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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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New to this scooter and looking for tires

Hi All,

I just picked up a 17' ADV R and I love it! I rode a few hundred miles of road as well as dirt and it's all I hoped it to be... other than the rear tire the previous owner installed. It's got a Mitas EO7 and from my research, it's a very hard compound. So much so in fact, that all I do is spin the rear tire when attempting to wheelie. I've reduced the pressure significantly, but still not what I'm looking for. I have far softer tires on the Super Duke R, as well as Dunlop 606s on my DR650/790. You can wheelie those bikes for miles.

I'm new to the adventure bikes and was hoping someone could recommend a set of tires that was soft enough for hooliganism yet decent enough off road. I'm not doing anything crazy like trying to take Graham Jarvis' job from him, so just something where I can have some more fun with this amazing bike as opposed to a tire that will likely outlive my 51 year old body!

P.S. I've played with the modes as well as traction control settings, but to no avail. I'm well acquainted with them as they're very similar to my Super Duke R.

Thanks in advance!!!

Andy

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 05:40 PM
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Hey hey, Welcome!!

I'd go back to the original TKC80's for some soft rubber. I do miss mine, but I'm getting used to the Shinkos.
I'm also looking forward to more reviews on the new Dunlop TrailMax Mission 50/50's.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 06:28 PM
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TKC 70 Rear and 80 Front is a good combo. Soft compound but won't be gone in 2500 miles like the TKC 80 on the rear.

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Hi All,

I just picked up a 17' ADV R and I love it! I rode a few hundred miles of road as well as dirt and it's all I hoped it to be... other than the rear tire the previous owner installed. It's got a Mitas EO7 and from my research, it's a very hard compound. So much so in fact, that all I do is spin the rear tire when attempting to wheelie. I've reduced the pressure significantly, but still not what I'm looking for. I have far softer tires on the Super Duke R, as well as Dunlop 606s on my DR650/790. You can wheelie those bikes for miles.

I'm new to the adventure bikes and was hoping someone could recommend a set of tires that was soft enough for hooliganism yet decent enough off road. I'm not doing anything crazy like trying to take Graham Jarvis' job from him, so just something where I can have some more fun with this amazing bike as opposed to a tire that will likely outlive my 51 year old body!

P.S. I've played with the modes as well as traction control settings, but to no avail. I'm well acquainted with them as they're very similar to my Super Duke R.

Thanks in advance!!!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tip and the welcome! I only wish Dunlop offered the 606 tires for this bike. They are great off road, and stick to the asphalt waaaaaaaaaay better than any knobby has any right to! I've been running those on my DR650/790 for several years now... and that bike will wheelie anywhere

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-2019, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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What about the Mitas E 09 Dakar? Is that a little softer than the standard E 09? It looks a lot more aggressive for off road

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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I just ordered Motoz Rallz Tractionator front and rear!
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OK, these tires are fantastic!!! They grip far better than one would expect or even have the right to hope for on the road, considering their aggressive knobs. I haven't done anything extensive in the dirt yet, but so far, so great!!!!!!

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2019, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: I rode 120+ street miles and some dirt today. Fantastic tires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

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