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Offline rayleon1

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Re: 170 instead of a 150
« Reply #50 on: September 04, 2012, 10:28:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by Studley [+]
No I don't remember what happened to Barry. Perhaps you can full me in?

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Re: 170 instead of a 150
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2012, 12:30:57 AM »
That video did not state why he crashed. I can't remember that far back but it had something to do with a Japanese mechanic he told him to do something and the mechanic did something else. It had something to do with tires he wanted to use or a part came loose on the bike like the axle and the rear wheel locked up. I'm sure that info is out there but he clearly states why it happened.
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Re: 170 instead of a 150
« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2012, 02:28:52 AM »
I would love to have been Barry Sheen for a few months  :005:; just not that month  :038:
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Re: 170 instead of a 150
« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2012, 02:26:52 PM »
fitting the wrong size tyres to a 12grand bike :192: will void your insurance as you have modified your bike out with the manufacturers spec :305:

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Re: 170 instead of a 150
« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2012, 04:42:59 PM »
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fitting the wrong size tyres to a 12grand bike :192: will void your insurance as you have modified your bike out with the manufacturers spec :305:
Well if that was true, then fitting any non-factory fit part would invalidate your insurance, eg end-can.

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Re: 170 instead of a 150
« Reply #55 on: September 06, 2012, 11:24:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dave W [+]
Well if that was true, then fitting any non-factory fit part would invalidate your insurance, eg end-can.

I think the word is 'could' rather than 'would' should the non approved part cause an issue. I think that's fair enough. They haven't tested the part and should not be generally accountable if it stuffs yr bike.

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Re: 170 instead of a 150
« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2012, 11:42:33 AM »
Remember what your bike was designed for.  It really comes from the manufacturer with the correct size tires for the mission.  Both the BMW GS and the Yamaha Super Tenere come with the very same sized tires as the Explorer.  All these company's can and do fit wider rims for wider tires on other bikes in their lineup but don't do it on the Adventure Tourers because wider isn't allways better.  I agree that the 150 looks a bit wimpy on such a large bike but IT WORKS. 
I been riding a long time and am primarily a sport rider, I live in the mountains with lots of great twisty pavement but I bought the Explorer to enjoy both the pavement and the gravel Forest Service roads.  As a sport rider I am just flat amazed at how well the Explorer handles on the pavement and the 150 tire actually helps this large beast turn-in and transition very quickly.  I've had it over far enough to scrape the pegs with no traction issues.  Having never owned an adventurer tourer before, I also questioned the 150 rear before I bought the bike but after riding it on and off road for a few weeks I think you would be making a mistake to try to fit something else on there - especially if it's just for looks. 
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