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Old 03-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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I am headed to Alaska this Summer and would like to put on some more dirt friendly tires on my KTM 950 Super Moto. The wide 17' rims are a problem and I am not interested in swapping them out. I don't need knobbies, just something a little better for gravel and an occasional good dirt road.

Stock rear 180/55/17 Stock front 120/70/17.

Any ideas? Thanks!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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how about the dunlop 616 that come on the buells? they are a little more agressive looking.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #4
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I ran Dunlop 616 on my multistrada 1200 with good results. The best dirt tire short of a knobby for 17 inch wheels. Run the tires at 31 psi front and 34 rear. Another option is conti trail attacks - I never tried them but guys with 990 adventures claim some pretty absurd mileage results. One last suggestion - a tkc80 front, and a different tire (Dunlop, conti or avon) on the back.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:08 PM   #6
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how about the dunlop 616 that come on the buells? they are a little more agressive looking.
ran these on my 990 smt .. cant say enough about them, they actually give you a decant amount of grip in the dirt and are surprisingly sticky on the road
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:56 AM   #7
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I am headed to Alaska this Summer and would like to put on some more dirt friendly tires on my KTM 950 Super Moto. The wide 17' rims are a problem and I am not interested in swapping them out. I don't need knobbies, just something a little better for gravel and an occasional good dirt road.

Stock rear 180/55/17 Stock front 120/70/17.

Any ideas? Thanks!!
TKC80?
http://www.conti-online.com/generato...tkc_80_en.html
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:15 AM   #8
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+2 on Distanzia (rear), maybe a TKC (expensive) on the front.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:59 PM   #9
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I dont think distenzias come wide enough for the rear.
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