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Bumpy tires again

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    Re: Bumpy tires again


    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    hope you love the Fatty. i think it's amazing. i'll never go back.

    do you notice a change in handling with the trials though? the tall Arena totally changed my bike. it even made my steering twitchy but to be fair, i was dialed for a standard 110/100 before swapping..
    The MT43 is definitely taller, but I just adapt my style. No big deal, I guess. It rides very smoothly on pavement, and I really like that about it. My 4-stroke really hooks up great, no matter the rear tire choice - so it seems. The front is a different story. I have been having a tough time in tight switch backs, so I bought a stiffer rear spring. We'll see what happens...... soon.



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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Fatty on the front. MT-16 on the rear. I like it.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Got my 404/403s. They look really nice and the side knobs on the front don't seem crazy long or anything. Since I only occasionally ride rocky stuff, I'm optimistic. Consensus on the KTM board seems to agree that they eventually shed knobs, but that they also have the best all around traction. THe front has been renamed X30 with a 51M designation. Will probably get to try them next week.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    rocky mountain has them with a $20 rebate on the set. I might try em' out for shits and giggles.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    on this topic, interesting redesign on the Motoz Tractionator...

    the nice rim protector they used to have was missing from my latest sample so i asked about it at 930pm EST. received a response almost instantly from Australia, shit the internet is cool. i learned that people bitched when the tire protected the rim TOO MUCH on massive hits causing a tire failure, but NO rim damage. so they redesigned the protective lip to allow for less rim protection but a tire that would survive a special hit like that. weak. i like my rims to stay intact, that little lip was mint, i don't give a shit about a tire.

    hoping i can still run 7-8psi without worry. we shall see.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    THe tractionator ice tire on my KTM is BOSS. I was tempted to just get that same one for dirt, but I think it's a desert tire.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    It is interesting to note that there are often different constructions of the same tire. I just noticed that even the Golden Tyre GT216AA Fatty front has a new (desert?) "alternative" version offered.


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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Paul, yes, you might have been running the H/T? there is an I/T and S/T as well. i ran the I/T last season, it was good but just didn't seem the same as the S/T. neither of them last too long though. the I/T gained nice traction after it was worn by flipping it and sawing sipes across the center knobs. did awesome on the ledge out west.

    Greg, you're right, have to pay special attention when ordering a Golden. i forget the coding but it's easy to order something other than you expect.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Tires are swapped. WHy is that always such a fucking hassle? First, I think I have a slightly bent rear axle or something. It is ALWAYS frozen in place and requires much prying to get out. I have worked with an emory cloth to try to lower any high spots, but every time I remove it it takes like 20 minutes.

    The ice tires came off much easier that expected, but the new meats were a bitch to get on. THey were just really tight and not pliable. Gah.

    Oh well, they are on. Let the good times roll!

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    Put them in the sun, or by the wood stove this time of year. Also, fuck mounting ice tires every year. Keep an eye on ebay for rims. I now have ice, woods snow, and woods dirt, rim sets. Pretty nice.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Anybody want my Dunlop take offs? they are in decent shape. Still have siping. I just didn't care for them all that much.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Tires are swapped. WHy is that always such a fucking hassle? First, I think I have a slightly bent rear axle or something. It is ALWAYS frozen in place and requires much prying to get out. I have worked with an emory cloth to try to lower any high spots, but every time I remove it it takes like 20 minutes.

    The ice tires came off much easier that expected, but the new meats were a bitch to get on. THey were just really tight and not pliable. Gah.

    Oh well, they are on. Let the good times roll!
    KTM axles come with a teftlon coating, and you're not supposed to lube them in any way. If you lubed them, then the teftlon expands and makes the axle hard to remove. I removed to coating on my xcw200 and never had an issue again after that.

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    These are not coated. Front slides in and out like a... uh you know, like an axle should.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Like the weekend of 3/18 or 19? Nesr dirty day?
    Ok. Anyone know the status of hvd? Kerry and i are interested in a trail ride sunday the 19th. She's new to trail so maybe 2 level groups?

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    I checked their website and Facebook page, no mention of a reopening date yet, just "after spring thaw."

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    too hard to know right now on HVD, unfortunately. they're still closed but we can ask the rangers at the beginning of that week. it's f'in cold today, holy shit.

    awesome on Kerry joining! yes, we could split groups, most of the lower stuff is very noob friendly. one group could stay down low and another could do the full loop that uses both sides of the quarry road. she would probably really enjoy the 'oval' way out by the dike. fun, flowing trails that offer more practice than the stuff closer to the parking area.

    we could do a warm up loop that shows her, or anyone staying low, what the trails are like and how to get back. the main railroad bed goes straight back if you need to slab it.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    I was at a pal's place the other day and he had a Kenda Equilibrium trials rear. He swears by them. It looks scookum as hell. Super soft rubber and it has some sipes.

    For those trialstaters out there it might be worth a shot. DOT legal too.

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    Kinda cool. May give it a try at some point.

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    skookum?

    expect to see that turn up again and again and again. chippy learned a new word.

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    Whoa so west coast logger lingo comes to NESR.

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    In it's totality it's Skookum as frig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rada View Post
    In it's totality it's Skookum as frig
    But does it chooch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    But does it chooch?
    AVE... You got it.. He has one of the most entertaining and informational channels on the YouTube

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    Half my day at work is watching his crap and hoping no one is within ear shot.

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    Release the schmoo!

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinned View Post
    I checked their website and Facebook page, no mention of a reopening date yet, just "after spring thaw."
    Are you still down to host? Any noob friendly stuff?

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