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4 years 8 months ago #103107 by martinr
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...ek bedoel die kilos...ek kan jie elke tweede maand tyres doen nie....al kos dit my R2500.00


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4 years 8 months ago #103109 by Mudslug
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i have a Battlewing rear and a Trailwing front at present. I did Lesotho and Sani 2 up with Anakees. They are excellent tyres . Just ride within your limits and anything will work B)

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #103110 by SafferCA
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Martinr is spot on. Friction kills a tyre, but not just from the acceleration and deceleration forces. The often overlooked cause is heat and heat is generated from the amount of tyre making contact with the road at certain speeds.

It's imperative that you ride with the right pressures. I recently wore out an OEM tyre by 3500km because of too low OEM pressures on tar roads. The KLR owners manual suggests compromise pressures. They're too low for the road.

Don't compromise. Travel with a 12v pump and change your pressures depending on the terrain you're tackling.
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4 years 7 months ago #104356 by SafferCA
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How do you know your tyres are working? When you see a picture like this ....

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4 years 7 months ago #104392 by Piet
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How do you know your tyres are working? When you see a picture like this ....

I thought the answer was "whenever you stay upright"... :blink:

Because the tires are working VERY hard (and quite effectively) through a powersliding-corner, but the imprint does not look like that... ;)

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4 years 6 months ago #106310 by Kalahari Pete
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In fear of starting a riot I searched all I could on the clan site for info on D606's vs D605 but could not find anything. There were 9 posts on the D606 is all.

Tyre opinions are like oil opinions - seriously subjective stuff - but I would appreciate any thoughts based on past experience.

Currently running a new Mitas EO7 rear (for better or worse?) but need to change my old Heidenau K60 scout front that has tread but is old / hard.

There are so many options - hence the help needed (EO7, Karoos. T63, MT21, TKC80, D606, K60 etc)

Objective - to have a front tyre that can handle the black stuff but that is a little more agro for when I hit the dirt say .... 40 /60.

I think the point is not really what surface you ride the most on (a popular theory) but what is more important. To me what is important is to have a front tyre that hooks up a bit better when I am on dirt. Most tyres are okay on the black stuff and if wear is the big downside - then so be it.

My homework is leaning toward the D606 front - someone mentioned D605 but don't really know it?

Any thoughts would be - appreciated.

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4 years 6 months ago #106311 by Roes
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I'm no expert, but I commute every day and ride dirt almost every weekend. I found my combination of Karoo 3 in front and a Pirelli Scorpion rear works perfectly for me.

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4 years 6 months ago #106313 by Dieseldawie
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D606 will be worn out within 6000km its the same as a T63 very offroad oriented.
If you like the Mitas stick one on the front. Pump them hard and get over 15 000km out of a front even when commuting. I have run 2 sets now and personally think they are overrated and expensive. My trail wings TW41/42 will get more km, with not go flat in the middle and cost R2000 fitted with new tubes.

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4 years 6 months ago #106314 by Pannas
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Mitas E08 for the front - I've only been impressed so far - all terrain...

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4 years 6 months ago #106315 by THOR
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As always .... horses for courses :dry:

You need to decide , where you going to use the new front tyre the most ?!
a Split tyre , will be the bomb on the tar ... but throw it in , where there is a lot of soft sand, mud and dirt , you going to have lots eye opening experiences :woohoo:

The down side with knobbly tyres is .... milage on tar :unsure:
I have had my fair share of Pirelli MT 21's on the front , I once got 10k from one , all I did when the "cupping" got bad , just turned the tyre direction the other way ( MT21 is a non-direction tyre BTW)

Just my 2c
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