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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Emmbeedee, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    I Talked to the guys at Adventure Design yesterday ....
    The have the Anakee III in stock ... at what looks like a great price?
    http://www.advdesigns.com/michelintires.html

    They said they had just sold a set to a guy on a 1200GS and that he could not stop raving about how well they worked off road ... I am skeptical ... but hopeful ... looking forward to some feedback from recent adopters ....
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  2. Emmbeedee

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    Just heard from the guy who sold me the chain and sprockets for my 800 that he gave me the 650GS parts instead. So 41/17 instead of 42/16. I'm interested in seeing how this works since I am not using the bike off-road anyway, and slightly better fuel economy would be useful.

    I might just buy the 16 tooth front sprocket, in case I don't like the result. One tooth less on the back is not different enough to change IMHO.
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  3. JRWooden

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    If you are not off-roading much, I really think you will like it "as-is" ...

    Note.... my last bike was a Honda XL250R ... :deal
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  4. Emmbeedee

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    I'm off-roading quite a lot; just not using the F8 to do so. My DR650 is much better set up for that. The BMW has turned into more of a Spring and Fall ride, when I need the heated gear.
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  5. Emmbeedee

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    Got the bike out yesterday and found I really liked the new gearing a lot! Unless I plan to go offroad, and it's unlikely, I'm going to be buying the 650 sprocket set from now on.

    [​IMG]
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  6. Reaver

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    It looks like that is a much slower setup. Your wife is way ahead of you! :lol3

    I've got a bunch of 650/800 sprockets lightly used in case you want to try the 16T up front. Cost would be two winning coffee tabs and a donut.

    We were out all day today. 13.5 C on the dash and waving to all the other bikers. :D It was her first ride since the accident and I couldn't get her to head home.

    Awesome.
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  7. JRWooden

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    Glad you like it ...

    I agree that 41 vs. 42 on the rear is almost imperceptible ...
    Interesting that the F700GS has the 42/17...
    I'm guessing the reason was that (like you said) it's not a noticeable difference, and it cut the number of inventoried units ... :lol3

    I have a 16T front sprocket at the ready in case I have to get serious,
    but the 17/41 works well generally.
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  8. Emmbeedee

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    I gave her a head start. :lol3

    Glad to hear you also had a good start on the season. I took Stephanie's DR650 out for a spin just to get fresh gas into it. So all four of our bikes have been out already this year.

    Thanks for the sprocket offer but I really do plan to leave that one on there. With the previous sprocket being loose on the splines when I took it off, and how hard it was to put this new one on, I don't plan to be switching unless necessary.
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