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Opinion of 3 Dual-Sport TIRES, how to choose a TUBE? GEARING? (ktm exc 300 stock)

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by W.Jozsef, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. W.Jozsef

    W.Jozsef n00b

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    Hi guys!

    I want to use my KTM EXC 300 2012 stock both on street and off road.
    I wish to have good cornering on the pavement but i also wish to able to go off-road.(not too agressively). Some gravel and some mud.

    I was watching 3 tire options:
    -Pirelli scorpion rally
    -Heidenau K60 scout
    -TKC 80
    (all 140 r18)
    What are your opinions on these tires?

    What tubes should i order for the tires?

    Currently it is geared 14 front -50 rear. I do not plan to go over 100 kmh, but i wish to be comfortable at 80. Do you have any suggestions on that?

    Thank you your help in advance guys! :)
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  2. MxFan69

    MxFan69 Im so happy

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    Was just looking for the same answer. What did you decide on ??
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  3. MxFan69

    MxFan69 Im so happy

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  4. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Ron - 300XC-W DR650 T1050SE

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    That gearing is good. Get some D606 tires.
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  5. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    It will take more than the right set of tires to have you comfortable at 80mph on the pavement. You can get a 15 on there, which will help. But it's close and you may have to trim some. TKC front would work. Maybe Mitas 07 on the back. Hedenau is rock hard and will last forever but not much off road.
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  6. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Did you not read his post George
    80 Kmh is not that fast


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  7. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    My bad! So sorry. I ASSumed Mph and you know what happens when you do that. I'll stick with my tire recommendations and join in the vote for the Dunlop 606s if better off road is desired. Forget the 15 CS sprocket. Thanks for pointing this out.
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