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Old 12-31-2012, 07:19 AM   #1591
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To each his own. These just work best for me.
exactly
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:53 PM   #1592
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Cool2 my new ride out on her first jaunt

took my new 2000 F650 out for her first ride on a rare not raining day up here on the olympic pensula.


came with a full set of cases and under 14k on the clock for $2500
now I just need to find a corbin for it....any one got one?
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:54 PM   #1593
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Tires are like chicks though, go with what you like, which isn't necessarily what your buddy likes
Sage advice there Thomas!

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:06 PM   #1594
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other than the giant logo....that thing looks rad!

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Yep, my bike is/was a 2000 F650GS. As you can see it got the full Touratech Oryx Enduro Kit though, so there's not much left other than the main frame, motor, airbox, oil tank and the radiator.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #1595
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Here's one on Soda Springs Road from around October

better late then never, Soda Springs Rd. this past Summer.




Overlooking Bear Valley, CA




Mt Lassen From West Prospect Peak Lookout




Figueroa Mtn. near Santa Barbara




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Old 01-01-2013, 01:54 AM   #1596
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Sage advice there Thomas!

Happy New Year Everyone!
Yeah, real profound

Happy new year !
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:57 AM   #1597
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Nice bike
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #1598
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took my new 2000 F650 out for her first ride on a rare not raining day up here on the olympic pensula.


came with a full set of cases and under 14k on the clock for $2500
now I just need to find a corbin for it....any one got one?
Sweet ride !

Check out the Saddlemen Adventure Track seat. I replaced the torture device on my 2003 with one and love it.

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:02 AM   #1599
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other than the giant logo....that thing looks rad!

Better?
Don't have any pics of it on the bike, yet.

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #1600
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I've been running the Heideneau K60s front and rear on my 03 Dakar for awhile now and really like them. I got over 6K miles from the rear and the front still looked almost new when I changed the rear for another. Now the newer K60 rear has around 3K on it and the front looks like it'll probably be good until that rear is worn out. So... about 2 rears and one front for 12K miles! When restoring my bike after a 2010 accident last year I had two Woody's Excel rims superlaced on the front and rear hubs and went from the stock 17" rear to an 18" rear, so this could affect wear somewhat compared to stock (tire has larger circumference). I'm running a 140/80-18 rear and a 90/90-21 front.

New K60 on my bike (currently at 82K miles and has seen lots of different tires - these, T63s, TKC80s, Mefos, IRC GP1s and GP110s, D606s and a couple of others). Of everything I've tried these are my favorite...


Overall shot of bike:


The Heideneau tires don't look as aggressive as the T63s (which I've run as well) but seem to grip about as well off road to me and the K60s are markedly better on pavement, wet or dry, IMO. The T63 rears I've had on my Dakar lasted about 2,500 miles and the front about twice that, but really cupped up badly in the last 1K miles or so. For me the K60s are a much better value since they go over twice as far with better overall performance. They also cost more - $150 for the rear vs. about $70 for the T63. $85 for the front vs. $70 for the Michelin.
Thanks for the info GSBS very helpful, and your bike is awesome....very nice.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:18 AM   #1601
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:09 PM   #1602
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Figueroa Mtn. near Santa Barbara




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Stop posting TT39s... It really hurts me...
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:45 AM   #1603
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Stop posting TT39s... It really hurts me...
Nah......just take a look at the pricetag and you'll be cured
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:05 AM   #1604
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Nah......just take a look at the pricetag and you'll be cured
The price tag definately sucks....but I still want it. Kinda thinking my tax return may be ordering them for me.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:34 AM   #1605
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Last set that's been sold in germany.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/271122014799?...orig_cvip=true

Went for 560 , TT39 including the seat, Imo, TT Lights upgrade, windshield, cockpit holder.


Talking about expensive
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