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Old 08-27-2013, 07:23 PM   #1621
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It's that 6th gear. All these bikes should have a damn 6th gear. Are you listening Suzuki?!
And Honda???
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #1622
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And Honda???
na. I don't have a Honda.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #1623
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Sweet looking dr, though! I don't care what reidy says!

He did teach me how to release the club last week. We'll see how that goes tomorrow!
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:02 PM   #1624
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Mt Graham

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Loren and I are planning a ride up to Mount Graham this Saturday. We have never been there before so I don't have any real information on how good it is but anyone wanting to join us will be welcome.


If anyone has any information on the area please chime in.

We will figure out the details in the next couple of days but just wanted to post this up for anyone interested in joining in.


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Old 08-27-2013, 08:29 PM   #1625
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I see Brian got a Giant Loop saddlebag. Which one is it? I have the Coyote version and love it. Did it fit all your stuff and how did it hold up?
Hi CrownRoyal
I got the Coyote version aswell. It was a tight fit, but that's my own fault cause I took far too much "stuff" with me. I took along far more clothes than I needed but it was cause I wasn't sure how cold it would be at night or warm in the day, I wasn't sure what time we'd finish up in the day and if I needed shorts or long pants, wasn't sure if the restaurant had a dress code or not and, and, and..... so I ended up waaaaay overloaded. But, that's how we learn, next time I"ll pack lighter.

On the plus side, I did take more or less what I would have taken if I'd been going for two weeks, and if you can go two weeks on what you have, you can go two months...... you see where I'm going with this?

So the moral of the story, (before I get side tracked) is that the bag worked really well, but, I may get the bigger one for what I have planned for next year, but that's cause I'll be hauling for two and my other half may want to do laundry less often than I plan to.



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Old 08-27-2013, 10:03 PM   #1626
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Loren and I are planning a ride up to Mount Graham this Saturday. We have never been there before so I don't have any real information on how good it is but anyone wanting to join us will be welcome.


If anyone has any information on the area please chime in.

We will figure out the details in the next couple of days but just wanted to post this up for anyone interested in joining in.


Bill
If you're going via the Swift trail then what else do I need to say:





I'd been told that you can't climb up and over from the Swift Trail West but I've never tried it. I was on the VFR the day I rode it and ended up turning around a few miles after I hit dirt.



I have a feeling that you can. It would make for an excellent scout out mission. I'm going to try and make this.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:04 AM   #1627
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Toroweap RR

I'll have my perspective up hopefully this week. I've got some pictures that I want to work on a little before I release them to the public. Nothing fancy as all I have is iphoto at the moment, but I can at least try and make my night sky shots turn out a little bit better. I've got some sunset pictures as well that look like a cartoon as well.

Oh, after all the ranting and raving about how no one got a flat on the trip, well, I picked up a nail on my way home and was up late last night patching the tube so that I could ride into work this morning. It was a very slow leak so I didn't notice the tire getting low until yesterday.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:57 PM   #1628
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Dang Batman that sucks! Has anyone tried the kits that make laced wheels tubeless? If the work it might be worth the effort.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:04 PM   #1629
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My buddy Rob went to the Tubliss system on his XR650L and he liked it. Best thing is you can ride on a flat for a while because you have an inner tube in there that's what holds the tire in place. I'm not too fond of them. Knowing my luck I'd poke right through it while plugging the tire up. I rather just run heavy duty tubes and change it out if needed. Once you get the hang of changing out a tube it's pretty simple. (famous last words)

What I am really interested in is the Bib Mouse system. Hayduke has been trying them out and he likes them. Neduro as well and we could only hope to ride as badass as that guy!
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:08 PM   #1630
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Dang Batman that sucks! Has anyone tried the kits that make laced wheels tubeless? If the work it might be worth the effort.
I can't say that I have ever looked into it. On the bright side, I have been getting much better at changing tires now that I have had some practice. Getting more and more comfortable with working on my bike as I play with it. I also took off the rear fenders on my bike last night as I was getting real sick of having to take them off to take the seat off everytime. I should also have direct access to my air filter now as well. It looks really odd now though. The longer I have this bike, the more I embrace the KLR down and dirty way.

