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Old 05-09-2013, 10:31 AM   #8026
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:53 PM   #8027
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Continental TKC 80's

60% offroad 40% onroad

The only tire I ever used on my 640, BMW 650 and even my 1200.

Right sizes and the right price. Good lasting tire.

Don't be scared in the curves with them either. Good grip!

TKC's are ok, nice grip on the road like you say. Price depends on where you are, they are $$$ here. The front will last a 7-8k km trip no problem but I've never got more than 4k out of a rear.

I would go for an MT90 or E0-7 on the back. As noted the E0-7 can be a bit slippy in the wet but gives the same or better mileage as the MT-90 with better gravel & offroad traction.

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Old 05-09-2013, 03:48 PM   #8028
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The Heidenau K60 comes in the right sizes for the 640A. Lots of people report good mileage out of those. The Mitas E07 might be a good option as well. I've never ridden them though.
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Mitas E07 are not particullary good at wet surface.

For tarmac get a set of Trail Attack 2, for more DS tire You can get a set of new Metzeler Karoo 3 (a bit pricey compared to TA2).
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Continental TKC 80's

60% offroad 40% onroad

The only tire I ever used on my 640, BMW 650 and even my 1200.

Right sizes and the right price. Good lasting tire.

Don't be scared in the curves with them either. Good grip!
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Continental TKC 80's

60% offroad 40% onroad

The only tire I ever used on my 640, BMW 650 and even my 1200.

Right sizes and the right price. Good lasting tire.

Don't be scared in the curves with them either. Good grip!
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95% road....Mitas E-07.
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TKC's are ok, nice grip on the road like you say. Price depends on where you are, they are $$$ here. The front will last a 7-8k km trip no problem but I've never got more than 4k out of a rear.

I would go for an MT90 or E0-7 on the back. As noted the E0-7 can be a bit slippy in the wet but gives the same or better mileage as the MT-90 with better gravel & offroad traction.

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Thanks for the recommendations guys!
I tried a lot of tires before, such as E07, K60 Scout, Enduro 3, TKC 80, Scorpion Rally, MT21 and etc.
I was interested maybe there is something out there new on the market
I wanted to try something new and not standard, because of possible unusual use of 640A - asphalt...
So far I'm between MT90 and conti trail attack 2 (btw didn't knew that they have 140/80-18 TT already - thanks for the tip Alik, dziękuję!)
The price is almost the same for set of these tires...
On Monday I will know if I will have the 1190A, btw this machine will not go anywhere further then gravel or lighty-light offroad (too expensive to drop )
I got my baby 640A for the serious stuff
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #8029
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I was interested maybe there is something out there new on the market
I just put on a set of Mefo Super Explorer's on my 640 (mainly because I got them very cheap). They're quite a DS looking tyre, but I also just completed a 3000km trip with them (all on asphalt) and I must say I am very impressed!

They have hardly worn after that trip, no problem through the twisties and put up with many top-speed runs!

Oh, and BTW, I am "big boy 7XL" - 150kg (330lbs)+ - so riding above (!) max load! (When loaded with gear, luggage, etc.)

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:20 PM   #8030
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Thanks for the recommendations guys!
I tried a lot of tires before, such as E07, K60 Scout, Enduro 3, TKC 80, Scorpion Rally, MT21 and etc.
I was interested maybe there is something out there new on the market
I wanted to try something new and not standard, because of possible unusual use of 640A - asphalt...
So far I'm between MT90 and conti trail attack 2 (btw didn't knew that they have 140/80-18 TT already - thanks for the tip Alik, dziękuję!)
The price is almost the same for set of these tires...
On Monday I will know if I will have the 1190A, btw this machine will not go anywhere further then gravel or lighty-light offroad (too expensive to drop )
I got my baby 640A for the serious stuff
I prefer the 908 rear Rally Raid tire. Also, Im giveing serious consideration to buying the 1190 Adv R when it comes to Canada. I have a 640 Adv at the moment and a 2008 CBR1000RR. Let me know how you feel the bike does in dirt and for comfort on longer rides please, comparison it to the 640. I know the 640 is far better off road, but its something be both can equate too.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:32 PM   #8031
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+1 on the mefo super explorers. If I was going to do a lot of asphalt I'd use them. Nice drive on the road, grip well and last forever. I like using a super explorer on the back and a Pirelli or michi desert on the front.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:41 AM   #8032
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I don't know which road oriented tires I should put on the 7-8k km trip 95% of which will be highways and b-roads.
I found that Pirelli MT90 A/T seem to have more or less road oriented thread, any tips about this tires?
I have had good runs from those. They are my road tyre of choice. Get 8-10k km from the rears and lots more from the fronts, the bigger number on long trips.

I'm not a fan of the TKC80, they are a horrendously overpriced, under performing tyre in the trail bike segment.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:15 PM   #8033
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #8034
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if you are aggresive on gravel the 908 could spell disaster. it gives great traction leaned but if you ever stand it up in the corner it has less traction and will slide out. great for paddling through mud and wears great though
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #8035
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I tend to dis-agree with you... DUNLOP D 908's are THEE best tire made for our bikes ESPECIALLY when ridden aggressively




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Old 05-10-2013, 10:19 PM   #8036
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I tend to agree with wrk2surf, the Dunlop 908 is one of my favorite tires that I have ran on the 640, the only thing that keeps me from running them all the time is the price...
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:59 AM   #8037
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A world of different terrains, riding styles, money availability and goals, but hey... this is the richness of our asylum
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #8038
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Told you mate....! each teacher with his own book...
A world of different terrains, riding styles, money availability and goals, but hey... this is the richness of our asylum
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100% agree with you!
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #8039
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I have been running the 908 rear, and have done alot of fresh loose gravel, and in corners it seems solid to me. sitting or standing.
They are great on highway too, wear very well. Worth the Cash to me.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #8040
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New to the club - my 2000 640 lc4

Pretty excited about this, just picked it up a week ago. I've been wanting a KTM since last summer for which I rode the WABDR on a Vstrom. This year it'll be a different ride.

Also love the supermoto wheels that I have on it right now.


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