Re: The KAT -Part Deux discussion thread

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Re: The KAT -Part Deux discussion thread

Post by Bucho » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:03 am

Have a fresh pair of tires on order for the DR650.

I honestly cant remember how long the tires have been on the bike. I put a fresh front on around 2015-2016. The rear is older than that.

The rear D606 is beyond shot. The front doesnt look too bad but Im sure its well past its prime.
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux discussion thread

Post by Laoch » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:33 pm

I ordered the Tusk brand d606 look alike. I’m guessing the tkcs on the Husky are probably not the appropriate tire. I’ve got a few months to wear them down before I swap rubber.
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux discussion thread

Post by Firebolter » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:37 am

Laoch wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:33 pm
I ordered the Tusk brand d606 look alike. I’m guessing the tkcs on the Husky are probably not the appropriate tire. I’ve got a few months to wear them down before I swap rubber.
I think I will do the same thing. The TKC's aren't bad for things like Shenandoah 500 where you have alot of fire roads but suck when you get to real trail. The D606 looks like a really nice tire. I have never run one but have heard nothing but good things about them.
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux discussion thread

Post by Firebolter » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:30 am

This guy has set up a KAT ride for May of this year. He has alot of good info and stuff to wet your appetite!

http://www.gpskevinadventurerides.com/h ... des/kat-20
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Post by repoe3 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:24 pm

Thought I'd join in the conversation and introduce myself; name is Robert, post under repoe3. Longtime friend of Firebolter, having shared countless miles on the road, he also introduced me to the dirt some years back. Fast forward 10 years or so and I finally got a plated dirt-worthy bike; 500EXC.

Leading up to that point, being a road and track rider with zero experience on the dirt, it saw no offroad miles the first couple years. Took some dirt riding courses last year and punctuated that with a ride on some trails outside of Charlottesville with a friend and his DRZ400. Trail popped out on the BRP and we rode it back into town. That was a great day of riding to say the least. Learned a lot as well.

Looking forward the KAT trip and will likely bring both the 500 EXC and RMZ250. Based on the riding experience of the group, sounds like I'll be bringing up the rear but will give a go at some of the hard sections. Should I become too much dead weight, will take the main route and reconnect.

Appreciate the invite; has been a great excused for ordering more gear.

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Re: The KAT -Part Deux discussion thread

Post by Laoch » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:52 pm

repoe3 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Thought I'd join in the conversation and introduce myself; name is Robert, post under repoe3. Longtime friend of Firebolter, having shared countless miles on the road, he also introduced me to the dirt some years back. Fast forward 10 years or so and I finally got a plated dirt-worthy bike; 500EXC.

Leading up to that point, being a road and track rider with zero experience on the dirt, it saw no offroad miles the first couple years. Took some dirt riding courses last year and punctuated that with a ride on some trails outside of Charlottesville with a friend and his DRZ400. Trail popped out on the BRP and we rode it back into town. That was a great day of riding to say the least. Learned a lot as well.

Looking forward the KAT trip and will likely bring both the 500 EXC and RMZ250. Based on the riding experience of the group, sounds like I'll be bringing up the rear but will give a go at some of the hard sections. Should I become too much dead weight, will take the main route and reconnect.

Appreciate the invite; has been a great excused for ordering more gear.
Do you use the same "lube" a FB :shrug:



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Re: The KAT -Part Deux discussion thread

Post by repoe3 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:16 pm

Yeah, so I caught up on some of that exchange on this and the other thread. Like religion and politics, I avoid lube debates/discussions. Unless I am drinking, then I'll talk about all three at the same time...while naked and wearing only a helmet, boots, and nitrile gloves. It's how firebolter taught me all those nights sharing hotel rooms on our trips.

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Re: The KAT -Part Deux discussion thread

Post by Laoch » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:36 pm

repoe3 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Yeah, so I caught up on some of that exchange on this and the other thread. Like religion and politics, I avoid lube debates/discussions. Unless I am drinking, then I'll talk about all three at the same time...while naked and wearing only a helmet, boots, and nitrile gloves. It's how firebolter taught me all those nights sharing hotel rooms on our trips.
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux discussion thread

Post by Bucho » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:00 pm

repoe3 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Yeah, so I caught up on some of that exchange on this and the other thread. Like religion and politics, I avoid lube debates/discussions. Unless I am drinking, then I'll talk about all three at the same time...while naked and wearing only a helmet, boots, and nitrile gloves. It's how firebolter taught me all those nights sharing hotel rooms on our trips.
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux discussion thread

Post by Wingfixer » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:13 am

repoe3 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Yeah, so I caught up on some of that exchange on this and the other thread. Like religion and politics, I avoid lube debates/discussions. Unless I am drinking, then I'll talk about all three at the same time...while naked and wearing only a helmet, boots, and nitrile gloves. It's how firebolter taught me all those nights sharing hotel rooms on our trips.
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