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Old 02-14-2013, 05:50 PM   #8041
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On the subject of tires....

I put K60's on my KLR last year and really liked them. Great on the road, dry or wet and great handling on gravel.
I got them through DSP at a decent price. I have a bit over 4000k on them and they have lots of life left.

I'm not into buying my tires based on price. I'd rather have a better quality tire that I know will last.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:17 PM   #8042
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Checked the garage and I actually have a Mitas E-07 on the rear and a Heiny Scout in front.

Here's the Mitas after 5700km, mainly highway, about 1200km of gravel, loaded for camping. I'd say it's about mid-life right now. Paid $140 for it.





If you want a full knobbie, a Kenda 270 wears very slowly, you should easily get 10K out of it, but a lot of people don't like the way it feels. (squirmy)
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:31 PM   #8043
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A second thumbs up for the mefo explorers. Like Dryden_54 said 15000 k, cost a little more but well worth it. A Vicious Cycle is where I bought mine.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:55 PM   #8044
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I just ordered one of these http://www.omni-cruise.com/

It looks like a decent device, and the maker has a 12% discount for ADVers if you use coupon code ADVLK44

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839403



I think i have to upgrade and have a bolt for adjusting. No more cable ties.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:40 PM   #8045
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Has anyone checked out the Michelin Anekee 3s yet?
There available in the states and priced pretty good. Under $300.00 a pair.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:41 PM   #8046
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Tires

Talked to Tim at DualSport Plus at length about tires the other day before ordering mine. He has run lots of different tires on his bikes. He has recently switched BACK to a TKC80 front after running others including Heideneau. Seems as though everything I've researched points to the Heideneau K60 as the mileage king.

Any good improvised topbox out there for the KLR...maybe some kind of plastic tool box or something that can be bolted to the rear rack? I saw a pic online of a KLR with some homemade jobby that looked pretty good.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:46 PM   #8047
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Has anyone checked out the Michelin Anekee 3s yet?
There available in the states and priced pretty good. Under $300.00 a pair.
Planning on putting them on my wife's gs650. I think they are standard on the GS line now.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:16 PM   #8048
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Any good improvised topbox out there for the KLR...maybe some kind of plastic tool box or something that can be bolted to the rear rack? I saw a pic online of a KLR with some homemade jobby that looked pretty good.
google "klr action packer"
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:23 PM   #8049
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Has anyone checked out the Michelin Anekee 3s yet?
There available in the states and priced pretty good. Under $300.00 a pair.
My brother had a set installed in Colorado on his GS1200 during his ride from Atlanta, Georgia to Vancouver Island.

They were highly recommended by the local BMW shop there. He said they were great as long as you stayed on slab and hard packed dirt/gravel.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:31 PM   #8050
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Any good improvised topbox out there for the KLR...maybe some kind of plastic tool box or something that can be bolted to the rear rack? I saw a pic online of a KLR with some homemade jobby that looked pretty good.
You mean a pelican case? Good for more than tools

I installed mine using these instructions, but I'll be moving mine a little further back when the weather warms up. It's fantastic having that waterproof, lockable storage

http://www.crucialrealm.com/klr650/P...lCasePans.html

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #8051
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google "klr action packer"
Thanks MacNoob...
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:36 PM   #8052
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You mean a pelican case? Good for more than tools

I installed mine using these instructions, but I'll be moving mine a little further back when the weather warms up. It's fantastic having that waterproof, lockable storage

http://www.crucialrealm.com/klr650/P...lCasePans.html

looks like just what the doctor ordered

where do you get them?
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #8053
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New, they are priced like gold...so look used.

I think I got mine from ebay, but these guys have decent pricing, relatively speaking... http://www.pelicancasesforless.com/

If you just gotta get one fast, Don's photo has them. Sporting good stores also have various plastic gun and ammo boxes that might work too.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:10 AM   #8054
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Google seahorse cases. Similar to pelican but half the price
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #8055
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If you are looking for Pelican cases Xtreme Tactics ( http://www.xtreme-tactics.com/ ) is the local distributor. buying them new is very $$$ but when you buy new, they come with a lifetime warranty, so even if you drop your bike Pelican will replace it for free!
Airsofting is my other major hobby in life so im at XT all the time, go check out their pro shop (also where the cases are sold) and take a look at the goodies they sell, LOTS of cool stuff!
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