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Stock Tires
« on: December 18, 2013, 10:46:27 am »
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Pirelli MT 90/90 R21 54R
Front Tire Speed Rating
54R
Front Tire Width
90
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Pirelli MT 140/80 R18 70R
Rear Tire Speed Rating
70R
Rear Tire Width
140
Tire Brand
Pirelli
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 11:01:12 am »
The stock tires seem ok. However I don't think that the rear will last very long. I am going to try a Mitas E09 next
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 11:47:05 am »
We get Metzeler Sahara 3 of the same size on the 2014 EU model

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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 09:22:16 pm »
I read an interesting review of the stock tires here http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/pirelli-mt21-rallycross-rear-tires; look for 'RustyShovel'.

I am also thinking about the D908 rear.
 
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2014, 08:53:14 pm »
After 1800 miles I had eaten half of that poor rear knobby off my bike.  I ride mostly on the pavement, and so I set about a quest to find the best true enduro tire.  I wound up going with the Heidenau K-60 scout tires.  Those german bastardos don't duck around.  They make a 70/30 rear and a 50/50 rear.  I went with the 50/50.  Supposed to get 9-12 thousand miles off of them.  I have 700 miles on them, and so I can't say much about that.  But I can say these babies stick to the road like glue and still do a very respectable job on trails and gravel.  Can't say I'd go muddin' with them, but with enough Jack Daniels anything is possible.  Should happenstance require a hasty redirection across a cotton field to avoid undesirable legal encounters, then I have complete faith in my K-60s to deliver me from justice.  So if you're orientation is mostly street riding with moderate dirt thrown in, or you may require a spontaneous transition to off-road conditions when the blue lights suddenly appear, then these Heidenau tires are the bomb.  I swear by 'em.
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 07:36:50 am »
On the flip side....   I almost want to try the Teraflex :-)   great big angry tire! 
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014, 04:25:20 pm »
I've used a lot of different brands in my long riding years, never again a Teraflex.  I do not know if they have changed their rubber formula in the past 20 years, but after mounting one on a rice bike in the 80's, I said I'd NEVER own another.  That was a two six pack Saturday.
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2014, 07:53:04 pm »
I've also heard they are death on the highway.  They have the nickname terrorflex.  But they sure look cool!

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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2014, 05:47:57 pm »
MT 21 are the best tires for the 690 IMO if you want the most dirt worthiness without sacrificing performance in other areas.   They are better on and off road then the D606, and last just slightly less...    The Michelin Deserts are a death trap on gravel...and a bit squirrely on pavement. 

I will probably not run anything but MT-21 on mine ever again.  NOT expensive.....so I dont mind changing em at 2500-3000 for a rear.   (that is what I got with 50/50 surface riding on my last one )

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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2014, 09:58:52 am »
My 2010 I picked up in September w/1,600 miles had the original M21s.  The rear was pretty well shot. After another 600 miles, I took it off and mounted a 606 a friend had left with about 15% tread left.  The MT21 rear was a slick at 2,200 miles.  690s are ruff on rear tires.  I have a new tread waiting for the 606 to terminate.  It will be interesting, a Motoz Tractionator:

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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2014, 03:40:43 pm »
Be sure to start a new post when you have feelings one way or the other about the MotoZ's.  A buddy of mine (DrBlackbird) got a set and the jury is still out.  I nearly picked up a set myself, but I decided to try the 908's first and see whether they're over-rated.  I may go with a MotoZ up front once my MT21 becomes too scalloped to use.

The MotoZ's certainly LOOK the part!  I've heard good things...
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2014, 03:42:49 pm »
I went with the D908rr for both the front and rear.

The MT21s were ok, but the rear was gone in 1200 miles for me.  I think I ended up putting on another 100-300 miles or so before I got the 908s mounted.  I'm at around 5500 miles now so even guessing I can say I'm over 3500 miles on the 908s.  The rear is just now looking like the MT21 at 1200 miles.  This is with the same type of riding, in fact I'd say the 908 has had a higher percentage of highway miles on it.

On to the front.  I personally felt as though the MT21 wandered a bit on gravel more than I liked.  So that is why I decided to put a 908 on the front as well.  The 908 looks like a bit like my favorite (discontinued) K777.  Now I definitely like 908 better.  It seems to be planted better, doesn't wander and feels less likely to wash out around gravel corners.  There is one caveat however, I installed the Rally Raid Evo 2 tank set at nearly the same time so the added weight up front could have had as much of an impact on handling as the tire did.

I'll run these tires until they are discontinued as well.  In fact I already have a rear ready to mount when the other one finally wears down.

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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2014, 11:11:48 pm »
I have about 1400 miles on the original M21's and t still they look good. I run about 25 PSI and road handling is good but a bit loos off-road.

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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2015, 02:38:54 pm »
I run a lot of highway miles but like to play hard when I hit the dirt.. So I went thru four sets of tires last year.. 1st the stock MT21.. love how they handle the off road but they wear quickly on the street. They were very worn when I replaced them at 2000 miles. Next was the Kenda Big Block. I was not impressed. seems like it was a better road tire then the MT21 but terrible offroad. I replaced them after 2700 miles & they were quit worn. Next was the Metzeler Karoo 3. This is a much better road tire then either previous & I was pretty happy with its off road ability as well. I got 3400 miles on the 1st rear & 3600 on the 2nd rear. Both could have gone a bit farther. The front still looked fair after 7000 miles. This is the tire for me & I plan to put on another set this winter. They are also dirt cheap. A set can be had for $175.
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2015, 10:36:12 am »
Anyone using the MotoZ tires?    What size rear tire did you get?  I see the 'largest' is 130/90
How does this compare to the 140/80
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