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post #1 of 19 Old 09-23-2006, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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Pirelli Scorpion Sync Tires

110/80/19 & 150/70/17 Pirelli Scorpion Sync's are on the way.

Absolutely no offroad characteristics whatsoever but should be a big improvement for the other 99% of the time I use the bike.
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You're going to have to do what the big boys do and strap some knobbies on the back of the bike and get accustomed to changing them when you hit the dirt. Plus you can use them for hula-hoops at the anal vortex thong chant dance.

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For a track day might be fine, but the Anakee's are what I am sticking with this tire change.

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110/80/19 & 150/70/17 Pirelli Scorpion Sync's are on the way.

Absolutely no offroad characteristics whatsoever but should be a big improvement for the other 99% of the time I use the bike.

Please tell me you're not planning any offroad exploring with those Kevin?




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nah, they're no good for offroad but I've spent less than 1% of my total riding time offroad. The bike has been on the track more than on the dirt. I still have a set of Anakees coming too, I'll put them on for touring / exploring.

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damn, jet, you'll spend more time changing tires than, you know, riding your bike....

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Sorry to dig up this old thread. Kev- how did these tires work out for you? I'm sreious thinking about a set for the 919.

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So far so good. They've lived through a trackday and daily commuting just fine. They're not an offroad tire but then the 919 isn't an offroad bike. They're not my personal first choice for a street tire but that's just my personal choice and is very dependant on the bike and the riding style.

For a 919 that's not doing trackdays I think these tires are just fine so daily riding.

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Mileage wise, how are they holding up? Thanks for the feedback.

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nothing out of the ordinary. Not squaring off enough to mention and I still hit the on & off ramps with determination.

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After seeing the Anakees on Mike, and Jet's bike, I was sure that was going to be the next tire on the Strom. My dealer however, is tempting me with the Metzeler Tourance. He just ordered a set for a KLR, and I was equally impressed with it. Not ready to go with something like the Sync yet, as I still enjoy venturing off-road w/ the Strom. I am stepping up to a V rated tire with this change though. A little less mileage, but the improved traction, and reduced rear wheel hop should be a good trade. So far, I have 8,000 miles on the B-Stone Trail wings.

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I could have gotten 10k out of my Anakees. I took them off at nine becuase of the florida trip. THey squared off noticeably at 7.5K

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James - the Anakees were a last minute decision for me, wanted new tires for the trip and I could get them fast. Tourances would've been my first choice.

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James - the Anakees were a last minute decision for me, wanted new tires for the trip and I could get them fast. Tourances would've been my first choice.
You just like anyting that says Metzler tough guy.

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yep, their chemists are the best in the tire business.

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Aren't Pirelli and Metzeler in cahoots?

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Yes, but I still feel there are differences. Perhaps it's placebo.

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Yes, but I still feel there are differences. Perhaps it's placebo.
Nope, not placebo but that is according to the metzeler guru I spoke with

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I have run these tires for a few thousand miles no problems. They stick pretty well and even did some slow laps at the track. Stuck very well even at knee dragging speeds. The feedback is nothing like race tires or all out side grip. I recommend them to anyone looking for a sport touring tire.

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