Quick Trip around Lake Superior

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by Trash, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    It's likely just a paper cut out that fits in the gauge to display the numbers. I think the 2008/09 where the only models sold in Canada.
  2. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    I used the TKC70 once(and only once) not buying that again.

    I found that it didn't have a long life, and noisy as heck on the bike.

    That goes with the H Scouts as well. Not going there again.

    FOr me now, if there is going to be a lot of off road riding, the TCK80s work for me (short life) and more hwy (which is what I am mostly doing now) I prefer the Anakee IIIs.

    That being said, for an inexpensive tire, the Shinko 705 are well worth the money.....

    There, got that rant outta me....lol

    let the debates commence....
  3. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    After the early accelerated wear on my TKC-70s this Summer, I purchased a set of the new Michelin Anakee Adventure 80/20 tires on sale, and they are waiting in the crawl space for when my current tires wear out, so for better or worse, I will be giving them a try next year. Since no two riders are exactly alike, buying tires based on someone else’s recommendation is risky business for sure! :p

    Oops! It looks like I am hijacking my own ride report! :eek:
  4. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Well, since this thread is hijacked to death, I might add that the same tire also can wear differently on different bikes, maybe bike weight and geometry all play a factory. The front TKC80 on my Varadero is a 19" and wear pattern is different that the 21" TKC80 on my 1290, and the 21" is lasting much longer so far.
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I had been a few years without riding and when I got back out I realized the old man eyes had got me and I couldn’t read the route numbers on my map. My solution? Maui Jim sunglasses has a US custom program, where you can choose any fra,es with any lenses and get readers built in. I got a set with 1.50’s and they were a game changer! Love’em plus my opinion is tha5 Maui’s have the best lenses on the market. I have 6 pairs amd I always buy glass lenses for superior c
    Arithmetic and durability. My oldest pair is close to 20 years old an$ has barely a scratch.
  6. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    A funny thing happened to me on my way around Lake Superior... :rolleyes:
  7. regfu

    regfu New Member

    So need new skins, and thinking try Shinko on 1150 GS. Good to better experience?
  8. JMP

    JMP Member

    My FJR is a US bike, has MPH on the outside and KPH on the inside, hard to see KM's. At 90 degrees you have exceeded Cdn speed limits....

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  9. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    I can never understand why Manufacturers put a 180 mph speedometer on a motorcycle with a top speed of maybe 130 mph. Just makes it harder to read your current speed at a glance. o_O
  10. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    FJR won't do the 180 mph but will do 150 honest mph as measured by GPS. (Probably 160 on the speedo) I haven't had mine that fast.
  11. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    I am lucky to have taken that little jaunt when I did!
    It was snowing in the Arrowhead of Minnesota last evening. :eek:
  12. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Ride around Superior can be incredibly beautiful or incredibly ugly. I have experienced both - even in June or July.
    As bad as the Atlantic coast. Maybe worse.
  13. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I don’t know about that. Pizzaman was crossing the island just before Canada Day and just made it here ahead of the snow.
  14. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Lake Superior can serve up some pretty nasty weather year round, but snow in July is stretching it, if only by a little.
  15. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I didn't hit snow at the time but wasn't far off. North side and an entire day of wind off the water, rain and drizzle. Temperatures probably averaged around 6 or 7 °C and I was hypothermic by the time I got off the bike at the end of the day. (mid-June for that trip, I think) Wawa Ontario to Winnipeg for that very long and miserable day.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2019

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