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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by grunkster, Sep 11, 2012.
It is a dual-sport, and a new one at that. I don't think too many guys are doing full knobbies yet.
I think continental Tkc 80s would work well....probably about as knobby as most would want. They reportedly do well on blacktop too...ymmv. Heindau K60s are also a popular choice. I am thinking I will do the TKC 80s...soon
K60's are the route I'm going. Unfortunately they get here next week, and i head out of town next week.
Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
K60's are hardly full knobbies. Reasonable dirt road/road tyres but shocking for anything loose or wet. I give up black top traction for being safe where it counts especially with a heavvier bike like the 650. 907f and 908r are very capable on black top. Enough traction to smash any car through the twisties.
I leave on my adventure Friday. I'll let you know how the Full knobby does on the 1500 mile trip (dirt, pavement, rock, sand, water).
If it survives.
No, you dont, but just by lookin at, you need: lower footpegs, handlebar risers and possibly higher seat.
Burnt through the Sahara at 6,000km so I'll try a Mitas EO7 again. A very durable if squarish profile tyre, just a tad more gravel road focussed than the Sahara. I've had over 12,000km out of a rear on my R80G/S and I got a series of 8,000km runs on my DR650 with these. I don't like the Mitas fronts.
Will go MT21 Pirelli for the front.
Why does everyone get lower footpegs? I'm 6'2 and they seem fine to me.
I tilted the bars forward a tad and it seems fine. I can understand some bar risers, but why lower pegs?
Won't you be clunking your boots into things more often with lower pegs?
that and the fact there are no less than a dozen good knobbie options.
to answer the Q though, terraflex is the best knobbie option, for any dual sport bike in any terrain street or dirt, no matter the weather, condition or part of the world you live in.
pretty silly answer isnt it?
Maybe, on single track, but not on most tracks the Terra will be used on. The benefit is you can stretch out without raising your centre of gravity
I just changed tires & went with a K-60 R. & a Dunlap D-606 F. on my KLR. Been through ALOT of shallow but VERY slick clay based mud. The K-60 will break lose & slide but, not horrifically & I've yet (knock on wood) to wipe out. The D-606 on the front has stayed planted almost like magic.....so far.
I'm not a fan of deep mud with any bike especially a heavy pig like the KLR & will "usually" turn around if the mud gets too deep.
I've had this tire combo in some deep leans on the street but, not at heroic speeds. I still enjoy a brisk pace but, I'm getting too old for heroic speed anyway.
So far I'm very pleased with this tire combo but, it's still new to me & I haven't had it in ALL forms of terain yet. True, the K-60 is NOT a full knobbie but, it's the closest thing (IMO) to a true 50/50 tire that I've ever experienced.
The "which tire" question is as bad as the "which bike" question...everybody will tell you that what they currently have is the best ever
Tasky's in Everett, WA is selling their demo bike for $6500:
...Which looks like an ok deal if you're still interested in this bike. But does anyone else think it's weird or troublesome that this Husqvarna dealer is selling their demo bike?!
Reading between more lines, seems to me like more indirect evidence that this sweet little bike will not be supported in the future.
It was really getting boring around here without the Stefan Pierer business strategy discussions.
All dealers sell their demo bikes, usually after one of two conditions is met: time or mileage.
Amen to the above. I bought a demo Tiger 800 from a dealer before many of the preorders were fulfilled to paying customers.
I heard it was smooth.... I was a bit surprised how smooth it is though.
I've only rambled through this thread enough to see what the consensus was while I was looking - pretty positive stuff overall.
First twelve miles home from the shop haven't given me a reason to doubt anything so far
Get rid of that dong hanging off the back. They crack pretty quickly.
If you don't feel like going to the extreme I did (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20829461&postcount=350), at least take the boat anchor license plate holder off to reduce the weight.
I'm pretty familiar with the Huskies.....TE 610, TE 630, TE 310
Ah. Do they have dongs on the back that crack too?
The problem with the 606f is it feathers and chews the back of the knobs under breaking on blacktop. It ends up with all your center knobbs sloping backwards. It soon turns into a very loud and vibrational tyre. The 907f with its row of split pairs around the center distributes the load under breaking better, takes longer to feather and is more dependable for a much longer time. A half worn 606f is scary in anything wet but a 3/4 worn 907f you can still depend on. You get more bang for your bucks in my opinion.
K60 was on my bike when I bought it. I swear it caused me to hiside when the front gripped and the rear slid out. I vote no confidence in those tyres. Probably great for long dirt road rides though.