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Offline Bladerunner99

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50/50 Tyres for 2018 XCA
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:29:35 PM »
I am researching the options for 50/50 tyres for my bike and would appreciate feedback from owners who have experience with these type of tyres on the Tiger 800.  Triumph recommend Karoo 3 and Pirelli Scorpion Rally, I have used Mitas E07 on my previous XCX but would like to explore more options.

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Offline rustynut

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Re: 50/50 Tyres for 2018 XCA
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 03:28:21 PM »
I really liked the E0-7 but it has been discontinued/ changed. The new version is now the E0-7 plus and has many low milage reports on adv.
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Offline Bladerunner99

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Re: 50/50 Tyres for 2018 XCA
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 01:14:52 AM »
Cheers Rusty, I was not aware that the E07 had been updated.  As stated I had them fitted to my XCX but found the steering heavy and hard to turn in, lots of tyre/road noise and the front started to develop cracking at the base of the tread/blocks very early on in their life.  That said they did last well, never let out in the wet and were great off road.

I am leaning towards the Karoo 3 but would like feedback on any other options. 
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Re: 50/50 Tyres for 2018 XCA
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 08:17:21 AM »
There is a good 50/50 tyre test on Adventure bike TV this month. The Karros dont do well. http://www.adventurebiketv.com/

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Re: 50/50 Tyres for 2018 XCA
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 10:04:51 AM »
Tyres lol the best subject, my favourite is Heidenau k60 scout they are nearly a 50/50 but the solid centre line on the rear probably makes them more a 55/45 but that gives you excellent mileage 10,000+miles from front and rear while still giving some off road grip, good in the wet to and a very solid tyre if you are carrying a lot of luggage or pillion
 
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Re: 50/50 Tyres for 2018 XCA
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 10:44:51 AM »
Hi Matthew here in the South Island of New Zealand, bike is XCA, as per other adventure riders (KTM BMW Africa Twin etc) here in NZ been running sets of TKC 80 front and Mitas EO7, now on the EO7 plus, not as sure EO7 plus rear to prior Mitas EO7. Hint I have not yet rubbed the foot pegs as per previous std EO7 TKC combo. EO7 plus rear has a differant rolled radius that I am still coming to terms with. Before going to TKC/Mitas had 2 x sets Heidie's if you want the km Heidie OK, risk is they are hard in fact a very hard compound on the rear, made it far too scary in the wet and some our road conditions. The front Heidie always felt safe in all conditions. If rain not issue consider Heidie, however the Mitas rear is at least a 1/3rd or more cheaper here, so possibly km$ great. Being sure footed is No1 priority. Did a "Have a Go Day" at a track earlier in the year on TKC80 Mitas EO7 while I was often beaten on the straights due to lack of top end speed, I was having to button off through the corners and sit behind slower standard bikes. Once I got a lead into the corners I was away, pulling away on every corner.Elicited some very funny comments from others such look his is riding on ...F tractor tyres, how does that work? Going to plan will take a training day again soon to understand the newer EO7 plus boundaries, the rust on the pegs stops needs removing. Cheers Matt

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Re: 50/50 Tyres for 2018 XCA
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 11:44:46 AM »
Thank you to all for the feedback.  :152:

I am interested to hear from anyone who has tried the Karoo's
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Re: 50/50 Tyres for 2018 XCA
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 09:38:47 PM »
I am in the same situation Bladerunner99.

I am itching to change out the factory tires so i can head off road. The reviews i have seen of the Karoo 3's look pretty decent. Seeing as they were the only 50/50 shown on the Triumph compatible tire list i was going to give them a try. The only hang up i have is they appear to be only available in the tubeless version. So is Triumph recommending running tubes in a tubeless tire? I have emailed them about it and have no received a reply yet. My backup would be K60's, but they were a little bit disappointing on my last bike.


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Re: 50/50 Tyres for 2018 XCA
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2018, 02:02:45 AM »
Check out the Avon Trekriders (not the Trailriders they are 90/10).
If they are anything like the Trailriders they will be a great 50/50 tyre.

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Re: 50/50 Tyres for 2018 XCA
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2018, 02:18:13 AM »
Has anybody tried the MotoZ gps. Intriuging, but spendy.
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