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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Lets talk tire size theory
« Last Post by GlennF on Today at 05:21:44 am »
The advantages of lower profile are well known. Some of the disadvantages of going with too low a profile include:

● Stiff or rough ride (especially on rural roads and off road) as higher profile tyres absorb the initial shock better

● High susceptibility to tyre and rim damage since these tyres have a smaller air cushion to absorb harsh impacts from potholes

● Wheels themselves are also more susceptible to damage on very rough roads if low profile tyres are fitted.

● you need to keep a close eye on tyre pressure, no driving around at 8 psi like you can with some high profile

● Fuel economy can be compromised, though this relates more to width

● low profile tyres can be more expensive



ALSO - in terms of width you need to stay in reasonable proportion to the rim used.  An overly wide tire on a small rim will handle worse not better. If you to go more than a size or so wider you really should change out the rims.
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Lets talk tire size theory
« Last Post by FormerStar on Today at 05:06:35 am »
It could be that a taller sidewall soaks up bumps better. More suited to the home market.
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Anyone order stuff from Startmotor on eBay?

Their store rating is decent, & their exhaust options look great.

I'm not wanting to void warranty with one just yet, but it is tempting & even more so if anyone here has good feedback to report.

I messaged the store & asked about tuning requirements & baffles -- they swore it would need none. Skeptical on that, but I don't know.

Attached are some of my favorites they offer. I am leaning toward the Auto Fabrica-esque dramatic swept pipes in the upper left.
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Fuel Tank Change
« Last Post by motoboy on Today at 04:55:05 am »
San Diego, CA
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Fuel Tank Change
« Last Post by Alan F. on Today at 04:53:48 am »
.....or will sell old Blue to whomever wants it! Thinking $200+shipping if anyone wants it!

What's your location?
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Fuel Tank Change
« Last Post by motoboy on Today at 04:46:31 am »
Dig both Ventura Blue & Glitter+Dust but at the end of the day the latter is my final girl.

May buy second fuel bump to be able to swap out seasonally, or will sell old Blue to whomever wants it! Thinking $200+shipping if anyone wants it!

Cheers,

Nic
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Campfire Talk / Re: JOTD
« Last Post by GlennF on Today at 04:46:19 am »
Why did they call it 'Skippy the bush kangaroo'? Was that to differentiate it from Skippy the golf course kangaroo and Skippy the strip mall kangaroo?

Well there are actually Tree Kangaroos. Endangered though. 

In mainland Australia there are two species, both are found up in the Tropical North, close to the Daintree.  They are more slightly more common in PNG and Indonesia, but still rare.

Unlike the mythical dropbear it is relatively safe to walk under them.



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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Out and about on your 650 - photos
« Last Post by motoboy on Today at 04:43:24 am »
Inspiration Point @ Julian, CA.

Did a day through the mountain twisties to break-in engine.
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Hay ,
Hold out for the one you want , You'll be keeping it a long time ! 

 ;)
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: Lets talk tire size theory
« Last Post by Starpeve on Today at 04:35:45 am »
When you're lacking; 10mm additional width makes all the difference (at least that's what I'm told).
Yeah, I’m led to believe that an increase in circumference is to be desired.
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