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Old 05-06-2012, 09:03 AM   #46
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Two weekends of trail riding in WV and my rear heidi is finally toast. That damn thing must have at least 10k miles on it. I came home to see that my Scorpion Rallys had arrived from motorcycle-superstore. I can't wait to mount them and hit the trails again. There's no way I'll get 10k out of a rear, but I'd be happy with 5k. (Rather optimistic of me).
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:47 PM   #47
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Two weekends of trail riding in WV and my rear heidi is finally toast. That damn thing must have at least 10k miles on it. I came home to see that my Scorpion Rallys had arrived from motorcycle-superstore. I can't wait to mount them and hit the trails again. There's no way I'll get 10k out of a rear, but I'd be happy with 5k. (Rather optimistic of me).
Lets see a couple of pics mounted...please.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #48
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SOoooo....





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Old 06-13-2012, 06:06 AM   #49
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Finally got the rear mounted. Haven't done the front as I don't have a balancer yet. Tires aren't marked with dots to indicate light side btw.

Edit: I've only put on about 20 miles since mounting the rear. I've spun it up a bit to help scrub it in. Looking forward to hitting some dirt to see how they compare to the heidi's that I was running.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:33 PM   #50
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And? How are they doing?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #51
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An inmate from Parallel Universe is reporting 16000km/10000miles on these. Any updates on the oilhead side of the forum?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...685523&page=10
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:08 AM   #52
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Anyone with more to report on these tires? I'm getting ready to order a new set of knobbies and am still considering trying these.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:21 AM   #53
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I mounted my rear in June. Then my wife had a baby. I finally got out to do a little bit of riding Labor Day weekend. The rear did great on the trails, despite the hurricane downpour that we were riding in. It stayed planted on the WV rocky scree and held a line in the softer stuff that we encountered. I only had one little incident and that was simply user error. Water crossing, heavy throttle hand... well, we've all been down that road before.

On the paved stuff it holds *okay*. The rear broke loose from me around town one day as I was making a spirited left (though nothing that would draw attention from leo). No big deal I thought. Then as we were headed up from our outing this weekend I decided to test them out in the twisties. On the first hard right hander the rear broke loose, caught traction, broke loose again, and caught traction once more. To be fair the roads were drying. I'd say that 80% of the moisture was gone from the road surface.

Conclusion: on unpaved surfaces I like them a lot. On paved surfaces I'll have to slow down if I want to run them, as I don't trust them to stay planted with how I like to ride. That being said, just having a baby, perhaps I've got a perfect excuse to slow it down some. The price is significantly better than TKCs and I find it hard to believe they'll give me any less mileage than the TKCs.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #54
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Finally wore out my rear T63 on the Husky TE630, so the Scorpion Rally is going on, 140 size. The front has about 3500 miles on it now, it's fantastic. Knobs are well rounded off and about half height. I may just replace it for peak performance. I think I got my money's worth on that one already.

For the Tiger XC, I got Fullbore USA tires - they are fantastic on and off pavement, but definitely not a knobby tire. The Tiger came with the Scorpion Trails and I just love those tires for 95/5 road bias.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:04 PM   #55
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140/80-18 too big for Husky - Sold it

Mounted up the new Rally on the Husky and it's just too large of a tire. Put it in the flea-market here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826691


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Old 09-16-2012, 05:32 PM   #56
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I might just try these on my 1150GSA.. I have always been happy with TKC's..
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:15 AM   #57
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I have a set on order and should get them wed. I'll post up some pictures once mounted.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:43 AM   #58
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I might just try these on my 1150GSA.. I have always been happy with TKC's..
I have not ridden both on a gsa, but based on reports and looking at the two tires, my guess is the rally is more offroad oriented, has a tougher carcass, slightly better bite. I doubt it works as well on road and probably won't last as long.

I do quite a bit of riding with bigger bikes and they seem very susceptible to pinch flats on the front. I think the tkc is too soft for the heavier bikes. They also have a tougher time dodging rocks and unweighting when you can't avoid them.

No flats on the Husky in 3500 miles, more than half offroad. I don't get into as rough terrain with the Tiger - I'm running the scorp trails for road and Fullbore M40/41's for mixed. Both work REALLY well.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #59
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:40 PM   #60
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I got out again this past weekend to do some trail riding in wv. Lots of rocky scree. I didn't spin up the rear too much as I was riding with quite a few guys and I didn't want to be 'that' guy. They found traction whenever I needed it. Still don't love them on pavement, but a 50/50 rear that grabs on the unsaved surfaces and sticks to the pavement in a hard lean is just a pipe dream.
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