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Old 02-10-2013, 06:35 PM   #31
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yeap this thread is a good resource... nothing like it where we can see all the options and whats out there for the 800 stock rims,,,

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:34 AM   #32
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yeap this thread is a good resource... nothing like it where we can see all the options and whats out there for the 800 stock rims,,,
Exactly! On that note:

Mitas E-10 front


Mitas E-07 (Dakar) back

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Only about 900km total right now. So far I'm very happy with them however I haven't been able to put many dirt miles on since jest about everything is icy .

That being said I was in a VERY muddy play area yesterday and I was impressed with the overall grip in both drive and tracking. I'll report more as I have it.

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Old 04-14-2013, 06:18 PM   #33
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Exactly! On that note:

Mitas E-10 front


Mitas E-07 (Dakar) back

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Only about 900km total right now. So far I'm very happy with them however I haven't been able to put many dirt miles on since jest about everything is icy .

That being said I was in a VERY muddy play area yesterday and I was impressed with the overall grip in both drive and tracking. I'll report more as I have it.

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Ok so how are they. Looking forward to hearing these are in the top 2 of my rear tire pick. Other is the k60. Front will be the E-10 or tkc80.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #34
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Not seeing the Pirelli Scropian Rallies. $204 shipped. Awesome DS tires.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:33 AM   #35
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Not seeing the Pirelli Scropian Rallies. $204 shipped. Awesome DS tires.
Nice looking tire. How do they stand up for tire life. What kind of mileage are you getting out of them. And how are their road manners, especially for a bigger bike (F800GS).
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #36
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Nice looking tire. How do they stand up for tire life. What kind of mileage are you getting out of them. And how are their road manners, especially for a bigger bike (F800GS).
I only have 200 miles so far, but so far 2up they great on and off road. Not near as noisy as I was expecting and more stable on the road than a set MT21s I ran on the KLR. Looking forward to some front bite off road, the Heidies front just sucked in this regard. ADV Camp this weekend, I'll report back on how they do.
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Ok so how are they. Looking forward to hearing these are in the top 2 of my rear tire pick. Other is the k60. Front will be the E-10 or tkc80.
Hey G-Mac,

I'm at just over 3000kms now and very happy with them. Some of my quotes from my other posts on them:

"I have run a TKC in the front with the K60 (140) and an E09 in the rear. The TKC is good...but...it has a very soft casing (I usually will hit something hard) and I wanted something just a bit more open too. Hence the E10.

It hits all those marks and so far I'm very happy with the combo. 2000kms and the E07 is wearing very well and the E10 has barely any wear. I do take it easy on the front brake with knobbies so I don't ramp 'em. Cornering wise I have scrubbed them right over too the very last row of "pricklies" which is very far over...it's a round tire. TKC's were scrubbed right over the edge easy...they are more square.

Wet pavement traction has been very good. Predictable too.

I ran the E09 mostly with the Pirelli Scorpion Rally last year and I was happy with that combo for dirt but I took 'em off to save them from all the pavement over the Fall/Winter.

I'm keen to try the E10 in the back next."

"I'll give the front E10 about a 95% of the TKC on the pavement wet and dry. It's a rounder tire though too so it has slightly quicker turn in.

Off road I think it's better in the braking dept. and I think it corners a bit better too. So far I'm happy with it.

Don't go too low on the air pressure with the TKCs. They are very soft, esp up front. Not a great combo with our soft rims.

I haven't run a TKC rear on this bike (or the E10 yet) just the K60, E09 and now the E07. Based on this I expect the E10 to be very comparable all round to the TKC but maybe with a little bit longer life, a few $$ less and probably a bit better bite in the soft and cornering. The E07 I expect will have a little less drive and braking grip but about twice the life if not more.

So far I've been very happy with the E07 as a 50/50 rear."

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http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...433409&page=21

Scorpion Rally thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=685523&page=8

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Old 04-18-2013, 03:36 PM   #38
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Right on maybe ill just ride out there and buy them
Can't wait to get back to BC
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:30 AM   #39
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Pirelli Scorpion Rallys are the real deal

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Nice looking tire. How do they stand up for tire life. What kind of mileage are you getting out of them. And how are their road manners, especially for a bigger bike (F800GS).
So, just spooned on a new set, the Scorps did 4700 miles which included some 700 miles 2 up, 3000ish miles loaded for the trail, the COBDR, CO Million Dollar Highway at speeds not conduscive to LEOs liking (loaded BTW), and the return trip to WA State. No chunking front or rear although I do have some checking at the base of the knobbies, the rear wore evenly and the front was starting to do the slope wear. I could have gone longer for pure gravel/logging type roads and pavement but why would I limit myself?
So, IMO, they may not last as long as Heidis, but they are superior in every other sense, on and off road. They rail the sweepers and bite the grit. A true DS/ADV tire in every aspect.
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Not seeing the Pirelli Scropian Rallies. $204 shipped. Awesome DS tires.

Is this the tire you have? It is what I ordered, but not what I got. The new tire I received had wide center bars instead of the two rows of smaller knobs. Not much lateral hook up in gravel over hard pack. So I siped them to look like the picture. That works, but mileage was about the same as TKC80's.




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Yes, with the exception that the rear has considerably less of a sipe. I was uncertain how the rear would be but after use I couldn't ask for a better DS type tire.
The front??? Phenominal, better that the MT21.
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:22 PM   #42
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Just returning from Colorado... I saw lots of people running "trails bike" tires on there bikes (450's Ktm type bikes). Great tough tire for rocky trails...
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:34 PM   #43
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Well had the Mitas for about 3km road wise they are great. I find the E-10 (front) a little skatey on the lose gravel. I think I will try a pair of the E09's next. Oh and as far as wear. They don't seem to be wearing at all 3300km
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #44
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Heidenau F69 front tire

I installed a Heidenau K69 front tire. The Cdn dist for Heidenau asked me to try it out and give them feedback.



Needless to say it's a very open and aggressive dirt tire. The casing isn't heavy duty either so I set them at 35psi and kept them there (don't need to add any more dings to the rim ) and they still did well off-road.
I suspect it wasn't designed with 500lb adv bikes in mind it never did anything unpredictable even on cold damp pavement (didn't push it too hard on that knowing what it's designed for). There was a little bit of a light feeling and only a little wander/ squirm.

In the dirt the tracking was great and braking grip was great too. Cornering grip was also good. Terrain was a variety of dirt, rocks (all sizes and with shale) and some sticky mud.
Didn't get any sand but I imagine they would be good there. Being a soft conditions tire I don't expect long life and I haven't had it on long enough to speculate.

If you're looking for a good soft conditions tire I think it's worth a look.

The rear would also be an option but sadly they don't make it in big sizes yet.

I'd like to see a Heidenau in between this and the K60s.

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Old 10-26-2013, 07:50 AM   #45
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Sava Tires

I see RawHyde is going to start selling a couple of sizes of Sava tires. The rear size works for the 800.

I understand these have been available in Europe for awhile. Anybody have any experience with them?
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