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Old 01-09-2011, 10:14 AM   #2071
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Thinking about a tdm but I've never ridden one.
How do they compare to say a KLR650 or DL1000 (Vstrom)?
Are they light? Are they torquey?

What can you tell me about them so I don't have to drive a long way to decide I don't like them?
I'd be keeping it on road and well maintained gravel.
Thanks!
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:53 AM   #2072
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greets from Frankonia near Nuermberg.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:00 PM   #2073
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Thanks Greek-Tinos... will find out more info from him

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Is gone cost you less than this.

If you insist contact

http://www.spiliotis.gr/

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Old 01-09-2011, 11:16 PM   #2074
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Hi,

greets from Frankonia near Nuermberg.
Hello Frank.

Welcome to ADV-TDM riders.

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Old 01-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #2075
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We are getting good feedback for offroad rides among friends and there were 19 bikes turn up last weekend.

photos are here

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=4728...158711187491373


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWzSl-hG7YY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AplAsun9dU

Slippery terrain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNTjHK8j2Ic

Heading out of Part 1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsKdHo_-fTk

Funny moments....Bobby (TDM rider) on his 1st dirtbike XL200..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfd7tTfnfKU

We continue the recce..this is how to clean your TDM...kmax will teach...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upoMN9-s2fI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY8ipMAVYOg

We thought this route would be ideal for our next trail session

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XtUP2T69Hc

This is the enduro race route.which was blocked by some fallen logs.
We got around the log on fresh trails

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzwTiBjId1s

This is the drop zone.the S10 doing it.With all the teamwork...every difficult obstacles along the way is do-able.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dbqOOcaGkg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUZTVY2QaCo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4uZY-4NkBM







It's a mudfest

\

Eat My Dirt




inccubus aka Fadly.





Check out here.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/AJs-fr...7491373?v=wall

groupshot



i had better control in mud. (never fall yesterday)



Hafiz cannot find his stock windshield
so he came without tall windshield





second part.. nusajaya, near putri harbour



it was pretty aggressive slope







in nusa enduro trail route
met road block



bobby and new toy XL200 made it through



big tenere made it through





jimmy helped with TDM



AJ's turn







there's another obsticle...

sudden drop





here's my turn





we made it





AJ's turn







oops...



some bike went for reccee and stuck





since there are lots of bike went to queue at bike wash Andre and me went to check out another bike wash.. and there was





check out the CF belly cover

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Old 01-10-2011, 10:10 AM   #2076
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Rear tire - gripster?

So I've got that TDM with a bold rear tires,
and I've got that Avon Gripster 130-17 laying in the garage...

I know that's 2 size down from stock, but the gripster is larger than usual for a 130...

anyone did that before? The bike is used only for city driving about 4 miles each way, 35-40mph max.

I'm listening...
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:59 AM   #2077
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Hi there guys,

I saw some of you tried the Avon Distanzias on the 900 and many of you ride dual sport tires in general. As I've rode only street tires by now (Conti Road Attack) and I've just had enough of getting stuck on mud and preying each time I went soft-offroad not to rain... I am seriously considering going for an on/off combo. My questions would be:

1. What do you think about this setup?
FRONT: 120/80-18 TL Pirelli MT60 (simple, not "RS Corsa"), with raised fender
REAR: 160/60-17 TL Avon Distanzia
I am thinking that MT60 might be a better solution for the front tire, at least on dirt roads. Street wise I suppose it wouldn't make much difference from the Avon. Any thoughts? I was surprised not to see anybody tried this one so far.

2. What should I expect on the asphalted road from this kind of tires? I also do some "street touring" each ear... at least 15-20k km and I do like the twisties! Would these serious affect my handling or ride-comfort on long trips and moderate speed? I am kind of worried about this, I must admit. I don't want to do any extreme / Rossi stuff, just... you know... ride and feel good.

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So I've got that TDM with a bold rear tires,
and I've got that Avon Gripster 130-17 laying in the garage...

I know that's 2 size down from stock, but the gripster is larger than usual for a 130...
I can't see your TDM model, but can you tell what size are the tires exactly and also what's your rim's width?
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:52 AM   #2078
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G'Day LinX.
The 160/60/17 is going to be a very tight fit between the hugger and swing arm especialy once you pick up a bit of mud build up.
The 150/70/17 69h is closer than enough.

I have not been too sure of mixing up tire brands and sizes of front and rear. As you are aware tyre companies design tyre's in combination to get best drive and stear. My opinion is when ever possible try to fish from at least the same brand/modle of tyre.

