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Old 05-01-2008, 12:24 PM   #31
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The Continental tyres are made in a few places around the world, and quite often (as is the case here) the front is made in one country (Korea), the rear is made in another (Germany). go figure. I would be interested in posts from other users on the sidewall markings- where their tyres came from?

Since it was asked at the beginning of the thread, I just checked my ContiTrail Attacks which were OEM on my '08 GS. Just as with Chris's tires, my front was also from Korea, and the rear from Germany.

Oh, and I love 'em!

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Old 05-01-2008, 07:16 PM   #32
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thats all good news guys...thx!
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:20 AM   #33
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Just got a set for $510 here in sydney.
to go on a 19/17 wheelset for the KTM 950.

Chris, where did you get your set for $420?
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:18 PM   #34
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I peeled off the Tourances, which I had no complaints about..the Trail Attack's turn in way quicker, but don't cause oversteer to the point of freaking out or anything, more like a lot less input needed at the bars...very smooth and stable. A good road tire, haven't tried them in the gravel yet.
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:52 PM   #35
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Pressure

So how much pressure are you finding that works well with the Conti T/A's and how is the bike set up?

I just mounted a set on my R12GS, I'm about 225 lbs in gear and normally ride with Michatec bags without much in them.

I'm thinking about going 36psi front/rear 42psi
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:32 PM   #36
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So how much pressure are you finding that works well with the Conti T/A's and how is the bike set up?

I just mounted a set on my R12GS, I'm about 225 lbs in gear and normally ride with Michatec bags without much in them.

I'm thinking about going 36psi front/rear 42psi
I'm 98kg w/o gear. that's 216lb in imperial so I'm a touch heavier, but nothing to write home about.

I run with bar- on the front I find that running at 2.2 (32psi) - 2.3 (33 psi) is good, but up to 2.5 (36psi) works better laden, and on long highway trips.

Rear I run 2.5 (36) on the dirt, 2.7 (39) normal road and 2.9 (42) laden for a road trip.

I run the same on TKC's and other tyres and am happy with that. if I'm going on a real dirt blast with TKC's I could drop them to 2.0 and 2.2, but I rarely bother. I'm not that fast!
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:17 PM   #37
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Chris,

Thanks, I'm going to run the upper limits since most of my riding is flat and straight. I will keep an eye on the hot/cold pressures for a few rides to be sure I'm not getting too much fluctuation.

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Old 05-10-2008, 07:19 PM   #38
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Thanks, I'm going to run the upper limits since most of my riding is flat and straight. I will keep an eye on the hot/cold pressures for a few rides to be sure I'm not getting too much fluctuation.

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2.5 and 2.9 are great for plain road riding, asphalt etc. they give much more feel, but a little skittish for my liking with no luggage. enjoy!
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:41 PM   #39
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Im really loving these tires. I feel quite confident on the street with them, and they lean quite well in the curves. Ive even gone a bit beyond the edges and head a little wear on the sidewall and had no problems They do well enough in the dirt for general trail riding...


.....well...until you get stuck in semi-sand/loose shit.....then your fucked
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:52 PM   #40
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:54 PM   #41
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I just orderd a set for my CO trip this month. Hope they work well.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:54 AM   #42
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Will be taking a set to the West Coast . Then 12 days of northern Cali touring ending at Laguna Seca for MOTOGP.
Solo to the West coast....2 up for the tour and 2 up for the return home...

That should shag the tires pretty fast... will add a report

Gonna be a busy month!
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:13 AM   #43
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I just completed a 100cc on these tires - 5,000 miles in under 5 days. I'd say the tires are maybe 50% used (but heavily flatspotted! )
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:23 AM   #44
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I guess I will be the bad apple

These tires scare me! They constantly feel like they are going to slip out from under me . Confidence, not at all. In fact I have less than 500 miles on then and am taking them off as soon as I get my new Metzlers EXP. Any offers.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:24 AM   #45
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