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Offline mwanafunzi

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Tyres and toys for my new XT660R
« on: January 07, 2011, 09:44:59 am »
Hi All

1st post here and looking for advice.

I am in the process of ordering a new XT660R via a dealer in SA for use in Kenya, mostly on (very bad) tarmac. This is not serious 'adventure' type riding, but will involve some long trips as well as city commuting.

I have never biked in Africa (although driven 4wd cars on and off road a lot) and I am wondering about tyres.  Punctures seem to be about 10 times more frequent here than in Europe. Do people usually fit tubes to tyres and repair them ?  Or use tubeless and some kind of plug system ?  And just carry a can of gunge ?

Any advice appreciated. 


Also, any suggestions for mods and accessories I should get with the bike ? It will be difficult to import heavy/bulky stuff later. I have top box and panniers and extended wind shield on my list so far.

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Re: Tyres and toys for my new XT660R
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 10:10:18 am »
I would suggest a bash plate and crash bars to protect your engine and exhaust. Also a set of hand guards.
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Re: Tyres and toys for my new XT660R
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 10:23:51 am »
I would suggest a bash plate and crash bars to protect your engine and exhaust. Also a set of hand guards.
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All of which I have for you and a set of Heidenau tyres that will last for a long trip.
90/90/21 front and a 140/80/17 rear.
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Re: Tyres and toys for my new XT660R
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 10:32:51 am »
All of which I have for you and a set of Heidenau tyres that will last for a long trip.
90/90/21 front and a 140/80/17 rear.

With tubes ?


To clarify, this is not a visit - I live here in Kenya.

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Offline draf-stap

Re: Tyres and toys for my new XT660R
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 04:12:50 pm »
All of which I have for you and a set of Heidenau tyres that will last for a long trip.
90/90/21 front and a 140/80/17 rear.

With tubes ?


To clarify, this is not a visit - I live here in Kenya.

Thanks

Yes don't have the option on the XT to go tubeless, just have a pump and some slime handy so you will be able to reach home easy to do the proper repair.
 

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Re: Tyres and toys for my new XT660R
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 04:24:19 pm »
All of which I have for you and a set of Heidenau tyres that will last for a long trip.
90/90/21 front and a 140/80/17 rear.

With tubes ?


To clarify, this is not a visit - I live here in Kenya.

Thanks
Heavy duty tubes are exstra Im afraid. :thumleft:
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