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Old 10-12-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
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150 miles on wet greasy city roads today, mutiple back end slides and a couple of front end slides, these aint good wet road tyres.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:19 PM   #2
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I couldn't get them off my KTM fast enough and go to knobbies. In mud or snow they were flat scary.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:39 PM   #3
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150 miles on wet greasy city roads today, mutiple back end slides and a couple of front end slides, these aint good wet road tyres.
Hi ya' Bucky,

Had a few moments myself on Saharas. I think the only thing they do well is... well, nothing really. Oh, OK... they last about 5K miles. There, that's what there good for.


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Old 10-12-2004, 12:51 PM   #4
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There, that's what there good for.
And, they are unparalled in lightening your wallet should you choose to replace them with like type....

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Old 10-12-2004, 01:21 PM   #5
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ahhh sheet. let the ridicule begin..........

i like saharas for general on road (mostly) and a bit of off road use. i'm on my third set and i will buy them again next time.

btw... second set of wheels have dunlop d606's on them
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:24 PM   #6
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ahhh sheet. let the ridicule begin..........

i like saharas for general on road (mostly) and a bit of off road use. i'm on my third set and i will buy them again next time.

btw... second set of wheels have dunlop d606's on them
Did you just wake up pookie? Posting like a busy bee for the past few minutes.

Saharas would be considered a great tire... if you could get a set for about $150 US.
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:37 PM   #7
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I ride mostly offroad, so I spooned on knobbies right after the first service @ 1000km, threw the Sahara's up in the rack for possible future use.

Put them back on in May of this year to do the Hoedown in Vermont, then down to the BYOB and back up to Canada. During that ride most of the time I was at full load, three hard cases and a tankbag, and my fat ass. Wet or dry, they worked pretty good for the whole trip. In the end, I put 7000 km on them, and the rear was done, but not cooked. Could have probably gotten another 1500 km out of the rear, and the front still had lots left. The traction loaded was alright, more than enough for the conditions.

When we got to Hot Springs, I unloaded the beast then spent a day playing tag with Steverino down to Deals and back. Good grip, but I found the full speed lean required a careful touch. A little light on slide warning. But we managed to have lots of fun anyways, didn't we Steve & Bart?
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Old 10-12-2004, 02:03 PM   #8
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Did you just wake up pookie? Posting like a busy bee for the past few minutes.

Saharas would be considered a great tire... if you could get a set for about $150 US.
nope. just got back from lunch. work is a little less appealing than posting here.

they aren't that much more (i don't think anyway) than that are they? i didn't really ask how much... i knew i liked them so i bought 'em again. how much less is a comparable tire... and what is a comparable tire. keep in mind i do have dot knobbies for off road use.
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