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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2019, 11:01:50 am »
Try the MT21 ... dirt cheap and pretty good in my opinion.

I remember using it some time back - I even think I ran it tubeless once on the HP2 ... will have another look at it.  :thumleft:
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2019, 11:25:00 am »
So ... 2800km's and rear (D606) is pretty much done ... so a little more mileage than I got on my TKC80.

I must say that I really like this tyre. Road holding is good and off road I feel its better than the TKC80.

I went through Anysberg nature reserve on Sunday which is lekker 4x4 track ... they handled great.

Front is still holding up well too (MT21).

I'll be using the D606 again.
 

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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2019, 12:51:42 pm »
My Mitas E12 rear is toast - need to check km's but doubt it is much more than 2000km if that. Was new when I got the bike but a green stripe - WTF? I still have a TKC on the front with some life so may keep that but am going to get a Motoz Tractionator Desert for the rear. I am also keen to fit TuBliss so may do a front as well  - decisions, decisions. I have not heard good things about the Motoz front so will not go that route.
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2019, 12:56:11 pm »
My Mitas E12 rear is toast - need to check km's but doubt it is much more than 2000km if that. Was new when I got the bike but a green stripe - WTF? I still have a TKC on the front with some life so may keep that but am going to get a Motoz Tractionator Desert for the rear. I am also keen to fit TuBliss so may do a front as well  - decisions, decisions. I have not heard good things about the Motoz front so will not go that route.

Pretty much heard the same about the front. Rear seems to have good reviews.
 

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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2019, 09:07:26 pm »
So ... 2800km's and rear (D606) is pretty much done ... so a little more mileage than I got on my TKC80.

I must say that I really like this tyre. Road holding is good and off road I feel its better than the TKC80.

I went through Anysberg nature reserve on Sunday which is lekker 4x4 track ... they handled great.

Front is still holding up well too (MT21).

I'll be using the D606 again.

Are you using the 606 in 130/90-18?

Actually just pricing tyres and one can virtually get three 606's for the price of a Motoz Desert! Sorry but it starts becoming a no-brainer. 

A friend was recommending the Golden Tyre GT723R for the front in a 100/90 - a bit of a nice fatty evidently.
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2019, 09:33:47 am »
So ... 2800km's and rear (D606) is pretty much done ... so a little more mileage than I got on my TKC80.

I must say that I really like this tyre. Road holding is good and off road I feel its better than the TKC80.

I went through Anysberg nature reserve on Sunday which is lekker 4x4 track ... they handled great.

Front is still holding up well too (MT21).

I'll be using the D606 again.

Are you using the 606 in 130/90-18?

Actually just pricing tyres and one can virtually get three 606's for the price of a Motoz Desert! Sorry but it starts becoming a no-brainer. 

A friend was recommending the Golden Tyre GT723R for the front in a 100/90 - a bit of a nice fatty evidently.

Jeez, the prices really makes this choice interesting... I see the tractionator adventure is also double the price of the D606
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2019, 09:45:44 am »
So ... 2800km's and rear (D606) is pretty much done ... so a little more mileage than I got on my TKC80.

I must say that I really like this tyre. Road holding is good and off road I feel its better than the TKC80.

I went through Anysberg nature reserve on Sunday which is lekker 4x4 track ... they handled great.

Front is still holding up well too (MT21).

I'll be using the D606 again.

Are you using the 606 in 130/90-18?

Actually just pricing tyres and one can virtually get three 606's for the price of a Motoz Desert! Sorry but it starts becoming a no-brainer. 

A friend was recommending the Golden Tyre GT723R for the front in a 100/90 - a bit of a nice fatty evidently.

Yes, using the 130/90/18 ... we don't have a 140 available here. But the 130/90 gives pretty much the same profile as the 140/80/18.

Unfortunately the GT is pretty pricey too and very few stock it here in CT.

So D606 it is for me ;-)
 

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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2019, 10:36:58 am »
My Mitas E12 rear is toast - need to check km's but doubt it is much more than 2000km if that. Was new when I got the bike but a green stripe - WTF? I still have a TKC on the front with some life so may keep that but am going to get a Motoz Tractionator Desert for the rear. I am also keen to fit TuBliss so may do a front as well  - decisions, decisions. I have not heard good things about the Motoz front so will not go that route.
The E-12 was developed for the Dakar and other similar races. Chris Birch won the Hellas rally on the E-12 rear and E-13 front tyres. The green strip actually is representation of the carcase as well as the compound. They lightened the carcase using Kevlar etc which is why it has a green stripe not so much the compound. The E-09 does have a slightly tougher carcase and harder compound thou as we only bring it in the "Dakar" version.
another tyre to consider is the MC23 as it is really well priced making it very good value for money!

