990 rear tires?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Duckdog, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Duckdog

    Duckdog Adventurer

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    looking for a good rear for my 990 thinking about the TKC 80 but want to know what else is out there. also is 150/70B18 TL the right size TKC80 for a 990 rear? look for a good off road tire.
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  2. Cactus Dave

    Cactus Dave Born to Argue

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  3. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

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    +2 for the 908, but ya gotta have deep pockets for them now. The Mefo is good as is the stock Scorp. IMHO. I just ordered a new Tractionator! We will see how this does, at least it is affordable. The TKC is also good, I like it best at about 3/4 gone!

    Yes the 150 is the right size for an Adv. with a 4" hoop.

    Hope this helps.

    Take care, Eric.
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  4. SlowJoefromBako

    SlowJoefromBako Aint livin long like

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    Mefos last and last. :ricky
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  5. El Zorrillo

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    i was pleasantly surprised at the longevity i got out of my metzeler karoo 2's. close to 4,000 miles, and while they're not as capable offroad as the 908's, i bought both front and rear tires for less than a rear 908. (less than 300.) they seem to wear a little better on pavement and not be as twitchy on it, also. i guess it really depends on what kind of terrain you're going to be using your bike on. good luck.
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  6. dirtybikefrank

    dirtybikefrank Beast wrestler

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    Motoz from Austrailia. Like a TKC on steroids. Stiff sidewalls and super puncture resistant so you can run low psi. I run around 8psi in the woods and hook up like a big tittied chick at a frat party.

    I don't have any connection w the company, just like good tires on the beast.
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  7. vonotto

    vonotto Been here awhile

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    X2 :clap
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  8. Xmoto

    Xmoto Death Race

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    Heidenau K60 Scout is a fantastic all around tire.
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  9. AUT-EasyRider

    AUT-EasyRider Been here awhile

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    Try the Mitas E10 instead of the TKC, its way better.
    If you want something more agressive try the Mitas E09 or Golden Tyre GT200.
    All are available in 150/70/18.
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  10. veltex

    veltex powerball win needed

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    scorpion rally seems to be working for me
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  11. DirtJack

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  12. bomose

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    I like the Heidenau K60. I've got 7000 miles on them now, and will probably get 8-9. I've used them 2 up in Colorado mud and Moab sand and also on a solo road trip. A good all around tire.
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  13. sonoran

    sonoran friend of P

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    I get about 4k on a rear MEFO

    but then again I like to break that rear tire loose a lot :lol3
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  14. SlowJoefromBako

    SlowJoefromBako Aint livin long like

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    The odometer says 4000miles but the rear tire spun 10000miles worth. :lol3
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  15. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    Me too, and it seems the harder you push it the better it works. Got about 4,200 miles on my rear and I'll get one more good ride out of it.
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  16. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    Can we get the Mitas in USA yet ?
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  17. AUT-EasyRider

    AUT-EasyRider Been here awhile

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    Write a Email to them. In Austria their homepage don't list the E07 and E09 in our sizes, but they are available. I tried the E10 its like a modern TKC :lol but not the tyre for me. Now I ride the E09 and like it a lot.

    http://www.mitas-tires.com/index.php?stranka=2&rid=1651&tit=1&cid=16415&article=mitas-tires-north-america-inc-

    Also have a look at Golden Tyre: http://www.goldentyreusa.com/
    They don't have the GT200/GT205 on the US Site, but on the german: http://www.goldentyre.de/enduro.html :confused
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  18. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    Heidenau K60 is one of the best tires I have seen. Wear in better than some street tires I have run. Check with Craig at CJ Deisgns.
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  19. kidhornet

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    I'm have the Mitas E-09 Dakar on my 990

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