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Old 01-10-2013, 09:20 AM   #1632
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Originally Posted by slider162 View Post
So I'm an idiot when it comes to tires. I fell in love with the Michelin T63 tires when I had the BMW G650GS Sertao. But they don't have the stock size for the Tiger 800XC. Would the Michelin T63 130/80-17 rear work on the XC?
Like fbj said, the T63 rear is too small, but I had good performance and mileage out of the T63 front last winter. However, I like the IRC TR8 Battle Rally front even better. It turns in and holds a line better on the street. Dirt manners are about the same. It's about half the price of a TKC80 and has wider knob spacing. I'm running a TKC on the rear. The tread is about half gone after 700 miles.
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