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Ruger November 13th, 2011 03:38 PM

The Compromise Tire Thread
 
Since I'm as likely to be on pavement as I am off road, when the factory tires need to be replaced I think I should at least consider a maybe a 50/50 tire or a 30% street/70% off road tire. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.

This is a 2011 FE570S. Front tire is a 90/90-21 and the rear is a 140/80-18.

Thanks in advance for contributing your wisdom and experience.

retroone November 13th, 2011 05:06 PM

Re: The Compromise Tire Thread
 
Tubless and MT 43 front and rear. This what I like but who am I.

Ruger November 13th, 2011 05:55 PM

Re: The Compromise Tire Thread
 
retroone, who makes the MT 43?

And how do you go tubeless on spoked wheels???

retroone November 13th, 2011 06:13 PM

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http://www.nuetech.com/
Pirelli MT43 Trials DOT Tires (stiffer side walls)

brian011952 November 13th, 2011 06:35 PM

Re: The Compromise Tire Thread
 
I run more dirt than asphalt, but the Kenda Trackmaster 760's work well off road and do fine on the street. They will wiggle around a little when you push them on the street, but they have always given good overall life for the abuse they take and they are a bargain at under $100 for a complete set.

Ruger November 13th, 2011 08:35 PM

Re: The Compromise Tire Thread
 
Does anybody have any experience with the Continental TKC80 tires? Supposedly they're intended for 60% off-road and 40% road use.

steve November 13th, 2011 11:59 PM

Re: The Compromise Tire Thread
 
As previously reported, the Tubliss nearly killed me when it catastrophically failed on the front of my FE650. Great concept, too much pain.

On my Suzi adventurer I like Mitas E09s up back and Dunlop 606 or Pirelli MT21 up front. For ultimate lfe, the Mitas E07 has gone 10,000 kms for me and others, and its not been babied. Last longer than the fronts, which go about 6-7,000 kms and match the E09. Give and take riding, about 30/70 sealed/unsealed to fire trail including desert.

FWIW
Steve
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=646076

Satex November 14th, 2011 08:11 PM

Re: The Compromise Tire Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruger
Does anybody have any experience with the Continental TKC80 tires? Supposedly they're intended for 60% off-road and 40% road use.

TKC 80's are a decent 50-50 tire, but I prefer Dunlop 606's. Similar mileage, slightly more offroad focus, and usually much cheaper. Dunlop 908 on the rear is another great choice for big bore dual sports.

steve November 14th, 2011 11:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Satex
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruger
Does anybody have any experience with the Continental TKC80 tires? Supposedly they're intended for 60% off-road and 40% road use.

TKC 80's are a decent 50-50 tire, but I prefer Dunlop 606's. Similar mileage, slightly more offroad focus, and usually much cheaper. Dunlop 908 on the rear is another great choice for big bore dual sports.

I've seen a number of 'melted' and shredded 908s out here on bikes like 990s. Not worth it for Oz outback.

Steve

Ruger November 15th, 2011 03:56 AM

Re: The Compromise Tire Thread
 
Thanks Satex, the D606 looks like THE tire for my purposes, but they don't make a rear tire for my FE570S - 140/80-18. Nuts!


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