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Old 02-13-2013, 01:38 AM   #1006
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Having trouble with the concept of trials tyres being betterer than knobblies.
and have you ever ridden off road with trials tires?

their grip on roots and rocks is awesome and they easily last twice as long as a knobby (on the back)
Glen got 44hrs out of the vee rubber on the back of his 300 before it became a waste of space.

I can't see us ever going back to knobbies on the rear of our trail bikes
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:29 PM   #1007
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Having trouble with the concept of trials tyres being betterer than knobblies.
Why? Even 705's are better
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:30 PM   #1008
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pah

I've given up on you Southerners ever actually getting up this way

before the end of March is the time to do it
not that you will
I'm trying, but have just finished paying off the IRD
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:34 PM   #1009
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and have you ever ridden off road with trials tires?

their grip on roots and rocks is awesome and they easily last twice as long as a knobby (on the back)
Glen got 44hrs out of the vee rubber on the back of his 300 before it became a waste of space.

I can't see us ever going back to knobbies on the rear of our trail bikes
NordieBro and his mates used trials rears to go into the Leatham on Sunday.
They were nicely surprised at the comfort of the ride over the rocks.
NordieBro went in with 12psi and took it down to 8psi for the trip back out.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:01 PM   #1010
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NordieBro went in with 12psi and took it down to 8psi for the trip back out.
I don't think that there is any real advantage until the pressure gets to under 10psi
I run 7-8psi on the back of the WR and 4-5psi on the back of the beta
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #1011
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Well seeing as my back is still not good enough to go for a trail ride today with my ex-friends Andy and Andrew and my ex-son Glen I am going to go for a pootle on the klr

so for the sake of Stay-at-home-Steve and any others who are interested I'll be spotting my way around

I'm even going to take the camera with me
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #1012
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Tubeless on the Beta?
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:31 AM   #1013
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I checked your spot out - I felt kinda creepy doing it.

I'm not a stalker.....

usually....
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:31 AM   #1014
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That's a big day ride.

By the way, the RRRR's on March 23/24, if you want to do it all again.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:50 PM   #1015
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Tubeless on the Beta?
tubeless on the rear tube on the front - seems to be normal for trials bikes

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That's a big day ride.

By the way, the RRRR's on March 23/24, if you want to do it all again.
Yep was a big days ride - 3 tanks of gas so must be 750k ish (dead speedo - speedo drive ate the front hub $$$) ) lots of indirect routes although 95% sealed back roads - awesome magic twisties between kimbolton and mangaweka - except for the blind tightening radius left hand corner I didn't make... (now has big skid mark next to a large fresh bowel movement on the wrong side of the road)

12hrs door to door.

Was too hot in the Hawkes Bay - I hate riding in the heat almost as much as I hate riding in the rain....
The wind came up after Waipukarau and cooled things down a lot - simply stunning area to the east and south of Dannieverke - love that area

While I enjoyed the day I'd rather have been up in the hills (except not yesterday as Andy's chain jammed between his sprocket and swingarm and they had to manhandle his bike about 1km along a really tight rutty shitty track and then tow it another 10? km back to the car - took them all afternoon and they were all pretty stuffed when they got back....)

if my back is still not right (bloody trials bike) you might just see me on the RRRR
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:56 PM   #1016
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Good, you aren't dead then. The spot 'I'm Okay' tracker ended at Palmerston North. I know how dangerous that area can be - I used to live there.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:19 PM   #1017
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Good, you aren't dead then. The spot 'I'm Okay' tracker ended at Palmerston North. I know how dangerous that area can be - I used to live there.
spot was doing some weird stuff yesterday - turning off by itself and then flashing funny combinations of lights - I think spot might found the handlebars of the klr a bit much

I don't think I will replace it - I may get an epirb instead.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:33 PM   #1018
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spot was doing some weird stuff yesterday - turning off by itself and then flashing funny combinations of lights - I think spot might found the handlebars of the klr a bit much

I don't think I will replace it - I may get an epirb instead.
As well or instead?
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #1019
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As well or instead?
we'll see

Seeing as Glen and Andrew are heading off to do hard core trials stuff which my back won't handle and my confidence isn't up to I'm going to dust off the klr again and go for a ride to give spot another test
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #1020
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I took the Spot out today and turned on tracking.
It pinged 3 track points. All when I was resting up in the hills at 3rd house.

Don't think it'd got a satellite fix before we started off and it was in my bumbag, not facing anything remotely like north...

With the cloud cover, even the Garmin had a problem getting a fix.
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