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post #91 of 108 (permalink) Old 11-23-2016, 06:27 AM
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Hi,

My opinion is completely different....

I have now one MEFO Super Explorer on the rear, and im very Satisfied with it, is an honest 50/50 tyre.
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post #92 of 108 (permalink) Old 11-23-2016, 04:25 PM
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Just placing my vote for Mitas E07 tyres.

I had been wanting a 50/50 tyre that wouldn't compromise the road performance of the AT. I rode my cousins Transalp which had Heidenau K60 Scouts and they didn't impress me largely because they vibrated due to the tread pattern. The smooth feeling on road was gone after hoping off the AT with its OEM tyres. I know this sounds surprising because of the centre strip on the rear tyre, but that was my experience. The front, which was the same make was probably to blame here.

I then road a VStrom with the E07 tyres on and they immediately felt smooth on the bitumen and there was no noticeable road noise or hum from them.

So a set was ordered and fitted and I have just returned from a 800 km trek over mostly bitumen and some dirt roads and they surprised me how good they performed. The bike drops quickly in and out of corners, the grip was fantastic, the bike is still smooth and I couldn't notice road noise from the tyres either. On the dirt, they were more confidence inspiring than the OEM Dunlops, but that's not too hard really. They tyres hooked up well in the dirt and gravel but I'd imagine like many tyres they would struggle in the mud. Personally, I only ride when the weather is fine so this isn't going to be a major issue to me. To think some riders are getting 15 000 kms out of these is an added bonus. Furthermore, they are not all that expensive compared to many similar dual sport tyres. I paid Aus 220 for the rear and 120 for the front.

So far I'm really happy with these. For the record I didn't go the Dakar versions which are even stronger in the side walls. I have however heard reports that these don't handle as well due to the weight of the tyres causing some balancing issues??? Can't speak from experience here.

I hope this feedback helps.

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post #93 of 108 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 01:50 PM
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I have recently installed the Heidenau K60 tyres. Great in off-road conditions and also good for road use.
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I'm liking my Shinko 804/805 tyres. They are similar to the TKC80 but not made of chocolate and a lot cheaper. The on-road grip is surprisingly good too.
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I'm liking my Shinko 804/805 tyres. They are similar to the TKC80 but not made of chocolate and a lot cheaper. The on-road grip is surprisingly good too.
How are they on gravel type road?
Im also curious how many miles you think they will go.
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post #97 of 108 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 10:22 PM
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I have been using k60 Heidenau tires and for the riding I do they are really great. 70% off road, Good grip on pavement [can drag my toes] good on forestry roads, gravel, not to good in mud. Picture's of tires with 12500 kms on rear the front with about 4500 kms on it. Had to replace front because of 1/2 hole.
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post #98 of 108 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 06:47 PM
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I'm picking up my AT on Tuesday and managed to get the original Dunlops swapped for TA2's. Thanks to DavyF from here the dealer bought two sets when he got his.

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post #99 of 108 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 07:06 PM
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Good decision....

I bought a set of Alpina wheels and of course fitted the TA2's....
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post #100 of 108 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 08:00 PM
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Good to see phots it helps us new to adventure riding decide on tyre choice. Thanks
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