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post #1 of 16 Old 10-13-2006, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Tires arrived today... Maxxix 6006



I decided to go a bit more towards the dirt direction on my KLR, since I've put street tires on my Strom.. Bike Bandit shipped a set (F/R) of them to my door for $92.. Now to burn off the rest of the tread on my Anakees...
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-13-2006, 10:05 PM
 
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I'm currently running my 6006 front tire as a replacement for my worn out Kenda 761. I ran with a 6006 on the rear for about a month in the summertime and hated it. It handled relatively well on gravel and pavement, but in loose dirt and sand it made the back end feel squirrely, and I just about dumped the bike coming out of a ditch because of that. I won't buy another set, even if they are cheap.

but that's just my opinion though, and your mileage may vary.
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post #3 of 16 Old 10-13-2006, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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You told me exactly what I wanted to hear, though.. 95% of my riding is pavement and gravel.. That last 5% will still be WAY better than the Anakees.. :lol:
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You told me exactly what I wanted to hear, though.. 95% of my riding is pavement and gravel.. That last 5% will still be WAY better than the Anakees.. :lol:
Be forewarned though - my 6006 rear only lasted 2000km before it was almost completely smooth in the center. That was after doing a SaddleSore 1600k ride though, with front/rear pressures of 30/34psi. I don't really know how long it will last running lower pressures.
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post #5 of 16 Old 10-13-2006, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah.. I knew I wasn't going to get an mileage out of it.. I had one on my 1992 BMW R100GS and I think I barely saw 2000 miles.. Oh well.. I change my own tires, and at under $50, I'm not expecting everything.. :lol:

Did you do your SS1000 as part of a LD rally, or just as a ride?
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Did you do your SS1000 as part of a LD rally, or just as a ride?
Just a ride. I had been planning to run in the Alberta 2000 Endurance Rally again this year, but it was cancelled due to lack of entries, so I decided to just go for another couple IBA certs instead. I had planned to do a SS1600, grab a couple hours sleep, then continue riding to get enough mileage for a BB2500k as well, but I cancelled the extra mileage after looking at how worn down my back tire was getting after the first 1000km. It probably would have lasted the extra mileage, but I just didn't want to risk it.

I'm currently happy with the Kenda K761 I'm running as a high mileage tire - I've got a little over 11000km on my rear tire and it hardly looks worn. I suspect I'll get another 10000km or so out of it, and if so, I'll be very happy.
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Very cool!! I've ridden several 1000 in 1 rides, but I've never documented one.. I rode the MN1000 a couple years ago, put on by Team Strange out of Minneapolis, but I ended up freezing out because I forgot to bring along my electric vest on a ride during the last weekend of June.. :shock:

I ride the Bonzia Run every spring, put on by Glacial Lakes MC, but it's only a 12 hour rally.. I think I might sign up for the MN1000 this year, again.. Maybe I'll remember my vest this time.. :lol:
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-13-2006, 11:25 PM
 
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I've had bad luck with my vest on every LD ride I've done so far.

First SS1600k - Sylvan Lake to Moose Jaw for lunch and back in the middle of September (2004) - no electric vest yet
AB2k Rally, June 2005 - Monsoon rains on the Friday night and Saturday afternoon - switch vibrated loose in its mount and shorted out 2 hours into my ride - no heat after that and wound up borderline hypothermic by the time I got to the finish.
SS1600k, June 2006 - vest failed 16 hours in during the wee hours of the morning when I needed it most - was a little chilly for the remaining 3 hours of the ride.
B2B/BB1500/SS1000, Sept 2006 - vest failed before I ever started the clock - traced the fault to a broken contact on the bike side of the plug in - after I got home.

Now that I've redone the wiring for my vest, I'm hoping that it will work without a hitch from now on.
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-14-2006, 07:02 AM
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I put a set of the 6006 tires on my bike a couple weeks ago. Seems to do well on the street and very well on gravel. Haven't had the bike on loose dirt and probably won't. Really haven't used them enough yet for a full evaluation. We'll see how they hold up. I'm doing a 3 day ride next week in southern Missouri and that should break them in pretty well.

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-16-2006, 09:26 AM
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My bike will never see another tire then a 6006. I think thats the best tire going.
it will rail corners, tell you when your pushing a lil too much and give you enough room to bring it back under the bike. aired down to 15-18 pounds and it will tractor up anything.

thats the tire for me !

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