Author Topic: 120/100x18 tire  (Read 1176 times)

Guymcfly

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Re: 120/100x18 tire
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2015, 07:36:12 am »
The Mich M12 is a tough tire...used to run them on a 300 exc 2 stroke. I put one on the 690 to try it and had just got it run in when I ripped the valve out of the tube (no rim lock on the rear tire)! Served me right. I didn't have a spare tube with me that day and a patch wasn't going to fix it.

So I rode it home completely flat, 45 miles on the tar, going maybe 30 miles per hour. Was a bloody awful ride but the tire stayed in one piece and could probably be remounted fine. Tough bit of rubber for sure.

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Re: 120/100x18 tire
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2015, 04:54:07 pm »
I am lurking over her e from the 950/990 Adventure forum.  I see you guys are discussing full knobbies in this thread.  But I am wondering what experience has been(on 690s) with the more street oriented dual sport tires which are popular on the bigger KTMs--Heidenau, Mitas, Mefo?  And on a different not, how about a Pirelli MT 43 trials for the rear?  I know from experience they work very well in the dirt and wear like iron on the street.

My apologies just found the other forum and dual sport tire thread.  I'll take it over there.

Thanks
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