Noise of the TKC80, mine seemed pretty quit at first then one day after well broken in, noticed is seemed a little loud.I hate the TKC80 (the rear wears insanely fast and flat, the front is viby and noisy). I've gone through about 7-8 sets of Shinkos 804808-805 on a Triumph Scrambler, R9T UGS, Africa Twin 2017 and 2019, and have tried them on a Tiger 800 and they are simply brilliant and I still can't believe how cheap they are. And I've never had a flat with Shinkos I think VicAT you just had bad luck
Absolutely, and not just the Dakar version - this is the reason I have not tried it although I would like. TKC80 and TKC70 are fine to get off/on with levers, the Pirelli Rally STR more difficult. 1.5 year ago that I went to Morocco and ventured in the desert I did put the TKC80 on the rear wheel, it is also much better than E07/E07+/STR on the sand.
Yes, this is the one I meant. Excellent tyre, especially the rear, marginally better than the TKC80 off road but it does not last as long and also has pretty stiff side walls, making it very difficult to get it off/on with levers to change the inner tube.XL George - do you mean the Anakee Wild? Looks like an interesting tyre....
Not so. Just repaired an E-10 Dakar flat. Beads broken, one side off, tube replaced. The key is a little lube and to keep the bead in the drop when levering back on - and yes it is a stiff tyre but not a problem. An hour-15 total time from starting to pull out tools to packed up and riding away.