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Pirelli scorpion rally STR

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by modestmuscle, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    Doing my 6K service, replacing the STR rear at exactly 3K miles. I could push toast but I'd rather save that for breakfast...
  2. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    6000 Km and my rear STR is 2/3 gone will probably get 9000 km out of the rear. Considering the all round performance of this tire it is worth the extra cost. IMHO It wont be long before the technology is copied by another manufacturer and 5 mil is added to the tread depth. The STR could probably do just fine with a little more tread depth.
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  3. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    Just returned from a weekend riding mountain roads and gravel on my 1150GSA. First time I've run the STRs.

    The good
    Excellent grip on road, wet or dry. Smooth turn in.
    Reasonably competent on gravel. A little squirmy, but the 1150 is a tank so no surprise. As good as any other dual sport tires I've tried except TKC80s, which are considerably better.

    The bad
    The first 100 miles or so the front felt vague and wallowed a bit.
    A bit vibey at +75 mph
    NOISY at speeds greater than 60 mph, especially the rear. I had earplugs in and it was still annoyingly loud. I thought the Avon Trekriders I just swapped out were noisy, but these STRs have them beat. They're so bad that I'm removing them with only 800 miles!

    One rider's opinion. YMMV
  4. kokos79

    kokos79 Nomad

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    And I thought I was the only one... The rear STR on my bike drives me nuts, especially at around 75-80mph!

    Could be that we both got an out of round tyre though...
  5. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    The howl will gradually go away with mileage, but ya when they are new its friggin loud at speed on pavement.
  6. kokos79

    kokos79 Nomad

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    I've got 5000km on mine and the howl is still there. It's a cyclic noise , which makes me think the tyre was out of round since new.
  7. Visk

    Visk Adventurer

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    I really loved them the pirellis but I really want to try the Karoo streets a shot. Will have them installed in a couple of days.
  8. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    If you compare any road tire with the STR, they will be noisier.
    If you compare any off road tire with the STR, they were the quietest IMHO.
    Having said that Conti TKC80 just recently ever so slightly changed their design. Blocks are spaced slightly further apart and for some reason are not as noisy as expected. And They also became a lot more grippy.
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  9. Mike_G

    Mike_G Exasperated

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    Looks like I missed out on the STR deal - are there any other current sales on these? I'm seeing about $310 for a set on my '05 GS.

    Otherwise it looks like Revzilla has a sale on TKC80 and Conti is offering a $50 rebate on a pair of tires....
  10. ojda

    ojda Adventurer

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    I have now run a set of Pirelli STR for 10.000km, mutch of it at highways, 0-non "enduro" and some+ gravle and the reartire is gone.
    I have kept the front tire (15000km now) and paired it with a TKC-70 rear, and love the combination.
    Gone is the noise, more stabile in higer speeds 150km++ and the TKC*s last longer than Pirellis.
    Have to burn another set of STR who is alredy in the garage, and then ill gow for the combo:clap
  11. motolover

    motolover rookie

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    Why don't you take Pirelli Scorpion Trail II? much better road tyre. STR are for scrambler folks that ride the roads and like the offroad look of the tyre.
  12. ojda

    ojda Adventurer

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    Becouse i like the TKC70, but i dont like the uneven wering on the front tyre :-(
    But the STR front did a great job for me there.
  13. FareWarning

    FareWarning Been here awhile

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    wow these aren't cheap. great, now i need tires and these are just north of 400 for a set. joy.
  14. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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    Not sure what size you need, but TKC80's on Rocky Mountain ATV are about $50-100 cheaper for a set compared to Revzilla. They also have a $50 VISA debit card offer.
  15. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    I've run tkc80s multiple times. The STRs are noisier, particularly the rear.
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  16. Garrett804

    Garrett804 Adventurer

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    I found Denniskirk.com even cheaper than RMATV. Just paid $271 for a set of TKC80's.
  17. Garrett804

    Garrett804 Adventurer

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    A set of STR's on Denniskirk is $338
  18. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    Are your TKC80's the new wider pattern?
  19. Garrett804

    Garrett804 Adventurer

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    I have not found anything mentioning a wider pattern or different part numbers so mine are what we all have loved.
  20. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    This is a front. The details on the tyre is EXACTLY the same.

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