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post #1 of 15 Old 05-11-2016, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Mixing tires - help

I would like to put TKC 70's on my back tire (2013 650) but the front one's are bad (weird cupping after 3000 miles on my 2011 650). Anyone ever mix tire brands/styles with success? Recommendations to go on the front with a TKC 70 rear?

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post #3 of 15 Old 05-12-2016, 01:34 AM
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I have TKC 70 on rear, and Shinko 804 front, which replaced a TKC80, and I'm glad i swapped the Shinko is as good as the TKC on gravel and feels better on seal.
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I've got over 70,000 miles on my 2012 DL650. I've only had a front tire the same as the back twice - and that was a different points of tread life front to back, thus never a set starting together. I replace them as needed - unlike some devotees who replace front and rear as a set each time. I find a tire I like, then usually by the time to replace the other, I've gotten interested in trying a different tire, or didn't quite like one thing or another about the last choice. So, mix as you will. Even "matching" tires in a set are different sizes, inflation, and have different jobs on the bike, so the idea of having to match them is not justified in my opinion.
I would suggest you keep it generally the same style of tire to get predictable handling. For example, if you run a popular 80/20 dual sport tire on front, pick a dual sport tire for the rear. A dirt tire rear and sport-street tire front would limit you on both dirt and street.

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I run car tires on the back mostly, so it appears to me mixing is of no issue

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I've got over 70,000 miles on my 2012 DL650. I've only had a front tire the same as the back twice - and that was a different points of tread life front to back, thus never a set starting together. I replace them as needed - unlike some devotees who replace front and rear as a set each time.
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you should join us on the darkside, start getting 25,000 miles to a rear tire
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There is some cool-factor appeal to it, and the picture you post looks downright grungy. I think I'll stick with purpose-built tires for now though.

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Mix away. I ran a Shinko 705 rear with a TKC80 front before for the tread life and still be decent on dirt. Or a Tourance front that wears good and a 705 rear which is cheap and wears good enough for general purpose touring.
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Has anyone ever ran a Shinko 805 rear and a Shinko 704 front?

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Similar rubber grip and flexibility helps, but not absolutely required. Key I think is adjusting the pressures to get appropriate handling, and understanding what's going to happen under different conditions. I suspect we all just adapt pretty quickly and unconsciously. I am certainly not going to get rid of an expensive front just because all I can afford is a cheap rear!!!

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