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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #150 on: June 06, 2017, 11:28:29 »
TKC70 have now 10 000 kms and are quiet good front and rear  VCIF_ok gravel session have begun and will continue these next times. This tire is still perfect in all conditions .
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #151 on: June 06, 2017, 13:42:10 »
TKC70 have now 10 000 kms and are quiet good front and rear  VCIF_ok gravel session have begun and will continue these next times. This tire is still perfect in all conditions .
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What about metal parts on the road, do they react as I said the TA2 does !?
Another small complaint on the TA2 is the handlebar wobbles a bit at certain speeds, of course it's only perceptible in long straight roads, buit it's not coming from the bike since the Dunlops didn't show this behaviour.

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #152 on: June 06, 2017, 15:33:41 »
What about metal parts on the road, do they react as I said the TA2 does !?
Another small complaint on the TA2 is the handlebar wobbles a bit at certain speeds, of course it's only perceptible in long straight roads, buit it's not coming from the bike since the Dunlops didn't show this behaviour.

No problem in all conditions with the TKC (for instance  ;D ) rided in snowy, wet or mossy conditions; I had these problem with front wheel and handlebar on the previous OEM Dunlop, but after some adjustments on the fork, it's quietly ok (perhaps just have one these last 3000 km - since I'm back of the mountain  ;) )
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #153 on: June 06, 2017, 22:49:23 »
What about metal parts on the road, do they react as I said the TA2 does !?
Another small complaint on the TA2 is the handlebar wobbles a bit at certain speeds, of course it's only perceptible in long straight roads, buit it's not coming from the bike since the Dunlops didn't show this behaviour.

No problem in all conditions with the TKC (for instance  ;D ) rided in snowy, wet or mossy conditions; I had these problem with front wheel and handlebar on the previous OEM Dunlop, but after some adjustments on the fork, it's quietly ok (perhaps just have one these last 3000 km - since I'm back of the mountain  ;) )

Great ! I think I'll just go with these then for my travel, to be prepared for any road conditions !

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #154 on: June 06, 2017, 22:52:36 »

Great ! I think I'll just go with these then for my travel, to be prepared for any road conditions !

Surely a good choice !  VCIF_ThumbUp
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« Reply #155 on: July 06, 2017, 08:53:18 »
A little feedback on tires, as I am leaving on the 10th.

Swapped the tires yesterday, it began to rain as I was leaving the garage, so I could test the TKC70 under the rain and they are amazing, I prefer these even to the PR4 I had on my MT-09.
On dry road they seem just as capable, if not even more stable than the TA2, I definitely feel more stable going low speed in trafic with the TKC and I don't have the issue of sliding on metal sewer covers that the TA2 did.

So for now I'm really pleased with them and just need to see how they fare on the highway, but if they are also that good I might not switch back to TA2 for the home and comuting driving !

Thanks for your help to convince me trying these  VCIF_ThumbUp

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #156 on: July 06, 2017, 11:37:25 »
Changed my TKC70 for .... TKC70  ;D last week changed rear one with 11200 kilometers, it can do a bit more , but I have to go for 4 days riding on Apls' roads and tracks during Africatwin festival. At the end it has melted quickly. I 've changed front when coming back 12800 kms, a lot of  stair case, and not fine to ride, but still a lot of rubber.
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« Reply #157 on: July 06, 2017, 12:09:33 »
Ohhh forgot to mention, I definitely feel it grip better when i use front brake, stops quicker than with the TA2 !

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« Reply #158 on: July 06, 2017, 14:39:15 »
I have now over 10k with Mitas E-07  and no problem on wet (unfortunately we had many rainy travelling days :().

More than 3rd still left... I will report when I finish them.

This is my 2nd set, first I took of after 10k as we had to leave to VIM tour which was planned to be about 10k and I could not believe tires will take 20k  8)
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #159 on: July 07, 2017, 04:20:15 »
I know my transalp is not an AT, but I have over 12,000km on my TKC70's on my bike now and I have probably a couple of thousand kms left.


Interestingly I get no where near the same distance here in NZ, our road surface is rougher and tire wear is more rapid.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #160 on: July 07, 2017, 05:58:54 »
Continental TKC 70 - Tyre Review

Conti creates a new ADV tire designed to last longer while still providing good bite in the dirt.
By Blake Conner  August 18, 2014


http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/08/18/continental-tkc-70-adventure-bike-motorcycle-tire-review#page-4
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #161 on: July 07, 2017, 09:05:10 »
It's confirmed, my short commute on the highway this morning was as good as with TA2s, there where works on a village road full of gravel, barely felt the front move and breaking was flawless.
I still confirm that the bike is more neutral when going slow in trafic, it's absolutely fantastic especially loaded, but then the cornering is even better than the TA2 to me, I need less effort to lean while not feeling the bike droping down either !

I think these will be my tire of choice permnantly, in any road situations !

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #162 on: July 07, 2017, 09:11:45 »
Absolutely a good choice !  VCIF_ThumbUp you do not say previously it was the same as TA ?
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #163 on: July 07, 2017, 15:13:48 »
Absolutely a good choice !  VCIF_ThumbUp you do not say previously it was the same as TA ?
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Sorry, what is the same !?

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #164 on: July 07, 2017, 19:46:20 »
The issue is I'm not eager to try TKC, because my logic sugests that being the same company as the TA2, there is a good chance the rubber and wear would behave in a same fashion, so going another brand seems more logical !

Absolutely a good choice !  VCIF_ThumbUp you do not say previously it was the same as TA ?
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Sorry, what is the same !?

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