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Old 08-03-2014, 09:50 PM   #241
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Hey everyone.

New 2015 KTM 500 EXC owner.

I'm looking for IRC m5B tires in Dubia.

Anyone know of a source?
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:58 PM   #242
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Try Gecko in Al Quoz for knobbies
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:01 PM   #243
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Try Gecko in Al Quoz for knobbies
Thanks.

Hopefully he'll have an IRC m5b.

Otherwise I'll have to courier it from abroad.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:16 PM   #244
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Any reason you are only looking at that tire? I know there are loads of soft tire knobbies out there...Pirelli has some and they have a dealership (sub-dealership, not sure) in Al Quoz too...that's where I got my knobbies
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:36 PM   #245
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Any reason you are only looking at that tire? I know there are loads of soft tire knobbies out there...Pirelli has some and they have a dealership (sub-dealership, not sure) in Al Quoz too...that's where I got my knobbies
Im interested in them because of the rave reviews they get.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:16 AM   #246
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Congrats on the new EXC!!!

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Hey everyone.

New 2015 KTM 500 EXC owner.

I'm looking for IRC m5B tires in Dubia.

Anyone know of a source?
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:58 AM   #247
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Im interested in them because of the rave reviews they get.

Are you sure you want soft terrain tires? There isn't a lot of mud around this part of the world. If you are going dune riding you might find an IT tire better
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:48 PM   #248
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Congrats on the new EXC!!!

:)
Thank you.

Feel free to give it a try. Let me know.

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Are you sure you want soft terrain tires? There isn't a lot of mud around this part of the world. If you are going dune riding you might find an IT tire better
Thank you for pointing that out.
Based on what I read about it, it's described as ideal for mud & lose ground.

Check out reviews from people who've tried it:

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Re...t-Terrain-Tire


A lot of them mention sand.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:24 AM   #249
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Hey guys, anyone got any good trips towards Hatta?
Or any mountainous region?

Dying to try the bike on something other than (quick)sand.

I've mapped one out myself on Google maps. Park on the main road and simply drive into the mountain range, make a loop and return to the main road.
A round trip of 45km. Not too bad.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:24 AM   #250
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Hey guys, anyone got any good trips towards Hatta?
Or any mountainous region?

Dying to try the bike on something other than (quick)sand.

I've mapped one out myself on Google maps. Park on the main road and simply drive into the mountain range, make a loop and return to the main road.
A round trip of 45km. Not too bad.
We're going camping/hiking to Jebel Shams (3,000m high) this weekend...4x4s and hiking focused...wanna tag along? the 500 won't like the 6hr highway ride...
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:35 AM   #251
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We're going camping/hiking to Jebel Shams (3,000m high) this weekend...4x4s and hiking focused...wanna tag along? the 500 won't like the 6hr highway ride...


Very tempting invite!

I've driven the 500 on streets & highways.

Not something I'd like to do very often. It had no problem maneuvering or keeping piece with traffic but it didn't feel stable when i went over 130 kph.

I do have a black Nissan Patrol. I just gave away that I'm a local, huh.

The good news is that good weather is just around corner.

Based on this year's impersonal weather, my father in law's aunt predicts an extraordinary winter - it'll be early & extra cool.

Hope she's right.

I'd love to do jabal alshams though some time.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:13 AM   #252
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Thanks! Will do so.

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Was at the KTM service center on Thursday getting a mate's 1190 attended to. They have knobbies in stock.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:07 AM   #253
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I'd love to do jabal alshams though some time.
If I don't ship my bike to Beirut soon, then yeah...otherwise I'll do the car and be the carry mule...
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:43 AM   #254
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If I don't ship my bike to Beirut soon, then yeah...otherwise I'll do the car and be the carry mule...
Don't fret. I've got a car.

The bike scenario needs to be sorted.
Could probably renT I guess.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:07 PM   #255
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What are the coordinates of Jabal Alshams? DiscoDino?
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