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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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I want knobbies! Continental TKC's

I have been over looking on ADV at their threads. Came across a Vstrom offroad thread. Alot of guys there are running Continental TKCs and putting their bikes in some really rough places. I have owned a Vstrom 650 myself and put over 10k miles on mine before it was totalled after being knocked off the back of my truck during an accident. I would have probably bought another but decided to take a little time off on two wheels. At least with new bikes anyway.

Fast forward 2 years and I buy the Versys- my 3rd "dual-sport". I can't quite seem to get the TAT trail out of my head. I can't imagine it being tougher than what I have seen pictures of Vstroms doing on ADV.com or Youtube. If I am going to tackle the TAT I want knobbies. Anybody running them on the stock wheels? I just purchased a Shinko 705 and like it pretty good. I will take it with me to change it out and ride back from however far I make it.

Ok, so alot of you guys say no way it's not the right bike. You might be right, but I have to find out. And, if I am going to do it I want the right shoes. If the Vstrom can make it- the Versys can do it too.

Anybody done it yet *put knobbies on"? Have pics? All comments welcome- good or bad.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 02:28 AM
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They seem a bit overkill, but you could go with a 150/70-17 TL on the rear, and a 130/80-17 TL rear tire mounted backwards on the front by raising the fender.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 04:35 AM
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I have got a PIRELLI SCORPION SINC and they would be my suqestion for you, great grip even on a wet road and tarmac and dimensions are original for VERSYS.
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