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Author Topic: Knobbies- the final touch!  (Read 4307 times)

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2013, 05:07:18 PM »
......... possibly a diode kit..........

you will need a diode kit.  and it's cheaper to buy 2 diodes.
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2013, 08:14:08 PM »
Diode kit from superbrightleds.com:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/flashers-load-resistors/metric-bike-diode-kit/1190/

$2.29.  Plus shipping, so if you're buying from them anyway...

I was wondering, if Washington doesn't require turn signals, can you get in trouble if you ride into a state that does require them?  I'm pretty sure that helmet laws must be followed if you enter a state that requires them.

(The helmet law bashers around here claim economic detriment because riders turn around when the reach a "helmet" state line, rather than come spend money.  Still not sure how I feel about a helmet law, but I do think that a if a state has no helmet law, there should be mandatory organ doner participation  ;) )

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2013, 09:28:01 PM »
................I do think that a if a state has no helmet law, there should be mandatory organ doner participation  ;) )

+1    let Darwin sort 'em out.
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2013, 04:15:33 AM »
If you don't like the look of the stick-on wheel weights, do what I have done on the Morgan 3-wheeler I use to have.  I got the stick-on strips (1/4 oz per section)  stick them on aluminum foil, warm the weight side on a warm electric stove eye, then peal off foil and it removes adhesive from the warm weight.  paint weights to match wheel rim and adhere where needed with RTV silicone. 
Painted with the same paint, they disappear.   On the 3-wheeler and my Plus-8, I used a bubble balancer I made.  On the bike, I have never bothered to balance.  I am not sure how I would go about it other than trial and error, remove wheel from bike, fit an axle and put it on knife edges and tape weight to light side.  GA-DK

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 05:32:40 AM »
Nicely done bro, I like the way you add an bullet turn signals....I plan to get mine soon, but the rear view seem its bit hid behind the registration number. Maybe install it on the rear fender strut, would be better. 7" headlight? I never notice any difference with the stock one. How is the sound of D&D exhaust?
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013, 11:21:07 AM »
Yes..but what ARE the knobbies? I would LOVE to convert my G5 to them after the 70's wear out.

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2013, 08:54:21 PM »
Yes..but what ARE the knobbies? I would LOVE to convert my G5 to them after the 70's wear out.

I feel your pain  ;D

Really, I am eagerly hunting and gathering information for a set trail/enduro that will actually work in the real world.
Especially hard for the front tyre. Only the Pirelli MT90 scorpion (54.81 euro) has the exact size, but at that prize probably not long lasting. More choice for the rear. There I'd hesitate between Bridgestone Battlewing BW501 (84.81eur) and Heidenau K60 M+S (74.86eur) depending on the conditions in the intended region.

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2013, 10:13:32 PM »
I had a set of Bridgestone Trailwings on my Triumph Scrambler. Perfectly awful tires. I found nothing good about them.
Shrinkos seem to get some pretty good press, but I'm still leery. Motorcycle Superstore and Bike Bandit are a couple of pretty good places to find tires.
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2013, 04:38:40 AM »
Yes..but what ARE the knobbies? I would LOVE to convert my G5 to them after the 70's wear out.

 Ask Bill Harris what's on the Harris scrambler right at the moment.
He used to run the crap out of Pirelli's Rallycross tires but he's putting something else through the paces right now.
 I forget what make they are but they are more trials like than the Pirelli's were.

 We have Kenda K270 on the Hooligan bike. They are a pretty decent tire.
 The tread pattern is more aggressive than the Dunlop K70 and I suspect that ours may be of a somewhat harder compound than Dunlaps as well.

Fore certain they are more gripy in the slick than the SM MkII. 
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2013, 04:39:23 AM »
I've read nothing but bad reviews about the Bridgestone Trailwings.  I ran Shinko enduros on my '83 Suzuki GS550.  I had the 700 series on the rear and I think it was 244 series on the front.  Seems like ALL Shinkos are a little loose for the first 50 miles but once they're scrubbed in they handle great and hold up for many miles.  In fact, I did SEVERAL burnouts on that Shinko 700 and I never did run out of tread!    ;D

I'm going to run the Shinko 705 front and rear on my Trailblazer.  It's a super moto style tire with a really deep cut V tread.  It has great reviews for dry, wet, cornering and dirt riding conditions.

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2013, 07:40:49 AM »
I like the tires with big funky blocks in the tread like that.  Seems it would work well on road and okay off. 

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2013, 12:44:00 PM »
......I'm going to run the Shinko 705 front and rear on my Trailblazer.  It's a super moto style tire with a really deep cut V tread.  It has great reviews for dry, wet, cornering and dirt riding conditions.........

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I've got a Shinko sitting in a box ready to go on the rear of my B5 as soon as the dunlop scrubs off.
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2013, 09:24:56 PM »
No Shinko tyres for E5 or G5.
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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2013, 11:13:48 PM »
They don't have the exact size, but they do have tires that will work.  For the 705s I'm going to be running a 110/80-19 on the front and a 120/80-18 on the rear.  A little shorter over the original tires, but nothing drastic.

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Re: Knobbies- the final touch!
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2013, 11:28:49 PM »
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