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Old 10-25-2013, 07:08 AM   #8656
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Now to sell some of the extra parts I never installed.
PM Sent.

Oh, wait. Don't know what they are or how much they cost.

Just a gut reaction.


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Old 10-25-2013, 07:22 AM   #8657
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Replaced the nearly-worn-out Scorpion Rally front tire with a nearly-new TKC 80. Prefer the Rally, but had the TKC sitting right here; may as well use it....



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Old 10-25-2013, 09:38 AM   #8658
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pm sent.

Oh, wait. Don't know what they are or how much they cost.

Just a gut reaction.


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Old 10-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #8659
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PM Sent.

Oh, wait. Don't know what they are or how much they cost.

Just a gut reaction.


Carry on.
Yup.

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Old 10-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #8660
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PM Sent.

Oh, wait. Don't know what they are or how much they cost.

Just a gut reaction.


Carry on.
LOL, I was going to do the very same thing!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:20 AM   #8661
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Well, I had the Kenda Big Blocks fitted yesterday. So far I've done about 60 miles on pavement. max speed of 65 and generally taking it slow until they are scrubbed. So far no squirrilyness and headshake like I had with new 908s. Lean into a corner is also very progressive due to the round profile of the 150 on the standard rim. I will take it on some dirt tomorrow and then come back via the highway to test higher speeds. I'll report back on the longevity, but I'm generally light on tires and if I get 4000 miles I'll be happy. 200 Bucks for the set.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:48 PM   #8662
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #8663
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Replaced the nearly-worn-out Scorpion Rally front tire with a nearly-new TKC 80. Prefer the Rally, but had the TKC sitting right here; may as well use it....



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that old tires got at least a few hunnerd miles left on it......
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:55 PM   #8664
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I finally finished up my bi-xenon conversion. Not the greatest pics, but at less than $100 all said and done, I think it's a better investment than the euro headlight.
I really like your light conversion.

Did I miss your write up ?
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:51 PM   #8665
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Mounted some cheap Aux lights



Mounted them directly to the crash bars. Time will tell whether this was a good choice or not I guess haha


Thought I'd get fancy and mount the switch in the fairing. Turned out pretty well


Although I did discover that regular drill bits don't like a whole lot of lateral force while I was "milling" out the hole with a cordless drill
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:54 PM   #8666
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:05 PM   #8667
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Wow...


I finally finished up my bi-xenon conversion. Not the greatest pics, but at less than $100 all said and done, I think it's a better investment than the euro headlight.

Please post the link to your write up here. In the meantime what kind of light you installed, got any link?:
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:13 PM   #8668
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almost done. just need to finish the snap on and then put things back together. remapping will take place tomorrow hopefully....



sorry about he big pic. just went to the dark side with a mac and haven't quite got everything figured out yet...

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Old 10-27-2013, 06:39 PM   #8669
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:03 AM   #8670
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Well, I had the Kenda Big Blocks fitted yesterday. So far I've done about 60 miles on pavement. max speed of 65 and generally taking it slow until they are scrubbed. So far no squirrilyness and headshake like I had with new 908s. Lean into a corner is also very progressive due to the round profile of the 150 on the standard rim. I will take it on some dirt tomorrow and then come back via the highway to test higher speeds. I'll report back on the longevity, but I'm generally light on tires and if I get 4000 miles I'll be happy. 200 Bucks for the set.
Right, took rides on Saturday and Sunday and here is what I think. The KBBs definitely have no headshake at high speed. I had them up to 90 mph and they are stable. However, they are not balanced and above 70 mph you can feel it. I will talk to the dealer who did the installation. If he tried to balance them it could be the HD tubes, I know these make it difficult. Noise is OK and low speed is smoother than the 908s.

Off road is a different story. The front lacks the bite of the 908s and seems all over the place in thick sand. It was interesting. The rear seems OK but I think it breaks loose easier than the 908s. Overall the KBBs feel a lot more squirrily in the sand. On gravel they are fine. I'm sure this is due to the thicker blocks which facilitate on road grip at the cost of off road bite.

So, overall i'm OK with the change, but I think these are not what I'm looking for. The bike is a challenge in the sand at the best of times, and since I like that type of riding I prefer the 908s by a wide margin. I can live with the headshake.

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