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Old 05-09-2013, 06:33 AM   #8566
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The bike isn't what determines tire wear nearly as much as the rider. My 450 EXC wears out a tire just as fast as my 690. My 690 with the 17" wheels and sport compound tires wears out a tire just as fast as my R1 did.
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I weigh 210 pounds before any gear and I ride a lot of offroad but my tires see dirt and pavement as well. I get a lot more mileage than other people do and it all has to be to my throttle habits. I would consider myself a tame rider and though I enjoy throwing the rear wheel around now and then I tend to tread lightly and because I ride alone a lot I tend to ride pretty conservatively.

When I was out in Nevada a couple of years ago I watched Scot Harden go out on a 950SE every morning with a brand new rear tire and come in every afternoon on a bald rear tire with chords sticking out
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:54 AM   #8567
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MT21 or 606 ??

Dealer can't get me a tractionator, and I need it by tomorrow.

Pirelli is 113 and Dunlop is 120
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:13 AM   #8568
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mt21 or 606 ??

Dealer can't get me a tractionator, and i need it by tomorrow.

Pirelli is 113 and dunlop is 120
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:56 AM   #8569
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:54 AM   #8570
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:00 AM   #8571
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where ya gettin them from ??

I did not see one listed at my stealer (they use PU), Bobscycle, or RMatvmc

RM - did not have a 606 rear listed, which would have been a choice

the Stealer (I get a 20% disc) was at 150 for the 606, 137 for the scorpion (DOT 140 size) and 141 for the stock MT21. The other 2 were 120 sized tires


Maybe a little info first. I mainly ride gravel/dirt fire lanes with pavement transitions. Lately, Ive sampled (on a baldish MT21) some techy single track with rocks, mud, uphills, roots, off camber. Occasionally the wife & I double up and hit the road, have done some 200 mile days but not too often.
Marty Graver at Brap offroad is a great guy to deal with. Just google Brap offroad.

I usually wear out an MT21 in about 700 miles, even on the standard map setting. 606s last about the same. I routinely, easily, get 3k+ miles out of a 140/80/18 MotoZ H/T tire.

Although they are on backorder right now. If you ask, Marty will call you when they come in, his customer service is second to none I've found from any MC supplier.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:01 AM   #8572
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I used to run 606's on my 525. Seemed to work well for me. Not the greatest longevity but good tread.
I've since changed to the Pirelli XCMH on my bikes. Good aggressive tread and I'm looking at 1200 miles on my last rear tire on my 690. I was considering a Kenda Trakmaster as my son was trying it out for our Death Vally trip last month. Sheesh, after 400 miles it is toast. So, I will stick with the XCMH. I have one to replace his bald Kenda as well.
I have considered going down to the 130. It is about $15 cheaper than the 140.

Edit- Additional note, Nobody likes to ride close behind me with the XCMH. It is a serious rock throwing beast.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:08 AM   #8573
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I have tried a Moto-Z and it was changed out with about a 1000 miles on it as well.

This is the price with pay for this
Either you were running an I/T tire, or you're an animal!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:19 AM   #8574
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Need some advice on front sprocket change. I have a 14t tag sprocket that I was going to put on today but when I went to remove the stock one it was much thicker than the 14t I have. It has a rubber piece that goes on the outside and what looks like one on the back but it may be part of the sprocket. Has anyone changed their front sprocket out that can help me?
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As long as you have the right spacing on the back side of the sprocket, then you are fine.
This.

I order some extra sprockets from RockyMtnatv once, that were listed for the 690, but had the same issue, the spacing on the engine side of the sprocket was not correct. The rubber is inconsequential. I ended up pawning them off on a buddy who's bike they would fit.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #8575
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Hi Everyone - new Enduro owner.

I'm looking for a skid plate similar to this in the USA. I can't seem to find one that offers all the protection. Anyone have any guidance?

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #8576
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just order it straight from adventure spec. That's what I did and it only took ~2 days to get to California!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #8577
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just order it straight from adventure spec. That's what I did and it only took ~2 days to get to California!
They don't offer paypal as an option!
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:26 AM   #8578
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They don't offer paypal as an option!
They take credit cards. You will likely have to call your card ahead of time to let them know you are buying something from the UK so their security doesn't go nuts. But they ship very fast and there are not any other plates as nice out there.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:43 AM   #8579
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They take credit cards. You will likely have to call your card ahead of time to let them know you are buying something from the UK so their security doesn't go nuts. But they ship very fast and there are not any other plates as nice out there.
Bummer - was hoping to not tell the wife
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:01 PM   #8580
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