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  1. 2 points
    A little late to the game, but I just ordered a pair myself! I initially figured I'd go right back to TKC80s, but the tire life was depressing. I just don't have enough dirt in my life to justify them right now.
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    Here at IMS where Yamaha announced something long awaited: $9999 and avail in late May/early June, 2020 Got to meet Nick Sanders
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    Gnarly video and a re-make of a Twisted Sister classic for the soundtrack. +1
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    Do you have enough jeep sweeps for day 1 or still need someone? I'm going to sit this year out till I see some video of the routes Everything I've seen so far on youtube would have me duck paddling for hours through the silt, but I've got a 4x4 grand cherokee and I'd be happy to help make the big bike route happen if that's what it takes
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    Awesome. not only for big bikes and new riders but also for us riders that are disabled & still ride as much as we can off road. looking forward to more info on this. KLR685Adventure SupRBee-ADV
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    All of this is part of why i went 701 for the midsize bike. An updated old school large thumper with modern fuel injection etc. I feel like they could have 2 versions of the midweight bikes low/standard for different riders. Spec shorter forks and linkage lengths for the short version and probably charge extra for full travel versions to cover extra manufacturing costs but would be gladly paid by many interested in the bigger clearance etc.
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    Took a while, some bits hsd to come from Jspan, and ordered one wrong sticker for the right cowling, but she is complete again. Super Tenere 1, Cow 0....... lets hope no next time
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    So last week a few guys snd I rode up to Crown King, AZ for dinner. On the way back about 8 p.m. the guy in front of me spooked 2 black cows out of the ditch. Running about 30mph on the dirt road a got on the brakes, but street tires and ABS decided i should keep most of that speed. I clipped the rump of the cow with the headlights on my Tenere. I didn't crash, kinda rode through the incident. After stopping, giving myself a pat down and looking around and the cows were gone. Nowhere to be seen. Bike is a bit worse for wear, about 1k in parts, but they are ordered and on the way. All at 29,830 miles and the bikes first real damage incident. I was able to tape the headlights in place and ride the 70 miles home from the incident, so at least there is that.
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    Thanks for that. I've since been there 4 times and headed back next week. I know elephant, endurolandia, epico moto. All good groups.
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    I´m going to look for some of my pictures of my trip but for the moment I thought I'd leave this here in case anyone is looking for top places to rent ADV bikes in Colombia. Disclaimer: I'm affiliated with Viajeros Del Sur and rented with them, but I've listed the others we know and respect! My current understanding of the rental options available is below - though please feel free to contribute to the descriptions or add any companies that I've missed.BogotaElephant Moto* (http://www.elephantmoto.com//)- High end, BMW only rentals, awesome tour guides and service.Viajerosdelsur.co (https://viajerosdelsur.co/adv-motorc...tal-colombia//)- BMWF800 and Royal Enfield Himalayan for competitive rates. No official tours but the blog itself has all the routes you can imagine in Colombia.Adventures 57 (https://www.adventures57.com/)- High end, a bit over-priced and has had history of going back on contracts.MedellinColombia Moto Adventures (https://www.colombiamotoadventures.com/)-Mid-ranged stock*motorcyclesOdyssey (https://www.odysseycolombia.com/)- Mid-ranged Boutique styled*motorcycles*(<500cc, but usually modified)Medellin Scooter Rentals (https://medellinscooterrentals.com/)- Wide variety of bikes (mostly small cc / scooters, but they do have a BMW)Paisa Biker (http://www.paisabiker.com/)- Small cc*MotorcyclesCaliMotolombia (https://www.motolombia.com/)- Wide range of mid to larger cc*motorcycles
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    It's official so it gets it's own thread now! Pricing $9999 and availability are out (May/June '20). And some specs!
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    Picking up my new to me 2017 KTM 1290 SA-R next week and going back to the stock wheels and tires. Previous owner put this set of Akront wheels on the bike before the SA-S street wheelset option was available in the US. Also includes the half warn Continental Trail Attack 2 tires, tpms stems and specially machined ABS rings for proper ABS functionality and speed sensing. Would be a great upgrade for an SA-S owner looking for spoked rims or anyone looking to go with more street oriented sizes.
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    Thanks but I think they have it covered now. Look at the weather forecast though. Seems like great for traction but enough rain Wed to cause a few minor washouts so be careful
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    Right in my back yard...
  16. 1 point
    It's a rock solid bike. The ergonomics are excellent for a taller rider, the gearing is spot on and the motor has gobs of low end power. The suspension is a but soft but I'm bigger than the average bear so that's to be expected. Lots of people are saying it's top heavy, it isn't. There's very little difference between the feel of it and the 790 in that regard. If you buy one, you won't be disappointed!
  17. 1 point
    Damn you beat me to posting the video again! I watched it. I kinda want one now. I bet @bruinjon would look good on it...
