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Re: wannabe rider saying hi

Post by Bucho » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:41 am

It depends. I generally run non DOT tires because I rarely ride on the road. I believe most serious offroad guys also do this.
But some guys will occasionally use their plated bikes to do at least a little bit of road miles. They will sometimes have DOT tires because if for no other reason most non dot tires are pretty soft and will quickly be destroyed on the road.
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Re: wannabe rider saying hi

Post by Longboardr » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:05 pm

If you want DOT a MT16 on the front and a MT43 on the back aren't bad choices.

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Post by Boom Boom » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:05 pm

Longboardr wrote:If you want DOT a MT16 on the front and a MT43 on the back aren't bad choices.

+1, he speaks the truth.
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Re: wannabe rider saying hi

Post by Firebolter » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:33 am

MT16 is my favorite tire, they last a long time for knobbies.
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Re: wannabe rider saying hi

Post by 1AHBE » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:14 pm

ok...so I was able to go through the rat's nest of wiring that one of the previous owners put in place....at one point the bike was street legal.....

two issues that came up are:
1. the front brake doesn't turn on the brake light, just the rear brake. the front doesn't have the pressure sensitive banjo bolt. is that ok for inspection?
2. in the box o' parts I received from the previous owner, there are flush mount turn signals that go on the rear. there are no front turn signals. is that ok for inspection?

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Re: wannabe rider saying hi

Post by Taylor » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:47 pm

Nope ,need turn signals and brake lights on front break
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Re: wannabe rider saying hi

Post by Bork » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:33 pm

Some inspectors are strickt about chain guards. If your bike did not come with one, have proof that it was not designed for guard. Some require the side reflectors , front & back. Spark arrestor also.
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Re: wannabe rider saying hi

Post by phoo » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:42 pm

I zip tied a streetbike chainguard onto the top of that little chain guard that my KTM has. The chain rubbed against the zip tie so it wouldn't have lasted more than a mile on the street but it passed! :ride:


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