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Old 09-18-2013, 09:12 PM   #30211
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Just a few photos from our trip to the Rally.......

Ready to hit the road. Two 990's on the trailer and two GS's riding out.


A buddy hooked us up with a condo for a few days. As it turns out the event was held in a parking lot just below our back patio. Thanks Mike...


A two wheel drive bike made by father and son and both are engineers. There were two of them.


The view from where the diner was help on the final night. We took a gondola to get there.


MXBundy


Me and Bundy


Bundy and the wife at an old fire house.




Somewhere near Zion or Bryce... who knows. A local gave us some off the beaten path route to get us off the slab for a while.


Longest trip I have ever made on a bike by a long shot.


That's all I got. See ya......
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:03 PM   #30212
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:14 AM   #30213
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Maybe by next April/May there will be someone who bought a new one and finds it too tall of a bike and will want me to buy it from them cheap.


LOL todd.......instead, we'll probably see lots of farkled 990s on the flea market by next year.



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Joel getting his award and swag while giving the room a chuckle.
that was funny, i got a kick on that one too.....

everyone was already laughing when mark called my name. people who know me were calling my name before i even got called.....

tony, nice pics. i need to post mine soon before they get stale.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:36 PM   #30214
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #30215
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got tires?
We like a fresh set of tries every 300 miles or so. It's just how the Seat Concepts crew rolls .......
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:01 PM   #30216
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Wink Free tire disposal for Seat Concepts crew.

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We like a fresh set of tries every 300 miles or so. It's just how the Seat Concepts crew rolls .......
I can "dispose" ALL your used tires. No charge.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #30217
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I can "dispose" ALL your used tires. No charge.
No you get all the deals, he's in my hood anyways.

nice reports keep em coming.

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Old 09-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #30218
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got tires?

those are the new motoz, aggressive tall knobs and still DOT approved.

SC introduced them at the rally. cost less than the 606.



anyone who tried them, please chime in.......
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #30219
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those are the new motoz, aggressive tall knobs and still DOT approved.

SC introduced them at the rally. cost less than the 606.



anyone who tried them, please chime in.......
I'll be trying them real soon, right mr. thumbs?
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:22 PM   #30220
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Motoz

Ersin has been running one on the back of his 990...Ersin???? Howz it working?

Plenty of reports on them throughout the forum. Some like 'em, some not. Greasy on road and melt like butter is what I've heard.

Phatperformanceparts.com in SD has been selling them for awhile. I think Western Powersports (distributor) has had them for awhile. They are all natural rubber, imported from Australia. Factory site: http://www.motoz.com.au/shop_content.asp?p=tyrerange

Motosportz (husky parts) is an active seller of them as well: http://www.motosportz.com/HVA-SS/Motoz_details.htm They love them.

There is an enduro version and a desert version, the latter is a tougher compound, DOT rated. BTW, speed rating is 'M' or 78mph.

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:07 PM   #30221
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those are the new motoz, aggressive tall knobs and still DOT approved.

SC introduced them at the rally. cost less than the 606.



anyone who tried them, please chime in.......
i heard tires with nobbies are highly over rated

u must have them on backwards
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #30222
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i heard tires with nobbies are highly over rated

u must have them on backwards
really! yeah scott you're way too funnny.....

i still have to try the trial tires. heard a lot of good things about them.

though not much a st rider here, the 606 fits the bill for pavement and fire roads for me....
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:30 PM   #30223
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i still have to try the trial tires. heard a lot of good things about them.
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...the 606 fits the bill for pavement and fire roads for me....
Joel finally convinced me to try the D606 for DS riding. I'm a new convert, really liking the rear on the Husky.

I ran a trials tire extensively on my KTM250XCFW. IMO they are outstanding for a smaller displacement bike, working well on both singletrack as well as desert. The downside is that they don't spin out so powersliding with them is difficult compared to a regular knobby. This exacerbates wear on them on a larger displacement bike. A 525 can litterally rip the knobs right off them. An aggressive 'track' type rider has to learn to let the rear follow the front. For the larger bikes I think they are great for ST but a good desert knobby will wear better for them in desert conditions.

I rode three years observed trials competition with ATA (American Trials Association). ALL trials bikes use a trials tire - they are what grip so well on rocks and roots. They run them at 4-5lbs psi. For a dirtbike on single track, double rimlocks are recommended so that 5-8lbs can be run in them. This allows the tire to conform to the terrain, but also makes them squirelly at high speed on pavement. Most riders will run them at 18-22 on road.

Here's what SOS has to say about trials tires. In fact, you really ought to not show up to ride with them without one:
http://www.stewardsofthesequoia.org/Ultimate_trail_tire.html BTW, your buddy Jimmy Lewis has a testimony here...he loves them. Also click the report link on the MT43, Chris Horgan's write up on them. Chris prefers the 'tubliss' system.


We like to ride some pretty gnarly desert terrain as well. Here's a group from a couple of years ago in the Ridgecrest area with a lot of steep rocky hills. This group of about 12-15 riders consisted primarily of youthful riders on 250 mx style bikes. They had a helluva time getting up the hills. I could see them looking down their nose at this old man with his trials tire, but when I passed them all falling all over the trail, plonking easily to the top, they all wanted to know about these trials tires. The MT43 is the ONLY one to run on a dirtbike. It has a stiffer carcass and durable compound compared to the other brands. The Michelin is tops for a the trials bikes because they are so soft.

The second pic is a waterfall lip at the top of a climb, about 2-3 feet of veritcal lip. Some of the riders had a tough time.




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Old 09-20-2013, 12:15 AM   #30224
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I ran the MotoZ on the SE for the entire 2100 mile CO trip and they still have lots of life left in them. THey are only ok on tarmac but are great on dirt and will be my tire of choice for the foreseeable future on the SE.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:00 PM   #30225
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606 is about the worst tire ever, so the Motoz have to be better

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