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Old 01-07-2013, 01:23 PM   #57901
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Whenever I need tire advise, I always click here first...

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Old 01-07-2013, 01:27 PM   #57902
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The top three bikes in the Dakar are all KTM's go ahead and gloat Albie...

#1 Depres of France
#2 Lopez Contardo of Chile
#3 Ullevaseter of Norway

The closest American is Caselli #18 also on a KTM

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Old 01-07-2013, 01:27 PM   #57903
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[QUOTE=NateLePain;20420569]1500 miles on the 244 and hardly any wear. Great in all weather conditions and is steadily surpassing the T63, on my favorite tire list.

nlp =QUOTE]

I consulted my father on the subject and the response was


"Looked it up. Still another copy of IRC GP1. IRC made that pattern in the 70s for Hondas and they caught on for aftermarket. Patents must have expired because all the Chinese companies copy it. The pattern is very good at being dual purpose. They do wear out a bit faster (especially the copies) than big lugs-close together stuff. They walk a bit but not as bad as knobbies . In Idaho Id use the GP1 but they and the copies do not come big enough."

I based on this as well as other notes I may as well try either of the cheap copies and they have the Kenda in stock in Tontitown.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:35 PM   #57904
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Ok, Ok....I'm just too much of a kumbaya person to enjoy it when we stray into contentious and complicated issues such as politics, religion and gun control (which is a religion unto it self and before anyone jumps my ass, I have more rifle,pistols and shotguns then any one person needs as well as a C&C permit.).

When we start talking on these subjects, all of a sudden the bond that we share as dual sport riders is lessened. My point is, let us concentrate on what unites us rather than divides us.

Ok, I'm off my soapbox now
So how many rods and reels you own??
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #57905
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Until you get home.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:40 PM   #57906
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1500 miles on the 244 and hardly any wear. Great in all weather conditions and is steadily surpassing the T63, on my favorite tire list.

nlp
Got 2500 miles out of a 244 on my DR. unbelievable mileage for me! Looks like the front will easily go 5K
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:46 PM   #57907
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1500 miles on the 244 and hardly any wear. Great in all weather conditions and is steadily surpassing the T63, on my favorite tire list.

nlp =QUOTE]

I consulted my father on the subject and the response was


"Looked it up. Still another copy of IRC GP1. IRC made that pattern in the 70s for Hondas and they caught on for aftermarket. Patents must have expired because all the Chinese companies copy it. The pattern is very good at being dual purpose. They do wear out a bit faster (especially the copies) than big lugs-close together stuff. They walk a bit but not as bad as knobbies . In Idaho I’d use the GP1 but they and the copies do not come big enough."

I based on this as well as other notes I may as well try either of the cheap copies and they have the Kenda in stock in Tontitown.

Todd tried the IRC GP1's and they didn't last for shit. Kinda sucks considering how expensive they are. It's obvious that Kenda and Shinko did copy the mold, but the compounds are obviously different. The Shinko's are pretty awful in mud, and I wouldn't be surprised of the IRC's were much better. Everywhere else though the Shinko rocks.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:51 PM   #57908
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Tomorrow looks good weather wise. Anyone riding?
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #57909
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Think I am going with 606's. I just like big knobs on my rear.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:54 PM   #57910
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I bet you could find a Mistress that could provide you with some big knobs. Doc? Point this man in the right direction.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #57911
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Think I am going with 606's. I just like big knobs on my rear.
Don't discount trials tries.
I use IRC TR-1 on my XTique.
I've tried lots of different tires, for the price I loved Cheng Shin C858's but they're discontinued and I tried the shinko but after a busted case internally that caused me to fix 8 pinched tubes I'm not so sure I want it again.
I started feeling like doc the tube patching master.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:35 PM   #57912
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:37 PM   #57913
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1500 miles on the 244 and hardly any wear. Great in all weather conditions and is steadily surpassing the T63, on my favorite tire list.

nlp
Ditto on the 244. Great tire.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:39 PM   #57914
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So how many rods and reels you own??
Too many to admit to having. Let's just say that if it swims, I've got something to try to catch it with.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #57915
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might want to see in Brinks will rent u a truck for the weekend
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