17 Inch Dual Sport Tires

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by renogeorge, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    I am headed to Alaska this Summer and would like to put on some more dirt friendly tires on my KTM 950 Super Moto. The wide 17' rims are a problem and I am not interested in swapping them out. I don't need knobbies, just something a little better for gravel and an occasional good dirt road.

    Stock rear 180/55/17 Stock front 120/70/17.

    Any ideas? Thanks!!
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  2. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    how about the dunlop 616 that come on the buells? they are a little more agressive looking.
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  3. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    Avon distansias.
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  4. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    I ran Dunlop 616 on my multistrada 1200 with good results. The best dirt tire short of a knobby for 17 inch wheels. Run the tires at 31 psi front and 34 rear. Another option is conti trail attacks - I never tried them but guys with 990 adventures claim some pretty absurd mileage results. One last suggestion - a tkc80 front, and a different tire (Dunlop, conti or avon) on the back.
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  5. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    +1 on the distansias
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  6. motocentaur

    motocentaur Adventurer

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    ran these on my 990 smt .. cant say enough about them, they actually give you a decant amount of grip in the dirt and are surprisingly sticky on the road
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  7. alongat

    alongat Long timer

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    TKC80?
    http://www.conti-online.com/generat.../motorcycletires/enduro/tkc_80/tkc_80_en.html
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  8. genghis9021

    genghis9021 Arak Connoisseur

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    +2 on Distanzia (rear), maybe a TKC (expensive) on the front.
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  9. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    I dont think distenzias come wide enough for the rear.
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