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    BigTodd just sent this email out I will excerpt here: XLADV Crew It’s official, the D37 crew has agreed to add Adventure Bike routes into this year’s LA-Barstow-Vegas Dual Sport event. Unfortunately it wasn’t able to work out this year for the route Eric proposed. The good news is that there will be ADV Options diverting from the regular route for both days. These options have been added to the GPS files. The better news is that Both Day 1 and 2 may be the easiest LAB2V route in a long time. If there was a perfect year to run a big ADV bike for the event, this is the year. @Trailzrider came out for some route proofing last week and was a great help in working out some of the ADV Options and go arounds. There are 2 spots on Day 1 that the ADV Options are far enough from the regular route that D37 is requesting a sweep team be available to cover those sections. John, if you are still open to provide a Jeep sweep on those 2 sections that would be great. The D37 team will have SWEEP identification for you as well as radio frequencies on Friday at the Palmdale start. All, please let me know about your participation and if there are any other XLADV peeps that might be able to help out.
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    I like the idea of a self sustaining big bike multi-day. I’d be in. through the Mojave preserve would be epic
  21. 1 point
    Westen finally put a video up of what looks like Wyman Creek
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    Hahaha I noticed when I tagged him on Instagram and noticed he had two posts from like 2 years ago hahaha. His wife was also very nice about waiting for him while he plugged my tire.
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    Well, I have put about 700 miles on the Dunlop Trailmax Mission tires since the original post, and the majority of those were at the 2019 Geico Adventure Rally in Julian (Nov 7-10). I have some pics on IG (@shutterrev), including a short clip of how well they can brownout your trail buddies During the rally they were ridden edge to edge front and rear on the roads, and fared quite well on multiple levels out there on the trails. The down and dirty... (updates to my previous review) Handling, profile, cornering: Excellent street manners, you can chase down crotch rockets on your way to the trails just fine. They don't have as aggressive a fall-in while cornering as some of the other tires I have run, the front seems to have a gentler profile, just took some slight getting used to and they are fantastic on the road. Noise: None How do they work off-road?: Really well for me, I am just an Average Joe ADV rider, I will easily call these tires worthy of 50/50 title, all day, take it or leave it. I rode out to Font's Point and back which was relatively sandy the entire way with no "line" to speak of, and as long as I kept giving gas, I didn't fall on my ass, no herky-jerky feedback in the sand from the front, just pushed right through. Did Boulder Creek to the falls or whatever it's called and up to Eagle Peak, and that fap-worthy hard flat high speed dirt after that.... on the fast routes you can just riiiiiiiiiiiip, for the more technical black diamond bits, I never felt like the tires let me down. All the other blue routes we ran that had good-good dirt I think my buddies I was riding with would agree I was having too much a lot of fun browning them out with roost ripping around on these tires, the rear has such a consistent and predictable spin when grabbing throttle that you can probably get too comfortable going faster than you should be on a not knobby tire off-road. That being said I never felt like the rear or front were going to danger-level step out on me. Tire wear: Only 700 miles on the clock for these, can't tell if any tread-depth has been used at all... the fuzzys are gone though. The edges of the treads are rounded off slightly from sand, and wheel spin in dirt, but I think after I street these back and forth to work for a few weeks they will be sharpened back up. The tread didn't tear, or chunk out at all during the rally despite being used. I have high hopes for mileage on these... so stay tuned for the end of life report for this set... Sidewalls: The tread extends down the sidewall I am not an expert dirt or sand rider at all, but the tires did well in the sand I was in at my average level of sand things, I did feel more confident than I have in times past... Not sure if that's just a good day, or maybe these tires are doing something right with the extra grabby thingies on the sides. In summary, they did really well on the Rally, and continue to be great daily commute tires at the same time. We hit easy, medium, and black diamond last weekend and I was never anywhere thinking to myself "F these tires", instead I was continually surprised that they were just doing the things that needed doing for being 50/50 - If these get the miles I hope they do, I will be buying another set after these are spent. - Nick Heading home from the Rally shot:
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    vid too https://youtu.be/yN0qgI0oxi0
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    More than likely, it wandered off into the darkness. Parts are enroute to put it back together
  26. 1 point
    aw bummer! Glad you're okay. The cow too you think?
