Tires for 1190 R

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  1. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Am having trouble choosing a pair of tires for my 1190R. Who has put nobbies on theirs?
    Will be shipping mine to the States and then will go S.Am from there.
    Have no idea how much dirt I will be riding but intend to do as much as possible.
    Am thinking TCK80 since that's the tire everybody seems to prefer but not sure if they come tubeless or would it be better to install a tube front and rear?

    Man am I looking forward to this trip:clap
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  2. Trail newb

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    Hey mate, I'm in Australia and have just fitted the tkc 80 tubeless front and rear, they just released the 18/150 tubeless. Considering we get everything last down here I'm sure you can get them.

    I Can't give you an opinion of them on this bike as I only rode it home from the shop a few kilometres but they have been good to me on previous rides.

    If your going to go heavy terrain, rock gardens etc be careful on the Tkc's. Alternatively drill out the rims and fit tubes and a tyre with a stiff side wall.
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  3. FuzzyDunlop

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    I had a TKC front on my Tiger XC and it was great in all conditions. Bit tippy in the twisties but outstanding on dirt. Did bash up my rims a bit though.

    Im thinking K60 Scouts when I wear out the OEMs on my 1190R.
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  4. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Gee what you waiting for, get some km's on them then:))
    I'll check the shop tomorrow.
    I guess S.Am is going to be all sand and gravel, rocky dessert stuff etc. At least the West coast... Don't know if thats what you mean with rock gardens?
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  5. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Just watched the Revzilla review on the K60. Looks like a pretty neat tire...Might be the one:)
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    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Ok you mean really rocky trial terrain. Don't think I'll be doing much real technical stuff...
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    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    Is the front wheel on the 1190 R really 2.5 wide? that is very wide for a 90/90-21 tire, no?
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  8. speed_racer

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    Hey Mate,

    I reckon the Mitas Dakar E09 rear is the go.. they have a super stiff side wall and last for ages.. as well as being great on the asphalt and offroad..

    I might go a TKC80 on the front as its much softer, or maybe even a Mitas E09 non dakar version..

    I wouldnt try to put a tube in the rear, theres a bit of work including drilling your rim as the existing hole is on the side of the rim.
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    Haha. I wish I could ride it! Unfortunately I'm away for a job!!

    Yeah, By rock gardens I mean really rough, rocky stuff with sharp edges that can make a meal out of rims. The terrain I avoid these days, :rofl

    Like speed racer said the mitas are meant to be very good. I think tyres are like bikes, some suit certain types of riders so try a pair out and if you don't like em use that right hand to destroy them 1190 style :clap

    Have a fun and safe trip
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  10. The "OC"

    The "OC" Been here awhile

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    Just put on a set of pirelli scorpion AT on my 1190 R, front and rear.
    Very good tyre !

    going to be doing Lesotho with them which is all dirt, trail,single track.

    This is to watch the roof of Africa race going to be epic!

    Here is a pic of my contis off and scorpions on
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  11. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Holy cow, almost looks like a tractor tire! How does it handle on the tarmac?
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  12. The "OC"

    The "OC" Been here awhile

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    Hhahaha on the Tarmac it is not bad. speed rating of 190kmh . More than
    enough for me. Conti is a lot better on tar.
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  13. speed_racer

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    Yeah, they grip awesome offroad, and surprisingly, they are really good on asphalt.. The conti's are much better on tarmac due to the style of tyre but you can still run through twisties, cover peak hour traffic and everything without a fuss..

    I had the E10's initially and although they were good, they felt more bumpy on the road than the more aggressive E09's.. plus the E10's were good for around 3500 - 4000km's, after that, although they looked like they still had enough tread for the road, they were slippery and I would only ever use them to get the bike to the closest tyre shop to fit a new set of tyres :)

    But the E09's handled very well and due to the Dakar edition's, they were long lasting, (well long lasting on the BMW haha) I think getting any tyre to be long lasting with 150hp might be almost impossible ;) but they should last longer than any other dual sport tyre
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  14. catchy

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    You can also have a look at the new Metzler Karoo 3, fitting mine today.:thumb:thumb
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  15. The "OC"

    The "OC" Been here awhile

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    Yo catchy where and how much they costing you?
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  16. Tom@s

    Tom@s 1190 Adv R

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    Karoo 3, works well for me...

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  17. catchy

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    Conrad at Offroad Cycles in Pretoria.
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  18. Corsica101

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    Aaarg...too many choices! So basically need the best tire for off road travel, I guess will be mainly loose gravel stuff and also need to be good on wet road and not noisy...and durable...ugh:ear
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  19. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    How do they ride in loose gravel?
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  20. Tom@s

    Tom@s 1190 Adv R

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    They works good on gravel but not so good on wet grass or mud, would have been better under these considerations with for an example Karoo 1 on the front wheel.
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