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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #180 on: October 11, 2018, 08:08:18 »
So.... the consensus for highway and "gravel" roads is Conti TKC70 or TA's ??
What seems best for the twisties and longevity??
Not looking for 50/50

P.S.  yes, Jasper is still here (Vara) ...and also riding Ruby Red  (AT)  ;)

Twisties TA2, they are the ones that made me most confident in leaning far, the TKC are almost as good it's impressive, but to me if
you'll be doing lots of highway, the TKC were too shaky while the TA2 weren't at all and much more stable.

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #181 on: October 11, 2018, 11:48:38 »
As said previously, absolutely TKC70 is a good multipurpose tire; never had any problem on road, very hot, wet, sleepy (leaves), rainy , alone or two on the bike. makes an excellent job on gravel/ rocks if you do not adopt an enduro rhythm , sure less comfortable in mud condition.
I can say it is perfect on AT (used 2 sets) and as picture above after 12 000 kms and still have made 3000 km more with  front (will change one of these days. )
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #182 on: October 20, 2018, 19:13:24 »
have given a chance to Anakee wild after Mike's advice  VCIF_ThumbUp



depending on how much time and weather (30° for instance) before beginning of ski season; I will report...
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #183 on: October 21, 2018, 18:13:29 »

Excellent. Please let us know what you think. I'm still going on my front tire - almost 9,000 kilometres. Still really great traction. I did about 150 kilometres of gravel, dirt, clay, mud and snow/ice yesterday. Really great tire.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #184 on: October 21, 2018, 18:37:39 »
Quietly 300 kms (quietly honed) , nice on road ( not too much turns for instance ride in Camargue), a little bit more noisy as TKC (normal, more knobby) , as said less vibration then TKC (good point  VCIF_ThumbUp ) excellent on gravel ( but not faster then 55km/h -riding with Michelle) ; and perfect in mud (not a long part done ... Try to have a small trip before weather season and some off road session scheduled with Exvara/Jacques  VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #185 on: October 21, 2018, 19:09:35 »
was like this  ;)





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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #186 on: October 22, 2018, 23:19:00 »
Quietly 300 kms (quietly honed) , nice on road ( not too much turns for instance ride in Camargue), a little bit more noisy as TKC (normal, more knobby) , as said less vibration then TKC (good point  VCIF_ThumbUp ) excellent on gravel ( but not faster then 55km/h -riding with Michelle) ; and perfect in mud (not a long part done ... Try to have a small trip before weather season and some off road session scheduled with Exvara/Jacques  VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #187 on: October 26, 2018, 17:09:57 »
You know lately I bought a 2nd mistress and old love of mine from Yamaha, a Fazer 8 to do everyday riding, it is better to me on highways.

So it led me to compare handling capabilities and while the position and ergos are of course totally different, I feel on the Yamaha I am in total control, meaning I can also do crap.
On the Honda, I feel more ease it's less physically engaging, but I also feel a kind of "autopilot" factor, where it takes the lines without me working and sometimes I would rather place the motorcycle myself in turns.

Not sure this is relatable to any of you, but is this a tire brand feel, because I've only used continental on the Honda and the Yamaha always Dunlops. Or is this just the 21 to 17 inch front feel !?

I'm contemplating eventually changing to 19rims, so this interests me !
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #188 on: October 30, 2018, 22:12:30 »
So.... the consensus for highway and "gravel" roads is Conti TKC70 or TA's ??
What seems best for the twisties and longevity??
Not looking for 50/50

P.S.  yes, Jasper is still here (Vara) ...and also riding Ruby Red  (AT)  ;)
I ride the twisties at speed with my TKC70's. They hold on good.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #189 on: October 30, 2018, 23:15:49 »
I ride the twisties at speed with my TKC70's. They hold on good.

No problem on twisties, but on mud IMO...  VCIF_a_008
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #190 on: October 31, 2018, 05:16:28 »
I ride the twisties at speed with my TKC70's. They hold on good.

No problem on twisties, but on mud IMO...  VCIF_a_008
TKC70's are not good in sand or mud in my view, but for tarmac and gravel they do more than OK. I was just answering the question that I have no problems with the TKC70's in the twisties on tarmac.
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Re: AT Tires (a new Bridgestone 50/50)
« Reply #191 on: October 31, 2018, 16:41:44 »
A new tire to test for those who search a 50/50 tire; manufactured by Bridgestone , named Battlax Adventurecross AX41

something like this:



information sheet is here

and a small promotion film (on GS  ::) )

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Re: AT Tires (a new Bridgestone 50/50)
« Reply #192 on: November 02, 2018, 12:17:29 »
A new tire to test for those who search a 50/50 tire; manufactured by Bridgestone , named Battlax Adventurecross AX41

something like this:



information sheet is here

and a small promotion film (on GS  ::) )



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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #193 on: November 05, 2018, 18:04:13 »
You know lately I bought a 2nd mistress and old love of mine from Yamaha, a Fazer 8 to do everyday riding, it is better to me on highways.

So it led me to compare handling capabilities and while the position and ergos are of course totally different, I feel on the Yamaha I am in total control, meaning I can also do crap.
On the Honda, I feel more ease it's less physically engaging, but I also feel a kind of "autopilot" factor, where it takes the lines without me working and sometimes I would rather place the motorcycle myself in turns.

Not sure this is relatable to any of you, but is this a tire brand feel, because I've only used continental on the Honda and the Yamaha always Dunlops. Or is this just the 21 to 17 inch front feel !?

I'm contemplating eventually changing to 19rims, so this interests me !

Do not know you've changed the bike... 8) sure a lot of elements, geometry of the frame, size of the wheels, manufacturer of the tires; an AT can be very different with different tires; so comparing different bike is much difficult; but it's why there is a choice of different models  ;D
took recently a Crossrunner during the AT's revision; and very difficult for me with 17" front wheel; and it was difficult to retrieve the 21" on the first turns ...
So yes each element have its matter , (IMO). And you've to choose which are the best for you  ...
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #194 on: November 05, 2018, 18:09:49 »
Have put some more kils on my anakee wild this WE. Tried twisties roads, and (for instance) not so confident as with TKC70; not so precise in driving turns.
In off road condition obviously perfect; we've ride rocks (not so hard), tracks with a lot of dead leaves and melting snow; I was every time in confidence, bike stay (quietly  ;D ) every time where I want she was; and fabulous traction every time  ...  VCIF_ThumbUp
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