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Old 07-22-2013, 07:10 AM   #3601
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If it's dry your ok, Stay out of the mud and wet grass. Atleast thet's what everyone has been saying that I'v read. I would think you will need to be a little more mindfull of what and where you are riding is all.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:35 AM   #3602
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Got mine! 2006 with less than 500 miles. Looks damn similar to the 2014's coming out.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:48 AM   #3603
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:59 AM   #3604
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What are the better tires for TW IYO's since mine are 9 years old with 50 miles on them........Id say lots of knob or trac since wont be on street much. Dont think I would like tractor tread much.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:59 AM   #3605
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What are the better tires for TW IYO's since mine are 9 years old with 50 miles on them........Id say lots of knob or trac since wont be on street much. Dont think I would like tractor tread much.
Most TW guys agree the stock back tire with the Kenda k270 or the Shinko SR244 "Golden Boy" up front.

I have the K270 in 4.00, most go with the 5.10

The tire does surprisingly well on the street (why I chose the 4.00) and off road it blows away the stock tire.

If you want more "Meat" You can always go with an ATV tire.

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Old 07-23-2013, 08:03 AM   #3606
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Most TW guys agree the stock back tire with the Kenda k270 or the Shinko SR244 "Golden Boy" up front.

I have the K270 in 4.00, most go with the 5.10

The tire does surprisingly well on the street (why I chose the 4.00) and off road it blows away the stock tire.

If you want more "Meat" You can always go with an ATV tire.

is that offroad tire any wider than the stock tw tire? if so by how much?
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:27 PM   #3607
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I dont have exact measurements, but the Maxxis Ceros is notably Taller and wider than stock. It fits on the stock swingarm, but just barely.
Had to bend the chainguard slightly to stop it from rubbing.
Also had to put on a 55t sprocket to compensate for the weight/height.

Im mostly street, and the tire does remarkably well.
Turn in takes more effort, and the bike does want to stand up when cornering but both are to be expected with any ATV tire.

The tire is marked "offroad use only"
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:38 PM   #3608
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is that offroad tire any wider than the stock tw tire? if so by how much?
Usually about 2". I don't think it will clear your chain on the 650.

Plus, there is a pretty good likelihood of the tire failing to seat on the rim without inflating it to the point where the bead ruptures....
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #3609
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Usually about 2". I don't think it will clear your chain on the 650.

Plus, there is a pretty good likelihood of the tire failing to seat on the rim without inflating it to the point where the bead ruptures....
Yea i thought it would be wider. I only have room if it was the same as stock with my chain like you were saying. Darn!
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:47 PM   #3610
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Bet they'll work just fine. Surprised just how well my Tenre does on dirt roads and trails with the stock Metzler Torrances on it with similar but not as aggressive tread pattern. By the way, what tires are those?

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One of the guys (name escapes me, but Tony's buddy(Tony from San Jose)) had those on his bike for our 160+ mile 1/2 Sheet Iron in Mendo forest. Lots of dirt, rocks and streams. He actually did really well crossing the deepest stream of the day on those tires.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:57 AM   #3611
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Nice, i'm new Here, but I Like your RacK!

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I love my Cyclerack, but found it to be a little small for what I wanted to do so I built a new one that is longer and flat with flat bars welded in with holes every inch to mount to, I think these would also make adding planners easier, and had it bed lined. I added a plate that will bolt to the rack and hold an extra fuel tank that can easily be removed, I also mounted my tool tubes and tail light/license plate to it.








I like your rack and tail light, nice job!
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:49 AM   #3612
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I like your rack and tail light, nice job!
His rack looks even better in person.

Questionable inferences aside, all his mods look better-than-factory.

That skid is a work of art.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:23 AM   #3613
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Yes indeed, that is some very nice work.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:01 AM   #3614
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+1, that's some seriously great work!
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:27 AM   #3615
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+1, that's some seriously great work!
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