Who makes the best 17 inch knobbies?

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  1. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I think Ill do 17 inch knobbies on the supermoto, who makes the best ones available in 120 17 and 150 17?
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  2. PacWestGS

    PacWestGS Life Is The Adventure!

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    I'm gonna say the (Dunlap) D606 for DOT cert. off-road traction. I have no knowledge of the Michelin Baja. The best compromise street/dirt (rocky-hardpack) is probably the TKC80.
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  3. NorCalslowpoke

    NorCalslowpoke Long timer

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    How about some dirt track tires?

    Just an uneducated thought...maybe/maybe not DOT..

    cheers
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  4. neepuk

    neepuk Such a drag...

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    Don't know what brand these are but they look very cool to me. Found on the last page of the DR650 Thread...

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  5. bullfrog

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    there is a guy here who mounted TKC80s on a SM LC4....looked MEAN!!!

    TKC80 might be the only 150-17 knobby available???

    I'll look for the pic...
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  6. smokinjoe

    smokinjoe hippie kicker

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    Those look like TKC 80's to me. Donlop does make the d606 in a 17, I've been looking at them for my DAKAR.
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  8. bullfrog

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    found it!!!!

    LC4 SM w/ TKC80s.....150-17 on the rear....130-17(rear) mounted on front...too damn cool...
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  10. Truckin_Thumper

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    I'd say ask a KLR rider,they have 17" rears, but those cheap ass' won't spring for a good tire :lol3






































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  11. holycaveman

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    You said you wanted knobbies??? did you mean 50/50 tires like what everyone posted? Or did you really mean knobbies>? Cause there is a big difference in off road traction.

    But the above tires are ok for normal trail riding. But there are other options for more agressive riding.
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  12. Mtncrzr

    Mtncrzr Just Kidding, not really

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    TKC front, D606 rear, nuff said:D...
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  13. dman

    dman Been here awhile

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    Maybe the size isn't noticeable with all those knobs, but how does a 130 front feel (steering) compared to the stock 120's on most SM's? It looks huge ...

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  14. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    As HolyCaveMan, I've seen pure knobbies on his before in pics.

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  15. B.Curvin

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    They are Maxxis 6006 on the DR.

    The only D606 Knob in a 17 is a 130/90.

    You can get a correct size Cheng Shin C755 front 275 or 350/17 (and it's $18.00)

    You can get a correct size Cheng Shin C760 rear 560/17 ($51.00)

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    I may try these myself sometime.

    http://www.tireexpress.com/category.cfm?Category=2214


    EDIT (I forgot, these are not DOT, but who cares, I run slicks on the road. :evil )
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  16. boottothedoor

    boottothedoor The Muddy

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    Does anyone have experience with a Metzler MCE Karoo? Specifically 130/80-R17 front and 150/70-R17 in the back? I know it's too much to hope for, but would you have been riding this setup on a stock DR-Z SM? They look so promising that I'd almost be willing to try it. But I just got a set of Contiforce SMs that I have yet to mount...now there's a mean offroad tire:evil









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