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Old June 7th, 2017, 11:45 AM   #31
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How do you like the Metzeler Roadtecs? My tires are getting to the end of their useful life.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 12:15 PM   #32
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I feel sorry for riders who have never experienced these roads. Riding in a state where people get over and let you pass. To be in the mountains and to drop to the sea. To be in different climates through the day. To ride the tightest backroad and the speed limits remain 55 mph, which keeps your fun legal. I defy anyone to actually ride 55 on these backroads.
Well, I'm feeling sorry for myself - totally jealous. Rain, and work has kept from the northern New England mountains. - but soon - very soon. Rt16 is calling.

Love to ride out there sometime.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 12:25 PM   #33
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Even with the Mupo the rear suspension design will kick your butt. That is, until you slide up to the tank and ride like it is a Supermoto. Slid forward you are in the middle of the bike and it rocks fore and aft over the nastiest road imperfections, none spine jolting.

Sitting forward on the race seat offers zero padding for the butt bones. Zero. This must be changed for my future 350 to 450 mile loops on slow challenging roads.
Stock seat is pretty comfy. Maybe padded bicycle shorts + stock would help.

I agree with sitting right up front when the roads start twisting. As far as the rear goes - I stand up when things look too rough, and just let the bike do what it's going to do.

Rode with a guy who had a hard tail Indian and I was always behind because he had no brakes (well small things the size of a silver dollar with a lever attached) - if he bounced 3 inches, I was fine. If he bounced 6 inches, I stood up.

It's stock, I set the sag, and I'm sure anything else I do will end up hurting me a lot. The bike is solid on the fast sweepers -so I figure it's all pretty good.

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Old June 7th, 2017, 01:48 PM   #34
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I feel sorry for riders who have never experienced these roads. Riding in a state where people get over and let you pass. To be in the mountains and to drop to the sea. To be in different climates through the day. To ride the tightest backroad and the speed limits remain 55 mph, which keeps your fun legal. I defy anyone to actually ride 55 on these backroads.
Thanks for more great pics! Stunning resolution! Camera? Lens? Awesome!

You're right, not many can go 55 on that beat up stuff ... but some of the reprobates I ride with may try These rides are more like unofficial races.
I stay out of trouble at the back. :roll eyes:

In my experience a well set up dual sport is really the ideal bike for such roads. My old DR650 just soaks up the pot holes and square edge hits nicely.
Ohlins shock, DDC valves and springs up front.

Also, some 250's are extremely capable on such roads. The DR650 is not fast with just 40 HP ... but on roads like that I can keep the KTM 1290's behind me on the downhill sections... believe it or not.

Only drawback is weak brakes. Not dangerous but no Ducati! But corner speed can be HIGH, so you rarely need much braking. With the right tires the DR650 just shrugs off loose gravel, sand and even wet. With Corbin seat I rarely get slammed, can move all over the bike and no butt pain until maybe 8 hour mark. The DR650 calls for LOW tire pressures which helps mitigate bump impact some.

What pressures you running on your Hyper? I run about 30 PSI front/rear, seems fine. The DR650 calls for 22 front/25 rear. Most ill informed owners run higher ... at their peril.

My Hyper is much better once things smooth out a bit and pace picks up. So nice! But for the truly knarly secret roads you've discovered, you really owe it to yourself to try a simple dual sport. Either 650 or 250. The long travel, 21" front and Plush suspension make you fearless on such roads. ... and pain free!

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Old June 7th, 2017, 02:44 PM   #35
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How do you like the Metzeler Roadtecs? My tires are getting to the end of their useful life.
Excellent grip. Gravel and wet tar strips leaned over did offer the expected slip sideways.

Tire life is looking to be exceptional.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 02:45 PM   #36
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The road photos are iPhone 7. Others are with Sony RX100M3.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 05:28 PM   #37
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In my experience a well set up dual sport is really the ideal bike for such roads.
What pressures you running on your Hyper? I run about 30 PSI front/rear, seems fine.

My Hyper is much better once things smooth out a bit and pace picks up. So nice! But for the truly knarly secret roads you've discovered, you really owe it to yourself to try a simple dual sport. Either 650 or 250. The long travel, 21" front
I'm a one bike guy now. One that has to do everything from 100 mph blasts on fast sweepers to these beat-up backroads. Even the odd unsaved forest service road.

The Hyper does the trick.

As for tire pressure, I set both to 36 before I leave Texas then never look at it again.

I've had two different KTMs, ATK, Hondas, etc... Been there, done that. The little Hyper packs well on the back of my car for my cross country travel. Loads and unloads in a couple minutes.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 05:39 PM   #38
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Old June 7th, 2017, 06:18 PM   #39
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We ended up riding 8 days.

The planned routes yielded to a lot of field adjustment making for tracks that will look a lot different than the plan.

However, you may get an idea as to the specific ride boundaries from this image.

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Old June 10th, 2017, 05:37 AM   #40
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