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Old 03-10-2014, 05:37 PM   #40396
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over 1000 miles in less than a week. =)


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Old 03-10-2014, 05:46 PM   #40397
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TWAS AWESOME.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:59 PM   #40398
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:33 AM   #40399
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A little food for thought,

Some where around 30yrs ago I am told sleds had a really bad reputation and limited trails, they formed clubs, lobbied, got consent and built trail systems. A little more than 10yrs ago the atv's went through the same thing, I was a small part of that. Now they have one of the largest trail networks around.

The AMA is helping form a grass roots group to get more trail access for bikes... like it or not in todays world it is the only way we will ever gain legal access to many of these areas on 2wheels.



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Agreed. Sure is nice to go ripping right by all those No Trespassing signs this time of year though.
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If only half the sled trails were accessible to bikes this state would be a riding paradise.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:58 AM   #40400
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TWAS AWESOME.
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:51 AM   #40401
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A little food for thought,

Some where around 30yrs ago I am told sleds had a really bad reputation and limited trails, they formed clubs, lobbied, got consent and built trail systems. A little more than 10yrs ago the atv's went through the same thing, I was a small part of that. Now they have one of the largest trail networks around.

The AMA is helping form a grass roots group to get more trail access for bikes... like it or not in todays world it is the only way we will ever gain legal access to many of these areas on 2wheels.
this project is getting some good traction and direction moving ahead. The steering committee idea is working out well...
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:05 AM   #40402
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this project is getting some good traction and direction moving ahead. The steering committee idea is working out well...
Good to know. I'm good for annual dues, free technical advice if needed, my back for trail work, whatever. Let me know.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:42 AM   #40403
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What tires would you guys recommend for the KLR? Mine is an 03' and still has the original front tire and the rear tire just scares me.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:45 AM   #40404
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What tires would you guys recommend for the KLR? Mine is an 03' and still has the original front tire and the rear tire just scares me.
I know there are KLR riders here who have it figured out but I wouldn't pass up the T63 Michelins. Good compromise between dirt, tar and cost.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:49 AM   #40405
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I know there are KLR riders here who have it figured out but I wouldn't pass up the T63 Michelins. Good compromise between dirt, tar and cost.
Ok thanks I'll check em out
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:22 AM   #40406
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Ok thanks I'll check em out

++1 on the Michelin T63s for price, wear and traction
for dirt roads and a little 2 track now and then...realizing that most miles will be on pavement commutes...

TKC80s are nice but almost twice the price as the T63

Kenda 270s are the best wearing but the small blocks on the edge of the tread wiggle too much when cornering and don't feel good and the Kenda is the noisiest tire I've ever had on the bike....
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:30 AM   #40407
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++1 on the Michelin T63s for price, wear and traction
for dirt roads and a little 2 track now and then...realizing that most miles will be on pavement commutes...

TKC80s are nice but almost twice the price as the T63

Kenda 270s are the best wearing but the small blocks on the edge of the tread wiggle too much when cornering and don't feel good and the Kenda is the noisiest tire I've ever had on the bike....
Thanks guys. I'll probably get a set once I can actually start working for real.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:18 AM   #40408
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What tires would you guys recommend for the KLR? Mine is an 03' and still has the original front tire and the rear tire just scares me.
scary due to lack of tread or just the tread pattern?

if lack of tread someone might have a take off you could use...
I have a front that would get a few more miles and pass inspection..
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:01 AM   #40409
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scary due to lack of tread or just the tread pattern?

if lack of tread someone might have a take off you could use...
I have a front that would get a few more miles and pass inspection..
Plenty of tread. It is just old and there's a ton of cracks in it. It may be fine, I'll take a picture later.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:16 AM   #40410
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I'm about to take a near new set of tires (K270) off of my DR and replace with my choice in tires. Is the KLR rear an 18" / 17" ?

They have somewhat undesirable characteristics that BKM mentioned above but not a terrible commuter tire and certainly better than a badly worn, or old tire.

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