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Old 07-10-2014, 02:45 PM   #556
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Taking notes here. Well timed post's as our crew has been talking about D606's.... and you confirmed my suspicions, thanks.
You won't need that kind of tire for rear traction, and the fronts scallop something awful. Up front the Scorpion rally is quite aggressive and just works really well on and off pavement. Again, probably more aggressive than necessary.

The T63 front is a really good dualsport knob, it's knob height is fairly low so it works well on road, and plenty of grip off for a 50-50 tire. Just not that aggressive for a dirt knob. Almost identical is the Karoo 2. Without the brand stamp you probly couldn't tell the difference - I think the knobs slant a little on the karoo.

For rear the Fullbore M40 or Shinko 705 would work really well, as would a K60 although I prefer the former even though it doesn't last as long but it's easier to mount, repair, and half the price. Expect about 7K miles out of them, maybe 10K for the heidie. Absolutely fantastic tire on the Tiger 800XC.

Then there are mixed tires, more common that you'd think. Like a Tourance rear and a TKC front, switch out the front to another tourance for mostly road. Right now I'm running a anakee3 rear and fullbore front - amazing. The rear does not generally need to be as aggressive as the front for off pavement - the main issue with the front is corner washouts. Any of them will work pretty well on road, and all will go well longer than the HOW loop. For this I think a dualsport tire might well be just fine.

I can see where the T63 would be a great choice - good on road and dirt, pretty durable tire and cheap. The rear can be a smallish profile and my husky tears them up in about 1800 miles. I've since gone with a D606 and it really works well but likely well overkill for HOW. I'd have to think about how I would tire the husky if I was gonna ride that one on the loop.

Just some ideas...
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:53 PM   #557
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Yeah, the price of the T63 -- as well as its longevity -- is appealing.

I'd say a 50-50 tire is fine.

Now, if anyone dares to ask which oil is best ...
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Sorry Tony. Didn't mean to hijack the thread.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:16 PM   #559
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Ain't no hijack! This is important und helpful. So carry on, browneye (except for the oil thing ... :-) )
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:40 PM   #560
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HoW tires

I've been lurkin on this thread, in hopes of riding the HoW loop in '15, and glad to see tire questions come up.

Curious on your thoughts about tires for big bikes?....specifically my Super Tenere.

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p.s. anyone thinking about 2015, that needs a riding partner, or wants to get a group together, shoot me a PM.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:01 PM   #561
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Welcome, tar356!

Perhaps others with extended experience on that bike can chime in. I'll stick to what I know.

I'll bet there's a Super Ten thread on this forum somewhere that can provide good suggestions.

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Old 07-11-2014, 07:17 AM   #562
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I've been lurkin on this thread, in hopes of riding the HoW loop in '15, and glad to see tire questions come up.

Curious on your thoughts about tires for big bikes?....specifically my Super Tenere.

Thanks

p.s. anyone thinking about 2015, that needs a riding partner, or wants to get a group together, shoot me a PM.
On my Tiger the current plan is TKC80 front, Mitas E07 rear.
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:02 AM   #563
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For anyone planning for this adventure, I just received my five maps and I'm impressed with the detail. I like my paper maps!! Fast shipping and a great deal. Thanks Tony.
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:17 AM   #564
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Closure!

Ok, so, first there's that tractor wrecking Swinging Bridge ...

Now, inmate Pinevalley reports from the field that he encountered a road closure on one of H.o.W.'s optional tracks (thank goodness) in Wyoming, and sent along his photo of it:



It was in an area of a massive wildfire a couple of years ago. The loss of soil-retaining vegetation often leads to severe erosion, as you can see.

Pinevalley reported as well that U.S. Forest Service crews were already poised to repair it. So, one hopes, it may be open again soon.

H.o.W. licensees have been sent the GPS coordinates, also courtesy of Pinevalley.

Another one to monitor ...

Thanks for the report, P'valley!
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:05 PM   #565
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On my Tiger the current plan is TKC80 front, Mitas E07 rear.

THAT is a great combo. I ran that on the CDR and had no problems although HOW would have some more challenging. Would expect it to work very well for HOW.
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That is a good combo. If the Mitas are hard to get then a Heidenau K60 Scout would also work very well.
I would run either or the FullBore USA's.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:33 AM   #567
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Oak Creek Motel, Oak Creek CO

I just made a reservation at Oak Creek Motel, Oak Creek CO, for Sept 5th and 6th (kickstands up the 7th a.m.). The owner, Dave, is a great guy and is letting me park my truck and moto trailer there for the expected 3 weeks at $2 per day. Vehicle/trailer parking is a big deal, and the storage rate is great. Plus, it's a small family owned business where it should be much safer than something like a Holiday Inn.

Rooms, 2 beds - Single occupancy is $55 per night, double occupancy is $67, and +$15 if you want a kitchen. Oak Creek is in the south-eastern part of the ride before going west toward Meeker and Rangely. It has fuel and lodging. 09a: alt, plus the road getting there looks fun.

I just wanted to pass along my experience with Oak Creek Motel for anyone who might also need to leave a vehicle and trailer somewhere, or if on the trail and need a motel in that area. I like to patronize businesses like this who work with you and make your planning less difficult. Info at the link below:

http://oakcreekmotel.com/
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:54 AM   #568
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Awesome, TxTiger!

I am so with you on patronizing well-managed, locally owned independents like Oak Creek Motel. Many older lodgings are being purchased and thoroughly renovated these days, and are worth a look now.

Many, too, are in small, struggling rural communities. For some, ADV travelers can be a shot in the arm financially.

If you come across similar lodgings, eateries, etc., on your trip, please let us know.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:57 PM   #569
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Ok, so, first there's that tractor wrecking Swinging Bridge ...

Now, inmate Pinevalley reports from the field that he encountered a road closure on one of H.o.W.'s optional tracks (thank goodness) in Wyoming, and sent along his photo of it:



It was in an area of a massive wildfire a couple of years ago. The loss of soil-retaining vegetation often leads to severe erosion, as you can see.

Pinevalley reported as well that U.S. Forest Service crews were already poised to repair it. So, one hopes, it may be open again soon.

H.o.W. licensees have been sent the GPS coordinates, also courtesy of Pinevalley.

Another one to monitor ...

Thanks for the report, P'valley!

Rumor has it a big Blue New Holland tractor was seen in the area just prior. Coincidence??? I think not.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:06 PM   #570
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Tires....

I just completed this trip with a set of Michelin Desert tires - a total of 4260 miles. They are now toast, but made the journey. I was running bib mousse inners so would expect better wear provided you could inflate them to a proper pressure for the Tarmac. Just my experience, not necessarily the best choice.
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