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  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    3 months
    Quoting 51 New West on 02 Sep 2020 01:41 AM


    In street trim for a frozen weekend in Boyup Brook a couple of months ago.



    Loaded with food, fuel, water and camping gear, and fitted with Pirelli MT60 ADV tyres for a trip through the Pilbara July/August 2019.  This is on the way home, stopped in Carnarvon.

    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 02 Sep 2020 05:27 AM

    Good stuff!

    Did you find you needed the tyres?

    Quoting 51 New West on 02 Sep 2020 10:49 AM

    I had the current road tyres on the bike and swapped them for the ADV tyres for the trip, then swapped back when the ADV tyres were worn out.  On the gravel the MT60 tyres were amazing. On the bitumen they were also really good - although I didn't do much wet weather riding.  When the current road tyres are bald I'll go back to the MT60 again.

    Good to know, I was on a ride yesterday, we had a lot of rain a month ago, and a mate was saying no wear at all on his adventure tyres in the mud, he thinks the mud cools them. but on dry gravel dirt & rock they wear faster.
    you got it set up well for trips.
  • bloodog
    bloodog
    3 months


    Million dollar bogan 
  • 51 New West
    51 New West
    2 months
    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 02 Sep 2020 05:27 AM

    Good stuff!

    Did you find you needed the tyres?

    Quoting 51 New West on 02 Sep 2020 10:49 AM

    I had the current road tyres on the bike and swapped them for the ADV tyres for the trip, then swapped back when the ADV tyres were worn out.  On the gravel the MT60 tyres were amazing. On the bitumen they were also really good - although I didn't do much wet weather riding.  When the current road tyres are bald I'll go back to the MT60 again.

    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 02 Sep 2020 11:06 PM

    Good to know, I was on a ride yesterday, we had a lot of rain a month ago, and a mate was saying no wear at all on his adventure tyres in the mud, he thinks the mud cools them. but on dry gravel dirt & rock they wear faster.

    you got it set up well for trips.

    Thanks mate, it's a great touring machine.  I got about 10,000km from them, 2000km on gravel. The rear MT60RS comes in a reinforced option, so wore really well. The MT60 front probably another 2,000km left on it but I ditched it anyway.
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    2 months
    Quoting 51 New West on 02 Sep 2020 10:49 AM

    I had the current road tyres on the bike and swapped them for the ADV tyres for the trip, then swapped back when the ADV tyres were worn out.  On the gravel the MT60 tyres were amazing. On the bitumen they were also really good - although I didn't do much wet weather riding.  When the current road tyres are bald I'll go back to the MT60 again.

    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 02 Sep 2020 11:06 PM

    Good to know, I was on a ride yesterday, we had a lot of rain a month ago, and a mate was saying no wear at all on his adventure tyres in the mud, he thinks the mud cools them. but on dry gravel dirt & rock they wear faster.

    you got it set up well for trips.

    Quoting 51 New West on 03 Sep 2020 03:37 AM

    Thanks mate, it's a great touring machine.  I got about 10,000km from them, 2000km on gravel. The rear MT60RS comes in a reinforced option, so wore really well. The MT60 front probably another 2,000km left on it but I ditched it anyway.

    thats good k's out of adventure tyre!

    another member mentioned a well built  sporty for the dirt, I looked at the link he mentioned & will see if I can post it.
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Bike+Shed+Motorcycle+Club&sp=EiG4AQHCARtDaElKOWU1MDNkSUNka2dSdWxzVXEzY0YtOFk%253D
  • bloodog
    bloodog
    2 months



  • HOG63
    HOG63
    2 months
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  • Sancheezy
    Sancheezy
    2 months
    She’s a long, slow burn. 
    Came to me dressed up like a wanna be Softail. I’ve still got a few things on the list, but at least it looks and rides like a Sporty again!


  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    2 months
    She looks nice an broken in, take you down the road for a long time I reackon, enjoy the rides friend.
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    2 months
    Quoting Sancheezy on 18 Sep 2020 11:00 PM

    She’s a long, slow burn. 

    Came to me dressed up like a wanna be Softail. I’ve still got a few things on the list, but at least it looks and rides like a Sporty again!


    Good job!
    I love Sportsters, that you can ride the way they were meant to ride.
  • Sancheezy
    Sancheezy
    2 months
    Cheers boys! I’m happy with the way it’s going, it’s been a slow process. The tank on there is a loaner so I’m looking for one similar to replace it. 
    If anyone’s got one they’d part with, give me a shout. 
  • Sprocket
    Sprocket
    28 days ago
    Still looks pretty good even with 170,000km on the her. 2008 1200 custom.
  • Chester
    Chester
    28 days ago
    Quoting Sprocket on 03 Nov 2020 07:16 AM

    Still looks pretty good even with 170,000km on the her. 2008 1200 custom.

    They're a good looking bike.  The extra lights on the front goes very well with the look.  Bet they improve the night time riding.  Also, hats off to 170k.  It's great to see a bike that someone's kept and used well.
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    28 days ago
    Quoting bloodog on 04 Sep 2020 03:46 AM




    Only just saw this post Bloodog.
    Talk about slow.(me)
    Nice little video and good on those guys for chasing their dream.
    Downside was the battery placement. Do Motorcross bikes even have batteries?. I doubt it.
    Oh well, not to worry, at least it gave the dad something to do rather than dying which has to be a good thing.

  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    18 days ago
    Quoting bloodog on 04 Sep 2020 03:46 AM




    Quoting Far Canal on 03 Nov 2020 07:41 AM

    Only just saw this post Bloodog.
    Talk about slow.(me)
    Nice little video and good on those guys for chasing their dream.
    Downside was the battery placement. Do Motorcross bikes even have batteries?. I doubt it.
    Oh well, not to worry, at least it gave the dad something to do rather than dying which has to be a good thing.

    If you don’t like Batteries could fit a Magnito, but seem to be able to get simple ignitions with adjustable advance. But think your right the battery add’s a bit of unwanted weight to an MX er, but these boys done a pretty good job of it!!

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