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Old 11-16-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:42 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:44 PM   #3
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How about some dirt track tires?

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

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Old 11-16-2007, 05:34 PM   #4
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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...

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Old 11-16-2007, 06:07 PM   #5
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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...
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:35 PM   #6
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found it!!!!

LC4 SM w/ TKC80s.....150-17 on the rear....130-17(rear) mounted on front...too damn cool...




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Old 11-16-2007, 06:20 PM   #7
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Don't know what brand these are but they look very cool to me. Found on the last page of the DR650 Thread...

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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Old 11-16-2007, 06:37 PM   #8
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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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Old 11-25-2007, 06:17 AM   #9
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Don't know what brand these are but they look very cool to me. Found on the last page of the DR650 Thread...

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)

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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. )
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:00 AM   #10
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Does anyone have experience with a Metzler MCE Karoo? Specifically 130/80-R17 front and 150/70-R17 in the back? I know it's too much to hope for, but would you have been riding this setup on a stock DR-Z SM? They look so promising that I'd almost be willing to try it. But I just got a set of Contiforce SMs that I have yet to mount...now there's a mean offroad tire









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Old 11-16-2007, 06:22 PM   #11
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[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
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