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Old 04-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #8251
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mt21 right ? anyone had issues with the blocks ripping off?
Nope....I have gone through three MT21's so far, but no knobs ripped off. An adequate tire for pavement and gravel....one tire lasted 4200 kms, while another only 2800 kms.....different batches of tires seem to have different longevity factors....plus: the fronts seem to wear in a weird manner....

As for license plates.....lost one so far....waiting to install Euro tail.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #8252
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mt21 right ? anyone had issues with the blocks ripping off?
In colder climates it can be a horror on pavement.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #8253
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Nope....I have gone through three MT21's so far, but no knobs ripped off. An adequate tire for pavement and gravel....one tire lasted 4200 kms, while another only 2800 kms.....different batches of tires seem to have different longevity factors....plus: the fronts seem to wear in a weird manner....

As for license plates.....lost one so far....waiting to install Euro tail.
yep noticed that on the front of mine also, but its good just to swap around
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:24 AM   #8254
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Nope....I have gone through three MT21's so far, but no knobs ripped off. An adequate tire for pavement and gravel....one tire lasted 4200 kms, while another only 2800 kms.....different batches of tires seem to have different longevity factors....plus: the fronts seem to wear in a weird manner....

As for license plates.....lost one so far....waiting to install Euro tail.
Wow, I only got about 600 miles out of MT-21's and that was on my 450EXC.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #8255
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Wow, I only got about 600 miles out of MT-21's and that was on my 450EXC.
Mine fell into the trash can around 500 miles. One landed with spikes sticking out of each block...the other tire is just waiting to be drilled and spiked. I hated those tires for loose terrain.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #8256
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mt21 right ? anyone had issues with the blocks ripping off?
No - only have them (MT21) on the front, but never any problems - at least half a dozen in a row - great tyres ...

D606 on the back and no problems there either ...
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #8257
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I got 600 miles on my last MT21 rear. The 690R does seem to eat those rears. or is it the pilot??
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No - only have them (MT21) on the front, but never any problems - at least half a dozen in a row - great tyres ...

D606 on the back and no problems there either ...
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:47 AM   #8258
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I got 600 miles on my last MT21 rear. The 690R does seem to eat those rears. or is it the pilot??
I get about 2000km out of the D606 rear ...

Some people seem to axe their tyres when they're only just getting worn in ...
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:22 AM   #8259
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I get about 2000km out of the D606 rear ...

Some people seem to axe their tyres when they're only just getting worn in ...
I don't throw them out until the bead wears down to the rim actually I consider a tire toast when its down to about 1/4" tread or less...at least for offroad riding
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:40 AM   #8260
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I have had a lot of times to twiddle my thumbs and ponder life over the last couple of months. I have been enjoying the grindingly complex process of simply buying a house. Not sure its ever going to happen.

That said, The 690 is currently waiting patiently in its mobile garage next to the berg (back of my sprinter)...waiting for the new headgasket, suspension work, and likely a fairing kit. Thinking that the bike is going to go on to do some touring duty for a while though it may get tapped again in the future for another event.

things to do:

rebuild or swap suspension
Install RR fairing kit, LED headlights.
Change out head gasket and pray nothing is cracked..worse case something is damaged and a big bore kit is called for
euro plate holder.

Would like to go ride the new trans canada route. we will see.

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Old 04-16-2013, 05:56 AM   #8261
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I get about 2000km out of the D606 rear ...

Some people seem to axe their tyres when they're only just getting worn in ...
I've only run 606's on my DR and got about 1K miles out of them.

I change knobbies when they stop getting grip off road, that happens long before they completely wear off. May as well use 90/10 tires if you're gonna ride a knobbie after it stops working. With street tires I usually wait till there's a hint of cord showing.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:27 AM   #8262
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I've done my best to search through the forum, but the best I can tell is that there is no available aftermarket clutch lever for the '13 model? Am I correct on this. My stock lever lasted approximately 10 miles. First time I dumped the bike, it broke at the "break off" points (or whatever you call those notches).
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:34 AM   #8263
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I've done my best to search through the forum, but the best I can tell is that there is no available aftermarket clutch lever for the '13 model? Am I correct on this. My stock lever lasted approximately 10 miles. First time I dumped the bike, it broke at the "break off" points (or whatever you call those notches).

Perfect. You now have a nice 2 fingered clutch lever. put a small ball on the end of it to make the safety inspectors happy and ride on. mine has been like that forever...I like it very much
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:40 AM   #8264
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I've done my best to search through the forum, but the best I can tell is that there is no available aftermarket clutch lever for the '13 model? Am I correct on this. My stock lever lasted approximately 10 miles. First time I dumped the bike, it broke at the "break off" points (or whatever you call those notches).
This is the part number for the ASV clutch lever for Magura M/C's... Not sure if there is any difference in 2008-2011 and 2012-2013, but it fits my 2008...

CDC602-K - C6 clutch lever complete
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:41 AM   #8265
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Perfect. You now have a nice 2 fingered clutch lever. put a small ball on the end of it to make the safety inspectors happy and ride on. mine has been like that forever...I like it very much
Already done that. I was hoping to at least get another one for a spare. And since I don't mind shelling out for a spare, I was hoping to buy a prefabricated shorty.
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