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    Quote Originally Posted by GunNut37086 View Post
    Glad to see I'm not the only one...

    I started down that same road and could tell it was about to start getting expensive. Luckily, I stopped before i got to tires and suspension and bought a used KLR off of Craigslist.

    It cost less than all the mods needed to make the NC as dirt-worthy as possible. I got a 2nd bike now that is more capable than my NC could ever be. I couldn't be happier and have what I think is the ideal combo of rides.

    2 bikes to love for the win
    I even bought a 19" front wheel and did months of research on the conversion !!
    I realized one day that no matter how much $$$$ I threw at it it was never going to be the bike I needed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nortwestrider View Post
    I even bought a 19" front wheel and did months of research on the conversion !!
    I realized one day that no matter how much $$$$ I threw at it it was never going to be the bike I needed.
    Just got my KLR Monday and already see why they sell so many...great all around bike. I really like it.

    I'm still married to my NC...just seeing a KLR on the side.

    "I shall pass this way but once. Any good that I can do or any kindness I can show; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." - Etienne de Grellet (Quaker Missionary)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunNut37086 View Post
    Just got my KLR Monday and already see why they sell so many...great all around bike. I really like it.

    I'm still married to my NC...just seeing a KLR on the side.
    I'm married to my KLR,seeing my XR on the side !!.




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    what was the over all like and dislike now you had time to run them awhile.

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    705 front tire........plenty of tread depth left after 7800

    Plenty of tread depth left after 7800 miles but getting noisy and rough ride. Feathering and uneven wear if becoming a problem. No real complaints or concerns pretty much normal wear.......

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    I've put about 250 miles on shinko 705s on front and rear and so far I like them a lot. I love how it handles and I actually like the scrambler look of the bike without the front fender! I have the bolts and pieces to raise my fender but I'm going to continue to ride it without a fender since I just ride highways. It is little bit more noisier on the road but I don't mind that at all. Curious to see how many miles I can do on theses set.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kumatae View Post
    I've put about 250 miles on shinko 705s on front and rear and so far I like them a lot. I love how it handles and I actually like the scrambler look of the bike without the front fender! I have the bolts and pieces to raise my fender but I'm going to continue to ride it without a fender since I just ride highways. It is little bit more noisier on the road but I don't mind that at all. Curious to see how many miles I can do on theses set.
    Is the front fender off because you installed a 705 in a size other than 120/70-17?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Is the front fender off because you installed a 705 in a size other than 120/70-17?
    Yes, I believe shinko recently released 120/70-17 in the 705s. So folks here have been ordering the 130/80-17 and it rubs. Haven't verified it myself but I'll just trust them. Can't beat $65 for the front and $85 for the rear. I can definitely feel the height increase of the bike as I can no longer flat foot it.


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