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Damn...I'm glad to hear you say they KR825's aren't too small for the RD...definately plenty of tire for my 175 then. I use them back and front of course...I had a soft on the back for a while and it really took a beating..even on my 175. I'd think an RD would eat an 825 on the back pretty quick wouldn't it?

Great tire, they will do a stickey gooey side step even on a vintage bike though if you run them hard...at least on the back they will. Doesn't bother me so far...they never seem to let go, just slide a bit. I'd rather that than something that goes all at once.

I got five brandy new ones sitting in the shop right now.
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Hey Bill....you know that little Dohickey that goes on the end of the clutch cable and fits into a slot on the crankcase?

Do you have any of those to spare? Like one. They are all the same from 160-175 vert.

thanks,
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Damn...I'm glad to hear you say they KR825's aren't too small for the RD...definately plenty of tire for my 175 then. I use them back and front of course...I had a soft on the back for a while and it really took a beating..even on my 175. I'd think an RD would eat an 825 on the back pretty quick wouldn't it?
Well, the Avons were getting chewed up and spit out, so anything would be an improvement. I couldn't use full throttle coming out of the sharper corners or it'd spin up.

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Great tire, they will do a stickey gooey side step even on a vintage bike though if you run them hard...at least on the back they will. Doesn't bother me so far...they never seem to let go, just slide a bit. I'd rather that than something that goes all at once.
Have you played with tire pressures? Like raise it? From what I recall, you're supposed to see a 5%? increase in tire pressure due to heat if you had the correct starting air pressure.
 

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Raising the pressure does help a lot of the time. You can read the Dunlops pretty easy, when they get that smeared look you either need more pressure or a harder compound....which means more pressure :).

Frank C. put his infrared temp gauge on one of my soft compound rears after a race, and after I had been sitting BS'ing with him for a couple of minutes...180 degrees. Now I run the soft on the front, medium on the rear. Although once these softs are gone I don't think we'll see any more for a while.
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Bill, yep that's thing I'm talking about...the cable threads into it, and it slips into a notch above the counter sprocket.

Scott...thanks I know you would if you have one. Cause you are friend...something some people don't have :)

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