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Old 04-05-2011, 07:43 PM   #16
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I hear ya Ride2little. Hence my post/question on the Heidenau K60 thread.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by octagonpilot View Post
Just picked up a used 800, coming off an 07 r1200gs, and I'm about due for some tires.. What are the favorite tires that are not knobs for the 800? Tourances? Anakees? The bridgestones that are on it are not all that great as far as I'm concerned...
I like the Anakees significantly better than the Battlewings. Tourance is about the same as the different ways...if that makes sense.

Less off-roady than the above (but not by much), the Avon Distanzia gets a lot of hoon cred as its widely used by the supermoto bunch, and the 607 is pretty damn good too...though I've never been on a 21" 607.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:23 AM   #18
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on the 658 i have the k60 front and rear not knobs really good mileage and surprising how often my toes rub pavement, and my bike rides much higher than stock!
fairly stiff sidewalls protect rims too!
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:38 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by bxr140 View Post
I like the Anakees significantly better than the Battlewings.
So did I, until they aquaplaned me into a near-tankslap on a straight road with no acceleration or braking in a heavy shower. Predictable, given the lack of centre groove - water can't drain fast enough IMHO. I'm currently on K60s but I will look at Tourances if I ever go back to a road tyre.

I use Battlewings on the Strom and love them there.
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