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Offline pap snoek

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I have heard quite a bit about the TKC but is really the tyre that has this problem?

NO

With all due respect pap snoek - if you haven't ridden an 800 with a TKC at the front, you really can't diss the oakes (and there quite are a few) who say it does cause a weave on the 800. And the fact that it doesn't happen with a Karoo T (also a knbbly) at the front seems to support that fact.

I cant and was not commenting on the gs800.I have never ridden the bike so cant have an opinion.I almost bought one i must admit.I can only comment on the tkc which i have on my 690 and 950 with no headshake at all.I had a bit of headshake on the 690 at 120km/h but after adjusting the trail it went away and can go to 170km/h on the 690 with no headshake.What i am saying is how can a tire be fine on one bike and not on another.I say again,i don't think the headshake is from the tire.

Maybe the gs was meant to ride with slicks :pot: :pot:






 

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The TKC tends to weave a bit when its new and ridden on tar, does not matter on what bike you fit them. Try dirt roads. If you insist on fitting them while mostly doing tar, pump your front 3Bar and stay under 160km/h.
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Its all about perception.What you call a weave others will call a tank slapper :biggrin:

Nice one Etienne youve just upset the WHOLE forum >:D
 

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Its all about perception.What you call a weave others will call a tank slapper :biggrin:

Nice one Etienne youve just upset the WHOLE forum >:D

 :imaposer:  :imaposer:  :imaposer: Yes he has.

I struggle to see why a TKC could cause a greater weave than the Karoo T, but I do know that it does. I don't understand it either I assure you!  :biggrin:

And the 800 does not have adjustable front suspension like the KTM does. So adjusting the Trail is obviously not possible.  >:D
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A GS 800 is like gold. The re-sale price of a GS800 is fantastic. Bought mine for R103 and was offerred R100 000 with 12000km on the clock. Easy bike to sell if you need to, and maaany people need to. ;)
 

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Nice one Etienne youve just upset the WHOLE forum >:D


Naah. Was not Ettienne. It was someone else up there ---------^  >:(

But MikeDaBike is working hard on calming me down  :dousing:

I think Ettienne did a great job in bringing into the open things that a lot of people have been wondering about - certainly me.

I respectfully suggest to the the manufacturers, that if there are concerns, even just a small number of isolated ones, they look carefully into them so that the future potential buyers can make informed decisions based on the truth.

The truth may well be that the people who had the issues were to blame for one or more reasons, but what is important for me is to know, if I bought one, is whether I am more likely to be  in the small group of riders who had issues, or the big group of riders who appear to be happy.

If they say to me "Hey GG - this is not for you. You are to old/fat/uncoordinnated/dof/blind/stupid", then I'll go and get something else, but don't shout me down for raising concerns that other people had.

I'm not brand bashing (although I may be salesman bashing). I am just a curious oke trying to make a hard decision on what bike would best suit my future needs in a sport I love. 

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We know youre not brand bashing GG, and I dont blame you for having doubts either. I would in the same siutation. The only way really to decide is to ride with someone who has one and or ride one yourself.
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That's what so nice about BMW loyalty;the forks can flex but all blame the tyre!
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If there was no GS800,s available and I had to ride something else I would not ride. (This is my opinion) :ricky:
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That is quite extreme,TJ,helluva lot of other good bikes too.
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If there was no GS800,s available and I had to ride something else I would not ride. (This is my opinion) :ricky:

 :pot: I have two Honda's in the garage next to my GS
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Please

One thing people need to know the difference

Weaving is what a TKC80 does to the front wheel

Tankslap is what happens just before you plant your face in the dirt

Who has had Tankslap?
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No man,bikes has'nt been tankslapping for at least 25years! Not like the old Z1000's that start weaving in Milnerton and you
crash in Malmesbury! Fighting that bike all the way!
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Ha dee haa haa thats a cage I am Talking about real toys. >:D
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Re: Why is everyone selling the 800GS's? Are these bikes really "lewensgevaarlik
« Reply #77 on: September 29, 2009, 07:58:47 pm »
Yawn,fart,zzzz.....
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Re: Why is everyone selling the 800GS's? Are these bikes really "lewensgevaarlik
« Reply #78 on: September 29, 2009, 08:02:31 pm »
Yawn,fart,zzzz.....


So Deon hoe lyk dit in die Vrystaat? Het dit darem al gereen?
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Yawn,fart,lyk my die ou se maag is nie lekker nie!
As ek jy was sou ek nie so gelyk het nie.