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    Tyres....on and off road

    Looking at some new tyres for my freshly bought 2016 klx250. Wanting to do a mix of on and off road riding (ideally commuting a bit and cruises to Pinjar or pipeline tracks). Looking at some Continental tkc80 tyres. Anyone tried these? If so, what are your opinions?


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    Go to Tyres for Bikes and ask them. They take good care of everyone.
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    Have heard lots of good things about tyres for bikes, just a bit far from home for me to go for tyres. May be worth calling up for a chat

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    I get tyres from TFB +5 shipped to Kta.

    yeh ..."too far to go to get tyres.."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    I get tyres from TFB +5 shipped to Kta.

    yeh ..."too far to go to get tyres.."

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    dude at work has those conti's on a 650 v strom, performs well on & off. he got them from tyres for bikes, it stuck with me on the motard down the weir rd on the limit.. said it only skipped out a few times

    you can ride gravel on street tyres just stopping distance is about 3 times longer as you usually go faster when brakes are applied

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    Pete at tyres for bikes will sell you the best tyre for what you want. Remember you are looking for a very versatile tyre so it will be a big compromise.
    I ran Pirelli RallyCross for many years on and off road and they were better off road than on but were very reasonably priced and performed well enough on a general commute.
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    Yep. It is a big ask.
    I’d go for the economical choice. Chunky tyres chew out at an alarming rate on the road, but are exciting in an out of roundabouts.
    The larger the gap between the ‘knobblies’ The quicker they wear.
    A closer tread pattern is what you need. Not sure of the techmachill term for those tyres are but my explanation would be a ‘trial’ type tread pattern.

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    Just use S21s for all the things
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    Quote Originally Posted by thro View Post
    Just use S21s for all the things
    Nah man, you need RS10s so you can be a dick with the throttle on a litrebike. Typical noob thinking they know what they’re talking about, do you even OWN a thou ?
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    RS10s don't have enough tread for dirt.
    “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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    ^and are a bit more slippy in the wet than s21's

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    Thanks for the advice all...I think
    Trying out a scorpion xc on the rear for the time being. See how it goes in the soft shit

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    im going to try these on the motard once the SC's are toast

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    I run Dunlop 606's on my KLX250 - they are just good enough on the road but work well on the dirt.
    The KLX is too gutless to chew the knobs off on the road so they last for a while.

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    I've tried a few of the 50/50 dirt/road tires and they are all good on the road but totally shit in the dirt.

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