I would like to hear more on the aspect as I'm sure others have been down that path on this and other bikes and I would like their feed back for my own knowledge.

Having said that I use two rear Distanzia tyres. 150/70/17 on the back and a 120/80/18 S62 on the front. But run backwards. They are the same tread pattern and very similar in mass. I ride hundreds of miles of dirt each trip and 1600+km on tar trips regularly without troubles. And I do hook in a bit. Rain ,wet tar or wet gravel are fine. Sand as long as the air is down to 20pis and greasy black soil I'm afraid the show is let down by me. Not the tyres or the bike.

The 120/80/18 will require the gaurd to be lifted . You'll only get about
25mm without cutting the gaurd. I have not cut the gaurd. I would sudjest modification by a hydralic fitter to split the brake line way up high so if you need to you can remove tha f/gaurd with out exposing the OEM brake line that runs over the gaurd.

The 25mm lift can be done with the original hoses.
Hope that answered some of your questions.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:37 AM   #2079
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Good day to you too, Gateman and thanks for the answer!
What I haven't noticed from your post is whether I should worry with this kind of tires' behavior on asphalted road's, twisties and such or not.

I do understand your point with the 150/70, I thought at that as well as I'd have more options on that size, but the main reason for me to stay with the 160/60 would be that I have to do the tehnical inspection (don't know how you say that in english) this year, and if those guys won't be so nice, I'll have to change both tires with the ones I curently have in order to pass the inspection. And after that, change them again... So if I keep the rear legal, I simplify things a bit. If that's a must, I would go for the 150/70, but is it? I saw iz4dja mounting the rear on original size and looked fine to me. Don't know how that would look in a tough mud situation, but I don't intend to do that kind of off-road too often.

(iz4dja's rear 160/60 Distanzia:)


About the swing arm clearance:


Regarding the mixing of different tire brands, I suppose it's not that ok, but I don't know if that's the thing that should get me worried, since I'm going to run a reversed rear tire on front, diagonal, kind of knobied and with limited speed index... :) Some of us even run a tubetype without any tube, so...

As the front fender goes, I guess the 25mm raise should be enough, since the wheel will get prob. about 12-15mm higher. Modifying the brake line sounds a bit complicated, but I'll keep that in mind, thx.


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Old 01-16-2011, 09:16 AM   #2080
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That's front page material there!

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Old 01-17-2011, 02:31 AM   #2081
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LinX mate. You will have no issues with this style of tyre on most road rides. I have had these tyres forgive some dumb ass stuff on the black top and got away with things some bikes in my group have come unstuck on.
All and any tyres will have a point of no return. No doubt these will have some point they will reach. I put these type of tyres on this bike at 17,000 odd km and the bike turned 50,000 a couple of months back without any issues. I will be continue to fit these tyres on this bike. It makes sence for what I ride on.

I run 40psi on both ends for running on the tar and down as low as 20psi for dirt.

These tyres do not like low preasure with weight. They square off quicksmart and run very hot on tar at low air preasure.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:15 AM   #2082
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That's front page material there!
Thx... I guess :) A friend of mine took the photo. Still, it's just a flooded road in south Bulgaria, nothing that extreme. It was fun for us though, as we did a small photo shoot.

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LinX mate. You will have no issues with this style of tyre on most road rides. I have had these tyres forgive some dumb ass stuff on the black top and got away with things some bikes in my group have come unstuck on.
Much appreciated. I'll get back with some photos and feedback after I'll try out the front one first. I've just ordered a MT60 for front but I'll wait for the weather to get better.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:53 AM   #2083
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That's very nice photo LinX

i am using pirelli MT60 on front and Anakee2 on rear..

not sure about the size though, been using over a year.

normal road condition is good, able to take twisties and corners well and handling on mud is great too..

so what's the drawback... it suffers on top speed. bike wobbles above 170kmh and not able to take highway bends at high speed (above 150kmh)

dirt and mud photos has been posted above.. and LinX... good way to check out the wheel clearance..

i tried before (unintentionally)

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #2084
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I bought myself a birthday present;

And here it is.........






These were taken on the ride back to Adelaide, South Australia, after picking it up in Moe, Gippsland, Victoria.


In all, about 1,150 km in just over a days riding. Through some flooded country in western Victoria which the bike handled easily. Unbelievably well mannered and comfortable. I can safely say I am in love with my new toy.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:59 PM   #2085
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G'day and welcome.

A nice looking bike, your going to have a ball....
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