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Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Window_licker, May 1, 2006.
and it's worst now !
first ride feel strange: Front tyre engage in turn and I feel them "harder" than stock scorp. And in the mean time It's smooth and less noises ! in a word much more sportive tyres than scorp
I touch the rear when arrived home it was so hot, that I think it can only be sticky !!! next test tomorrow morning...
At last - an alternative to the Scorps for road use, and they're available in Europe.
For UK riders they're available from:
I'll definately give them a try next time around - unfortunately I've just had a pair of Scorpions fitted, so it's not going to be for another 6000miles.
Keeps us updated on how the rear's wearing. From the pics the tread doesn't look as deep as the Scorp, so I'm guessing the lifespan's not going to be as good.
How are they on fire roads?
No way to bring this tyre out of road ! Surface is like a baby skin and would not give adherence on dirt/gravel !
I have gravel to come back home and I already notice it does not grip as scorp on that
Ok back yesterday evening !
Result is very positive !
trip was planned for 2 000 to 2 500 km and due to weather on first day I've only done 1 500 km... I leaved with some friends only ride onroad: R1, Z1000, ZX636, 1000SS and only sportives as that...
Tyres on bike make me think about a supermoto... and it's close ! I've adjusted suspension hydraulic for on road use and must say I'm really impressed: tyre goes hot very quickly, it stick on road even under hard rain and it's glued on dry ! The profile can't allow you to go to the edge unless you set low pressure, this is what it looks like after doing "le mont ventoux" in France...
Man that's one big tar!
I may well be tempted when the Pirellis go again:eek1 .
Any wear comments so far?
no wear comment yet but as it goes very hot after an hard ride I guess I'll not give it more than 8 000 kms on back . As you can see on picture it start to make pill ("bouloche" in French) and it was worst after a 154 km very twisty road ! (between Vallon pont d'arc and Mende in ardeche for french guy )
And more I still say you can't reach the edge, but I continue reducing my chiken band with more and more confidence on it
For EU-riders, here's the paperwork to make the tyres road legal on the 950 Adventure:
And also the BT45-BT54R-Combo: http://forum.lc8.info//files/attachments/bridgestone-bt45f-bt54r-h-freigabe_604.pdf
And the BT45-BT012SS-Combo: http://forum.lc8.info//files/attachments/bridgestone-bt45f-bt012r-h-freigabe_611.pdf
Just ordered a set of the am26's.
I'm doing a 3K all street ride first part of May, and am looking for something a little better than the scorps for the twisties.
Will post up impressions after...
I spooned the Avon's on today. They went on easier than the scorps typically do. The rear scorp came off easy this time, the tire pliers broke the bead and I didn't have to resort to the sidestand.
The Avon's look like they'll be a lot stickier on the black stuff, but they'd probably be useless on the dirt:
I think these'll work well on the twisties in Norcal.
No pics of the front as it was dark when I was finished.