Goldentyre GT 723

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by mslow, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. dolphins13

    dolphins13 orange rules

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    I emailed goldentyre. They say the gt723R is for 500’s or a 690 that mostly does dirt. So it wears faster than the gt723s. Which is actually more for a 690. Advised me to get the gt723s as it will work better and last longer for my bike, a 690. Also I am finding the s to be at least $80 cheaper.
  2. rev.co

    rev.co more will than skill

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    i’ve been running the 723S.. i never wished for better traction off road, and i definitely wouldn’t think it worth the mileage trade off.. i’m over 4,000 miles now.. even the current $165 was a deterrent for me though.. i got mine for $110 which is what i just paid for the motoz rallz.. i have high expectations for the motoz, or it’s back to the goldentyre.
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  3. Antikid

    Antikid Been here awhile Supporter

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    I still love the GT723 on my 1190R. Have had 3 sets, and a fresh set waiting.
  4. dstutz

    dstutz Long timer

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    Am curious what the date codes on your tires are...my rear that was oozing air through the whole caracass had the same date code as the replacement sent to me which is 2.5 years old.
  5. powder85

    powder85 Been here awhile

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    It seems like still nobody has used the GT823 as it is pretty new so I'm gonna give my 0,02.
    I have a Ténéré 700 with the new GT823 on them. They have currently 2200km and they look as they can do easily 3000 or 4000km more.

    I have done tarmac and heavy trail riding in rocky and muddy terrain. They are a big surprise. You can go at a very decent pace in road twisties with no strange movements other than the weird front feeling on heavy braking that all knobbies have. The front center knobs are wearing down in a slope shape instead of flat due to on road braking.
    I'm very happy with the grip off road specially from the front tyre, it's almost like an Enduro FIM tyre that I use in my Beta 2T. The rear has very good traction on everything but heavy mud, but that is the case for any tyre.
    I ride with high pressures on the road, 2,2 bar front and 2,4 rear. Off road I go 1,6 bar front and rear. They are noisy on the road as any knobby but I use earplugs when doing long distances so that is not a concern for me.

    If I can get 6000km out of them, I have absolutely no reason to try any other tyre as they suit me perfectly.

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  6. briand

    briand n00b

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    Hi guys - does anyone know if the GT723 will work with the stock tubeless rims of the 1290 SAT? Am seeing a few closeout deals on the 723s but haven't used them before on my SAT. Not sure if it makes a difference but these would be the non R versions because that's the only version they make that fits the SAT's 17 rear, 19 front rim sizes.
  7. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays Supporter

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    Should work just fine.
  8. Graniteone

    Graniteone 3,2,1...Beer me! Supporter

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    I just ordered a rear 723S to play with on my 690. If they grip as good as my TKC80’s and last longer I ll be a big fan. Fingers crossed.
  9. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    The front GT723 is really the star of the pair
  10. dstutz

    dstutz Long timer

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    It does and it will.
  11. Graniteone

    Graniteone 3,2,1...Beer me! Supporter

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    I think I ll keep using a TKC 80 for the front paired with the 723S as I have had nothing but good luck with them.
  12. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    Pardon my lack of reading, but if you haven't tried the 723 (soon to be 823) front tire yet, you really should consider it.
    I have had more pinch and puncture flats with the TKC 80's than any tire I've ever owned. Good tire for the pavement and light, dry dirt roads, but terrible when the trails get rough. The 723 is an absolute beast in the nasty stuff. The only tire I like better on the front of the big bike in the gnarly stuff is the 216 fatty front. Ironically, the 216 does surprisingly well on the road too.
  13. Graniteone

    Graniteone 3,2,1...Beer me! Supporter

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    I have never had a pinch flat with a TKC80 front and have used more than a dozen. Sticks well in all kinds of different terrain and super sticky on road. I ll wait and see how the rear does before going further. Thanks for the feedback.
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  14. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    I cant use TKC anymore, I always seem to get split sidewalls (running tubeless).
    There is no downside to going 723/823, its better than TKC in all conditions.
    Just MHO :-)
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  15. briand

    briand n00b

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    Thanks!
  16. rev.co

    rev.co more will than skill

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    723 has better grip pretty much everywhere.. i got 4000 miles from the GT, the tkc80 was shot in 1400..
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  17. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    Ok gents, I'm struggling here because we can't get the new 823 yet and there are no 150/70-18 left of the 723.
    I need a tire to get me through the gnarly stuff until I can get the new 823.
    Any recommendations?
  18. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    I ended up with a MotoZ RallZ front and rear. Works very well. Biggest complaint is they are loud on pavement. Make the 723 seem silent.
  19. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Stick a MotoZ desert HT on and you will forget that Goldentyre ever existed. I tried the GT723’s and the front was very good but the rear was not even as good as a TKC80, what kills it is being FIM rally tire legal which means that the maximum knob height is 13mm. The Desert HT knobs are 19mm, 6mm taller than the ones on the GT723, and they have a much more open knob spacing. Even with the open knob spacing they wear very well, partly since you start off with so much more knob, but they also feature very large and well supported knobs with a large radius blending them into the carcass.
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  20. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    How many miles are you getting from the HT?