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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-16-2015, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Dual Purpose Tires

What tires are these ?
Who made them and what sizes are available ?
Thinking of having them on the V and raise the front mudguard.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-16-2015, 08:41 PM
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knobby ones. do it!


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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2015, 08:58 AM
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look like kenda tires to me
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If your looking for good on/off road tires I just changed my rear Shinko Trail Master e-705 after 20331 miles;-)
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2015, 11:46 AM
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I really like Continental's Motorcycle tires. I have never owned any of their dual purpose tires, but I had the road attack on my previous bike ('08 Yamaha FZ-6) and really like them. I will definitely look into another set when the Pirellis my Versys came with wear out.

Check out some of their off-road/dual purpose tires...

https://www.conti-online.com/www/mot...tkc_80_en.html

https://www.conti-online.com/www/mot...tack_2_en.html
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Metzler Tourance in 130/80 and 150/70

I took a few pics of my Tourance tires while changing my stator. Here's the front 130/80 x 17 which has 27,672 kms (17,157 miles), and between .135 and .17" of tread in the center, compared w/ .325" when NEW.



Here's the rear 150/70 x 17 which has 12,817 kms (7,947 miles), and between .1 and .12" tread in the center, again compared w/ .325" new.



Works for ME.

And here are the TKC80 120/70 x 17



and Kenda BIG BLOCK 150/70 x 17



after 6,289 miles (10,188 kms) in AZ last winter, including SOME "dirt" w/ jdrocks.

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Eduardo, that's a Tourance on the back of the old red moto. the photo is from your non-snowbird territory, aka "the Hill" near Bella Coola.
NOPE! That's the GREEN HORNET - you can tell by the lawn-mower to the right of the tire. Here're the Tourances I took OFF BIG RED the day before you got to my place:



and here's BIG RED 'wearing' them when they were new...







PRETTY sure you'll recognize the street....

Are you coming by to check out the BC 'digs' enroute to D2D 2015...?

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"Je m'excuse..."!

I THOUGHT you were referring to MY red V, so I didn't 'get' the reference to the "Hill", which I've been down (and UP......) a FEW times.

Put it down to "old age"....

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Is v-rubber available over the pond? Not a bad 50/50 tire but you need to raise the fender by 1/2 inch.
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