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Offline Crobot

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New Offroad Tyres for Tiger 800 XC 2011
« on: October 25, 2020, 10:33:32 PM »
Hello Everybody, I am new here.  I am thinking of getting some offroad tyres for my bike. I see you can get mixed for offroad and road use.  If I get sometthing like 80/20 in favour for offroad are there any disadvantanges apart from wear? Which tyres are best for me please. Im in Northampton UK Thanks.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2020, 10:37:39 PM by Crobot »

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Re: New Offroad Tyres for Tiger 800 XC 2011
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 04:54:02 AM »
Depending how off-road you want, Motoz have a couple of options you could try.
Take a look at this
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I had Motoz GPS on my Tiger 800 and Motoz Rallz on my Scrambler. Currently giving Dunlop Trailmax Mission a try on my 900. Very happy with all of them. The Rallz are perhaps better off road but still incredible grip (and mileage) on road.
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Re: New Offroad Tyres for Tiger 800 XC 2011
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 07:44:21 PM »
Thanks Aussie Tiger, I think there is only 1 place that sells the Motoz in the uk and they arent both in stock.  I watched the video and there is a lot to choose from there.  I think I might go for the Bridgestone Ax41s as he rates them as well priced and good performance.

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Re: New Offroad Tyres for Tiger 800 XC 2011
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 11:57:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by Crobot [+]
I am thinking of getting some offroad tyres for my bike. I see you can get mixed for offroad and road use.  If I get sometthing like 80/20 in favour for offroad are there any disadvantanges apart from wear? Which tyres are best for me please. Im in Northampton UK Thanks.

Am I reading that right, you want 80% off road, 20% on road? You'd be looking at Enduro tyres for that mix in UK with our mud & slippy Limestone. I use an old school traillie for off road, best I've used for life is Dunlop Geomax or Metz Unicross. Maybe less than 2k miles from them on a T800. Worst for wear were Bridgestone gritty & worst on tarmac were Mich AC10's, positively dangerous.

Good luck & let us know how you get on with whatever you choose.
 
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Re: New Offroad Tyres for Tiger 800 XC 2011
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 12:38:37 PM »
Have a look at Mitas.co.uk
Good range of choices, used on my drz400 and tiger, imo good grip, good value. E08 or E09
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Re: New Offroad Tyres for Tiger 800 XC 2011
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 01:31:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Am I reading that right, you want 80% off road, 20% on road? You'd be looking at Enduro tyres for that mix in UK with our mud & slippy Limestone. I use an old school traillie for off road, best I've used for life is Dunlop Geomax or Metz Unicross. Maybe less than 2k miles from them on a T800. Worst for wear were Bridgestone gritty & worst on tarmac were Mich AC10's, positively dangerous.

Good luck & let us know how you get on with whatever you choose.

I was more looking at disadvantages of getting them. Ideally I want to go on road and have fun offroad occasionally but I hate sliding about on these road tyres that I currently have. I bought the 150/70 R17 Bridgestone 69Q AX41 rear tyre (50/50) this morning for 88 off ebay. Will get the front tyre from a different place as they were expensive for the front one.  I understand they may wear quicker but it seemed fairly cheap.  How many miles do you think I'll get out of them?

I was also thinking of getting a spare set of wheels but they are crazy expensive to buy.

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Re: New Offroad Tyres for Tiger 800 XC 2011
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 01:37:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by pme [+]
Have a look at Mitas.co.uk
Good range of choices, used on my drz400 and tiger, imo good grip, good value. E08 or E09

They are a good price thanks. I wish I had seen this before I bought the Bridgestones.  They did get a good score in video that Aussie tiger put up though. I could actually buy the fron tyre from them though. What do you think about mixing brands?
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Re: New Offroad Tyres for Tiger 800 XC 2011
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 01:44:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crobot [+]
I bought the 150/70 R17 Bridgestone 69Q AX41 rear tyre (50/50) this morning for 88 off ebay. Will get the front tyre from a different place as they were expensive for the front one.  I understand they may wear quicker but it seemed fairly cheap.  How many miles do you think I'll get out of them?

No idea on mileage for them, never used 50/50 types. The most road biased tyres I've used on a Traillie were MT21's, they weren't good in mud but did about 4k miles. Mind, I'm talking a 108kg traillie with 20bhp, nothing like the power & weight of a T800.
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Re: New Offroad Tyres for Tiger 800 XC 2011
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 04:18:52 PM »
I am running tourance on the front and mitas terre force? on the back, no problems. On my small enduro bikes used whatever and it was never an issue. Worst combo was the oem front on the tiger, cross ply version, white line chaser, replaced it with radial version, total transformation, enjoyed the first ride so much that when i got back i remembered why i had gone out, to see if the radial was better!!! Amazing
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Re: New Offroad Tyres for Tiger 800 XC 2011
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2020, 06:08:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crobot [+]
What do you think about mixing brands?

I've been using a Mefo Explorer front with a Mitas E07 rear for years. IMHO they're superb and cheap compared to other stuff like the Tractionators. A set for 130? What's not to like? And the bonus is that a set will last 10K miles because the rear is dual compound so it resists squaring off.
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