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Old 01-02-2014, 12:31 PM   #16
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Where in the NW are you moving? We will have to link up and go riding.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:39 PM   #17
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I just installed a rear 908 on my 05 950 adventure. I only have two rides into the tire but it seems to hook up pretty good so far. My biggest problem is I don't know how to ride the big bike off road and the tires just spins lol.
That is the EXACT problem I had at first. I added a G2 throttle tamer with a 300 cam and a 45t rear sprocket and it spins more predictably.

Oh, and I'm moving to Gig Harbor…any trails close to town?
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:41 PM   #18
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Lots of trails around that area. Get ahold of me when you get to town and I'll introduce you to some good people and riding.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:49 PM   #19
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Lots of trails around that area. Get ahold of me when you get to town and I'll introduce you to some good people and riding.
I absolutely will Dan. I'm moving my family up first then flying back to AZ and riding my bike up the coast so it'll probably be late February-ish.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:23 PM   #20
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So do you already have a place picked out in the harbor? I have lived here since 02 and love it out here. The bridge toll sucks but you get used to that. Give me a shout out as well when your done unpacking lol.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:13 PM   #21
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IMO. keep with the 908's on the rear and a 606 or mt21 front. They both work well up here. rain or shine.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:51 PM   #22
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So do you already have a place picked out in the harbor? I have lived here since 02 and love it out here. The bridge toll sucks but you get used to that. Give me a shout out as well when your done unpacking lol.
Not yet. Staying with family while I look but I'm hoping to get out on the bike to aleviate stress. I will definitely give you a shout!
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:53 PM   #23
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IMO. keep with the 908's on the rear and a 606 or mt21 front. They both work well up here. rain or shine.
Why not the 908 front?
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:49 PM   #24
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Why not the 908 front?
I guess if you like it. I find them a bit funny on the front, I would not trust a 908 front on the wet pavement. The rear slides nicely
you'll love GH, lots of really good riding on the peninsula, overall a great state for ADV bike riding.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:01 PM   #25
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I wasn't comfortable with the 908 in the rain on my 990. I liked the stock Scorpions pretty well on tarmac wet or dry. In the dry you could really rail. In the dirt the 908 was awesome.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:31 AM   #26
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I guess if you like it. I find them a bit funny on the front, I would not trust a 908 front on the wet pavement. The rear slides nicely
you'll love GH, lots of really good riding on the peninsula, overall a great state for ADV bike riding.
I was just curious how 908 fronts compared to the others you suggested in the wet. I was worried the front wouldn't hold well and I have no ABS…not a good combo.

I'm beyond excited to explore GH and the PNW. Ever ride any of the BDR?
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:15 AM   #27
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My thoughts exactly.
On wet pavement the 908's feel dangerous. I'm amazed they come on the Baja stock. I've easily pushed the front into and out of corners on dry warm pavement. The back steps out easily even with the G2 throttle cam.
I can't imagine them with the OEM cam.
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I wasn't comfortable with the 908 in the rain on my 990. I liked the stock Scorpions pretty well on tarmac wet or dry. In the dry you could really rail. In the dirt the 908 was awesome.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:40 AM   #28
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I really don't like the front 908, really skiddish and not super predictable when really pushing it. right now Im trying out a 6 day, so far so good, not sure if it will beat out my go to 606 front but so far so good.

The WABDR is a fun route, better if ridden fast, a slight deviation around the Natchez to Ellensburg area will provide some better riding.
a few of us Heavyweight's are running the route start to finish in one day this summer. Look us up for some great riding.
For a great trip around the peninsula check out the griptwister Olympic self guided route. That's a hoot.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:17 PM   #29
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I love the 606 for my off-road front tire and the 908 is great on the rear but wears fast and is kind of sketchy to me in the rain but manageable. I like the Motoz tractionater rear but don't talk about them to much or the price will double. I work for Griptwister and the 606 front and Motoz rear is my favorite Ive run in Baja. For doing a bunch of road miles I run a k60 rear and tkc80 front. If running the tkc80 front just run the recommended pressure as the sidewalls are a little soft. You should definitely come join us for the HOH ride and maybe even Baja it's a blast. Darryl need to link up with you guys sometime to ride. Naches is one of my favorite areas to ride around here.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:43 PM   #30
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I love the 606 for my off-road front tire and the 908 is great on the rear but wears fast and is kind of sketchy to me in the rain but manageable. I like the Motoz tractionater rear but don't talk about them to much or the price will double. I work for Griptwister and the 606 front and Motoz rear is my favorite Ive run in Baja. For doing a bunch of road miles I run a k60 rear and tkc80 front. If running the tkc80 front just run the recommended pressure as the sidewalls are a little soft. You should definitely come join us for the HOH ride and maybe even Baja it's a blast. Darryl need to link up with you guys sometime to ride. Naches is one of my favorite areas to ride around here.
Which version of the Motoz? http://pacificpowersports.info/Motoz/tractionator.html

This guy seems to really like them, but doesn't specify which model tire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et4p6i6IDGk

Some are saying it is an issue on the 4.25" rims.

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