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Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Run a bead of gray around the circumference and swipe with yer finger, pushing the excess into the cracks - perfect bead.
  2. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Turned a 50mm poly riser into a long tool tube to accommodate a 400mm tyre lever, bike prop, assorted long cable ties and other long things. Double sided Velcro helps prevent lid from accidentally unscrewing. The cap for the poly riser can be hard to undo sometimes. Adding a dose of graphite powder to the threads helps. Cost approx. $25.
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  3. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    30 litre Safari tank and front indicators. Any inovative ideas out there? Or do I just make up some alu brackets?

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  4. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    I'm sure the Safari tank came with altered indicator brackets, if bought new from them...
  5. Anthiron

    Anthiron Been here awhile

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    Hi, I'm Nick.

    Just bought an 07 DR650SE for adventure. I'm on the Sunshine Coast QLD.

    Has airbox mod, rejet, throttle slide spring clipped, Renthal bars, bark busters, 33lt Safari tank, FMF Q4 pipe, aftermarket seat, fender brace, windscreen, after market front rotor and B&B bashplate.
    26K on the clock, motor feels fresh and isn't burning any oil. Really like the bike.

    My plan is to do a few little things to setup for long distance touring on dirt. Will likely order the Britannia Lynx R fairing kit and fit a center stand.

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  6. Hoges

    Hoges Adventurer

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    I just used the stock DR indicator brackets and just turned them upside down and put them on opposite sides and they work perfectly.
    The ones Safari supply put the indicators on a angle to clear the tank and they look silly.
  7. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    Dog checking the tyres. Nice bike. Have fun

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  8. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    Gents,

    Do MT21 front tyres have a whine to them at high speed on tarmac.
    First time I have had them up at highway speed today and the front end had a real whine going on. I was thinking "WTF is that noise???". Then i remembered i had swapped tyres and was thinking maybe the MT21s have a whine to them at speed?

    I have had 4wd tyres that were pretty noisey in the past. Similar noise.

    Under 70kph. Nothing.
    Over 70 it starts and gets louder as I go faster.

    FWIW, these are the knobbiest tyres i have ever had. No experience at all with their noises!
  9. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    A lot of knobbies do whine. I cant say definitely about the MT21 though

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  10. Anthiron

    Anthiron Been here awhile

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    MT21s do have a whine. It will be your Tyres.

    Basically all knobbies whine at speed. Also the MT21s will scallop out on tarmac if you don’t pressure up for road travel.
  11. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    Thanks Gents,

    I carry this thing with me :
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    This has had an absolute beating in terms of getting used solidly over 18months to do multiple bikes and sometimes multiple times in a day. Never missed a beat. Still works like new.
    Well worth the $50 it cost.

    I air down for dirt. Anywhere from 15 - 20 PSI depending on what we are riding. TBH, the few times i haven't aired down for dirt it just feels wrong, so skatey on gravel it feels like a prang is coming. Busted myself up about a month ago by not airing down. Lost the front completely. Slid down the gravel / dirt road with a DR ontop of me.

    As for tarmac pressures? I run what is says on the placard : 23 at the front and 25 on the back. Is that about right to preserve the knobs?

    Geez yesterday was a cold ride. But well worth it for views like this.
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  12. Anthiron

    Anthiron Been here awhile

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    Great photo!

    Yeah 23 or 24 in the front and avoid hard braking on the front on the tarmac.
  13. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Whatever works and live with the tread scalloping, then rotate the tyre before it gets too bad to even it up.
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  14. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    It has to be said... those MT21 are a good thing.
    I have a propensity to slow down before the sloshy stuff and gas it out in an attempt to cover my buddy in brown. Immature - YES. Fun - YES. Do i get payback - YES.

    A couple of times I did this with the MT21 and it threw mud. A couple of times I did this it also resulted in me shitting myself (throwing my own brown) while up on the rear wheel.
    These tires hook up pretty darn well.
  15. Chef Gareth

    Chef Gareth Live 2 Ride

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    Really like the mt21's, I had e07's on my month long trip but happy to be back running them again!

    I don't hear anything from the tyres over the wind noise.
  16. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    MT 21 was my choice of front tyre in the mixed terrain of the Watagans. I experimented with a few options on the rear.


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  17. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    I'll take a look at the front bearings. I can't imagine what else could possible whine at the front. Not a thing under 70km an hour, only at higher speeds on tarmac.

    That's where the photo is but i guess you knew that.
  18. rutsthematter

    rutsthematter Been here awhile

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    Could be the type of bitumen maybe. I cant hear mine over the pipe.
  19. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master

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    yep they have a bit of noise, they should quiet down a bit once they wear a bit.

    i like the MT21 up front, running shinko 805 out back, they are both good for dirt/gravel and tarmac.

    they work in snow as well.



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  20. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    my mt21 has more of a whir, than a whine on the blacktop, but it is tyre noise.