Cougar tracks: The Blind Date

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Cowgirl, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    how are the k60s on the asphalt? i'm thinking about a new back tire

    oh and keep the rr coming :D
  2. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    I like them although they have a loud whine at multiples of 45kph. I'm told if you keep them at 32 or 33 psi on pavement that whine is hardly noticeable. I have them pumped up right now but I have 16,000km on them so I don't notice the noise anyway. I still scrape the pegs regularly so they handle pretty well :D In 3 weeks I'll be putting on a new set before I go north - I think they're the best tire for the kind of riding I do.
  3. LAZ 1

    LAZ 1 Adventurer

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    Hey Cowgirl,
    LAZ here, living on Gabriola for the near future.
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    I just put a new set of Heidis on my Vstrom 1000, which usually is loaded with LOTS of weight.
    Only got about 200 Kms on them so far, mostly on the hiway.

    TAYLOR, at the BMS shop said the BMW guys were getting better performance on the hiway with the Heidi pressure up closer to 40 PSI. I am running MORE PRESSURE in the Heidis on the VEE than I did on my Wee, and I noticed the Heidi howl is much more subdued. But I didn't like the way they felt on HOT/DRY tar snakes, or on loose gravel on the ashphalt. Possibly just the mould release wax wearing off, but I may drop down a few PSI to see what happens.

    I'd rather have more traction, even if it means more howl.
    [;{)
  4. mtn-bike

    mtn-bike Adventurer

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    Cowgirl - That was an awsome RR!! Those places are a long way from New Hampshire and I may never see them in real time but it's almost like I was there....:clap


    IIf anyone in the Northeast has a KLR with bags for sale I might be able to help them accomplish their goal.....and confirm my addiction.
  5. DirtReeper

    DirtReeper Been here awhile

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    Looking like this will be a fun one! and considering your destination is in my back yard im going to have to finish this :evil
  6. rogueriderer

    rogueriderer LOL at Seriousness

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    Nicely done RR! :clap
  7. SMURPH

    SMURPH Smartass

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    Great RR! That WR250 X or R is one terrific machine. I would love to add one to the collection when finances permit.
  8. Redbuddha

    Redbuddha Adventurer

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    But excellent ride report. If only I could get the young lady I met to at least get on the back of the bike, sigh!
  9. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Thank you!
    Get her to read a few of the ride reports on here, it might inspire her!
  10. VikB

    VikB Been here awhile

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    Read the RR and I think I saw your bike here in Sidney BC today when I was grabbing lunch at Save On Foods. :clap

    I was on the black and white KLR.
  11. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Hi!! Yes indeed, that was me. I'm in the process of moving back to Sidney :D
  12. SimonUK

    SimonUK Grumpy old bugger

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    Just read the entire RR. Excellent stuff and thank you for compiling it.
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