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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-03-2017, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Greetings from Northern Thailand

Been riding my 2012 Versys for almost a year now. Aside from the rattly fairings, which I've worked on 6 times now, the bike is doing great.

Me and my wife are getting into touring, and if all goes well, we're planning a 14 day ride into Burma at the end of the year.

Great to be here. Thanks all for the great content on the forum - it's already proven very helpful.

Rgrds, Andy
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-03-2017, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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And for my mandatory second post... I've been riding Pirelli MT60's for the last few K.

Saw a thread discussing tire choices and was surprised that these weren't really brought up. Here in Thailand, they're a very popular choice for a lot of mid-sized bikes.

I realise they don't get great millage, but the way I see it that's a trade-off for better handling. I definitely feel more confident on these than I did on the Scorpion Trails that the bike came with.

Curious of people's thoughts on this, although I'm not really expecting too many answers in this thread.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-03-2017, 03:47 PM
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aboard, Andy.

I use my tires 'fairly' aggressively, but well short of 'dragging a knee'. Presently I'm using Shinko E705 tires, but ContiMotions will be installed for my cross-Canada ride in July, simply because I'd need a tire-change enroute if I used the Shinkos.

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