ACT ADV Riders Thread...Discover the ACT and surrounds

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  1. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Thanks Steve - I just called CMC to check whether it had been ordered, and it's waiting there for me - will pop in tomorrow morning ...

    Keen to try this tyre out - have you run one on something other than your little trials bike? - if so, how did you find it ... ?
  2. BergDonk

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    Not yet. They do get very good reviews for technical trail riding, but maybe not so much for faster open stuff. Not a tyre for sliding about on apparently.

    I got it when I got the Scorpa as its V Rubber Radial had a big cut in it. I since determined it to be faily superficial when I removed it to fit the MT43, so the MT43 came off again. Its done about 10 mins on the Scorpa, and I thought I give it a try on the DR or Berg at some point. Might even suit Sandra on the KLX, but might be a bit too big too. In the meantime, it sits in the shed awaiting fitment to something.

    I'm currently using a 110/18 Motoz Desert HT on the DR and really like it. Because I wanted a 120, and they don't have one, I got a 110 and 130, so the new 130 awaits, (110+130)/2=120. I also have a couple of new Pirelli Scorpion Rally fronts and a couple of Mefo Stonemasters in 130/18 for the DR. And there are some others for other bikes too. Just didn't get around to doing the planned riding over summer. Did manage to get out yesterday for a solo ride up Inaloy, Jerangle, Anembo Rd, Tumanang FT, Jerrabatgulla FT, Jinden Ridge Rd and home. Bit too late for Badja FT. Knee feeling OK so far, just gotta pace it.
  3. Hoots

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    Motoz Desert HT looks good - if the MT43 doesn't work out, I might try one of those before going back to the baseline D606s ...

    Good news re' knee ...

    Your back yard is our big day out ...
  4. BergDonk

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    Twas but 2.5 hrs, and home in the gloom dodging roos.

    You haven't actually ridden around my personal back yard yet. I have some proper gnarly single track to play on here.....
  5. BergDonk

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    Another option a bit 'left field' perhaps is a Sava MC23.
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    http://www.wrp.net.au/sava-dual-sport.html

    Not expensive and the 140 should work OK on the 690. How wide is the rim?

    I used a 120 on the DR and was impressed with its grip and it wore OK too, about the same as a 606. The negative for me was the sidewall height, which is quite short. I had to pull the forks up a bit to get the steering right.

    I haven't tried a front, but know others who have whose judgement I trust who like them.
  6. Hoots

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    Another good option.

    The 690 has 2.5" rear rims.
  7. BergDonk

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    Which is a bit narrow for a 140 I reckon, but has been used no doubt. Choices
  8. Hoots

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    I just fitted a Pirelli MT43 to the back of the 690 and took it for a spin ...

    I put 18psi in it for this first run - mostly hard gravel, with a bit of tar - on other threads, 20psi is considered absolute max - and most people seem to be dual-sporting at 12-15psi - lower of course in gnarly country ...

    After about 250km, the centre run of tread seems to be coming apart ...

    Has anyone local had any experience with these tyres ... ?

    Doesn't look as though it will last very long at this rate - i.e I might be lucky to make it through Thursday's ride ... <!-- / message -->
  9. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Don't like the sound of that!!!!! :eek1
    Cheers
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  10. BergDonk

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    I'm not overly surprised. They are not engineered for heavier bikes and higher speeds. Motoz still here, 1 day left.

    You might get more info over on DBW.
  11. Hoots

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    I did think it was an unusual tyre, but a lot of people on the 690 forums seemed to be keen ...

    I've asked the question there also ...

    It's a bit counterintuitive, but even 18psi might be too much - i.e. forcing a rounded profile and thus putting the centre tread in the firing line - even on hard surfaces (gravel) it might be better to run this one down low, allowing more of the tyre to stay in contact ...

    I'll see if I can dig up any more suggestions before Thursday ...

    PS: thanks for the offer re' Motoz tyre - there was one on the floor in the dirt section of CMC - it was cut in half to demonstrate the Tubliss system - looks like a decent back tyre - but will persevere with this one for now ...
  12. Jdeks

    Jdeks Accepting and supportive of everyones feelings.

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    Gentlemen,

    I come to you in my hour of need.

    My 950 adv has broken down in Canberra, on the eve of my departure to Tugboat Bill's send-off. My water pump seal and balance shaft breather seal have failed

    ProCycle Hornsby has screwed me, saying they could send me the parts when they didn't have them in stock. They say now they'll arrive tomorrow arvo, but I don't trust them, and time is short- I still have to return to Victoria to pack then be back in yass Thursday.

    Does anyone know anyone who might have a spare LC8 water pump shaft seal and balance shaft seal in their shed? I will, of course, pay for them.

    Thanks heaps
  13. stuser

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    oh well when you kill it 1000km in, you can always try a Pirelli Scorpion Rally on the back..... I believe they last a while....

    nice and quick toom, just the way you like it.

    although not sure if they make them in your size....

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521211

    My front is lasting well and gives loads of grip.
  14. BergDonk

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    I'm definitely a fan of the front Scorpion Rally. The DR is on its 2nd or 3rd and I have 2 new ones in the shed. If they work on the Berg, then I have no need for another front for my fleet, except the Scorpa, which has an MT43 on the front. I have tried 606, MT21 and E09 on the DR, and the Scorpion Rally trumps them for wear and grip, although may be a few more $s, excellent fronts on the DR. Rears are untried by me as the sizes don't suit me.
    http://www.linkint.com.au/pirelli_off_road_page.html#tloc
  15. stuser

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    Yeah I notice that Pirelli doesn't have a suitable knobbie for my KLR rear - ie they don't have an 130/80/17 even in the MT21, which seems a bit odd given that's what the bike came with (albeit worn out, and I replaced them without paying attention to what size they were, suspect 120/90).

    But yeah despite being a novice at this game, I'm totally happy with the Rally on the front and can't see me trying anything new.... the rear is more of a mixed bag. While it continues to be dry will be keeping the Pirelli Scorpion Trail on anyway.

    Getting back to Hoots though, hey what about the The MT60R???? That seems to me to be a superior tyre to the MT43.... again, doesn't last too long but excellent grip on varied surfaces by the sound of it...
  16. ferals5

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    no wave again today fati... :fyyff

    even turned the ute around thought you might be going to tanks :wink: but you kept runnin...
  17. hunter_greyghost

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    'white line' fever??? :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  18. havafati

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    Gees mate didn't see ya. I did hear a toot, was that you? I was going to Shane's Car and Cycle shop for some last minute jobs. As Baza said I do tend to get a little pre occupied :lol3



    :wave


    Cheers
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  19. ferals5

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    nah but i gave you the salute out the window and yelled at ya as you crested the hill just there... looked like u headed sth round the corner toward the shire depot.

    :wave
  20. Hoots

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    Tomorrow’s Ride to Jugiong<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Any more takers for tomorrow’s ride to Jugiong ... ?<o:p></o:p>
    We’ll meet up in Gundaroo (outside the shop / PO) at about 8:45 for a 9:00am start ...
    Head by back roads to Dog Trap, then Cavan / Glenrock / Mountain Ck / Drs Flat to Wee J ...<o:p></o:p>
    From there, down to Jugiong for lunch at the Longtrack Pantry ...<o:p></o:p>
    Baza will take over after lunch, and lead us by gravel roads back to Yass ...<o:p></o:p>
    Weather’s good – should be a nice ride ...<o:p></o:p>
    If keen, we’ll see you tomorrow morning in Gundaroo ...
    <o:p>:happay</o:p>