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Old 05-05-2011, 08:17 PM   #5911
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So what if it is the end of the world, I believe I will still be riding afterwards and won't have work to interfere with my riding plans from there through eternity. It will be sunny days, 78 degrees always and no more flats. "Come on in boys, the water's fine."
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:25 PM   #5912
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Loving this weather. Headed out early in the morning to visit my bro and put flowers on my mom's grave. It should be a great ride and a good cry kinda day.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:48 AM   #5913
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So since my beloved T63 rears in 130/80-17 are on backorder everywhere, what are some recommendations for some similar tires that aren't overpriced and fit the type of riding I do?

Considering:

Dunlop D606 (130/90-17) $76.99
Metzler MCE Karoo (130/80-17) $67.64 <---Leaning towards this one
Kenda K784 Big Block (130/80-17) $79.99

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:48 AM   #5914
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Made my first commute ride this morning. It really is great weather.

Best 1h20m one-way commute I've ever driven. Haha, looking forward to leaving work now.


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Old 05-06-2011, 06:49 AM   #5915
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Made my first commute ride this morning. It really is great weather.

Best 1h20m one-way commute I've ever driven. Haha, looking forward to leaving work now.


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Old 05-06-2011, 07:00 AM   #5916
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Anyone going to Pepsi Pops tonight? I'm thinking about taking the boat out.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:03 AM   #5917
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So since my beloved T63 rears in 130/80-17 are on backorder everywhere, what are some recommendations for some similar tires that aren't overpriced and fit the type of riding I do?

Considering:

Dunlop D606 (130/90-17) $76.99
Metzler MCE Karoo (130/80-17) $67.64 <---Leaning towards this one
Kenda K784 Big Block (130/80-17) $79.99

Thoughts? Suggestions?



I have no experience with any of the tires on your list except the 606. The kenda Big Block has been reported to have a very short life on the bigger bikes (GS) It may be fine on a KLR though.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:04 AM   #5918
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Anyone going to Pepsi Pops tonight? I'm thinking about taking the boat out.
I am torn between Pepsi Pops and Arden's Jimmie Vaughan and Friends concert @ Fire... I usually take my boat out for PP, but it is not in easy seaworthy fashion right now.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:36 AM   #5919
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I am torn between Pepsi Pops and Arden's Jimmie Vaughan and Friends concert @ Fire... I usually take my boat out for PP, but it is not in easy seaworthy fashion right now.

have boat,,,,,,, will sale....
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:47 AM   #5920
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have boat,,,,,,, will sale....

I'm thinking I might rather have a second bike than a boat I hardly use... Want another one?
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:58 AM   #5921
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I have had the Dunlop on 2, bikes.
My summary:
Minus's: short life, squirmy at speed
Plus's: by far the best looking tire out there, nice a meaty appearence
I have always heard Metzler's get good milage.
I would try it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:56 AM   #5922
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Reading online tire reviews is almost worthless. I read a big long paragraph on the Metzler Karoos, and at the end the guy admitted he only rode 300 miles on them before totaling the VStrom 1000... Most tires I've used took 200 miles to "break in" and get a good feel for them...
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:56 AM   #5923
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So since my beloved T63 rears in 130/80-17 are on backorder everywhere, what are some recommendations for some similar tires that aren't overpriced and fit the type of riding I do?

Considering:

Dunlop D606 (130/90-17) $76.99
Metzler MCE Karoo (130/80-17) $67.64 <---Leaning towards this one
Kenda K784 Big Block (130/80-17) $79.99

Thoughts? Suggestions?
I had a "Karoo 2" for a rear on the DRZ, I approve. It lasted about as long as the T63.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:17 AM   #5924
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I had a "Karoo 2" for a rear on the DRZ, I approve. It lasted about as long as the T63.
I remember you having the Karoo on teh DRZ. If it held up to your driving style, it should be fine for me!!!
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:20 PM   #5925
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I guess I need to get the Karoo ordered... Or I have always wanted to try one of these:
MEFO Stone Master... $95.99
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