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Old 01-10-2012, 06:11 AM   #26461
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For what it's worth I've considered 180 miles to be "safe" out of the 3.1. I probably wouldn't want to try and push it past that if I was doing a lot of high speed highway though. I'm also geared pretty low at 13/47 with the stock tires so I'm sure that puts me a little lower on mpg than most folks. With the 3.1 and Rotopax you'll net 200 easy. I know someone at sometime said they never managed to get more than the 3.1 out of there Safari but others seem to be able to get the full 3.6 or whatever it is. I would consider the Safari safe for 200 miles if you could get every drop out. I think the big IMS would be a little larger than you'd want or need given your mileage requirement. I'm far from an expert though.
When I filled up my Safari it held a bonafide 4 gallons. I've gotten as much as 270 miles out of it but I consider 250 about all I would want to go on it unless I knew I was getting really great mileage.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:27 AM   #26462
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Just get dirt, 17 in tires. Best of both worlds.
You mean like dirt tires on the 17"ers? Thought of that but I doubt it would do technical trails and desert like I want.
I met one fellow who had fatties on his X and said it was good but I don't know what his skill level was.
I'd like to hera more opinions on this...
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:46 AM   #26463
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You mean like dirt tires on the 17"ers? Thought of that but I doubt it would do technical trails and desert like I want.
I met one fellow who had fatties on his X and said it was good but I don't know what his skill level was.
I'd like to hera more opinions on this...
Look up Rydnseek's post on here. He has used them since day one with much sucess.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:54 AM   #26464
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Some people are going a cheaper route and just swapping the front to a 21 and leaving the back the stock 17.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:01 AM   #26465
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...thought of that too. Seems it would be worth a try.
I just don't see 17" being realistic for any sort of aggressive riding. I'm sure they're fine for cowtrailin' and such.
I hear TKC's are coming out for 17" front and rear.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #26466
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You mean like dirt tires on the 17"ers? Thought of that but I doubt it would do technical trails and desert like I want.
I met one fellow who had fatties on his X and said it was good but I don't know what his skill level was.
I'd like to hera more opinions on this...

I find that knobbies on the 17 inch wheels work great for the riding that I do. I ride mostly a mix of dirt / gravel roads, pavement, farm fields, and the occassional single track.

I run the Shinko 244 series tire on the front and rear. The front is a 17x4.6 and the rear is a 17x5.10. I have about 2000 miles on them so far and they seem to be very stable, long wearing, and have great traction over mixed terrain. They don't clean out and hook up as well as a true dirt bikes tire in the mud and really rough stuff, but that is not what I ride, so no worries for me. The MT21 series tires are much more aggressive and are another option as well.

I have heard of guys swapping their 17's out for a 21/18 combo, and have seen a few even just swap out the front 17 for a 21. I thought that I would try the 17 setup with dual sport knobbies first, before unloading a bunch of money on a new wheelset or front wheel. I am very happy with my setup and have no plans on any wheel changes.

Here is a picture of my bike with the Shinko's mounted . I will try and get some more recent pictures as well.

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #26467
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21/17 or 21/18

i can't see the 17's working in the woops depending on your skill level...otherwise they probably would be fine.



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You mean like dirt tires on the 17"ers? Thought of that but I doubt it would do technical trails and desert like I want.
I met one fellow who had fatties on his X and said it was good but I don't know what his skill level was.
I'd like to hera more opinions on this...
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:49 AM   #26468
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I like the 3.1 for looks and the simplicity of not relying on a second pump. But...I want 200 mile range for annual rides to the Rockies. Have a Rotopak 1 gallon that could be mounted which adds to the decision.
You will do fine with the Rotopack and the 3.1 IMS. My WR got very good gas mileage outside of Silverton this past summer. The 3.1 would be close or just short on 200 mile gas stops though. My 3.5 Safari has gone right at 210 once when I was not watching the trip meter close enough. I was almost walking, Put 3.4 into it. I had been fooling with the low fuel sensor to get it to come on with less than a gallon left and had messed up. It was in the spill-off from the relief valve on the pump and was not going to light until the pump ran dry.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #26469
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21/17 or 21/18

i can't see the 17's working in the woops depending on your skill level...otherwise they probably would be fine.
Try it you will like it
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:57 AM   #26470
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That's looks awesome, I need to get one of these.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:38 AM   #26471
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That's looks awesome, I need to get one of these.
yea, these bikes are the ones that all of the other bikes want to have sex with!!
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #26472
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yea, these bikes are the ones that all of the other bikes want to have sex with!!




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Old 01-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #26473
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A few flags were thrown & penalties enforced....cause we played too dirty!



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Old 01-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #26474
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...thought of that too. Seems it would be worth a try.
I just don't see 17" being realistic for any sort of aggressive riding. I'm sure they're fine for cowtrailin' and such.
I hear TKC's are coming out for 17" front and rear.
17'' Kenda TrakMaster II on the back. $85. Warp 9 21'' wheel complete $375. CALL Warp 9, they have not updated their site.

To date I (only) have just under 200 miles on this set up and love it so far. Only problem so far is forcing myself to only use ONE finger on the front brake. I will order a 18'' rear, only to have two complete wheel sets.

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Old 01-11-2012, 01:45 AM   #26475
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My plastics are all bashed with cracks and broken mounting tabs, I haven't been able to find any replacements -anyone know where to source them?

I'm assuming I could get them from Yamaha at some exorbitant price.

Any help would be appreciated.
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