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Old 06-16-2013, 06:56 AM   #2311
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The 690 adv is exactly what I'll be doing. Love the rally look of the evo1/evo2 rally raid kits. Tempted big time.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #2312
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:50 AM   #2313
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Taking the enduro to an unlikely place, the track n beating up on the sport bikes.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:46 PM   #2314
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Taking the enduro to an unlikely place, the track n beating up on the sport bikes.

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #2315
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Taking the enduro to an unlikely place, the track n beating up on the sport bikes.

Nice shot.

I'm just curious what tires you like for that type of riding, and why?

I have MT60s, but want to replace them with something a little more sport oriented, and know very little about sport tires.

Thanks
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:40 PM   #2316
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I have MT60s, but want to replace them with something a little more sport oriented, and know very little about sport tires.
If you're running MT60s, then you've got 17" wheels?

You might want to try the Avon Distanzia SM (make sure to get the SM compound.)

Or the ContiAttack SM

Or the Michelin Pilot Power (which is what I think yuu is using)

The reason you want to stick to Supermoto tires is that they're designed for lighter bikes whereas traditional race tires are designed for heavier bikes.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:33 AM   #2317
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Or the Michelin Pilot Power (which is what I think yuu is using)
I run these on 17s when e is set to sm.

No matter manufacturer my vote is avoid the 60 series tire. PO had a set mounted when I bought it and front was so low profile it squared the shoulder and was prone to wash outs.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:05 AM   #2318
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I run these on 17s when e is set to sm.

No matter manufacturer my vote is avoid the 60 series tire. PO had a set mounted when I bought it and front was so low profile it squared the shoulder and was prone to wash outs.
That is the issue I'm having. You can only lean it over so far before going over the shoulder of the tire. A very unsettling feeling when rounding a corner for sure. I do have a set of 17" wheels. They are not directly off of a 690 SM, so I'm not positive if the rims themselves are the standard oem width.

I really just want a tire profile that I can lean over hard without finding the edge so easily.

What size tires are you guys running front/ rear? My front is a 120/60(?), rear is a 160/60(?).
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:27 AM   #2319
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I also quite like them in mud - nothing works very well in mud, but IMO the E09 is up there with pretty much any other tyre I've tried ...
Actually there is, there are just very few people that know about it. The best mud tire is the Mitas 754 (former Trelleborg design), a non FIM tire that is massive even in 120 width when compared to a Michelin Enduro comp in 140:




I just used it for 4 days in the muddy Romanian forest and the traction is really amazing, you can get up stuff that you wouldn't dream about without it. Literally everybody in the region runs them, for a good reason.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:53 PM   #2320
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Actually there is, there are just very few people that know about it. The best mud tire is the Mitas 754 (former Trelleborg design), a non FIM tire that is massive even in 120 width when compared to a Michelin Enduro comp in 140:




I just used it for 4 days in the muddy Romanian forest and the traction is really amazing, you can get up stuff that you wouldn't dream about without it. Literally everybody in the region runs them, for a good reason.
Good to know - we're forecast a wet winter here ...
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #2321
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Nice shot.

I'm just curious what tires you like for that type of riding, and why?

I have MT60s, but want to replace them with something a little more sport oriented, and know very little about sport tires.

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Those are Dunlop Q2s. Ill be going to Q3s in the near future. The 690 SMC shipped with Pirelli Supercorsas - basically in the same class as the Q2. Though on head to head comparisons the Pirelli does a bit better in most opinions... They cost about twice as much. The dunnies offer a lot of bang for the buck. The Q3s are getting a lot of positive comments and nods that they are better than the 2s

I also chose the Q2s as the rear is quite light. Lightest in the size if my research is right. I was working at dropping rotating/ I sprung mass on a budget - light tires help. Though that track is short and tight (Shenandoah of Summit Point) for the sport bike set, it's still big and sweeping by sumo standards, so getting a good drive into any straight section is key to fending off or leaving the much more powerful bikes behind

I have not ever run tires like the distanzia or ContiAttacks SMs so I cannot speak on them. But as light as the 690 is, it'd no 240 pound, 250cc sumo racer and I haven't had issue getting heat in the tire and good grip. Granted I ran 27 front / 25 rear, cold that day.

The distanzia and contis are significantly more costly.

Size wise 120/70 and 160/60 on wheels from an SMC

I'd say get a set of the Q3s BK. though not sumo specific they will offer more grip on pavement than you'll have been used to. And the price is about impossible to beat in the class
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:38 AM   #2322
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That is the issue I'm having. You can only lean it over so far before going over the shoulder of the tire. My front is a 120/60.
I believe you will rid this problem by going with 120/70. If you've got a tire shop near by, go take a look at difference in profiles between 60 & 70 series - its significant. This will help you keep contact when tipped in.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:01 AM   #2323
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:26 AM   #2324
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