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Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« on: March 01, 2012, 11:43:16 am »
My KTM 690 came with TKC`s from new,the rear is now pretty done at 3600 kms. What are the guys using on the back and what kilos you getting? I always used the Dunlop Rally Raid on the SE and loved it but its far too hard for the smaller bikes!
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 11:50:53 am »
You can't beat the Michelin Desert rear, much better than the TKC  :thumleft:
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 12:02:06 pm »
What do you pay for those and expected mileage?
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 12:13:17 pm »
Who on the forum sells Deserts?
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 12:17:09 pm »
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 05:12:48 pm »
I bought mine from Renz. The set, front and rear were R1,200.00.
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 05:47:15 pm »
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 08:30:11 pm »
Mitas C02, the one.
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 03:01:30 pm »
I only use Michelin Deserts !! they are the best full stop for a 690 !!
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 03:15:58 pm »
'Scuse my ignorance but i thought the Mitas E09 Dakar would have popped up as a serious contender?
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 03:57:51 pm »
I only use Michelin Deserts !! they are the best full stop for a 690 !!

Finally you and I agree on something  ???
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 04:02:17 pm »
Mitas C02, the one.
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 04:14:20 pm »
I only use Michelin Deserts !! they are the best full stop for a 690 !!
+1 - with option of D606 on the front
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 04:31:36 pm »
I only use Michelin Deserts !! they are the best full stop for a 690 !!

Finally you and I agree on something  ???

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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012, 04:40:08 pm »
I only use Michelin Deserts !! they are the best full stop for a 690 !!
+1 - with option of D606 on the front

Yup that works good !! I have a personal thing about mixing brands off tyres on a bike !!! Nothing wrong but I don't do it !! I use the Michelin Desert Front and Rear.Rear I run a 140/80/18,the front is very very good on gravel but not to lekker on Tar....I use it but a rider doing 50/50 DS riding will probably be better off with a Michelin T63 or the dunlop D606 or  TKC ,But a rear TKC is crap offroad compeared to a Desert on a 690 !! The Conti's wil give you more KM'S though !!! :mwink:
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2012, 05:01:58 pm »
I only use Michelin Deserts !! they are the best full stop for a 690 !!
+1 - with option of D606 on the front

Yup that works good !! I have a personal thing about mixing brands off tyres on a bike !!! Nothing wrong but I don't do it !! I use the Michelin Desert Front and Rear.Rear I run a 140/80/18,the front is very very good on gravel but not to lekker on Tar....I use it but a rider doing 50/50 DS riding will probably be better off with a Michelin T63 or the dunlop D606 or  TKC ,But a rear TKC is crap offroad compeared to a Desert on a 690 !! The Conti's wil give you more KM'S though !!! :mwink:

I got like 1,500 km out of my TKC rear and hated every moment of it.  :pot:
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2012, 05:07:02 pm »
Both my 990 riding buddies swear by the Mitas E-07. I am using the E-09 (more off-road)

edit. oops, I mis-read your 690 for a 990 !
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2012, 05:07:36 pm »
I have always been a big fan of the T63 but I have just put on my 1st desert today.. will see how she rides tomorrow.. R800 from Renz on the forum.
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2012, 07:41:31 pm »
I have always been a big fan of the T63 but I have just put on my 1st desert today.. will see how she rides tomorrow.. R800 from Renz on the forum.

Wow thats a good price ! Ktm in bloem charges me R 1100 JUST FOR THE BACK !  :xxbah:
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Re: Best "knobbly" tyres for the 690?
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2012, 09:17:37 pm »
So if you want Mitas just give me a shout & i'll stock tyres for Plastics & Hard Enduro as well  :thumleft:
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