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Old 04-05-2011, 05:09 AM   #1
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Best NON Knobby tires

Just picked up a used 800, coming off an 07 r1200gs, and I'm about due for some tires.. What are the favorite tires that are not knobs for the 800? Tourances? Anakees? The bridgestones that are on it are not all that great as far as I'm concerned...

Many thanks...
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:30 AM   #2
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My tourance rear is working out great so far. I have the TKC on the front, so I'm not sure about that, but the tourance is great on the road, and I don't curse it too badly on the trails.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:44 AM   #3
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Tourance

I have used Metzler Tourance front and rear on my F800 since I wore out the Bridgstones that it came with. I'm almost ready for my third set. I get around 7500-8000 miles per set. This is a great tire. And it works well on gravel and rocky roads here in Colorado.
I used these on my R1200GS at two track days at Willow Springs California. They stick like glue. A great tire.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:44 AM   #4
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Any of those tires mentioned arent worth a flying hoot in anything but packed manicured gravel,pure street tires are about as good.
Ive got some Shinko's on my DR650,they have slightly more open tread and are ok for flattracking around on gravel.
At least they werent 300 a set mounted up like a set of Tourances run these days. If your going to ride the Beemer in the dirt some maybe some Sahara's?
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:48 AM   #5
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Any of those tires mentioned arent worth a flying hoot in anything but packed manicured gravel,pure street tires are about as good.
You'd be surprised how planted the rear Tourance feels with a TKC up front. I won't lie, it was a bit wobbly in the mud, and I had to keep the throttle up to make up for the lack of traction, but on gravel and dirt I've been surprised at how well it handles. Definitely much better than street tires!

That said though, personally I wouldn't want to run them front and rear, and I am itching to put on something a bit more aggressive when my summer slab trips are done.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:57 AM   #6
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whaaata-bargin

I've got a set of tourances (very lightly used - from the dealer to my home)

$100.00 + shipping.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:37 AM   #7
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I've got a set of tourances (very lightly used - from the dealer to my home)

$100.00 + shipping.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:36 AM   #8
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:13 AM   #9
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I disliked the Anakees that came new on the bike. But I waited until they wore out before I replaced them with Tourances (also use TKCs for 'dirtier' riding). For street, I much prefer the Tourances. For me, they're better in the rain.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:23 AM   #10
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I really like the Anakee 2s I am running at this time. Much better gravel and dirt hookup. Much better than the Battlewings for grippage. The BW did last 10,000 miles and still have usable tread left, though. Will say that.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:10 PM   #11
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Anyone else have Pirelli Scorpion Trails on their bikes from the factory? That's what mine came with (134 miles on the clock right now) so I haven't had much of a chance to evaluate them.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:37 PM   #12
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Anyone else have Pirelli Scorpion Trails on their bikes from the factory? That's what mine came with (134 miles on the clock right now) so I haven't had much of a chance to evaluate them.
Mine came with them. They worked fine and I switched to Tourances to see how they compare. So far they work just as well.

The Pirelli would last me about 10K on the rear the Tourances about 12K miles in comparison. Front Pirelli about 22K miles and looks like the Tourance will beat that as well.

I'm going to try the Shinko's (Radial version) next......

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Old 04-05-2011, 02:39 PM   #13
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k60's end of story. What else do you need to know?
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:58 PM   #14
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k60's end of story. What else do you need to know?
I want to know how to have a NON-squared-off version of this tire (k60) out back. I like to corner on the pavement on my way home from the trail. The TKC's do that amazingly well.

But these are not non-knob's, so nevermind.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:54 PM   #15
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k60's end of story. What else do you need to know?
kind of but not really a knobby.
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