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Old 04-17-2014, 09:04 AM   #29461
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I think I have some black oil..... How much you willing to pay for it?
NO! that black KTM oil is full of metal shavings. Suzy don't like that.

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Old 04-17-2014, 09:15 AM   #29462
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NO! that black KTM oil is full of metal shavings. Suzy don't like that.


I have some Black BMW oil also, but not sure if you can afford it.....
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:57 AM   #29463
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Clay, TKC's suck IMHO
I agree with BD! TKC's wear really fast and don't work that well on any surface for me. The only serious crash I ever had in 50k miles on my 950 was on TKCs.

The 908 RR/606 combo is my favorite for offroad but won't last a lot better than TKCS's. Maybe 2500-3000 miles.

For mainly street riding and dry FS road riding, the stock tires do pretty well.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:06 PM   #29464
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I agree with BD! TKC's wear really fast and don't work that well on any surface for me. The only serious crash I ever had in 50k miles on my 950 was on TKCs.

The 908 RR/606 combo is my favorite for offroad but won't last a lot better than TKCS's. Maybe 2500-3000 miles.

For mainly street riding and dry FS road riding, the stock tires do pretty well.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:37 PM   #29465
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:02 PM   #29466
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Tires

Has anybody tried the Shinko 705's on the 9xx? I ran them on my V-Strom 1000 and really liked the handling both on and off-road. They're very pointy so turn in very fast.

They don't make the sizes for my new 1190 but if they ever do I'll probably give them a shot. For $160 a set they're hard to beat. They also last well.

Michelin also has a new tire out, the Anakee Wild. It's more off road centric than the Anakee 3 but still supposedly lasts well.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:13 PM   #29467
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The wife and I will be camping off the S10 this weekend. Probably on FS58 near Suches. There are some awesome camp sites right along the river and I sleep very well to the roar of the river. If you see a black Super T up there, be sure to salute.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:00 PM   #29468
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The wife and I will be camping off the S10 this weekend. Probably on FS58 near Suches. There are some awesome camp sites right along the river and I sleep very well to the roar of the river. If you see a black Super T up there, be sure to salute.
I was thinking of riding through there tomorrow mid-morning (once it gets over 50) and hitting Cooper Creek area on the new 1190. When do you expect to be there Mike? Those camping spots along FS58 likely fill up fast on weekends.

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Old 04-18-2014, 12:58 AM   #29469
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The wife and I will be camping off the S10 this weekend. Probably on FS58 near Suches. There are some awesome camp sites right along the river and I sleep very well to the roar of the river. If you see a black Super T up there, be sure to salute.
Will not be on the bike but the wife, grandson and I will prolly be over on Wolf Creek Rd this weekend.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:15 AM   #29470
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I was thinking of riding through there tomorrow mid-morning (once it gets over 50) and hitting Cooper Creek area on the new 1190. When do you expect to be there Mike? Those camping spots along FS58 likely fill up fast on weekends.

Drew.
Actually, after seeing the weather report this morning, I've decided to head up toward Tellico Plains, TN. We will either be camping on North River Rd. or over by Citico creek. Most of the rain is to the south this weekend.

I have to work today, but I'll probably bug out a little early...don't know what time, but I hope it's early enough to collect some firewood after I get there.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:22 AM   #29471
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I find the light gold stuff hard to see in the sight glass.
I painted my sight glass so now it's always showing the proper amount of oil and it never shows dirty oil.

  1. Clean sight glass w/alcohol
  2. Use 400 sand paper on sight glass
  3. Mask area around sight glass w/painters tape
  4. Apply Testor's flat black to sight glass - let dry
  5. Mark off top half of sight glass w/painters tape
  6. Apply Testor's Brass (SKU# 1182TT) - let dry

Maintenance free is the way to go baby!

And, don't be jealous - maintenance prowess is a gift, you can't learn stuff like this from that book-smart crap.

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:07 AM   #29472
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Has anybody tried the Shinko 705's on the 9xx? I ran them on my V-Strom 1000 and really liked the handling both on and off-road. They're very pointy so turn in very fast.

They don't make the sizes for my new 1190 but if they ever do I'll probably give them a shot. For $160 a set they're hard to beat. They also last well.

Michelin also has a new tire out, the Anakee Wild. It's more off road centric than the Anakee 3 but still supposedly lasts well.
I'm using these on the 1190
Kenda K784 Big Block Motorcycle Tire
Heidenau K60 Scout Dual Sport Motorcycle Tire

They work pretty well and I have almost 2K miles on them with little wear.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:14 PM   #29473
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The wife and I will be camping off the S10 this weekend. Probably on FS58 near Suches. There are some awesome camp sites right along the river and I sleep very well to the roar of the river. If you see a black Super T up there, be sure to salute.
Perhaps you can answer a question I have had for a long time. I have thought about using one of those side of the road camp sites, but my daughter has always raised the question of what to do for a bathroom. Not a problem for me, but you know girls. What is the answer?
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:10 PM   #29474
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Perhaps you can answer a question I have had for a long time. I have thought about using one of those side of the road camp sites, but my daughter has always raised the question of what to do for a bathroom. Not a problem for me, but you know girls. What is the answer?
Squat and pee in the woods

Seriously, I'm sure it's not for every gal, but usually if they've spent any time primitive camping, they get used to it.

Even on our DS rides, the gals just hike off and pee in the woods. On the rare chance, there are no trees, we've even arranged the bikes and have all the guys turn their backs and give the gals as much privacy as we can to pee. They usually don't fuss about it.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:04 AM   #29475
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