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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 07:06 AM
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Does anyone think the oem were good.i want to feel confident at speed in the wet so am wondering will I change tyres minute I get bike.im from Ireland were the norm is wet.i will mostly be on tar,maybe 85-15%???? Maybe more with a little confidence ?
I am in Canada and like the oem tires ,I only put 400 klms on my oems but they seemed to work great in the twisties ,I did change them out for knobby type tires as I purchased the AT with the intention of heavy dirt riding,but will be keeping the oem"s if I decide on any extended pavement trips in the future,as was mentioned earlier maybe we got a different tire over here because there seems to be quite a few riders from across the pond that are unhappy with them.
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The OEM's aren't that bad. I put 3k miles on them before I changed them out for a TKC80 m&s front and a K60 scout rear. Once I got caught in a monsoon rain (Typical Pacific north west weather)for at least an hour at speeds up to 75 mph with no problems. The only gripe I had was on gravel they were really squirrely.
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Guys,

What do these (any make) dual purpose tyres handle like on the road, especially in the wet?

Whenever i speak to anyone about getting some, they always say they suck for road use, which is kind obvious really, but are they really bad?

I will be mainly commuting, and using the bike for a bit of fun when i am off, so dont want it to be awesome off road and then scary as **** on the road.
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I am in the same boat as u Burkey.mostly on road with a bit of fun.has anyone found the right combination for say85-15% road/back roads????
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Hi Drum Dog.

So far I only have 3600 km on the set. It may be too early to tell and the rear tire milage will not be a good indication.
Because the AT is a new toy, and I am trying to get the best out of it, there is a lot of sliding into and spinning out of corners.
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I would like to try the TKC80 front / Midas E07 rear combo myself; I have been thinking about at some point getting some alpina rims and keeping a full set of TKC 80s on those and the Midas E07s on the stock rims also, but $$$....

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Does anyone think the oem were good.i want to feel confident at speed in the wet so am wondering will I change tyres minute I get bike.im from Ireland were the norm is wet.i will mostly be on tar,maybe 85-15%???? Maybe more with a little confidence ?
I wouldn't say they are good, they are nowhere near the Angel GT's that I had on a previous bike. In the dry they are fine, in the wet you have to be careful but don't worry they won't instantly kill you lol

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I elected to try the Shinko 804/805's and so far I'm very happy with them. Too soon to tell how long they will last though. My only reservation is on the rear which has no aggressive side knobs for crawling out of ruts or for side hill riding. I have other bikes for that so it may not be an issue. I was quite surprised at how little difference there was in noise and ride quality on pavement compared to the stock tires.
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As stated in a previous thread, if you are riding mainly on the tar, I would seriously suggest the Pirelli range of tyres. My suggestion would be SCORPION MT90/AT. Visit their web page and you can view their full range.
I think that if you are looking at the occasional dirt road, then buying anything with agressive tread is not a good idea. The Mefo explorer is one of them to keep away from. They are just plain dangerous in the wet and in my opinion not worth the efforts. They have serious problems with delamination tear (mine lasted one ride). The company gave me a full refund and you can read about them on line!
Midas are a great tyre for 50/50 EO7's (not the front - useless on the gravel). The rear lasts and lasts. You can expect to get 6-8000km if you are not an agressive rider.
As previously stated, look up Motoz, made for Aussie conditions which means good for almost any condition perhaps the ice and snow! The explorer range is surperb, but in my opinion the front is loose in the sand, but fantastic in the dirt, gravel and rocks.
My suggestion for anyone wanting a great off road (real off road), combination is:
Motoz Tractionator Adventure (Rear), if you can purchase them outside Oz.
TKC 80 front
Yes! you do get what you pay for, don't skimp when it comes to tyre choice.
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I am really pleased (so far with 500 miles on em) with the TKC80 front with a K60 scout rear. I hope they wear well. Mostly tar/chip seal with the occasional fire/logging road.
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