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Old 03-02-2013, 06:25 AM   #21211
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Speaking of tires, what's this weestrom running?

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:31 AM   #21212
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Heidenau K60s
They look nice an aggressive without being TKC 80's.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:38 AM   #21213
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Ahh New rubber on the DRZ400. MT-21's. Bastard we need to ride soon. A new battery should go in today.

I'm gettin knob-envy..

BastardB keep me posted on that 244.. I've always been interested, but never tried one.

My 705 rear at about 5k miles now and still life left. I'm half thinking about going knobbier next tire.. Looking for a moderately aggressive offroadish tire thats stable and quiet on the road, sticks like glue when leaned over on the pavement, lasts at least 5k miles and costs in the $50-75 range. The 705 ticks all those boxes but one..

but I want it all!
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:45 AM   #21214
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Ahh New rubber on the DRZ400. MT-21's. Bastard we need to ride soon. A new battery should go in today.

Looks familiar.

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Old 03-02-2013, 07:48 AM   #21215
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I have the same tire on the front of my WR. Even though I think the speed rating is good for 94mph, it says on the sidewall "Do not exceed 75mph". They work pretty good but I find the edge of the tread pretty quick.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:16 AM   #21216
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I have the same tire on the front of my WR. Even though I think the speed rating is good for 94mph, it says on the sidewall "Do not exceed 75mph". They work pretty good but I find the edge of the tread pretty quick.
You're negative nelly 244 comments are the reason I haven't already bought one..
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:49 AM   #21217
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Sank: My girlfriend is a member at Fallout and we go pretty regularly, but not lately. You might have even seen me on the dance floor ..Maybe I'll pm you the next time we go out.


Ric, Dan--I went ahead and mounted my front tire tonight after noticing some really uneven wear pattern on the one I had on there. The tire irons were gouging little chunks of it out. Seems like the tire might be pretty old. I managed to puncture a couple little tiny holes in my innertube, but I just decided to use what I had laying around and see if I could make it work.

Found some more RTV in the toolbox and blobbed it on there, then smoothed it out. Let it dry for just a little while and put a little X of vinyl tape over each patch and stuffed her into the new Shinko. So far it's holding air. Hopefully I haven't lost any pressure by morning when it's time to ride into work.

I watched a video or two and decided to balance my wheel myself using the axle and some jackstands. Seems to have worked great! I had 3 1/4oz weights that I'd saved from my old bike. I think that I might need one more but it's pretty damn close at 3/4oz. Thanks for the offer to use your equipment though guys, I sure do appreciate it.

The coolest thing about the tires so far is the actual _name_ of the tire. I've only seen them called by their number, the Shinko 244. But on the sidewall it says in big letters, "GOLDEN BOY" and calls itself a trail riding tire. I'll post a picture when I get the rear mounted as well.

For anyone interested, the sizes that I chose that fit the DRZ400 in this tire model were 21" @ 3" wide, and 18" @ 5.10" wide. Still pretty chunky but obviously much better than the straight knobbies on the road. Here's a picture of the tread pattern. It was only $100 for both tires, very fair deal. I've read of some people running a fatter tire in the front but the 3" is very comparable to the width of the tire that was on there. Maybe 1/4" narrower.

Is that a Kenda 270????

If so, be very, very careful. They are horrible tires on the street.... as in scary horrible. Had a set on my KLR when I couldn't get any TKCs a few years ago. Cheap as shite, but had no choice at the time. Actually sent them up to MT for my second CDR attempt, but sent them back home when the TKCs on the bike were still good.

Once mounted back here, I pulled the front early on once I had some new TKCs in house, but the rear refused to wear out. I finally decided I had enough pucker time from that tire and decided to pull it. I probably pitched some decent tires, for someone, but it wasn't. They got shite-canned; good riddance.

My .02 and YMMV

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #21218
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I had to order 2 of this item in order to get a great price on one. They're normally $25 each but I got these for $10 each. I'll sell one to the first interested party for $10. It includes the pouch.



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Old 03-02-2013, 10:26 AM   #21219
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Sorry, but I probably should have posted that Skychs snagged it 4 mins after I posted that.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:20 AM   #21220
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:24 AM   #21221
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Does anyone locally want my Scala G4 Bluetooth? It has the $35 upgrade that allows you to plug in earbud type speakers instead of (or in addition to) the helmet speakers. It can be used to stream music, make calls, receive calls and then after the call is over, it automatically goes back to the music. It's pretty cool, I just don't use it...

$150 local



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Old 03-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #21222
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Sold.... Ill take it
Now we can sync up...

Took Nicole and Nick up to Pad Thai for lunch today...Nicole loves the fact that she can use the heated gear on the 650GS...does anyone have a size small Gerbing jacket or liner for sale? She keeps taking my gear.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #21223
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Scala

I already have a Scala G4. I got that one for Jersey Mark. He needs one. The last time he used mine all I heard was "Oh CRAP, Im going down". Sure enough when I looked back he was taking a dirt nap. We still laugh about it.

No more women size Gerbing's here. All I have left to sell is a size 46 mans vest.

The silicone worked on my Sidi boots. The squeaking was driving me crazy.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:39 PM   #21224
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Is that a Kenda 270????

If so, be very, very careful. They are horrible tires on the street.... as in scary horrible. Had a set on my KLR when I couldn't get any TKCs a few years ago. Cheap as shite, but had no choice at the time. Actually sent them up to MT for my second CDR attempt, but sent them back home when the TKCs on the bike were still good.

Once mounted back here, I pulled the front early on once I had some new TKCs in house, but the rear refused to wear out. I finally decided I had enough pucker time from that tire and decided to pull it. I probably pitched some decent tires, for someone, but it wasn't. They got shite-canned; good riddance.

My .02 and YMMV

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Shinko 244s. A bit better because the side lugs are bigger and squirm less. My only complaint is that I have no front chicken strip on the 244 and my back tire looks like it has never been leaned over. That and the do not exceed 75 written on the side are my reasons for not buying another. I have a Tw303 waiting to replace it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #21225
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Shinko 244s. A bit better because the side lugs are bigger and squirm less. My only complaint is that I have no front chicken strip on the 244 and my back tire looks like it has never been leaned over. That and the do not exceed 75 written on the side are my reasons for not buying another. I have a Tw303 waiting to replace it.
Interesting. Tread pattern is almost identical.

Carry on..............

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