Att Aussie outfit riders...mud and snow tyress

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by 3legs, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Mine was delivered today!:clap
    Thanks 3 legs.
    Thanks Ben at Antique tyres.
    Sure looks more aggressive than the road tyre on it at the moment.

    Now - trip planning....
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  2. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Excellent Ray. Give us a review as soon as you can. I won't be trying mine until the OCR. Hopefully will have mine early next week.

    3legs
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  3. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    no border run for you as a warmup Alex, be nice to catch up for a scotch or two :1drink
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  4. MIXR

    MIXR Been here awhile

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    Mine's arrived, but I missed delivery 'cause I was at work, so they are dropping it off again today. Pity I won't be using it. I need to see how long the new Heidenau rear goes first, and then may do a rear wheel conversion if it's needed. Still not sure about that. I hope someone comes up with a decent wheel and adapter here in Aus, otherwise I'll buy from overseas.
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  5. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Maybe you could follow what LeighSA is doing?

    Some pic, Leigh. Or do I have to come over to do that for you?
    You know - you make the story, I'll just report it. Then everyone thinks it's all mine.:clap
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  6. LeighSA

    LeighSA Been here awhile

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    Smart arse:eek1:eek1
    Got mine all mounted up going to do a dummy set up in the Tiger this weekend. Tyre looks good!
    24 hour Trial not far away now, you sorted out what you are doing or will I have to do that too:clap
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  7. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Now, since when have you known me to be 'sorted out'?

    You know very well that I'll have it tossing around in my head, every now and then (maybe I need to make a list, or should that be a note?) at the last second, which comes at the end of the 11th hour, I'll do the headless chook thing then just manage to scrape through. One day I'll get caught out, sure as bears are catholics and the pope shits in the woods.


    In any event - we need photos, Leigh. You can take them, send them to me & I'll smug em and post em here, if that's what it takes.
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  8. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Got mine today. Looks the goods. Sorry Bulli, I'm not going to the Border run. It's going to take me long enough to get to the OCR without having to go there first (yes I know I'm a woose:lol3).

    Later

    3legs
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  9. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    I'm not going to either.
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  10. pops

    pops Long timer

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    Mine should be here next week .
    Thank you Alex:clap.

    I could have used it on a small ride we did today .

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    Cheers Ian
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  11. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Don't get you knickers all stretched you blokes. This is LeighSA's mock up in the back of his Tiger 900.

    He'll fill in the details whenhegetsaroundtuit.

    Yes, it will look trick but function always comes first.:deal
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  12. MIXR

    MIXR Been here awhile

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    I like that! Very nice indeed. Thinking, thinking, spending, spending!
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  13. pops

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    First ride with the new tyres ,so much better .
    Thank you Alex .:clap:clap

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    Some Traction at last

    Cheers Ian
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  14. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Good work Ian. Bloody hell you can really see the difference compared to the front wheel. Hopefully they will last at least 10000 km, that will at least make them worth the wait.

    Won't be trying mine until the OCR.

    Later

    3legs
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  15. pops

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    I was going to do the same Alex.


    But we have had some good rain here and we are going on a ride tomorrow ,up near Blinman on the back roads. :clap

    Cheers Ian
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  16. Rockman

    Rockman Been here awhile

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    Any comments on these tyres on dirt roads. I'm heading out through SW Qld in August then down through Birdsville, Innamincka etc with couple of blokes on solos. The "Plan" is to follow the Diamantina River.
    Options are to either use a BMW wheel with a knobby tyre or the 15" so I'm after opinions on them in sand, and mud, and rocks....
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  17. darki

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  18. darki

    darki n00b

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    giday mate,i would be very interested in afew of these tyers,am building a kwaka 1600 vulcan outfit with a sidecar wheel drive (only for use in lower gears).hope i'm not to late,i have only just joined the madness on this site,cheers:clap
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  19. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    G'day Darki

    Give Ben at Antique tyres a ring. I'm not sure if he has any left but no harm in asking. Tell him you are from the ADVRIDER site and he will know what you are talking about.

    Depending on how the others like the tyre and how long they last we may do another bulk order at a later date but I doubt it will be in the next 6 months.

    3legs
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  20. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    I've put mine on.
    Heading off in the morning for SA and it's been raining constantly around here all day.

    Will be giving Trek a bit of a mixed workout. Bitumen, gravel, some sand and I expect some mud - particularly in the forest between Tocumwal & Deniliquin. Bit sandy further west. All joined by that hard black stuff.

    Starting out with 30psi in it.

    The bloke that fitted did comment that it has very soft sidewalls.

    Watch this space, amongst others.

    Oh yeah. It starts with 9mm tread depth.

    Edit: Don't expect the assessment any time soon. I had to cancel my trip at the 11th hour. Bike was ready, I was keen as, weather was improving. But shit sometimes happens. Now I need to find somewher to ride it to at least give it a test run.
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