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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #75 on: October 17, 2016, 12:21:30 »
I try to understand : thx all for advices  VCIF_ThumbUp
Is it a problem with this kind of Tarmac on all tyres, or is it this tyre on this king of Tarmac? On the other hand I'll never ride in extreme enduro conditions .... So  VCIF_salut
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #76 on: October 18, 2016, 00:32:14 »

I've been following discussions on the TKC 70 tire on other forums and not a single person from what I can see has mentioned this issue.  The TKC 70 is getting good reviews from those who have fitted them across many different types of bikes.

I'd be interested to learn more about this though. Are there any links you know of that discuss this matter?

You've got the TKC70 under the Transalp...

Regarding to the crushed marble in the tarmac: same goes for Greece. It can (and will) make the tarmac extremely slippery. Due to the wearing down of the tarmac, a microscopic film of marble dust is layed down on the tarmac. I almost lost the Varadero in Greece, stopping at an junction: my foot just slipped away, I could just barely hold the bike. Tires which do well under Western European sircumstances, can therefore, become a nightmare in some Southern European countries.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #77 on: October 18, 2016, 12:28:14 »
I was more concerned about the comments on how the TKC tires are joined and in extreme conditions can cause the tube damage. I've not heardvof that before...
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #78 on: October 29, 2016, 21:13:18 »
Today I have the TKC70's for about 400 km on the bike.

First week was driven in extreme wet conditions and they give instant trust.
I never had the feeling they were going to make a side-step. I'm driving normally again in rainy conditions and not like an extremely old man who's never been on a bike before. A whole lot better than the stock Dunlops.

Last week it was very nice weather (sunny and not that cold for the time of the year) and also in these dry conditions the TKC70's are a pleasure to have on the bike.
Also the little bit off soft offroad was fun.

So for the moment I'm very pleased with these tires.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #79 on: October 29, 2016, 23:37:32 »
And I swapped out the tires on the AT before it was ridden from the Dunlop to the TKC 70's. I now have these on both the XL600V and the CRF1000L.


So far I rate these as one of the best I have ridden on where the tire is rated for both tarmac and gravel. For straight tarmac riding I still like the road pilot fours.


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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #80 on: February 25, 2017, 12:20:24 »
 What to fit? 99% of my riding will be on U.K. tarmac and after reading various posts my choice appears to be between Conti Tkc 70s or Trail Attack 2, on my last Varadero  I'd  fitted Michelin PR4 Trails which were superb and they were  also fitted to my Tiger 800 XRT after taking off the Metz Next  at 500 miles [ worst tyre I ever experienced ] BUT unfortunately Michelin don't size the PR4 s for the Africa  so which in your collective experiences  should I invest in ? your help will be much appreciated. :-\
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2017, 13:51:15 »
Maybe Anakee III? I am not sure about the sizes though.

I plan to try Anakee Wild next.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #82 on: February 25, 2017, 14:54:31 »
According to Michelin web page Anakee 3 aren't sized up for the AT rear  :'(
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #83 on: February 26, 2017, 02:15:27 »
I have TKC70's on my AT and I am really liking these tires. Most of my riding (80%) is on tarmac and the tires are nice and grippy. They wear fairly well and when I do wander onto gravel they hold their own.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #84 on: March 12, 2017, 15:34:00 »
As David (Mr Kiwi) loved my TKC'70; nice grip on road on all weather conditions (not ride on snow  ;) ) and nice grip too on the gravel or paths I've took ... Try to ride more gravel this summer  VCIF_salut
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #85 on: March 13, 2017, 06:34:12 »
As David (Mr Kiwi) loved my TKC'70; nice grip on road on all weather conditions (not ride on snow  ;) ) and nice grip too on the gravel or paths I've took ... Try to ride more gravel this summer  VCIF_salut


I took my bike out for a ride yesterday (Sunday local time) over my local big hill in pouring rain. I wanted to test my new wet weather gear and also the bike in very wet riding. The TKC 70 tires did a very good job in the wet. I must say, the more I ride with these tires the more I like them. IN the dry they are very grippy and in the wet much better than other adventure tires i have previously used.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #86 on: March 14, 2017, 16:58:25 »
Kitty used MrKiwi's Red for a spin to the UK last autumn and fell that much in love with the TKC70, that they are on order now for her DL650A V-strom! I am even thinking of replacing my current (superb) Conti Trail Attack for TKC70' under the Varadero too.  ;)
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #87 on: March 14, 2017, 21:42:34 »
Do you get commission from them?  :P
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #88 on: March 14, 2017, 22:39:50 »
I wish  ;D
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #89 on: April 04, 2017, 03:32:44 »
After four days of hard riding I discovered a little problem with my front TKC 70 tire.


These tires have done just under 6,000kms. I suspect hard breaking and maybe slight under inflation have caused the splitting/cracking in the tread blocks.




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