Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ  (Read 1056 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Poffmuis

  • aka Newguy
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW R80GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,737
  • Thanked: 36 times
  • Rally rally rally
Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« on: November 13, 2007, 10:25:21 am »
So I wanted to fit a metzeler sahara 3 to the DRZ as its got good road grip and nice self cleaning tread pattern, making it usefull for pretty much anything. Metzeler has a 2 month backlog on this tyre allready. tyre size is 120 on a 18" rim. Do they make a TKC in that size or what aggressive dualsport tyre do you suggest in this size?

Ok, just foud that they make this size 120/90 - 18 M/C 65R TT M+S   TKC 80
now to find stock. anybody here got stock?
« Last Edit: November 13, 2007, 10:31:19 am by newguy »
 

bobnob

  • Guest
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007, 10:35:59 am »
So I wanted to fit a metzeler sahara 3 to the DRZ as its got good road grip and nice self cleaning tread pattern, making it usefull for pretty much anything. Metzeler has a 2 month backlog on this tyre allready. tyre size is 120 on a 18" rim. Do they make a TKC in that size or what aggressive dualsport tyre do you suggest in this size?

Ok, just foud that they make this size 120/90 - 18 M/C 65R TT M+S   TKC 80
now to find stock. anybody here got stock?

i have metzeler sahara 3 on my dakar and must say i'm very happy!!!

dirt tractions is very good and tar road holding is also very good

just did 2200km to the hogsback bash and thought they would be toast

2000km of the 2200km was tar at 130km/h

they are still looking sweet with 7000km+ on them at the moment

i should get 10000km+ out of the rear and close to 20000km out of the front i recon...
 

Offline Poffmuis

  • aka Newguy
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW R80GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,737
  • Thanked: 36 times
  • Rally rally rally
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 10:38:11 am »
I'm nat having much luck at the moment finding the tyres I want. I have however found a T63, which should be nice for the DR.
 

shark_za

  • Guest
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007, 03:17:43 pm »
One tyre to get , Dunlop D606. 21 and 18 rear should be easy to locate.
 

Online LuckyStriker

  • Stealthy Camper
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: BMW G650 X-challenge
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 10,149
  • Thanked: 5 times
  • Bellville Rock City
    • LuckyStriker's Blog
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2007, 03:36:52 pm »
One tyre to get , Dunlop D606. 21 and 18 rear should be easy to locate.


aaarrh
nice looking tyre!!

will it be a sin to chuck my factory fitted new tyres and get these instead? There are still remnants of Calvinism in me...
 

Offline Poffmuis

  • aka Newguy
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW R80GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,737
  • Thanked: 36 times
  • Rally rally rally
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2007, 05:15:50 pm »
looks good, will see if I can find
 

Online sidetrack

  • Keep it real, keep it a single
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Yamaha XT 660 Z
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 14,317
  • Thanked: 450 times
  • T7 dreamin’ ....
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007, 07:37:04 pm »
D606. I have 4000 km on the rear almost toast. The front will do 6000 - 7000 km. Plus they are cheap. Oh yes I run a 15 - 44 gearing, good for 160 km/h and the motor turns 6100 rpm at a steady 120 km/h. Still plenty of power left for technical riding with this gearing.
Little by little, one travels far
J.R.R Tolkien
 

Offline 1X

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: AJS (all models)
    Location: Mpumalanga
  • Posts: 588
  • Thanked: 2 times
  • XR 650R
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 09:48:54 pm »
"good for 160 km/h" Bliksem Dan van wanneer af jaag jy so :o :o ;)
THE LIVER IS EVIL AND MUST BE PUNISHED!!!!

"Nou ja, ek beskou vegetariers as plantmoordenaars. Erger as vleiseters, want hulle pik op die mees weerlose wesens, wat nie eens kan skree of weghol nie."prof. Erik Holm, bekende entomoloog
 

Offline Poffmuis

  • aka Newguy
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW R80GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,737
  • Thanked: 36 times
  • Rally rally rally
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2007, 07:41:44 am »
D606. I have 4000 km on the rear almost toast. The front will do 6000 - 7000 km. Plus they are cheap. Oh yes I run a 15 - 44 gearing, good for 160 km/h and the motor turns 6100 rpm at a steady 120 km/h. Still plenty of power left for technical riding with this gearing.
Thanks for the gearing tip. Will go and check out sprockets this weekend.
 

Offline lecap

  • Moderator
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Suzuki DR650
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 14,854
  • Thanked: 15 times
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007, 09:22:50 am »
Kings KT 966. Bit more towards road than the D606. Lasts longer (much). Still very good on hardpack / gravel. Ok on soft ground on light bikes (max 650cc). A dream on Mrs. LeCap's Djebel 200 (3.00-21 and 4.10-18)
Relatively soft compound lets the rear shed blocks when spun permanently. Aggravated by fitting the wrong way around. Direction of front important too. Will wear awkwardly and feel like buggered steering head bearing if fitted the wrong way 'round.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." (Red Adair)
 

Online sidetrack

  • Keep it real, keep it a single
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Yamaha XT 660 Z
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 14,317
  • Thanked: 450 times
  • T7 dreamin’ ....
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007, 12:14:33 pm »
I found the KT966 front to have poor grip on dirt, caused me three crashes while I had them. No problems with the 606's.
Little by little, one travels far
J.R.R Tolkien
 

Online sidetrack

  • Keep it real, keep it a single
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Yamaha XT 660 Z
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 14,317
  • Thanked: 450 times
  • T7 dreamin’ ....
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2007, 12:16:21 pm »
"good for 160 km/h" Bliksem Dan van wanneer af jaag jy so :o :o ;)

Van ek n FCR carb en 440 kit op het  >:D
Little by little, one travels far
J.R.R Tolkien
 

Offline Poffmuis

  • aka Newguy
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW R80GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,737
  • Thanked: 36 times
  • Rally rally rally
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2007, 01:00:26 pm »
aaah, the 440 kit is on now!!!! wheelies in 5th?  >:D
 

shark_za

  • Guest
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007, 02:17:01 pm »
The DRZ is not "bit more towards road"
D606 work well on the tar and very well offroad.
 

Online sidetrack

  • Keep it real, keep it a single
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Yamaha XT 660 Z
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 14,317
  • Thanked: 450 times
  • T7 dreamin’ ....
Re: Tyre advice again - TKC for DRZ
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2007, 06:57:25 pm »
aaah, the 440 kit is on now!!!! wheelies in 5th?  >:D
Not sure about 5th but it does in fourth.
Little by little, one travels far
J.R.R Tolkien