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I've just bought an AT today, it needs new tyres.. I've done a search on here and found a bit of info and seems the Metzeler tourances are a good choice? I will be doing mostly road but hope to do some off road too, I do have plans for a euro on/off road trip at some point but at the moment it'll be mostly uk touring with mostly road and trails... so is the Metzelers the best choice? They don't really look like they'll cope with much off road if I'm honest??
 

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Michelin Anakee 2 is my choice - good allrounder with great road grip wet and dry
 

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tourance , great for on road and theodd slow "across the field to tent" thingy but no no no to trail riding unless hard dusty road, better off with either TKC ok for both on/off road but 75 trail 25 road .

do a search on the web thingy under xrv tyres -paul-s has good info:thumbright: loads written , in a ideal world 2 sets tyres wheels but we aint that rich yet:eek:.
 

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OK so the general feeling is the tourances are a bit too road orientated.... are the anakees better off road? they're more expensive I know that much but they do look like they'd cope with off road better.

I don't intend any full on trail riding at the minute as I have a WR426 and XR440 for that but if I'm out on the AT and see some trails I'd like to be able to ride them without making it tooo hard on myself!

I do intend to do a europe tour with a lot of off road but when it comes to that I'll put a set of TKC's on...

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However.. seems TKC80's are £118 a pair off ebay so a fair bit cheaper... how long will they last with road work though?

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no wait.. £155 deivered assuming these are correct tyre sizes?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/90-90-21-150-...mQQptZUK_Motorcycle_Parts?hash=item5190cd223a
 

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Although a 150 rear will fit an AT, a 140 is the standard size and the one most people fit.

TKC's for on-road use are pretty acceptable and I had 4000 miles out of my last set, although the rear was a slick by the time I changed it!

I'd say my bike does 85% on-road, but at slow (A road) speeds. Fast cruising on motorways will square off a rear TKC pretty quickly.

Expect to use 2 rears for every one front.

REMEMBER TKC80's are speed rated up to 99mph ONLY.



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Although a 150 rear will fit an AT, a 140 is the standard size and the one most people fit.

TKC's for on-road use are pretty acceptable and I had 4000 miles out of my last set, although the rear was a slick by the time I changed it!

I'd say my bike does 85% on-road, but at slow (A road) speeds. Fast cruising on motorways will square off a rear TKC pretty quickly.

Expect to use 2 rears for every one front.

REMEMBER TKC80's are speed rated up to 99mph ONLY.



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So by that do you mean I should get 8000 miles to a front and 4000 miles approx to a rear with road work?

To me for the price that sounds perfectly acceptable. a set is £130 and a rear is £61 so thats £190 for 8000 miles if I'm right?

That gives me full road use but the option to go off road whenever I find a random trail :)

As for speed, I didn't think the AT really went much over 100 comfortably anyway haha
 

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Fronts last longer, but wear funny towards the end of their life. The knobbles tend to look like wedges and they vibrate more at creeping speeds.

Rears just square off and go bald in the middle.

I'd say 4000 miles for a rear, and it really would be at the end of it's useful life (others may get more or less). 8000 for a front is unlikely, but you never know, but my guess is you'd be looking at it thinking "I need to replace that" long before 8000 miles!

As a forum member, you get a 5% discount on prices at Busters, so it may be worth pricing them up too.

TKC's do look right on an AT, that's the only reason I fit them, not because I spend every day in mud!






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Fronts last longer, but wear funny towards the end of their life. The knobbles tend to look like wedges and they vibrate more at creeping speeds.

Rears just square off and go bald in the middle.

I'd say 4000 miles for a rear, and it really would be at the end of it's useful life (others may get more or less). 8000 for a front is unlikely, but you never know, but my guess is you'd be looking at it thinking "I need to replace that" long before 8000 miles!

As a forum member, you get a 5% discount on prices at Busters, so it may be worth pricing them up too.

TKC's do look right on an AT, that's the only reason I fit them, not because I spend every day in mud!






Bob :thumbup:
Well, I could change my mind every two minutes haha but I think the TKC's offer the best all round and as you say they "look right on the AT!" I'll worry about replacing them when they're worn and need replacing :D

Ebay is still cheapest I think at £140 delivered... can I just confirm these are correct sizes etc :)

90/90-21 140/80-17 Continental TKC80 Twinduro Tyres NEW on eBay (end time 08-Mar-10 19:03:31 GMT)

Thanks for the advice!! :thumbup:
 

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Well, I could change my mind every two minutes haha but I think the TKC's offer the best all round and as you say they "look right on the AT!" I'll worry about replacing them when they're worn and need replacing :D

Ebay is still cheapest I think at £140 delivered... can I just confirm these are correct sizes etc :)

90/90-21 140/80-17 Continental TKC80 Twinduro Tyres NEW on eBay (end time 08-Mar-10 19:03:31 GMT)

Thanks for the advice!! :thumbup:


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hi wheeliespark,
Have you tried "Russ`s tyres" in portsmouth down near Toys R us etc, very good prices and good service well recommended and used by a few on here:thumbleft:

he will fit tyres also if you take yours along, can get address and tel no if you want it?
 

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hi wheeliespark,
Have you tried "Russ`s tyres" in portsmouth down near Toys R us etc, very good prices and good service well recommended and used by a few on here:thumbleft:

he will fit tyres also if you take yours along, can get address and tel no if you want it?
I've heard of him and my mate keeps telling me to go, I know toyrs r us as I work on other side of burfields, but where actually is Russ's?? If his price is around the £140 mark I'll go to him.
 

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Fronts last longer, but wear funny towards the end of their life. The knobbles tend to look like wedges and they vibrate more at creeping speeds.

Rears just square off and go bald in the middle.

I'd say 4000 miles for a rear, and it really would be at the end of it's useful life (others may get more or less). 8000 for a front is unlikely, but you never know, but my guess is you'd be looking at it thinking "I need to replace that" long before 8000 miles!

TKC's do look right on an AT, that's the only reason I fit them, not because I spend every day in mud!

Bob :thumbup:
I used TKC's on my RD03, and just as you said Bob, the rear wears fast when used on the streets. I got about the same milage as you.
Driving fast really increase the wear, and i guess it's caused by the temperature, so check the pressure.

I also had a lot of vibration at slow speed when they were halv way worn.

They were "interesting" in the wet on windling Norwegian roads...

Many users swear by them, and states that they are the best Dual sport tires on the market.

I personally will try Continental Trial attack next time, since I will do most of my riding on road.



Continental - Trail Attack
 

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I think I'm going to go Michelin Anakees... I've got a Yamaha WR for proper offroad and won't be able to afford the europe adventure trip for a while, will probably fit TKC80's when I really need them.. for now I'll go a bit more road orientated with the anakee 2's :eek:
 

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sure some one said the Anakke "2" are not as good as the old style much like the tourance old style better than new;)

I use tourance and no probs its down to taste:lol:
 
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