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Old 01-23-2011, 09:02 AM   #61
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Really can't say yet, Ghost. They felt good from Speegleville to your house and back but like I told ya, I wasn't exactly flying around the corners. Maybe 50-55-60 through the 35's on FM185 that I usually ride at 70+. For a variety of reasons, primarily brand new tires, I wasn't pushing hard.

As far as my time on TKC's I'd say I have less than 300 miles random experience over the years. So far , I'd guess these may handle a little sharper. Turn in a little more quickly. I ran them up well over their speed rating and didn't feel anything funky.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:06 PM   #62
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Resurrecting an old thread here. What is the consensus nowadays? Looking for some 70/30 or so tires to run to Big Bend from DFW and then hit some of the less technical roads in the parks?



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Really can't say yet, Ghost. They felt good from Speegleville to your house and back but like I told ya, I wasn't exactly flying around the corners. Maybe 50-55-60 through the 35's on FM185 that I usually ride at 70+. For a variety of reasons, primarily brand new tires, I wasn't pushing hard.

As far as my time on TKC's I'd say I have less than 300 miles random experience over the years. So far , I'd guess these may handle a little sharper. Turn in a little more quickly. I ran them up well over their speed rating and didn't feel anything funky.


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Old 02-02-2014, 03:22 PM   #63
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Texas Dual Sport Tires 19/17 for the Big Pigs

Been running TKC fronts this whole time. Two TKC rears (one for Mexico and one for Roll the Bones). Host of others of every imaginable brand. I love the TKC front and the TKC rear simply doesn't last in Texas. And it slows me down on paved corners by 15-20 percent. So, I'd run a TKC front and a Metzeler Tourance (regular) and be done with it.

Great street performance and still decent on loose caliche. If you can get the front to stick, you can live with the ass waggling.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:06 PM   #64
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Thank you! Did you ever try the Mitas E07?

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Old 02-02-2014, 05:36 PM   #65
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Nope. And just missed the set today. Grrrrr.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:46 PM   #66
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Nope. And just missed the set today. Grrrrr.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:47 AM   #67
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I can tell you the Metzler NEXT is not as dirt worthy as the old Tourance. I have a Karoo3 that I will put on front next for the NEXT maybe with a NEXT Rear. not sure what's next after the NEXT
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:54 PM   #68
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I am sure that helped. Sheesh. lol
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:57 PM   #69
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I can tell you the Metzler NEXT is not as dirt worthy as the old Tourance. I have a Karoo3 that I will put on front next for the NEXT maybe with a NEXT Rear. not sure what's next after the NEXT
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:30 PM   #70
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I put a set of K60's on my Stelvio last fall. Riding mostly in state the rear made 6,000 miles, the front will last twice that. They're fine for my type of riding, but if I was sticking to asphalt I'd probably run the RP2 or the original Tourance. 6000 miles is about as good as it gets in Texas.

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:36 PM   #71
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I put a set of K60's on my Stelvio last fall. Riding mostly in state the rear made 6,000 miles, the front will last twice that. They're fine for my type of riding, but if I was sticking to asphalt I'd probably run the RP2 or the original Tourance. 6000 miles is about as good as it gets in Texas.

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:43 AM   #72
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I put a set of K60's on my Stelvio last fall. Riding mostly in state the rear made 6,000 miles, the front will last twice that. They're fine for my type of riding, but if I was sticking to asphalt I'd probably run the RP2 or the original Tourance. 6000 miles is about as good as it gets in Texas.
that tire has too flat of a profile for us. The transition into corners at speed doesn't work well.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:55 AM   #73
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that tire has too flat of a profile for us. The transition into corners at speed doesn't work well.
The profile was ok the first 2/3rds of its life, but as it got flatter the high speed corners became much more interesting. Knowing it's going to behave in that maner, I'm not too bothered by it when it happens. The k60 has such deep tread that it will really get flat as it wears out here in the land of straight roads and right angle turns though.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:00 PM   #74
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Both are cheaper (last time I checked) than the TKC80 and last roughly as long or marginally longer. I have run both on the Stelvio; the Kenda really is a lot of bang for the buck.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:07 PM   #75
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Texas Dual Sport Tires 19/17 for the Big Pigs

Yup. Best dirt grip I found is the Kenda Big Block rear. I was an early adopter and blew two up. 700 miles and less than 1000. Difference? Tried my best to stay within the speed rating.

Rumor is they changed the compound from black cheese to something harder within the last several months. I will try another and see for myself.
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