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Discussion in 'Americas' started by Tewster2, Aug 8, 2017.
If you're going to go small again, what about that new BMW 310 GS?
I recently sold the WR since I got the 700. I'll not be doing any single track and the only dirt or gravel I'll ever do in the future will be the Dalton/TOW/Denali/Dempster if I decide to go back after next year. I'll just set it up as a nice little backroads tourer and have fun just riding around like I did with the WR. I HATE HATE HATE tubed tires but....I really love the look of the Rally and it's a Honda so never a need to carry any spares
IMHO...and it's only mine....it's butt ugly.
Yours is not the only opinion that the BMW 310 is butt ugly
And Tim.... I am converting both wheels on my Rally to tubeless.
Maybe a Himalayan is more your flavor.
Any update Tim on how things faired? Hope things are well.
Yes, thanks for asking. All is well and things are slowly getting back to normal...power is back on and just cleaning up stuff.
Tim, This is good news!
Tim, found you a little "project" bike to keep you busy on bad weather days during the winter. I can just see you on it on top of Atigun Pass.
I am with you on the tubed tires. I sealed the spokes on an 800GS and my DR 650 with 3M extreme tape. ( Just the rear wheels) and I use tubeless tires. They hold air as well or better than the fronts whick still have tubes.
Glad you dodged most of the Irma bullet.
Thanks b, we certainly did dodge a bullet. Many folks not far from my place in FL are having a very hard time.
I like the traditional look of spoked wheels. Seems Yamaha has the tubeless spoked thing working well with the Super Tenere. The raised ribs in the center of the wheels where the spokes attach is a brilliant idea. Wish more companies used that system but maybe Yamaha has it patented.
I love riding knowing with most punctures all I have to do is stick in a plug and keep going. I've plugged tires and ran them till they were bald...never had a plug come out. I use proper "vulcanizing" cement and not "rubber cement" like you get in the cheap plug kits. IMHO the best "kit" is from Bestrestproducts...good stuff.
Tim, Suzuki uses the same type of tubeless wheels, with the raised rib to hold the spokes.
That is what is on my '17 V-Strom 650, and I used to own a '12 Super Tenere'.
Thanks for the tip. Now O wise one, reverting to something you posted quite some time ago. You mentioned that you, if I remember correctly, wash your riding jacket and pants in the washing machine with no detergent. Why no detergent? I have Olympia mesh gear and the arms are now pretty much covered with love bug bits.
In my never ending quest brought on by my laziness I want to be able to pull up to a motel (cheap), grab only a couple of things, and go inside.
So....this is all my travel clothes and stuff with the exception of a pair of jeans and walking shoes.
All the crap fits in this....without using the expansion....a Wolfman Rainier tank bag.
You caught me! Sorry about that. Now I use a tiny bit of Woolite to keep from washing out the DWP (durable water proofing) that's impregnated in the fabric. I still re-apply the stuff though. My Klim suit is still going strong after 5 years now. The Gore-Tex shell with the DWP keeps me perfectly dry.
Thank you. I thought it probably had to do with water proofing, but there was the possibility that you were just being frugal.
I only use a tenth of a thimble full of detergent. The bottle I bought 21 years ago is only half empty so far.
By the time it is empty, you can sell the bottle as a collectible.