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Old 10-26-2013, 12:26 PM   #46
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Interesting and thanks for posting, hadn't heard of these. Also keen to hear about anyone with first-hand experience on them.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:59 AM   #47
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updated some info....

My ridding buddy with Super Tenere ran the Mitas E07 on our trip New Mexico / Arizona this week - same set as Colorado last year! - great wear and performance.

Looks like I will have to get on the backorder list for the 150 /70 17.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:19 PM   #48
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:13 AM   #49
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Here is what's going on mine next.

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Old 05-12-2014, 12:30 PM   #50
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TKC80 rear

Hey there -

I'm looking at new tires. I see the TKCs for the rear listed two ways at Revzilla -
150/70B17 TL 69Q for $174
150/70B17 TT 70Q for $168

Whats the difference? (Besides price.)

Thanks ahead.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:21 PM   #51
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Hey there -

I'm looking at new tires. I see the TKCs for the rear listed two ways at Revzilla -
150/70B17 TL 69Q for $174
150/70B17 TT 70Q for $168

Whats the difference? (Besides price.)

Thanks ahead.
TL = Tubeless

TT= Tube Type

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Old 05-12-2014, 01:21 PM   #52
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Hey there -

I'm looking at new tires. I see the TKCs for the rear listed two ways at Revzilla -
150/70B17 TL 69Q for $174
150/70B17 TT 70Q for $168

Whats the difference? (Besides price.)

Thanks ahead.
first one is TL = tubeless.
69 means maximum load 325KG
Q = top speed 160kmh

second one is TT = Tubetype (needs a tube)
70 means maximum load 335kg
and well you know now what Q stands for.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:27 PM   #53
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first one is TL = tubeless.
69 means maximum load 325KG
Q = top speed 160kmh

second one is TT = Tubetype (needs a tube)
70 means maximum load 335kg
and well you know now what Q stands for.
Haha first

Your's is more informative and accurate though Loutre. do you keep all that info in your head?
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:31 PM   #54
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Haha first

Your's is more informative and accurate though Loutre. do you keep all that info in your head?
well when you are a law student you are used to learn useless crap by heart all day long, after a couple of years you are starting to accumulate more useless numbers in your head than you'd like to admit
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:59 PM   #55
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Haha first

Your's is more informative and accurate though Loutre. do you keep all that info in your head?
Thanks to you both.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:48 PM   #56
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Laugh Mitas e07 rear update

e07 rear...

it looks to be late June/early July before we'll get our
container from the Czech Republic. I will add your name to our newsletter
list and once we have an ETA I'm going to send out notification when we'll
be accepting pre-orders.

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My buddy gave me a set of TKC80 from his Super Tenere that he never used... front is too small but a I guess I may as well mount the rear baby up and save some cash.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:08 AM   #57
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I listed the ones that are hard to find....
I skimmed this old thread to remind me how tire interests have evolved since the first post. Based on the many other tire threads here, "hard to find" tire brands have a special fascination with GS riders. It takes a while for objectivity to emerge after the initial "I swear by 'em" posts, but when buyers finally admit to the warts of fringe tires, I have to thank you guys who buy and ride them. You've saved me shekels and probably my neck.

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Old 05-13-2014, 10:19 PM   #58
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Avon Distanzias?

I haven't heard much discussion of the Avon Distanzias? I had them on my Husqvarna 450 SMR and they were decent. I'm curious of the boards feelings towards this tire on the F8. My F8's mission has changed somewhat (picking up an OR plated '05 XR650R in June), so I want a decent mileage 80/20 tire now, and I can't wait for the E07 shipment. The Avons fit that bill and shouldn't have the Shinko 705 issues.

Anybody have experience with Avon Distanzias on their F8?
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:46 AM   #59
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Well,just went back from a +5000km trip in Tunisia.
2500km on asphalt (the way to go to Genua and back) and 2600km in Tunisia on gravel,stones and (in the south) soft sand.
Started from home on used Anakee 2 front. In Tunisia i changed it for a MT21 which did the whole trip there and back home. Very good tyre but not for highway;when strong braking the ABS comes up very quick.
Rear I started from home on a MitasEO7Dakar. Reasons I choose the Mitas:
1/According to reviews it wears very slow
2/It's very stiff (Dakar even stiffer) and I didn't want any flats (the only flat i had was on the Pirelli front). I didn't run bibmousses nor thick innertubes,used the OEM bmw innertube)
3/Price: I payed 65EUR for the E07 + 10EUR for mounting it.
4/My experience long ago with Barum: even with a flat tyre you could slowly go on)
What can I say? The tyre performed beyond expectations,even in the deep sand. After 5100km there is still 5mm left so good for a few 1000km.
Just pay attention when this tyre is new: it's very slippery in the rain (the ASC did a good job) for the first 500km. Got a lot of rain on my way back in France and once used it felt a lot more secure. It will never be a top performer in the rain but that's something I knew before (it's not a TR91 or TrailAttack) but it gets the job done.
Oh yeah,after break-in both tyres starts to sing...
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:09 PM   #60
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Bridgestone TW152 (rear) and TW41 (front)

Anybody have any impressions on the these tires: Bridgestone TW152 (rear) and TW41 (front)?

They're offered in 150/70-17 and 90/90-21, and they're budget price.

I'm coming off the Pirellies that came stock on the '12 F8; I think I ride 70/30, but I really ride 90/10 road/dirt...so I'm thinking these will be pretty good for me.

Any thoughts about road/dirt/wet traction and wear is much appreciated.

(I've heard the Trail Wings called Death Wings...please elaborate if you can comment on this moniker).

Thanks,
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