Rain/wet weather tire

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by CHINA_MAN, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    If you want to see what a TKC will do in the wet, go ride on a rainy day with Peterman sometime :deal
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  2. peterman

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    if you don't push it until it fails,,how will you ever know what the fail point is?
    And therefore,,the trust factor. Some tires I trust a lot,,some, a lot less.

    In the rain on a heavy dual sport bike,(12GS) I hated Tourances,,great on mileage, and dry, pucker factor on wet roads too high,did someone drop a pound of butter in that last turn !,,but I found I could sacrice a bit of mileage, and gain a ton of confidence on wet roads with Anakees.
    Speeds diminish running knobbys, but in the rain or dry,,I prefer TKC's to any other for railing corners. D606's are cheaper,work a bit better in the dirt, clean themselves better in mud,,back off the speeds on wet pavement. MT21's suck for wear, and are flat scary on wet. I'll only buy them again if it's a giveaway price.
    I'm running a gripster on the rear of my KLR now as a test, and it does really well in the corners, so far really good wear,, and seems to do pretty well in the wet,,but the rain is just starting ain't it? We'll see. Got Gripsters front and rear on the airhead GS,,they ride nice and smooth, do a good job on the highway, good in gravel, tho I would prefer a TKC on the front for many miles of gravel.
    Kendas make nice bright fires,,that's about it for use in my experience,,didn't I just put that tire on new last week?
    So,,on the KLR,,I'll run D606's front and rear to save a bit of money, and ride slower than if I had, for example, TKC's front and rear, or a combo of knob and DS tire.
    I think one of the best tires I ever pushed in the rain was the Bridgestone BT2o4xjbt,,what the heck ever it was,, on the 1150 RT. A smooth highway tire,,but I have considered putting a set on the KLR for that Motard effect,,then go play in the rain!:lol3 :clap :1drinkThere is no good all around tire, but TKC's come close if you don't mind the hum and the wear factor. The ones made in the old country work better than the Korean made ones, but you don't see them as often anymore.
    Why the hell am I typing in a frikken tire thread,,what the hell is wrong with me,,,need more whiskey,,,,
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  3. crackhead

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    It was pretty damn wet here yesterday. Not pouring, but evrything was sufficiently wet. Just for the hell of it, i tried to spin the rear up every time I left from a stop sign on my way home. No hole shots, just hard throttle off the line and hard 1-2 shifts. Never spun and lifted the front just as if it was dry. For the record, its an 1100GS with TKC's.
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  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Do that on your way to work tomorrow and you'll be changing your tire at lunchtime. :D

    TKC's lasted about 3k miles on my airhead GS. :huh

    Maybe they hold up better in the 150-17 sizes?

    :dunno
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  5. crackhead

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  6. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Holy crap :eek1 That post was actually informative, on-topic and very helpful. Peterman, are you feeling alright?? :sick
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  7. mrazekan

    mrazekan Long timer

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    I gues you didn't read the, "...what the hell is wrong with me,,,need more whiskey..." part. :lol3


    I thought this was already decided. A tire that can do this:
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    and this:
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    Lasts 8k mi with a 300- rider on a tiger. Works well in the wet and on frozen ground (Note: not ice)

    Alright, I admit...I'm a Conti TA fanboy leghumper. These tires are seriously good though. I have a new set of TKCs that I never mounted because these tires were so good.
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  8. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    +2 twice now.

    The OP buggered off.

    :lol3
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  9. shadhardman

    shadhardman Been here awhile

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    How are they on the logging roads ? (light mud and sand).
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