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    tyre recommendations.



    Can anyone recommend tyres for ER-6n for a ermh... difficult roads. Lets just say that I need to drive from Ulan Batoor (Mongolia) to Kiev in Ukraine.

    Thats about 7.500 km but half of it is pretty bad almost like off road driving and I know this bike is not best for those roads, but what kind of tyres would you recommend?
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    Re: tyre recommendations.



    Quote Originally Posted by 0zz1
    Can anyone recommend tyres for ER-6n for a ermh... difficult roads. Lets just say that I need to drive from Ulan Batoor (Mongolia) to Kiev in Ukraine.

    Thats about 7.500 km but half of it is pretty bad almost like off road driving and I know this bike is not best for those roads, but what kind of tyres would you recommend?

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    E6r-n Financing



    Hi All,

    I tried to look up the info on the Kawa website and it was all in Thai. Some are financing it? I would let my wife do it...

    I'm excited about the boost for the market thanks to Kawasaki!

    Ride on,

    Chris

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    Re: tyre recommendations.



    Quote Originally Posted by 0zz1
    Can anyone recommend tyres for ER-6n for a ermh... difficult roads. Lets just say that I need to drive from Ulan Batoor (Mongolia) to Kiev in Ukraine.

    Thats about 7.500 km but half of it is pretty bad almost like off road driving and I know this bike is not best for those roads, but what kind of tyres would you recommend?
    Been VERY happy with the Pirelli MT60's on my ER6n



    Not sure they'd last 7500km though...



    Seems a good dual sport balance for mostly road riding-



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    Geez Tony; regardless of the tyres, I'm really looking forward to reading about that ride!
    All the best with it.
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    I did the first 1'200 km before service on the Mae Sariang - Mai Sot loop. Just love it . I am just a "touring guy" and have no other "technical" comments than very smooth and easy riding.



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    Nice looking 2010 ER6n!
    Can't quite tell from your pics- did you re-spray her gray or pearl white?
    Happy Trails!
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    She's a beauty in white. I think it's the Kawa official white kit, no?

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    I am not good enough in spraying ! Yes Nikster, it is the official kit from Kawa (for white lovers). Just 10'000 THB and, in addition, you get all the black parts, if one day mood is changing. I found it quite amazing! It is a pearl white, of course I found it lovely , but it is certainly a question of taste.
    It seems that this colour is for models exported to Europe and they kept some here, if I understood well.
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    Only 10,000 Baht for a color change? Very cool!

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    ... love is blind, I would have paid more (even without the black spare parts) ... but no need to tell Kawa about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jurgen
    I did the first 1'200 km before service on the Mae Sariang - Mai Sot loop. Just love it . I am just a "touring guy" and have no other "technical" comments than very smooth and easy riding.


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    your advise was big part in the decsion to buy it ! Regards from Seoul Jurgen
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    A lot of folks are looking for a good aftermarket screen for their ER6n and the choices from Givi and Puig leave something to be desired.

    Just spotted this creative solution the other day-


    It's the stock Kawasaki windscreen from the Ninja 650R/ER6f



    WAY bigger than the little screens on offer from Puig and Givi and at only 600 Baht it's a fraction of the cost as well!


    Just have to have the mounting brackets made up- pretty simple job that just about any metal working shop should be able to do for a few hundred Baht.

    Apologies for the terrible quality pics- taken with phone camera.

    Ride On!

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    Was considering to have something mounted today (leaving for an Isan tour tomorrow). Now I hesitate! Maybe I better let it open till I am back. Thank you for the hint
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    Thanks for that Tony....doesn't look too fugly .....may look into it for doing some long distance miles. Agree with you on the Puig / Givi screens....over priced crap.

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    Finally, and for aesthetic reasons only, I choose the Puig. Colourless shield looked less intrusive on a white bike than other options. As for deflection efficiency, it's better than nothing but probably not really worth 100 beers!



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    I don't think that big "f" fairing will hold up at speeds. Has it been tested at speeds over 130km/h? With a better mount I'd go for that version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KZ
    I don't think that big "f" fairing will hold up at speeds. Has it been tested at speeds over 130km/h? With a better mount I'd go for that version.
    Dunno... HTWoodson had a similar set up on his ER6n that held up fine until he crashed and it got ripped off...

    In his case he bought an aftermarket screen for a Z1000 and had the mounting hardware made in Chiang Mai. It was a BIG screen.

    Also, you can't tell from my crappy pics, but Ninja650R screen on the ER6n actually rests against the instrument cluster with a hard foam type damper in between the screen and the gauge, so that should also support the screen when it's being pushed back by wind at higher speeds.

    Not sure if that makes any sense... I did yank on the screen and the hardware seemed pretty solid.

    Ride On!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jurgen
    Finally, and for aesthetic reasons only, I choose the Puig. Colourless shield looked less intrusive on a white bike than other options. As for deflection efficiency, it's better than nothing but probably not really worth 100 beers!



    I have the same screen - I think it works surprisingly well, given its teeny-tiny size. But as you said, there are no other options unless you want your shiny beautiful new bike to get hit with the ugly stick. Aesthetics are perfect for the clear Puig.

    The Ninja 650 one seems like it would be a whole lot more effective, and it's probably only about 1500 with decent mounting brackets. That would be my main worry - there's a lot of wind pressure on the screen, even more on a bigger screen. The Puig seems rock solid in this regard - the flat rectangular mounting brackets are 1 cm wide in wind direction which should be fine at any speed.

    Do they make the Ninja screen in clear? If so I'm sold

    PS: Is the Puig screen overpriced? On the one hand, sure, it's a small piece of plastic and some none too fancy holders for a cool BHT 6,000. On the other hand, between this and no screen, it's definitely worth the money. Perfect would be the Ninja screen in clear...

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