ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #121
soph9
Bike Addict
 
soph9's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Oddometer: 2,303
how far do you live from Vancouver, BC? Maybe we could "hire" you to change our tires...
soph9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 05:53 PM   #122
YamWOW!
Gnarly Adventurer
 
YamWOW!'s Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Kennewick Washington
Oddometer: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by soph9 View Post
how far do you live from Vancouver, BC? Maybe we could "hire" you to change our tires...
Oh 450 miles. With the price of gas..... Well you couldn't justify it.
__________________
YamWOW. It's made in Japan, you know the Japanese make good stuff!

Check out the WR250R/X forum: CLICK HERE
Check out the Pacific NW DualSport Forum: CLICK HERE
KTM 530 EXC-R
BMW F800GS
YamWOW! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 06:23 PM   #123
soph9
Bike Addict
 
soph9's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Oddometer: 2,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by YamWOW! View Post
Oh 450 miles. With the price of gas..... Well you couldn't justify it.
crap
soph9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 09:18 PM   #124
AdvWolf
Gnarly Adventurer
 
AdvWolf's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: The Mountains -Almost Heaven, WV
Oddometer: 282
Pulled the K60's off and put the BB on for the Frolic at LF. Going to meet some of the inmates

Tried to take a couple different pics of some of the questions yall have had.




AdvWolf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:08 AM   #125
dendrophobe
Motorbike Junky
 
dendrophobe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Oddometer: 859
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdvWolf View Post
Pulled the K60's off and put the BB on for the Frolic at LF. Going to meet some of the inmates
I have one arriving tomorrow, just in time to leave for LF on Friday. Can't wait to put it to the test!
__________________
Doug
Semper Fi
2009 BMW F800GS, Olive Drab
2006 Ducati Sport 1000, Black
Custom built Ducati GT1000 Scrambler, Red
dendrophobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:12 AM   #126
soph9
Bike Addict
 
soph9's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Oddometer: 2,303
mileage what are folks getting out of these now....anyone have decent numbers to share yet?
soph9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:19 PM   #127
JustBob
Uh...who me?
 
JustBob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Young Harris, GA
Oddometer: 761
Quote:
Originally Posted by soph9 View Post
mileage what are folks getting out of these now....anyone have decent numbers to share yet?
In an attempt to find the perfect tire for my Canadian odessy which includes the TransLab at the 3000 mile point, I used up the rear TKC-80 in 2000 miles. Love the tire....not enough mileage though. So...now I have a new BB on and will start trying to use it up before my trip (end of July) to see how it does. Also have a new K60 scout on order and am hopeful I get to try it. My plan is to put a new TKC-80 on the front with whatever holds up and provides adequate grip in the dirt.
Here's the TKC-80 at 2000 miles.
__________________
Bob Hancock
'14 R1200GSW; '14 F800GSA
'10 690 EnduroR; '11 WR250R
'88 R100RS

JustBob screwed with this post 12-31-2012 at 08:53 PM
JustBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:21 PM   #128
JustBob
Uh...who me?
 
JustBob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Young Harris, GA
Oddometer: 761
Dang. I knew my pic posting skills leave something to be desired, but is that pic backwards or something?
here's another.

__________________
Bob Hancock
'14 R1200GSW; '14 F800GSA
'10 690 EnduroR; '11 WR250R
'88 R100RS

JustBob screwed with this post 12-31-2012 at 08:53 PM
JustBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:39 PM   #129
JustBob
Uh...who me?
 
JustBob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Young Harris, GA
Oddometer: 761
How y'all like these apples? Purdy, huh?
__________________
Bob Hancock
'14 R1200GSW; '14 F800GSA
'10 690 EnduroR; '11 WR250R
'88 R100RS

JustBob screwed with this post 12-31-2012 at 08:53 PM
JustBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:40 PM   #130
JustBob
Uh...who me?
 
JustBob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Young Harris, GA
Oddometer: 761
One more

They sure look nice. Hope they last.
__________________
Bob Hancock
'14 R1200GSW; '14 F800GSA
'10 690 EnduroR; '11 WR250R
'88 R100RS

JustBob screwed with this post 12-31-2012 at 08:53 PM
JustBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:00 PM   #131
JustBob
Uh...who me?
 
JustBob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Young Harris, GA
Oddometer: 761
As far as mileage goes, I'm thinking it depends a lot on tire pressure. I've been running 28-30 on both ends because I don't ride far to the Forest Service roads around here. But when I ride to those roads (maybe 40 miles one way), I go pretty fast....70-80mph. So, my thinking is that I'm running on the fat flat part of the tire and not getting good mileage because of that. So, on my trip, I plan on running 34F 38R loaded with bags and stuff on the hard road and 30/30...maybe 28/28 if it's soft, on the Trans Lab.
Comments?
__________________
Bob Hancock
'14 R1200GSW; '14 F800GSA
'10 690 EnduroR; '11 WR250R
'88 R100RS
JustBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:33 PM   #132
YamWOW!
Gnarly Adventurer
 
YamWOW!'s Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Kennewick Washington
Oddometer: 460
At 500 mile of 60% gravel and 40% slab I about have the groove on the center knob worn down.
__________________
YamWOW. It's made in Japan, you know the Japanese make good stuff!

Check out the WR250R/X forum: CLICK HERE
Check out the Pacific NW DualSport Forum: CLICK HERE
KTM 530 EXC-R
BMW F800GS

YamWOW! screwed with this post 04-29-2011 at 08:26 PM
YamWOW! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 08:08 PM   #133
dendrophobe
Motorbike Junky
 
dendrophobe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Oddometer: 859
Got one mounted today, all ready to tear it up at Laurel Fork this weekend.

__________________
Doug
Semper Fi
2009 BMW F800GS, Olive Drab
2006 Ducati Sport 1000, Black
Custom built Ducati GT1000 Scrambler, Red
dendrophobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 10:59 AM   #134
rediRrakaD
Whoopdie do
 
rediRrakaD's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Deep in the Redwoods near the Pacific
Oddometer: 716
JustBOb,
My 2 cents... I run 40r/38f and got a little over 3k on my D606. Figure 80% slab 20% gravely goodness. My street riding is quite spirited...
Tried 26/22 while in Death Valley.

These bikes are quite heavy!! (not to mention the hp) High speed highway/lower pressure will certainly cook off a tire!! (I ride @70+ on the slab).
My buddy killed his new 606 in 40MILES!!!!!! transferring to another dirt section @ only 26psi!!!!! (he now refills before slab sections). Takes 3min.

BB (dang that thing is a monster) goes on today, I'll be doing 550-650 miles a week commuting and dirt on the weekends. Report coming in... .
S.
__________________
"Death in the pursuit of happiness is triumphant!"
rediRrakaD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 06:12 PM   #135
kelsow
Beastly Adventurer
 
kelsow's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia
Oddometer: 1,118
Here is a pic of mine with 1200k on it. I'm guessing I have done about 8-900 k of pavement and the rest has been dirt.
They seem to be wearing quite well at 35psi and grip level seems to be ok judging by the chicken stripes. Bacack!

__________________
"Kelsow's helmet is so tight, it cuts off the circulation to his personality."
Location: Doucheonia
Ride: 2010 BMW F800GS
Site: dualsport.ca and rideatlantic.ca
kelsow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014