Knobbies that might handle and don't cost a fourtune - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Suspension and Tire Tech For all discussions related to your suspension and tire set-ups.

 32Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 Old 05-20-2017, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
OregonMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Oregon
Posts: 238
Knobbies that might handle and don't cost a fourtune

Anyone have any recommendations. Something I can spoon on for trips around central/eastern Oregon... dirt roads, some off road..... thanks all.

BTW.... this site is great!
OregonMike is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 Old 05-20-2017, 10:15 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
kd70qc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Alabama
Posts: 784
Garage
Mitas E-07

Quote:
Originally Posted by OregonMike View Post
Anyone have any recommendations. Something I can spoon on for trips around central/eastern Oregon... dirt roads, some off road..... thanks all.

BTW.... this site is great!
A lot of folks are talking about the Mitas E-07s on this site. I like mine after ~1700 miles. They are WAY better on gravel and dirt than the factory tires were. I spooned mine on, but it was a real chore. I got the E-07 Dakars with the 4-ply side wall.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0291.jpg (94.7 KB, 126 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0292.jpg (94.6 KB, 100 views)
Big B and Brockie like this.

2015 DL650XT w/ factory Suzuki/Motech side cases and engine guard.
First farkle - Motech center stand
Suzuki handguards
Augustus Wind Deflectors
Fat, foamy grips
Givi AirFlow windscreen
Go-Cruise throttle lock
JD Astar 1260 lumen LED tail light bulb
Suzuki (SW Motech) Top Case
Hyde Racing skid plate
Adventuretech kickstand foot, fork brace, fender raising kit, and peg lowering kit.
Zita 26mm up / 20mm back risers
Sit and Fly Seat Net

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27
kd70qc is offline  
post #3 of 34 Old 05-20-2017, 11:23 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,558
Skill probably has a lot to do with riding unpaved roads, Lots of us use Shinko's 705's as the pretend ADV tire for the look.
VSrider and Hank122 like this.
notacop is offline  
 
post #4 of 34 Old 05-21-2017, 12:04 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Macdoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Ontario Canada/Cairns Aus
Posts: 4,378
Not really knobbies like road legal DUnlop 606s but K60s handle dirt and gravel very well and last...save you doing the work.
Mitas E7s a bit better on pavement and in the wet and about the same off pavement...

but neither are knobbies....and I don't see the point on Wee.


Ontario Canada rider staying in Cairns Australian Feb to May & Aug-Oct each year
Canada 2018 CB500x >2009 CBF1000 sold 10 Wee ABS sold09 Burgman Exec sold • 10 NT700v sold
Australia> 04 KLR65093 ST1100 sold
Travel photos> https://500px.com/macdoc/galleries Oz riding >https://tinyurl.com/y4c7lm87
Macdoc is offline  
post #5 of 34 Old 05-21-2017, 12:34 AM
Super Moderator
 
Big B's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 16,489
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macdoc View Post
Not really knobbies like road legal DUnlop 606s but K60s handle dirt and gravel very well and last...save you doing the work.
Mitas E7s a bit better on pavement and in the wet and about the same off pavement...

but neither are knobbies....and I don't see the point on Wee.
Really depends on where and how you ride, and the right tires make a huge difference.

BRIAN "GO Buckeyes, GO Wildcats"!

2015 DL650 XT "Hector"

1997 Honda Valkyrie 1500 custom “Dolores”




Big B is offline  
post #6 of 34 Old 05-21-2017, 01:03 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: 40 miles from the Dragon
Posts: 147
705s handle my driveway fine, which is mixed gravel, ruts, wet grass, and sloping up and out. Keeps the riff raff out. I've done a bit of loose gravel, pothole strewn curvy road and don't particularly notice that it's a bad surface. Same place and the Guzzi is squirting all over the place.

50 miles from DGMR
2004 DL1000
2009 Versys 650
2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400
toaster404 is offline  
post #7 of 34 Old 05-21-2017, 04:58 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Jonno1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Canberra
Posts: 54
I'm really happy with the Mitas E07. I'm an aussie and have used them in the outback on dirt roads with sand and corrigations. Also very good on the paved roads.
You can see this video made by my brother of our recent trip to the outback, both of us using Mitas E07

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBFCsSKGM68&t=3s

Cheers
Jonno
Big B and jrb_nw like this.
Jonno1 is offline  
post #8 of 34 Old 05-21-2017, 09:20 AM
Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
 
richlandrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clover, S.C.
Posts: 4,207
For occasional fire roads and easy trail Price + performance = Shinko 705s

For me at least they are the real deal for unpaved roads of all types. I have been very happy with mine. They should be excellent for the unpaved roads and doubletrack of eastern Oregon (some of the best in the continental US).

For single track, wrong bike, but Shinko has some big block tires out there for about $150 a set.
Big B and jrb_nw like this.

Last edited by richlandrick; 05-21-2017 at 09:22 AM.
richlandrick is online now  
post #9 of 34 Old 05-21-2017, 09:57 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 529
I'm on e-07s for my current 10,000 mile ride. I'm at about 5,000 miles on them now, with little wear.
My favorite tires are the Shinko 904/805s. Aggressive 80-20 knobs that stick like glue on the pavement( same rubber compound as the 705s) and cost less than 200 bucks a set. They just don't wear as well as the Mitas.... typically get about 5-6k rear, and 7k front.
2stroke is offline  
post #10 of 34 Old 05-21-2017, 09:58 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 529


This was yesterday at Breckenridge.
2stroke is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome