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Old 04-27-2009, 08:58 PM   #91
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Don't forget the Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3. The rear is a 140, but will fit and is a good 50/50 tire.

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Old 04-27-2009, 09:30 PM   #92
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IMO there really is no "compromise" tire choice. Tires and suspension are the most important parts of motorcycle setup. You cannot have your cake and eat it too. My philosophy is to set up bikes with a narrow focus. I have my F8 setup optimally for the dirt, and live with it on the tarmac. I have my 998 setup optimally for the tarmac, and I don't take it in the dirt.

I have two sets of wheels for my 12GS.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:53 AM   #93
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Has anyone tried Pirelli Scorpion MT90's A/T ?

according to one write up they are 70 on / 30 off rating

Open for comments

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Funny you should mention these tires;
I put them on my KLX250 for a trip to Deal's Gap last year and LOVED them. they aren't any good in grass or soft fields, but are sweet on Gravel and dry dirt. And in my opinion, if you can drag the footpegs on a KLX, your tires are sticking pretty damn good! So when I got the F800 I went straight to the Pirellis and was dissappointed to find that there is no size that will work. If, however, they come out with the right size I will be first in line.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:34 PM   #94
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Anyone got a cheap-o inside line on ordering TKC-80's?

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SmallTires.com. Cheapest available.

http://www.smalltires.com/store.cfm?...DURO%2520TKC80
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:27 PM   #95
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I run a Mitas rear, either an E07 or E09 with a Dunlop 606 or 908F front.
Saw your rig, very nice. What sizes do you run for the rears and fronts? The Mitas rear with a Rally Raid front sounds delightful.

What has your experience been so far with this set up?
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:46 AM   #96
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Saw your rig, very nice. What sizes do you run for the rears and fronts? The Mitas rear with a Rally Raid front sounds delightful.

What has your experience been so far with this set up?
I am running superlaced rims from Woody on the 1200gsa and run standard rims on the F800, though I am thinking of getting Woody to run me off a pair of Excel rims in an 18/21" combo so I have more tyre choice.

I find the Mitas is a really good wearing tyre if doing large miles... and I am not so fussed about running a full knobby on the rear for the most part, especially where the mix of road is 50/50 tar and dirt. Running a knobby on the front is more important. The Dunlop 908 is a pretty hard wearing knobby. It doesn't behave as well on the tar as the 606 but is a better off road tyre. If I was doing more sand and dirt and less tarseal I would opt for the Mitas E-09 or TKC or Rally Raid for our Aussie outback.

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Old 05-06-2009, 06:07 AM   #97
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Thanks SteveRed. On the original F*8 rims, are you running a 130/80 R17 Mitas rear? Here in Canada I seem to only be able to find that size and I'm concerned about slip of the tire on the rim during acceleration.

Thanks man.

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I am running superlaced rims from Woody on the 1200gsa and run standard rims on the F800, though I am thinking of getting Woody to run me off a pair of Excel rims in an 18/21" combo so I have more tyre choice.

I find the Mitas is a really good wearing tyre if doing large miles... and I am not so fussed about running a full knobby on the rear for the most part, especially where the mix of road is 50/50 tar and dirt. Running a knobby on the front is more important. The Dunlop 908 is a pretty hard wearing knobby. It doesn't behave as well on the tar as the 606 but is a better off road tyre. If I was doing more sand and dirt and less tarseal I would opt for the Mitas E-09 or TKC or Rally Raid for our Aussie outback.

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Old 05-06-2009, 07:01 AM   #98
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Thanks SteveRed. On the original F*8 rims, are you running a 130/80 R17 Mitas rear? Here in Canada I seem to only be able to find that size and I'm concerned about slip of the tire on the rim during acceleration.

Thanks man.
Ye 130/80 R17 works ok. I am going to try the Heidenau 140 though!
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:03 AM   #99
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Thanks SteveRed. On the original F*8 rims, are you running a 130/80 R17 Mitas rear? Here in Canada I seem to only be able to find that size and I'm concerned about slip of the tire on the rim during acceleration.

Thanks man.


There's a 140 rear, but they're currently unobtanium (after a run on the product due to discussions here). Reportedly will be back in North America with a shipment some time this month.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:59 PM   #100
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...I am thinking of getting Woody to run me off a pair of Excel rims in an 18/21" combo so I have more tyre choice.
I'd guess you go a lower profile rear then, to keep the ride height the same? Or would that not matter? Lower profile = less rim protection and harsher ride, no? (Don't know, just extrapolating from experience with our Mini...)

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Old 05-14-2009, 04:37 PM   #101
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Tough and inexpensive. Ran a front on my 950 KTM and was impressed. Not sure if their largest back tire is big enough fir the GS800 rim. Sure worth a try though.

Don't do it, they can't handle the horsepower. Just had one taken off the rear that I only put on about 2k ago; several of the knobs had ripped completely off , and many more were about to. I haven't ridden any hard, rocky areas since I put them on.
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:07 AM   #102
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I can't seem to find an answer / thread as to whether Mefo makes their Dual Sport tire in a version that will fit the rear of my F8.

Thanks!

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Old 05-16-2009, 06:41 AM   #103
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I can't seem to find an answer / thread as to whether Mefo makes their Dual Sport tire in a version that will fit the rear of my F8.

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Only in a 130 for the 17 inch rear!

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Old 05-18-2009, 02:04 PM   #104
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FWIW 10,889miles on the last Rear Tourance 150/70R17.

All on-road miles. 42PSI.

Replaced with another Tourance. I will run 38PSI and compare effects.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:39 PM   #105
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Only in a 130 for the 17 inch rear!

http://www.mefotyres.com/Mefomenue_uk.htm
i emailed twisted throtle about 150-17" super explorers & the said that mefo is working on that size. looks like direct competion to the k60.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productlist/765/
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