What did you do to your bike today??

DuncanMcG

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Jul 19, 2020
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Hello, I hope you are well.

How well does this tyre perform on the road?

Regards

Dave

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I do most of my riding on the road and this is supposedly an 80/20 tire. It does very well on the highway and has enough grip for gravel and even a little mud. I would not go off-road with it.
 

2000DXP

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Nov 13, 2019
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I do most of my riding on the road and this is supposedly an 80/20 tire. It does very well on the highway and has enough grip for gravel and even a little mud. I would not go off-road with it.
Thanks Duncan, that's interesting to know as I do mostly on road and need something next year to do some green laneing.

Regards

Dave

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belrix

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Was riding a trail in the national forest by Rapid City, SD and failed a hill climb and went over, my ankle was caught between a softball sized rocks and the ground.

Long story short I got rescued, ambulance ride to the hospital and it is broken! Surgery and plates installed next week.

Joy!

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RItwin

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Was riding a trail in the national forest by Rapid City, SD and failed a hill climb and went over, my ankle was caught between a softball sized rocks and the ground.

Long story short I got rescued, ambulance ride to the hospital and it is broken! Surgery and plates installed next week.

Joy!

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Damn.... ouch!! been there done that.... hope you get well soon and back to riding!!

Keep the rubber side down 🙃
 
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SHUMBA

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So sorry to hear about your mishap.
Two years ago, my bike, Super Tenere took an unexpected nap and fell over onto my right foot and broke my #5 metatarsal bone, or bay toe.
Fortunately for me no intervention required.
Speedy recovery to you...
SHUMBA

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2000DXP

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Was riding a trail in the national forest by Rapid City, SD and failed a hill climb and went over, my ankle was caught between a softball sized rocks and the ground.

Long story short I got rescued, ambulance ride to the hospital and it is broken! Surgery and plates installed next week.

Joy!

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Oh no, that's awful I am so sorry for your accident.

I hope you have a speedy recovery and you can get back to enjoying what you love the most.

Best regards

Dave

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SHUMBA

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Today, I removed the side tank pads.
I bought a pair of side tank pads, and when I removed the protective paper and stuck them onto the tank...the glue never set. It remained soft and sticky and the pads would succumb to gravity.
Tried a Gorilla glue spray, same results.
I tried two sided tape, oh yes the tape adhered to the tank, but not to the pads.
I removed the pads, and the tape along with residual glue...OMG!!
WHAT A ****-SHOW.
I have more pads on order, hopefully they will fit and stick. Fingers .
Isopropyl alcohol used to remove the two sided tape and residual glue.
SHUMBA

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Graves

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Today, I removed the side tank pads.
I bought a pair of side tank pads, and when I removed the protective paper and stuck them onto the tank...the glue never set. It remained soft and sticky and the pads would succumb to gravity.
Tried a Gorilla glue spray, same results.
I tried two sided tape, oh yes the tape adhered to the tank, but not to the pads.
I removed the pads, and the tape along with residual glue...OMG!!
WHAT A ****-SHOW.
I have more pads on order, hopefully they will fit and stick. Fingers .
Isopropyl alcohol used to remove the two sided tape and residual glue.
SHUMBA

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Believe it or not, Honda Brite works real well for removing graphics adhesive, including the OE emblem adhesives.
 

SHUMBA

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Another method to remove decals etc.
A hair dryer and an old plastic credit card. Heat the decal, starting at a corner and keep working the edge of the card.
Isopropyl alcohol drug store grade doesn't affect the bike's paint.
I would not use acetone.
SHUMBA

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Sled_C

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Was riding a trail in the national forest by Rapid City, SD and failed a hill climb and went over, my ankle was caught between a softball sized rocks and the ground.

Long story short I got rescued, ambulance ride to the hospital and it is broken! Surgery and plates installed next week.

Joy!

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Hopefully the surgery went ok? The lower limbs are surprisingly sensitive to blood pressure changers. In the 90's i broke a big toe, 3 or 4 weeks later i was feeling good (boredom) and decided to take a 200 metre walk to the shops. Via crutches. Needless to say I didnt make it! Had to call a taxi cab to take me 150 metres to home!! Anyway Heal Well belrix
 

belrix

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Surgery was a success, 10 screws and 2 plates in my right ankle, does that make my a cyborg?

In other news my AT was picked up by the shipping company and is making its way home!

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RItwin

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Surgery was a success, 10 screws and 2 plates in my right ankle, does that make my a cyborg?

In other news my AT was picked up by the shipping company and is making its way home!

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Shoulda had them install some leg peg mounts while they were in there so you could cyborg clip into the bike!!

Keep the rubber side down

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SHUMBA

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On that note,
I have a pair of Klim 50 riding jeans...love em!
The rear or seat area of the pants is wearing thin...going fuzzy, definitely thinner...just wondering if Klim will have a solution.
Or should I have some patches either leather or if I can get some heavy denim anti-slide patches sewed on.
Anyone???
SHUMBA

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Enrique

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