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  • #26052

    MarkH
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    • Bike: Honda CRF1000LD
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    I ran an E07 front & rear on the DR650, front was OK and rear was really good. I’ve just bought and fitted a TKC-80 front tyre on the CRF1000L, along with a nice new E07 rear tyre.

    I went for a ride today and scrubbed in my new tyres. I did a bit over 200km with a decent amount of gravel, the tyres were good on the seal and on the gravel, I’m pretty happy with my choice.

    #26080

    bassman
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    • Bike: Triumph Tiger XCx\' DR650
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    My Two worth.Ive been trying out the MotoZ Tractionater tyres.I fitted them at the start of Feb and attended Chris Birchs two day off road course (which I cant recommend highly enough)Tyres were used in farm paddocks ,mud.river crossings and fast closed forestry roads around Thames and were most excellent.A week later I did the TT2000 two up with luggage mostly on road with a little bit of gravel around kiwi rd and Waikarimoana.As I write this Ive just got back from a week down south having been through Molesworth,rainbow,Porika ,Braeburn,Maruia saddle,Random spur,Black forrest,Old dunstan,Dansys.The Haka,French pass,Titirangi bay,well you get the idea.Front tyre is still fine rear tyre is shagged and split to the cords but held together .I was bricking it when I first noticed it splitting when I was in Kurow but that was 800km ago and nothing I could do been Easter Sunday.Am home safe and sound .SO tyre only lasted two months but did just under 7500km so Im more than happy.And yes been a slack arse its still on the bike and been used to commute to work lol

    #29212

    Eion
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    • Bike: Triumph tiger Explorer
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Just got a new rear tyre today, I had a TKC70 on the rear, very good tyre for dry and wet riding! Also very good on gravel. The only thing I didn’t like about them was riding on wet grass, with the solid centre line the rear acted like a slick, no grip on wet grass at all. Still had some tread left on it but after doing the south island with a heavy load it squared off a bit. I got 13,376 kms out of it, I’m now trying a Michelin Anakee Adventure,
    This has a similar tread pattern, a little blockyer, but without the solid centre.still an 80/20 tire. I’ve done just over 300 km with them today on gravel and road, very secure footing on the loose gravel, so far very good, a little bit more road noise with the blocky tread. Will see how they go, photos,
    on the left Anakee Adventure,
    on the right TKC 70.

    #29216

    OldBeer
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    • Bike: R1200GS, DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Just about to fit a Shinko 804 front and 805 rear to my Vstrom.
    Presently has the stock tyres, the front seems a bit squibbly on the gravel

    Have this combination on the drz400 also so will be interesting to see what happens.

    #30914

    Eion
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    • Bike: Triumph tiger Explorer
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Update,
    I have just changed my TKC70 front, I got 18,250kms out of it, still had about 500kms left on it. I have changed it to a shinko E705, will see how it goes.

    #30927

    James C
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    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    My Triumph has Pirelli Scorpion Trail Tyres. I have found them to be rather disconcerting on gravel. They very good on Road and heat up fairly quickly. As a result I ve been looking for a slightly more aggressive Tyre to provide better levels of offroad traction without losing to much road grip. The Shinko E705 was my choice recommended by Fortnine. However there are quite a few reviews that say it is really bad in the wet? Also a few reviews with road performance issues. Eion it would be great if you could do an update on how you finding them! Will really appreciate that.

    #31579

    Eion
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    • Bike: Triumph tiger Explorer
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Well so far I have found the Anakee Adventure tire on the rear very good on the road and also good on gravel. The Shinko 705 has been ok on the road a little slippage in the wet but nothing major, have had the pegs down two up quite comfortably on tarmac. I would recommend for both front and rear the Anakee Adventure if most of your riding is on road and some gravel.

    #35212

    Peter Wiles
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Has anyone used Michelin Anakee Wild 50/50’s? I’m wearing out my standard 2019 Honda CB500X tyres and looking for something better and 50/50. Another option might be Dunlop Trailmax Mission.

    Pete

    #35213

    James C
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    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Hello Pete, I ended up buying the Shinko 804 & 5 tyres for the Raglan Adventure ride. They have got plenty of great reviews. I had a fully loaded bike did approx 800km over the weekend including 200km through single tracks, farm roads, small revine crossing etc. So properly tested. They were great! On the road at speeds of 100-120kph they where stable and offered plenty of traction on the twisties. The road noise was not intrusive. I actually couldnt hear them. Also, they are reasonably priced at just under $400 for a set. Fitted to a Triumph tiger 800. Apparently they get great mileage too. From my little experience thus far, I would stick my neck out and recommend them.

    #35215

    Hunia Rangi
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    • Bike: R1250 GSA
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    I have had a set Dunlop trailmax mission on my r1250 GSA for just over a 1000kms and rate them highly. Have had 3 sets of anakee adventures, a set of anakee wilds(burn up quick , noisy and misbehave on wet roads) a set of bridgestone ax41( not as noisy and best for offroad but wear out in a week)

    #35221

    Kiwiscoot
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    • Bike: Royal Enfield Himalayan
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    My 804/805s have 8000kms on ATM with about 1500kms left in them. I am pretty happy with them but getting a bit sick of fitting new tyres every year. They did well in all my riding, even icy roads over Arthurs and Lewis passes in the winter. So a set of Motoz Tractionator GPS’s have arrived today. I will be happy if I get twice the mileage out of them and the same great performance. Gets good reviews everywhere.

    #35326

    Peter Wiles
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Hi,
    I’ll be replacing the standard Dunlops on my CB500X shortly, and will probably go for some 50/50 tyres. Having read here of the wear rate on some rear tyres, especially on seal, has any manufacturer produced dual compound rear tyres for adventure bikes? I know one of these made a big difference on my Ducati Scrambler.

    Pete

    #35339

    Brainflex
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    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250, CB500X
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Not heard of any dual compounds but interested to hear what tyres you get. Looking for similar myself for my RR 500X.

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