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Old 12-08-2010, 09:00 AM   #181
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tread depth/skid plate inspection. you're welcome to say you were just following me.



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Oh, is that what you were doing. I can't come up with a reason......but I'm workin' on it!
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:20 PM   #182
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blake,
i saw some of jenna's pic on that outing. i am sorry i missed it, mark said you all had a blast. i had a funeral. but i am expected at the spring rally.

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Old 12-08-2010, 04:28 PM   #183
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I think this is one of those unretouched photos, Blake just wants attention Don't comment too much it'll only give him a big head.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:53 AM   #184
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you have no idea how hard we worked to stage that photo.


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I think this is one of those unretouched photos, Blake just wants attention Don't comment too much it'll only give him a big head.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:22 AM   #185
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michelin T63 report.
they are a 'tube type' tire and i'm running them on a tubeless rim. i haven't had any air loss or other issues. you can get a front and rear T63 for less than the front tkc. this just became my favorite rear tire. i'll get a T63 front when the tkc is dead.
I'm serious aout putting some of these on my GS. When you said you were running them on the tubless rim (stock GS rim I assume) did you mean you were running them without a tube? I was figuring to stuff a tube in there.

Does everyone still like these things? They would save a bunch over the TKC's.

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Old 01-07-2011, 12:39 PM   #186
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i ran them on the stock r100gs tubeless rim with no tube.


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I'm serious aout putting some of these on my GS. When you said you were running them on the tubless rim (stock GS rim I assume) did you mean you were running them without a tube? I was figuring to stuff a tube in there.

Does everyone still like these things? They would save a bunch over the TKC's.

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Old 01-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #187
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Love this thread - thanks for putting it together.

The post below showed up on the oilhead thread. Apparently they're supposed to be available in February. Has anyone heard anything about them yet?

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Kenda’s Big Block is the brand’s first tire for adventure bikes. It’s scheduled to begin shipping before the end of the year. Kenda says it designed the tire specifically to meet the demands of high-powered adventure motorcycles such as those from Yamaha's new Super Tenere, BMW, KTM and Suzuki. Large tread blocks improve tread wear and high-speed handling. A high-impact, bias-ply casing structure resists punctures. A bias-belted casing improves handling and stability. The rubber mound was designed specifically for wet and dry packed terrain. The Big Block is DOT- and E-mark-approved and will be available in front sizes 110/80-19, 100/90-19 and 90/90-21 and rear sizes 150/70-17, 150/70-18, 130/80-17 and 140/80-18.

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Old 01-07-2011, 05:33 PM   #188
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Well....

I thought about starting a thread on the picture you see below...

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But I'll just post it here. Yes that's Brad aka Bgoodsoil with a 'stich on. A donated one. But he is also wearing a new pair of T-63, I had half used TKC's on and he couldn't stop talking about the stick in those tires! Given the cost and the lasting nature of this tire, I think Blake has been on to something all along. Big thumbs up for nasty, muddy, rutted, hillclimbs. Check em out...


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Old 01-07-2011, 05:46 PM   #189
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Bitchn' Brad gets out of school then wear a 'stitch, what's the world coming to......Jenna on a Duck (Ducati)
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:32 PM   #190
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As soon as I put the suit on I had this weird urge to go get a latte

The t63s wandered like crazy in the deep highway rain grooves near here. I pushed them to 80 mph on a clean stretch of road and they handled fine though. A little twitchy but I'd expect that from knobbies. Jenna noticed that they seem a lot rounder than the TKCs so they might be twitchier because of that. The knobs are smaller than TKCs but there's more of them.

They stuck like flypaper in the dirt. We hit mud and churned up dirt from logging vehicles and they held well. You get a feel for your bike after a lot of miles and I've run Distanzias for a while. I'd hit a slope and expect my rear wheel to slide....but it didn't. After a little riding I started to depend on them to hold and I was able to ride faster than usual.

Offroad they're great. I wish they weren't so twitchy on the road but my DR turns sharper than the stock forks(less offset on the triples) so on a stock G/S it shouldn't be as pronounced.

56k on the odo when I put them on last night. I'll take pics when I hit 5k or so.

btw, those trails ROCKED. holycrapthatwasfun! I'd go tomorrow if it wasn't for the storm about to hit Georgia.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:20 AM   #191
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the stich looks good on you. you'll get over the latte urge in a few months.

glad you like the tires. i haven't run a T63 front yet so the front might have a twitch on the highway. i have a new set waiting to be mounted once i have a dirt ride planned.


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As soon as I put the suit on I had this weird urge to go get a latte

The t63s wandered like crazy in the deep highway rain grooves near here. I pushed them to 80 mph on a clean stretch of road and they handled fine though. A little twitchy but I'd expect that from knobbies. Jenna noticed that they seem a lot rounder than the TKCs so they might be twitchier because of that. The knobs are smaller than TKCs but there's more of them.

They stuck like flypaper in the dirt. We hit mud and churned up dirt from logging vehicles and they held well. You get a feel for your bike after a lot of miles and I've run Distanzias for a while. I'd hit a slope and expect my rear wheel to slide....but it didn't. After a little riding I started to depend on them to hold and I was able to ride faster than usual.

Offroad they're great. I wish they weren't so twitchy on the road but my DR turns sharper than the stock forks(less offset on the triples) so on a stock G/S it shouldn't be as pronounced.

56k on the odo when I put them on last night. I'll take pics when I hit 5k or so.

btw, those trails ROCKED. holycrapthatwasfun! I'd go tomorrow if it wasn't for the storm about to hit Georgia.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:09 PM   #192
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I'm not too happy with the feel of the front. I think I'll try a Duro front (wide and flat) with the t63 rear and see what that does.

I'll add the Kenda Big Block when I get a chance. Doesn't look like they make them to fit the G/S. 17" has become almost standard for rears and the G/S has an 18. I wonder how hard it'll be to find rear tires for a G/S 20 years from now.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:21 AM   #193
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Bitchn' Brad gets out of school then wear a 'stitch, what's the world coming to......Jenna on a Duck (Ducati)
Now Richard, you do realize that my very good friend owns NPR Ducati. I've ridden several Ducks, just not my cup of tea. I'll stick to speeding tickets in the car

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Old 01-12-2011, 02:16 AM   #194
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:06 AM   #195
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I'm happy with the new Metzler Six Day Extreme tires I recently put on my KTM 450EXCR...They're DOT legal rate aggressive enough for single track riding.
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