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#551 2016-04-13 15:12:37

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Re: Modeysikuls.

We said we were going to switch bikes at some point on White Rim but honestly I was having too much fun on the little WRR.  It would happily put some air under the tires on the whoops and do 70 on the dirt.

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#552 2016-04-13 16:25:43

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Re: Modeysikuls.

hyperboarder wrote:

We said we were going to switch bikes at some point on White Rim but honestly I was having too much fun on the little WRR.  It would happily put some air under the tires on the whoops and do 70 on the dirt.

We DIDN'T switch, did we??? I was too tired from wrestling that big bitch around to remember to ask...

A damn good time- although I'm pretty sure I NEVER put any air under the tires... intentionally-
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#553 2016-04-13 17:11:34

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Re: Modeysikuls.

Nah, no switching smile.  I felt a bit bad towards the end but I probably would have felt worse crashing your bike.

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#554 2016-04-14 10:08:24

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Re: Modeysikuls.

AspenMike wrote:

hyperboarder wrote:

We said we were going to switch bikes at some point on White Rim but honestly I was having too much fun on the little WRR.  It would happily put some air under the tires on the whoops and do 70 on the dirt.

We DIDN'T switch, did we??? I was too tired from wrestling that big bitch around to remember to ask...

A damn good time- although I'm pretty sure I NEVER put any air under the tires... intentionally-
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12909668_10207662187744026_6652841281241451742_o.jpg

What tires are you running and what pressure do you use off road?
I'm going to go a little more aggressive on mine, but still do mostly street riding. I'm thinking of going with Full Bore M40's to keep the street riding more comfortable.

http://static.chaparral-racing.com/productimages/600/083-AS402.jpg

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#555 2016-04-14 11:12:26

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Re: Modeysikuls.

Mike loves full bores.  He was running the K60 Scouts for this ride though.  With the rear mounted backwards no less!  spider

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#556 2016-04-14 14:09:49

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Re: Modeysikuls.

The k60's are supposed to be a great tire. I just cant beat the price of the Full Bores @ $140 for both delivered to my door.

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#557 2016-04-14 15:05:35

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Re: Modeysikuls.

I have them on my Strom.  A bit noisy at highway speeds and on the pricier side.  Can't speak much to their dirt prowess, since I picked up the WRR I always take that one on the dirt.

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#558 2016-04-14 15:42:26

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Re: Modeysikuls.

Have you guys found a tire that's good in the mud? I'm running Shinko 705s front and rear, and it's no bueno. Do I really need to get a pure knobby one in order to have mud not get stuck in the grooves?

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#559 2016-04-14 15:49:12

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Re: Modeysikuls.

The705's are exactly like the full bore's, but the full bore's have larger block spacing. They are really only good for lighter off road riding.
The K60's and Karoo 3's  are a more agressive tire that might handle mud better for you, without giving up too much road prowess.

If you need more hard core, the Kenda Big Block, and Shinko 805's might be the way to go. They are more aggressive and will give up more in on road performance though.

K60
http://cdn1.bikebandit-images.com/product_images/he/450/heidenau-k60-scout-dual-sport-motorcycle-tire.jpg

Karoo 3
http://www.metzeler.com/site/us/mediaObject/MetzelerSite/CommonImg/Product/Tyres/Karoo_3/product_sheet_karoo3_460x500_jpeg/original/product_sheet_karoo3_460x500_jpeg.jpg

Kenda Big Block
http://www.kgmotorcycletires.com/K784.jpg

Shinko 805's
http://shinkotireusa.s3.amazonaws.com/sites/shinkotireusa/files/804-805-series.jpg

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#560 2016-04-15 11:42:23

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up up Thanks for the info. I'm not quite sure what my priorities should be at this point. Don't want to give up much traction for emergency braking, and the latter two look like they would definitely do that. The former 2 have front wheels that look like they'd just give me the same issues as I have now. Should probably just be patient and wait for any trails to dry out since I'm an off-road n00b anyway.

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#561 2016-04-15 13:37:41

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Re: Modeysikuls.

hyperboarder wrote:

Mike loves full bores.  He was running the K60 Scouts for this ride though.  With the rear mounted backwards no less!  spider

I do. I got 6k on the rear of the S-10, 'bout the same on the Versys, mostly loaded touring. I'm guessing two rears to every front... so 12K for less than $300. Much better road manners than the Heidenaus.

