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Old 08-13-2012, 04:09 AM   #6316
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Also went for a ride, Zumo 550 desided that since I'm on the bike (it definetely doesn't know which one) it means that I can cross rivers....well, I didn't argue for long infront of an obstakle and after waiding only 30% of the way waist deep decided that it can't go MUUUCH deeper that that and went for it full throttle....half way across the river I was going with my bars under the water for some times and since bike was completely underwater it was almost impossible to hear the engine, but it was mowing)))))
Upparently the design of the stock filter housing has a lot of room for air/water separation and there is some kind of bubble formed when hitting water crossing hard and water just doesn't have time to enter and flood airbox completely)))))
I made it fine to higher ground and went steep uphil ljust to make sure any water from exhaust side will leave completely...didn't even bother to check if the oil gone milky
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #6317
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Now I see why you always carry a winch kit...
Didn't need it here. Good thing, too, it was HOT.

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Old 08-13-2012, 01:30 PM   #6318
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I removed the dB-killers

Lol.

Insaneomatographic sound, almost no twitchy gas problems, farts even louder (I like it) and runs like a motherfucker. Hahhahahahhhahhahahahahhahhh this's some grinny shit
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #6319
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Went out scouting a route for a friend from out of the area...









Fun day until the radiator cap failed!

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:39 PM   #6320
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #6321
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:19 AM   #6322
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I put on some TKCs for my 990 SM

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:47 AM   #6323
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I put on some TKCs for my 990 SM


Looks awesome.
I thought LONG and hard about buying a SM back before I got my ADV.
I decided on the ADV instead. Let me know how it works out for ya..... Should be great.

I really wish I had a set of those wheels.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:08 AM   #6324
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I put on some TKCs for my 990 SM

I've thought about getting a second set of wheels for my SMT to do just this. I still want my street tires for most things, but a second set to swap out would be nice to have.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:42 AM   #6325
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I put on some TKCs for my 990 SM

How do you think the wheels will hold up to off-road stuff? I'm going to send my brother this picture. He has a SM and would like this. Sharp looking bike.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:51 PM   #6326
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How do you think the wheels will hold up to off-road stuff? I'm going to send my brother this picture. He has a SM and would like this. Sharp looking bike.
I am a little worried about denting the rims yes. But it's a tubeless tire so it's not possible to run with low pressures like some people do with knobbies. Also it seems to have fairly stiff sides so i don't think it'll be a problem denting the rims. Or let's put it like this. If you do dent the rims you need to get a different bike for your offroaing

Performance wise it's a TKC. Never ridden one before but read a ton of reviews and everyone was saying something different. Very wide spread opinions. So i guess i'll see for myself.

I wanted a second set of spoked wheels but it's out of my price range so this is a much cheaper option. Also since i'll be wanting to use the knobbies in the spring and autumn and road tires midsummer i won't need to switch too many times a year.

Didn't go for a test ride yet but at least compared to a Continental Trail Attack it's possible to stop the bike on gravel with these
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:59 PM   #6327
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Got my new seat. So far I like it a lot. Going to put about 600 miles on it tomorrow so we'll see how it goes.





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Old 08-15-2012, 02:40 PM   #6328
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A little over 900k on the bike on Friday. Stopped at a BMW dealer in Kelowna for a new tire as they could throw one on right away. Got some looks for my graphics at that place! Now on a new Heideneau front and see how she does. The Metzeler was cupping BADLY and some lugs were starting to separate. Another 400k or so this Friday. Love holidays on this bike!
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #6329
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Little screen mod

apperently it is better than stock, BUT!!!!
initially angle of attach of the top lip was more vertical and it was better at 140km/h, but not tested above 200kmh
with the new agressive lip bend it does deflect most air to the sides, and being cut more narrow than stock it puches air right to the shoulders and sides of the helmet, creating more wind noise in the helmet, which is some what more disturbing compared to wind noise when standing upright in clean air.
Any way no more bouncing of the helmet side to side and no more opening of the wisor by the turbulence!!!!

Another thing is if at 170+kmh and lay flat behind the screen on the tank bay sportbike style-it is ABSOLUTELY quiet in there!!! with stock it was bearable only.....

will keep on experimenting with the lip angle
Thanks for the post - interesting. I too used a steep lip on a screen, and while there was tons of dead air at slow speeds (or as you say ducked right down by the tank) it was downright dangerous.

Will be interested to see how you get on. I was thinking of adding a airflow lip to my yellow pig screen. Like the touratech aerofoil.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:57 PM   #6330
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I put on some TKCs for my 990 SM

Please let us all know how this gets on!

My mate with his SMR is thinking of the same thing.

Would it need a steering damper though - the SM range is pretty steep steering angle and twitchy?
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