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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by bellbear, Jul 29, 2008.
That's a good looking bike. I sure miss mine.
Yea, I should have kept mine too. Good bike for it's intended purpose. I think KTM took a step backwards with the 690. If they could have just put the new motor in a slightly updated 640 chassis, I would have bought one.
I'm somewhere in between, with some love of the 950 Adventure mixed in. I'd like a 650 V-twin rally bike; something like the original Honda Transalp. KTM appears to be moving towards a Superduke/Adventure 1190, which just doesn't interest me at all. I want a road-worthy rally bike. The 950 is a little large for trails through the woods, and thumpers are a little small for travel. Why don't manufacturers make that bike somewhere in the middle???
I would be all over that too. I like my 990 but the 640 was a lot more fun in the gravel.
Grats on the new bike Levi. Still think your dad should swing through Colorado Springs and pick those speakers up for me...they are only 96lbs a piece!
haha not sure if they will fit, not only will he be getting my bike but he will have his new to him CBX on it. They just passed Vail Colorado actually, got an early start this morning. I am looking forward to some more pictures/vids of the bike when he picks it up!
Anybody thinking of going to the Swinging Bridges ride in Missouri in May???
I'm thinking about going but would prefer to have somebody to ride with down and back. I'm in West Des Moines.
I would like to but I would need my TKC80s on before then...
I think I'm going to order Heidenau K60 Scouts next. They look pretty good overall. I currently have a good Scorpion rear, but my front it trash.
I run K60s on the Tenere
My boy runs Mefos on his 990
I got 14,000 out of my last rear K60
They are good but could be better, they really get flat treadded.
Start looking like snow tires
Do you run the K60s, or the K60 Scouts. The Scouts look a little more aggressive, but they also don't really have a lot a tread depth from what I can see. 14K on a rear. That's a lot in my book!
Naw, but the tenere would be great on the two track!
And yes, im still here!
Love to do some iowa rides this year on the big bike. Maybe i could strap 125 on the back on the tenere for more offroad options.
Anyone going to SLAP in Arkansas this May? I'm riding down from NW Iowa on a DL1000. Would enjoy some company.
I'm running the K60 Scouts, I think that is the only one made in 150-70-17 tubeless , That is good life for a rear tire, lets see that would last me about 3 months. I got 20,000 out of my K60 front, but it wasn't really shot when I changed it. Just not up to a full trip at any wild minute I might take off.
How do the mefo's compare to the K60's?
And since you all know, where is the best priced place to get these lil' jewels?
CJRacer has 'em. www.cjdesignsllc.com
Eric gets about 12,000 miles[I think, I'm pretty sure, Maybe, I need to ask him] out of a rear Mefo and they are a little more aggressive than the K60 in the 150-17 but Mefo does not make the tubeless 150-70-17
I just google the tire and pick the best price.
I just called Eric and he said the rear mefo will do 10,000 and the fronts are good for 11,000.
Can anyone suggest a decent lasting rear dual sport tire for me? I need a 160/ 60-17 size. I had a Pirelli MT 60r and only got 5,000 or so out of it.
Scooter, I'm looking at the Heidenau because of how long it is supposed to last. Here's a linky to an article of guys who rode them to Alaska: http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/heidenau-k60-scout-tires-a-review-on-a-big-bike/ I have no experience with them yet, but they sure sound like they will work pretty well.
Yeah, I looked on that page, but the closest shown to my size was 150/ 50-17. I'd love to try one of those, but I don't think I can squeeze it. LOL!!!!!