Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
I had the same question regarding which tires to change to. I first ran a combination of E07 rear and TKC80 front. I think this is really very good in soft sand situations, but you have to decide how much of this you are going to do. I also ran the E07's front and rear, and finally settled on these for everyday use.
I have just spent 2 weeks riding in the Western Cape mountains and was very happy with how the tires performed. On tar surfaces the tire pressures were 2.5 bar rear and 2.2 bar front. Off the tarmac the pressures were 1.8 bar front and rear. (It was only me, 80kg's, a tank bag, 1 kg and a tool bag on the rear seat, 5kg'.)
My conclusion is that I will use this combination for everyday use and when I go on a trip where I know the conditions will be extreme or there will be rain (mud) I will stick the TKC80 on the front.
Africa Twin 2016 - Current
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