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Old 05-27-2013, 10:47 AM   #256
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At 3,800 miles what would you estamaite tire life to be ?
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:35 AM   #257
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At 3,800 miles what would you estamaite tire life to be ?
Well... there are some postings on the Crosstourer topic here at ADV which state that they are sticky as glue (which I second) but that there is a serious decrease in mileage...

For the moment I would guess that I could double the current mileage which would make me very satisfied.

On the TA I however, I managed to get 10.000 miles with no problem at all.

Since the rubber compount of the TA II seems to be less hard, I think 10.000 mls is no option on the TA II anymore...
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:04 AM   #258
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10,000 K I'm guessing . I'd have to do the math . I will have smoked my stock tire probable at about 5,000 miles US.
I'm at 4700 now and she is thin !

Trying to decide which to buy. NEW Michilen anakee or NEW Conti Trail attack ..........
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:06 PM   #259
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Well I found a nail in the rear the other night and of course by the time I stopped Im sure the side walls are junk .
So I have a Conti Trail attack 2 ~ rear on the way . I hope to have it on by the weekend !

Well it seems the TA2 is back ordered so I optited to just get the original TA .
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:54 AM   #260
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Sweet !
Delivered and I installed on Frday afternoon .
Finnally back on the road ............

I get 10.5 / 32nds in the center of the tire ...
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:57 AM   #261
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Well... there are some postings on the Crosstourer topic here at ADV which state that they are sticky as glue (which I second) but that there is a serious decrease in mileage...

For the moment I would guess that I could double the current mileage which would make me very satisfied.

On the TA I however, I managed to get 10.000 miles with no problem at all.

Since the rubber compount of the TA II seems to be less hard, I think 10.000 mls is no option on the TA II anymore...
Are you still riding ? Everything good ?
How is your milage now ?
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:34 AM   #262
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Are you still riding ? Everything good ?
How is your milage now ?
Still riding, still going strong. End of July we will do the French Connection tour - will be good for another 3.000 km in 7 days.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #263
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A- for Conti - their prices have increased significantly latetly!
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:59 AM   #264
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Unfortunately we had to chance our 'French Connection' travel plans (will be done, but due to family circumstances by car... )

So the extra milleage will have to wait...
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #265
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New TA2's

Decided to replace the TC1's after 9000 miles due to an upcoming trip, but they could have gone >10K without a problem. Agree with general consensus that they are awesome on the road, and better than expected off. I did go on a few miles of very sandy road, and thought I might die. But that speaks more to my lack of confidence than anything. Didn't dump it, but the front might as well have been a ski.

Just got theTA2's, and they feel about the same. Will say that the marketing as not having the slick-as-snot grip when new is true. They have a texture that seems grippy. Won't matter much longer, but nice feature!

Summary: Highly recommend unless you find yourself in mud and sand a lot.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:50 PM   #266
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A- for Conti - their prices have increased significantly latetly!
I know but look what I found:

$277 Shipped!!! From Competition Accessories in SC. 110/80-19 & 150/70-17 only. But if you buy them separate, it is still a better package price than anything else I was able to find.

I've ridden my tiger with these tires up and throughout the Gifford Pinchot. Hells Alien, on a 950, and I were the only people not on TKC style tires. There was a GSA ahead of me who got stuck in a steep and rocky jeep track. I pulled up next to him and stopped to make sure he was fine. On the grapefruit sized rocks, on an incline, the tires had enough grip that I was able to start back up and finish the climb. Though we knew how good these tires are, Hells and I were still impressed! Especially since we were able to rail the mountain roads once we got back to pavement.

I would have to agree that these tires suck on snow:
1st attempt

But they are not as bad as people say they are on wet dirt and sand:
Can't think of a better title
One of these three is not like the other

They are amazing tires, but they can't survive this:
It's got a nail in it

I can't wait to get the TA2's on.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #267
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They are amazing tires, but they can't survive this:
It's got a nail in it
they can with ultraseal in
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:11 AM   #268
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8.000 km (5.000 miles) done so far on the TA II and still no significant signes of wear. Upcomming weekend going to play in the German Tuetenburger Forrest area, good for another 750km

Peggscraping material, those Conti TA II's!
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:39 PM   #269
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Front and rear run in opposite directions

I was looking at my TA2's and realized the tread design was opposite on the front and the rear. I had to double check the arrows to be sure they were mounted correctly, but indeed they were. This seems odd to me. Can anyone tell me the reason behind this?
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:00 PM   #270
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"...was opposite on the front and the rear..."

Rear provides traction going forward.
Front provides traction going rearward.
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