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Old 04-22-2009, 06:03 AM   #16
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One the two very knowledgeable Michelin dealers was talking out of his behind, right?

hint: try to ride a Desert with some fun and enthusiasm when the outside temperature is below 10 degrees Centigrade (or in the rain at the same temperature). They really are different.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:09 PM   #17
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What are they like in mud?

Good on dry rocks?
They are very good on the street,rocks,makadam...
In mud-they are not for that type of terrain`s but for Dual purpose tyre`s-they are decent.
Best tyres for d.s. riding-in my opinion.
But they are bad choice for enduro riding.
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:14 PM   #18
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Exactly.

The toothless one is is dribbling again.

We don't get a lot of sub 10C temps around here.
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:52 AM   #19
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Any more T63 users out there care to add to this? What ya think of them?
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:14 AM   #20
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Anyone who compares Desert's and T63 is speaking out of his back hole...period. It doesn't even have to be sub 10 degrees, it's enough to have a couple of raindrops on asphalt for the front tire to give you some serious shite......rear one is better.

In mud Desert's don't clean up and become tricky, front is better than rear in mud.....T63 doesn't clean up well if you compare it to cross tyres, but comparing to Desert's, t63 are better.

On macadam, small rocks and similar terrain they are about the same.

On tarmac T63 is a lot better.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:37 PM   #21
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Anyone who compares Desert's and T63 is speaking out of his back hole...period. It doesn't even have to be sub 10 degrees, it's enough to have a couple of raindrops on asphalt for the front tire to give you some serious shite......rear one is better.
They were talking about rears only. The fronts are the same size but the Desert is very obviously the much more aggressive off-road tyre. The rears appear the same, but only the Desert is available in the 140/80 size... hence the questions about the build of the Desert vs T63... in rears only.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:22 AM   #22
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T63 are great for easy offroad. Wen´t to Norway last year did 2000km on gravel and 400 km on tarmac. Still some good nice km left.
Excellent choice for my 640 adventure. Michelin Desert are very expensive here in Sweden so its a no choice tire for my budget.
If I´want to go more aggresive offroad, I choose Michelin S12 or similar.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:12 AM   #23
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Forgot to mention that I ride pretty much exclusively on lowered gravel air pressure. Only inflate if I know I'm doing hours on asphalt. Day to day riding and commuting (110km roundtrip on highway) is on low pressure.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:48 AM   #24
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I love the t 63s my fav, best all round tyre for adventure and road. They wear well and priced ok here in oz. hope they dont disappear from the market. They work. great tyre.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:54 AM   #25
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I love the t 63s my fav, best all round tyre for adventure and road. They wear well and priced ok here in oz. hope they dont disappear from the market. They work. great tyre.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:52 AM   #26
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I just ordered a rear for my KLR to replace a worn out Gripster. I couldn't believe they could be had for under $60.00. My front Gripster is still in really good shape so I guess I'll see how it likes that combo for now but have a feeling I'll need to change it.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:13 PM   #27
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T63 DOT DUAL SPORT TIRES



Features
  • Economical knobby tire
  • Tread pattern inspired by Michelin’s highly successful Desert tires
  • Reinforced knobs resist tearing and abrasion on asphalt
  • Provide excellent stability, durability and high level of grip
  • S-rated for speeds up to 112 mph
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:16 PM   #28
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Anyone On a DRZ

Anybody use these on a DRZ "S" model yet? I'm very curious to know how they worked, wear, and what sizes.

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Old 06-16-2009, 04:35 PM   #29
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Tread pattern inspired by Michelin’s highly successful Desert tires
Well spotted that man!

And at this point I must give the T63 rear the big thumbs up. It's been absolutely hammered with very little tarseal use, no chunking, and is going to get the same mileage as the MT21s that got mixed riding. Don't think I'll buy another MT21 unless the price is 20-30% cheaper than the T63 (at the moment they are about the same).
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:27 PM   #30
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So Far so good for me, don't know milage yet . It does grip in wet farely good but don't push it, on trails with a old DR650 goes great in muddy stuff and pushs through much better in sand than a k270. Also my gearing helps with that now to a little. But us it i've riddin hard on it a little on the street and does round off and if you lean it power it out or you will slid off. But i was on the edge. Nothing like super moto


Overall a great tire for the mony cheaper that a d606, but watch out when you mount I could hardly get the tube in, could hardly flex the side wall. With 10-12psi there is like no flex on my 1995 dr650 so its not that soft.
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