Pine Barrens rides

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by NJ-Bill, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. EFD330

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    I know this isn't the "correct area" to ask this question but just wondering what kinda tires you guys are running on the "big bikes" down in the pines... Was thinking of switching to like a e07 front and tkc 70 rear cuz theses tkc 80s are getting chewed up I do alot more street then off road wanted to pick your brains alil
  2. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    No, no! No tire threads here. Only fun rides and pictures of trees, dirt, sand and mud holes. :jack

    Seriously, there are tons of great tires for big bikes. And tons of opinions. I'd suggest "conversation"ing any of the big bike riders you see posting on ADV. They will gladly give you their opinions. Mostly, it's a matter of trying different ones and seeing what you like. And how much you like to spend.
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  3. EFD330

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    See doc I knew someone who rides the locals would reply promptly lol... Should of statedd road friendly tires that can handle the pines
  4. StannisBaratheon

    StannisBaratheon Been here awhile

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    Not a big bike but I use Shinko 804/805 on my DR650 and they are a great value for the money.
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    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    Same on my strom
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  6. docgonzo

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    OK, since there is snow on the ground, and we can’t ride, I’ll add my 2 cents....
    Here are my tires for my big bikes (KTM 950 SE for 9 years, now the Africa Twin):
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    There is no question, if you can afford them, that the Dunlop 908RR is the best rear for the big bikes. For the front, if you are going to do a fair amount of asphalt, then the TKC 80 is fine. For more serious stuff, I’ve used an IRC funduro mototcross.
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  7. algunn

    algunn Adventuring in NJ

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    Do you need tubeless?
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    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    I run tubless... don't want to have more babies..
  9. EFD330

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    Yea I run TL.. I'm planning a trip to myrtle beach(fully loaded 2up) in June with some friends on hondas and harleys so just don't Wana waste TKC 80s(stock for my 1090) on street riding.. just was wondering what you guys have found decent for road use but holds it's own in that wonderful sand that I'll be riding with you guys later on
  10. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    Buy a HF tire changer set up and swap tires when ever you have a few hours to burn .

    That's what I do plus it prompts you to properly inspect and lube the bike while parts are off.
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    I had an extra rim for my KTM 950 SE. One had a TKC on it, the other the IRC Funduro. If my mixed surface ride was going to have a fair amount of asphalt, I put the TKC on. If it was going to be mostly dirt, and especially sand, the IRC went on. The big bike handled like a single with the aggressive tire up front. Until it fell down. Then it was harder to pick up!:-)
    With the extra rim, the swap took about three minutes.
    No need to switch the rear. The Dunlop 908RR works great in deep sand or highway asphalt. Amazing tire.
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  12. EFD330

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    Yea but for now motion pro tire irons and a triox snap jack for my lowly fire department EMT pay... And thx doc I'll definitely order one of those up appreciate the feedback back guys... You may now return to your regularly scheduled nonsense leave you with a photo from my Easter weekend ride

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  13. algunn

    algunn Adventuring in NJ

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    But the Dunlop needs a tube.
  14. docgonzo

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    Real dirt riders use tubes. Tubeless is for Starbucks and BMWs.:jack
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    Im no basic white girl but starbucks is ok in my book... but I love my KTM:dunno
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  16. deliberate speed

    deliberate speed Been here awhile

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    So can I keep asking about tires, since this is now a tire thread? :)

    Anyone think the shinko 804/805 work ok on something like a DRZ400? I'm looking for a 50/50 tire cheaper than tkc80's, which I used to use.
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    DR=D606... NUFF SAID
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  18. Paulie1960

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    I have 2 sets of wheels for my wr250r one set im running full knobbys with tubeliss 6psi second set are the mt21 90/90 21 front @11psi and kenda k270 4.50 18 @ 11psi for dirt use 20psi for road use and work great. Just my 2 cents
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    O Captain My Captain Upsetting the apple cart

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    I have not used the Shinko 804/805's, but a great combo I used to run on my WRR is the Dunlop D606 on the rear and the Pirelli Scorpion Pro on the front. This combo is great in the sand and other offroad surfaces and also works very well on the pavement.
  20. docgonzo

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    Are we done yet? :-)
    Seriously, if you want some decent advice about tires, Anthony on Revzilla does decent evaluations on youtube about all these tires. Pretty reliable.

    Now, can we start an oil thread?:lol2
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