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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on the best dual purpose front tyre?

Now that we've had these Twins for awhile, I'm wondering what every ones collective thoughts are around the best dual sport front tyre.

I have a Mitas E07 and it has been fairly good, although it has a vague feeling on the road in the twisties and when it gets muddy, it struggles as it isn't a knobbie.

My thoughts are next time I'd consider the following rears - Mitas E07, Motoz Tractionator GPS or even a Shinko 805.

With the first two options, you will get heaps of miles out of the rear, the last option gives you more dirt performance, however reports say they are pretty good on the road too. All be it, they don't last as long.

With the aim to have dirt performance and grip on the tar, I know some say the TKC 80 is king. It is often mounted with other combos on the rear.

Has anyone else mixed up tyre combos and what are your thoughts?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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Just read on another site where this combo is liked because they are both radial tyres.

"I am currently running the Anakee wild up front and the TKC70 on the rear."
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TKC80 front with K60 scout rear. I like these but they are a little vibey on tarmac.
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On my expereice, if you want good grip on dirt and confidence on pavement, anlas caprax is doing the job ( knobby ). The front last about 10.000 km. The rear between 5.000 and 7.000 km, depending on riding ( mainly on how much spinning you do on dirt ). I am on my 3rd set of caprax
They have lasted longer than karoo 3 and TKC 80.
If you want something road oriented but with good front grip on dirt, mix a front knobby with a rear like TKC 70. That rear will last about the same as the front. ( my experience with my previous motorcycle )
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I've got Pirelli Scorpion Rally on the front and Dunlop D908RR(140/80-18) on the rear. Good combo for both on and off-road. They have run 1,500km till now and are expected to last 5,000-6,000km.
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On my expereice, if you want good grip on dirt and confidence on pavement, anlas caprax is doing the job ( knobby ). The front last about 10.000 km. The rear between 5.000 and 7.000 km, depending on riding ( mainly on how much spinning you do on dirt ). I am on my 3rd set of caprax
They have lasted longer than karoo 3 and TKC 80.
If you want something road oriented but with good front grip on dirt, mix a front knobby with a rear like TKC 70. That rear will last about the same as the front. ( my experience with my previous motorcycle )
"Anlas Caprax????"

Never actually heard of these in Australia. Look like an interesting option. I'll investigate into these further.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-22-2017, 10:08 PM
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I'm running continental TKC 70 front and rear have 2,500 hard miles 70 street 30 dirt still looking new love these tires.
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I have the Shinko 804, 805 combo. My Next set will be a D606 Dunlop front and a TKC80 rear.
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