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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #225 on: September 12, 2019, 16:31:00 »
I have been riding a full week with the Bridgestone A41 and really they are great, much more stable on braking can't say if shorter brake distance though.
I'm already at the end side of the tires on both sides, without even trying hard, so it's testament to these tires ability to give you confidence while leaning, on the TA2s a 1cm strip was left that I could never attack. Still never felt the tire letting go anytime, I rode under wet roads and nothing special to report, it hasn't rained enough to really know.
I wouldn't say they are a lot better than my TA2s, but definitely less efforts to lean while still not leaning too fast, I find them to be just right.

But on the first days I would feel my tires slide on sewer plaques, which disappointed me until I checked the tires pressure and honestly I don't know what happened at my dealership... front was at 2.5 bar and rear was at 2.7bar, for solo road riding so WTF !!!?
Put it down to 2.1/2.5 and no more sliding, I'm just wondering now, if I'll scare myself scrapping the pegs  har_scratch.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #226 on: September 12, 2019, 16:46:04 »


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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #227 on: October 15, 2019, 16:49:08 »
Feel as though I've made a big mistake in fitting the Trail Attack 3s , for me they aren't a patch on the Trail Attack2 s the bikes agility has gone and on certain damp road surfaces it slides about like a slidey thing which the TA2s never did ,a 4 day trip in the Scottish Borders put the tyres through most conditions apart from ice and snow, it's as though I've put wooden cart wheels on -- I'm running on Honda pressures at present but I'm planning to experiment with the pressures to try and get some improvement , either that or a trip to my suppliers and get some TA2 s put back on . Not a happy bunny  :'(
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #228 on: October 15, 2019, 21:36:00 »
TCK80 are great, but just 3k km on. I will tell later how long they last.

MITAS E07+ is a disappointment on gravel and durability. I had them now for 7.5K km and they are about to finish... on gravel they are not GOOD!
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #229 on: October 25, 2019, 11:25:28 »
Surely TKC80 is better on gravel and off road as it is a 30/70 tire, instead of E07+ which is 50/50. changed our E07+ after 5200kms before our 8000kms VIM's trip; and put it back before our last Italian trip (after 11000) and it was not so bad, fulfilling its role very well, on Polish and Baltic roads / tracks under every weather. For my poor level, I love the E07+; nice traction in all conditions of terrains but not so wet, and I do  not yet ride sand... So a nice choice for me, and returns about TKC80 on wet tarmac are horrible ... so think I keep this mount in the future (with Anakee wild front ).
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #230 on: October 28, 2019, 10:09:21 »
Anyone tried some continental TA3, I have heard strange reports that they would not be as good as the TA2 were !?

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #231 on: October 28, 2019, 11:41:01 »
Anyone tried some continental TA3, I have heard strange reports that they would not be as good as the TA2 were !?

Feel as though I've made a big mistake in fitting the Trail Attack 3s , for me they aren't a patch on the Trail Attack2 s the bikes agility has gone and on certain damp road surfaces it slides about like a slidey thing which the TA2s never did ,a 4 day trip in the Scottish Borders put the tyres through most conditions apart from ice and snow, it's as though I've put wooden cart wheels on -- I'm running on Honda pressures at present but I'm planning to experiment with the pressures to try and get some improvement , either that or a trip to my suppliers and get some TA2 s put back on . Not a happy bunny  :'(

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #232 on: October 31, 2019, 09:50:13 »
Anyone tried some continental TA3, I have heard strange reports that they would not be as good as the TA2 were !?

Feel as though I've made a big mistake in fitting the Trail Attack 3s , for me they aren't a patch on the Trail Attack2 s the bikes agility has gone and on certain damp road surfaces it slides about like a slidey thing which the TA2s never did ,a 4 day trip in the Scottish Borders put the tyres through most conditions apart from ice and snow, it's as though I've put wooden cart wheels on -- I'm running on Honda pressures at present but I'm planning to experiment with the pressures to try and get some improvement , either that or a trip to my suppliers and get some TA2 s put back on . Not a happy bunny  :'(

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Woops, then it confirms what I heard that's unfortunate I wanted to mount these as the stock Metz on my Tiger, are almost as shitty as the Dunlop were on the AT in the wet, I really don't understand manufacturers manufacturing such shit rain behavior.
Guess I'll go back to my best ever tyres and coincidently the cheapest for my mount now, good old TKC70 !