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Old 08-10-2009, 09:32 PM   #136
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Hi guys, can someone please confirm that the Dunlop 606 fits on the front with the stock mud guard setup? I heard somewhere that the knobbies are too tall for the stock mud guard.

Thanks!!

I'd guess that the issue isn't so much the knob height, as what happens if the space between the knob and the fender clogs with mud. It does happen occasionally that "rally fendered" bikes pack up with mud around the front wheel -- with pretty horrific results. Not common, but when it does...
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:31 AM   #137
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:08 PM   #138
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This should be fun.....

Okay dirt hounds, wail and nash your teeth.....I mounted a Metzler ME880 last night on the rear.

160/70 B 17 73H

I'm not debating design and purpose of the bike or dirt worthiness of the tire (it's nil). I'm after 18k miles on a rear tire. The Tourances are coming in at 11k miles (2 sets now). The orgininal battlewings lasted 8k miles.

What will be of interest to you all (or y'all where I come from) is that the speedo is now spot on.

I went from 2 (or 3)MPH pessimistic to almost on the money-- no error in actual speed indicated by the speedo as compared to the speed confirmed by the Zumo.

This almost got embarassing on the morning commute as I traveled up on an LEO thinking I was just a little extra-legal and realizing suddenly that the numbers on the Zumo were not what I expected to see. That made me very extra-legal (relative to traffic). Fortunately, I think donuts were involved and I went unnoticed.

EDIT: Only 12k miles to wear bars on the ME880 so back to using Tourance.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:03 PM   #139
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hi there guys,

just wondering if the F650GS Twin Cast Rims can fit the F800gs.
i'm thinking of trading the 21" and 17" spoke rims on my 800 to those found on the 650... but imagine the cost to do it at the local dealer ship.. gonna cost a bomb!
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:32 PM   #140
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hi there guys,

just wondering if the F650GS Twin Cast Rims can fit the F800gs.
i'm thinking of trading the 21" and 17" spoke rims on my 800 to those found on the 650... but imagine the cost to do it at the local dealer ship.. gonna cost a bomb!

Are you after the smaller size(s), cast specifically, or tubeless in general?


You'll have to deal with the front brake issue (only 1 disc on the 658 front, IIRC) in addition to any other fitment issues...
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:15 AM   #141
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Are you after the smaller size(s), cast specifically, or tubeless in general?


You'll have to deal with the front brake issue (only 1 disc on the 658 front, IIRC) in addition to any other fitment issues...
hi there,

yes, i'm after the tubeless tires that can be used on those cast rims..
if only BMW had designed the same rims on the 1200ADV for the F800gs, then it'll be fantastic.. never like tube tires. my front tube tire's pressure always drops after a week to 170 from 230..

smaller front diameter rim would also help in reducing the turning radius of the bike. i do not go offroad often so do not need the 21" tires!
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:49 PM   #142
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hi there,

yes, i'm after the tubeless tires that can be used on those cast rims..
if only BMW had designed the same rims on the 1200ADV for the F800gs, then it'll be fantastic.. never like tube tires. my front tube tire's pressure always drops after a week to 170 from 230..

smaller front diameter rim would also help in reducing the turning radius of the bike. i do not go offroad often so do not need the 21" tires!
How about trading the F800GS in for a Verseys or SV650 "Wee Strom"? Or just buy a F800ST?

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:54 AM   #143
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How about trading the F800GS in for a Verseys or SV650 "Wee Strom"? Or just buy a F800ST?

David

too late bro... already gotten the 800 for 10months! dun think i am going to part so fast with this bike as there isnt any out in the market with better features/parts than my current bike.

i'm only very paranoid bout the tube tires..
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:44 AM   #144
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hi there guys,

just wondering if the F650GS Twin Cast Rims can fit the F800gs.
i'm thinking of trading the 21" and 17" spoke rims on my 800 to those found on the 650... but imagine the cost to do it at the local dealer ship.. gonna cost a bomb!
I'll trade as I have an F650 with cast rims and would like to swap them out for spokes. Not sure if we will have disk problems... Doesn't the F800 have twin disks up front??
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:03 AM   #145
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I'll trade as I have an F650 with cast rims and would like to swap them out for spokes. Not sure if we will have disk problems... Doesn't the F800 have twin disks up front??
yeah dude, the 800 has twin disc upfront...
i've yet to approach my local dealership to enquire on the swapping possibility..
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:18 PM   #146
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Mitas E-09 after 1850 Km (1150 miles)

Copied from a thread on our local Duals Sport club website...

Date: August 25th 2009

Odometer reading : 8520 Km

This tire has roughly 1850 Km on it to date, and i've been through a lot of sh!t with this tire for the type of bike. And I have only dropped the bike once in a water hole that wasn't even that muddy... go figure!
Tire wear is down to 9mm (4 mm wear) with about 80% asphalt (biggest day was about 400Km of asphalt with 27 to 30 Deg weather running from 90KPH to 150KPH.
Last week, I brought the bike up to a way stoopid speed on the highway, and stability was great. I'm surprised the MT-21 didn't start spitting knobs.

The good:
Wears better than the TKC to date
Marginally better on dirt roads than the TKC
Way better in wet stuff than the TKC
Quite a bit harder to drift in corners (Good but not as much fun... :twisted: )

The not so good:
Noisy tire on asphalt
Doesn't handle twisties on asphalt as well as the TKC

some pics from earlier tonite.




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Old 09-24-2009, 07:38 AM   #147
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This is cross posted. Gnarlyparts will no longer be carrying Mitas. They have some rears in stock so get em while they got em.
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:29 PM   #148
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This is cross posted. Gnarlyparts will no longer be carrying Mitas. They have some rears in stock so get em while they got em.
Any idea why?? I just put a rear tire on. Hope I don't love it and then can't get it <>< Craigster
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:13 PM   #149
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Just a quick FYI, the Australian supplyer suggested to stay away from the Dakar on ashphalt because they way to harder compound when i had a chat over the phone with him, and that it probably wouldn't last all that much longer anyway.
My 2c is that the regular E-09 is 11ty times better using at as a 50/50 tyre. I have about 10,000 between the two.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:22 AM   #150
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Nope, he didn't say.


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Any idea why?? I just put a rear tire on. Hope I don't love it and then can't get it <>< Craigster
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