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Old 04-13-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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Any opinions? I have trailwings now but need something more aggressive in dirt. Don't know about going to TkC80 as they don't last long, and lack grip on pavement.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:16 PM   #2
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Any opinions? I have trailwings now but need something more aggressive in dirt. Don't know about going to TC80 as they don't last long, and lack grip on pavement.
Anakee or Tourance..I like the Tourance the best. Use the "search" function and you'll find this subject to be the topic of many posts.

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Old 04-14-2007, 01:18 AM   #3
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Any opinions? I have trailwings now but need something more aggressive in dirt. Don't know about going to TkC80 as they don't last long, and lack grip on pavement.
How agressive in the dirt do you want? Fire roads, trails?

TKC80s do very well on the road. They don't last long. Only about 3000 miles. Tourance is a good tire as well. Not as agressive as the TKC80s, but they do good on fire roads.
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:38 PM   #5
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How agressive in the dirt do you want? Fire roads, trails?

TKC80s do very well on the road. They don't last long. Only about 3000 miles. Tourance is a good tire as well. Not as agressive as the TKC80s, but they do good on fire roads.

It would be nice to be able to do lite sand and hit a fire trail or two.
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:41 PM   #6
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Look into this

Try some Kings I have use the tkc80 but I run KINGS kt966 now. I love them. It is a nice balance
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:02 PM   #7
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The tourances will last and are OK on fire roads and such. But NOT sand. For that you need a real knobby. I get close to 5000 miles on a rear TKC and they handle great on the street IMO.

Now I run tourance on the street and MT21's (on Woody's wheels) for agressive dirt. Best of both world's.
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:04 PM   #8
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TKC's suck on the road if thats the only riding you are doing.
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sorry...no problems here with TKC80's on the road..wear like crap....a bit sketchy in the rain...but cant beat up inthe dirt/gravel
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Look here. My personal experience FWIW is that King tires suck. Poor quality. I would avoid. You WILL get what you pay for w/ these.
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Well, I am pretty sure I could out corner my old FJR with the TKC's on the GS. I think it is fair to say that they work on the road quite well. Just wear out way too fast. I cant wait to try a less aggressive tire on the GS. It should corner like crazy then!!
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:23 PM   #12
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Look here. My personal experience FWIW is that King tires suck. Poor quality. I would avoid. You WILL get what you pay for w/ these.
I have over 30k miles on Kings suck/ poor quality// explain. I have had nothing but good fun with them. The tread is a good dual sport balance...

So tell me what problems have you had?
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It would be nice to be able to do lite sand and hit a fire trail or two.
I prefer running the TKCs. When I had my tourances on, I was riding down a dirt road when I came across some good patches of sand, with the longest section about 1/2 mile long. The tire pressure on my tourances at the time was 20 psi and the bike went through the sand. TKCs would have been better, but the tourances did work.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:12 AM   #14
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Don't know about going to TkC80 as they don't last long, and lack grip on pavement.

Not true, in my case anyway, my friend. 13000km on the rear on my 1100GS and front one still going. I have found them good on wet roads and excellent in the dry. I have never had a moment, unlike the trailwings I had on the bike previously. I run them at 30psi front 34psi rear and a bit lower for dirt.
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:51 AM   #15
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I have over 30k miles on Kings suck/ poor quality// explain. I have had nothing but good fun with them. The tread is a good dual sport balance...

So tell me what problems have you had?
The tread was not on straight. Meaning that the tread/knobbie pattern zig-zagged as the wheel rotated. It looked as though when I spun the tire that the bead was not seated all the way, but in fact was. In addition the tire did not last 2k on my KLR. Its been a while so maybe I got a bad batch or they improved their quality control.
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