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Old 06-18-2014, 10:16 PM   #14461
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Anybody use or hear about the Sedona 887MX tires that Cyclegear sells? They have a damn cheap deal on them right now (which should tell me all I need to know). Only reason I am considering them is because of the price and their satisfaction guarantee.
I ran a set on my 640, I didn't like them and won't use them again.
Cheaper is not better. remember the only thing between you and the road is your tires...
What tires I do run are the MX71 front and rear on the 525. I'll mount an MT 43 rear for single track.
The 640 it's a 606 rear and MX 71 front.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:32 AM   #14462
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I ran a set on my 640, I didn't like them and won't use them again.
Cheaper is not better. remember the only thing between you and the road is your tires...
What tires I do run are the MX71 front and rear on the 525. I'll mount an MT 43 rear for single track.
The 640 it's a 606 rear and MX 71 front.
Sodona tires are junk. not worth the little money they cost. Garbage. ...
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:51 AM   #14463
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I do actually like my shinko rear 700 series - get a lot of wear on them (talking good after 1000 miles of high speed road and around town) and decent traction in dirt/sand but I have never been happy with the golden boy front or the knock off version of the GP1 or whatever it was on light sandy roads/fire roads. Although it DID save my ass on a salty tight corner heading up to/through Lake Isabella. I was going down for sure and some how, some where, after drifting the tire out a few inches starting my decent into the pavement, traction came back, kept on the throttle and carefully powered out of it. Good thing my butthole puckered and kept me suctioned to the seat.

I'll have to try the MX71 to see what kinda wear I get on them around town. Damn pcvance now you have me thinking two spare rear tires, one with trials, one dual sporty ish, and one street only/super light dualsport. Did I mention I hate changing tires?
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:10 PM   #14464
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Well we had a good ride yesterday.
2 xr650r
ktm 350
crf450
crf150
drz400
and we picked up a stragler on a yamaha half way through the ride.

We parked at the tamarack snow park and rode into bald. We went down the back side loop which was pretty hard but i would like to try going up it next time. It dumps you out at the dinkey side trail head of bald. Then we rode up the normal trail to the top of bald. Along the way the kid on the crf150 dropped his bike and cracked his case. Luckily just the day before i bought some jbweld putty and we fixed it and kept riding.
After bald we did brewer lake trail and then we left. Here is a video of a few parts.
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:11 PM   #14465
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Hi boys and girls, I was out on a couple a thousand mile ride on my BMW R1200RT. Looks like ya'all be having fun while I was away. I'll be ready to ride just as soon as my body heals from tossing the RT down the road.
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:58 PM   #14466
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Hi boys and girls, I was out on a couple a thousand mile ride on my BMW R1200RT. Looks like ya'all be having fun while I was away. I'll be ready to ride just as soon as my body heals from tossing the RT down the road.
Ahhhh shitty!

You alright?

**edit - maybe I am misreading ... did you eat shit?
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:20 PM   #14467
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tossed it

Mike, I'm a bit sore in the rib cage and right arm and the purple adds color to my otherwise pasty skin tone. 64 year old riders aren't cut out to slide on pavement. But the gear did do what it was employed to do. Sort of like a paper napkin, one time use only. 2000 miliseconds of slide protection.




JB Weld and a small alum plate mostly kept the oil in while I rode 600+ miles from northern Oregon to Redding where my wife met with the trailer.

Bye the way I found a great off-road park in Oregon, 9000 acres 300 miles of trails. Gotta go there sometime with the enduro.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:26 PM   #14468
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Mike, I'm a bit sore in the rib cage and right arm and the purple adds color to my otherwise pasty skin tone. 64 year old riders aren't cut out to slide on pavement. But the gear did do what it was employed to do. Sort of like a paper napkin, one time use only. 2000 miliseconds of slide protection.




JB Weld and a small alum plate mostly kept the oil in while I rode 600+ miles from northern Oregon to Redding where my wife met with the trailer.

Bye the way I found a great off-road park in Oregon, 9000 acres 300 miles of trails. Gotta go there sometime with the enduro.
YIKES, glad your OK glen

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Old 06-23-2014, 06:43 AM   #14469
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Ahhhhh yikes ok ya thought thats what you meant.

Glad you are ok - terifying feeling that 2000 milliseconds though.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:55 AM   #14470
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Glad your OK Joe, I told you those street bike are SKEERY! Juanita wasnt on back? I thought that was the plan?

Back story please...
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:52 AM   #14471
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Juanita didn't go on this trip. Franz and I rode up through the mountainous roads of Cal. Then zig zagged back and forth from Nevada and Oregon up into Idaho eastward then westward into Montana and back into Northern Idaho for a rally put on by members of an internet forum of which I participate. All the roads were wonderful and scenic. Except for about three days of rain on the trip the roads were fine. On the return another rider "Frank" came along. I came upon the second apex of a 25mph downhill S-curve that was covered in gravel. Perhaps 15mph was in order. As I tipped in the front tucked and the bike and I parted company very quickly in a low-side slide across very coarse chip-sealed pavement.
The front story is that I instructed Frank to ride back to the off-road park for assistance. Where a posse consisting of the Sheriff and park supervisor and assistant with a trailer arrived. Back at the off-road park while the EMTs were checking me out and serving me beer, Frank and Franz began formulating a mend for the BMW valve cover that you see in the pic.
The park folks gave them full use of their shop. They gave us a place to stay for the night too. In the morning the mend looked worthy so against the odds wagered between the park guys three BMWs rode off. It was a 300 mile day of caution and pain for me. Upon arrival to a motel for the night I contacted Juanita about coming to get me with the trailer. We decided on meeting at a point 300 miles away for me where she and I would meet at about the same time the next day. It was Redding and we were about 10 minutes apart. Frank helped me load the bike because Franz was suffering from back spasms all week. Getting old is a bitch. There are a few broken, bent, and heavily scratched parts on the fairing in addition to the valve cover that need replacing. Today I'll call the insurance co to see what the drill is to be.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:14 AM   #14472
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Glad you are able to walk away from the low side Joe. Thankfully you didnt experience the volcanic rock slab. That stuff stays with you months after the skid marks. for a speedy recovery.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:50 AM   #14473
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Ouch! Glad you're ok, Joe.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #14474
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Dam, good thing she wasn't on back! I was thinking this was the trip we talked about in Mammoth where she was going.

Vicodin and Vodka heal me up fast
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:54 PM   #14475
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Juanita expressed a late interest in going but in the end stayed. If she were with me all would have been different.
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