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Old 11-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #3991
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How many miles did you put on them and do you have any knobs left ?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:38 PM   #3992
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Here's a short clip of my first ride with the TKC's.
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About 1/2 way through I started to get the feel for them and begin catching up again.
Good stuff. Looks like on the dirt the lighter bikes pulled ahead but once on the open road the big bikes pulled away.....at 110mph+ if I read your speedo right....

Just a word of caution.....the TKC's you were running are only Q rated, so sustained 100mph+ is probably unwise.....

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #3993
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Just a word of caution.....the TKC's you were running are only Q rated, so sustained 100mph+ is probably unwise.....

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:02 PM   #3994
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How many miles did you put on them and do you have any knobs left ?
I've got about 250 miles on them now. Still a good 1/2" of knobs left. If you keep to the dirt I'm sure they'll last a while.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:35 PM   #3995
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Most of what I do on that bike is probably unwise.....
Boy do I know about THAT!



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Old 11-21-2012, 04:37 PM   #3996
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I've got about 250 miles on them now. Still a good 1/2" of knobs left. If you keep to the dirt I'm sure they'll last a while.
In the past I would put MT-60's on my 650 Motards ( with 17's) in an attempt to make them dirt worthy. I believe I got 1,200 to 1,400 miles out them and that was with about 52 HP. I hate to think how quickly 150 HP could peel the knobs off the carcasses.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:57 PM   #3997
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Now I could see why riders from Florida are always happy to ride in California - anything more than 90 degree corners is good :) . Thanks for posting the video.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:35 PM   #3998
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Now I could see why riders from Florida are always happy to ride in California - anything more than 90 degree corners is good :) . Thanks for posting the video.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:29 PM   #3999
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I've got about 250 miles on them now. Still a good 1/2" of knobs left. If you keep to the dirt I'm sure they'll last a while.
How did the tires feel at speed?

I'd also like to know how many miles you end up getting out of them.

Like others have said, thanks for posting.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:46 PM   #4000
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Well done. How about connecting them to the accessory plug wiring. It's switched and rated for heated clothing.
Good tip. Might just have a look at that.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:20 AM   #4001
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Finally managed to get the 600 mile service done today, which means I'm finally off the leash the ride back along some of my favoured roads in sport mode was,,, erm, Interesting . I always had the opinion that traction control was a fun spoiler and not needed. Well I'm about to eat my words as it made me feel a little more relaxed today when getting the rear squirming and sliding a little in the dry and what's up with these 3rd gear power wheelies? I'm sure the EU parliament are working on new legislation to save us from ourselves. . What a mad bike. Love it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:28 AM   #4002
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What a mad bike. Love it.
Me too! Mine is a blast, a great pleasure to ride, all the gain, so little pain. It looks better and better to me. I just wish I was in Northern California so I could use it more this winter. I sense a move coming in the next year or two!
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #4003
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Me too! Mine is a blast, a great pleasure to ride, all the gain, so little pain. It looks better and better to me. I just wish I was in Northern California so I could use it more this winter. I sense a move coming in the next year or two!
The attraction of sunshine and dry roads cannot be under estimated. good luck with the house hunting.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:15 PM   #4004
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The attraction of sunshine and dry roads cannot be under estimated. good luck with the house hunting.
Bring your wallet....and sellable body parts.....housing prices here are back to OMG levels.

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:52 PM   #4005
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