I could not resist... 950 Super Enduro's Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Jolly705, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    And here is another video link from the same weekend.

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  2. qwert70

    qwert70 Been here awhile

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    Here we once had Russian missiles against you capitalists.haha _DSC2610.JPG
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  3. Ma Duce

    Ma Duce TBD

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    Black&Blue It's OK, I've got a map!

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    Mitas MC23 - the old Trelleborg MC23.
    I agree.
    Works well and wears well - wears evenly and doesn't chunk or split. Good mileage. Suits the narrow SE rim and is confidence inspiring. Previous favoured tyre was Motoz Tractionator Desert H/T but never felt comfortable with M (130km/h) speed rating. MC23 is rated at R (170km/h). Seems strong in the sidewall, but was able to change a tube (from a nail puncture) on the trail with bum bag tyre levers. Reasonably priced here in Australia.
    I have just fitted an MC23 front (less than 500Km, so far) but seems good to this point (previous preferred front = Pirelli Scorpion Rally 90/90-21 M/C 54R MST).
  5. Snowq

    Snowq Been here awhile

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    Great picture Duce!
    Makes me really miss my SE.
    Question; How does it work where you live? Could you if you wanted just ride up those mountains in the background?
    Land owned by the state, is that OK to ride?
    Private property can be tricky in the states i guess?

    Thanks :)
  6. Drwnite

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    Thanks Al, the Mitas E13 will get a tryout next! Like that the tread pattern goes further around the tyre where the TKC80 stops a tad short! It might preform a tad better when cranked right over on road!
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    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    I’m not convinced it will be better on its edge compared to a tkc80 on tarmac but I don’t think it will be worse. I think the determining factor here may very well be the compound difference (if any) between the two.
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  8. Drwnite

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    We'll see, I've got a few K's to do first. I've got a mere 500 K's on a new TKC80 mate
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    qwert70 Been here awhile

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    Gentlemen's best rear Mitas is the C-02
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  10. Ma Duce

    Ma Duce TBD

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    There is very little privet land in that area and one can ride around freely. Unless, you are riding through a preserve or a national park. In that case you shall only use established tracks and routes.
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  11. bigborett

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    alongat Fesh Fesh

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  13. bigborett

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    It's great mate.
    2400k's in 4 days. Won't say it wasn't getting a little sore down there, but pretty good.
    Great material.
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    I never knew the Roman Empire reached Southern Australia. :-)
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    Not sure about the Roman Empire but there was certainly an Austrian invasion. Lol
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  16. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    LAB2V - Day 2 to Vegas

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    Have you run into Brian Englund down there? I think he brought his SE down.
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    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Yes and no ... he rode his SE last year with a bunch of hype from the Adventure Bike community. On day 2 he had some issues at the Calico Steps that were caught on video. The guy filming on his GoPro kind of calls him out for dumping his bike and walking the bike over a couple rocks. The vid got posted on several forums and of course YouTube. Supposedly, complaints were filed, accusations of slander, blah, blah, blah. The vid got pulled under pressure ... but I'm sure I can get my hands on it as I know the guy who shot the vid :-)

    By reputation he is some sort of Adv Bike Super Hero, seems there were lots of questions regarding his efforts at LAB2V last year. I'm sure he's a great guy and for sure he has a great story.
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    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    I've ridden with him a couple of times and consider him a good friend. He is also one of if not the biggest shit magnets I have ever met. I don't think he has ever gone to a race and come back without at least one broken bike. He isn't super fast and will you tell the same but him and his 3 kids have zero quit in them. He isn't afraid to speak his mind but he'd give the forks off his bike if it meant you got to ride.
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  20. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    BTW, on Day 2 of LAB2V there was a section of 5 or 6 miles of sandy, Razor washboard that was a nightmare for the smaller bikes. The weight of the 950 and my incredible Konflict Suspension allowed me to fly thru that section ... I must have passed a dozen thumpers that were getting rattled to death.