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Old 04-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #34651
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Question New computer advice

I have been looking into getting a new computer for the WR. I have heard that the speedometer can be off by quite a bit. Has anyone found one they really like. I have been looking at trail tech. Any advice would be helpful.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:54 PM   #34652
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:46 PM   #34653
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Do you mean K&N?
Wow, I'm retarded, yeah. Not sure where my brain was on that one. K and N.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:54 AM   #34654
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The shinko 705 or full bore m40 is a good slab tire and fine in gravel. I can get 12k front and 6k rear on a DL650 works out perfect two rears to one front. That kind of mileage would be easy on a wr. If my wr was my main commuter it would have 705s spooned on.
+1 on Shinkos, I've run several sets on my 1150GS and have been very pleased with them. They're half the price of Metzler Tourance and comparable tires and last just as long. The tread pattern is a bit blockier (and thus noisier) than some comparables, but I like that because I ride two-up on a lot of ratty asphalt and gravel. We get a lot of rain here too and they work great in the wet. I've got a set of Shinko 244s for my WR but am waiting until I've completely burned the Michelins off before putting the new tires on.



These are the radials - they make a bias-ply version but I've never used those since the GS is tubeless and radials are the recommended tire.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:24 AM   #34655
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These are the radials - they make a bias-ply version but I've never used those since the GS is tubeless and radials are the recommended tire.
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New tires excite me . . . new parts excite me . . . I just hope when my fuel tank arrives at work I have a box of Kleenex nearby when I open the package.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:40 AM   #34656
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I have been looking into getting a new computer for the WR. I have heard that the speedometer can be off by quite a bit. Has anyone found one they really like. I have been looking at trail tech. Any advice would be helpful.
You can't "replace" you head unit, it's part of the the engine management system. You can buy a speedo DRD for $70 and make the stock unit 100% perfect.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikH6Shk3u44
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #34657
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New tires excite me . . . new parts excite me . . . I just hope when my fuel tank arrives at work I have a box of Kleenex nearby when I open the package.
OMG! I'm exactly the same! Everything about my bike excites me..
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #34658
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New tires excite me . . . new parts excite me . . . I just hope when my fuel tank arrives at work I have a box of Kleenex nearby when I open the package.
I'm totally with you! I usually take pictures, as you may have noticed from the tire photo above. I was so excited about reducing the noise my GS made with a Two Brothers Racing pipe on it that I photographed the re-pack kit when it arrived. I love it when the box has motorsickle stuff on it:



The re-pack kit didn't quiet that thing down a single decibel, so the Y-pipe and can have lived in a box in my shed ever since. That was a waste of $$$.

According to the FedEx tracking site my new awesome motorcycle stand should be here this afternoon, so I'll photodocument that as well!

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:41 AM   #34659
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According to the FedEx tracking site my new awesome motorcycle stand should be here this afternoon, so I'll photodocument that as well!

Doug
Mine too! But my stand is arriving at work and this is my day off - I'm hoping when I go to pick it up later today that nobody will drag me in and put me to work!
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:15 AM   #34660
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http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-e07-d...rear-tire.html

14,000kms and counting. Still useable again this summer. Great tire for everything except the real slick stuff
You're running the 120/80's? How much of a size difference is this from stock? Similar?

Are you running these or true knobbies for the RR?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #34661
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You're running the 120/80's? How much of a size difference is this from stock? Similar?

Are you running these or true knobbies for the RR?
Stock on on WRR is 120/80(rear).
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:10 PM   #34662
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I know Mitas claims they measure off the carcass not the tread so I'm guessing these would be taller then stock, but I dunno I never had the deathwings. I will be running a brand new full knobbie, well at least as new as it takes to get there from my house.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:16 PM   #34663
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Stock on on WRR is 120/80(rear).
But not all tires are measured equally right?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #34664
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But not all tires are measured equally right?
In theory, although different tire brands will have different profiles, the sizes should be relatively constant. a 120/80 is a 120/80 is a 120/80. BUT, the flip side is Nike, Reebok, and Puma can all make a size 9 sneaker, but will not be exactly the same.

FWIW, I have run 120/100 and 120/80 on my WRR, and they both fit fine.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:54 PM   #34665
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FWIW, I have run 120/100 and 120/80 on my WRR, and they both fit fine.
I'm going to run a 120/80 MT21 for a while. I might try these Mitas E07 since I've heard a lot of good things about them
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