The K-60s are interesting... pretty good straight ahead on the highway, but the front howls a bit as soon as you lean.


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#562 2016-04-15 13:39:25

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Re: Modeysikuls.

iamchris wrote:

up up Thanks for the info. I'm not quite sure what my priorities should be at this point. Don't want to give up much traction for emergency braking, and the latter two look like they would definitely do that. The former 2 have front wheels that look like they'd just give me the same issues as I have now. Should probably just be patient and wait for any trails to dry out since I'm an off-road n00b anyway.

I ran a TKC-80 on the front of the Versys for the AK trip, with a Full Bore on the back. I survived six inches of mud on the Dempster, but it wasn't fun. Ask Topher.


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#563 2016-04-15 13:40:58

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Re: Modeysikuls.

LordZed wrote:

The k60's are supposed to be a great tire. I just cant beat the price of the Full Bores @ $140 for both delivered to my door.

Where? That's a great price!

I get them from Chaparral for about $160?


BTW... I ran the K-60s at the pressure recommended by Tabasco on the Super Tenere site. 36/42, and didn't air down at all for the dirt...

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#564 2016-04-15 22:03:24

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Re: Modeysikuls.

Amazon has them in my size for like $54 front $84 rear. But my sizes are different than the S10 I think. My front is 90/90-21

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#565 2016-04-25 16:36:40

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Holy crap. Never see these for sale used, and didn't ever imagine that it would be so cheap. http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/5551754015.html

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#566 2016-04-25 16:56:27

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Re: Modeysikuls.

That seems like a surprisingly reasonable price...

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#567 2016-04-25 21:10:38

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Re: Modeysikuls.

10k cheap  motorcycle   confused shifty  biggrin

That's a lot of bike!

I found this '63 XLCH that looks like a fun project. I hand no idea these were so cheap.  drool.

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/5529327600.html

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#568 2016-04-26 10:29:17

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Considering it goes for 22-24k new, I'd say it's cheap! If that was available when I bought my V-Strom 650 barebones for about the same price, you can be sure I'd have a monstrous bike in my garage right now.

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#569 2016-04-26 13:27:58

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Re: Modeysikuls.

It's badass, for sure.  I would love to find a ~2004 R1150R rockster for sale, but I never see those either.


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#570 2016-04-27 20:20:05

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Re: Modeysikuls.

OK, Grom people.  Do this.

http://www.engineswapdepot.com/?p=9071

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#571 2016-04-28 19:34:09

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Re: Modeysikuls.

This is mine currently:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1581/26412868600_504353a645_b.jpg

Put in a 170cc cylinder and piston, 4 valve head, 34mm throttle body, intake and pod filter, new ecu, oil spinner deleted, few other misc things. Currently making somewhere around 24-26ish hp compared to the stock 8 hp. It's an animal to ride with this short wheelbase.


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#572 2016-04-29 09:21:26

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Re: Modeysikuls.

omg. a grom w a 1200 duke in it...  eek

Deeeathtrap


'05 AERO 5mt - Desert Silver - IHI VF39 - Mishimoto TMIC - STI pink injectors - Cobb EBCS - AEM 320 fuel pump - Cobb XLE BPV - Mishimoto radiator - Cobb springs - Kartboy short shifter - Godspeed swaybar - 92k mi.

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#573 2016-04-29 11:45:51

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Re: Modeysikuls.

Holy crap. How much did all of that cost? Do you have a build thread on any of the Grom forums? What sort of fuel economy do you get with that much power?

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#574 2016-04-29 14:57:33

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Re: Modeysikuls.

iamchris wrote:

Holy crap. How much did all of that cost? Do you have a build thread on any of the Grom forums? What sort of fuel economy do you get with that much power?

good questions.  Also, those welds on your exhaust look awesome.  Did you order that or diy?

What are those pegs on the back for?


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#575 2016-04-30 01:43:52

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Re: Modeysikuls.

Pyromancy5 wrote:

What are those pegs on the back for?

I'm guessing they're for stuntin'.

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