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post #1 of 25 Old 08-10-2016, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Heads up, 60/40 front knobby sale....$43

Twisted Throttle MC60, I just mounted one up. A bit louder(more howl than a K60 Scout), but I can handle that at almost 1/4th the price:

Mitas MC 60 GETaWAY, Dual-Sport, Front 19 inch, Size 110/80-19, 40% Street / 60% Dirt, 59T, Tubeless Bias Ply Tire | TwistedThrottle.com

Mitas bought out the Sava MC factory in Slovenia a couple of years ago. Almost all the reviews I read were positive with about a 5K+ lifespan....not too shabby.

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post #2 of 25 Old 08-12-2016, 03:14 PM
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No problem with front fender clearance at high speed? Check the underside for wear marks...

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Nope, did about 200 miles today mostly gravel. It does well even in the deep stuff & maybe just a bit better than the K60 Scout front. I pushed it a little on the twistys and it felt pretty well planted. The rear is also new, Mitas E07 & so far I like it too.

I went ahead and grabbed 2 more of the Mc60's while they are on sale. If I get 5K ea out of them I'll be happy.........

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Have a couple coming myself...can't beat the price.
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Nope, did about 200 miles today mostly gravel. It does well even in the deep stuff & maybe just a bit better than the K60 Scout front. I pushed it a little on the twistys and it felt pretty well planted. The rear is also new, Mitas E07 & so far I like it too.

I went ahead and grabbed 2 more of the Mc60's while they are on sale. If I get 5K ea out of them I'll be happy.........
But what happens when the tire gets hot and you are riding at 60 plus MPH for stretches at a time and the tire swells? That may not be an issue for you, but the 2nd Gen 650 appears to have less clearance than the 1st gen and there has been reported fender rubbing "and demolishing" with aggressive tires like Shinko 804's.

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I dunno, I'll have to deal with it if it happens because for the riding I do, I need aggressive knobs . Wasn't Rick working on a fender raising kit for the 2012+?
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I dunno, I'll have to deal with it if it happens because for the riding I do, I need aggressive knobs . Wasn't Rick working on a fender raising kit for the 2012+?

He was, but he shelved the project and alluded to complications with fork braces. If I didn't already have my hands full with other projects, I'd pull the fender and fashion some sort of a bracket myself because it sure looks like it wouldn't be a huge deal.

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Well, what we need is a higher front fender that has an integrated fork brace....best of both worlds. I have seen what some guys do with fiberglass and is is amazing, seems like it could be done but I certainly do not have that kind of talent.

I'll keep an eye on my fender and report back.........
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My 1st Gen fender has a lot of clearance, I can't see an issue....a 110/80 would have to grow about 2" in overall height to hit my fender, can't see that happening, but the 2nd gen looks tighter.

Sure seems like there'd be a market for a high fender option.
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Did 100+ on the road yesterday in 90 degree-ish........no issue. Has anyone here actually measured a tire in 100 degree heat vs say 70 degrees? Just taking a WAG, but I bet it's well under a quarter of an inch.

I googled it and can't find any reference to changes in diameter.............
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