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Old 04-13-2013, 04:16 AM   #4636
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The DRZ RUNS 18's so that shouldn't be the problem so it has to be width. 606's run on the wide side in my opinion so one size down from stock will most likely be the same. Look at the Mitas tires as they are more aggressive than TKC's.
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:23 AM   #4637
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The DRZ RUNS 18's so that shouldn't be the problem so it has to be width. 606's run on the wide side in my opinion so one size down from stock will most likely be the same. Look at the Mitas tires as they are more aggressive than TKC's.
This is just for the KTM.
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:50 AM   #4638
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This is just for the KTM.
Yup. They sell a 130/18 in a 606 which is probably about as wide as a 140 TKC

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:52 AM   #4639
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Yup. They sell a 130/18 in a 606 which is probably about as wide as a 140 TKC

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
I saw that. Also looking at the D908RR.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #4640
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The curse of the Union Springs

We saddled up spritely early, and traversed the mountain to the start of our track. Today was our main event, starring no other than Union Springs. The weather by all accounts was a bit chilly for the first 45 mins, but as soon as the adrenaline rush came, the weather didn't seem to matter much.

We didn't pass any Jehovah Witness' or any hookers, I can only deduct that Union Springs is cursed. Was Union Springs upset not to have a sacrifice offering? We had 3 go-pros running, and nary a single dirt (rock?) nap. Where's the fun in that? EOD3MC was smitten to use his Rawhyde skills.

We headed down Dunkle Hollow and ran into a parade of 4x4s tangled on the switchback corner. I was concerned that we'd be sitting on the trail for the next 2 hours. They were uber nice and schooched over enough for us to swiggle by. So off to lunch at the gas station on RT33 in Franklin.

Had some schrumpcous fried mushrooms and layed like lizards in on the hot tarmac. EOD3MC even filled up with gas. After our break, time to head out....

Or was it?

Seems there was a yellow DRZ that would have none of it. I almost could hear the DRZ braying like a mule. Stubborn. She won't even turn on a headlight.... Determined to get he started, we spend the next hr trying to trouble shoot. Seems we are down to a faulty ignition switch.

Nothing left to do, but send her Harley style (e.g on the back of a truck) to the cottage. Figured it was either haul her home, or tell Dynamick it was time to come pick his steed up!

No drama. Lizarding on the back deck won't break my heart either.

A big kudos to PhillyGal. She's been keeping the tummies full and been serving up some good eats. Who's going to want to go home after this fab weather and yummy food...not I.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:55 PM   #4641
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German tenacity and Irish ingenuity...

The yellow DRZ lives again! Seems there is electrical gremlin in the connectors behind headlight. WD-40 for a field fix and electrical cleaner and dielectric grease at home for all
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:50 PM   #4642
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Here's a clip for the first big ascent on Union Springs from this mornings ride.

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I saw that. Also looking at the D908RR.
Don't forget the tubes....what tire did you decide on?
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #4644
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Here's a clip for the first big ascent on Union Springs from this mornings ride.

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Old 04-13-2013, 07:55 PM   #4645
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Curious to know how you (Blaster and Dorito) feel riding dirt after the CornerSpin class? Do you notice any changes in habit or did the class reinforce what you already knew? Thoughts?
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #4646
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Going to need to find the sound track from the ill-fated water xing
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:45 AM   #4647
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Going to need to find the sound track from the ill-fated water xing
Ruh-Roh?
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:35 PM   #4648
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Ruh-Roh?
The DRZ is much cleaner now....


But damn that water is cold.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #4649
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The DRZ is much cleaner now....


But damn that water is cold.
And the event to include most of the audio has been recorded and being edited as we speak.....she sure is moving fast to get this one done.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #4650
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SugarGrove Finale!

We didn't have a tip over all weekend...until this one. Go big and Go home! Make sure you listen to the irony of the vid.

Rescue vid version 1 later. EOD3MC has rescue perspective 2 on his camera.



PS Notice how when your wingmate is drowning, how thoughtful I am in returning to turn off my petcock, and then for a second time to turn off the ignition. Then you'll notice how spritely I gallop into the water. All I was thinking was this is how Blaster feels when he has to get me out of the water trough.

PPS J4S will appreciate the giggle right before the vid ends!
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