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View Poll Results: What tires are you currently running on you V-Strom?
Avon Distanzia 7 2.52%
Bridgestone Trailwings 135 48.56%
Continental TKC80 4 1.44%
Dunlop Trailmax D607 17 6.12%
Metzeler Tourance 50 17.99%
Michelin Anakee 23 8.27%
Pirelli Scorpian 5 1.80%
Other 37 13.31%
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post #1 of 60 Old 11-07-2006, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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What Tires are You Running?

Ok, we've been talking about different tires for a while now so I'm curious as to what tires are you currently running on your bike and why. I'm only listing tires that are for 70/30 road/off road use since that’s what most of us are using. If you vote, please leave a comment as to what you like about the tires you chosen.

I'm currently running D607 and very happy with them. Seem to me that they are the best bang for the buck giving good performance with a relatively low price.

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post #2 of 60 Old 11-07-2006, 05:11 PM
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I still have the Trailwings on my 1000. I replaced the rear (damn nail) about 5,000 miles ago. I'm interested in your opinion of the 607's since I have a set coming to me.

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They came with the bike. Seem to ride real nice but I'm a NOOB and haven't ridden anything else

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Actually, all the tires listed above are either 90/10 or 95/5, except for the TKC80s, which may be 70/30.

I have Metzlers front and rear. The front has 3k on it and is barely worn. The rear, on the other hand, with 6k on it, isn't doing so hot. People are claiming to get 15k out of rear Metzlers. I doubt mine will make it to 10k. They are great on road and ok off-road. Good on gravel and packed dirt but worthless on mud or wet grass. They are a little pricey. I often see good deals online for the Dunlops and the Pirellis.

I didn't have a problem with the Trailwings, but everyone seemed to like the Metzlers so I gave them a try. On road I don't notice a difference, but offroad the Metzler is better.

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The original Trailwings are just about at the end of their road and a new set of Michelin Pilot Roads arrived on Monday.

No problem with the Bridgestones -- just wanted to try something else.

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My rear tire(trailwing) has 7000 miles on it and is near the end. About 3 mm left. It now chirps on downshift and fast upshift. Time for a change, I went with a new Anakee rear tire, we'll see how that goes. On a side note I noticed the 07 BMW 650 GS and Dakar now come with Trailwings, but the 1200GS has the Mettzler. Was with a friend today when he bought a new Dakar.
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I've got 5500 km (3500 miles) on my Trailwings, and they are 2/3 worn. I should get enough life out them to complete the 1000 miler next month, then I'll be putting on Battlewings.

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Actually, all the tires listed above are either 90/10 or 95/5, except for the TKC80s, which may be 70/30.

I have Metzlers front and rear. The front has 3k on it and is barely worn. The rear, on the other hand, with 6k on it, isn't doing so hot. People are claiming to get 15k out of rear Metzlers. I doubt mine will make it to 10k. They are great on road and ok off-road. Good on gravel and packed dirt but worthless on mud or wet grass. They are a little pricey. I often see good deals online for the Dunlops and the Pirellis.

I didn't have a problem with the Trailwings, but everyone seemed to like the Metzlers so I gave them a try. On road I don't notice a difference, but offroad the Metzler is better.
I heard that rear Metzelers can be really hard on chains!!!!:mrgreen:

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Ok, we've been talking about different tires for a while now so I'm curious as to what tires are you currently running on your bike and why. I'm only listing tires that are for 70/30 road/off road use since that’s what most of us are using. If you vote, please leave a comment as to what you like about the tires you chosen.

I'm currently running D607 and very happy with them. Seem to me that they are the best bang for the buck giving good performance with a relatively low price.

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I run a "mix" of tires, you wanna add that to the survey, or have us just select "other"?

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Big B, please explain really hard on chains .

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