Looking for some Ottawa area riders (BMW or otherwise)

Discussion in 'Canada' started by dialdn, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. canridertj

    canridertj CANRIDER

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    I've heard lots of good things about the tkc80's....what about the Karoo T's?...premier cycle has quoted me a very good price on a set of these......I've never ridden with knobbies before so I don't know what a good tire is or not..I'm just going from my experience with roads tires..that's one reason I'm thinking the Karoo T's....going on Metzler reputation.....thanks for the advice.....looking forward to the trip...
  2. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Don't know about the Ks but he tkc works well on the GSA and provides good traction on and off road and wears well. Others will likely chime in with more info on tires. I am running Anakees right now and really like them. The don't work well in mud though.
  3. Quantis

    Quantis Been here awhile

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    I just finished off a set of Karoos. I was actually very impressed. I only had the rear, but it lasted all summer and I did thousands of KMs on them. I figure probably the same distances as a set of tkc80s but for lest cost.
  4. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  5. Quantis

    Quantis Been here awhile

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  6. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Looking for a small used DS, 250cc or less suitable for a new rider in the 5' 6" range. Rider is my lovely wife he has just gotten her license. Appreciate any leads on the standard Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki and Suzuki motos.

    Really looking for a bike to help build confidence that will be primarily used on dirt roads and dirt road like trails with the occasional jaunt down secondary roads.
  7. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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  8. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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  9. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Still for sale then...room to negotiate. :wink: Anyone know if there is an after-market option for a bigger tank for that bike?


  10. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Would a 640 Adventure tank fit?
  11. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Stephanie talked me into replying to the ad. Didn't need much talking, mind. If I buy it, I'll keep the DR until the KTM proves itself reliable.
  12. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    If you could fit a 20L after market tank of some kind and an 8" Trail Tech race light, that would be a sweet set up!
  13. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    you know Mike,, there will be an uncontrolable urge to shorten the time between idle and WIDE OPEN THROTTLE...:deal:lol3

    Its just an orange thing I guess....:freaky:lol3
  14. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I know - I rode your 690, remember?

    I'm willing to give the KTM thing a try.
  15. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    So, the DR isn't ever gonna be for sale, huh? :D
  16. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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  17. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Hmm.

    Maybe I could put the DR engine into the KTM rolling chassis.
  18. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    :scratch:nono



  19. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    What?? Sacrilege!

    :eek1

    :arg
  20. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    To which company?