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    Help diagnosis this condition

    Interesting as I just had put on a new rear K60 and this was the first ride on it when I noted the front end condition! Eric that is a pretty good mileage number for a rear K60, typicaly I get around 8500 at about the same 10-20% off road (read: forest roads). I am currently running 47psi on...
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    Help diagnosis this condition

    HeliMark, I agree and felt the same when I was testing for the condition. I have approx. 4500 on this front tire and I wonder how much more tire life could be expected from running say 35psi on a K60?
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    Help diagnosis this condition

    I have checked the steering head bearings, as stated. I have not ruled out the tires, in fact that is where I'm focused on.
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    Help diagnosis this condition

    I choose the K60 Scouts because I wanted a gnarly built tire that I could depend on when riding two up on gravel/dirt. I also understand that a lot of folks run higher pressure in these tires, some run as much as 50psi (rear). Jaxson (Ride on Adv) I think is one.
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    Help diagnosis this condition

    On a recent road ride I notice a kinda strange, minor squirm/movement through the handle bars/front tire (Heidenau K60 Scout) in the last 5-10 mph to full stop. This is my third set of these tires and this was the first time I notice the condition. It kinda felt like the front brakes were...
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    New Honda 2020 ES

    While the Yamaha is a proven, rock solid mount it is getting long in the tooth. For the most part it's the same bike with different paint for the last what, 5 years? That spells b-o-r-i-n-g and pretty much everyone who would want a Tenere' has already bought one. Is the Yamaha a better value...
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    New Honda 2020 ES

    I think alot of folks are drifting away from the 1000cc+ ADV bikes anyway.
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    New Honda 2020 ES

    I like my Tenere but this Honda looks nice. Kinda techie for me but IMO it has some good stuff... Now I understand why there are Tenere's sitting on dealers floors
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    Going to Alaska next year (2020)

    Consider a flare gun. I understand those are legal in Canada and quite effective given the variety of shells available. Fire is a great deterrent when it comes to critters and peeps. Flares really freak them out!
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    Rate Your Hard Cases Here

    "There are a lot of pannier threads already with people sharing many things. Did you search for and read those? " A main reason behind this thread is just that; dozens of threads and hours searching through threads. I understand the subjectivity aspect and everyone has thier peeves but with a...
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    Rate Your Hard Cases Here

    Maybe we could make this a poll but I don't know how so... EDIT: I see how to make a poll but it's too late as I already created this thread :) Looking for imput for new cases: If interested, please rate your hard cases in terms of : Ease of use Durabiity/strength Value Features Price Other...
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    Mosko Moto Nomad Tank Bag

    Hmmm. Looks like a growth. Not impressed with it on the Tenere' The OEM bag conforms to the tank much better. Looks like it will work better on a off road bike. My buddy has one on his KTM690 and really likes it.
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    Food Porn

    Ok, I'll play along. Take a pork tenderloin and butterfly it so it lays open. Then add/layer your choice of filling. I combined ricotta cheese, basil, spinach leaves and artichoke hearts. I have also used a little salsa. Roll it all up, tie it together, rub with EVOO, season w/salt/pepper or...
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    The commuter bike joins the club.

    Already have a new one in transit. All told about a $200 repair...still cheaper than a decent skid plate :-) But I did consider some liquid steel epoxy and cardboard.
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    The commuter bike joins the club.

    The well documented glass jaw of the Tenere'. All it took was a gravel road and the front tire kicking up a rock... I heard the "clink" of the rock and started watching the instrument panel hoping what I heard was the rock hitting the frame or exhaust. Nope, got the red flashing oil pressure...
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