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post #1 of 71 Old 02-17-2016, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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best off-road tires (proven) for Strom 1000 2014+ ?

Hello,

There is lots of reviews of off-road tires but which tires is the best one (performance/handling/etc) for the DL1000 2014+?


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There are several newcomers, but I don't think any have yet dethroned the Continental TKC80 for off-road ability and durability combined with acceptable road manners.

Its only disadvantage is the arse-cramping cost. $300 a set, and they don't last nearly as long as a more streetish tire.

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Hello,

There is lots of reviews of off-road tires but which tires is the best one (performance/handling/etc) for the DL1000 2014+?


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No such thing as "best", sorry.

Have to try them for yourself, your riding style and conditions.

Shinkos are a good place to start. 705s - 70/30. 804s - 40/60
(on-road/off-road according to Shinko).
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Yeah "best" - really depends

off road or off pavement??

durability versus "stick"

I found the Heindenau Scouts ( K60s ) excellent in off pavement direction control and traction combined with outstanding wear due to the solid rubber centre strip.
Riders report 20k miles on them.

Braking hard on slick pavement or pushing the cornering envelope on pavement....not great for either and they ain't a knobby for off road traction and directional stability in rough going but then .....not sure the Strom is all that suited to that kind of single track riding.


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Heidenau K60 scout made me look like a pro in trails i had no business to be in (zero experience in sand and rock crawling ).

But on asphalt, the back wheel drifted more than once, and the front wheel made way too much noise, even with my music on. The front wheel was also very unstable at 60mph.


Because of my budget, i'm sticking to the oem tires, they are great all around tires, but are a little weaker off-road (can't have it all!)
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I vote Shinko 804/805.....give em a try.
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I was pricing another set of Anakee 3s and see that they now have an Anakee 3 "wild" that is a radial knobby with tread similar to the proven TKC 80s.

DOUBLE WOOT the Tenere may be getting some knobby shoes.

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I was pricing another set of Anakee 3s and see that they now have an Anakee 3 "wild" that is a radial knobby with tread similar to the proven TKC 80s.

DOUBLE WOOT the Tenere may be getting some knobby shoes.
And those "wild" tires are gonna be expensive, you need to seriously look at the Shinko's I mentioned.
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And those "wild" tires are gonna be expensive, you need to seriously look at the Shinko's I mentioned.
Way expensive

I have a few 1000 miles left on the old A3s and they ride so nice I likely will get another set. I tend to be riding more shitty roads than gravel or dirt these days anyways.....must be getting old
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Define "off road." Do you want full knobbies or tires that are almost as good and better on road?

Full knobbies include the Conti TKC 80 and the Kenda Big Block.

For decent off road and on road, look at Mitas E-07, Heidenau K60, and Conti TKC70.

As noted above, there are some new entries in th field.

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