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Old 02-18-2011, 01:19 AM   #526
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I cant even get simple green at my local hardware store, never mind red Scotchbrite.

And they cant seem to get the prices right either, but funnily enough the mistakes are always in their favor.

I hope the new Woolies/ Lowes? stores give the business a bit of a shake up - they need it.
PM your address? I'll post 2 sheets of scotchbrite on Monday.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:44 PM   #527
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Here's a tip and trick, Don't sell your airhead...........



Keep it forever..........
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:19 AM   #528
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I do all my maintenance with the tool kit I carry on the bike. I have a fairly complete shop, but now I'm sure I have the tools to handle any task that arises on a trip, short of needing to order major new parts to install. Any time I ran across some tool I didn't have, I added it. Everything still fits in a small tool box -about 4" X 5" X 12"
Hey, I have read most of this thread. I really appreciate all the helpful tips provided thus far. I was wondering if you might be able to describe the contents of this tool box. Thanks again,

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Old 03-24-2011, 10:45 PM   #529
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Hey, I have read most of this thread. I really appreciate all the helpful tips provided thus far. I was wondering if you might be able to describe the contents of this tool box. Thanks again,

Clayton
This is good to look at.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=654644
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:26 PM   #530
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R75/6 scrambler tyres

First time so please be gentle.Working in Oman[where's that I hear you say] and have a R75/6. Have been impressed with airhead scramblers and wd like to do same.Question is what are the tyres to fit a 19 in front and an 18 in rear[trail style]?Do I need to change front to an 18 in?[
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Here's a few tips aimed at first time airhead guys.

There are three fasteners holding your valve covers on, not just the big center nut. Can't tell you how many folks start whacking their valve covers without removeing the 10 mm nuts on the back side.

Remove and antisieze your exhaust nuts once a year. If they don't come off, DON'T FORCE, hacksaw a line or drill accross the threads and use a cold chisel to split them off. Forcing them will wreck the threads on the heads, a $125-150 repair.

Remove the battery ground wire before you remove the front cover. Failure to do so and touching the diode board can easily short out and be a $$ repair. JT
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:01 PM   #531
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If you mean street scrambler 70/ 30 tires like Avon Distanzas look the part and work great on asphalt and fine on unsealed roads/ gravel/ light sand.They list 19" fronts but dont always have stock , in Oz at least, but Tourances or Annekeys are passable if they are not


If you plan on riding in mud or deep sand go for a 50/50 tire, but most come in a 21" front and all are not very good on wet asphalt, unless you potter around like an old woman-------.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:12 PM   #532
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I used to run TKCs when I had a 19" front. Good off and on road, got close to 4k out of em, pricey.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:39 AM   #533
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I like the Distanzias on the R80 ST as well as I like the TKC 80s on the F 650. The F 650 has a 17 rear and in the USA the TKCs are readily available in the 19/17 combo. I went Distanzia on the ST because I couldn't find TKC in a 18" rear.

You may have both tires available over there. Both are good choices IMHO. And for rigorous off road sections, they can always be aired down to about 21psi without needing rimlocks for a small but noticeable improvement. A small 12V compressor will allow airing back up when returning to highway speeds for lengthy stretches.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:30 AM   #534
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I couldn't find TKC in a 18" rear.
Really? Just removed a very worn one from the ST. I think I got it at motorcycle superstore.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:36 AM   #535
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google references a lot of them, but maybe not in the specific size width youre looking for.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:28 PM   #536
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If you are in Oz Barum sell the TK under their own Mitas brand ,for a good bit less than Conti charges for the same tire.

Mefo have it too, and just about split the difference.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:10 AM   #537
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Hey Mark, this is the size I was running on my rear ST wheel.

http://www.amazon.com/Continental-Tw.../dp/B000WJMXHM

Worked fine. Just too damn expensive!
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:14 PM   #538
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Thanks Jenna. I'll keep that in mind. At the rate I'm riding lately, it'll be awhile before I wear out the Distanzias.

I opened the April MOA ON to the Mileage Contest and checked FL first. I didn't finish last in the state. 4th from last. It was a bad year with the F650 parked for most of it.

On the plus side, the airhead is taking over the primary duties and it will probably remain that way.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:41 PM   #539
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Why not, as it's relatively easy with the bits off. Soak in undiluted simple green, it'll wipe off the following day.



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That's never worked for me. Nor has any other solvent I've tried. Only thing I've found to work well is a brass bristled brush in a Dremel.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:15 AM   #540
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Here's a tip and trick, Don't sell your airhead...........



Keep it forever..........
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