Knobbs & Cushions??

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Dragon43, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    Where would be the recommended place to order or buy knobbies for my 77 K-1000? Getting a spare set of wheels from a friend to mount the knobbies on so I don't have to damage my cast wheels.

    Also, what - where do I find the butt cheeks support Doc told me about that uses 2 liter pop bottles of extra gas? He tole me once but I lost the paper and I can't remember.

    Prolly going to lose the faring/windshield some fender stuff and put a splash deflector on the bottom of a sorta front fender to keep rocks & water off me and the engine from the front wheel ..

    So what is the favorite place to spend the $$$$?
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  2. JV

    JV What?

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    I've been buying my internet tires from DennisKirk.com

    If you go over $100 shipping is free. There is a $5 per tire charge for some reason though.
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  3. SAFETYFIFTH

    SAFETYFIFTH Let's Rip Lip!

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    You could also try chaparral. They have great prices.
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  4. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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  5. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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  6. SAFETYFIFTH

    SAFETYFIFTH Let's Rip Lip!

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    ya rocky mtn is awesome too.
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  7. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    Thanks guys. That all helps.
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  8. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    So, why not apply that ~$500 to a dirt bike?
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  9. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    Yeah.... But I'm 66 yr old and weigh 350#...... :cry

    So a 650 you say and Zfish knows of one in KCK for $800 but still prolly got to buy tires an ????

    Front & rear tires + tubes for $160 - $200 total for the Kaw. I can sew up a sweet cheeks myself with material at hand I think. No tag, tax or Ins. to buy. I do not plan to wheelie through creeks or do 'trials' on big rocks nor drag it over dead falls. I am getting the extra wheels for free and hope to have a cheap bash plate made up. :D

    Plus I live 3 hours from where Doc & the guys ride and I look really silly on a 250 even though they will carry me but jeez, that would be really embariskin..... Will mostly ride South of the Arkansas River unless I can overnight up there some. Really kinda far for a day trip for this old man.

    Living on Social Security means I have to plan & figure & work around & scrounge and stuff & such. LOL :huh

    Maybe some day if the wife gets lucky with the Lotto...... :lol3
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  10. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    I just ordered a new IRC TR1 from these folks.
    http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/
    First order so we'll see how it goes.

    I like Rockymountainatv too.

    Ok where do I find those mirrors that will fold flat? I broke mine some hold last weekend.

    Sorry for the Highjack DragQueen. :lol3
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  11. JV

    JV What?

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    My first dual sport tire order was from American but after paying with credit card I found out the tires were out of stock, three days later. Sort of a hassle to get it credited back to me and that was my last order with them. I started using Dennis Kirk because it shows how many tires of the type I am looking at BEFORE ordering. Peace of mind to me that I know the tire will ship and if ordered before a certain time of day it will ship that day.

    No affiliation...blah, blah, blah.
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  12. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    :::::: simper ::::: that's alright dear !!!!!!! :wink:
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  13. wswartzwel

    wswartzwel Unsafe at any speed

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    Cyclegear in Little Rock has competitive prices.

    Dwight at Mainline Cycle used to keep a pretty good variety of tires too.
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  14. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    what tires and what size are you after Dragon?
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  15. wswartzwel

    wswartzwel Unsafe at any speed

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    Yes what size?

    I may have some good used ones you can have for free.
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  16. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    Free is goot! :D
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  17. SAFETYFIFTH

    SAFETYFIFTH Let's Rip Lip!

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    i could use some free tires:D
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  18. wswartzwel

    wswartzwel Unsafe at any speed

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    Well..... Dragon overpaid his last bill in my shop and told me to spend it on my trip to Colorado... So I kinda owe him. :deal
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  19. SAFETYFIFTH

    SAFETYFIFTH Let's Rip Lip!

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    what shop do you own?
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  20. wswartzwel

    wswartzwel Unsafe at any speed

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    ALL SPORTS Tune & Repair
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