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Old 10-16-2013, 03:52 PM   #2896
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yes Id say that as well.. thats a lovely looking end can... What is it.?, jist thought ad throw that in there ..



Im just done reading these many many posts on here, read the first 12 pages then jumped in leaps an bounds thru the rest o them then read the last 10... can I ask this question... WHY ?? do ye need to change the direction of the front tyre when fitting on off road tyres..ive always liked Distanzas on many bikes ave owned, so why change the direction of the front...can ye not just use it the way its intended to go.??? I know someone will explain after all they pages o posts.... cheers. guys.
it's an old " megaton" reverse cone megga,

think they were saying about using a rear tyre on the front as they cant get the correct size for the front,
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #2897
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Thanks... yea a get the bit about using a rear tyre on teh front. but why reverse it,,,surley their runnin the same way. so why reverse.?
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:33 PM   #2898
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Thanks... yea a get the bit about using a rear tyre on teh front. but why reverse it,,,surley their runnin the same way. so why reverse.?
not really sure, but a avon roadrider universal (front or rear use) tyre which i had on the front of my k75 had opposite direction arrow's on it for front or rear use,
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:40 PM   #2899
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Thanks... yea a get the bit about using a rear tyre on teh front. but why reverse it,,,surley their runnin the same way. so why reverse.?
Braking forces on the front are opposite to acceleration forces on the rear.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #2900
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Braking forces on the front are opposite to acceleration forces on the rear.
thankyou that man... so this is why... thanks..
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:07 AM   #2901
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Drive is directed out the distanzia cos its a rear, is designed to give drive as it primary task.
To use it as a front you turn it backwards and use the drive element as steer and brake attributes.

I've used distanzias now for over 100,000km now. front reversed. Im very very happy with this set-up.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:20 PM   #2902
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..........I've used distanzias now for over 100,000km now. front reversed. Im very very happy with this set-up.
Whow ! that's some mileage out of a tyre
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:39 AM   #2903
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Whow ! that's some mileage out of a tyre



I concur!

So Garage Hermit, why ain't cha using that avatar on Carpe? Hmmmmm?
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:50 AM   #2904
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I concur!

So Garage Hermit, why ain't cha using that avatar on Carpe? Hmmmmm?
They don't seem to be able to cope with my "Adventurous" nature

Stunned comes to mind, as no one's game to comment on my ride reports
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:37 AM   #2905
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So Garage Hermit, why ain't cha using that avatar on Carpe? Hmmmmm?
admin took it off, why ?, not really sure, but there you go,,
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:19 AM   #2906
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Out on a little adventure this weekend, thought I'd share...


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Old 10-20-2013, 08:13 AM   #2907
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so the tyres are 17 an 18.. is it easy to het a hold of these tyres in adventure tyres, ie, Distanzas.?, am now the happy owner. an lookin forward tae gettin it out...an doin a wee bit o runnin.. but winters here ..

was at Stafford bike show yesterday... not as busy in teh stalls dept as previous years. but the big hall was full yet again.. so two tdms fur sale.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:43 AM   #2908
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admin took it off, why ?, not really sure, but there you go,,


I figured as such, after all probably the only forum in the world that runs on cake.
Looking forward to seein how your bike progresses.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #2909
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Talking New TDM owner in Portland Oregon

Hey TDM folks, I just bought my 92 TDM a couple of weeks ago and have replaced the RR with an FZR 600 unit and it seems to work fine so far. I've ridden it around the neighborhood a little bit and intend to put some Givi luggage on it and ride it everywhere .
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #2910
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Hey TDM folks, I just bought my 92 TDM a couple of weeks ago and have replaced the RR with an FZR 600 unit and it seems to work fine so far. I've ridden it around the neighborhood a little bit and intend to put some Givi luggage on it and ride it everywhere .
Do so, they pretty much go everywhere. Did you replace the rear shock? I'm not good on abbreviations.
Have a ball.
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