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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by russbryant, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. jsonder

    jsonder Tired Old Fart

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    It's gonna be chilly up high. I've ridden it at the end of May and in early June.

    I don't think I'd want to go before May 15th.
  2. Dograt

    Dograt Adventurer

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    I have had really good luck with the Kenda 270 series. Really good life and OK on the street. Just put a new Shinko (Korean) 700 series tire on the rear, after 5000 miles on a Kenda 270. On a short ride it seems OK but time will tell. The prices are good compared to the Dunlops, etc. As to the Heidenhaur, on my son's Super T, it went away after 1300 miles 50/50 Big Bend dirt and back to Austin on the rural roads. He liked the traction but was not happy with the life, or the cost.
  3. Dograt

    Dograt Adventurer

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    A-1 Fab just off Country Club and just south of Ajo has one of the best welders. Gary by name.
    JWI
  4. Dograt

    Dograt Adventurer

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    Any body in the area have any comments on the Guzzi Stelvio? Renaissance Motors on Speedway has a new one available that I am interested in, but have no experience with the model or for that matter the manufacturer. Thanks for any comments.
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  5. jsonder

    jsonder Tired Old Fart

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    Fun morning in the Santa Ritas.

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  6. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    I'll check those out, they look good.

    Doesn't look like it, plus they're pricey.

    That is a unique looking tire. I'll have to check it out, but I admit, I might need to get a little poser action going, I like the look of the giant knobbies! :lol3

    5,000? Wow, that a lot of miles out of a rear tire. I'll keep those in mind, it would be nice to get that kind of life out of a tire without sacrificing too much dirt ability.
  7. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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    So today is the 3rd Thursday of the month...is anybody going to the Red Garter? Last time I went nobody showed up. I'll still be bikeless but will at least be able to talk about the bike I just bought that is still in California :D

    Anybody planning to go to the Overland Expo this year? I'm sure goodtimes will be there, anyone else. If I get my bike in time I'll try to make it.

    Russ
  8. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    I sent a note to Skip about RG tonight. If he's IN I'm IN.
  9. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    I went with the Trackmasters, we'll see how they do, if they suck it was only $150.

    I went on a little 100 mile ride yesterday, from Continental Ranch area up to Sasco Mine and back, mostly dirt roads, with a little two track thrown in for good measure. Here are a couple pics:

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  10. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    Better late than never, just got home. Headed to RG NOW
  11. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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    Hello!!!!!!! Where u be?
  12. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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  13. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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  14. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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    I'll be there. It's a fun show with some really nice bikes. Skip is bringing his recently restored Wassell.

    Russ
  15. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    OK, I'll be there, with my finacee. I'd like to meet some people while I'm there, I'm new to Tucson, and new to Dual Sport riding. If you see me, say hello.

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    That's up on Mt Lemmon.
  16. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Russ,

    it was nice meeting you, I now have a face to put to a name, and someone to look for if I ever make it to the RG.

    Hopefully I'll have the time to do a ride with you guys sometime soon.
  17. bisbonian

    bisbonian Long timer

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    I've got a 2-ton floor jack that I would like to have disappear from my garage.

    I know I could just leave it out by the curb and have this happen but I don't want to do that.

    The jack is old but it works, I just don't need an extra.

    I'm at Speedway and Craycroft

    I also have some Wix oil filters that fit the new Fiat 500s. I'd guess these would also fit the new Dodge Dart with the 1.4 engine but have no idea.

    Part number is Wix 57341

    I'm running back and forth to Sierra Vista all this week, but send me a PM if you want some of this stuff and can come pick it up.

    Edit: Floor jack has been spoken for.
  18. cms81586

    cms81586 Been here awhile

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    Anyone know of any shops in Tucson that can manage to remove a tire from a Ducati wheel without scratching up my wheel and do a good patch/plug job? I'll just be bringing in the wheel so no need for them to be able to remove it from the bike. I just got 1/2 a C-clip through my rear tire (that only has 200 miles on it) this past weekend. I don't track the bike and would like to give a patch plug a shot. Everybody I called in Sierra Vista and On Any Moto in Tucson claimed they don't to repairs "because of liability". Figured I'd give this one final shot to see if any shops will do the work before trashing a new tire.

    CMS
  19. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Can't help with shop question as I've never had a tire repaired by someone else. Not sure what a c-clip is but do you want to patch it or plug it? I've gotten punctures on two tires that were nearly new. Plugged them myself and proceeded to put about 10k miles of each of those tires. Of course plugging also does not involve removing the wheel. Plugging depends a little on what part of the tread is punctured but plenty reliable and I'd only resort to patching if it can't be plugged.
  20. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    +1. I got a screw in my BMW tire and plugged it. Then put on 11,000 more miles. I know it's a liability issue with shops, but I've had great luck with plugs. I bought several high quality plug kits from 4 wheel drive shops and won't travel without them. Even in my truck and my wife's car.
    You don't need to buy a new tire.