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Old 12-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Conti Trail Attack on 950SE?

I am wearing my asbestos face mask, so flame away. I'm about to ask a tire question for the SE...

I searched, but could not "quickly" find an answer. Anybody running the Conti Trail Attack on their SE? Looks like a good solution for street -- without SM wheels. The rear is a 150/70-18, so a bit wider than stock. Front is a 90/90-21, so that's perfect. I'm replacing my worn out 908/TKC combo after 5000 miles. I've run the Pirelli A/T Scorps in the past. Not my favorite tire. Looking to be on pavement for a while.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Na nobody would put those on a SE
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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K60 is the about the best allround tire for a 950. Check with Craig at CJ Designs.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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I use them as my street tire and like them but I haven't had much confidence with them on anything more technical than a dirt road.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
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Currently running the Conti Trail Attacks on my 950SE. IMO they are one of the best street tires you can put on an 950SE. Don't expect too much from these tires when you leave the pavement.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Okay, sounds like the Conti might make a decent alternative to the Scorpion A/T. After the third time that tire stepped out on me with modest throttle, I decided to give something else a try. Now, mind you, this being an SE, I should expect a little tail slide from time to time, but the 908 with knobs was a better rear tire on pavement than the Pirelli. Gonna give the Contis a try.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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Enduro 3 sahara 140/80 on the back, Anakee2 on the front. Perfect on the street, very good off it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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Enduro 3 sahara 140/80 on the back, Anakee2 on the front. Perfect on the street, very good off it.
Interesting. I run Anakee2 front and rear. Tried a set of Conti TA and sold them after playing about with tyre pressures and never able to get them feeling as good as the Anakee2 on pavement.


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Old 12-16-2012, 04:31 PM   #9
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I'd probably run that a\Anakee on the rear for street work and a little dirt road if it came in an 18 inch rear . Oh well.. I had a beemer buddy that took his big GS all over the place with an Anakee pushing him through some pretty loose/crappy road.

Is it me or do the trail attacks look real similar to the road attacks or even the sport attacks for that matter. Funny they put trail in the name even. Maybe gravel road attacks..
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:18 AM   #10
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Is it me or do the trail attacks look real similar to the road attacks or even the sport attacks for that matter. Funny they put trail in the name even. Maybe gravel road attacks..
Same basic pattern but deeper grooves and a little more open as well. They do surprisingly well offroad as long as its dry. I had mine on all the way across Nevada and a lot of Utah on dirt. Real Good on Slickrock too.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:31 AM   #11
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I run them on my 990 Adventure for road work and they are brilliant.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #12
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The only problem is they dont wear out. ten K miles on mine when I pulled em and sold em.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:54 PM   #13
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The only problem is they dont wear out. ten K miles on mine when I pulled em and sold em.
+1 these tires are fucking amazing... I'm at right around the same and they're still round. I did a burn out and it barely put a mark in them.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #14
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The only problem is they dont wear out. ten K miles on mine when I pulled em and sold em.
That's one complaint that I have as well. I put Trail Attacks on my 990 Adv when it looked like I would be doing lots of freeway commuting and very little dirt riding. Since then I've moved and want a more dirt oriented tire, but hate to buy new tires before the old ones are worn out and it seems like they're lasting forever.

The other complaint is that it seemed to take a lot of weights to balance them, and then they needed to be rebalanced once they had worn down a bit.

I'm quite happy with the traction on twisty roads, comparing them to various sport touring tires that I used to run on my Ducati ST2.

They seem to work just fine on regular dirt roads - I haven't tried them on more serious dirt yet, but expect them to be not very good in mud or loose stuff.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #15
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6000 miles on Conti TA's so far (990A), autobahns, mountain twisties, the potholed roads of eastern Europe and some trail work thrown in for good measure. In the dry they behave very well, in the wet leaned over if you give it a handful they will slide and spin but always in a controllable and fun way when you learn to trust them The first time I got the rear spinning leaned over in the wet it happened in such a controlled way I actually though it was the clutch slipping! On dry trails they work well but be warned anywhere near wet mud. Definitely recommended for road work, don't forget that for road work it's not always how fast you can go but also how fast you can stop
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