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Old 06-08-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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Kenda K784

I got tired of waiting for someone to get the Hiedenau scouts in stock that will fit my Tiger 800. I ordered the Kenda's and am getting them installed today!! Can't wait to try them out in this Northern MI sand.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:25 AM   #2
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Well after having put several hundred miles on the K784 my opinion is that this bike is just too heavy for the sandy trails of Northern MI.

The Kenda's help a little and I have tried experimenting with letting air out of the tires getting down to 20psi, not sure how low I can go with the air psi.

The tires are better than the stock scorpions but what I give up in on road riding I surely don't make up for in off road riding. On top of that the wear on the soft knobbies is very noticeable.

I will definitely stick to the gravel roads and avoid the sand. There have 2 occasions where my gps showed a gravel road and it just turned into sand, I had to push on.

I'm not sure what I'll do to when these things wear out.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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Well after having put several hundred miles on the K784 my opinion is that this bike is just too heavy for the sandy trails of Northern MI.

The Kenda's help a little and I have tried experimenting with letting air out of the tires getting down to 20psi, not sure how low I can go with the air psi.

The tires are better than the stock scorpions but what I give up in on road riding I surely don't make up for in off road riding. On top of that the wear on the soft knobbies is very noticeable.

I will definitely stick to the gravel roads and avoid the sand. There have 2 occasions where my gps showed a gravel road and it just turned into sand, I had to push on.

I'm not sure what I'll do to when these things wear out.
Maybe try something more aggressive up front, and a bit more speed.

Try a TKC80, IRC TR8, or MT21 up front.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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Maybe try something more aggressive up front, and a bit more speed.

Try a TKC80, IRC TR8, or MT21 up front.

The Tiger 800 has tubeless tires, are those you named available in tubeless and the size for the Tiger?
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