Thread: TKC 80's
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:01 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Unkgd View Post
I have TKC 80 front and typically a 908RR rear. It is a great combo for the dirt (except really loose sand or deep mud) and the combination is acceptable on the street - after the tires are worn in (100 miles or so). I definitely don't get to dragging my foot pegs on the street as the front tire let's go long before that.
I had this combo (TKC front and 908 rear) and it truly sucks in the following situations:
1) fast curvy roads trying to keep up with even a V-Strom (which was my previous bike)
2) Cold wet roads (the 908 spins up constantly)
3) tar strips make these non-radial tires skip when leaned over

Went back to OEM V-rated Pirelli and it handles waay better on the street.
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