LA- Louisiana that is BS Thread ---

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by HighTechCoonass, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Sportsbud

    Sportsbud Been here awhile

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    130/80r17 was the size the K60s were they had the Chevron pattern.
  2. Innkeeper06

    Innkeeper06 Adventurer

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    They started coming apart from normal use? Was considering K60's in that size for the little Versys soon.
  3. Sportsbud

    Sportsbud Been here awhile

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    It was highway use but the bike is slower than the speed rating and moderate load. After arriving at by destination i noticed over half the center chevrons KIMG1161.JPG KIMG1163.JPG KIMG1162.JPG KIMG1159.JPG KIMG1157.JPG KIMG1156.JPG had about 1/4 of their leading edge tore off and a couple had almost 2/3 tore off. Those that did not rip off had visible tears like they were about to separate.
  4. tbailey

    tbailey Adventurer

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    They have the K60 and the K60 Scout. Looked at them side by side at Barber and the Scout looks to be the tire you want for a higher percentage of road riding like you did. I think that the K60 Scout would do really well for your 650 and it's characteristics. Will be interesting to hear what they tell you.
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  5. guydecou

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    I'm your huckleberry.... :lol3
  6. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer

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    Weather sure has been good for riding, any ride stories to share?
  7. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Since I didn't get to enjoy a single day of it I hope everyone else got a flat! :dirtdog
  8. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    We went to Ribfest a few weeks back in Centerville, TN. A shindig put on by the BMW Club of Nashville and got some awesome riding in.

    5 in our group and about 250 for the event.
  9. Nicksterguy1

    Nicksterguy1 Adventurer

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    some ol boys got a nice R1150GS up on fb marketplace for $2800. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if I left the tiger at the dealership. Somebody buy it for me, 78,000 miles young...
  10. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Spent the 1st week of Nov chaising fall colors. Base camp out of Jasper AR.

    Had fantastic riding in 50s-60s for first 4 days of the week till that damn cold front came thru on Thursday evening! Woke up to 23’f on Friday morning, bout froze my nads off. Packed it in early and headed back to coast Friday evening.
    As always was still worth every minute riding up there!

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  11. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer

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  12. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all, I hope you get to spend the day with those who mean the most to you.
    Bob
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  13. Sportsbud

    Sportsbud Been here awhile

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    Hey Bob... Hanging at my families near your place... If you hear a loud explosion in the near future it is not me... lol... I swear....
  14. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer

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    Merry Christmas to all.
    I been riding the dirt roads of St.Tammany and Washington parishes a couple of times a week.....retirement is good. :)
    Bob
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  15. Paddle007

    Paddle007 Gun Toting Vegetarian. Supporter

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    I made it out Christmas eve for a run. I took Choctaw to Dummy Line. Crossed the highway looking for some sweeping gravel corners.
    I had found Swamp Rd. to be not so muddy and expected the same from Campfire and Parish Rd. 31. After traveling 31 I thought about turning around as it was pretty sloppy in the shady sections of the road.
    Awe heck I thought, I'll go ahead and take 31, it can't be that bad.
    There were a couple of things I forgot to account for.
    The lack of gravel.
    The amount of red clay.
    The "here hold my beer deer hunting crowd" turning the road into a ditch to ditch rutted slip and slide.
    How bad my arms would hurt after traveling it.

    The good things.
    I did not install a low front fender. I would have been removing it because of clay laden tires.
    I had notched my 805 block tires so lateral slip was limited.
    I made it.
    Geez it was a beautiful day.
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  16. Sportsbud

    Sportsbud Been here awhile

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    Was hanging at families by your place saw you returning to base camp... Have a Rat rod TTR225 that I finally got a chance to get running but it needs just about every bearing replaced and a LED lightbar wired up... Only made a few loud noises by your place on X-Mas...
  17. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer

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    I hope you all have a happy and healthy New Year.
    Bob
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  18. jw78

    jw78 n00b

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    Hey guys! Figured I'd make a post here and start watching this thread. I bought a Tiger 800 back in June and have been having a blast with it. Put almost 10k miles on it already. Got a riding buddy in Slidell and a few more around the Jackson MS area that I do most of my riding with, but would love to meet some more adventure bike people in the Baton Rouge area and, of course, always looking for more good rides. I've done a little solo riding in the St. Francisville area, but don't really know the area that well so haven't found the good stuff yet. I'll be checking here now and hopefully can meet up with some of you soon.
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  19. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer

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    That road has not got any better, I was there a few days ago and turned around after a couple hundred feet.
    Bob
  20. Paddle007

    Paddle007 Gun Toting Vegetarian. Supporter

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    That can be a fun section to run. Deer season will be over soon and things will get better.