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Old 06-11-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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Tyres for Woody's Wheels.

I have just ordered my 19" 17" combo from Woody's for my 990 Adv. I have ordered the 5" rear as all my riding will be on the road, and i am told i can put up to a 170 tyre on.
What tyres do you guys rate over there for pure road use, it also has to be good in the wet as here in the U.K. we do get a bit of rain every now and again ?

Can't wait to get the wheels on, hopefully just in time for my 10 day trip around the great roads of Northern Spain in a couple of weeks.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:22 AM   #2
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. . . hopefully just in time for my 10 day trip around the great roads of Northern Spain in a couple of weeks.
I did some riding in northern Spain a few years ago. The roads are superb; you're in for a treat.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:07 AM   #4
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wont that mean you have to take the rear brake and abs sensor off the bike to get the wheel on if its that wide?
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
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I don't know about that, i will ask my mechanic friend who is going to fit them.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:23 PM   #6
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My 19 / 17 tire choice

I went with a 5" X 17 Woodys rear too . . . mounted a 160/60X17 radial Pirelli Scorpion Sync . . . will try a 170/60 series next time. I went with a Avon Distanzia radial 110/80X19 front radial which works great. I may try a Scorpion Sync front next time. I already had the front Distanzia before ordering the Sync.

Couldn't be happier with overall feel and performance.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:30 PM   #7
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I have the 17/17 set up at the moment with a Conti Road attack front , BT020 on the rear ( this will be replaced by a Trailattack soon).

The front is a little twitchy at speed but boy does this bike turn in quick .
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:31 PM   #8
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My 950SM came with Scorpion Syncs. I don't like them much because the front was shot by 2,500 miles. I just mounted some Avon Storms, but I don't think they are available for 19" fronts.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:41 PM   #9
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:30 PM   #10
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My 950SM came with Scorpion Syncs. I don't like them much because the front was shot by 2,500 miles. I just mounted some Avon Storms, but I don't think they are available for 19" fronts.
Good to know - - - I will stay with the Distanzias up front. They are wearing very well. The rear Syncs are doing well so far on the back.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:42 PM   #11
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The rear Syncs are doing well so far on the back.
Strangely, the rear Sync probably could have gone another 1,000 miles after the front was shot. These were the first (and only) tires I've worn out on this bike, so I don't know yet whether front wearing out much before the rear is bike or tire related.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:39 PM   #12
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I mean, there's not many multi-purpose bikes that are quick and handle well in the twisties, will cruise at 100mph all day long (done it ) and enjoyable offroad too. I mean feck, lock-stops while backing it into a tight turn on a 500lb bike......I love it!



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Old 07-01-2008, 12:44 PM   #13
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19/17 set

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I went with a 5" X 17 Woodys rear too . . . mounted a 160/60X17 radial Pirelli Scorpion Sync . . . will try a 170/60 series next time. I went with a Avon Distanzia radial 110/80X19 front radial which works great. I may try a Scorpion Sync front next time. I already had the front Distanzia before ordering the Sync.

Couldn't be happier with overall feel and performance.
I'm about to take the decision to replace the stock 21/18 with a Woodys Excel 19/17 set because I use the bike mostly on road. What's your opinion compare with the 21/18 ? Any problem with the ABS ? Is it more stable a high speed ? Would you recommend to do it ?
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:01 AM   #14
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Hi Vito, i have'nt fitted mine yet but the feedback i got from people on this website when doing my research was all positive, in a big way. I can vouch for the quality of Woody's wheels and the service was excellent. Go for it, i am sure you will not regret it.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:03 AM   #15
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I went with a 5" X 17 Woodys rear too . . . mounted a 160/60X17 radial Pirelli Scorpion Sync . . . will try a 170/60 series next time. I went with a Avon Distanzia radial 110/80X19 front radial which works great. I may try a Scorpion Sync front next time. I already had the front Distanzia before ordering the Sync.

Couldn't be happier with overall feel and performance.
I guess that those are the Excel that Woodys offer for KTM 990; do you use the radial tyres with tube right ?
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