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Old 09-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #31
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I want.... No, I need a bigger bike!

Got the first step off outta the way. I kept telling myself I wouldn't off road it until I have the TKC 80's on there. If for no other reason I figured it'd force me to get a feel for her before attempting anything stupid (fun).

I went for a ride this morning on a semi twistie section of road. Once back in my neighborhood I find myself riding next to a trail that I routinely took with my WRR. It has a fairly steep hill with a bit of rock outcropping to negotiate near the top. I couldn't help myself and took the trail. Only issue was I forgot to turn off ABS and the other thing (traction control). I still made it without incident although the bike was acting like a weirdo so... I turned that stuff off and tried again. Even better!

So now I figure "I got this" and head home on the trail... Still no problems until I'm put putting around the yard, hit soft sand at idle, stall the bike and jump out of the way as she goes "Tiiiiimber".

Hey, had to get the first one over with sometime right? No injury to me, no damage to bike (all the guards did their job) and I learned I can pick it up without blowing my O-ring out so... Good deal.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #32
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New tires showed up

Now I'm waiting on the tubes and Dynabeads to show up. I bought Moose Racing HD tubes and I'll keep the OEM tubes with the tool kit as spares.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #33
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Don't use the beads in a tube... Those little suckers will stick in the valve core and bleed off your air. Carry a good pump.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #34
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Negative BEADS required.
TKC are very round.
Rear went on dead nuts ZERO balance.
Front took a scant 15 grams, likely wouldnt have noticed without weight.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:16 AM   #35
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Nice

Congrats on your new BMW. Sounds like you got treated well by your dealer

I'm going to go trade my 2012 Multistrada on a 2013 800GS on Tues.
A dealer I've never met & I, spoke by phone a couple times today, and through conversation, and his You Tube videos illustrating
his enthusiastic involvement in BMW adventure, he sold me on his character.
Plus, he offered a very nice trade deal.

BTW, I think I'll be keeping my WRR, there are places I go on that, I won't be taking the GS!

Have Fun!
Keep us posted!
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:35 AM   #36
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Thanks for
the advice on Dynabeads. Too bad I already payed for them... Oh we'll, anyone need some beads?
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #37
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Don't use the beads in a tube... Those little suckers will stick in the valve core and bleed off your air. Carry a good pump.
Got thinking about it. Why would this be more apt to happen in a tubed tire than tubeless? Isn't the valve core the same either way?
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #38
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Can't say... guy with tubeless seem to have no problems but I know a few with tubes and they all had the issue. Friction or forces unknown.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #39
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Can't say... guy with tubeless seem to have no problems but I know a few with tubes and they all had the issue. Friction or forces unknown.
I think I'll spoon on the TKC 80's and take it for a spin on the interstate. If it needs a balance I'll try the beads. Otherwise I'll leave it be.
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