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Old 07-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #13621
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awesome! I want to do this! let us know how it holds up. Thanks in advance!
+1,000. Curious how well it holds up over time and if it develops a slow leak
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:53 PM   #13622
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3.) You can't have too much light.
This is all that needs to be said. During the day or around town, the stock headlights are fine- when I'm out after dark in deer country and no other vehicles to blind, there is NO SUCH THING as "too bright".
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:17 PM   #13623
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... There's a fair amount of info on spoke sealing for those curious types.
It looks like a great idea, I hope it holds up for you.

I'm certainly no expert, but it just seems like the constant centrifugal forces trying to throw the material off would be considerable.

Just curious if you know of others that have done this modification and perhaps if they've already put tens of thousand of miles on it without leaking?
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:14 AM   #13624
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Tying the spokes

Do we need to zip tie the spokes together on the xc. my Yammie XT was prone to breaking the spokes and needed to prevent the broken spoke from puncturing the tube
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:37 AM   #13625
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Hi all,
So due to a fun-times impact that bent both wheels on my Tiger 800 roadie, I'm getting new wheels and tires from the insurance company. Before I go out and buy the stock Pirelli Scorpion Trail tires to replace the same, I just wanted to see if anyone has any recommendations on other tires for this bike.

Considerations: I ride probably 90% street and the other 10% is generally hard-packed dirt or gravel, i.e. I'm not doing any crazy off-road stuff with this bike. Also I ride year round and in all weather so a tire that offers good cold grip and good wet grip would be a good one for me. Also for me confident & secure handling > long tire life.

I don't really have much in the way of complaints with the stock tires but just checking to see if there's something better out there for the street.

Thanks!

EDIT: Looks like some contenders could be:
Metzeler Tourance
Michelin Anakee 2
Avon Distanzia
Continental TrailAttack
Dunlop TrailMax

Any comments? They all seem to have good reviews online.
There is also a great thread here on ADV singing the holy praises of the Conti TrailAttack. Not as much info that I can find here about the Dunlop. TrailAttack sounds like a good tire.

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:39 AM   #13626
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For pure road Dunlop RoadSmart. For mixed Dunlop TrailMax
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:56 AM   #13627
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For pure road Dunlop RoadSmart. For mixed Dunlop TrailMax
It doesn't appear that the RoadSmart comes in the Tiger 800's front size, so I guess that makes that decision easy.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #13628
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I've run several sets of the Trail Attack as well as the Road Attack (and RA 2); not much difference IMO. Very well mannered on pavement (wet and dry) and just barely adequate off....
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:00 PM   #13629
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Hi all,
So due to a fun-times impact that bent both wheels on my Tiger 800 roadie, I'm getting new wheels and tires from the insurance company. Before I go out and buy the stock Pirelli Scorpion Trail tires to replace the same, .....
I've been looking around as well and like you don't have much to complain about the stock tires with the exception that the rear seemed to square off pretty quickly.

Ruled out the Contis due to cost.
Ruled out the anakee2 due to it being reported as loud
Leaning towards the tourance or dunlop or the scorpions again. They all seem good.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:16 PM   #13630
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Any comments? They all seem to have good reviews online.
There is also a great thread here on ADV singing the holy praises of the Conti TrailAttack. Not as much info that I can find here about the Dunlop. TrailAttack sounds like a good tire.


Don't forget the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Trail. I have worn out a rear now and this is an awesome tire. I can't fault it anywhere, did lots of hot sticky rides and also cold wet rides. These really do well in the wet and cold. If you're just doing hard packed gravel they are fine also, which is about all I do with them. I have run Conti TA's and RA's on a previous bike and they are hard to fault also. The Conti RA's seem to wear a little faster and due to the more rounded rear profile turn in quicker then the TA's do. Both have ample grip for the road. Can't speak for the other tires out there, except the stock scorpion's which were OK dry, not so great feeling in the wet. Best of luck.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #13631
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Anakee 2s are pretty fine 80/20 tire. They grip well on pavement, get decent mileage (7-9K) & I don't think (after running 3 sets) they are loud (?) Tourances good too. Distanzias are very grippy SM tire - really like them, but only 5 K mi out of a rear, is best I've ever done. No experience with other contenders.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #13632
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It doesn't appear that the RoadSmart comes in the Tiger 800's front size, so I guess that makes that decision easy.
For strictly road I'd recommend the Michelin Pilot Trail that came out not too long ago. I have one on the back of mine and it's fantastic on pavement. Michelin says not for off road use, but I've had it in plenty of gravel and don't think it feels much different than the Pirelli did. I'd imagine there are off pavement conditions where the disparity would be noticed.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:22 PM   #13633
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PS: Also had PR2s (Not 3s) Excellent road tire & got 12 K out of rear. But not a good dirt road tire if its wet. And dirt roads wet here 50% of the time.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:47 PM   #13634
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Don't forget the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Trail.
Nice, I didn't know there was such a thing! I had the PR 2's on my Tiger 1050 and really liked them. Sold it before I had a chance to try out the PR 3's.

I note that the PR 3 Trail comes in 110/80-19 instead of 100/90-19. Sidewall height is within 2mm so that's no big deal but does anyone have any thoughts on whether the extra width would cause an issue with fit (i.e. front fender) and/or handling?

The only other problem with them is that they seem to be unobtainable at the moment.

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Old 07-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #13635
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Nice, I didn't know there was such a thing! I had the PR 2's on my Tiger 1050 and really liked them. Sold it before I had a chance to try out the PR 3's.

I note that the PR 3 Trail comes in 110/80-19 instead of 100/90-19. Sidewall height is within 2mm so that's no big deal but does anyone have any thoughts on whether the extra width would cause an issue with fit (i.e. front fender) and/or handling?
Triumph now quote 10/80 as an accepted size for the 800
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