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Old 06-26-2013, 03:51 PM   #36256
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A buddy of mine is wanting to put dual sport knobbies on his 17" wheels. It seems like I read that the tire of preference for this is the Pirelli MT21, but I'm wondering what size he needs to get.

Looking at the available sizes I'm thinking he'll need to run two rear tires F & R on his wheels. The only 17" tires I'm seeing are the 120/90-17 and 130/90-17, both of which are listed as "rear" tires.

What are you WR-X riders running for off-road tires? And are you running the same size F & R or going to a smaller width up front, like 130 rear and 120 front?

Thanks!
I have and X and am currently running Avon Distanzia's. I'm planning to go to a more aggressive tire in the future and have my eye on the Continental Twinduro, because they have a proper size front tire (120). I'm not interested in trying out a rear tire on the front, but I know plenty of people have done that. Here's the Twinduro:




...not as aggressive as the MT21's your considering, but much more aggressive than my Distanzias.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:41 PM   #36257
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I busted my oem light and replaced it with the diablo. Fits exactly right, no fuss.

You do end up with an extra little light, but I didn't hook it up. It looks to be a dim running light.

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I've read that the Baja Designs "Diablo" light will fit the WRR mask, and is both DOT-approved and only around $45 or so I think.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #36258
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Just thought another picture of a WR was needed.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:49 PM   #36259
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Just thought another picture of a WR was needed....<>
WR photobombs the Tiger.

nice pic
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:11 PM   #36260
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WR photobombs the Tiger.

nice pic
Ya I'd jump on the WR,2nd on good pic.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:30 AM   #36261
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Re: my bent shifter:

I plan to bend out the OEM one this weekend, and assess whether I have any other damage. Then I'll order another shifter and keep this one as a spare.

Would it be wise to heat before bending? Or will that ruin any tempering?
Don't bother heating, just bend it back to where it belongs and keep riding!

I'd also round off the top inside corner of the shifter so it's not a sharp knife edge--will help from further damaging the case when/if it gets bent again. DAMHIK...

I also really like this homemade shifter case guard from a few pages back:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=34553

Nice simple job, will try that myself. Thanks cjbiker
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:37 PM   #36262
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #36263
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A buddy of mine is wanting to put dual sport knobbies on his 17" wheels. It seems like I read that the tire of preference for this is the Pirelli MT21, but I'm wondering what size he needs to get.

Looking at the available sizes I'm thinking he'll need to run two rear tires F & R on his wheels. The only 17" tires I'm seeing are the 120/90-17 and 130/90-17, both of which are listed as "rear" tires.

What are you WR-X riders running for off-road tires? And are you running the same size F & R or going to a smaller width up front, like 130 rear and 120 front?

Thanks!
A lot of guys run the Shinko 244's front/rear on the X model. I actually owned an X model for a short while that had this setup.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:11 AM   #36264
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Don't bother heating, just bend it back to where it belongs and keep riding!

I'd also round off the top inside corner of the shifter so it's not a sharp knife edge--will help from further damaging the case when/if it gets bent again. DAMHIK...

I also really like this homemade shifter case guard from a few pages back:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=34553

Nice simple job, will try that myself. Thanks cjbiker
Thanks HWD! I forgot about that spatula / case saver. I bookmarked it, and will also clean up the inside of the shifter while it's off to remove the sharpness.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:13 AM   #36265
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You guys will probably get a laugh out of this...
Nice video. I've been wanting to hit a riding school, so this one will be on my radar.

BTW, this is my favorite Shane Watts video. It's nice to know the pros screw up, too.

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Old 06-28-2013, 05:35 AM   #36266
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:27 AM   #36267
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #36268
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I like the all white bike.

Just ordered a Seat Concepts low seat. Can't get here soon enough. I don't think I could make the 300 mile ride that I'm taking in a few weeks on the stocker. Hope it lives up to the reviews which all seem to be raving.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #36269
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What's that bolted to the chain guard?
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:21 PM   #36270
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Nice video. I've been wanting to hit a riding school, so this one will be on my radar.

BTW, this is my favorite Shane Watts video. It's nice to know the pros screw up, too.

That's awesome. I was just watching his video last night and was thinking he could do no wrong. Nice to see him make some of the same mistakes I do on a regular basis.
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