock should be in any day from Touratech, the Explorer HP. Really leaning towards Scorpian Rally front.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:15 PM   #82
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Konflict did My front forks last year, and shock should be in any day from Touratech, the Explorer HP. Really leaning towards Scorpian Rally front.
I used a scorpion rally both front and rear, they worked great. I'm sure just about any semi-fresh knobby will be fine.
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Um,...thanks for your help, Luke.
That should make it muuuuch easier to find....

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Old 02-18-2014, 08:40 PM   #84
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That should make it muuuuch easier to find....

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Old 02-18-2014, 11:04 PM   #85
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Whichever tire you choose, plan on thrashing it. I witnessed a brand new D606 that had entire knobs ripped off at the end of the poker run last year.
That was a Michelin dirt tire and yeah it was junk after that weekend, dont forget the 16 penny nail that I picked up . Good thing I had extra heavy duty tubes
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Yeah, forgot about the nail.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:00 AM   #87
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Yeah, forgot about the nail.
Speaking of flat tires, if you get a flat tire do you plan on changing it right then and there or limp it back to the road for a pickup? Words of wisdom from past experiences?
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:13 AM   #88
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I was lucky, it didnt go flat. The nail was half way in the tire at an angle the parallel to the tube and inner wall of the tire. I took it down to one of the vendors and for $10 he dismounted and looked it over and put it back together. I just had to pack it the 1/4 mile to him and wait the 3 hours. I would say on the trail for me it would depend how far out I was. I run 2 wheel locks on the back wheel so I would probably just keep going if I was close to the exit or start. Halfway back I would fix it. On the front you just stop and fix it.
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Thanks, I tried to ride a front flat on a gravel road a few years ago. It pretty much tried to throw me off every minute until it won. I learned...
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One great thing about the K60's. I rode some on the highway with zero PSI. It didn't pop the beat until I slowed down and turned at the stoplight. Pretty stout, but not aggressive enough for the DS ride.
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