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    Default Took a local ride today, watch out

    Weather has been so nice that I took the XR out today and decided to hit up the Mountain House for a burger and beer; that is unit I transitioned onto the 245 from the 180. Nothing but a sand box and the bike tried to slide out twice right away, even the front end, until my flat-track instincts kicked in and fortunately kept me afloat. Went about I/2 mile further and said hell no, don't think so. Turned around and took the road through Wonder Valley and then up around Pine Flat instead. Wise decision. Grabbed a brew by my place at Grogg's. A few pics from today.

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    Default Re: Took a local ride today, watch out

    Quote Originally Posted by swankster View Post
    Weather has been so nice that I took the XR out today and decided to hit up the Mountain House for a burger and beer; that is unit I transitioned onto the 245 from the 180. Nothing but a sand box and the bike tried to slide out twice right away, even the front end, until my flat-track instincts kicked in and fortunately kept me afloat. Went about I/2 mile further and said hell no, don't think so. Turned around and took the road through Wonder Valley and then up around Pine Flat instead. Wise decision. Grabbed a brew by my place at Grogg's. A few pics from today.

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    What tire are you running and what tire preassure? Nice pics btw.
    I can be a little inShane...

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    Metzel

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    Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Sport Touring Tires

    Only because they came on the bike when purchased with lots of fresh rubber remaining. Around 36lbs btw. Will be changing out this summer I reckon. Leaning towards Michelins at this time.

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    Welcome to suggestions btw!

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    Default Re: Took a local ride today, watch out

    Yeah, it's tough up here in the mountains. Sometimes on the sunny warm days in the winter I want to get the bike out for a spin, but then remember how sandy and destroyed they get this time of year and end up staying home.

    Be safe out there my friend.

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