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Old 05-10-2006, 10:54 PM   #46
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:02 PM   #47
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theres a 2nd airfilter ?
I reckon Davo's referring to the CV Carb breather which used to come poorly equiped from the factory (probably still does?). I didn't know about it on my first DR and as a result the carb slide got dusted and scored. After that I used some fine air filter type foam in the breather and gave it an oil with filter oil every now and then to be sure.

I imagine it would only be an issue for riders who encounter a lot of dust.
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:04 PM   #48
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Is that the hose that is secured near the battery, near the top of the airbox?
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:07 PM   #49
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Best Street Only Tire

What do you think the best street only tire is? I am looking for something like a motard but with the standard 21" and 17" set up. What size should I go on the rear? 130, 140, 150?
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:08 AM   #50
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Is that the hose that is secured near the battery, near the top of the airbox?
Yep the black plastic thing on the end of the thick rubber hose under the seat at the back of the tank

Yep a breather - my mechanic says that if you neglect it and run in dusty conditions it can lead to premature carby wear.

I have replaced the original thin flimsy foam with thicker foam cut out of an old filter - I oil, clean and replace it at every air filter change.

It's loosely held by two black plastic wheels which you need to pick out.

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Old 05-11-2006, 12:52 AM   #51
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What do you think the best street only tire is? I am looking for something like a motard but with the standard 21" and 17" set up. What size should I go on the rear? 130, 140, 150?
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I really like the michelin anakee. I heard it's made of the same compound as the pilot sport tires. It semed very sticky on the back. I haven't tried one on the front, but I'd like to try a set of them. It's not a pure street tire, but I'm not sure there's anything stickier in a 21" front.
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:27 AM   #52
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What do you think the best street only tire is? I am looking for something like a motard but with the standard 21" and 17" set up. What size should I go on the rear? 130, 140, 150?
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I rode these very hard on the street every day. I was amazed at what they could climb, off road, and how well they handled dry or wet pavement. I didn't drag hard parts but my boot edge did get worn down.
I used the 140 80/18 on my KTM LC4.
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:28 PM   #53
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I rode these very hard on the street every day. I was amazed at what they could climb, off road, and how well they handled dry or wet pavement. I didn't drag hard parts but my boot edge did get worn down.
I used the 140 80/18 on my KTM LC4.
I'm assuming you meant the Anakee? What kind of off road surfaces did you try with it and how did it do?
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:08 AM   #54
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:39 AM   #55
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What do you think the best street only tire is? I am looking for something like a motard but with the standard 21" and 17" set up. What size should I go on the rear? 130, 140, 150?
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Try the Dunlop D607, it is very sticky for a 90/10 tire.
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Old 05-12-2006, 09:22 AM   #56
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Hey
I read on a motard forum where a guy was using these tires on his sportsmans bike.
Front: Avon AM41 Venom X Front Tire http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_venomx_frnt_tire.gif
Back: Avon
Roadrunner AM21 http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_r...21_rr_tire.gif

I searched around and found these come in 17s also so maybe:

Heard good things about these:
Back:
Avon AM44 Distanzia http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_d...ia_rr_tire.gif

or do you think this is too aggresive?
Back: Avon AM52 Buell Tires
http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_am52_rr_tire.gif


I got all the info from http://www.accwhse.com/avon.htm#Tires%20street

I have a second set of wheels for street only. Do you think 140 is too big?
Thanks again, Aaron
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Old 05-12-2006, 09:29 AM   #57
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Hey
I read on a motard forum where a guy was using these tires on his sportsmans bike.
Front: Avon AM41 Venom X Front Tire http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_venomx_frnt_tire.gif
Back: Avon
Roadrunner AM21 http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_r...21_rr_tire.gif

I searched around and found these come in 17s also so maybe:

Heard good things about these:
Back:
Avon AM44 Distanzia http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_d...ia_rr_tire.gif

or do you think this is too aggresive?
Back: Avon AM52 Buell Tires
http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_am52_rr_tire.gif


I got all the info from http://www.accwhse.com/avon.htm#Tires%20street

I have a second set of wheels for street only. Do you think 140 is too big?
Thanks again, Aaron

I ran a set of Distanzias on my KLR, they are great street tires, good grip and they lasted 12K.
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:16 PM   #58
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Interesting thread so far. I just put a Kenda Trakmaster rear knobby on mine. Had a deathwing before. Now in the woods it's a completely different bike. Always had a front knob.
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:06 PM   #59
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Doofus, what size rear Distanzia did you run?
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Old 05-14-2006, 04:33 PM   #60
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Doofus, what size rear Distanzia did you run?
These Maxxis melt like butter!
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