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post #1 of 24 Old 06-12-2015, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Rear tire for on/off mix

Hi there I am planning a tire change for a trip in Iceland, I need a set that can do well on road for 4000+km and give me some confidence on dirt roads. I have an option for either a Karoo 3 / Heidenau K60 set or a mix with one of the above in the front and a more street oriented tire for the rear.

I narrowed down to these:

Mitas E08
FullBore M-40
Heidenau K76
Michelin Anakee II
Michelin Anakee III
Metzeler Tourance

Anything I should be aware of if I go for a mix?
Can you give me an idea of the mileage for the rear ones?



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I heard there were delamination problems with the Shinko 705 bias and recently also radial... I can't get Shinko here so easily, so that was not even a choice. But I read on ADV the Fullbore M-40 (radial) had similar problems... it was a R1200GSA, two-up with gear and hot temp. Then something similar for the Mitas here , AfricaTwin 2-up fully loaded 150kmh...
the posts are a bit old, are there any recent quality issues with the Mitas and the full-bore among strommers?

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Bridgestone Battleax Adventure A40 is an upgrade over the Battlewings, and probably better than the older Tourance. (I look to the newest tires on the market for the latest innovations in casing, rubber compounds, tread design.)

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Scorpion Trails.

Personally I'd suggest the K60's front and rear, they last well and they aren't that bad on seal. Admitted they aren't as good as a full on road tire, but for a compromise tire very good and very good life.,

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I heard there were delamination problems with the Shinko 705 bias and recently also radial... I can't get Shinko here so easily, so that was not even a choice. But I read on ADV the Fullbore M-40 (radial) had similar problems... it was a R1200GSA, two-up with gear and hot temp. Then something similar for the Mitas here , AfricaTwin 2-up fully loaded 150kmh...
the posts are a bit old, are there any recent quality issues with the Mitas and the full-bore among strommers?
I run them......have multiple friends that run them "and we run them hard", we have no issues whatsoever.

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Scorpion Trails.

Personally I'd suggest the K60's front and rear, they last well and they aren't that bad on seal. Admitted they aren't as good as a full on road tire, but for a compromise tire very good and very good life.,

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what about noise/vibration, anything at low-mid speed on seal like the Karoo3 ?

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I run them......have multiple friends that run them "and we run them hard", we have no issues whatsoever.
are you talking about the full-bore or the mitas?

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what about noise/vibration, anything at low-mid speed on seal like the Karoo3 ?
I run a K60 rear TKC80 front and unless you are rolling slowly on chip-seal, they are not bad at all for vibration or noise, but I also wear earplugs so...

I have had zero issues, and have run them on the interstate for hours, rain, snow, mud, sand etc... That being said I know there are limitations and I don't push them on tarmac. Even on the interstate, 65 is about where I like to hang out but rarely am I in a hurry.

The only situation where the front gets a little lively is at speed with a cross or head wind, but honestly, the bike is so hacked it could be a combination of things.
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Mitas E08
FullBore M-40
Heidenau K76
Michelin Anakee II
Michelin Anakee III
Metzeler Tourance
Or TKC 70?

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are you talking about the full-bore or the mitas?
Shinko 705.......but the Full Bore will likely serve you well also.

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