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Old 10-11-2007, 10:40 AM   #136
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What did you use for tires on that trip?
them tars look like TKC 80's
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:49 AM   #137
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yep, 140 in the rear. No issues. The setup worked real well.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:29 PM   #138
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Hey CJ,

Did you run the same tars the whole trip, or did you swap to new TKC once in CO?

BTW, I installed the SAS plates I bought from you in June when I did my 4500 mile oil change in August. They look great and the fit/finish is top shelf - thanks.

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Old 10-12-2007, 05:45 AM   #139
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Glad they worked out for you. Thanks again.

I had an well used Scorp on the rear at the time so I ran that out, but put a new front TKC on before I left. I swapped a new TKC, that I brought along, on in the driveway when I got out to Denver.

Seeing as how it's 1,000 miles of slab, no need to burn up the center of the TKC, I'd need as much life out of it as possible. When I returned to Denver I was going to swap the Scorp back on, but the TKC was pretty much toast, so I saved the time and hit the road. I got my money's worth out of it. Fronts I get about 7,000 miles out of them before I swap a new one on, rear about 5,000. The front gets a bit cupped and vibey on the free way but I can live w/ it. The rear just plain wears out. I would do the same when I go back. Or arrange to buy one when you get out there, so they can have your old tire. Total trip was just about 4,000 miles in a week.

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Did you run the same tars the whole trip, or did you swap to new TKC once in CO?

BTW, I installed the SAS plates I bought from you in June when I did my 4500 mile oil change in August. They look great and the fit/finish is top shelf - thanks.

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Old 10-16-2007, 10:22 AM   #140
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This was on Willnevergrowup's bike this weekend. The side stand trick. These are suppose to be the tuff rims, the 04's. This was done w/ no lube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzgHVjXZwoM&NR=1

I have two 1.5" x 1.5" x about 6" long blocks underneath the rim to keep the rotor off the ground and let the side stand push down further on the bead. These block fit well in my ammo cans, I use them w/ my Pepsi can cooker when warming up water to make food at camp.

Then a buddy from work stopped by to make sure we were not hung over and actually working.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hyppNRTDFY

He then took a lap around the track after he duct taped his camera to the front of the Spider.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSiIyDAxmGI



Thanks BMWgsbill and Kevin.

Now this is a dual sport bike. (barely)

The rest of the story is here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=276297
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:57 AM   #141
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They finally showed up. Got them installed last night and gassed up. All 12 gallons worth. The bike handles well on pavement yet, hopefully get on some trails this weekend. I have the SE .59 springs installed, and would highly recommend them if you plan to use these. White rear panels are on order to finish off the look. They are 25.5" wide, This is about the same width as the stock tanks and my SW crash bars installed. So figure about 2" wider on a side from stock. I'll be working on getting my SW bars modified to work w/ these tanks in the future. They weight in w/o the fitting and lights at 14.5 lbs. I have not weighed the stock tanks and front fairing piece to see how that compares.

6 gallons of gas in these tanks comes up to about the bottom of the coolant reservoir. (bottom of the tank window) It will caring the fuel very low for better center of gravity when you don't need all the range.

They are not much wider where your knees are placed too, maybe 1/2" or so. Standing up you don't even notice a change.

I have also installed an 08 SX front fender to replace my badly beaten up SM fender. The new design of these fender eliminates the need for the fender brace. When this one is toast I think I'll give the SE fender a try, I think out of all the ones I've tried I like the SE the best.


"Added 12/28/09 for referance"

The SE springs fit into the 04' "S" forks with out need to modify the hydro stop. The stop was the same diameter as the one in my 06' "S".

With the SE .59 springs I installed a .850 spacer in the 04', my 06' took .410.

The 04 "S" took about 750cc of oil to fill up 100mm from top.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:47 AM   #142
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Very nice cj. I was wondering what the white ones would look like. Can you see the fuel through sides? Might be an advantage if you can. It is on my dirt bikes.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:53 AM   #143
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Very nice cj. I was wondering what the white ones would look like. Can you see the fuel through sides? Might be an advantage if you can. It is on my dirt bikes.
Ya you can, I figured might be handy when figuring out if you can make the next town or not. I marked it off at each gallon like the rally bikes so I can get a better idea. Now I'm sure I'll run out of fuel. You can just see the fuel level at the blinkers and the filler cap.
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:09 AM   #144
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Finished up modifing the SW crash bars to fit on 12 tanks. I guess now all I have to is test them out. I got rid of the funky bend/mount by the right ankle and mouted it to the frame like all the other bars. We'll see how they hold up, but a night's worth of work was better than paying $375 for the Touratech bars that are on backorder untill who knows when.

BTW, the stickers are a test to see if my graphics will hold up. :)
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:09 AM   #145
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:10 AM   #146
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:12 AM   #147
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Pretty happy w/ these.
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:54 AM   #148
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Pretty happy w/ these.
I like your bike CJ. I'm hoping you'll report on how the bigger tanks affect the S in the handling department.
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:24 PM   #149
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CJ,
Your bike looks the business. The natural tanks look really good.
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