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Old 08-28-2012, 08:52 AM   #211
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Pissed How to get in touch with Continental?

Anyone know of a US number to contact Continental? All I'm finding are numbers and addresses in Germany. I'll be there in a month, but won't have much time (nor the ability to speak enough German) to work with then.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:04 AM   #212
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http://www.conti-online.com/generato...safety_de.html

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:11 AM   #213
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Laugh Getting some traction on a bmw r1200rt

While you may wonder why a guy who rides a BMW R1200RT touring bike is responding about the Conti Trail Attack, it's because I've been were the road ends, and the dirt begains. I can assure you that this is not by design, but how the various State, and County highway depts run. On my maiden trip in spring 2011 to cross the norther part of the USA on US High Way 2, I ran out of pavement in Montana for 20 miles (about 30 Km), mud, pot holes, and ruts were the norn, and it was slow going. I was using dunlops D616 tires http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire...ce/sport/d616/ they did a good job but the rear wore out at 6,000 (10,000Km) I tried Pirreli's Scorpion Trail, but did a little better milage wise. Now I'm testing the Conti Trail Attack. I have over 2,000 (3,000Km)miles on them, and wearing very well. The embossed lettering on the tread for the rear tire is half way worn off, and the front tires lettering is still completely there. Continental makes the KTC's in my size 120/70x17 F 180/55x17 R but that's gross over kill for a touring bike. I like the extream lean angles, braking, and running in the rain, I can't report on accleration, as the Beemer has Traction Contol (no wheelies). Running in dry dirt the tires are very good, but I don't have any mud experience with them. You said that your front tire was made in Korea, and the rear in Germany, it got me curious about were mine can from, and both came from Germany. The tire pressures I'm running are 32 PSI front, and 30 PSI in the rear (sorry no metric equivalent) 30 PSI is 6 pounds under factory recomended pressures, but this has shown me to be near ideal, and I suspect that 31 PSI to be perfect, but mileage will tell.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:34 AM   #214
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I've had two pairs of Conti Attacks, I like them a lot. Millage has been about 13 or 14 k, my only complaint is that the front tire does not have a lot of tread depth so when the dirt gets a little wet, the front tire becomes a slick. Oh, I'm riding an '09 1200GSA, if that means anything.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #215
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I've had two pairs of Conti Attacks, I like them a lot. Millage has been about 13 or 14 k, my only complaint is that the front tire does not have a lot of tread depth so when the dirt gets a little wet, the front tire becomes a slick. Oh, I'm riding an '09 1200GSA, if that means anything.
Great on pavement. Bad on dirt, rocks, etc. Great in rain.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:23 PM   #216
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I have had a few TA rears and was very happy with them, I did have the wobble with the front but because I bought it during the winter and didn't get it installed until March Jake Wilson told me to pack sand.. I dealt with it but wasn't happy about it..
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:10 AM   #217
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I am also debating whether or not to go back to the Conti TA. If I knew for sure the shimmy problem has been resolved or not. Any more problems on recent purchases? I ride an 08 BMW GS Adventure. Loved the tire - hated the wobble.
I have had a wobble at slow speeds off throttle below 30mph, at first I thought it was the bike, the tech at the dealer said it might be the tires. It was the same on the second set that I bought, It never was troublesome to me, I tried changing pressures to no avail.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:54 PM   #218
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Hold your horses... New Trail Attack 2 early 2013

@ All,

The Dutch Conti importer has just announced the new Conti Trail Attack 2 by early 2013.
Here's the English translation from the press release:

Continental presents the Conti Trail Attack 2, the second generation of the motor tire specially designed for large and high-performance travel enduros. The Conti Trail Attack 2 features an innovative new rubber compound. The result: optimum grip, short braking distances and long life. Brands like BMW and KTM use the Conti Trail Attack 2 already the first mounting band for new top models.

The Conti Trail Attack 2 has all the good qualities of its predecessor.
He makes use of an innovative new compound technology.

Some special features:
- Optimal performance and traction on dry and wet roads
- High degree of stability and comfort
- Longer life
- Short running-thanks Traction Skin Technology
- Continuous Compound Technology
- 0 steel belt construction

Initial assembly with top brands

With all his good qualities, the new Conti Trail Attack 2 already approved as original equipment tire for several top-enduros from several leading brands. Assembles the new KTM enduro tire factory instance on the 2013 models Adventure Adventure T and R. BMW has the Conti Trail Attack 2 designated as original equipment tire for its newly introduced new flagship enduro R 1200 GS.

The Conti Trail Attack 2 is available from early 2013.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:52 AM   #219
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Sounds interesting ....
If anybody sees a tread picture please post?
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #220
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Sounds like....

....same improvements made to the Conti Road Attack IIs I have on my V-Strom.

The "Traction skin" is great, no mold release compound on new tires.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:25 PM   #221
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....same improvements made to the Conti Road Attack IIs I have on my V-Strom.

The "Traction skin" is great, no mold release compound on new tires.
Exactly. It was just a matter of time that Conti would reveal the Trail Attack II after the succesfull introduction of the Road Attack II.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:15 AM   #222
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Sounds interesting ....
If anybody sees a tread picture please post?
http://www.nieuwsmotor.nl/motornieuw...-attack-2.html
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #223
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #224
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I don't see what the difference is between the original and the "TA-2". Looks the same and the specs seem to be the same. Anybody know what the difference is supposed to be other than a "new and improved" marketing ploy?
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:18 AM   #225
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I don't see what the difference is between the original and the "TA-2". Looks the same and the specs seem to be the same. Anybody know what the difference is supposed to be other than a "new and improved" marketing ploy?
Read the comments about the differences between the Conti Road Attack vv the new Road Attack 2 and you will learn its more than just a marketing ploy...
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