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April 25, 2013, 12:39:01 AMReply #195 on

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I have conti twinduro's on right now. I live on Vancouver Island and there's too many logging roads to explore without some tread under you! The rear is going to need replacing in the next month or so and I've decided on a kenda big block. Any comments would be appreciated. I like the conti's but the kenda is 1/2 the price and I've had good luck with them on my transalp.
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April 29, 2013, 09:54:42 PMReply #196 on

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You might want to check the load rating, the Girly is a bit heavieTransalp.
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July 30, 2013, 04:17:59 PMReply #197 on

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I have been looking at tyres recently and being new to the DS riding I was wondering what everyones favorite tyre was?  Best mileage?  Best tubes?  And of course what to stay away from!
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July 30, 2013, 04:18:47 PMReply #198 on

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Forgot to ask if anyone is using Metz Karoo 3 tyres?  They look the business!!!!

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I've just had my bike MOT'd and pick up a nail on the way, the tyre has about 3 mm on it so may repair and am looking for replacement, I've always run Anakee 2's but am seriously looking at the 3's, always liked the 2's though.

cheers Spud  :thumbsup

July 30, 2013, 05:33:58 PMReply #200 on

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Me , I like round ones with tread still left on them the best  :ImaPoser

July 31, 2013, 12:55:10 AMReply #201 on

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Well said Mustang! Such a subjective topic.

For mainly paved stuff I like the feel of the Tourances.

For my current mix of paved and unpaved stuff I like the K60 Heidis. The mileage is not great but they are a good all round tire. 
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July 31, 2013, 04:35:48 AMReply #202 on

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For my current mix of paved and unpaved stuff I like the K60 Heidis. The mileage is not great but they are a good all round tire.

Interesting!  What was the mileage on a rear for you?

September 17, 2013, 10:50:48 PMReply #203 on

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I have conti twinduro's on right now. I live on Vancouver Island and there's too many logging roads to explore without some tread under you! The rear is going to need replacing in the next month or so and I've decided on a kenda big block. Any comments would be appreciated. I like the conti's but the kenda is 1/2 the price and I've had good luck with them on my transalp.

Recroy, what did you end up buying?

And where are you on the Island? I'm in Victoria.
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October 09, 2013, 05:45:15 AMReply #204 on

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For my current mix of paved and unpaved stuff I like the K60 Heidis. The mileage is not great but they are a good all round tire.

Interesting!  What was the mileage on a rear for you?

About 6-8000ks HH. That seems pretty poor I know but the bike was either heavily laden 120k+ touring, two up or smashing along the rocks on fast unpaved roads for much of that.
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October 09, 2013, 01:10:00 PMReply #205 on

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Anakee 3's just fitted to my 955i. Stunning tyre

cheers Spud  :thumbsup

October 21, 2013, 11:43:51 AMReply #206 on

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Put some Anakee 3s on last Thursday as the shop were out of 2s, done about 400 miles since then and already love them. They really stick well wet or dry on the road, havent tried them off road.

Only thing for me will be how quickly they square off and how long they last overall. Just got 14k miles out of my last anakee 2 rear and 20+k out of the pilot road on the front!
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January 18, 2014, 12:24:11 AMReply #207 on

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Just ordered a set of Tourance NEXTs. I was looking for a more road-oriented replacement for the existing older Tourances on Stanley.

I will be attempting the tubed to tubeless conversion procedure when I get them.

17 February: The tyres were nice to work with and the tubeless conversion went very well. Now I have to wait until Spring to try them out.
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March 21, 2014, 09:10:18 AMReply #208 on

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...but it is tyre time.  I'm thinking of something 100% road-oriented for the steamer this time, lots of grip.

Any suggestions?

March 21, 2014, 03:32:38 PMReply #209 on

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Just put a pair of Tourance NEXTs on Stanley. About as road oriented as you can get for an 'adventure touring' tyre. OEM on BMWs now, which is very telling. And they come in the exact sizes for a Steamer.
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