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post #1 of 14 Old 01-24-2007, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Totally hypothetical situation...

If I wanted to drive up Pike's Peak, and I only had the 919, what tires would I use? If later I decided to travel to Alaska, and wanted to visit the Arctic Ocean, would I want to use the same tires, or move to something else? Is there a tire that would do both well? This is also assuming a new dual purpose will not make it to the stable in the next couple of years.

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-24-2007, 01:34 PM
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I have a Strom you can borrow.

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I have a Strom you can borrow.
When can I pick it up? Do you mind if I bring it back with a few thousand more miles on it?

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You give me a time, and i'll coordinate my vacation. I have alot of family in Waco, Whitney, Ft.Worth area, so we'll just exchange on I-35 somewhere. Give me an estimate of mileage, and i'll try not to scrape the pegs off the 9'er.

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Seriously, I looked at all the major Mfr's, and this is the best I could come up with for an all-purpose tire in your size.
http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire...tire.asp?id=93

I went through Michelin, Metzeler, Pirelli, and finally Dunlop. You might try Avon, and Continental as well.

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Pirelli Scorpion Sync

The D616 is decent however I would go with the Pirelli Scorpion Sync. This aggressive tire is made for the 919 and will fit right in with your travel plans.
http://www.americanmototire.com/inde...rget=d117.html


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Thanks for the link Mike. I think that's the best price I've seen for those tires. That's probably what I am going to end up with.

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Your welcome. One of our members has a set on his Aprilia Tuono. They have seen track days and agressive street riding without missing a beat. Mileage wise they are holding up very well on his big twin.

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I didn't even see the Sync listed on Pirelli's site.

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I've run Pilot Powers on a RC51 down rough dirt/rock/gravel logging roads. Gravel is OK, (it's like a wet road), dirt's not great and rock is not great also but it's possible.

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I didn't even see the Sync listed on Pirelli's site.
Here's the link:

http://www.us.pirelli.com/web/catalo...riding-style-2

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Man, if you are heading up to AK, you had better plan on putting on a big belly pan so that all that gravel doesn't chew through your exhaust and engine. Tires are the least of your problems. All they can do is blow out.

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Yeah, that's right. Rig up a good belly pan. I'd use slightly more aggressive, off road biased tires for the trips you mentioned however. When you're waaaaaayy out there, and you hit some snow, mud, whatever, it'd be nice to have beefier meats to claw your way out with, especially with a heavy, street bike like that.

The new KTM 950 Enduro (whatever it's called) is VERY kick ass and would be perfect, tires and everything. You may need to pack a gas can or get a larger fuel tank though. Anybody got the link to that KICK ASS new KTM 950 Enduro???

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Try ADVrider.com. More KTM pics that you can handle.

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