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Old 02-08-2012, 07:52 AM   #91
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I got that email today too, but I was tired of waiting. Still running a KBB front and a 140 E-09 Dakar rear, which I really like. I'll put a scorpion rally on my front this summer when the Big Block is gone.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:56 AM   #92
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I don't need a set yet, tkc80's are still good but ordered a front and rear anyway.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #93
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Any word on mileage for these yet?
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:53 AM   #94
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Any word on mileage for these yet?
15.000 kms for the front tire. I changed the rear one with 1000 kms... I didn't like it too much.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #95
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Brilliant news! I like that price, too.

Any idea how long they'll last?
$125 for a rear tire... this is why I switched to a 18" rear. Tires are far cheaper and there are more choices. More ground clearance with the 18" too.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #96
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15.000 kms for the front tire. I changed the rear one with 1000 kms... I didn't like it too much.
That's about 9500 miles for the front.

What didn't you like about the rear?
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:41 AM   #97
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I may do a Hare Scramble race on the F8 in two weeks, so swapping out the tkc's for a new set of the P Rally's. Will report back with a review if I enter with the F8.

Spooning 150/70-17 on Woody's 3.5 x 17 Excel tubeless rim, and 90/90-21 with tubes on OEM rim.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:06 PM   #98
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I may do a Hare Scramble race on the F8 in two weeks, so swapping out the tkc's for a new set of the P Rally's. Will report back with a review if I enter with the F8.

Spooning 150/70-17 on Woody's 3.5 x 17 Excel tubeless rim, and 90/90-21 with tubes on OEM rim.
How much cheaper are they? The prices I see aren't that much different.

Have you had any issues running the 18 with it rubbing against the undertail/tank?


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$125 for a rear tire... this is why I switched to a 18" rear. Tires are far cheaper and there are more choices. More ground clearance with the 18" too.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:21 PM   #99
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How much cheaper are they? The prices I see aren't that much different.
At superstore a set of oem size TKC80's are $118 more expensive than P Scorpians. I don't know why the Pirelli's are so much cheaper, but I will soon find out. I have experience with the TKC, but have no experience with the Scorpians.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:24 PM   #100
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I bought a rear at Motorcycle Superstore. They do not look like the pic in the add or previous pics on this thread:




A very tall tire. Looks like sand paddle.
Be a while before I mount it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:08 PM   #101
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I bought a rear at Motorcycle Superstore. They do not look like the pic in the add or previous pics on this thread:




A very tall tire. Looks like sand paddle.
Be a while before I mount it.
Good grief.... That looks awful. Get your money back.

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Old 04-06-2012, 09:20 AM   #102
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Well they do say..."The choice of champions: specifically for desert racing and rallies." on the website

I do agree that doesn't look like the same tire!
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #103
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Just my luck to live in rock country.

I don't think I can return it now. Every other center lug now has a sipe through it. Did you know you can do that with cheap angle grinder?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:47 AM   #104
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very short review

I just mounted 150/70-17 on a 3.50" Excel tubeless rim (from Woody), and 90/90-21 on OEM rims and did a 50 mile test.

The playground: Deep gravel whoops, some dirt, and small mud holes seperated by little but very loose dirt.

Compared to the TKC80's (same size as the new Pirelli's) which had 2000 miles on them, the Scorpian feels like it has stiffer sidewalls but I suspect that's because they're brand new. The Scorpian is just a little taller both front and rear. I didn't ride too much blacktop but I say they are the same as a new set of TKC's. Traction in deep gravel whoops is excellent with no front end wash out. On loose dirt and in 2nd gear comming off of the whoops gravel section, the rear wanted to come around a little but more gas with the good traction straightened her up pretty quickly.

I like it, and would buy another set.

I am racing this bike in a hare scramble next week (MCI Stump Jumper) with plenty of deep soft sand, so will have a good opinion on how well this tire performs in deep sand.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:10 AM   #105
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Scorpion Rally

I run this tire on the front of my TE630 and love it, thinking of trying one on the rear, especially since they come in the right size. So, does the 140/80 look like the 150? Or like their ad photo? with a space in half of the center knobs?

One of the SE guys burned off a rear in a thousand miles. I would expect at least a little better on the Husky. Any comments? I'm little tired of buying tires every 12-1500 miles.

Toro - what bike are you running these on?
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