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Old 12-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Conti Trail Attack on 950SE?

I am wearing my asbestos face mask, so flame away. I'm about to ask a tire question for the SE...

I searched, but could not "quickly" find an answer. Anybody running the Conti Trail Attack on their SE? Looks like a good solution for street -- without SM wheels. The rear is a 150/70-18, so a bit wider than stock. Front is a 90/90-21, so that's perfect. I'm replacing my worn out 908/TKC combo after 5000 miles. I've run the Pirelli A/T Scorps in the past. Not my favorite tire. Looking to be on pavement for a while.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Na nobody would put those on a SE
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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K60 is the about the best allround tire for a 950. Check with Craig at CJ Designs.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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I use them as my street tire and like them but I haven't had much confidence with them on anything more technical than a dirt road.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
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Currently running the Conti Trail Attacks on my 950SE. IMO they are one of the best street tires you can put on an 950SE. Don't expect too much from these tires when you leave the pavement.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Okay, sounds like the Conti might make a decent alternative to the Scorpion A/T. After the third time that tire stepped out on me with modest throttle, I decided to give something else a try. Now, mind you, this being an SE, I should expect a little tail slide from time to time, but the 908 with knobs was a better rear tire on pavement than the Pirelli. Gonna give the Contis a try.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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Enduro 3 sahara 140/80 on the back, Anakee2 on the front. Perfect on the street, very good off it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:31 AM   #8
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I run them on my 990 Adventure for road work and they are brilliant.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #9
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The only problem is they dont wear out. ten K miles on mine when I pulled em and sold em.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #10
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6000 miles on Conti TA's so far (990A), autobahns, mountain twisties, the potholed roads of eastern Europe and some trail work thrown in for good measure. In the dry they behave very well, in the wet leaned over if you give it a handful they will slide and spin but always in a controllable and fun way when you learn to trust them The first time I got the rear spinning leaned over in the wet it happened in such a controlled way I actually though it was the clutch slipping! On dry trails they work well but be warned anywhere near wet mud. Definitely recommended for road work, don't forget that for road work it's not always how fast you can go but also how fast you can stop
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:23 PM   #11
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I ride my 990 year around here in Vancouver and have Conti Trail Attacks on a 19/17 set up.

These tires are excellent in the dry and confidence inspiring in the wet. Good on graded dirt and gravel roads and passable on semi slick conditions. Anything really wet or muddy then you will struggle.

I rate them a great all around tire and the gain on the standard Scorpions for those riding 80/20 hiway/dirt roads is easily noticed.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:54 PM   #12
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The only problem is they dont wear out. ten K miles on mine when I pulled em and sold em.
+1 these tires are fucking amazing... I'm at right around the same and they're still round. I did a burn out and it barely put a mark in them.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:48 PM   #13
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Ordered a set from RMATV. $240 shipped, front and rear. I do quite a bit a canyon twisties living in So Cal. Like a said, the Pirelli Scorpions would step out on dry pavement with just a little throttle. I learns to anticipate it, but always felt like I was playing with fire. The Conti's sound like a much better street tire. And off road, he'll, I live in the desert. It's never muddy. If it is, I'll ride my plated 450.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:05 AM   #14
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Trail Attacks work terrific on the road...

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:08 PM   #15
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I searched, but could not "quickly" find an answer. Anybody running the Conti Trail Attack on their SE? Looks like a good solution for street -- without SM wheels.
I used them for a 1000+ mile road trip on my SE with as many tight and nasty twisties as I could find. They were brilliant on pavement. I didn't really try them much on dirt - just a blast across a vacant lot with loose desert sand. I didn't really test them but they were fine. I pulled them off and they're waiting for the next street trip. On the plus side, they were easy to spoon on and off.
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