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Offline CaptainTrips

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Re: Tire selection.......
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2018, 04:23:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by anaheimtex [+]
I like 80/20 type of tires because on long rides may come across a dirt/trail I want to travel.
I've asked this before in another thread, but do you really find that an 80/20 tire like the Anakee III would feel significantly different on a gravel road than a 100% road tire?
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Re: Tire selection.......
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2018, 05:17:02 PM »
Anakee IIIs


I did everything other than mud and sand on those - that rubber is something else man, it's really a special kind of tyre. No pressure adjustment, just get on the trail, do this, get off the trail onto tarmac and keep on carving... I cannot vouch for any other 80/20 rated tyre - I hate Tourances for example. Are they 80/20 I don't even know.

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Re: Tire selection.......
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2018, 06:10:58 PM »
I prefer the 80/20 tires on my ADV bikes because many of the "paved" roads I ride on in Northern Cal are often closer to fire roads where a little extra bite is useful. I run Dunlop Trailsmarts on my little tiger and love them - great grip, long wear.  Plan on putting them on the 1200 when OEMs are used up.  I run PR4s on my Sprint ST 955 as it pretty much has a constant diet of smooth roads and carving sweepers. 

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Re: Tire selection.......
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2018, 08:26:46 PM »
Hard packed dirt is about the same as wet pavement. Knobby tire are the only way to go for mud,snow,sand, and such. Obviously they are not great on pavement. Pilots I would not want on anything dirt. Not much different than slicks.
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 08:50:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by anaheimtex [+]
Hard packed dirt is about the same as wet pavement. Knobby tire are the only way to go for mud,snow,sand, and such. Obviously they are not great on pavement. Pilots I would not want on anything dirt. Not much different than slicks.

Agreed - though there are knobbies and there are knobbies. Two up, Mitas E07 Dakkar edition (reinforced sidewalls)
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I have no problem with lean angle and speed, even when two up... But braking and > 80 mph is something else, of course. Those knobs bend and flex and release and cause all sorts of wobbles and loss of traction due to less contact patch.
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Re: Tire selection.......
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2018, 11:52:43 AM »
I did a lot of reading when it was time to change the set of Trail II tyres that I got my bike with. I was trying to decide if I should get dual sport tyres (and if dual sport, what balance of road / offroad) or road tyres. Eventually I decided to get dual sport tyres because I prefer to know that my tyres will grip up nicely if I turn onto gravel or dirt (it can happen quite unexpectedly around here) and I am not racing the bike on the road, so the slightly reduced ability of the tyres would be nothing compared to my lack of ability overall. However, a critical criterion for me was also the grip in the wet.

I didn't want the Mitas E07 because every dual sport bike in the basement parking at my work has them and personally I find them ugly. I was quite drawn to the Motoz Tractionator GPS but stock was a problem and they are quite expensive.

In the end, I got Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres and I certainly don't regret it. They grip superbly in the dry, the wet and on the dirt. They made the bike feel so much lighter and maneuverable. So far after about 2,500 km, they are not showing any significant wear yet and a guy that I spoke to (with a GS) said he gets about 12,000 km out of his and he has had a few sets already.

Oh, yeah, also I think that they look awesome.


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Re: Tire selection.......
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2018, 06:52:51 PM »
Hi i will be fitting the Metis e07 on next as im planning some off road stuff in the rockies dirt and gravel.  :821:

 


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