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    Well a nice crispy new set of Dunlop Trailmax Mission tires fell off a Fedex Truck the other day... at my house This can be attributed to XLADV (thanks Eric, you rock)... Eric and I have been having several conversations back and forth about this tire. I assume many others (like myself) are always on the never ending hunt for the tire that can do it all, weekend hood-rat things with your friends off-road, and slabbing it to work every day on freeways. I still haven't found perfection yet.... but I gotta say these look promising. I mounted Dunlop Trailmax Mission tires by hand this morning because I wanted to see how hard that would be, worried that the side-tread might stiffen things up a bit. The front tire was easy to mount, no more difficult than mounting a Shinko front tire (which is easy). The front tire also didn't feel incredibly heavy, or much heavier than the other tires. The Rear sidewall is fairly rigid, and the tire does feel heavy. Mounting the rear tire will just require you to really stay on top of ensuring the already mounted bead-walls are in the channel of the rim, and not near the bead at all, you will need every bit of play to get that last bit over the rim. The rear took more effort than the Shinkos I am used to, but it wasn't bad enough for me to be dropping MF's while mounting. Zero MF's for front or rear, but let's just say rear had me thinking the words, just not quite saying them.... lol I will be running my new Dunlop Trailmax Mission tire at the 2019 Geico Adventure Rally next week, afterwards I will be able to provide a good bit of review for the off-road bits, and some long fast slab at least from the normal daily-rider average joe ADV guy perspective...... **HOWEVER** ....I did do a short series of very important (to me) tests today... Mostly street/freeway, but some dirt/gravel... The (my) first impressions... Do they wobble in rain grooves: Nope, NOT ONE BIT... YAAY!... Not while cornering well north of 80 on grooves either. Do they look rad: Yes, I also rode them to the local dealership and you might say they brought all the boys to the yard. Speed test: If I was a betting man, I would bet that if someone had tested them in this manner... these tires are just fine above 3 digits. Handling, profile, cornering: They are brand new, I did get after them a bit today but I want them to break in a bit.. more later but so far - perfect. Does the front track in dirt/gravel: I whipped it through 2 *short* dirt/gravel roads twice today, the front tracked very well, seems to be doing its job. More after rally. Rear tire in dirt/gravel: The rear spin is really... nice? I mean it's a really predictable clean spin when the rear lets go, i slid the rear brake a few times, felt just fine. More after rally. Sidewalls: For you air-down types, these might be a good tire... seems like at least the rear has a much stiffer sidewall than I'm used to. Balancing: I use a static balancer, these took a lot less time and weight to balance than big blocks, probably just luck but the rear needed zero weight. More later after the Rally... Because I daily commute, ride every day, and so on (<- shoutout - EDar) ... I'll be letting everyone know how long they lasted.. because I am really curious too.... so far though I'm excited about these. Also just for the sake of records keeping... Bike had 28,200 miles on it when I put the tires on.... so we will see how many miles we get out of these puppies.
  28. 1 point
    Wes from Rocky Mountain ATV was there as well as has his review
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    @Manybikes put this fantastic video together about our day spent testing the new Dunlop Trailmax Mission 50/50 tire. He really is one of the best in the industry at these live action videos (vs studio or stationary shots like so many do). Take a peek.. I'm not sure, as Kyle says, these will compete with Motoz's Adventure and RallZ but definitely will their GPS (50/50) tire. Kyle isn't wrong when he mentions Michelin's Anakee Wild "50/50" tire but I think Michelin was high when they made that call or a cynical ploy to play in a much larger segment than 60/40 (dirt/street) where it really belongs. Funny, they once said "it's really a 60/60 tire because it does both so well." M'yeah right. Is that why it's rated 3.0 stars at Revzilla? lol He makes great points I missed (because he's a pro) about a few things... One is that at street pressure these tires are really forced to show their stuff off road and I have to admit they were great in cornering, accelerating and braking. Really good actually. Another is when launching off a lip to loft the front wheel, it does not break traction. He also synthesizes the marketing message much better than I when he points out that the block design makes it the best on-road it can be whereas the side knobs help it bite off-road like a more dirt oriented tire should. Best(?) of both worlds kind of. Thanks for giving me a shout out on the video! It's alway nice to see myself riding as I'm usually the one with the camera!
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    For anyone wondering, Dad is ok. Only a fracture at the base of the fibula, which he rode home on 300 miles before going to the doctor. Graham’s have been accused of being stubborn in the past...
  31. 1 point
    The higher the risers the shittier the handling, specially in technical terrain.
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    3 reviews

    This mirror is the product of much frustration- I spent years breaking other designs and wondering what was going on behind me on the road. Eventually, when I dropped my bike and found myself buying two(!) new master cylinders as a result, I decided it was time to make a really good mirror, one that would function well as a mirror, and also protect the bike (and me) from damage. I had three goals for my design: 1. That it work as well as an OEM mirror for seeing what was going on behind. 2. That it would be indestructible. It would have to give way in a crash to avoid damage not only to the mirror, but also to the bike. 3. That it could fold completely out of the way, so that when I am offroad, I don't have to think about it. Many experiments later, the mirrors for sale here is the result. Both models hit all three marks right on the nose. We use SAE spec glass to give maximum visibility (it can be important to distinguish Crown Victoria headlights from other vehicles!), it is made right here in Colorado Springs from a super tough nylon that we are so certain will survive we offer a lifetime warranty (on the housing, not the glass, but you can buy the glass seperately), and sure enough, it folds right down when you want it gone. If you're deciding between the Adventure model, and the Enduro, our advice is simple. If you plan to fold the mirror down a large percentage of the time, the Enduro is right for you. The long size means the head of the mirror tucks away right behind the headlight. If the mirror will more or less remain extended, get the Adventure- the more compact design is more stable at highway speeds. Either way, you can't go wrong.
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