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Old 02-13-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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michelin t63

anyone have any experience with these? they look alright but i'm liking the price even more.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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michelin T63 site:advrider.com

You'll get a ton of hits. I've been very happy with them on an XT225 and a WR250R. Fixin to see how I like them on a DR650.

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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Used 'em on my old DRZ. Great price, good performance, good wear. They did pack up some in mud.

I liked them, but I am using more aggressive tires on my dual sports now, the T63s weren't aggressive enough for my riding. For a bike that sees some pavement and some dirt, they are good. I'd compare them to tires like TKCs and Dunlop 606s. I have transitioned to running AC10s, Scorpion PRo FIMs, and non-DOT stuff.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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I can compare them to the TKC's. On the front, they wear better and have not gotten scallops the TKC's are known to develop. Compared side to side, the knobs are not as long and they do not go up as far on the side wall either. I think they have a harder rubber compound.

The end result is they are OK in the dirt, but not as good as a lot of others.

The rear is fine, just do not come in all the sizes a lot of bikes use. Biggest is a 130/80/17.

On pavement they work as well as the TKC.

I just had to edit this. I have also run the 606. About as off road capable as DOT will allow. Hooks up well in sand or mud, while the T 63 does not do well in that terrain. On pavement they want to follow road grooves. They wander as high speed (75mph) and I do not have much confidence in their cornering ability. A good dirt tire with OK pavement manners, if you don't push them.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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I just put them on my xt600. cant really say anything about them, havent really ridden them enough to know.

so far they feel alot better than the deathwings that were on the bike. They do seem to be noiser than the deathwings.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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I've only run the front but found it the equal of the 606. And if you need the stance/gearing they are smaller in diameter than the 606. They are the same diameter as the stock WR250R tires.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:47 AM   #7
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I'm running em on my DR650. they're decent tires, on the same level in my book as the TKC80's, although very noisy on the road. they like to hum.

offroad, they're not bad for light riding. I wouldnt want to get really aggressive on them.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:55 PM   #8
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Got them on my KLR now, about 3000mi. and there pretty well done, I have done the majority of miles on gravel and they have worked just great.
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Just put another on my XRL650.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:37 AM   #10
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2 fronts and 3 rears on my KLR a I am very happy with them. Great in the sand as well.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:45 AM   #11
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I had them on my KLX, lasted quite a while. But where bad in CO. Too slippery, never felt like they were grabbing a hold of the trail. They were a little better, but not much, down in NM so I'm guessing the terrain you ride on really effects these tires.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:59 AM   #12
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I put a T-63 on my DRZe,it was a 130x18 and looked tiny on the rim,too small for the bike. Also once leaned over a ways and pitched into a corner theres no knobs on the side,they just slide out too easy. I ran one on my DR650 and it lasted well and worked good for casual fireroading.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:23 AM   #13
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This is what a new rear 130-width T63 looks like (on my old DRZ):



Definitely a dual sport tire, not a dirt tire. I would not hesitate to run them on a bike that is ridden on dirt roads and easy trails at a less aggressive pace. Certainly no worse than a TKC or some other popular dual sport tires!
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:37 PM   #14
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My two rears lasted some 2500 miles each. Considering the large knobs, I was surprised at how well they rolled on the highway. No problem. never got a flat, either. Fine in the dirt. And for the price, they're a way better buy than TKC80s in my ex perience.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #15
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My two rears lasted some 2500 miles each. Considering the large knobs, I was surprised at how well they rolled on the highway. No problem. never got a flat, either. Fine in the dirt. And for the price, they're a way better buy than TKC80s in my ex perience.
T. Do you use them up on the bow as well ? Is the front pattern aggressive enough for what we do ?
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