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Sniper X 11-16-2007 03:28 PM

Who makes the best 17 inch knobbies?
 
I think Ill do 17 inch knobbies on the supermoto, who makes the best ones available in 120 17 and 150 17?

PacWestGS 11-16-2007 03:42 PM

I'm gonna say the (Dunlap) D606 for DOT cert. off-road traction. I have no knowledge of the Michelin Baja. The best compromise street/dirt (rocky-hardpack) is probably the TKC80.

NorCalslowpoke 11-16-2007 03:44 PM

How about some dirt track tires?

Just an uneducated thought...maybe/maybe not DOT..

cheers

neepuk 11-16-2007 04:34 PM

These look AWESOME!!
 
Don't know what brand these are but they look very cool to me. Found on the last page of the DR650 Thread...

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/neepuk/DR3.jpg

bullfrog 11-16-2007 05:07 PM

there is a guy here who mounted TKC80s on a SM LC4....looked MEAN!!!

TKC80 might be the only 150-17 knobby available???

I'll look for the pic...

smokinjoe 11-16-2007 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neepuk
Don't know what brand these are but they look very cool to me. Found on the last page of the DR650 Thread...

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/neepuk/DR3.jpg

Those look like TKC 80's to me. Donlop does make the d606 in a 17, I've been looking at them for my DAKAR.

BARB 11-16-2007 05:22 PM

[QUOTE=Sniper X]I think Ill do 17 inch knobbies on the supermoto, who makes the best ones available in 120 17 and 150 17?[/QUOT


You'll find a lot of rears, it's hard to find a front wide enough. Kenda Trackmaster is one. Barb

bullfrog 11-16-2007 05:35 PM

found it!!!!

LC4 SM w/ TKC80s.....150-17 on the rear....130-17(rear) mounted on front...too damn cool...
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...20220small.jpg
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...20520small.jpg
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...20620small.jpg

:tb

bullfrog 11-16-2007 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smokinjoe
Those look like TKC 80's to me. Donlop does make the d606 in a 17, I've been looking at them for my DAKAR.

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http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...r/DSC02611.jpg

Truckin_Thumper 11-16-2007 07:27 PM

I'd say ask a KLR rider,they have 17" rears, but those cheap ass' won't spring for a good tire :lol3






































I keed, I keed!

holycaveman 11-16-2007 10:20 PM

You said you wanted knobbies??? did you mean 50/50 tires like what everyone posted? Or did you really mean knobbies>? Cause there is a big difference in off road traction.

But the above tires are ok for normal trail riding. But there are other options for more agressive riding.

Mtncrzr 11-17-2007 06:24 AM

TKC front, D606 rear, nuff said:D...

dman 11-24-2007 05:59 PM

Maybe the size isn't noticeable with all those knobs, but how does a 130 front feel (steering) compared to the stock 120's on most SM's? It looks huge ...

-dman

ryanwilliamcantrell 11-24-2007 11:00 PM

As HolyCaveMan, I've seen pure knobbies on his before in pics.

Bridgestone:
http://tiresunlimited.com/images/bri...ne/ED11_12.jpg





IRC:
http://tiresunlimited.com/images/IRC...E35F-VE33R.jpg

B.Curvin 11-25-2007 05:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neepuk
Don't know what brand these are but they look very cool to me. Found on the last page of the DR650 Thread...

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/neepuk/DR3.jpg

They are Maxxis 6006 on the DR.

The only D606 Knob in a 17 is a 130/90.

You can get a correct size Cheng Shin C755 front 275 or 350/17 (and it's $18.00)

You can get a correct size Cheng Shin C760 rear 560/17 ($51.00)

755
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...55rear-200.gif

760
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...o/c760-200.gif

I may try these myself sometime.

http://www.tireexpress.com/category.cfm?Category=2214


EDIT (I forgot, these are not DOT, but who cares, I run slicks on the road. :evil )


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