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Old 08-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #2416
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Whow! You had a good time!!
I’m anxious the autumn arrives and the rain to ride, now here in Spain is too hot and dry.
I need MUD!!
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:50 PM   #2417
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... the crap I could do on this bike made me feel like superman; it was amazing.
And after all the lifting you are now as strong as Superman..

Amazing what a Tourer can do when done properly..You and the bike got big balls sonny Jim.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #2418
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You and the bike got big balls sonny Jim.
Whaaa? I didn't even mention the part about knee-dragging on the paved twisties! No, it didn't happen , but I put forth my best effort, and I'm fully convinced it is doable; my short legs are a bit of a hindrance with these low footpegs. It's all about being smooth though, the K60's will hang on just fine to the very edge of the tread, but they DO NOT like throttle movement at that angle, they get all kinds of squirmy if you try to make any adjustments. I am looking into a smokey mountain trip in the coming month .
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:55 AM   #2419
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Whaaa? ... the K60's will hang on just fine to the very edge of the tread, but they DO NOT like throttle movement at that angle, they get all kinds of squirmy if you try to make any adjustments..
You found that out too?! Kind of a 'not so sure what this tire will do next' feeling Great all-rounder through.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #2420
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You found that out too?! Kind of a 'not so sure what this tire will do next' feeling Great all-rounder through.
A Metzeler salesman told me that the speed limit of the Heidenau is 150 km/hr after which the knobbies will start to fly!!!!!
Wonder if it's true. In Germany the Heidenau is a cheap tyre. Here they cost a fortune. Nevertheless I use them.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:54 AM   #2421
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The heidenau is officially allowed up to speeds of 190km/h here in germany. The tkc and karoo are only allowed up to 160km/h.

That is what is officialy allowed so i guess the tire has to survive it when pressure is ok, wear may be drastic when you ride at that speed for longer durations.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:00 AM   #2422
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The heidenau is officially allowed up to speeds of 190km/h here in germany. The tkc and karoo are only allowed up to 160km/h.

That is what is officialy allowed so i guess the tire has to survive it when pressure is ok, wear may be drastic when you ride at that speed for longer durations.
Glad to know that .. do you have a price comparison between Metzeler and Heidenau? .. I'm using a Metzeler rear 140-80-18 Sahara Enduro (Brazil) and a Heidenau front 90-90-21 Scout K60 (Germany)
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:35 AM   #2423
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Glad to know that .. do you have a price comparison between Metzeler and Heidenau? .. I'm using a Metzeler rear 140-80-18 Sahara Enduro (Brazil) and a Heidenau front 90-90-21 Scout K60 (Germany)
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Oh

forget what i have just said, the 21/18 tire combinations are a entirely different thing, for them you schould keep in mind that there is no stock bike as heavy as the s10 that runs these tires. They are usually engineered for bikes that are much lighter.

You better check the expiriences of the 990 Adv folks with these tires and powerful heavy bikes.

But the prices including taxes are Heidenau (front/rear) 61,18 € / 90,46 € Metzeler 73,77 € / 90,21 €.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #2424
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Oh

forget what i have just said, the 21/18 tire combinations are a entirely different thing, for them you schould keep in mind that there is no stock bike as heavy as the s10 that runs these tires. They are usually engineered for bikes that are much lighter.

You better check the expiriences of the 990 Adv folks with these tires and powerful heavy bikes.

But the prices including taxes are Heidenau (front/rear) 61,18 € / 90,46 € Metzeler 73,77 € / 90,21 €.
Thanks mate ... will check what KTM 990 guys are using ... here is my beauty

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Old 08-14-2012, 03:44 PM   #2425
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Yeah, it was OK but I wouldn't want to go too far on the soft sand. Quite an energy sapper that!

This track was a bit of fun.
Hi everyone ... riding the beast on sand or mud is a challenge so I adapted my ROC Stompa steering dampener and the result is wonderful ... even Pluric can ride the Dakar with it ..although the front is 21 and the rear 18



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Old 08-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #2426
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Hi everyone ... riding the beast on sand or mud is a challenge so I adapted my ROC Stompa steering dampener and the result is wonderful ... even Pluric can ride the Dakar with it ..although the front is 21 and the rear 18
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:58 PM   #2427
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #2428
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Spent the weekend in north-central West Virginia. I'll do a ride report later, but here are some Tenere pictures:



Sunk to the axles:














And the other Tenere rider:


Short summary; the Tenere and I 'clicked' all weekend, and together we shocked the hell out of the other riders I think. On twisty pavement; 0 chicken strips left front or rear on the K60's. Dirt and gravel, in TC2 we friggin rocked! What a blast! Controlled ABS sliding into corners, power sliding out of corners, wheelying off hills, and jumping anything jumpable. In the end... the crap I could do on this bike made me feel like superman; it was amazing.
Nice Photoshop exercise.

Everybody knows the Super Tenere is a streetbike.

Too heavy for off-road.
Can't turn ABS off.
Gutless motor down low.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #2429
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Just got back from a trip to the Simpson Desert in outback Australia. Here's mine on top of a sand dune.


Nice picture. Does your bike have the raising links?
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #2430
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With the new exhaust...





I must say.....For lack of better terms.......That is one Sexy bike!!!!!!!! Wow!
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