ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-01-2011, 07:44 AM   #46
oregoncoast
Racing Like a Noob
 
oregoncoast's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Duh!
Oddometer: 4,441
Quote:
Originally Posted by peterman View Post
if you don't push it until it fails,,how will you ever know what the fail point is?
And therefore,,the trust factor. Some tires I trust a lot,,some, a lot less.

In the rain on a heavy dual sport bike,(12GS) I hated Tourances,,great on mileage, and dry, pucker factor on wet roads too high,did someone drop a pound of butter in that last turn !,,but I found I could sacrice a bit of mileage, and gain a ton of confidence on wet roads with Anakees.
Speeds diminish running knobbys, but in the rain or dry,,I prefer TKC's to any other for railing corners. D606's are cheaper,work a bit better in the dirt, clean themselves better in mud,,back off the speeds on wet pavement. MT21's suck for wear, and are flat scary on wet. I'll only buy them again if it's a giveaway price.
I'm running a gripster on the rear of my KLR now as a test, and it does really well in the corners, so far really good wear,, and seems to do pretty well in the wet,,but the rain is just starting ain't it? We'll see. Got Gripsters front and rear on the airhead GS,,they ride nice and smooth, do a good job on the highway, good in gravel, tho I would prefer a TKC on the front for many miles of gravel.
Kendas make nice bright fires,,that's about it for use in my experience,,didn't I just put that tire on new last week?
So,,on the KLR,,I'll run D606's front and rear to save a bit of money, and ride slower than if I had, for example, TKC's front and rear, or a combo of knob and DS tire.
I think one of the best tires I ever pushed in the rain was the Bridgestone BT2o4xjbt,,what the heck ever it was,, on the 1150 RT. A smooth highway tire,,but I have considered putting a set on the KLR for that Motard effect,,then go play in the rain! There is no good all around tire, but TKC's come close if you don't mind the hum and the wear factor. The ones made in the old country work better than the Korean made ones, but you don't see them as often anymore.
Why the hell am I typing in a frikken tire thread,,what the hell is wrong with me,,,need more whiskey,,,,
Holy crap That post was actually informative, on-topic and very helpful. Peterman, are you feeling alright??
oregoncoast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 10:07 AM   #47
mrazekan
Beastly Adventurer
 
mrazekan's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: DT Vancouver. The other one...
Oddometer: 1,357
Quote:
Originally Posted by peterman View Post
if you don't push it until it fails,,how will you ever know what the fail point is?
And therefore,,the trust factor. Some tires I trust a lot,,some, a lot less.

In the rain on a heavy dual sport bike,(12GS) I hated Tourances,,great on mileage, and dry, pucker factor on wet roads too high,did someone drop a pound of butter in that last turn !,,but I found I could sacrice a bit of mileage, and gain a ton of confidence on wet roads with Anakees.
Speeds diminish running knobbys, but in the rain or dry,,I prefer TKC's to any other for railing corners. D606's are cheaper,work a bit better in the dirt, clean themselves better in mud,,back off the speeds on wet pavement. MT21's suck for wear, and are flat scary on wet. I'll only buy them again if it's a giveaway price.
I'm running a gripster on the rear of my KLR now as a test, and it does really well in the corners, so far really good wear,, and seems to do pretty well in the wet,,but the rain is just starting ain't it? We'll see. Got Gripsters front and rear on the airhead GS,,they ride nice and smooth, do a good job on the highway, good in gravel, tho I would prefer a TKC on the front for many miles of gravel.
Kendas make nice bright fires,,that's about it for use in my experience,,didn't I just put that tire on new last week?
So,,on the KLR,,I'll run D606's front and rear to save a bit of money, and ride slower than if I had, for example, TKC's front and rear, or a combo of knob and DS tire.
I think one of the best tires I ever pushed in the rain was the Bridgestone BT2o4xjbt,,what the heck ever it was,, on the 1150 RT. A smooth highway tire,,but I have considered putting a set on the KLR for that Motard effect,,then go play in the rain! There is no good all around tire, but TKC's come close if you don't mind the hum and the wear factor. The ones made in the old country work better than the Korean made ones, but you don't see them as often anymore.
Why the hell am I typing in a frikken tire thread,,what the hell is wrong with me,,,need more whiskey,,,,

Quote:
Originally Posted by oregoncoast View Post
Holy crap That post was actually informative, on-topic and very helpful. Peterman, are you feeling alright??
I gues you didn't read the, "...what the hell is wrong with me,,,need more whiskey..." part.


I thought this was already decided. A tire that can do this:

and this:

Lasts 8k mi with a 300- rider on a tiger. Works well in the wet and on frozen ground (Note: not ice)

Alright, I admit...I'm a Conti TA fanboy leghumper. These tires are seriously good though. I have a new set of TKCs that I never mounted because these tires were so good.
__________________
West/Wet, what the fuckx. Just different waypoints on the GPS for the same juvinile behaviors! -- Hells Alien
mrazekan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 10:21 AM   #48
DireWolf
Knees in the Breeze
 
DireWolf's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: In the Mustard Booyah. Whooop!!
Oddometer: 12,719
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrazekan View Post
Alright, I admit...I'm a Conti TA fanboy leghumper.
+2 twice now.

The OP buggered off.

__________________
Please help Elias' (Toolfan's) young family - they lost a husband and a father: Donation Page: Toolfan Support Fund
DireWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2013, 02:03 PM   #49
shadhardman
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: Pacific NW, W-WA
Oddometer: 165
How R the Pilot Rd 3 on the back roads?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omi View Post
17k? They must be hard as a rock if they can last that long. I like the Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires for the wet season.


How are they on the logging roads ? (light mud and sand).
shadhardman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014