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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby dufremle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:53 am

I just ordered a set of the Karoo 3's. The Continental TKC80 reviews said the rear only lasts about 2000 miles. The Michelin Wild tires are supposedly great off-road, but are noisy and not as stable on pavement. Being that this trip is mostly going to be pavement, and the Karoo's are great on pavement and good for everything except mud, I went with them. They are a lot more expensive than the other tires, though.
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby JeffStrom » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:19 am

If you want to try to mount them yourself we can set a day for you to come over.
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby dufremle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:29 am

JeffStrom wrote:If you want to try to mount them yourself we can set a day for you to come over.


Sure. They aren't supposed to arrive until late next week, so it will be after that.
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby dufremle » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm

Still looking at the end of Feb for this?
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby fixxervi6 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:55 pm

Yea
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby Telomere » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 pm

This was just posted but I don't think this will affect y'all https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/news/temporary-closure-to-protect-peregrine-falcons.htm
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby fixxervi6 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:57 pm

We should get together an pow wow about this, I dunno if I can make a bike night or not tho
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Postby dufremle » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:46 pm

I'm free pretty much any night
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby Telomere » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:05 pm

Y'all need to do this ASAP
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby JeffStrom » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:16 pm

I can meet most nights, but not this coming Tu, We, Th, or Fr.
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby dufremle » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:29 am

Rick, can I borrow a Scala? Jeff and I haven't had much luck getting the Sena to connect to the Scala.

We should ploan on meeting soon to discuss, as this is about 2 weeks away.
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Postby fixxervi6 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:22 pm

dufremle wrote:Rick, can I borrow a Scala? Jeff and I haven't had much luck getting the Sena to connect to the Scala.

We should ploan on meeting soon to discuss, as this is about 2 weeks away.


You'll need a base, Sunday's weather is going to be shit maybe a good time to huddle into a restaurant
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby SputnikSam » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:41 pm

fixxervi6 wrote:
dufremle wrote:Rick, can I borrow a Scala? Jeff and I haven't had much luck getting the Sena to connect to the Scala.

We should ploan on meeting soon to discuss, as this is about 2 weeks away.


You'll need a base, Sunday's weather is going to be shit maybe a good time to huddle into a restaurant


I may let you borrow mine. I doubt I'll be able to make the trip at this time.
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby dufremle » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:01 pm

SputnikSam wrote:I may let you borrow mine. I doubt I'll be able to make the trip at this time.


Thanks. Sucks you can't go, though.

fixxervi6 wrote:You'll need a base, Sunday's weather is going to be shit maybe a good time to huddle into a restaurant


Old Chicago, BJ's, Shady Oaks BBQ?
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby fixxervi6 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:14 pm

Mmm, BJ's.

The restaurant right?
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby dufremle » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:57 pm

Yes. They no longer have the Petrus beer, though. :(

Rear tire changed out. Probably took a bit over an hour as the bead breaker tool didn't really fit, but with the help of the bead breaker bars I was able to finally get it. Getting the old tire off and the new tire on wasn't too bad, but not as easy as I had expected. It probably didn't help that the tire was cold as hell. Front tire probably Saturday morning. Not sure if that one will be easier or harder due to the size.

Who has a tire balancer? Hmm, don't think the rear tire can be balanced without an adapter.
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby fixxervi6 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:20 pm

dufremle wrote:Yes. They no longer have the Petrus beer, though. :(

Rear tire changed out. Probably took a bit over an hour as the bead breaker tool didn't really fit, but with the help of the bead breaker bars I was able to finally get it. Getting the old tire off and the new tire on wasn't too bad, but not as easy as I had expected. It probably didn't help that the tire was cold as hell. Front tire probably Saturday morning. Not sure if that one will be easier or harder due to the size.

Who has a tire balancer? Hmm, don't think the rear tire can be balanced without an adapter.


I think I chunked it because it won't work on the beamer
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby dufremle » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:48 pm

I looked, the adapter is about $40, shipped.
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby fixxervi6 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:03 am

well the balancer is gone, I posted it for free for anyone to come get it and no one responded so it got curbed
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby fixxervi6 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:05 am

try balancing beads I've heard they work great
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby JeffStrom » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:00 am

I have a static balancing stand, but like you said you'd need an adapter
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby dufremle » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:23 pm

JeffStrom wrote:I have a static balancing stand, but like you said you'd need an adapter


Cool. I called Freedom Powersports to see how much they want to balance the tires, $40 plus tax for both.

The adapter from Marc Parnes is $40. The adapter plus the universal balancer kit BG12 (bar, cone thingies and bearings) is $140, shipped. Leaning towards the kit. Verifying that the kit will work with most other bikes, which I believe it will. Not sure when it would arrive, though. I haven't ordered it yet.

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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby JeffStrom » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:44 pm

No reason the cones, rod, bearings wouldn't work with other bikes.
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby dufremle » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:08 pm

True, but for that kind of money I want to make sure.
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Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Postby fixxervi6 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:14 am

Something else to factor into your costs there, static balancing vs dynamic
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