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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2019, 12:07:09 pm »
Thanks Darren - yes the E09 has always been my go-to tyre for the HP2 and even the Husky TE610, although have used the C02 quite a bit on it as well. I bought the bike with the E12 fitted and has handled very well - just a short lifespan.
I was just keen to try the Tractionator Desert as something new but also was looking at what else was out there that guys are using with success on the 701. Pricing seems very keen on some sizes and tyres these days which is good for the market and riders (esp those that go through them quickly  >:D). Decisions, decisions.
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2019, 12:31:51 pm »
So ... 2800km's and rear (D606) is pretty much done ... so a little more mileage than I got on my TKC80.

I must say that I really like this tyre. Road holding is good and off road I feel its better than the TKC80.

I went through Anysberg nature reserve on Sunday which is lekker 4x4 track ... they handled great.

Front is still holding up well too (MT21).

I'll be using the D606 again.

Are you using the 606 in 130/90-18?

Actually just pricing tyres and one can virtually get three 606's for the price of a Motoz Desert! Sorry but it starts becoming a no-brainer. 

A friend was recommending the Golden Tyre GT723R for the front in a 100/90 - a bit of a nice fatty evidently.

Wow, that price has shot up.  As much as I like the Motoz, if this is the price difference then I will be switching back to the D606 as well.
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2019, 10:38:03 am »
So ... 2800km's and rear (D606) is pretty much done ... so a little more mileage than I got on my TKC80.

I must say that I really like this tyre. Road holding is good and off road I feel its better than the TKC80.

I went through Anysberg nature reserve on Sunday which is lekker 4x4 track ... they handled great.

Front is still holding up well too (MT21).

I'll be using the D606 again.

Are you using the 606 in 130/90-18?

Actually just pricing tyres and one can virtually get three 606's for the price of a Motoz Desert! Sorry but it starts becoming a no-brainer. 

A friend was recommending the Golden Tyre GT723R for the front in a 100/90 - a bit of a nice fatty evidently.

OK - I must correct my statement . I could get one and a half 130 606's for the cost of a ONE 140 Tractionator Desert. I discovered the price difference between a 140 and a 150 is R1000! I had been quoted on a 150. There always seems to be a jump to the 150 size but a K - Joh!  So may yet try the Desert for shits and giggles - more giggles though I hope.  :biggrin:

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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2019, 12:24:11 pm »
I was quoted R1400 for the motoz tractionator adventure. I ordered one and will give feedback once fitted...
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2019, 12:30:46 pm »
I was quoted R1400 for the motoz tractionator adventure. I ordered one and will give feedback once fitted...

Yes I think RRP is R1450 for the Desert and also have one on order. Wanted something a bit more gnarly than the Adventure. Let see  :ricky:
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2019, 10:09:30 am »
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2019, 05:13:57 pm »
So ... 2800km's and rear (D606) is pretty much done ... so a little more mileage than I got on my TKC80.

I must say that I really like this tyre. Road holding is good and off road I feel its better than the TKC80.

I went through Anysberg nature reserve on Sunday which is lekker 4x4 track ... they handled great.

Front is still holding up well too (MT21).

I'll be using the D606 again.

Are you using the 606 in 130/90-18?

Actually just pricing tyres and one can virtually get three 606's for the price of a Motoz Desert! Sorry but it starts becoming a no-brainer. 

A friend was recommending the Golden Tyre GT723R for the front in a 100/90 - a bit of a nice fatty evidently.

OK - I must correct my statement . I could get one and a half 130 606's for the cost of a ONE 140 Tractionator Desert. I discovered the price difference between a 140 and a 150 is R1000! I had been quoted on a 150. There always seems to be a jump to the 150 size but a K - Joh!  So may yet try the Desert for shits and giggles - more giggles though I hope.  :biggrin:

Your earlier statement had me go to Flying Brick thinking I would have to swap to the D606 for future.  I was pleased to find the Desert is still at R1450 and have bought another one, my fourth one so far.
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2019, 08:10:52 pm »
Remind me what you using on the front? I am thinking of trying a Mitas C23
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2019, 07:50:38 pm »
Remind me what you using on the front? I am thinking of trying a Mitas C23

I have the Desert H/T front as well but am probably going back to the Pirelli MT21.
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2019, 09:07:17 pm »
Remind me what you using on the front? I am thinking of trying a Mitas C23

I have the Desert H/T front as well but am probably going back to the Pirelli MT21.

Is it noisy, unstable, sketchy,? Or just nothing special? I think I read that they had improved it - not sure in what respect?
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2019, 10:15:38 pm »
Remind me what you using on the front? I am thinking of trying a Mitas C23

I have the Desert H/T front as well but am probably going back to the Pirelli MT21.

Is it noisy, unstable, sketchy,? Or just nothing special? I think I read that they had improved it - not sure in what respect?


Personally for me i think it gives better traction than the TKC for the rising that I do. On road itís super stable and not noisy for me.
 

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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2019, 11:09:31 pm »
Good to hear. Yes looks like it would be way better than a TKC. I am busy killing off a TKC front at present that came on the bike and just vacillating about a new front.
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