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Offline AlanDoyle

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LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« on: February 07, 2017, 08:01:15 am »
Hi Guys,

I have been searching the internet for the best rear tyre for mileage. Can anyone point me in the right direction? 170/60 R17
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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 08:08:16 am »
Seems all the good tyres for mileage are not imported into SA?
 

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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 08:18:12 am »
You actually have just one of two choices - Anakee 3 or Conti Trail Attack 2. Both are freely available in SA.

I believe also that there is a Pirelli Scorpion tyre, but as far as I know they make a trail and rally tyre - I don't know if they really have a road biased tyre as such....Maybe someone with more knowledge on them can give some input
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 08:28:41 am »
@Gryshond is on his 3rd LC I think. Good person to ask for tyre advice
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LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 09:26:29 am »
If you're doing tar exclusively, Michelin Pilot Road 4 will give good milage. Will not handle dirt though




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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 02:18:35 pm »
I believe these Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires are quite a good option.  Have ordered for my 1190 but not had a chance to put them on yet.  Rated better than the Anakee 3 in several comparisons.  Or if you want to go even more road than the Pirelli Angel GT.

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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 02:24:21 pm »
You actually have just one of two choices - Anakee 3 or Conti Trail Attack 2. Both are freely available in SA.

I believe also that there is a Pirelli Scorpion tyre, but as far as I know they make a trail and rally tyre - I don't know if they really have a road biased tyre as such....Maybe someone with more knowledge on them can give some input
let me add a THIRD choice: Continetal TKC 70 (not 80...)
More here: http://www.continental-tires.com/motorcycle/tires/motorcycle-tires/off-road-enduro/tkc-70

It s-p-a-n-s the 'gap' between TKC80 (offroad) and the Conti Trail Attack 2.
Apparently very good mileage indeed.

We stock these , and we also stock the Heidenau K60 Scout, some of the best mileage in the business, but need care on white lines in wet weather.
But your heading clearly says 'Road Tyre' so I think the TKC 70, Conti Trail Attack and Anakee 3's would fit your bill best...
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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 04:02:21 pm »
Thanks guys for all you input. I really appreciate it.  :biggrin:
 

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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 05:22:51 pm »
Thanks guys for all you input. I really appreciate it.  :biggrin:

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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017, 05:46:52 pm »
Haven't ridden them myself but have heard good things about the Metzler Tourance Next

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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2017, 11:00:40 am »
I am currently on the Tourance Next tyres, They excellent for grip but wear quickly!!!
 

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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2017, 02:04:00 pm »
Yeah Pilot Road 4's are EXCELLENT for the road, esp in the wet.Had them on my NC750X, But definitely a 100% on tar tyre.

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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2017, 08:20:52 am »
So what do you guys get out of tyres?

I had 18k on my back anakee 3 with another 2-3mm left  :pot: :peepwall:
 

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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 12:29:41 pm »
Ek het TKC 80 voor en TKC 70 agter tans op - 80 het nou so amper 1000 km op, maar ek kan sien dat ek nog 'n 1000 gaan haal nie.

Die 70 doen goed agter - ook 1000 op - lyk of ek nog ten minste so 4-5000 gaan kry uit hom
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2017, 06:21:52 am »
Ek het TKC 80 voor en TKC 70 agter tans op - 80 het nou so amper 1000 km op, maar ek kan sien dat ek nog 'n 1000 gaan haal nie.

Die 70 doen goed agter - ook 1000 op - lyk of ek nog ten minste so 4-5000 gaan kry uit hom

You only get 2000 kilometers from a front tire?  Wow, you must push the front when cornering and brake like a demon.
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2017, 09:46:21 pm »
Ek het TKC 80 voor en TKC 70 agter tans op - 80 het nou so amper 1000 km op, maar ek kan sien dat ek nog 'n 1000 gaan haal nie.

Die 70 doen goed agter - ook 1000 op - lyk of ek nog ten minste so 4-5000 gaan kry uit hom

You only get 2000 kilometers from a front tire?  Wow, you must push the front when cornering and brake like a demon.
Nope...Not really....

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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2017, 06:42:50 am »
I had Bridgestone Battlewings on and i was verry happy with it. Back got 18k could probably do another 3000-4000 and the front had 24k and could also do a bit more.

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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2017, 06:56:41 am »
Ek het TKC 80 voor en TKC 70 agter tans op - 80 het nou so amper 1000 km op, maar ek kan sien dat ek nog 'n 1000 gaan haal nie.

Die 70 doen goed agter - ook 1000 op - lyk of ek nog ten minste so 4-5000 gaan kry uit hom

You only get 2000 kilometers from a front tire?  Wow, you must push the front when cornering and brake like a demon.
Nope...Not really....

Just stating a fact. I don't know why, but not because of the reasons you think

Well thanks for the tip.  Won't get that TKC 80 front ever.  That is very low mileage for a front tire.  I hope it at least performs great in all conditions.  Have you used that type before with the same results?
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2017, 01:23:18 pm »
I am on 12000km on my back tyre and 21 000km on my front and have Tourance Next on both. I commute everyday in Cape Town and not scared to wind it when there is a gap. I also pull the odd wheelie just to give you an indication of my riding style. What I have found that kills back tyres is long trips at around 160km/h and dirt rides. The back wheel spins up and it starts to chunk. Michelin Anakee I got 10k out of the back and 13k on the front.
 

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Re: LONG LASTING ROAD TYRE FOR MY GS LC???
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2017, 08:10:45 am »
Thanks guys for all the info!!! Think I will try the Conti's next I think.
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