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02-27-2015 03:00 PM
Speedflyer I concur
06-06-2012 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Paper View Post
If that's the case. Michelin Anakees..

Stick like glue all the time, great wear, and less cupping..
I get 12,000 miles and even wear out of Avon gripsters.
06-06-2012 07:18 AM
lazyguy They are made by Metzeler, Tourance or tourance EXP never tried the EXP but I hear they don't last as long as the original Tourance which I was talking about.
06-05-2012 10:10 PM
terry_1956
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I have a set of tires arriving at work tomorrow, and they're way out of my normal favorites..
I've got a 2 week trip on the R1200GS planned in August, wandering Utah, WY, MT, and perhaps into the Canadian Rockies..

I've ordered a set of Dunlop TR91's for the trip.. I'm going to spoon them on before leaving and hope they'll last the two weeks.. I could be looking at 7-8000 miles during the trip, and that sounds to be about the life span of these tires.. Fingers crossed...

Just curious, what part of WY?
06-05-2012 10:04 PM
wnc/mtn=klr
brand ?

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Anyone run Tourance tires? had them on my BMW and where great wet or dry OK on dirt also. But to put them on the KLR with new tubes and tires only, they are over $300 big ones. Hell of a tire though and last the longest of any tires I've ever run.
hey ,,, what brand?? never heard of tourance...???
$300 for a pair..right??
06-05-2012 06:18 PM
lazyguy Anyone run Tourance tires? had them on my BMW and where great wet or dry OK on dirt also. But to put them on the KLR with new tubes and tires only, they are over $300 big ones. Hell of a tire though and last the longest of any tires I've ever run.
06-01-2012 11:06 AM
orphanmonkey Thanks for your input my friend. I bought some Michelins annakee 2 going to give them a rip and see what happens.
06-01-2012 05:39 AM
Bucket69 Sounds like a great test...and an awesome trip.
05-31-2012 10:11 PM
Paper I have a set of tires arriving at work tomorrow, and they're way out of my normal favorites..
I've got a 2 week trip on the R1200GS planned in August, wandering Utah, WY, MT, and perhaps into the Canadian Rockies..

I've ordered a set of Dunlop TR91's for the trip.. I'm going to spoon them on before leaving and hope they'll last the two weeks.. I could be looking at 7-8000 miles during the trip, and that sounds to be about the life span of these tires.. Fingers crossed...

05-31-2012 09:42 PM
SRTeric I spooned trail attacks onto my 08 about 1k miles ago. The bike had worn distanzias on it when i got it. The distanzias did ok in light off roading and i could throw chunks with the rear in my buddies yard.
The trail attacks seem to be a much more road-oriented tire. They are much more nimble and they are surprisingly sticky. Peg dragging is no issue with them. The front has no visible wear at 1k miles, and the rear has just worn through the center of the 'conti attack' that is stamped into the tread. I run them 35-38 psi.
I decided on the trail attacks because i kept reading that the bmw guys were routinely getting 10k miles out of a rear. Now that the klr will be the daily commuter back and forth to the mine (40 mile round trip), i wanted a good street tire that could go through light terrain but would get good mileage.
So far, so good, and id recommend them for commuting.
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