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Old 03-04-2013, 12:22 PM   #8551
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:12 PM   #8552
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My old man will cut you a deal on one ;-) he's over 250lb and it goes fairly well with him!

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Old 03-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #8553
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #8554
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I think I'm with Hillbilly on this one. I hate riding w/ quads/SXS. I really don't like anything with four wheels on the trail with me for alot of reasons. This is why I have fallen in love with single track.
That is certainly in my top five reasons! Would also add...

- awesome technical challenges
- unparalleled exercise per mile
- virtually dust free
- year round riding
- budget friendly

I'm totally hooked!

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #8555
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I did get the Dirty Girl out for a spin Saturday before last.



She likes the mud but needs a new rear shoe. Any recommendations? She has a Avon Gripster right now. Not sure if I want to go a little more aggressive of not. It seems to handle mud well but doesn't clean itself out in the thick stuff.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:24 PM   #8556
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Even tho some don't like them, I am fond of the Kenda Big Blocks.
Stick good on pavement, good off road.

Kinda soft, but the guys that were killing them were on heavy, 100+ horsepower bikes.
My 400 wears them just fine, and I paid $150 for the pair
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:30 AM   #8557
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I did get the Dirty Girl out for a spin Saturday before last.



She likes the mud but needs a new rear shoe. Any recommendations? She has a Avon Gripster right now. Not sure if I want to go a little more aggressive of not. It seems to handle mud well but doesn't clean itself out in the thick stuff.

If you want to stay mild the Shinko 705 is a good bang for the buck tire and excellent in the gravel. Fullbore M40 is the same tire and a little cheaper.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:37 AM   #8558
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I have run a Shinko 700 on my 620. Probably going to put it back on this summer since I picked up my 300xc for the dirt. Anyhow, they are CHEAP and not bad on pavement. Also clean well. The 705 is probably a better tire, but it's almost twice the cost and I have my beemer and RC51 if I'm on the street very long I just ride one of them.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:39 AM   #8559
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I'd think a Shinko 244fr/705 rear would be a pretty good combo.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:56 AM   #8560
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Well the wife talked me right out of selling the TW, looks like she wants to start riding so that will become hers.

If anyone knows of somebody selling a plated dual sport for under $2200, please let me know!

Would love to find a decent DR650 or something along those lines, but anything comparable would be considered.

I'm near Snowshoe most every weekend at the in-law's cabin enjoying the great state that you all have the privilege of calling home!
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:28 PM   #8561
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I did get the Dirty Girl out for a spin Saturday before last.



She likes the mud but needs a new rear shoe. Any recommendations? She has a Avon Gripster right now. Not sure if I want to go a little more aggressive of not. It seems to handle mud well but doesn't clean itself out in the thick stuff.
IBiker,

I've ran 2 sets of D606 on my DR650 and they are great in dirt and mud. The front end tends to dive and wander in gravel in fast corners and they were loud on the highway and when half worn could slide when carving blacktop corners. Got about 3000 miles out of a front and rear set.

I'm currently running Shinko 244 front and rear and have 1,000 miles on them so far and I like them. As a 50/50 tire the 244s are good on the highway, not too noisy, better on gravel than the D606s, good on hard dirt and rocks, and decent in mud but can get you in trouble quick on wet leaves or clay with the 650s power. Owner Reviews for the 244 are good and the cost around $100 a set. Don
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #8562
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Even tho some don't like them, I am fond of the Kenda Big Blocks.
Stick good on pavement, good off road.

Kinda soft, but the guys that were killing them were on heavy, 100+ horsepower bikes.
My 400 wears them just fine, and I paid $150 for the pair
What sizes did you use on your 400 and where did you get that price on them?
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #8563
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Hello all, can't wait until warmer weather to get a ride in. I live in fayette co. neer Oak Hill. I just got back into riding about 3 years ago after 25 years. I do most of my riding here local but, get a few rides in Pendleton co.(Franklin) area.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:39 PM   #8564
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Well the wife talked me right out of selling the TW, looks like she wants to start riding so that will become hers.

If anyone knows of somebody selling a plated dual sport for under $2200, please let me know!

Would love to find a decent DR650 or something along those lines, but anything comparable would be considered.

I'm near Snowshoe most every weekend at the in-law's cabin enjoying the great state that you all have the privilege of calling home!
I'll keep my eyes pealed in my craigslist wanderings

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #8565
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Hello all, can't wait until warmer weather to get a ride in. I live in fayette co. neer Oak Hill. I just got back into riding about 3 years ago after 25 years. I do most of my riding here local but, get a few rides in Pendleton co.(Franklin) area.
Just over the hill from ya in Gassaway.
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