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Old 07-18-2012, 04:32 AM   #23896
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Working on installing my Leo Vince silencer. Got carbon fiber splinters off the hangers as I was taking them out of the box. Never heard any comments about that before. Spent probably a couple hours with a piece of 320 grit dressing the edges tonight, then mixed up some epoxy to fill the porosity in edges of the thick sections where it actually gets bolted to the bike. Anyone else do that, or am I the OCD king?
It can happen, but you might be OCDing a bit.


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Old 07-18-2012, 06:31 AM   #23897
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My 606s are great for about 600 miles then quickly drops off . I cant afford the 6 to 800 mile tire change anymore. They claim the scouts are a 5 to 8000 mile tire.
Based on the appearance of those tires, they will probably start out less grippy than a worn D606. Lifetime and grip are often a tradeoff...
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:40 AM   #23898
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My 606s are great for about 600 miles then quickly drops off . I cant afford the 6 to 800 mile tire change anymore. They claim the scouts are a 5 to 8000 mile tire.
If you're changing your 606's at 800 miles then that tells me you demand optimum dirt performance. If that is the case you probably won't be happy with the K60's and you definitely wouldn't get 5-8K miles on them before changing them out. Best to do some more research before popping for the expensive tire, cheaper options out there. Michelin T63 and Shinko 244 are both better values miles per dollar, good off/on road 80/20 compromise tires. Of course you'll be changing them out twice as often (also riding on fresh knobbies twice as often) as a Scout but at only one third the cost so you're ahead.

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Old 07-18-2012, 08:43 AM   #23899
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If you're changing your 606's at 800 miles then that tells me you demand optimum dirt performance. If that is the case you probably won't be happy with the K60's and you definitely wouldn't get 5-8K miles on them before changing them out. Best to do some more research before popping for the expensive tire, cheaper options out there. Michelin T63 and Shinko 244 are both better values miles per dollar, good off/on road 80/20 compromise tires. Of course you'll be changing them out twice as often (also riding on fresh knobbies twice as often) as a Scout but at only one third the cost so you're ahead.

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I might go months and never see dirt then do a week of dirt its real sporadic. I'm leaving for Colorado next month on the 2nd . I thought this year Ill try a 50/50 rear and a 606 front. I don't forsee a 50/50 front
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:47 AM   #23900
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I put the Mefo Super Explorer on the rear of my TE610 and I have to say I was totally impressed with a tire that doesn't appear to be that aggressive but actually did pretty well. I'm not one that usually gets great mileage out of tires. I wore out a set of Shinko 244's on the rear of an XT600 in under 1k miles.

Anyway, I have 4500 miles, a lot of that playing in the dirt on my rear Super Explorer and I have come away totally impressed. I even hit my fair share of mud with them and even there I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked. Now the front is the standard Mefo Explorer and although it worked, there were definitely times I was wishing for something a bit more aggressive up front, but it did well too. Both are pretty much going to be done around the same time. They actually have very good street characteristics also which was nice for those times I was playing in the twisties in between the dirt roads.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:09 PM   #23901
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I put the Mefo Super Explorer on the rear of my TE610 and I have to say I was totally impressed with a tire that doesn't appear to be that aggressive but actually did pretty well. I'm not one that usually gets great mileage out of tires. I wore out a set of Shinko 244's on the rear of an XT600 in under 1k miles.

Anyway, I have 4500 miles, a lot of that playing in the dirt on my rear Super Explorer and I have come away totally impressed. I even hit my fair share of mud with them and even there I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked. Now the front is the standard Mefo Explorer and although it worked, there were definitely times I was wishing for something a bit more aggressive up front, but it did well too. Both are pretty much going to be done around the same time. They actually have very good street characteristics also which was nice for those times I was playing in the twisties in between the dirt roads.
Who has mefos for our 610's
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #23902
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The Mitas E-07 is another hard wearing tyre which you might prefer over the K60 if you're getting off the road. I'd suggest them in a 130 instead of a 140.
I looked but couldn't find them
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #23903
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Who has mefos for our 610's
Keep in mind there are 2 different types of Mefo rear tires. There is the original Mefo Explorer that a lot of KLR guys liked, but there is now a "Super Explorer".

The Super Explorer was probably more meant for the KTM 950/990 bikes that runs an 18" rear but it works just fine on the Husky TE610 too. I think that is one reason it lasts so well too because those are some pretty heavy bikes. There is no super explorer front, so you either run the standard Mefo Explorer front or something else which I would probably do next time that is a bit more aggressive.

This is the Mefo Super Explorer - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=580797 and only comes in the 18" rear size I think.





They actually look a lot like the 130 size Heidenau K60 which comes in the 17" size for bikes like the DR650 and KLR650.


Let me see if I can dig up places to buy them from.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:25 PM   #23904
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Here's some places that sell it
- http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/4808/
- http://www.motorcycletire.com/mercha...ore_Code=tires
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:35 PM   #23905
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I think the Super Explorer only comes in the 140 size. The 130's are the regular Explorer.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #23906
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About 7k. A lot of that was last year and on the road. Now I'm never on the road and the miles have slowed down. All day in the woods is 50/60 miles and I'm lucky to get that once a week. I need to ride more! Yes, the bike still looks good, but don't be fooled, it gets ridden hard off road! I just clean it after every ride and fix what ever needs to be fixed. Its a great bike that's never let me down!
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My son (15 yrs old) has been bitten by the riding bug and we are trying to determine if it is feasible to actually make a Father/Son activity out of it in the Greater Hartford area. It seems like you have found enough trails to make it work fairly close to home if you are able to stretch out for 50/60 at a go. Are there secret runs that you can share or are you on private land that is not accessible to others. Please feel free to reply privately to stephendunn@mac.com if that would be more comfortable. We live across the mountain from you in Simsbury.

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Old 07-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #23907
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I thought the 140 Super E worked well on the 610. Maybe its a little wide, but the Husky has no issues with it. It was put on right before I bought the bike and I almost changed it, but figured I'd give it a shot and glad I did.

I ran the regular explorer on a KLR in the past and I wasn't as impressed with it as I was with the Super E.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:32 AM   #23908
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Question Uh-Oh, parts left over...

This week I had my shock lowered and in getting it out I probably took off more than I needed to. The big problem is that I have a few parts left over and I can't figure out where they belong!

After about 4 hours of working on the bike I turned the key on and immediately the fuel pump started gushing fuel all over and I was tired and done for the night and will tackle that tomorrow. I think I probably somehow disconnected hoses somewhere and don't think these parts have anything to do with it but....???
Here's another view with flash

I'm thinking the clip goes on or near the exhaust somewhere??? The small spacer may go on the crash bars for the panniers??? I don't have ANY idea where those large spacers go and I thought they were part of the rear linkage but they're too clean!
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:48 AM   #23909
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The two big spacers look like the exhaust muffler standoffs to me. I dunno about the other two though.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:51 AM   #23910
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This week I had my shock lowered and in getting it out I probably took off more than I needed to. The big problem is that I have a few parts left over and I can't figure out where they belong!
Here's my take: the large spacers are for the exhaust silencer mounting bolts, the clip is for the top mount of the airbox (end of the subframe bolt goes through it). No idea about the small spacer though.
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