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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2017, 09:44:49 »
We use here " kilometrage " but we don't speak English !  ;D
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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2017, 13:55:40 »

Mileage is a phrase of saying, eg my current mileage is 7200 km. That's my story and I'm sticking to it :P  ;D

I couldn't think of a metric equivalent or find one searching on the internet and all the main dictionaries I looked at defined "Mileage" as a specific term relating to Miles and not a generic term for distance.

Perhaps there is a need to create a new word, any suggestions ?

I'll stick to mileage since that seems to be the correct English to express the amount of kilometres done on a motor-vehicle  ;D :-*
But open for suggestions for a new word... perhaps we should open a contest?  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2017, 17:19:00 »

Mileage is a phrase of saying, eg my current mileage is 7200 km. That's my story and I'm sticking to it :P  ;D

I couldn't think of a metric equivalent or find one searching on the internet and all the main dictionaries I looked at defined "Mileage" as a specific term relating to Miles and not a generic term for distance.

Perhaps there is a need to create a new word, any suggestions ?

I'll stick to mileage since that seems to be the correct English to express the amount of kilometres done on a motor-vehicle  ;D :-*
But open for suggestions for a new word... perhaps we should open a contest?  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2017, 23:16:37 »
Bernard, you should ban your own post as off-topic!
;D Yes, me too wondering why the Admins are spamming my thread...  ;D

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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2017, 00:15:15 »
Excellent. I hope you get a long mileage/kilometrage out of them  ;D .



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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2017, 12:43:12 »
Bernard, you should ban your own post as off-topic!
;D Yes, me too wondering why the Admins are spamming my thread...  ;D

To get back on the right track again, here´s a picture of my new tires that arrived today. So now I know what to do in the weekend  ;D


I have bad experiences with Anakee II and III :(

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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2017, 21:11:27 »
144000 km. You must have gone through quite a lot of final drive units and bevel boxes in that time, not to mention all the electrical problems you've surely suffered. You must be in double figures for head replacements and as for forks I dread to think. You are probably on your 3rd or 4th exhaust system as it is renowned for cracking and failing. I'm sure you are on first name terms with your local technician.................................................OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, my mistake.. wrong forum.

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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2017, 23:57:20 »
I have bad experiences with Anakee II and III :(
Well, I haven´t. I´ve done 131500 km on Anakee II now, and they´ve never let me down, neither in dry nor wet conditions VCIF_ok . And it´s not because I don´t challenges them, it´s the only tires ever that I´ve worn the knobs on the edges away...

I hope you get a long mileage/kilometrage out of them  ;D .
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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2017, 03:04:26 »
I much prefer II over III's.
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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2017, 09:46:40 »
I´ve heard that from others too, MrKiwi. But I´ve never tried the III myself, as I´m very happy with the II  ;D
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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2017, 19:52:05 »
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To get back on the right track again, here´s a picture of my new tires that arrived today. So now I know what to do in the weekend  ;D



Hi,

On the sticker of these tires I can see TL / TT references (meaning as far as I know, tubeless and tube type, respectively). Does anyone know if these same tires are compatible with both types of use?


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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2017, 20:29:59 »
That´s correct, TL = TubeLess, TT = Tube Type, and yes, these tires are indeed intended for use both with or without a tube, as many of Michelin´s tires are.
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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2017, 20:35:49 »
And many of the continental too  VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2017, 23:19:11 »
Got the rear tire replaced today and checked and cleaned the rear brake too. Replaced the two bearings in the wheel too, but not the one in the sprocket flange, as experience tells me that this bearing last much longer than the two others.
There was no sign of wear in the bearings, but as they had done 67000 km now and the originally mounted smashed at 78500 km, I thought that I´d rather replace them now when the wheel was dismounted anyway. It´s quite easy and the bearings doesn´t cost that much (and I had them in stock ;D).

Got the wheel back in place and made me a cup of workshop-coffee on one of my old Primuses (or, in fact it is a Radius, same same, but different ;D ):



Afterwards I dismounted the front wheel and replaced the tire. The bearings in the front wheel has never been replaced so I wanted to do that too, but as I had only got two of those bearings in stock and it´s the same as one of the rear wheel bearings, I only had one left now ::)
So now it´ll have to wait until Monday when I can get another one, in the meantime, tomorrow I´ll check and clean the front brakes so everything is ready to mount when I get the bearing ;D
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Re: Varadero 144000 km service.
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2017, 00:32:33 »
A true man cave...  VCIF_ok
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