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Old 02-01-2018, 11:43 AM   #81
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Re: South East TX TARA DS Ride, Saturday March 18

East of I-45, tires make a big difference on the big bikes. At a minimum, I would run a more aggressive tread DS tire, like a Heidenau K60 or something similar. The more street biased tires will do very poorly in the sand or the occasional road with fresh gravel.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:57 AM   #82
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East of I-45, tires make a big difference on the big bikes. At a minimum, I would run a more aggressive tread DS tire, like a Heidenau K60 or something similar. The more street biased tires will do very poorly in the sand or the occasional road with fresh gravel.
thanks Scott…. my bike comes with Continental TKC 80s off the showroom floor. I have no experience with these tires…. thoughts?
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:00 PM   #83
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Re: South East TX TARA DS Ride, Saturday March 18

The TKC 80s are my preferred tire on my 1200 GS, especially in sand. The rears don't last real long, but they perform well while they last. I have a set on my GS right now.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:04 PM   #84
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Great news to hear that about the TKCs. thanks.
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thanks for the quick reply. Is the route OK for larger bikes (KTM 1090)?
KTM 1090 Adventure R with TKC80's; you'll be shooting fish in a barrell on these rides unless you're a beginner.

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If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. — Joe Sobran

It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.' But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance. – Murray N. Rothbard

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Where politicians flourish, long history has harshly taught us, people and their liberty wither. Where the state is god and the "public interest" worshipped, individual man will be found bleeding upon the altar. - Karl Hess

The accepted wisdom is that without the state, society would collapse into lawlessness and crime. In fact, lawlessness and crime define the very nature of the state and the society organized by it. - Bionic Mosquito

But the myth of the rule of law does more than render the people submissive to state authority; it also turns them into the state's accomplices in the exercise of its power. For people who would ordinarily consider it a great evil to deprive individuals of their rights or oppress politically powerless minority groups will respond with patriotic fervor when these same actions are described as upholding the rule of law. - John Hasnas
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No pressure on him now eh...?
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