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Old 06-16-2013, 02:23 PM   #4996
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:19 PM   #4997
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I use 705's on my KLR650...I think 705's in appropriate sizes for the 21/18's on the CRF-L will amaze you....hopefully you can find them in europe at the very reasonable $$ we get them in the usa...like $120 or less for both! Could you drive to Andorra to buy them? I remember a huge duty free bike store down there....years back though (1993).....
It doesn't seem like you can get 705's at all in Switzerland/Germany/France/Austria. But I am sure I will be able to find some nice all-weather street tires... good thing that in Switzerland we can basically put anything which fits and it will be legal. Not so in Germany, where you have to follow the list of approved tires...

P.S. The stock is absolutely adequate for my use in the city, but they are really uncomfortable during the short trips on the freeway, even if the weather is optimal. Past 90kmh the bike wobbles extremely. I mean, it gets you to the destination, but its not something you are looking forward to...
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:50 AM   #4998
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I ride 120kmph on the freeway with stock tires regularly, and have no stability issues. Perhaps something else is going on?
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #4999
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I don't find the stock tires wobble at high speeds either.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:48 AM   #5000
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Kenda 270 Update

I've got about 700 miles on the Kenda 270. Overall I would say I'm happy with the tire, it does well on the pavement and dirt roads. I've run them in Pizgah Nation Forrest on the fire roads two up with my daughter and was pleased with the performance.

I went to PA to ride with my brother this past weekend. He rides mostly four wheelers, Friday evening I was taking one last ride around his property before heading out and clipped a piece of concrete, tore the side wall of the tire and pinched the tube. I was able to patch tube and get the bike back on the road for the next day when we went down on a friend's farm to ride some trails. Aside from being pretty impressed that the sidewall of the tire held up, the performance on the trail was rather poor. We were in a tight area and wasn't much room to build momentum to push through to the top. Once the tire started to slip the tread packed in and it was pretty much useless.

Eventually my brother and another friend were able to get the vegetation cleared out, I was able to start getting a bite. Below there's a quick video of the trail conditions as a reference for what I was riding. I know, the 270 isn't meant for this type of environment, I couldn't help but think I'd have been having more fun earlier instead of picking the LRP up repeatedly had I went with a 606. I was able to roost both my brother and our friend on my last run through for the day. Serves them right for laughing at me when I was getting the bike off the ground for the 100th time earlier.

As an aside, I'm impressed with the difference the EJK has made. With the area being so tight there was barely enough room to catch second gear before heading up hill. The LRP would pull up through second nicely without having to dip the clutch to bring up the RPMs to keep from stalling.

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:12 AM   #5001
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Has anyone found a better gas cap yet? :) One that doesn't look like a reject from a cruiser?
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:57 AM   #5002
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I've got about 700 miles on the Kenda 270. Overall I would say I'm happy with the tire, it does well on the pavement and dirt roads. I've run them in Pizgah Nation Forrest on the fire roads two up with my daughter and was pleased with the performance.

I went to PA to ride with my brother this past weekend. He rides mostly four wheelers, Friday evening I was taking one last ride around his property before heading out and clipped a piece of concrete, tore the side wall of the tire and pinched the tube. I was able to patch tube and get the bike back on the road for the next day when we went down on a friend's farm to ride some trails. Aside from being pretty impressed that the sidewall of the tire held up, the performance on the trail was rather poor. We were in a tight area and wasn't much room to build momentum to push through to the top. Once the tire started to slip the tread packed in and it was pretty much useless.

Eventually my brother and another friend were able to get the vegetation cleared out, I was able to start getting a bite. Below there's a quick video of the trail conditions as a reference for what I was riding. I know, the 270 isn't meant for this type of environment, I couldn't help but think I'd have been having more fun earlier instead of picking the LRP up repeatedly had I went with a 606. I was able to roost both my brother and our friend on my last run through for the day. Serves them right for laughing at me when I was getting the bike off the ground for the 100th time earlier.

As an aside, I'm impressed with the difference the EJK has made. With the area being so tight there was barely enough room to catch second gear before heading up hill. The LRP would pull up through second nicely without having to dip the clutch to bring up the RPMs to keep from stalling.

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:02 PM   #5003
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good catch, thank you, I corrected the mistake.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:09 PM   #5004
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Has anyone found a better gas cap yet? :) One that doesn't look like a reject from a cruiser?
Still waiting for someone to post about the IMS 3 gallon tank. Why not get rid of the whole tank, cap and all?
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:10 PM   #5005
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #5006
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peak works well expandable

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Old 06-18-2013, 06:01 AM   #5007
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Air box mod

Has anyone noticed any real difference by removing the snorkel? I dont really feel comfortable drilling any holes just in case I ever want to take it completely back to stock.

And are there still no aftermaket filters for this bike?

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Old 06-18-2013, 01:22 PM   #5008
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Has anyone noticed any real difference by removing the snorkel? I dont really feel comfortable drilling any holes just in case I ever want to take it completely back to stock.

And are there still no aftermaket filters for this bike?

Thanks, SD07
Yes, removing the snorkel combined with removing the spark arrestor made a big difference..when combined with the EJK tuner. These two mods were recommended by the tech team at EJK. They also recommended unclipping the O2 sensor, which I did as well. Unclipping the 02 sensor completely stopped my stalling!
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #5009
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Did anyone else burn their left knee on the CRF? Today it was really hot and the fan was running high... I noticed that it was a bit warm on my left side where the knee touches the plastic and when I arrived home I discovered some rather huge blisters :/ Any tips how to avoid that?
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #5010
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250L ride video

Kick @&$ ride from red rock down the mountain.
It's my IPhone taped to a mirror so sorry about the angle.
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