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ewxlt last won the day on January 12 2017

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    Note, this is for the rear only, no experience with the front of this model: I've had good dirt time with it and about 400 highway miles with it. The tire is a solid choice. Pros: -Super great dirt hook up. That rear is practically a paddle tire compared to what I'm used to. New Years Day after the rain I putted around and almost got caught in some very loose dirt/grass, but with some throttle the bad boy hooked it up with a rain of traction and dirt flying. -Good braking traction descending in dirt. -Excellent road manners. I'm no knee dragger but they give me confidence, are smooth at speed and planted...no vagueness. Cons: -Wearing somewhat quickly like an 80/20 would...so it's not really a con, but I'll just mention it here. I'd say it has another 2k on it I'm guessing. -Slippery a bit on road reflectors at slow speeds....but it could be just me. -Under 10mph they are bumpy...but I can't tell if it's the TKC80 up front which is just terrible for street IMO. I could easily use this rear all the time...it shines in dirt and is very polite on the road.
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    Shinko 804/805

    I've had good dirt time with it and about 400 highway miles with it. The tire is a solid choice. Pros: -Super great dirt hook up. That rear is practically a paddle tire compared to what I'm used to. New Years Day after the rain I putted around and almost got caught in some very loose dirt/grass, but with some throttle the bad boy hooked it up with a rain of traction and dirt flying. -Good braking traction descending in dirt. -Excellent road manners. I'm no knee dragger but they give me confidence, are smooth at speed and planted...no vagueness. Cons: -Wearing somewhat quickly like an 80/20 would...so it's not really a con, but I'll just mention it here. I'd say it has another 2k on it I'm guessing. -Slippery a bit on road reflectors at slow speeds....but it could be just me. -Under 10mph they are bumpy...but I can't tell if it's the TKC80 up front which is just terrible for street IMO. I could easily use this rear all the time...it shines in dirt and is very polite on the road.
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    Mini ride in Orange County today (SoCal)

    Got called in to work this Sat. Ugh. I hope I can jump in on one of these rides soon!
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    Mini ride in Orange County today (SoCal)

    Sounds tempting! Let me see if I can pull it off. I'm guessing it's a dawn till dusk route you have cooking right? =D
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    Mini ride in Orange County today (SoCal)

    It was tasty going up...major pucker factor going down.
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    Mini ride in Orange County today (SoCal)

    Good short time out there today even with the trail closure.
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    Mini ride in Orange County today (SoCal)

    Maple Springs was closed. The ranger office had been called on Wednesday and they swore the gate would be open by Thursday...it was very locked. We happened upon some open dirt roads that weren't marked and also some steep/sketch trails for the big 950Adv. Fun stuff.
  7. Meeting a buddy on a 350 at the Maple Springs trail head for a little fireroad brapping today. 10:30am.
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    Newb to XLADV

    Welcome! Riding with like minded folks is a deal maker/breaker for many.
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    Overland Expo West May 20th to 22

    I'll be there again for work! Come visit the booth! Hope to bring the big Orange girl this year if I don't sell her first.
  10. Front sorted now as well...then again...am I missing a part?
  11. I got rear done for $35 with balancing at Gustin Motorsports on my lunch break. Got the front bead broken quite easily using by hitch on my truck and a hi-lift jack...should have tried that on the rear! Even though I broke the bead though, trying to pry the tire up I was afraid of damaging my rim so I dropped it off at OC Motorsports here in Mission Viejo.
  12. I tried using my F250 to break the bead...no go. Can get close enough to the wheel. Can't imagine doing it on the trail. Thanks for reaching out! Between work and a 4 soon to be 5 year old's birthday tomorrow I'm stuck with 10 minutes here and there to work on it. Much much much appreciated for the offer. Wow! Very generous crowd here.
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    Shinko 804/805

    Installing it on my bike (trying to) as we speak...I'll report back soon.
  14. Good idea. I pulled the wheel but that tire was not coming off easy. I know I need to be able to do it though to be more trail ready
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