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Old 03-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #46
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I have used this a few times. But be aware, no conversion is perfect. There will be deviations from the track files.

http://www.sackman.info/

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:35 AM   #47
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I've used the rear Big Block for both RR's so far and although the mileage is a disappointment, I found the tire to work incredibly well for the varying conditions encountered...
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Do yourself a favor and stuff both your tent and sleeping bag in a large waterproof compression sack instead of rolling them. Just make sure to stuff the sleeping bag in its own waterproof sack first. I was surprised at how much room this saves.
Good plan. Compression bags are the bee's knees. Separating wet (tent) from dry (bed) is key, imo.

Over time I've discovered using multiple smaller compression bags are easier to pack than one larger one. Painful to purchase but easier to live with. Love the Sea to Summit products. Tent fits in an XS if I pack the poles separately. Bedding also fits in its own XS. Keeps the wet from dry by default.

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Do not trailer a 990 to a rally.. I dont care if it is in Egypt. Use the bike as it was intended (Assuming you can't find miles of dunes)...
You will risk your 9X0 being shunned by the other 9X0s if you don't ride up.




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Old 03-21-2013, 04:58 PM   #48
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Hip waders. LOL possibly scuba gear for lost gear.
Don't forget to put floats in all your bags. Don't want you stuff sinking. LOL
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:10 PM   #49
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For you veterans, I'm struggling to make a tire choice for this ride. This will be my first time to the Roaming Rally. Heidenau's or Dunlop 908/MT 21 combo or something else? I currently run the Heidenau's and love them as an all around tire, but I was out in the mud and snow today and they were not the best.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:37 PM   #50
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Pick up my Probend KTM hand guards today and a rad guard for the 690's semi vulnerable rad. Everything installed without any issue. Stock handguards provide more coverage but lack the hard aluminum backbone. Also picked up a new pair of boots, my first MX style boots, a pair of Tech 3 Off Roads. First impressions...I need to move the rear brake lever down and out of the way and I may take the pivot pegs off and put the oem back on.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:37 AM   #51
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For you veterans, I'm struggling to make a tire choice for this ride. This will be my first time to the Roaming Rally. Heidenau's or Dunlop 908/MT 21 combo or something else? I currently run the Heidenau's and love them as an all around tire, but I was out in the mud and snow today and they were not the best.
Certainly no expert here but I think you've answered your own question. If you need a push I'd go with the 908/MT 21 or 606 assuming it'll be a wet June. If it isn't wet you'll still be ok with that choice.

Then again, the Heidenaus remind me of the Gripster and I'm not a fan of those in the mud. YMMV.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:45 AM   #52
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My choice for the past two years has been Kenda Big Block for the rear and Millville for the front. I seriously doubt (and hope) this year can be any sloppier that the first year. This combo worked very well for me. At one point I was in a swamp with water and black muck over a foot and half deep and had really no problem. Last year there wasn't as much wet but quite a bit of loose gravel and rocks. Again I had no issues.

I have a Heidenau K60 on the rear of my Adventure right now and it's been a terrific tire but,,,, I find once they wear down to the center bar and those big lugs get to be all one big flat center, the tire is pretty much useless on anything but dry surfaces. I use a utility knife to keep cutting the connector as the tire wears.

Like EvilClown says above,,,,, YMMV
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:44 PM   #53
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I like the mt 21 that came stock on my bike but will be giving the Motoz a try this year.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:52 PM   #54
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I'm giving these bad boys a try this year.

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:17 AM   #55
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I'm giving these bad boys a try this year.

What's up with the yellow stripes?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:35 AM   #56
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What's up with the yellow stripes?
Midas code.

Red Stripe: Standard compound with 3 textile ply layers. Suitable for motocross applications.

Yellow Stripe: Enduro compound that is softer than the Red Stripe; 4 textile ply layers; suitable for a wider range of terrain. DOT approved.

Green Stripe: Special compound with Kevlar nano-fibers; suitable for extreme enduro; lighter carcass than the Yellow Stripe; excellent grip on hard terrain. DOT approved.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:51 AM   #57
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I'm giving these bad boys a try this year.

The tread on those is similar to what I run.

Big Block rear



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Old 04-01-2013, 09:55 AM   #58
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The tread on those is similar to what I run.
Kinda similar, heard good things about Mitas....we will see.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:08 PM   #59
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Montana mounted and adv-spec side covers on. Soon time to spoon on the new tires and break them in.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:49 AM   #60
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I mounted some Kends BBs a few weeks ago. Great traction off road (although I have not tried the mud yet). They have great road manners too.
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