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Old 03-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #75286
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Also, after quite a few questions, I might as well "confess"...
I am now the proud owner of a '96 DR! So far I am loving the bike, although it is still barely above 0c here and snow is still all around...
The bike is in really good condition with stuff swapped for new parts all over the bike - all I had to do when I got it was adjust the rear brake pedal (which travelled a little too far for my liking!).

Trying to figure out a decent luggage system on a budget - soft luggage for pavement riding.

Great to also be part of the DR community, as you guys are so bloomin' helpful!
Pictures of the bike to follow another day.

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:10 PM   #75287
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We had that problem a couple of years ago. We had been free-feeding the dogs in the garage, but the mice decided to hijack the dog food and hide it over the winter. First, FatWife complained that her Jeep ran poorly. When I pulled the air filter and checked the airbox, I found this. Fortunately it apparently did not cause any problems and ran much better after I cleaned out the airbox.



Then I checked her F650 and found the mice had eaten through the air filter and the intake was plugged through airbox, into the fuel injection into the cylinder head intake all the way to the valves. We had the dealer clean out the F.I. and combustion chamber. Since the bike was never started, there was no damage...



This shows how much dog food I pulled out of the airbox:





From that day forward, the dogs were not feed in the garage any longer...
I think you need to trade the dog for a cat. Or get a cat the dog gets on with.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:28 PM   #75288
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #75289
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:41 PM   #75290
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Here is a good use of wolfman racks to support an additional tool tube. I will run some steel cable ties around for added security.

Oh, and the exhaust wrap wasn't really needed, tool tube stays reasonably cool.

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #75291
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"Jim, the tires have experienced this type of cracking due to being in freezing and below conditions. Unfortunately this condition is not covered under the workmanship and materials warranty."

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"I forwarded this back to our motorcycle rep. however in the summer you should be fine, but in the winter time you will most likely run into this issue if the tire is exposed to colder than freezing conditions."



Thanks for the info Lex. Since I ride all winter when the roads are dry, often at temps in the high teens and 20's F* and sometimes down in the single digits, I'm happy to spread the bad word about Bridgestone. Here's the pic I lifted from the guy's post.

I can't believe that this is the official Bridgestone response.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #75292
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I can't believe that this is the official Bridgestone response.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:19 PM   #75293
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Eh?

The other photo in Lex's link: (thanks Lex)

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Old 03-28-2013, 07:39 PM   #75294
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I don't either.
I believe it. Summer tires shouldn't even be stored in temperatures below freezing. They become brittle and slippery, like glass. Then they can shatter and/or crack, as you have seen.

A lot of people bad-mouth all-season cage tires as not being capable in the snow. They're not designed to be snow tires. They're simply designed to not become brittle and slick in freezing temps, while not vaporizing when heated up like many snow tires do. Moto tires are similar. If you see freezing temps, use tires rated for that.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #75295
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I believe it. Summer tires shouldn't even be stored in temperatures below freezing. They become brittle and slippery, like glass. Then they can shatter and/or crack, as you have seen.

A lot of people bad-mouth all-season cage tires as not being capable in the snow. They're not designed to be snow tires. They're simply designed to not become brittle and slick in freezing temps, while not vaporizing when heated up like many snow tires do. Moto tires are similar. If you see freezing temps, use tires rated for that.
I've lived in Colorado nearly all my life, and I've never seen a tire, moto or car, that froze and broke. You may be right but it gets below freezing here a lot, from Sept to May.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:15 PM   #75296
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I believe it. Summer tires shouldn't even be stored in temperatures below freezing. They become brittle and slippery, like glass. Then they can shatter and/or crack, as you have seen.

A lot of people bad-mouth all-season cage tires as not being capable in the snow. They're not designed to be snow tires. They're simply designed to not become brittle and slick in freezing temps, while not vaporizing when heated up like many snow tires do. Moto tires are similar. If you see freezing temps, use tires rated for that.
Growing up in PA seeing temps below zero for weeks at a time- I have never seen a tire freeze. I'm calling bullshit.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #75297
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This is true for "high performance summer tires" refer to your manufacturer for their guidelines for each model of tire.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=220
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #75298
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Warning from Hoosier....

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #75299
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So no mention of motorcycle tyres at all.
Picture of one cracked tyre and all Bridgestones are bad?

It's like the "All Trailwings are Deathwings" crap.

It also looks like it would have had to be a combination of extreme cold and a pointed impact on that road tyre...
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:39 PM   #75300
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So no mention of motorcycle tyres at all.
Picture of one cracked tyre and all Bridgestones are bad?

It's like the "All Trailwings are Deathwings" crap.

It also looks like it would have had to be a combination of extreme cold and a pointed impact on that road tyre...
Don't know about tires freezing, but my F-250 4x4 (235-16 Toyo load E) and toy hauler (235-15 Toyo load D) had flat spots on them for about an hour of driving after being parked over nite at Teslin, Yukon when the mercury read -72F with strong winds.

We drove jogging speed for several hours to get out of that cold valley to warmer places. Several valleys over it was only -42F and we could pick up speed. The locals said to not go very fast because springs or axles could break when hitting chuck holes etc. One of the trailer springs did break on the way home... from too much weight (Toyota Land Cruiser in the toy hauler and lots of carpenter tools).

Glad that spring broke behind the axle. A piece of firewood was inserted between the axle and frame and wired in place. That field repair lasted several thousand miles to home. New springs were installed there in a warm shop. It was a nice month long road trip to Anchorage for Christmas to visit family and picked up the Toyota and tools.

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