Here is what she looks like now. Not the best pictures, but you get the idea.



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Old 08-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #1631
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I have been looking at lots of different tire options. Im going to continue running knobby tires up front for prevent it from washing out in the dirt. I can't decide between a full knobby in the rear or a 50/50 like the Heidenau K60 Scout. How much traction does the k60 scout have off roading? Everyone says these tires last a long time. How well do they do in Arizona dirt? Will I be disappointed and be wishing I had a full knobby and better traction? I currently am running Pirelli MT21s and i like the tires except im lucky to get 1,800 miles out of the rear. $92 for a Mt21 or $156 for a K60 Scout, 140/80-18

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Old 08-28-2013, 03:37 PM   #1632
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I have been looking at lots of different tire options. Im going to continue running knobby tires up front for prevent it from washing out in the dirt. I can't decide between a full knobby in the rear or a 50/50 like the Heidenau K60 Scout. How much traction does the k60 scout have off roading? Everyone says these tires last a long time. How well do they do in Arizona dirt? Will I be disappointed and be wishing I had a full knobby and better traction? I currently am running Pirelli MT21s and i like the tires except im lucky to get 1,800 miles out of the rear. $92 for a Mt21 or $156 for a K60 Scout, 140/80-18

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On our Toroweap trip we did 120 miles of dirt and I had Shinko 705's and Paul had the K60 Scouts. We both did fine. I guess it depends on how big of a roost you want to be able to throw.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #1633
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i have tried a few different tubless systems including simple silicone and duct tape,,, they all worked just fine but there is a common item to look out for. spoked rims arent meant for tubless so they arent meant to seal well around the bead with the knurled tire grip area, so, slow leaks could be a problem. i have a few that did and a few that didnt. tubliss addresses the issue by sqeezing the tire with the 100psi tube, its a $200 investment thats worth it for some, not so much for me.


on the tires, havent run 705's but i have run heidi's,,, on hard pack and street they are great, but the looser and rockier it get the more slipping you'll do. they were just as i thought they would be, and on the tiger they fit well with the terrain and speed i was riding, i wouldnt be happy with them on the ktm.

IMOP the kenda 270 is a better tire when off road. the irc gp1 is the same tires with a bit softer rubber for improved grip, and shinko has a version as well, though i dont know anything about it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #1634
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If you're going via the Swift trail then what else do I need to say:





I'd been told that you can't climb up and over from the Swift Trail West but I've never tried it. I was on the VFR the day I rode it and ended up turning around a few miles after I hit dirt.



I have a feeling that you can. It would make for an excellent scout out mission. I'm going to try and make this.

Julio,

Thanks for the info, this ride might be better than I thought. Hope you can make it.

Right now it looks like we have 3 confirmed.


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Old 08-28-2013, 06:56 PM   #1635
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I have been looking at lots of different tire options. Im going to continue running knobby tires up front for prevent it from washing out in the dirt. I can't decide between a full knobby in the rear or a 50/50 like the Heidenau K60 Scout. How much traction does the k60 scout have off roading? Everyone says these tires last a long time. How well do they do in Arizona dirt? Will I be disappointed and be wishing I had a full knobby and better traction? I currently am running Pirelli MT21s and i like the tires except im lucky to get 1,800 miles out of the rear. $92 for a Mt21 or $156 for a K60 Scout, 140/80-18

Alex
I'm currently running the Mitas E10's and they hook up really nicely in the dirt but they're not very good on tar and have a bit of a sketchy feel to them in corners. My back one wore out super fast on the Torroweep ride, but I should get a few more miles on it which will take me to around 2 500 miles, which is kind of what I was expecting out of it.
I"ve ordered a Heidenau k60 scout for my rear but I'm going to keep my nobby E10 up front, it's still got plenty of life left in it and that's the important one in the dirt anyway, Also it looks like I should get about 5 000 on the front E10.
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