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Perfect! Mid-70's, big puffy clouds in a bright blue sky, not a lot of traffic.Ha Thanks!
( I was just asking DE yesterday if he had ever ridden the coastal highway Route 1 up to Canada , he told me it was rather cobby and not well maintained. )
I‘ll bet it was a beautiful day for a ride!
I agree... that 2.15 rim is really narrow for a 130 tire. My XT350 has 3.0 rear x 17 as part of a supermoto conversion. My rear is a 130 and it is even a little wide. I certainly wouldn't want to go to a 140.Note: I've got the "bugs" worked out now (had some wobbling fixed with more air in tire). That 2.15 rim on the rear is technically too narrow to run the 130/80 - 140/90 dirt track tires, but it's all that is available short of spending ~$800ea -$1200ea for matching proper rims
Did a 2400km camping trip to France, Germany and Luxemburg. Was a real nice week, met lots of nice people. Bike did great, only some small things ....broke the exhaust twice, lost some bolts, rattled the TomTom holder to pieces.
The highway wasn't pleasant, I hope to improve the vibrations, maybe rephase? Suspension needs to be made more comfy. But overall I'm really happy I took the XS. Funny how many people come talk to you on an old bike.
And nice to test the modified bike against modern bikes. I wasn't disappointed! Specially the brake were nice.
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If I'm riding with someone on a modern bike, I have to set the pace. I ride my XS650 at a comfortable tachometer setting. Within reason, highway cruising speed can be set by a rear sprocket choice.The highway wasn't pleasant, I hope to improve the vibrations, maybe rephase?