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Old 03-17-2013, 05:42 AM   #181
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The rear is a Mitas E-07 Dakar. It might go twice the distance of a K60. You have to buy them from MX1 Canada though, they're not sold in the states.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:12 AM   #182
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I'm now sporting a set of Mitas E-07's on the F650GS. There is a chance that you'll need to replace the TKC before the Mitas based on what mileage others are getting.
I wanted these too but there were none to be had at the time. I ended up with the K60's.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:17 AM   #183
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good mornin Those K60s are slightly better than Battle Wings

All this talk off tires has me thinkin to ask...Do you mount tube type off -road tires to your Big DS Bikes? Don't know if I want to run tubes or not or am an idiot for thinkin you can...
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:21 AM   #184
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Laugh

Thinking we an check off three or at least two spots today

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:31 AM   #185
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They are WAY better than the battlewings, at least they have some tread and aren't a street tire.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:41 PM   #186
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good mornin Those K60s are slightly better than Battle Wings

All this talk off tires has me thinkin to ask...Do you mount tube type off -road tires to your Big DS Bikes? Don't know if I want to run tubes or not or am an idiot for thinkin you can...
Uhmm, I think you were supposed to have tubes in those spoked f800 rims?


Brian's bike is tubeless.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:50 PM   #187
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Sometimes it is better for folks to assume your stupid and keep your mouth closed, than to open it and remove all doubt WTF am I thinkin?

I no shit thought BMW had some high speed way of making spoked wheels tubeless on the F8...guess I need to start carrying tubes and spoons...moe.ron can have my plug kit.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #188
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Sometimes it is better for folks to assume your stupid and keep your mouth closed, than to open it and remove all doubt.

This is priceless, words to live by!

I no shit thought BMW had some high speed way of making spoked wheels tubeless on the F8...guess I need to start carrying tubes and spoons...moe.ron can have my plug kit.

I thought there was a way to seal spoked wheels and make them tubeless?
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #189
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moe.ron part 6? 7? Does it matter?

A rare occasion moe.ron honored me with his presence and decided to make a showing in his own on-going report. A day off from Zombie Prep...

Where do big poser dirt bikes meet? SBUX!!!

At least now, we both have knobbly tires or 50/50s

The bike really feels stiff with steering now, sidewall flexion lessened? Sqare front with the TKC? Don't know Hell I thought they were tubeless till yesterday

The coast was sopped in with a thick, low cloud layer...I knew it would break once we climbed inland.







Nice and clear by the time I reached the tunnels



Up ole 33...havent got sick of this road yet, don't see it happenning soon either

Pic of what the video shows me riding through..can you spot the two riders?












Drop down off the mountain and into the fertile plains of Ventucopa






Love the terrain out here!!!!







Always drawn to this house across from Quatal Canyon, never see much activity there or signs of life



Let's see how the new rubber takes to dirt

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:10 PM   #190
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Quatal Canyon...nice and dry



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Old 03-19-2013, 08:07 AM   #191
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And comments about the ride-ability of the new tires on pavement and dirt?

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:02 PM   #192
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And comments about the ride-ability of the new tires on pavement and dirt?
Well...I only have about 200 miles on em now, but first impression on the pavement is they made the steering stiffer. It took some getting use to, but I was railing twistys by the end of the day. Off road they are such a step up from the shitty Pirelli Scorpion Trails? or whatever the hell those junk tires were. Now when I hammer the throttle the front end actually gets lighter instead of just a spinning rear. Cornering in the dirt is waaaayyy better, but again look what I am comparing em too. No real hum, feel smooth, just stiffens the steering some.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #193
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Made it through Quatal Canyon with no problemos, though looking back this may have been where I dinged my rim

There are some baby head sized rocks on the way up, might have whacked one of them..damage is minimal and I am sure there is more to come soon enough

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On top of Cerro Noroeste Road...beautiful!!!


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Old 03-19-2013, 04:39 PM   #194
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The hills were alive with some color! Going to go back out there this weekend with the wife and kiddo..hope it stays or gets even better by then





Stop in Maricopa for fuel and vittles



On to Elkhorn Grade










moe.ron is hauling ass through here now
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:09 PM   #195
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OK? So, what's up with the flag? It's part of the local BMW Dealer's GS Venture Challenge..join the club, get free tire changes, t-shirt, numbered flag...do a certain amount of rides either with them or on your own and get a snazzy jacket...it's a cool little infant. The tire changes alone are worth it.
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