Terrorflex

Discussion in 'KTM 950/990' started by cagiva549, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    Just for the hell of it I decided that I wanted a Knobby instead of a TKC so I found a Terrorflex 140/80 18 and mounted it on my spare rim . Last weekend I mounted it in the bike in Big Bend to see what . What is , I havent had so much fun on a bike since I sold my 2 smokes . That 500 lb bike rips snorts and shreads , there are trenches in River road from Black Gap to Castolon , I'm sorry , I couldn't help my self . I forgot I'm an old man riding a big adventure bike , It slides corners like a 250 smoker , it roosts till you have to slide into the next corner , rips thru deep sand effortlessly and spits gravel on any body you pass cuss they sure didn't catch you . This is the first time I have felt really comfortable on this bike off road since I bought it . I have been a lot of places with the Perrili and TKC but with the Terror I could point and gas it and blast thru whatever I wanted . I never used all the suspension till now . On the highway over 70 is uncomfortable feeling , I see the need for a steering damper now , lean angles were a little less radicale . I pushed it just to see how things felt , definatly not as stable as the Perrili but grip was positive on the pavement . Tire life is going to be an issue , probaly around a 1,000 miles but if I do it all in the dirt its going to be a fun 1,000 miles . 300 this weekend took the top third off the center knobs off , about half of that was dirt and half rock . When this ones gone I will buy another . SEYA
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  2. scottr

    scottr Banned

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    Effing TEASE!

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  3. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    What he said. I would also like to add "If there aren't any pictures, it didn't happen"


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  4. osteo

    osteo Motion is Life

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    pictures, pictures, pictures.!!!!!!
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  5. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    I dont take pictures , if you want to see it you shoulda been there . And if you want to feel it try one on . I dont live in the past , I dont live in the future , I live for now . SEYA
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  6. NothingClever

    NothingClever Dirt Winger

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    Allllllrighty then........

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    Look like some squirrely, chunk-shedding marvels to me.

    Tell you what, you can have my share.

    :lol3 :rofl :lol3
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  7. scottr

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    An ee don't take a joke, niether!

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  8. osteo

    osteo Motion is Life

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    Thanks NothingClever - a very factual picture, just what the doctor asked for! :lol3

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  9. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    Still running the TKC front , the 21 is good and yes I was concernd about chuncking the terror . After serious abuse in a lot of rock of all kinds all the knobs are still there , just not as tall as they started out . Didn't mean to come off sounding sharp , picts are a waste , if it is somewhere good I'll go back , if it sucks nobody wants to see it anyway . SEYA
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    Big Dog put Terraflex on his Husky at one point. Don't remember his report on the tire. I know he's run at least one of them down to nil.
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  11. teabagger

    teabagger Been here awhile

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    I have said it several times before; there is NO substitute for Huge-Ass Knobs, even if they do chunk off on sharp rocky shale...I'll be at Jimmy Lewis' 2 day school in Primm, NV Jan 13-14, running them there, if anyone wants to see some Major League Roosting....These are cheap too, making their short lives acceptable....

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  12. codys

    codys Lost in the Vizcaino

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    Can these be much better than a 908RR?? Novice on difference among dirt tires and just doing a visual comparo :D . 1k miles comes quick sometimes and always takes a bit of pavement for me to get to the good stuff :cry .
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  13. ktmhk53

    ktmhk53 Adventurer

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    Greetings,
    The Terrorflex is great... until you have to fix a flat in one trailside...:huh


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  14. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

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    then you prolly don't want this tire <shrug>

    I personally wouldn't run it anywhere that I had to do more then a few miles of pavement.. it would simply be a waste IMHO

    still, I'm thinking it would be a great choice for me for the Desert 100 coming up in a couple of months :evil
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    =RANDY= Lanky Adventurer

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    What do y'all s'pose would be a big gun to strap to the bow of the ol' battleship fitty? Somethin that keeps tha balance better'n Ma after she takes'r meds.
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  16. teabagger

    teabagger Been here awhile

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    Guess it depends on what you're going after....illegal aliens/drug runners/"Coyotes."
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  17. =RANDY=

    =RANDY= Lanky Adventurer

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    Okay, thanks for playing. Seriously, whats the biggest front knobby with appropriately stiff sidewalls that can be put on the 950? All I've seen are 90/90's, but even then, actual sizes tend to vary a fair amount (as is obvious with the Terrorflex, 908rr, etc.) I know some of you guys have tried every tire under the sun, so I'm curious if you noticed any of them having a larger footprint than the others. All I've tried is the Karoo and D606 fronts. I didn't notice much of a difference in size. It would be nice to have some traction up front after hitting warp speed in the dirt with the Flex...
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  18. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    I have a TKC with 2,000 miles on front , it shows it's ware . I was suprised at how well it worked . I only rember washing out the front end in two cornors and both had a good sized grader berm to set it in , no problem once it stopped sliding at the berm I gassed it to the next one . I only have one front wheel and the TKC works good on or off road . I'll stick with it for now . SEYA
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  20. ATAK

    ATAK Been here awhile

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    Hello, I am going to Mongolia and take wilh me a pair of contie's for normal use and terraflex rear and mt 21 front for the offroad in kasachstan, kirgisie and mongolia. I will let you know how it held during the trip.

    Here is a plan of our trip, we leave 26 mai 2007 for three month's.
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