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Old 05-30-2008, 03:42 AM   #1591
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The Mefo Explorer is available in the correct sizes. These tires have been the rave in the KLR world for a while now for being long lasting with decent bite in the dirt. Here is the linky:

http://www.mefotires.com/Mefomenue_d.htm
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:24 AM   #1592
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I'm due for two new tyres on the scram.

It would be nice to replace them with a matching set if possible (seems unlikely the more I think about it). I've been doing more tar on the scrambler lately and saving my DR650 for the more technical dirt stuff / touring.

Getting a front tyre seems the issue. Ive tried the TKC and its good but drums just a little too much on the tar for my liking. I dislike trail wings.

Has anyone tried a Karoo front?

Whats the next step down from these more dirt focussed front tyres (TKC and Karroo) to more tar oreinted tyres that is available in 19in?

Is there anything for the front that is somewhere between a Distanza/Anakee and a TKC/Karoo

Am I making sense?

Probably not.
If you are doing more tar - have you tried Tourances?
They may not suit the look but are great hoops.

We don't have the luxury of much choice beyond Metzlers
- but the Karoos are noisy!
Also braking is substantially less than Tourances.
Great off road - but you know that....
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:36 AM   #1593
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I run the Avon Distanza and have been really happy with them so far: http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorcyc...showtyre&id=20

Fitment guide:
http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorcyc...bler&year=2007
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:10 AM   #1594
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[quote=UP N MTNS]I run the Avon Distanza and have been really happy with them so far:

I have been a bit disapointed in the wear rate of my stock rear TrailWing. 2,700 miles and it will need replaced soon. My bike also has a shimmy/wobble in front at high speed and also at lower speeds if my hands are taken off the bars. Is this a common trait ? I looked the front end over and could find nothing wrong. My assumption is that the stock front tire is the culprit. Had the same issue on a 2000 Kaw W650 roadbike. The stock tires on that bike had a ribbed old school tread pattern. As soon as I replaced the stock tires with more modern rubber.....shimmy/wobble went away. I'm hoping for the same results when I put new tires on my Scrambler. Was looking at the Distanzas yesterday in a Dennis Kirk catalog. Will probably go with them when I buy new rubber.
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:02 PM   #1595
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I run the Avon Distanza and have been really happy with them so far:

I have been a bit disapointed in the wear rate of my stock rear TrailWing. 2,700 miles and it will need replaced soon. My bike also has a shimmy/wobble in front at high speed and also at lower speeds if my hands are taken off the bars. Is this a common trait ? I looked the front end over and could find nothing wrong. My assumption is that the stock front tire is the culprit. Had the same issue on a 2000 Kaw W650 roadbike. The stock tires on that bike had a ribbed old school tread pattern. As soon as I replaced the stock tires with more modern rubber.....shimmy/wobble went away. I'm hoping for the same results when I put new tires on my Scrambler. Was looking at the Distanzas yesterday in a Dennis Kirk catalog. Will probably go with them when I buy new rubber.
My Trail-Wing's only lasted 2200 miles(rear) thats when I switched to the Avon's. Mine did the same thing you describe with the shimmy but it went away once I got new tires.
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:22 PM   #1596
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Wow, I just bought my Scrambler in the 1st week of April and I have about 2200 miles, rear tire still good tread. Lets see how it lasts...
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:02 PM   #1597
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I'm really happy with the Pirelli MT90 got 7000 km & still going strong hangs on great on tarseal & is fine on gravel , way better than the Anakee IMHO
Maybe the Pirelli MT60 would be closer to what you want
Anybody tried them ??
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:50 PM   #1598
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Local Pricing

Went down and chatted with the Triumph dealer. Did not write anything down but as I remember the pricing OTD.

Reno, NV

2007 Scrambler, Blue/White, with no upgrades is $8,000.

2008 Scrambler, Silver/Green, with crossbar on handlebars, skid plate, headlamp grill and a few other frills. $8,500.

And 2007-2008 Bonnevilles ranged from $7,800-8,500, T100 $9,000-9,800.

Did not go into any changes financing might make or what the financing options where. Seems OTD does not always mean what it seems so who knows. Only one salesman when I was there and did not want to take up to much of his time as the place was busy and I was not spending.

Did ask about the 2009 models with FI, seems they do not expect any in till Spring 2009.
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:47 PM   #1599
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Pic of a another Kiwi mate doing what Scramblers love.
Being a island nation, we Kiwis are naturally drawn towards water.
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(how rude of me not to acknowledge it's that fulla "trustme". Sorry dude, brain fart on my behalf)
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:19 AM   #1600
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Ah, the new water cooled Scrambler.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:54 PM   #1601
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What are the US color options for 2008? Did that all black with silver motor version ever make it here? I have not seen one yet.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:58 PM   #1602
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What are the US color options for 2008? Did that all black with silver motor version ever make it here? I have not seen one yet.
I have not seen the all black one stateside.. Heres Triumphs colors for 2008:
http://www.triumph.co.uk/uk/Triumph%...bler_7598.aspx
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:28 PM   #1603
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tires....

i talked to a number of people and just put the TKCs on my scrambler......put 300 mikes on them today. they provide some viration at highway speeds, but did very well in the gravel loose rock. they are more dirt biased, but you may be hard pressed to find anything better suited for on/off road.

good luck......i'll be curious to hear the feedback from more knowledgable than myself.
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:35 PM   #1604
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pricing

i'd suggest watching craigslist. i bought an 06 with 900 miles with engine guard, tach, TOR silencers, & headlight screen for $5700.

there was a stock 06 in montana with 600 miles that sold for $4900.

good luck on the hunt.....

can anyone recommend an optional headlight?. the factory low/high beams are lacking.

THANKS!
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:29 AM   #1605
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What are the US color options for 2008? Did that all black with silver motor version ever make it here? I have not seen one yet.

Only 3 color combos for U.S. models in '08, red/white, green/silver, and orange/silver (new color). All with black finish on the engine. I've seen the orange/silver in person, looks pretty sharp.
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