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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by flux_capacitor, Feb 6, 2006.
Those are Moose Racing 2" risers - 7/8" to 1-1/8"
How well are those supposed to wear anyway, decent mileage? Better than a TKC 80 I'm sure.
I expect they'll wear about like a Mefo. This is the first front and rear set of Heideneaus I've run, but I used to run the Mefos all the time and get 12K miles from the front and about 6-7K miles from the rear.
The tread pattern of the rear looks nearly identical to the same size 140/80-18 I was running on my Super Enduro. The front tread pattern is slightly different than the front Mefo, but I think it handles better both on pavement and on gravel. Neither is much fun in the sloppy stuff.
This set will have around 2,500 miles on them by this afternoon and I'd say the rear is about 1/3 gone. Front is less than 1/4 worn.
FWIW, I only ran TKC80s once on this Dakar - the previous owner had just put a set on when I bought it with 4K miles on it. Those lasted around 3,500 miles and at that mileage the front was so cupped its profile looked like a circular saw blade. I never much liked their handling charactistics on this bike, although on my 12GS they seemed much better.
Having put over 70K miles on this Dakar, I've tried many, many tire types and by far the Mefos were the best overall. But they've gotten much more pricey, so I thought I'd give these Heideneaus a try since they're also German-made, have similar characteristics and cost about 1/3 less.
Here's a couple of my bike. They're from a trip I did last year from California through NV, ID, MT, WA,OR, and back home. Here's the RIde Report if you're interested? http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php?topic=2165.0
Some recent pics of my '01.
Here's my Funduro;
Somewhere in Texas...
Like an hour ago, 35kms of heavy rain, wind, hail, thunders...
Nice, don't see many of them being tricked out
Thanks, I just did the condo 750 on it. She's a bit battered right now.
Have had my Schlingel for about 2 years now, went off-roading for the first time yesterday. great fun, we will do it again -
Yep, my bike is/was a 2000 F650GS. As you can see it got the full Touratech Oryx Enduro Kit though, so there's not much left other than the main frame, motor, airbox, oil tank and the radiator.
Heres mine on a recent outing. With a 15 in the front and a 49 in the back it hauls the missus and I around in the mud 2up right well. With 32,000 miles its gonna need shocks soon however.
Dont tell GSBS but that is his Dakar seat on there and I dont think the mud will ever come out.
those kits are so nice but expensive!
I didnt pay more than what a twin spark ABS Dakar would've run me.
I bought the bike used by the way (it was already equipped with the Oryx Kit)
It needed and still needs some attention as it was in a terrible optical and partially technical shape, but other than that, well worth it
thats about the only way i could afford the kit is if it was on a bike already, nice looking and light weight, cant get better than that!
Same for me...I couldnt afford a Kit thats actually more expensive than what the bike was sold for brand new
Butz there have been 2 Oryx bikes for sale within 4 weeks here in germany, one came from a guy who works for TT (this one even had the infamous alloy swing ) and the one I got...mine needed some work, but the other one would have been too expensive for me as well (it is virtually brand new) and well....the guy who bought it is a friend of mine anyways
Any pics of the swing arm? I thought they all cracked or would crack.
Mine does not have the alloy one (the alloy swing offered 280 mm of travel, instead of 250 mm, but after the Dakar Rally, Touratech destroyed the remaining 4 dozen of those swings they had and offered replacements to their customers).
Here are some pics of the one my buddy got though:
EDIT: Here's a pic I snapped a few weeks ago ( this is one of 2 or 3 of the original 5 Factory Rally bikes Touratech still owns, my mate with Oryx owns one of those, too)
I linked it cause of the high resolution.