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Old 11-01-2007, 12:27 AM   #31
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I went from Kendas to Karoos...
no more squish in the corners, good in the wet too.
On a gravel/asphalt mix the rear will do 4 K miles but it is shot and square.
If you chose them run them down, the knobs are wedge shaped and they wear slower as they get to the end.
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:46 AM   #32
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Like Creeper said, I run the Maxis 6006. I ran TKC's, but there just so damn expensive. The maxis handles well in the twisties, good in the mud and has a decent service life and the best part is there 126.00 for a set to my door from South West Moto Tire..

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Old 11-01-2007, 06:46 AM   #33
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I have also tried IRC GP110's.
Like Maxxis, inexpensive, got 3k out of the rear, about 5 k out of the front.
I like to play roadrace, and the GP's did not dissapoint, they stuck well.
Work ok in deep sand, well on road, not much chance for trial in wet, I live in the desert.
Also have a Dunlop 908 Rally Raid rear with MT21 front.
Mt21 is toads at 3.5 k, Dunlop as well, mostly road mils.
Thinking of going with Scorpions next, for more road! But pricey!!!
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:07 PM   #34
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Where in Holland did you find that kind of terrain???? I don't remember it looking that way.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:49 PM   #35
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Tkc-80's

I like the Tkc 80 all-right. They are not as good on the street as a Avon gripster or an Tourance. I do not know about the life of the tire as I just put mine on but I do know the more you spin the tire the shorter the life span. I did a 75 mph run down a gravel road and saw lots of scrub marks on the rear tire. Hard breaking makes the Tkc 80 howl and that noise means a shorter tire life. Aside from that I did not feel uncomfortable with them on the street and I think they are a improvement on a gravel road. A commuter tire? NO. A dual sport tire? Yes. But if you want high miles out of a set you have to take it easy on the pavement
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:31 AM   #36
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Karoo 2

I've been using a Karoo 2 front and MT21 reafr and am reasonably happy with the combo.

The MT21 is an all-rounder with good wear characteristics, not particularly great at anything but not a total loss at anything either.

The revelation for me was the Karoo 2 front. It is much better than a TKC80 overall on the road, better braking, better in the wet (lots!) and better wear characteristics (it's not cupping like the TKC80 did). They don't corner as well to full lean as the TKC80, but dragging my feet with knobbies is probably going to bite me one day anyway. They seem to last longer too.

IMHO the Karoo 2 is a very good dual sport front tyre option for the 640.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:32 PM   #37
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Her is a Karoo rear at 2700 miles in Russia, it went 4K almost and still had some left.
35 psi.
Run 2:1 on gravel.
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