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Old 02-05-2013, 03:47 PM   #3991
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Continental TKC-80 on the front, ~5700 miles currently.
Pirelli Scorpion Rally on the rear, ~2000 miles currently.

I had a TKC on the rear and it lasted 3700 miles. I think that the Rally will last just about as long and it's a bit less spendy. The Rally also has better grip in sand and loose stuff than the TKC did, but both are great "soft-road" tires. Both the TKC-80 and Rally also have good grip on dry pavement, though they're not as confidence-inspiring as a "real" road tire.
Thanks. I've been using the Shinko 705's and have been very happy with them, but was thinking about a tire that would be better in the real loose stuff.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #3992
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Thanks. I've been using the Shinko 705's and have been very happy with them, but was thinking about a tire that would be better in the real loose stuff.
The Pirelli Scorpion Rally looks like a great front tire--slightly more aggressive than the TKC front. I haven't tried it since the TKC still had some life left in it, but if I go with dirt tires again it will be the Rally front and rear.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:16 PM   #3993
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James, I felt the stock windscreen buffeted so badly for my body height that the wind would pulsate violently around my helmet. It was literally deafening even with plus in. Removing the windscreen was tremendously better.

I considered purchasing the windscreen vent that's on the Goldwing and sticking it in the Stelvio to get rid of the vaccuous pocket.
I didn't think that the stock screen was terrible, but the CalSci is definitely better.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:45 PM   #3994
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The Pirelli Scorpion Rally looks like a great front tire--slightly more aggressive than the TKC front. I haven't tried it since the TKC still had some life left in it, but if I go with dirt tires again it will be the Rally front and rear.
Just went to the Pirelli website and checked them out. Nice looking tire.

As usual, I wonder what tread life will be ?...

Seems like the Heidenau K60 Scout is getting pretty good reviews on the ADVbikes.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:36 PM   #3995
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Seems like the Heidenau K60 Scout is getting pretty good reviews on the ADVbikes.
I have tried the K60 and Mefo on the KTM990...I am getting great mileage out of the K60. Mefo delaminated and was replaced by Twisted Throttle. The mefo front cupped BADLY.

I vote K60
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:48 PM   #3996
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Just went to the Pirelli website and checked them out. Nice looking tire.

As usual, I wonder what tread life will be ?...
I'm expecting 3500 miles out of mine. I think that they're a slightly better value than the TKCs and have better soft-road traction.

Lots of Heidenau believers out there, but I prioritize traction over longevity.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #3997
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Lots of Heidenau believers out there, but I prioritize traction over longevity.
I do to, but would like a set of tires that would last more than one long ride.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:42 PM   #3998
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I do to, but would like a set of tires that would last more than one long ride.

Agreed. I guess I'm not as willing to compromise traction for longevity in the dirt. On the road, something like a Pilot Road 3 will work great and have good longevity.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:13 AM   #3999
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Agreed. I guess I'm not as willing to compromise traction for longevity in the dirt. On the road, something like a Pilot Road 3 will work great and have good longevity.
I used several sets of PR 3's on the GSA and never got any more miles from them than from the regular Tourance.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #4000
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I used several sets of PR 3's on the GSA and never got any more miles from them than from the regular Tourance.
Sure, the Tourance is fine, but the on-road grip (wet and dry) of the PR3 is much better (in my opinion) and they maintain their profile well.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #4001
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Sure, the Tourance is fine, but the on-road grip (wet and dry) of the PR3 is much better (in my opinion) and they maintain their profile well.
True. I actually wore out the sides before the center of one set last April riding those super twisty roads in the W Virginia region.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:30 PM   #4002
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Lots of Heidenau believers out there, but I prioritize traction over longevity.
who says you can't have both?

I'm a longtime sportbike rider who is picky about tires. The K60's on the Stelvio just plain work. Complete confidence in hoisting that thing way over.

and my front is still looking good at 11,500 miles.
Rear replaced at a little over 10,000 miles
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:31 PM   #4003
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I noticed yesterday that it is pretty easy to drag hard parts in fast left handlers. I'm not sure exactly which part it was, kick stand or center stand but it did surprise me a bit.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #4004
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I noticed yesterday that it is pretty easy to drag hard parts in fast left handlers. I'm not sure exactly which part it was, kick stand or center stand but it did surprise me a bit.
Easy enough to tell. Just take a peep and see which one looks like it was attacked by a belt sander.

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:30 AM   #4005
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Dragging parts on a left turn, sounds like the center stand. I'd check the sag in the suspension with the intent to increase pre-load. Depending on what you find you might need to change the spring on the shock. That's not unusual when you consider that most bikes seem to be sprung for lighter riders, someone in the 160-170 lb range.

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