ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-28-2013, 07:52 AM   #34246
advmgm
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Omaha Arkansas - Motorcycling Paradise
Oddometer: 1,079
finally warm enough to get out so I took the WR out for a test last evening for about 1.5 hours.

Man, suspension technology sure has changed for the good in the 30 years since I was on anything that resembled a dual sport!

I confirmed there are some incredible dirt/gravel roads and lanes within two miles of my house here in northern Arkansas!!

I had a blast on one for about 15 miles before I decided I better turn around and head home.

Can you guys give me suggestions as to what to carry in my kit in case of a flat tire? I know front/rear spare tube, tire irons of some sort, patch kit for tube and some material to cover a slit in the tire, pump (have one of Slime units)? Anything else?

I made the right choice when I bought this machine.
advmgm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:45 AM   #34247
UtahFox
Gnarly Adventurer
 
UtahFox's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Salt Lake City
Oddometer: 446
Rim Locks & Air Pressure

So its standard practice to lower air pressure when you get on dirt, but I'm wondering if this means always? If you're on a dirt road VS. trails - hard pack VS. sand etc. How do rim locks play into this? If you're not doing any serious dirt riding, say at an OHV park or racing VS. dirt roads do you need to have rim locks installed?

Obviously I don't know a lot about this and I'd like to hear how you all do it.
UtahFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:50 AM   #34248
cjbiker
Nobody's Robot
 
cjbiker's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Southern Maine
Oddometer: 2,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by UtahFox View Post
So its standard practice to lower air pressure when you get on dirt, but I'm wondering if this means always? If you're on a dirt road VS. trails - hard pack VS. sand etc. How do rim locks play into this? If you're not doing any serious dirt riding, say at an OHV park or racing VS. dirt roads do you need to have rim locks installed?

Obviously I don't know a lot about this and I'd like to hear how you all do it.
I just run dirt pressure all the time with DOT knobbies. 12-15 psi or so.
cjbiker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #34249
UtahFox
Gnarly Adventurer
 
UtahFox's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Salt Lake City
Oddometer: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjbiker View Post
I just run dirt pressure all the time with DOT knobbies. 12-15 psi or so.
No rim locks?
UtahFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:53 AM   #34250
cjbiker
Nobody's Robot
 
cjbiker's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Southern Maine
Oddometer: 2,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by UtahFox View Post
No rim locks?
I always run rim locks on little bikes with knobbies. Install the tire and rim lock, static balance and you're good to go.
cjbiker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:55 AM   #34251
Rapid Dog
bikes, booze, broads...
 
Rapid Dog's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Strangel Living West of Hell
Oddometer: 9,572
Quote:
Originally Posted by UtahFox View Post
So its standard practice to lower air pressure when you get on dirt, but I'm wondering if this means always? If you're on a dirt road VS. trails - hard pack VS. sand etc. How do rim locks play into this? If you're not doing any serious dirt riding, say at an OHV park or racing VS. dirt roads do you need to have rim locks installed?

Obviously I don't know a lot about this and I'd like to hear how you all do it.
I run low(er) pressures, like 12F/15R most of the time with the MT21s, unless riding on the road for more than, say, 50 miles at a stretch.
I have HD (not ultraHD) tubes. Haven't had a problem.
Lower pressures are going to help your traction both front and rear on any surface that's dirt.
Rim lock IMO aren't needed on these little scooters. They just don't have enough torque to spin the rim.
__________________
'91 R100GSPD Derelict Deux , '81 R100RS Rattlecandy Red/'06 950 ADV Orangeboom/91 R100GSPD Derelict etc.

Rapid Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:58 AM   #34252
cjbiker
Nobody's Robot
 
cjbiker's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Southern Maine
Oddometer: 2,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rapid Dog View Post
...
Rim lock IMO aren't needed on these little scooters. They just don't have enough torque to spin the rim.
We may not have the torque to spin the tire on the rim, but you still can do it with the brakes. I run a rim lock to keep the tire on the wheel in case of a flat at high(er) speeds. I don't know if it really makes a difference, but it makes me feel better.

cjbiker screwed with this post 03-28-2013 at 09:29 AM
cjbiker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 09:00 AM   #34253
jawn
Taco Monster
 
jawn's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 104
Cry Another question about X->R conversion

I've got an X and a set of OEM R wheels sitting in the garage. I'm planning on doing the conversion, but I think I overlooked the hub difference.

If I want to use the OEM R wheels, is there a way to do it and keep the X front rotor? I see mentions of the hub being different, but I'm too dumb to understand what that means. Am I better off selling the OEM R wheels and getting a dirt set from Wheeling Cycle Supply?
jawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 09:02 AM   #34254
Rapid Dog
bikes, booze, broads...
 
Rapid Dog's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Strangel Living West of Hell
Oddometer: 9,572
Question

Any good ideas for what to use for lift straps?
I never used them, but after the last dumping I'm going to install front and rear straps.
Plenty out there to buy but it just seelms it would be 'cheeper' to make some...

__________________
'91 R100GSPD Derelict Deux , '81 R100RS Rattlecandy Red/'06 950 ADV Orangeboom/91 R100GSPD Derelict etc.

Rapid Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #34255
shep546
Gnarly Adventurer
 
shep546's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Oddometer: 215
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rapid Dog View Post
Any good ideas for what to use for lift straps?
I never used them, but after the last dumping I'm going to install front and rear straps.
Plenty out there to buy but it just seelms it would be 'cheeper' to make some...

They come in handy if you're doing really hard stuff like hill climbs, deep mud etc...m
shep546 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #34256
Rapid Dog
bikes, booze, broads...
 
Rapid Dog's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Strangel Living West of Hell
Oddometer: 9,572
...uh, yes I realize that....

__________________
'91 R100GSPD Derelict Deux , '81 R100RS Rattlecandy Red/'06 950 ADV Orangeboom/91 R100GSPD Derelict etc.

Rapid Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 10:16 AM   #34257
shep546
Gnarly Adventurer
 
shep546's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Oddometer: 215
Sorry I thought you asked what they were good for... my bad
shep546 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:20 AM   #34258
bash3r
I ain't no DingWeed
 
bash3r's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Wentzville, MO
Oddometer: 1,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by shep546 View Post
Almost done my winter upgrades...

So far: Kenda 270 rear, pirelli mt21 front
Fmf pipe
Ais removed
fmf programmer
uni air filter
acerbis handguards

to come: flatland skid plate

I was really thinking of running a Kenda 270 on rear this season see how it does. I've always ran D606s... but may give a K270 a try
__________________
08' Yamaha WR250R
09' Yamaha WR250F
14' BMW F800GSA

Adventure Tshirts | 3 Step Hideaway |Campground POIs
bash3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:32 AM   #34259
shep546
Gnarly Adventurer
 
shep546's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Oddometer: 215
Quote:
Originally Posted by bash3r View Post
I was really thinking of running a Kenda 270 on rear this season see how it does. I've always ran D606s... but may give a K270 a try
Well I can tell you right now on the roads you will find the kenda lacking and they wear a lot faster but where I live they are 1/2 the price of the dunlop...
shep546 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:37 AM   #34260
z@ch
Turn it up to eleven
 
z@ch's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Tejas Norte
Oddometer: 4,743
Trackmaster ROCKS in the nasty stuff but burns pretty quick on the asphalt.

Actually, the first 50% of the knobs burn quick then it hangs on for a while.

Maybe has somethin to do with less knob flex?
z@ch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015