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    Pondering a ST ES

    Where in Ontario are you? Maybe talk to a couple of dealers and see if you can take one out for a bit. You should have a really good clue in an hour or so. I believe there was a dealer in Hamilton that allowed you to take one out, same with Hully Gully. Eagle Rider in the US had some for rent...
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    Well, she sure burns gas

    Wow, pretty cool stuff! Just going by the computer on the bike, after just over 20,000km I am at exactly 5.0L/100. I would say roughly 60% of that was with the soft bags on, 30% with the hard bags and 10% going naked. Roughly 15% would be dirt riding, 50% would be superslab and 35% 2 lane...
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    Well, she sure burns gas

    Sorry to hear about your sister, stay well.
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    Well, she sure burns gas

    I am doing pretty well. We did a nice trip up to Temiskaming Shores, Espanola, Manitoulin and the Soo, about 4000km of which about 1000 were off road. She is a bit of a Hippo but did really well and I made the switch from my Skinkos to the new TrailMax Missions. Just regular maintenance and let...
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    Well, she sure burns gas

    I guess you just wanted to test the limits? I was almost in the same situation, I had been looking for a gas station but none was to be found. I had 424km on the clock before I found one, I figured I had another 30km or so as I had been around the 90 to 100kph range but I was fully loaded. To...
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    WTB: The rubber boots around the coil

    I have a pair of 'shock socks', got them from Fort Nine. Not sure if they would work for you or not.
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    Dunlop Mission Trailmax

    He takes the tires on the same course and you get his 'seat of the pants' opinion as he rides, he really only has them on for maybe 500 miles but I just used it as a guideline. I think he is more aggressive then I am but I was looking for a back to back comparison to get a feel for everyday...
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    Dunlop Mission Trailmax

    Exactly! I based my selection off the Youtube video series from Kyle Bradshaw at Chaperral Motorsports, he tested about 20 different tires (50/50) and about the same for 70/30 and then I took what he said about the tires I know and based it on that. A really good series, watch the individual...
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    Problem fitting Madstad bracket :(

    I would contact Madstad before doing anything. Maybe they sent a dud part...
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    Dunlop Mission Trailmax

    So just a quick update on these as I have about 3500km on them. In the rain they are really good in my opinion, went through driving rain both on pavement and on gravel roads and they felt planted and not like there was any slippery parts. Probably one of the best rain tires I have ever run...
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    Dunlop Mission Trailmax

    What tires did you have on before these?
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    Dunlop TrailMax Mission Tires

    According to Dunlop's website the front should be 33psi and the back 42. Seems a bit high on the back so I am starting mine a bit lower at 38 but the bike will be loaded. Should put about 3000km on them over the next week with pavement being about 75 and not sure what the gravel will look like...
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    Queen Elizabeth to Knight Captain Tom Moore at Windsor Castle on Friday

    A little of the ceremony was shown on the news here in Canada, how exciting for him! Total respect for someone like him.
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    Dunlop TrailMax Mission Tires

    They may be more expensive but they are supposed to last longer so cost per mile may not be as high. I got 14,000km out of the Shinko's, if I get 20,000km out of these it should be a similar cost.
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    Dunlop TrailMax Mission Tires

    I just put some new shoes on the Tenere and replaced the Shinko 804/805's with the TrailMax Missions. I have to say that I really liked the Shinko's, they were fine on the road, just ok in the rain but did really well in the dirt and I thought they were exception in my nemesis, sand. I got both...
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