Another rear tyre question

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  1. Sgomes

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    Hello
    Looking for opinions regarding rear tyres to use on the rear with the stock rim for off road only.
    Not interested in durability, just the best performance off road with good puncture resistance.
    I mounted a 140 rear tyre on the stock rim and don’t really like the lack of protection of the rim.
    All the help is welcome.
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  2. Boatman

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    What bike?
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  3. Sgomes

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    Just a detail
    Ktm 990 adventure
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    Or .... MotoZ Desert HT
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    Have had good results with the Mitas E-09 & Pirelli Scorpion Rally.
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  7. Sgomes

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    I’m going to try the Mitas E09 but the Tera flex looks good.
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    Been running the moto z tractionator desert ht. Really happy with it. Did the cabdr with the highway to and from Scottsdale still running it offroad and to work. Holding up well. Especially for 100$.
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    04B857BD-5F69-4F7E-950A-2F6631B09ADC.jpeg 43219A8E-3994-48F8-BCA7-59F742096C5F.jpeg Been really happy with the 140 pirelli scorpion rally (old version). Its 99% as wide as a 150 TKC
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  10. Sgomes

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    Did about 600 km yesterday on the mitas E09, about 300 on dirt, didn’t like it was spinning all the time, although it was really dry.
    Maybe the pirelli scorpion rally is an option, the problem is that I have the 4.25 rim.
    Before the mitas I had a Metzeler 6 days 140 and it had better grip but left the rim really exposed.
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  11. MCCOYBOY

    MCCOYBOY Been here awhile

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    I just laced up an SE rear rim on my 950 adventure hub and I highly recommend it. A 140 tire fits that rim perfectly and offers tons of rim protection and the bike feels way more nimble offroad.
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  12. Sgomes

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    That’s is the way I have to go I guess
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  13. MCCOYBOY

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    My advice is to just buy the SE rim and use your factory hub and spokes. It works perfectly and the spokes line up as they should. I got my rear rim for $250 and besides that and a rim lock and new tube I had nothing more than an hour of my time invested.
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  14. DerViking

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    I'll second this one. I've been fairly blown away by the Scorpion, It'll be way done at 2500 mi, but price and performance are good. Cannot be mounted tubeless. I tried every stinking trick, bead just doesn't want to spread that wide. Tire would be much happier on a narrower rim.

    Where are you buying them? Or what size? I'm staring at front for $100 and rear for $197 o(150/70) on Rocky MTN.

    Do you like them? I can't seem to find much in the way of reviews for what looks like the tire I've been waiting for.
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    Just throwing this here for anyone who might be wondering. This is the new dualsport/adv tire from Tusk (RockyMountain Mc) a pair is about $110
    130-18 on a stock adv rear rim. Rear knobs measured 16mm new and are 9.5mm now after the north half of the MABDR and 320 miles of highway back 1300miles
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  17. Qwik

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    908Rally RAID by Dunlop. Hands down
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  18. Ferd

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    it'll certainly win for "the most expensive tire ever"
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  19. Qwik

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    True. But they are amazing in loose Dirt and Sand
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