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Old 05-22-2012, 07:53 PM   #5746
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I've been through two of 'em, both showed cords by 2500 miles.

I don't think I ride like you do....

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I put on the 6,000 miles in the last month so probably not
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:24 PM   #5747
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I put on the 6,000 miles in the last month so probably not
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #5748
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Created a VERY STRONG bracket to mount the 90 degree Rotopax mounts to the tail box frame. Each mount allows me to use a 1 gallon Rotopax fuel container (or any size) to the rear rack, independent of the Gobi tail box.



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Old 05-22-2012, 08:55 PM   #5749
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:11 AM   #5750
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.....I just put 6,000 miles on one I picked up used
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I've been through two of 'em, both showed cords by 2500 miles.

I don't think I ride like you do....

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+1

The first rear I went through already had some miles on it (bought my bike used) but I went from "plenty of miles left" to "holy shit that's the cord!" in seemingly no time. My second rear (MT90) wore out in about 3200 miles, probably had another 400 miles left in it when I swapped it out but 400 miles wasn't gonna do me any good for a 1000-mile trip. So I'm on my 3rd MT90, I would've switched to something else on the rear but I dislike having mismatched tires.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:24 AM   #5751
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Created a VERY STRONG bracket to mount the 90 degree Rotopax mounts to the tail box frame. Each mount allows me to use a 1 gallon Rotopax fuel container (or any size) to the rear rack, independent of the Gobi tail box.



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Looks pretty but don't you think that it is too high and too heavy when full?
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:39 AM   #5752
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.....I just put 6,000 miles on one I picked up used
...and I think that tire had about 2500 on it before you added the 6000!
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:22 AM   #5753
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Looks pretty but don't you think that it is too high and too heavy when full?
Did not want to be first to say it.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:50 AM   #5754
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Looks pretty but don't you think that it is too high and too heavy when full?
This is really a touring setup, weighing in at approx 5.8 lbs each, that's 11.6 lbs total + 16 lbs for 2 gallons of gas = 27.6 lbs.

The bike will be a bit top heavier, but I would imagine less than with a passenger.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:45 AM   #5755
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Looks pretty but don't you think that it is too high and too heavy when full?

That's why he has the 'Safety Third' sticker on the back, right Leigh?
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:33 AM   #5756
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...and I think that tire had about 2500 on it before you added the 6000!
I was actually going to snap a picture and send you a thanks for the tire hookup anyway.....so here it it!

The below picture was taken 2 minutes ago in San Diego, Ca. I rode this tire on back road and dirt trail routes from (short version here.) Denver to San Francisco, down to San Diego, back to Denver, and now back to San Diego after a few days doing dirt around the Overland Expo)

I have no idea how you wear out a tire is such low miles unless you are running it at the wrong pressures or doing burnouts. (this also means I'm in San Diego and need new tires if anyone has good ones laying around)



For reference here is how the bike was loaded down. Not as heavy as it looks. Mostly light stuff in the cases. I was carrying a spare TKC 80 front a shop handed to me since my front is cupped pretty bad. But then I found a tear in the tire they gave me.

Picture is near Sedona, AZ a couple of days ago.

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:41 AM   #5757
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I run correct pressures and do not air down for the dirt, which is a solid 50% of my riding on the 990. Lots of very rocky terrain here may make a difference, not sure. Lots of chipsealed roads... No burnouts. Lightly loaded.

It's interesting how large the range of tire wear numbers is that show up here consistently...

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:44 AM   #5758
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I am pretty sure that I blew up my rear shock again. It doesn't click anymore using the adjuster and the rear of the bike is bouncing up and down a little too much. Oh well, I almost got a year and a half out of the last rebuild.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:45 AM   #5759
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It worked out great. I just used a long prybar between the lower bolt and the tab on the battery box cover (where the tank bolts). I just pushed it out a bit and it now has about 1/4 inch clearance from where the tube was touching the tank.

Thanks. I will look into giving this a go. I just have to finish the plumbing and electrical work in the house to get the washer and dryer moved before I get into more trouble...
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